The PTDC is here because of contributors like you.
Have an idea and think you have the writing chops to share it with the premier resource for personal trainers everywhere? We’d love to see your contributions, but be sure to read these guidelines first.
The quick (and important) details
Did you figure out an incredible way to program for dozens of clients to save time like Yunus Barisik has?
Can you talk someone’s ear off about how to properly and correctly assess a client’s squat like Kevin Mullins?
Or perhaps you know the ins and outs of Facebook marketing for fitness professionals like Scott Rawcliffe does?
Basically, if you have a brilliant idea that you think can improve the lives of personal trainers everywhere, we’d love to hear from you. But before you send it in, please spend five minutes reading through this page to ensure your idea gets to us!
What we’re looking for
Let’s get one thing out of the way: The PTDC is not a textbook or certification. We do not speak to the client who’s looking for ways to lose weight or build a big chest. Our readers are fitness professionals just like you.
Our goal is to improve your life and career by directly addressing the topics that you and every trainer are bound to struggle with, whether that’s about finding ways to save time, starting a gym, building an online training empire, or just getting the next client in the door.
Simply, our content educates and solves problems.
If you’ve found a way to do something better than somebody else or think you’re an expert on a particular topic, such as mobility, fat loss, or marketing, it’s fair game. We believe that no matter where a trainer is in his or her career, that trainer can always add to the conversation.
At the same time, we want to make sure our readers get the best material possible.
As such, we request that you pitch us your article idea first.
We no longer accept fully written drafts. Pitch us your idea with the form below.
Important Guidelines You Need to Know
Solutions: The article must outline a problem and give a detailed, actionable solution. For example, if you tell someone to be more approachable to clients, you should be able to exactly outline how one can do so, step by step with scripts.
Actionable advice: Whatever you write, it must leave the reader knowing what to do next. If there is an opportunity to provide email or conversation scripts, templates, worksheets, or checklists, please attach them.
Including multiple authorities from around the industry: When you are writing your article, think about including multiple voices and sources to support your points and examples. Say, for example, you’re writing about gym operations. Look for other authorities and fitness professionals who’ve opened or run successful gyms to be included in your article.
Bottom line: Every article must make the reader walk away, thinking “I didn’t realize I could do something like that. I now know what to do.”