As a personal trainer, when your client reveals to you his or her New Year’s fitness resolution, it is your job to help keep things on track. However, this is not always an easy task, as a very high percentage of resolutions are often abandoned quickly, never making it past the first month or two of the new year (if you’re lucky!).
Establishing a successful career in the highly competitive health and fitness industry takes tremendous patience, drive, persistence, creativity, and passion. And because most individuals in this field must not only take on a leadership role, but also actively mentor, inspire, counsel, and motivate their clients
As a professional personal trainer, especially when starting out, you will most often find yourself approached by potential clients that have never embarked on any kind of serious fitness journey. Many will have never touched a barbell, dumbbell or resistance machine, nor have the slightest clue where to begin.
Because I have been in the fitness industry for nearly 30 years now, I tend to receive many questions about how one should go about setting up their own personal training business. One of the more common queries involves “how to go about determining what to charge per session.”
Online personal training, aka virtual personal training, has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing facets of the fitness industry. If you simply scroll through Instagram or Facebook you are likely to find hundreds of trainers
The year was 1999, and at the time I owned a small, but elegant personal training studio in NY called “BodyFX.” From Monday to Friday I would arrive at 5 am to open up and meet my first client, often not leaving to head home till somewhere around 9 at night.
As a trainer, one of your main responsibilities is to make sure to continuously provide for your clients a series of interesting, progressive and effective workouts that move them toward their goals. This means that you must utilize a myriad of exercises, programs and strategies that will challenge their muscles
As the temperatures plummet and the days grow shorter, we know that the holidays are rapidly approaching us. And of course, with the holidays come increased family gatherings, religious events, office parties and much needed vacations. However, as a coach or trainer this can present a problem.
When someone goes skydiving, horseback riding, or even surfing for the first time they need to be able to trust that their instructor will keep them safe while in the process of learning this new skill. As a personal trainer, you must also place the safety of your clients first on your list of responsibilities.
Eric “Merlin” Broser is here with his 30 years of industry experience to share some strategies you can utilize with your clients to keep their physical transformation routine on track, even when obstacles, or travel, try to throw them off-track.