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Operation Organization

August 31, 2005

Synergistic Systems
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Operation Organization
Don’t wait for spring to make a clean sweep of your working environment! If someone peered into your car, file cabinets, kitchen pantry, laundry room or closet, what would they assume about you? Would they guess that you are always in a hurry, loaded down with too much stuff and barely holding your act together in the public eye? Or …

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A Guide to Lifestyle Coaching

June 30, 2005

For several years the growing field of coaching has been receiving a lot of publicity. In the fitness arena, through IDEA articles and conferences, you have been reading and hearing specifically about lifestyle or wellness coaching. Are you wondering whether coaching is an area you should branch into for career longevity and variety? Personally, I have found coaching very rewarding and re…

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Creating Effective Systems

May 31, 2005

Synergistic Systems
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Creating Effective Systems
Gain more time, focus and energy with streamlined processes for work and home. Current Time: 6:35 AM Required Time of Departure: 6:30 AM “Where in the heck are my keys! Honey, have you seen my car keys? Oh, I hate it when I do this!” The adrenaline is coursing through your veins and your stress is quickly soaring. You are already…

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Surviving a Job Termination

May 31, 2005

You never dreamed it would happen to you. You thought you were an outstanding fitness professional. You crunched numbers, worked to create great fitness programs and served your clients well. However, your supervisor thought you were doing an inadequate job, or your company was feel…

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Face Your Finances

March 31, 2005

Reinvigoration Strategies
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Face Your Finances
Create a winning budget to gain control of your money– and life. During one of my presentations at the IDEA Personal Trainer Summit…

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Crawl Out of Your Comfort Zone

January 31, 2005

Reinvigoration Strategies
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Crawl Out of Your Comfort Zone
It’s easy if you learn new skills and create a goal strategy. One of our greatest challenges as fitness professionals is to keep our passion alive. We give, encourage, inspire, motivate and challenge our clients and then desperately need to recharge and refuel ourselves so that we can continue to Inspire the World to Fi…

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Extreme Attitude Makeover

October 31, 2004

In our last two columns, we discussed
the importance of molding your personal vision and purpose into a mission that
reflects your values. This revamping of who you are and where you want to go in life and business can be reinvigorating. However, one of the most critical elements to leading a successful life lies in having a positive attitude.

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Staying Centered During the Holidays

October 31, 2004

My childhood memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas are warm and happy. I loved the special food, the time off from school and just being with my entire family laughing and playing games. My brother and I got the biggest kick out of setting up his race car track and then trying to run each other’s cars off the road. We laughed until we cried!

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Extreme Attitude Makeover

October 31, 2004

Reinvigoration Strategies
By Kay Cross, MEd

Extreme Attitude Makeover

GIVING THANKS
Here are some practical tips on how to develop a keen sense of gratitude in your daily life: …

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Capitalizing on a Reduced Schedule

August 31, 2004

Has your schedule suddenly opened up? If you are a group exercise instructor, perhaps the number of classes you teach has been reduced; or, as a personal trainer, maybe you have lost a couple of clients who have moved away, gone on vacation or simply decided to exercise on their own. Now you find the hours of your day, once jam-packed with work, stretching endlessly before you.

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Molding a Mighty Mission

August 31, 2004

Reinvigoration Strategies
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Molding a Mighty Mission
C r a f t i n g a pu r po s e a nd m is s i on s t a t e m e nt c a n he l p y ou a t t a i n y ou r v i s i on a n d r e in v i go r a t e your career.

Reinvigorating your business requires that you examine where you are now and envision where you want to be in the future. Crafting a purpose and mission enables you to turn …

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Breathe New Life Into Your Business

May 31, 2004

Reinvigoration Strategies
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Breathe New Life Into Your Business
Reignite your enthusiasm for your career by creating a new vision for your company. After a number of years in personal training, many trainers find themselves in need of renewal and reinvigoration. Burnout–due to boredom, stagnation and lack of personal balance–is common even among the most seasoned professional…

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