Update 2/27/20. Personal training is usually the top profit center in health clubs. Maintaining an efficient personal training staff is critical not only to the gym’s bottom line but also to its ability to expand its services to the public. But, how does health club management know when its staff is burned out – or […]
Personal Training and The Death of Michael Jackson
Can personal trainers learn anything from the death of Michael Jackson? Absolutely because when I first heard of what happened – and DID NOT happen on that terrible night, I knew this unfortunate incident could be used to help personal trainers if they find themselves in a situation where they have to help a person […]
Jillian Michaels – Is She The Best Personal Trainer?
I teach a lot of classes to personal trainers and those seeking to become trainers and I often encourage people to watch the Biggest Loser. I suggest this not as an example of what to do but rather to show them what NOT to do. Of course, people lose a lot of weight on the […]
Jillian Michaels. Does She Give Personal Training a Bad Name?
I read an interesting article today by a reporter, Terry Foster, who writes for the Detroit News. He basically interviewed his personal trainer who said that some people told her they did not want a personal trainer because they were “mean”. They base this perception mostly on what they see TV trainers like Jillian Michaels […]
Personal Training Don’t Make This Mistake
I was working out at the gym when I noticed one of the personal trainers, working with a couple of female members. I could tell they were novices by the way they were acting around the equipment so it was good that they had a trainer showing them the ropes. At one point, the personal […]
Health clubs and Fitness Centers : How To Get More Members
I was working out at LA Fitness recently when I noticed one of the clubs salesmen outside trying to drum up new members. There he was outside all by himself with his radio blaring music as potential new members walked by. After my workout was done I went up to him as I left the […]
Health Care Reform And Personal Trainers: An Untapped Resource?
Like many people on Feb 25th 2010, I watched President Obama and the live debate on health care reform. A few times during the discussion I heard the term “prevention” used but unless I missed it, I never heard anyone talk about H(OW personal fitness trainers can help reduce the risk of disease and improve […]
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