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Before You Jump—Considerations Prior to Opening Your Own Facility

June 1, 2017

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Before taking any steps toward opening a facility, the personal trainer should review the following considerations to ensure they are making the right decision.

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The Future of Personal Training: Where is the Industry Headed?

In this article, renowned fitness expert Brandi Binkley provides an overview of the personal training industry; including where it was, where it is, and where it is going.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 2

August 24, 2018

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Before opening a facility, fitness professionals should perform the proper due diligence of researching and obtaining all the required documents to legally operate in a given municipality, learn the different types of commercial property, and build an equipment list that is in alignment with their business model.

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Stop Hiring Personal Trainers and Start Building Them—Developing an Internship Program at a Fitness Facility

July 1, 2015

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Finding a well-educated and open-minded employee is, in most cases, simply luck of the draw. Instead of hoping for the perfect new hire to come walking through the door, a business owner could try a different technique in which they shed their business owner mindset and transition into a mentorship role. Using an internship program, the mentor can ideally build themselves the near-perfect employee.

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Considerations for Transitioning to Online Personal Training

August 13, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide the reader some direction and suggestions for how to make the transition to online personal training smooth and successful.

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Continuous Quality Improvement to Ensure Personal Training Scope of Practice

April 1, 2016

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With the pervasiveness of chronic disease, personal trainers need to be vigilant in their efforts to gain new clients and retain current clients, while maintaining the scope of practice boundaries. By reviewing the needs and expectations of customers and stakeholders, a process for improving service can be developed.

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The Experience Is Just as Important as the Results—Building a Successful Fitness Business Beyond Exercise

July 1, 2015

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To build a successful business and reputation, personal trainers must do more than get their clients physical results; they must also create a positive experience. That experience must be inviting, engaging, and consistent if personal trainers want to make a real impact on their community and bottom line.

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Top Ways to Drive Traffic to a Fitness Business

January 1, 2015

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For fitness business owners, marketing is understanding the audience and being able to craft stories that capture their attention. This article includes recommendations of ways to get current clients more engaged, as well as reach out to new clients.

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Bridge: Creating Systems to Provide the Best Customer Experience, with David Crump

June 1, 2017

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David Crump, Owner of Spark Fitness and a business consultant, discusses the importance of utilizing systems to improve the customer experience.

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The Training Trap—Building Financial Freedom in an Appointment-Based Career

April 1, 2015

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The career path of a personal trainer inherently presents a certain amount of instability and unpredictability, but this does not have to last. There is no reason that personal trainers cannot make great money, afford health insurance, save for retirement, and create more freedom in their lives.

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