Personal Training

Taking a Thoughtful Approach with Client Fitness Assessments

Conducting fitness assessments and exercise screening with clients is a standard in the fitness industry. This does four things: clear a client for entry into a physical activity program, establish baseline measurements against which to measure client progress, identify potential health risks and limitations, and assist in the establishment of training zones based on the results of fitness tests. The…
PT BIZ
March 10, 2019
Personal Training

What to Consider before Choosing a Gym or Studio

You’re newly certified and are getting ready to begin your journey as a fitness professional. The question becomes – where to begin that journey. Each facility has something different to offer and now you have the challenge of researching and choosing which type of facility you want to work for or contract with. It’s a tall order, but here are…
PT BIZ
February 27, 2019
Personal Training

PT Independent Contractor Questions to Ask

Personal trainers have the luxury of deciding if they want to work as an employee for a fitness facility or work as an independent contractor (IC). Both have their positives and negatives. For example, independent contractors can set their own rates and hours and don’t answer to a “boss”. On the other hand, they are responsible for all tax payments…
Ben Eblen
February 22, 2019
General AdvicePersonal TrainingPersonal Training BusinessSuccess and Philosophy

Overcoming career plateaus as a fitness professional

Plateaus in a career are as common as fitness plateaus our clients experience. These “lulls” are neither good nor bad but are rather clues to the need for change. Do you need a change? Sometime to shake-up the status quo? Here are some ways to address and overcome a professional plateau. Imagine you’re driving down a road and you make…
PT BIZ
February 2, 2019
General AdvicePersonal TrainingPersonal Training BusinessSuccess and Philosophy

12 mistakes to avoid as a personal trainer

Mistakes are inevitable components of personal and professional growth. Mistakes are how we learn and how we identify areas for transformation. Mistakes do not have to be regarded as fatal or permanent. That said, there are common errors personal trainers make that can be avoided. Side step these issues when you start out in your fitness career.   1. Missing…
PT BIZ
January 25, 2019
Personal Training

Adding PTBIZ into your current workflow

Are you a trainer that’s adding your clients to your iPhone, taking cash, accepting card payments from a third party payment system or just getting direct transfers into your bank account? Are you also tracking session packs, payments and who’s paid and who’s overdue with a spreadsheet? Then do we have an app for you! We’ll address each of those steps…
Ben Eblen
January 10, 2019