Articles posted in Exercise


  • Should You Be Using Touch and Consent Forms and Guidelines?

    Personal trainers, yoga instructors, and group fitness instructors work closely with clients to help them meet their health and fitness goals. Sometimes during exercise or physical activity, this requires a fitness professional to touch a client. It might be to correct form, correct technique during a yoga pose, to take vital signs, or to give […] …

  • 5 Simple Fitness Tips To Transform Your Life

    Getting fit doesn’t have to mean working out at the gym four days a week. As great as the gym can be for our bodies, we don’t all have the time to single out hours every week for training.  Whether it’s working full time, traveling, family commitments, or other projects keeping us busy, not everyone […] …

  • What is microlearning and can I implement it with my staff?

    Microlearning is a fairly new term in the field of education and training. It is a method of delivering content and learning in small short bursts using videos, text, or graphics. There a number of benefits of using microlearning in the workplace because it helps meet the needs of the current younger generation of workers. […] …

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  • 7 Tips for Designing a Fitness Class for Different Fitness Levels

    If you have ever taught a group fitness class, you know how fun it can be to lead your participants through an effective and energetic workout. Everyone has a smile on their face, is dripping with sweat, and talking about how much they are going to feel it in the coming days. This result, however, […] …

  • 14 Tips to Boost Customer Satisfaction With Your Comments

    Every trainer has their favorite go-to cues and phrases. Whether you learned them from a fellow trainer, overheard them at a continuing education class, or came up with them on your own, these phrases are the ones you frequently use to motivate your clients to give the workout their all. But recent evidence reveals that […] …

  • Initial Personal Training Consultation [Step-By-Step Guide]

    Almost every personal trainer can relate to new client jitters. Like an awkward blind date, both trainer and potential client are trying to read cues and determine if they can work with the other person. If the personal trainer lacks a poised and confident demeanor, potential clients often exit the fitness center and never return.  […] …

  • Meet Timothy DiFrancesco, Founder of TD Athletes Edge [Interview]

    When starting your own business, you must be driven by pleasure in the work and/or the prospect of wealth; otherwise, you won’t have the resolve to persevere through the inevitable challenges. Today, we’re talking to Timothy DiFrancesco who is passionate about helping others to move better and feel better through exercise and healthy habits. He […] …

  • Do personal trainers need insurance?

    Once you are a certified personal trainer, it’s important to take as many steps as possible to protect yourself, your business, and your career from a disastrous event. Liability insurance is one way you can protect yourself in case of a lawsuit so it is recommended that all personal trainers, group exercise instructors, fitness trainers, […] …

  • 16 Common Mistakes Gym Owners Make

    One can get started in owning a gym with relative ease compared to some other businesses but keeping it going and making it profitable are another story. According to Forbes Media, 20% of small businesses fail within their first year and only 50% will make it to year five. Gyms are no exception as they […] …

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