Fitness trainers have one thing in common with their students: a need for good-quality workout gear and accessories suited to the activities that they will engage in the most. Here are some of the essential basics that will serve you well as you’re training others and round out your training tools to help your clients.
When you’re looking for new ways to help your clients stay engaged and motivated, consider recommending some of the many fitness apps now available for smartphones and fitness devices. Recent comScore data indicates that smartphones now make up more than 70% of the U.S. mobile phone market. That means it’s very likely that most your
The fact that someone has come to you for fitness coaching, consultation or classes is an excellent sign: it means they are seriously considering making exercise a part of their life. However, it takes some time and repetition for good intentions to become habit. That’s where you need strategies for helping your clients follow through
There’s more to training for a marathon than just running. Proper nutrition is also essential for long-distance runners. Depending on the experience level of your clients, they may not know that what they eat during and after a run is just as important as what they eat beforehand. Here are some tips on the best
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you so much for your prompt response. Might I add, Veronica was a delight to work with and her professionalism and attention to detail made this an overall pleasurable experience.