Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    4 Ways to Build Trust with Clients as a Certified Personal Trainer


    Having a killer marketing strategy is important for turning leads into prospects, but what turns potential clients into long-term ones? Trust.

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    Tips on Setting Personal Trainer Goals for Clients | AFPA Fitness

    Personal trainers bring a wealth of knowledge to every client interaction, from conveying proper form to emphasizing injury prevention to relaying the latest fitness techniques. One of the best skills they offer, though, is the ability to help clients set meaningful, realistic goals that help them see progress during every step of a fitness journey.

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    How to Teach a Spin Class: Techniques, Equipment, & More

    Whether you're an avid spinner, or you're in the market for a new career path, one of the most desirable aspects of becoming a fitness instructor is the ability to focus each day on helping your clients meet their health and fitness goals (and of course, having fun in the process!).

    So what's the recipe for delivering an unparalleled indoor cycling experience? Let's start with the basics—what you need in order to get certified.

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    7 Ways to Build Your Part-Time Wellness Consultant Business

    You decided to take your passion for wellness and turn it into an endeavor that will enrich others—congrats on taking that major step!

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    How to Perfect Your Nutrition Consultant Bio to Win More Clients

    It’s that time of year when a lot of people start thinking about losing weight, improving their diet, and making better lifestyle choices. So what happens when someone decides they’re ready to get help to make better food choices?

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    How to Build a Successful Nutrition Consulting Business

    Specializing in nutrition consulting as a career can be hugely rewarding, and many professionals find that they can mix financial success with personal satisfaction. Helping people refine or overhaul their eating habits has a significant impact that goes beyond simple meal plans—as a nutrition counselor, you have the ability to change lives.

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    The Top 4 Nutrition and Fitness Certification Review Sites

    When you’re ready to take the next step in your nutrition or fitness career, most likely that will involve some advanced education through a certification program. But how can you discover which one might be right for you?

    Fortunately, you’re not the first one to ask this question. That inquiry has prompted the creation of some robust certification review sites that can help you make some crucial program comparisons. Check these out:

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    7 Pinterest Accounts to Motivate Your Nutrition Consulting Clients

    Ask any recipe-hunting person in the kitchen trying to make a healthy meal, and they’re not going to be sifting through old-school cookbooks. These days people take selfies with their food, post pics of every meal, and even share videos with cooking tips, recipes, and how-to demonstrations. It’s exciting and engaging. And that’s what you want when you’re running a nutrition consulting business to help people dial in their diet.

    There’s more than one online resource to point your clients to for healthy food ideas, keep them motivated, and avoid reverting to their old ways. But one of the best places to find healthy and tasty recipes, dieting strategies, and mouthfuls of motivation is Pinterest.

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    The 10 Most Common Personal Trainer Education Mistakes

    Gaining in-depth knowledge about personal training is crucial if you want to help clients achieve their goals — and meet some professional goals of your own. But when it comes to getting the education you need, some wrong detours can come up along the way. Avoid these 10 and you’ll be headed in the right direction:

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    4 Ways Fitness Instructors Can Avoid Burnout

    In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.

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