It’s crunch time and we have some moves to make pretty quickly.
I’m sure that if I stay on my PC for a while longer, I could come up with more reasons, but here’s what immediately comes to mind…
I can think of many areas where not getting paralyzed by the forest and just focusing on a tree or two in seemingly overwhelming situations can lead to success, both in corporate life and in training.
Over the past year, we have both received tons of emails and phone calls that go something like this: “I have listened to you for a while now and have purchased several products from you. I’ve watched you and your reputation grow.”
This simple philosophy of “firing all the unhappy people” was one of the major reasons why he was so successful.
Take the time to put thought into what you’re doing. Good luck!
Remember, there is more to eliminating the clueless trainer paradox then simply doing what they cannot.
I’ve been contemplating for a while whether the training industry is in a race to the bottom.
Today, you compete not only against the peers you see every day, but against computers, freelancers and potential replacements on other continents.
Do you want to know where your donations for the Programs that Work Manual are going?
What we do is too important to waste time on that which is shallow, false or unproductive.
You can either “train” the lifts or “build” the lifts. I’m NOT a fan of training the lift.
I am here to reinforce that powerlifters are much more than the stereotype presented by tootsie-rolling Planet Fatness marketers and their ilk.
When an employee enters your office to complain about a co-worker, make certain that you listen.
Delegation can be something that you dread, or it can be something that can take your business to the next level.
A regular column about getting strong(er) on the platform, strong(er) in business and strong(er) in life.
For many people, having the ability to train people for a living is a dream come true.
I always felt the “under the bar concept” could carry it own weight. This is because just about every skill needed to be successful in business and life is also needed to be successful “under the bar”
My father once told me that a good teammate is someone who can carry his own weight and some of yours too when you need him to.
You can be prepared ahead of time and know what to do when the expected changes occurs, as well as when the unexpected happen.
I keep a list of questions I ask myself on a weekly and monthly basis. This article will touch on three that can save and grow your business.
For those of you who might be “on the fence” when deciding whether or not it is worth going, I went ahead and compiled my top ten reasons for attending a Learn to Train seminar.
You don’t have to negotiate anything you don’t want to and if it is going to kill your profit/productivity/culture then walk.
The interview is over, and I’m jumping into week one headfirst.
It keeps me motivated with my training goals to see the competitors succeed with theirs.
One very important thing to remember is that the more Joe Gymrat sells, the more taxes he accrues.
From coast to coast, trainers are preparing NFL hopefuls for the most important race of their football career—the tests where millions of dollars are on the line.
In part one, Joe Gymrat was nursing his jaw. He’d broken it from yawning while learning about assets.
LONDON, Ohio — March, 24, 2011 — EliteFTS.com today announced it will look at ways to expand its current offering of specialty gym machines and commercial fitness-type machines, and is seeking customer feedback on new product selections.
Accounting is boring. It’s a painfully dull, complicated discipline that seems completely unnecessary.
Many of us are not fortunate enough to make a living out of the sport and lifestyle that we love.
One of the most difficult challenges in our industry is developing our personnel.
I spent two weeks at Strength & Performance, in which time I think I learned more than in the last 3 years.
This April 1, 2010, will mark two years since I have moved into my new facility in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
The idea for this article came about from a conversation I had through the Q&A with the Angry Coach.
Whether you are hiring a trainer or a custodian, make certain that you have a very good idea of the basic qualities, skills and experience that would be ideal for that position.
Just about any book on time management will touch on this and they are all pretty much the same.
While the tests I listed are important in determining the current strength, aerobic capacity, and general health of the client, there is something vitally important that most trainers fail to consider—the ability of the client to get into basic body weight positions.
As a young strength coach and personal trainer, I was like most people starting out—“I want to train athletes.”
Prepare for Zach Even-Esh’s NO bullsh*t truth about running a warehouse gym.
Shower, breakfast – what I call meal #1 – and time to catch up on my reading.
Jay shares the top three things he has learned breaking into the strength and fitness world.
Most trainers don’t understand they are running a BUSINESS.
I want them to read this and say, “Damn! That’s pretty easy. I can run a meet too!”
Working one-on-one with clients is a hugely rewarding experience for any fitness professional at any level.
Don’t be afraid to give out your prices up front. This is the 21st Century.
The first installment of this series – The Vision – was published during our 2009 holiday rush.