Construct a Weight Loss Workout Plan that Your Clients will Love

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 25, 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Your clients are spending hours and a significant amount of money with you every single week, so nothing can be more frustrating for you and your client than when they aren't seeing the results they are looking for. Unfortunately, this can happen for a number of different reasons:

    1. There isn't enough 'variety' in the workout plans for your client.
    2. Trouble spots are not being targeted.
    3. Clients are only working out with you, and not outside of training days.
    4. You are focusing on strength training more than cardio, or vice-versa.
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    6 Key Questions Personal Trainers Should Be Asking New Clients

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

    As a personal trainer, it's always important to get to know your prospective clients as much as possible before determining that they'd be a good fit for your services. All too often, however, personal trainers don't understand the right questions to ask to get a true feel for a potential client.

    In general, there are six key questions that you should be taking the time to ask all new clients before you think about scheduling them for their first workout session.

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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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    How to Start Your Online Nutrition Business

    Starting your own business might be a little intimidating at first, but with the right plan in place, it's very achievable. As a certified nutrition professional, you're already an ace at paying attention to the details of helping your clients reach their goals. Just take those skills and bring them over to your business launch and you will be opening shop in no time.

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    What is a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist?

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    A growing career opportunity for Personal Trainers and Wellness Professionals is becoming a Post Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist.

    Between athletes and the average person, everyone always has room for improvement when it comes to their health and fitness levels. A Post Rehab Exercise Specialist dedicates their time to improving health and fitness, as well as specializes in individuals who have various medical conditions. How are they different than a Health and Wellness Specialist or Personal Trainer? In today's post we will break down the essentials on what sets a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist apart from similar health and fitness professions.

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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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    A Career in Fitness: Personal Training Statistics & Facts

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published December 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    If you've been considering a career as a fitness trainer, now is the time to get started. People are more interested than ever in taking charge of their health, and that’s causing a continued boom in personal training.

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    What Skills Do You Need to Become a Certified Personal Trainer?

     

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

    Personal trainers are often their own greatest assets, advertisements and selling points. But why? Is it because of their approach and technique? Or is it because they exemplify the standards of health and fitness through proper nutrition and training? Perhaps it's a combination of all of the above.

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    Top Wellness Trends to Watch for in 2019

    From intuitive eating to eco-friendly everything, we have made promising and dramatic wellness changes in the last year. Building on the progress we made in 2018, we can expect that wellness will only continue to become more accessible and conscientious in the new year.

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    How to Nail the Initial Consultation with a New Personal Training Client

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    You check your watch. It’s almost 9 a.m. You have a prospective client coming to the gym or your personal training studio for an initial consultation. You check your watch again. You play out the initial consultation process in your head and wonder how it’s going to go. Sound familiar?

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