Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

An often overlooked component of the personal training business is the status of independent contractor vs. employee. Many trainers and club owners do not fully understand the differentiation between the two, nor how detrimental it can be to make a mistake when determining the status of a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be literally abused if they do not know what their classification truly is. 

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Just Got Certified? Where to Work as a Personal Trainer

You’re a certified personal trainer, now what? Knowing where to work as a personal trainer is the next step, and we’ll give you all the information you need to make that big decision.

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I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

It’s Scary to Admit, You May Need a Trainer. It takes some courage to hire a trainer when you are one. I personally was embarrassed by the idea. I went through all the courses; I got certified. Why do I need a trainer? And what if my trainer catches me with bad form? What if I can’t finish a tough workout?

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Online Training: Is It a Good Fit For You?

Online training is a training dynamic in which a client works with a trainer without physical proximity to that trainer. As a business—which is what you are whether you run a traditional business or freelance—you must consider the online presence of these training services and adjust your own business model to accommodate the desire of individuals to have online access to the goods and services they want.

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What Nutrition Advice Can a Personal Trainer Give?

Trainers are often asked by their clients to talk about exercise, nutrition, supplements, and more, yet they’re often unsure of what they should and shouldn’t talk about. As a qualified trainer, you likely possess a fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Given your choice of profession, you’ve likely committed yourself to doing what you can to help your clients improve their health, body composition, and performance.  

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7 Tips to Keep the Clients Coming Back

As personal trainers, our mission is to help clients achieve their goals. It’s a simple mission when you think about it, but how do we retain clients once we have helped them get to where they want to be? There are certain tools we can use to reassure our clients that we are always thinking about them, their results, and will commit to them long-term.

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Breaking Down Big Gym Pay

As a trainer or trainer-in-training, you have several options for working with clients, from home-based training to big box gyms. A lot of new trainers set their sights on those big gyms, hoping for the biggest payoff. Before you take that leap, let us show you what payment a big gym actually looks like.  Get all the information before making your next important career decision.

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Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? How about the gift of health, fitness, and no more Dad Bod? The gift of a personal trainer is a great idea and so thoughtful that your dad will truly be surprised. It’s not a gift to be chosen lightly, though. Everyone needs something different from a trainer, so let us show you how to pick out the perfect fitness professional for your dad so he gets the most out of his sessions.

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Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

I am a retired scientist, age 55, I recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and also have the Masters certification [Master Trainer] from ISSA as well, do you think I am too old to be a fitness trainer and to be taken seriously, do you think people will respond well since I am an old guy, I don't look my age at all and am in fantastic shape, however fitness trainers are usually half my age, thoughts?

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Outdoor Boot Camp 101

Outdoor boot camps are hot in fitness right now. Training clients want variety and many are drawn to the challenge of a boot camp and the promise of fresh air and sunshine. To jump on this trend, you need to do a lot of planning. Let our boot camp expert guide you through the process with this handy guide to everything you need to know before hosting your first outdoor boot camp class.

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