I am humbled to be selected Personal Fitness Professional September 2020 Trainer of the Month.
Just a reminder that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Here is the interview with PFP Magazine . . .
What inspired you to start your business?
In 2004, I was gainfully employed with a 9-5 job and would regularly attend my local YMCA. I was approached by a trainer and was asked if I was a personal trainer. I looked over the AFAA book at that time and fell in love with the science of movement and empowered to help others.
What is one hard lesson you’ve learned in business you believe has been most valuable?
To practice self-care and know it is ok to not be #1 in training sessions for your club. There is trade-off with training many hours and it can affect your physical and mental health. It is ok to say no to clients; they usually understand and reschedule.
If I asked one of your clients why they choose you over other places/gyms/trainers, what would they likely say?
Listening. I listen to their SMART goals and for each session I listen to make sure the workout is safe and conducive to their goals.
Name one or two ways you are trying to raise the bar in the industry?
Educating new trainers about the differences of salary vs. commission positions. Knowing the difference will set expectations (e.g. sales vs. salary). Secondly, the importance of taking advantage of social media, social networking with local businesses and creating a brand. All it requires is some creativity and time. Building their own brand will not conflict with working for a club. It will only assist them in servicing a broader audience. We are service providers and can work towards the betterment of our community via videos, articles, podcasts, local events and more.
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