Personal Training Business
This tool allows you to analyse your PT business profitability and set up costs
This form is to help clients and Personal Trainers practice setting short term, reachable goals.
This is a blank cardiovascular training form that we recommend for prescribing for PT clients or members of clubs. Training on the use of this form is available in our foundation programme - Fitness Consultant
This is a form that can be used to complete hazard identification within your fitness club.
This is a blank resistance training form that we recommend for prescribing programmes for PT clients or members of clubs. Training on the use of this form is available in our foundation programme - Fitness Consultant
This is a blank screening form that we recommend for screening PT clients or members of clubs. Training on the use of this form is available in our foundation programmes - Fitness Consultant and Professional Practise Award
This video shows you how to use the financial calculator tool.
You were popular as a fitness instructor on the floor. Now you’re a great trainer who delivers great sessions. So why aren’t the clients lining up to work with you? Where are they? This article looks at lead generation. It will cover a few simple ways to start finding more clients and creating networks that will do your marketing for you.
This article looks reflective listening. A skill that means you can 'really' listen to your client. We also look at why it's so important and how to do it.
A 30 minute video lecture on why screening is important and how to do it. Great for Personal Trainers or Fitness Consultants / Gym Instructors who want to perfect this very important skill.
Short video (5mins) showing how to collect personal details using the standard screening form. This is where Personal Trainers, Gym Instructors / Fitness Consultants develop the all important rapport that helps clients discuss their health in detail.
This short video (5mins) shows blood pressure being taken and also covers the screening section on physical profile / size
This article discusses why it is so important for a Personal Trainerto find out what a client believes is the cause of their success or failure. It then shows you how you can use this knowledge to have happier more committed clients.
This short video (5mins) shows the collection of exercise risk information such as genetics, injuries and other limitations to exercise done on the screening form. Personal Trainers, Fitness Consultants / Gym Instructors will understand how important this is.
For gym instructors / fitness consultants and personal trainers who want to provide their customers with an outstanding plan for training and one that will very likely succeed. This video (13 mins) covers how to set up a tailored exercise plan including the principles of SMART goal setting and 'relapse prevention' for clients. It also shows how to carefully create a clear set of responsibilities for both the personal trainer and the client to ensure maximum value for the client and thereby an ideal purchase of personal training sessions.
This video (6mins) covers how to collect exercise preferences to ensure you prescribe the most suitable training for a client including training that they are most likely to follow through on. Great for personal trainers, gym instructors / fitness consultants to understand.
This series of video segments covers the entire screening process as well as having an introductory lecture on the importance of comprehensive screening in the fitness environment.
This section of video (15mins) shows an example of how to define goals using the screening form and how to define the amount and type of support. For Personal Trainers this is a great opportunity to understand how to get specific and clear with your client early. For Fitness Consultants / Gym Instructors this segment shows you how to set your member up for success and support them correctly in their efforts.
Part 1 – The importance of outcome. This article looks at what personal trainers and gym owners really need to be thinking about when working with clients. It's about more than just writing programmes and training people really really hard.
Helping others reach their goals. Making people healthy. Being active. Loving what I do for a job. Making lots of sales. All reasons you gave for becoming a personal trainer? No?
DISC behavioural styles are being used to help trainers manage clients more in line with their wishes. This article explores the 'dos and don'ts' of managing the 'steady' style of client.
The 'C' DISC style is all about reason and logic. And logically a good personal trainer would know that!
The influencing style can be fun, challenging but will never be dull for a personal trainer. Here's a run down of what's ticking inside the I and how to deal with it as a fitness instructor or personal trainer.
Don't have time for detail, just want the facts, the helicopter view and then onward and upward. Chances are you have some 'D' style knocking around in you and as a personal trainer, fitness consultant or club owner it would be good to understand your strengths and weaknesses as a consequence. For those of us who are fitness professionals - dealing with 'D' styles can be very productive or very scary. Cut to the chase, read this article and be prepared.
This article discusses the practice of discounting services. Is offering deals the way to a successful business, either as a Personal Trainer or a gym owner?
We all want to relate well to our personal training clients and the members of our fitness clubs. As fitness professionals it's our job to understand the people we meet and support them in their fitness goals. It helps immensely to have a framework to help us understand what sort of approach one fitness customer may want over another. Using a well researched and respected model which explains some of the different behavioural types fitness professionals may come across could just be the help we all need. This article covers DISC profiling which when used positively by personal trainers and fitness instructors (and club managers for that matter) can make a big difference to success.
We know that setting goals is the only way to reach them. However goal setting doesn't just happen. Good goal setting is a skill that needs to be learnt. This article will look at how to set short term goals to help our clients head towards their dream long term goal.
This article looks at what needs to be taken into account when delivering sessions to our clients. Our job isn't done when we write the programme. Our job is making sure that each training session is an experience our clients want to repeat.
This article looks at how clubs can measure retention both to know how the business is tracking and also to measure staff performance. Don't panic it's maths made easy, no complicated equations here.
Get out of your own head. In order to get people to join, start thinking like a new member not a fitness junkie. This article looks at what really stops people joining gyms