Prioritizing Your Own Well-being: How Top Trainers Stay in Top Shape

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Prioritizing Your Own Well-being: How Top Trainers Stay in Top Shape

As a trainer, your clients come first. And those peak times when you used to train—first thing in the morning, lunchtime, early evening—are usually when your clients want you to be training them. So how do you find the time for your own workouts? How do you readjust yourself to a new training schedule—and maybe a new regimen? Learn the secrets of several top trainers, who have figured out how to meet their clients’ needs without sacrificing their own.

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How to Keep the Positive Energy Flowing (Even When You’re Not Feeling It)

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How to Keep the Positive Energy Flowing (Even When You’re Not Feeling It)

As a health and exercise professional who regularly helps people live healthier, happier lives, you arguably have one of the best jobs in the world. And part of your job is keeping your clients and participants motivated and excited to work out. But what do you do on those days when you’re just not feeling it? Learn the tips and techniques top pros use to keep the positive energy going, even on your toughest days.

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How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries as a Health and Fitness Pro

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How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries as a Health and Fitness Pro

Your clients likely turn to you for advice on everything from losing weight to getting fit, but what happens when they start treating you like their therapist? Here are some suggestions for defining that fine line, that boundary, between being the safe harbor of supportive friend and sounding board, and venturing into a realm that you, as a health and fitness pro, have no business being in, even if your intentions are good.

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Bad Form, Good Opportunity?

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Bad Form, Good Opportunity?

Look around your gym and you’ll likely find no shortage of bad form and etiquette, but as a health and fitness professional what is your responsibility to correct poor technique or to set inconsiderate exercisers straight? Learn about the legal and ethical roles and responsibilities you have for keeping the gyms where you work and train safe.

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Is it Possible to Turn a Bad Client Into a Good One?

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Is it Possible to Turn a Bad Client Into a Good One?

Every successful trainer has had a few bad clients along the way—clients that stress you out or that never seem to be happy with their programs, for example. Fortunately, most bad client situations can be remedied, or at least improved. To help you, we’ve organized these bad—make that “challenging”—clients into common types, with some suggestions on how to scope out the problem and solve it, to your mutual benefit.

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Bad Form, Good Opportunity?

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Bad Form, Good Opportunity?

Look around your gym and you’ll likely find no shortage of bad form and etiquette, but as a health and fitness professional what is your responsibility to correct poor technique or to set inconsiderate exercisers straight? Learn about the legal and ethical roles and responsibilities you have for keeping the gyms where you work and train safe.

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How to Attract and Train Endurance Race-focused Clients

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How to Attract and Train Endurance Race-focused Clients

Running long-distance races—particularly half and full marathons—has never been more popular. People who never thought of themselves as runners are now training hard to compete in bucket list experiences like the Boston Marathon. This represents a huge opportunity for health and fitness professionals to help guide the training of countless runners who have made it their goal to finish strong in these events.

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How to Design Fitness Challenges That Will Keep Your Clients Motivated All Year Long

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How to Design Fitness Challenges That Will Keep Your Clients Motivated All Year Long

Whether they’re held weekly, monthly or annually, fitness challenges are a great way to motivate clients and get them working toward specific health and fitness goals. After all, these challenges can help provide shape and focus to your clients’ programs, particularly during the winter months when most training moves indoors. Here are some tips on how to organize various challenges that will get your clients’ competitive juices flowing.

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OUT OF ORDER: When a Gym Is in Trouble, What’s a Trainer to Do?

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OUT OF ORDER: When a Gym Is in Trouble, What’s a Trainer to Do?

The health-club business is booming and there’s never been a better time to be a health and fitness professional. But what do you do if the gym where you work starts to show signs that it might be going out of business? Do you jump ship or wait it out? Here’s what you need to know to take the appropriate steps to protect both yourself and your clients.

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