Tag: personal training

Gyms lack provision for disabled

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According to a recent poll conducted by Parallel London, 83% of people with disabilities would like to take part in more physical activity.1 A good reason for all gym operators to sit up and take note is the fact that just 17.2%1 of adults with life-long illness, disability or infirmity are currently participating in weekly [...]

What does fit look like?

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Is an emphasis on body image crippling fit pros’ performance? asks Kim Ingleby. We all think we know what fitness looks like – and, as trainers and instructors, we know how we want to look. However, do we need to look a certain way to have the right to do our job and is our [...]

Coaching, not cheerleading

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Helping guys aged 30+ to get fit, lean and healthy through his award-winning ManAlive programme, Craig O’ Toole shares with FitPro how to ensure you have regular contact with your clients via digital platforms. Communicating effectively with your clients or members is vital to both the success of their results and your business. Even if [...]

Fast track to success

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Heart rate monitors and fitness trackers are a great way to measure your clients’ fitness and track their improvement – and help them hit their targets. The Fitpro magazine team has rounded up the best of the current offerings for the Winter edition and we’re sharing our findings with you here on the FitPro blog too. Which one will [...]

Workout Insight: Cable Training

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“Joining the army at 16 effectively forced me into exercise,” begins Phil Snowden. “Having completed three tours in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, I left after six years to work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. The most important things I learned from the army were discipline, time management and respect for others.” [...]

Clients want more from their trainers

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According to a survey conducted by GetPTfit, almost 50% of clients would like to have greater contact between sessions with their personal trainer. GetPTfit is the new online communications toolkit to help personal trainers promote their business, increase income and motivate clients. The survey offered interesting results across a range of areas where clients felt [...]

How to market your PT business

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Personal trainer and LiveFit founder James Hardy offers his advice on how to begin marketing a successful personal training business. 1. Know your customers, know yourself Remember, your clients are investing in you – you’re the product. A personal branding exercise is a useful way to define why you do what you do, help focus [...]

Managing the unimaginable

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Having the ability to keep going when confronted with the unimaginable is far from easy. Olivia Hubbard talks to personal trainer Mary Huckle and discovers how fitness empowered her to fight back against breast cancer. “She’s doing really well,” says Mary Huckle over the phone. “We’re doing quite short sessions.” Mary tells me her client has [...]

From checkouts to chin-ups

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Trainer under the spotlight this week: Adam Fretwell Adam Fretwell has always been passionate about fitness. FitPro discovers why he chose to leave his customer service job behind to help his local community get fit. Meet Adam Fretwell from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, who worked in an array of customer service jobs for years until the long [...]