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Personal Trainer Prep: 3 Questions a New Client Will Likely Ask You

You’d be forgiven for assuming that each and every professional working in the health and fitness industry today was of the same caliber, but you’d also be very wrong indeed. In reality, the differences can be night and day which for clients and customers can mean the difference between fast results and no results at all. So with this in mind, here are three questions clients are more than likely to ask any prospective personal trainer before they agree to sign up: What Qualifications do You Possess? Qualifications often amount to no more than words on paper, but in this [...]

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Want to Work With The Disabled? There’s A Certification For That!

Inclusiveness Means Everyone If you want to work directly with the disabled or your fitness club could grow by catering to the disabled as a market niche, there’s a certification that enables you to do just that. It’s the Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer certification, which was developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, in collaboration with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. It’s About Helping People I’m sure you’d agree that, as a fitness trainer or gym owner, it never hurts to have additional tools in your toolbox. You really will benefit if you can cater [...]

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Gym Management Systems for Dummies

As a gym owner, health club operator, or as a freelance personal trainer, without a doubt, one or more of the following questions crosses your mind daily... How much personal training did our Brentwood gym sell last week? Who is the top grossing salesperson at our Freemont club? How did our Spring Valley team perform against their goals last month? How much EFT do we need to set up at our Downtown club to hit our goal this month? Which one of our health clubs is selling the most annual membership agreements? How much EFT did we set up yesterday? [...]

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Unusual & Effective Fitness Equipment

Unusual fitness equipment has its advantages in both attracting new customers to your fitness business and retaining current members. Encouraging New Gym Goers Join Your Gym When new customer walks through your door that has never had a gym membership, emphasize why the variety of your gym equipment is important to their overall fitness regimen. Inform them that gym equipment is scientifically designed to ensure that when you use it, you are actually burning more calories as well as increasing the strength in your muscles. The reason why personal trainers and fitness instructors emphasize the use of the equipment is [...]

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This Month’s Buzz Words: “Small Group Training”

We all know that fitness plays a very important role in our daily lives. It helps to maintain our health and keeps our bodies immune to fight off diseases and illness. Physical fitness is important for those who are suffering from obesity and other weight related problems. Joining a health club is great way of losing weight and improving your health because health clubs specialize in providing the necessary training and weight reduction activities that will help you stay healthy and fit. One recent trend that has started to build up a lot of buzz within the health club industry [...]

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Let The Trend Be Your Friend With Special Populations

As an owner or operator of a fitness center you’re probably going to find in the near future that your clientele will include more members of special populations. By this I mean groups such as seniors and people with fitness and diet related health issues. These are growing segments of the population and there is a market to be found by catering to their needs. Start With Special Population Certified Trainers The reason special populations are distinct categories; separate from your average gym member is that they start from such a delicate level of health. They need to work with [...]

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Client Retention through Motivation

It is no secret that without motivation, it is hard for any exercise program to survive. Although there are many factors that go into the longevity and success of your personal-training business, one of the main factors that this post will focus on is your ability to motivate your clients. As you are probably familiar with yourself, motivation is not a simple task and requires a great deal of commitment, time, energy, and thought. When you are responsible for motivating another person, you have to still bear in mind yourself. As a personal trainer, there are two people that have [...]

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How to Adequately Prepare Your Fitness Business for a Grand Opening

Fitness facilities generally involve a large amount of investment in the beginning and high maintenance costs throughout. On top of this, keeping up with the competition in terms of technology and training is another expense. Returns come much after this chunk of money is being fueled into the heart and soul of the business. What this implies is that you must have a great start to break-even as soon as possible. Your facility deserves a huge opening so that people know that a lot of effort and money has been put into a project for their benefit. Here are some [...]

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How Health Club Trainers Can Be Effective Motivators

People accomplish a lot of things if they are motivated enough. But the question is how to motivate them to that level. It begins with an optimistic and positive attitude along with a strong belief system. If your clients come with a belief that they can do something, they are most likely actually do it and feel better about themselves. But then, there are always those who do not have the right mindset. The survival of your health club business, to a large extent, depends on how you change their mindset and set them on the right track. This would [...]

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Why It’s Important for Fitness Centers to Hire Trainers with “Special Populations Certification”

The US, in recent times, has seen an increase in population that suffers from heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and other such longstanding health conditions. There is also a rising need for health programs that are cost effective and help in Medicare qualifications of adults. All these factors have given birth to a new branch in fitness learning called specialized populations training. The certification is usually structured in collaboration with healthcare experts and enables the fitness trainers to work with individuals with diverse fitness and health needs. These specialized trainers become distinguishable in the fitness industry by being able to [...]

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