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Tips for Avoiding Personal Trainer Burnout

Personal training is a busy business. We occasionally see clients experience burnout, so why shouldn’t we grant ourselves grace when we experience the same thing? Here are 7 tips for avoiding feeling as if you’re at the end of your rapidly fraying rope. Schedule Your Time If you’re like most successful trainers, you’re verging on being overbooked. This is a…
PT BIZ
January 1, 2019
Personal Training

Creative ways to generate more leads

When you’re starting out in a fitness business, recruitment is foremost on your mind – as it should be. And when it comes to recruitment, get innovative and creative – just as you would when writing a workout program for a client. Here are 10 ways to generate new leads for your fitness business. Leverage social media. Our clients are…
PT BIZ
December 19, 2018
Personal Training

Personal Trainers are Not Registered Dietitians

When it comes to nutrition, personal trainers need to remain mindful of their licensed scope of practice. The area of nutrition is where the lines can get blurred. This topic is tough for personal trainers not because it’s difficult to discuss but because there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to dispensing advice.   What Personal Trainers Shouldn’t Do…
PT BIZ
December 6, 2018
Personal Training

5 must know ways to improve your clients sleep fitness

When it comes to sleep, both quality and quantity are important. A chronic lack of sleep results in grave consequences. Poor sleep negatively impacts every system in the human body. It also disrupts the metabolism (bad for weight loss goals), decreases cognitive acuity and focus, affects mood, increases feelings of anxiety, and causes motor vehicle accidents. Further, lack of quality…
PT BIZ
November 27, 2018
Personal Training

Personal Trainers are not Physical Therapists

One area where newly certified personal trainers (CPTs) can stumble is scope of practice. A personal trainer’s scope of practice is well defined and does not include the diagnosis or treatment of acute or chronic injuries. Because personal trainers have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and human movement, it’s naturally assumed that we also know how to care for an…
PT BIZ
November 14, 2018
Personal Training

I’m Certified. Now What? – The First Steps To Starting A Personal Training Business

I’m Certified. Now What?   The First Steps To Starting A Personal Training Business   A conundrum all newly certified fit pros find themselves in at some point – myself, once-upon-a-time, included. The moment you receive your “Congratulations! You passed!” notification after sitting for a national exam is equal parts exciting and petrifying. Mostly, because you are now asking yourself…
PT BIZ
November 1, 2018
Personal Training

How to Carve Your Niche in the Fitness Industry

When it comes to finding success in the fitness industry – whether as an independent contractor or business owner – establishing a niche is a key component. To start out on a solid path, there are four questions to ask yourself as you begin to build you reputation and business. What is my philosophy of personal training? Who do I…
PT BIZ
October 25, 2018
Personal Training

How to make it as a personal trainer

“WHATS & WHYS” of PT Businesses   How to make it as a personal trainer by knowing WHAT you are in the business of, will sculpt WHY you’re in business, help you achieve your goals and become a successful personal trainer. Run through this scenario with me, you’re at a party where you barely know anyone, someone you’ve never met…
PT BIZ
October 23, 2018