June 22 2011
WhenI was first certified, I was under the impression thatmyknowledge base and my ability to identify muscularimbalancewas going to help me get more clients.Iwas wrong and ultimately felt frustrated by... View More
June 22 2011
Over the last several years, more and more tools and gadgetshave been addedto a fitness professional's toolbox. With the clutter in ourtoolboxes, we oftenforget the tools that got us to where we are.Let's... View More
May 24 2011
Much has been written about getting past "plateaus." The concept assumes that at one time, you were actually moving in a positive direction and that you are now... stuck. It is frustrating beyond belief... View More
SmallPills_0
April 19 2011
This month, Dietary Supplement University is "diggingin" to one of the most popular dietary supplements to date. And for goodreason -- there's actually research to support it: Creatine monohydrate. First,some... View More
April 18 2011
As the seasons change from winter to spring, it is a natural time of year to "clean up" your life. Your house, your garage and your wardrobe... why not do the same with your business? It seems to be a... View More
April 14 2011
As fitness professionals,we should always be looking for that next tool or training method that willhelp our clients achieve a higher level of success. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) notonly helps our clients... View More
woman_5
April 13 2011
Do you find yourself in awe when you're watching someone who's incredibly great at what they do? Maybe it's an amazing musical talent or an athlete who seems to be light years above the competition like... View More
bush
April 7 2011
"Pushups for Charity is a great way to get the public involved in fitness and support a VERY worthwhile cause… the Wounded Warrior Project." – President George H.W. Bush See the video... View More
March 28 2011
Each morning at 5:30, I meet 60 women in a parking lot who are anticipating an hour of high-intensity, fat-incinerating, body-shaping, heart-enhancing, energy-boosting, muscle-strengthening and life-changing... View More
March 25 2011
For this installment of mymonthly column, I want to hit you with a BIG IDEA. Do you want to know thesecret to success for personal trainers and fitness business owners? And on theflip side, what causes... View More
March 23 2011
As an entrepreneur, my business has evolved over the years. Likemost trainers, I started off looking for as many clients as possible. Imeasured success by the number of sessions I, personally, did each... View More
SmallPills
March 21 2011
The manufacture and sale of dietary supplements is a $25+billion per year industry. Sorting through the marketing claims, research, andhype for the 29,000+ dietary supplements available can be difficult... View More
Barefoot
March 16 2011
Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
Barefoot
March 16 2011
...... Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
Feb. 9 2011
You may have noticed already. In case you haven't... I'm here to tell you that January is over! We are now in the second month of the year. New Year's Eve was FIVE weeks ago. If you haven't started to... View More
Feb. 3 2011
Does a person who leaves a legacy of change, social andindividual improvement and self-challenge have to be larger than life? No. Theperson who leaves a legacy could be you, me, or the trainer down the... View More
Jan. 31 2011
M arketing your fitness business is all about getting what you want. It's about getting your clients to give you referrals. It's about getting search engines to give you traffic. And it's about getting... View More
Jan. 31 2011
As we become established fitness instructors, we search for new ways to increase our business and our presence in the industry. One way that many have tried, with varying degrees of success, is to publish... View More
Jan. 26 2011
In January, I find myself preaching about the value of goingback to "basics" with my clients. There is so much madnesssurrounding New Year's Resolutions that it is hard to remember that the basicsnever... View More
earth
Jan. 14 2011
One cold dayin Omaha, Nebraska, a very dedicated gym member told me, "Procrastination isthe assassination of motivation." Wow! That statement not only is lyrical butalso fitting for the beginning of 2011.... View More