Helping Addicts Through Fitness

    Recovery from substance abuse is extremely stressful both physically and mentally. While most treatments for addiction involve verbal counseling, some addicts may benefit from a more physical, hands-on form of recovery.

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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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    Personal Trainer Jobs: Self-Employed vs. Working at a Fitness Facility

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

    To be self-employed and have your own Personal Trainer business, or work at a fitness facility? That is a question many Personal Trainers ask themselves.

    Once an individual has obtained the desired education and earned the intended degree and/or certification for personal training, the next step is to decide

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    5 Best Personal Trainer Books to Round Out Your Career

     

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

    Taking the fast road to being a knowledgeable and successful personal trainer is not as hard as you may think. A trick that the most well-known trainers have adopted is quite simple. It’s reading.  Reading books – exhaustive, highly researched information on specific topics – can help you quickly get intimate knowledge with topics you may know little about or that were never required in your personal trainer certification course.

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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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    17 Tips for A Successful Personal Trainer Business

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

    Running a successful Personal Training business can be accomplished if you follow these 17 tips!

    If you are entering the profession of personal training, it is a time of growth and opportunity. Awareness of the benefits of personal training has been expanding for over a decade, as is the client market.

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    How to Write an Optimized Personal Trainer Bio for More Sales

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

    Personal training provides individuals with an opportunity to mold healthy and physically active lifestyles, and can be widely appealing for a number of different reasons. But in order to get to this point, a personal trainer must work on their business sense to build up the necessary clientele. Unfortunately, this doesn't always come naturally, so we've come up with a few tips to help you get started on your venture.

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    4 Benefits of Sitting on a Stability Ball at Work

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published February 1, 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Normal office chairs are notorious for negatively impacting your posture, especially if you are sitting in them improperly. Slouching in your chair may also lead to a decrease in your core strength. The solution? It may be replacing your office chair for a stability ball.

    On a stability ball, you spend your time actively balancing, so your body automatically forms a more correct posture. This can alleviate any back or core strain that you may have previously experienced sitting in a chair.

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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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    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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