Setting Personal and Business Goals

By AFPA Fitness | Dec 4, 2013 2:59:00 PM

Each new year brings with it the opportunity for a fresh start, a clean slate, and giving thought to what might unfold over the next 12 months. When setting personal and business goals, it's important to have a plan.

There is a well-worn but still useful acronym — SMART — that's

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How to Avoid the 3 Worst Personal Training Mistakes

By Gerardo | Apr 11, 2013 12:19:00 AM

“How To Avoid The 3 Worst Mistakes Any Personal Trainer Can Make (Not Knowing These May Be Costing You Thousands Of Dollars Per Year)!”

By Pat Necerato

Mistake 1: Trainers Not Properly Dealing With Procrastination

The biggest mistake personal trainers make is that they don’t properly deal with procrastination with each and every prospect. Procrastination is the reason why your prospects don’t buy your Training services.

Notice I didn’t say its most likely the reason they don’t

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The Psychology of Selling Why People Hire Fitness Professionals

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 11:57:19 PM

By Jim Labadie

Now more than ever, we in the fitness industry have a moral obligation to help those who are in desperate need of our help. We, in fact, have a responsibility to sell solutions to the problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Therefore, as a fitness professional you need to

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Fitness Programs & Workplace Stress

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 11:42:11 PM

By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c.

“It is a laughable sight, to see those guilds of cobblers and tailors… when they march in procession.. stopping, round shouldered, limping men, swaying from side to side. They look as though they had all been carefully selected for an exhibition of their infirmities.”

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The Business of being a Personal Trainer

By Gerardo | Apr 9, 2013 11:17:57 PM

By: AFPA Staff

You are entering the profession of personal fitness training at a time of growth and opportunity. Awareness of the benefits of personal training is expanding, as is the client market.

This increased opportunity is accompanied by a huge influx of new personal trainers into the industry, which means increased

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How to Create Your Own Fitness Boot Camp

By Gerardo | Apr 9, 2013 11:01:52 PM

By: Phil A. Lalli

Just about every fitness center and gym seems to offer a version of the trendy boot camp workout these days.

Some go with a pseudo-militaristic theme, complete with camouflage gear. Others refer to standard circuit classes as boot camps.

Deciding what type of boot camp workout you want to

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