Posts in "fitness business"

Online Coaching Is NOT Easier

There’s a common theme I’ve seen gaining traction amongst fitness professionals of late – mostly from the young bucks out there, but from some experienced trainers too – stating something to the effect of “online or distance coaching is easy.” Easy? Easy. Pffffffft, riiiiiiggggghhhhtttt. Beating an eight year old in a game of H.O.R.S.E is… Read more

0 to 50 Clients: Four Lessons I Learned

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Syracuse, NY based coach and personal trainer, Ricky Kompf. He covers a topic I believe every up and coming fitness professional can commiserate with, but more importantly learn from: How to get more clients. Enjoy.   0 to 50 Clients: Four Lessons I Learned Even though I have been… Read more

3 Tips For Personal Trainer Personal Development

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of good friend and Jedi strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Many don’t know this, but Todd was one of the people who encouraged me most when I was thinking about leaving Cressey Sports Performance and going off on my own. He’s a no-bullshitter and someone who tells it like it is…. Read more

Want More Clients? Maybe Consider the Following. Or Not. Whatever.

I don’t envy new trainers and coaches coming into the industry. Today’s market is so saturated with gimmicks, tomfoolery, and bluster, everyone vying for everyone else’s attention, a total shit-show, that it’s become increasingly more challenging to give advice. Most of what I have to say falls on deaf ears because, well, what I have… Read more

Fitness Industry Survival Tips

Surviving in the fitness industry is tough. Now, granted, this isn’t The Revenant…we don’t need to worry about wrestling grizzly bears or anything. But it is pretty cut-throat out there and the one’s who “survive,” and do well, are the ones who can separate themselves from the masses. Today’s guest post by strength coach Travis… Read more

Why an Online Training Business Might be Right For You (and 3 mistakes when building one)

I have a special treat for you today. Jon Goodman, the Godfather of online training, emailed me to ask if he could write a guest post for the site. I was like, “does Dolly Parton sleep on her back? Of course you can.” Jon knows online training and he’s painstakingly built one of the best… Read more

The Pros and Cons of Online Training

I started utilizing distance coaching back in 2005 before “distance coaching” was a thing. Hell, Facebook was barely a thing at that point in time, but I managed to survive. Come to think of it I didn’t get my first cell phone or laptop until 2006, so it’s any wonder how I was able to… Read more

Credentials: What They Mean and What They Don’t

People should be proud of their credentials. I am of mine: Tony Gentilcore, CSCS, FMS, OPP (down with it). You earn what you earn. No one can take them from you. However, what do they really mean? Do they mean you know more than someone else or carry more expertise? Do they allow you to… Read more