Managing Class Sizes

Managing class sizes is important for profitability, safety and client comfort.

Group classes are popular across fitness disciplines. A good-sized group has its own energy which can help encourage all participants and reassure the more introverted members of the group. Trainers, instructors and facility owners also like to see a full class because it represents better compensation. So what does it take to manage your class

What can you do to counter negative online reviews?

It’s becoming more common to see articles about business owners overreacting to negative online reviews. Sometimes this takes the form of an overly emotional online rebuttal, but in 2012, one fitness studio actually filed a lawsuit against two reviewers who complained about the facility and staff on Yelp. This is an uncommon reaction and not

bad fitness habits

Are your clients sabotaging their own fitness goals? They could be, if they’re making poor choices in their workout habits. Sticking to an exercise regimen can become arduous and monotonous for the average gym-goer. It can be easy to fall into bad fitness habits that make getting through a workout a little easier or a

add movement to your work day

As a fitness trainer, much of your day is spent up and active. However, that’s probably not the case for many of the people you train. Many adults today work in desk-bound jobs, often staring at a computer screen a good eight hours each day. Their brains move a hundred miles an hour, but their

increase your metabolism

You’ve no doubt heard it a time or two: fitness clients laying the blame of being overweight on a slow metabolism. It’s true that heavier people have a slower metabolism because the more weight the body has to carry, the more energy is expended supporting the weight rather than burning fat calories. Everyone’s metabolism works

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ways to burn belly fat

Attempting to lose weight, especially weight that has settled in the tummy area, can be a big undertaking. When clients come to you seeking your expertise to help them shed these unwanted and unhealthy pounds, there is useful advice you can give them that goes beyond exercise. Most belly fat is visceral fat, which is stored

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the risks of fad diets

We’re all familiar with the allure of fad diets. We’ve seen the commercials and the flashy web ads promising to help us drop pounds and inches from our waistlines. Celebrities endorse and promote diet trends to help them sell. In fact, the media seems to reveal a new weight loss secret every week. With such

aquatic therapy certification

To those suffering with pain and immobility, fitness therapy is an invaluable source of relief. Whereas a physical therapist’s job is to facilitate immediate recovery for the injured, a fitness therapist’s work picks up where physical therapy leaves off—going beyond injury recovery to help individuals regain a normal level of functioning fitness. Fitness therapy helps

Help your fitness clients stay cool and safe in the summer heat.

Your clients undoubtedly share your enthusiasm for outdoor workouts. However, there are special hazards during the summer that your less experienced clients might not be prepared for. Hot temperatures can lead to heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion and even heat stroke, so it’s important to provide guidance to help your clients protect themselves through

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You can make workout plans outside the gym!

Your clients come to you for individual, personalized training. Some clients train once or twice a week or more, others less frequently. The good news is that time in the gym is not the only means to getting a decent workout. These 8 tips can be used by just about anyone to turn everyday actions