Posts in "business"

8 Career Traps For Personal Trainers to Avoid

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Virginia based personal trainer, Detric Smith. In case the title doesn’t give it away, there’a a bevy of sage advice below geared toward fitness professionals on common things that can (not always) derail career advancement. HINT: Not listed: Male pattern baldness and big biceps…;o)  This is a great read… Read more

Maintaining a Sense of Calm and Comfort: How Fitness Professionals Can Serve Their Clients Amidst the Chaos

The world has changed. I’ve joked about the impending “zombie apocalypse” for years now. And while zombies are fake and don’t exist (except they 100% do), what we’re all currently experiencing with the COVID-19 outbreak is very much real and very much scary. The entire world is being held hostage to the unknown. At least… Read more

2 More Ways to Stand Out With Integrity in an Industry That Has Little

Last week my friend and colleague, Jill Coleman, wrote a wonderful piece titled “8 Ways to Stand Out With Integrity  in an Industry That Has Little.” You can check it out HERE. I thought it was the bees knees…and 1) I’m sorry for using the phrase “bees knees,” and 2) I shared it here on… Read more

Dangers of the Discount Trainer

There’s no shortage of topics to debate in today’s world. Keto vs. CICO? How to best tackle the issue of healthcare? Is Pluto a planet? I don’t have a horse in the race on any of the above, except: Keto zealots are the worst. We need to be more PROACTIVE than REACTIVE with regards to… Read more

Should You Follow Your Passion into Starting a Fitness Business?

Note From TG: I am passionate about a lot of things: 90’s hip-hop My wife’s butt Tickle fights…to name a few. I have yet, however, to follow my “passion” in any of those things and attempt to make a career out of them. There’s a facade in today’s society where we put on our rose… Read more

How Being Radically Candid Can Transform Your Fitness Business and Client Relationships

Wow – do I have a treat for everyone today. Best selling author and founder & CEO, Joel Ohman, is in the house today with a stellar guest post on “radical candidness,” and how it can make you a better, more successful personal trainer and human. Enjoy! How Being Radically Candid Can Transform Your… Read more

Remember That Time I Said I Never Wanted to Open a Gym?

Some of you may recall an article I wrote years ago, not long after I left Cressey Sports Performance, where I demonstrably stated I would never want to open a gym on my own. For those who need their memory jogged – or for those who missed it altogether – you can check it out… Read more

5 Things You Can Do Today to Retain Clients

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most savvy business person. I likely wouldn’t be able to tell you my P & L breakdown for the month of September, I probably wouldn’t be able to tell you how many sessions I completed in June, and I assuredly, still, would need a few seconds to… Read more