Recent Posts by John D. Binford, B.S.

    College: Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT), Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) Certifications: NASM CPT, AFPA Sports Nutrition Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Sports Nutrition, Sports Specific Training, Group Exercise Instructor Motto: “You only have one life to live, might as well be the BEST at it.”
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    The Best Technology For Running Your Personal Training Business

    Just a few years ago, personal trainers had to rely on paper and pen to record client’s metrics and complicated spreadsheets to measure workout performance.

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    11 Steps to Incorporating Video Into Your Fitness Coaching Strategy

    Let’s face it, there is so much to juggle as a fitness coach. From communicating with clients and developing programs to advertising and growing your business’s reach - it can be a lot. Adding video to your marketing strategy on top of that may seem overwhelming, especially if it’s not a medium you’re used to working with.

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    The Top 10 Nutrition Experts to Follow on Twitter

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published October 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    In order to really get the most out of your Twitter account, it's important to follow other Twitter users that provide great insights. However, it's also important to exercise some selectivity about the accounts that you follow or you might find your news feed filled up with irrelevant clutter. This list of important nutrition voices on Twitter includes a diverse group of nutrition experts, food experts, and food activists.

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    How to Set Realistic Goals for Your Personal Trainer Career


    Everyone knows the importance of setting goals. As personal trainers, we’re constantly revisiting our client’s health and fitness goals to establish the right plan and steps to get them where they want to be. But when it comes to our own personal and business endeavors, we often forget about the importance of setting goals.

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    11 Things to Know About Training Clients 65+

    From losing muscle mass, decreased flexibility, compromised balance, old injuries and medical issues, training senior clients may require a more intricate approach and a different workout regimen compared to your younger clients. Training your senior clients aged 65+ doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve come up with 11 key points for you to consider.

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    12 Tips for Growing Your Personal Training Client List


    Establishing a thriving personal training business requires a consistent flow of both new and ongoing clients. If you’re a new personal trainer or don’t have as many clients as you’d like, focusing on getting more clients is likely a top priority.

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    10 Apps and Software That Personal Trainers Can Use With Clients

    Whether you’re a new personal trainer looking for the best ways to communicate with your clients or a seasoned veteran who needs help keeping up with clients, chances are you’ve researched different apps and software to help with your business.

    And with the recent growth in the development of apps and software, it’s an absolute must to start using technology if you want to skyrocket your personal training business into new levels.

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    22 Tips to Start Your Online Personal Trainer Business

    Becoming an online personal trainer can feel daunting as a beginner. Especially when the competition in the industry is growing at a rapid rate. Fortunately, any thriving business can pinpoint their success down to a few core principles. We’ve come up with 22 powerful fundamentals that can guarantee you turn your personal training hobby into a lucrative business. 

    Here are our top tips to help you start your online personal trainer business:

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    11 Top Personal Trainer Fitness Trends for 2019

    The fitness industry is more popular now than ever before. In fact, it’s been growing by at least 3% every year and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As the years go by, researchers and industry leaders are constantly improving and finding new, more efficient ways to get fit.

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    15 Best Motivational Quotes for Fitness Professionals

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published October 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Personal trainers are in the business of helping people make positive changes in their lives. And a lot of their day-to-day activities revolve around teaching people how to exercise and eat healthy. But there’s a good chance most trainers talk to clients about mindset and motivation, too. If you can help a client recognize their potential for success and inspire them to make changes, you can create a life-changing transformation for that person. But that all starts with you.

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