Posts in "fitness 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

Coach and Grow Rich: A Simple Plan For Debt Destruction

Most people – but especially fitness professionals – are boneheads (or dare I say: dumbbells) when it comes to financial savviness and literacy. It’s just a topic we’re never taught. Ever. Most fit pros have more knowledge in how to transcribe their latest Reels video into Klingon than understanding the difference between a SEP and… Read more

Coach and Grow Rich

Fitness professionals are reticent to talk about money. Part of this is because it’s a topic we’re not taught. Ever. I don’t recall the “Financial Savviness” or “SEP IRA” chapter in my NSCA textbook. Too, partly, I think we’ve been programmed to think that we’re “selling out” if we bring up money or that we’d… 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 Exercise.com 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

6 Reasons to Consider the Semi-Private Training Model

I started my career as a personal trainer back in 2002. To give a little perspective on how long ago that was: Joe Millionaire was one of the top-rated television shows that year. The standard reaction to anyone requesting almond milk was one of two things: 1) a cold, blank stare into the abyss or… Read more

A Cliff Notes Albeit Honest Guide to Successful Presenting in the Fitness Industry

I’m a little over a week removed from two workshops I did in Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia. That’s in Canada for the geographically challenged. One was a four-hour shindig on shoulder assessment at the downtown Equinox in  Vancouver for a team of their trainers. The second event took place in Victoria, on Vancouver Island… Read more

The Importance of Client Retention

In today’s day and age being a personal trainer runs somewhere in the spectrum of one of the most rewarding careers out there and a dumpster fire. The latter comes into play often, especially when you work in a large commercial gym where you’re one of dozens of trainers vying for everyone’s attention (and wallets)…. Read more