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Entries in Personal Training (20)


Challenges in the fitness industry need to be overcome

The new year can be considered a fresh beginning, so with it comes different challenges. Every club has them, as does the industry as a whole. 

One of the most common and recurring “issues” is finding quality employees, especially personal trainers as that is one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry. Getting the right people to improve both the businesses as well as industry-wide in order to move health and fitness in the right directions is hard to come by.

Read on to see what IHRSA members feel are their biggest challenge in 2014, as well as issues concerning the industry.

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All things personal training in next IHRSA webinar

Any business would love to be able to hire the applicant who was at the top of their class, has the most practical experience, and is a delight as an employee. 

First off, that person rarely, if ever, exists. Second, just because a candidate is flawless on paper it doesn’t automatically mean they will fit in with your company.

Hiring the right personal trainer is one of the main objectives for the next IHRSA Webinar, “Practical Tools for Leading and Managing Your Personal Training Team,” on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The webinar is sponsored by Cybex.

Read on to see who is leading the webinar, what will be discussed and how to register.

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Increase your personal training business with next IHRSA webinar

Health and fitness clubs that don’t have a successful personal training department probably have issues with retention and possibly even making a profit.

It is a time where more and more people want to get in better shape - often looking to attain specific goals or working on particular areas of their body. And, personal training is the answer. Whether it is in a large or small group setting, or one-on-one, working out with a trained professional is definitely trending up.

But as many clubs are finding out, just putting on your website or Facebook page that the service is offered is not enough and most likely won’t translate into success. 

IHRSA’s next webinar will certainly assist club owners and managers that are looking for a little assistance on the subject. “Championship Personal Training: Increasing Your Business Performance” is Thursday, Sept. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (EDT), with Jarod Cogswell, founder of Enterprise Athlete

Read on for more on IHRSA's next webinar.

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What pain is normal?

This may sound like a broken record, but today's This Week in the Fitness Industry has quite a bit of variety.

  • Cybex gives tips for personal trainers during assessment
  • Anytime Fitness collects items for Oklahoma
  • What aches and pains are normal?
  • Get rid of a smelly and dirty gym

Read on for more.

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Webinar will help increase personal trainer bottom line

Personal trainers at a health club offer so many positives that in most instances it is business suicide to not offer this money-making and member-attracting segment. 

Personal trainers not only can bring in extra money from your members, a good group can bring in new members through word-of-mouth and position you as the go-to place for individuals in training, rehab or needing an extra push from someone who can point them in the right direction. 

IHRSA’s next webinar, Personal Training – Developing a Million Dollar Business, sponsored by Cybex, is Thursday, April 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., focuses on this area.  Cost is $39 for members, $79 for non-members. 

Read on for more on the webinar.

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