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Can Personal Trainers Give Meal Plans?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Dec 27, 2017 9:02 AM

Fitness and nutrition naturally go hand-in-hand, and personal trainers are often asked for their advice on how clients can boost performance, lose weight, deal with a chronic health condition, lower potential health risks, and get adequate nutrient intake.

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How to Legally Give Nutritional Advice as a Personal Trainer

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Nov 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand when it comes to health, so it makes sense that many personal training clients may have questions about food choices, meal plans, and supplements that can complement their training.

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Thinking About Becoming a Personal Trainer? Read This First

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Sep 27, 2017 8:00 AM

When Idaho resident Katie Hug reached 270 pounds, becoming a personal trainer wasn’t on her mind.

She was taking a long list of medications. She felt tired and hungry most of the time. And in between chasing three little kids around, she ate...a lot. It was her way of dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression.

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How to Become a Personal Trainer Online: Follow These Steps

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Aug 16, 2017 8:00 AM

When Dave Smith decided he wanted to learn how to become a personal trainer, he earned a fitness certification and started training clients in the gym.

It was a great way to get started. But he wanted more control over his schedule, more time to spend with his family, a way to earn more money, and ultimately to help more people achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Growing an Email List: Tips for Certified Personal Trainers

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jul 26, 2017 8:00 AM

You’re an expert at helping people build muscle, lose weight, run faster, and get in the best shape possible. That’s what certified personal trainers do best.

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5 Tools to Make Your Job as a Certified Personal Trainer Easier

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jun 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Train clients. Get results. That’s your main objective when you’re a certified personal trainer. Nevertheless, being a personal trainer involves much more work than what your clients see in the gym. You’ve got to manage your schedule, develop programs, bill clients for training sessions, run marketing campaigns, and keep clients motivated to help them achieve their goals.

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

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jun 14, 2017 8:00 AM

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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How to Land Your First Personal Training Client

By John D. Binford, B.S. | May 24, 2017 8:00 AM

Everybody starts somewhere. After you’ve done all the work to earn your personal training certification, you have the knowledge and skills to help people lose weight, build muscle, train for a race, or get in shape. But before you can put your skills to work, you need to find your first client.

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5 Tips for Effective Goal-Setting with Your Personal Training Clients

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | May 17, 2017 8:00 AM

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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The Quick Guide to Using Instagram to Grow Your Personal Trainer Business

By Claire Riley, B.S. | May 3, 2017 8:00 AM

When considering which social media platform deserves your main effort, it’s tough to beat Instagram. In December, the site reported it had 600 million users and is adding about 15 million new users every month. Although only a tiny slice of those might be sales leads for your personal trainer business, that share is enough to guarantee sustainable success for your company.

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