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Best Content of the Week
“I wish I got paid to work out like you do!”
I always thought this was a silly comment when I worked at a gym as a personal trainer. I wasn’t paid to work out. I was paid to train clients all day. Staying fit wasn’t my job—it was just an extra responsibility for my job. It was something I did on my own time after I was done with my work.
But it’s a tricky thing for us trainers. Little do our clients know how rampant eating disorders and insecurities are in our industry—an industry everyone thinks is full of super-confident jocks.
So how do you keep a healthy mindset around your own health and fitness as a coach? In this week’s top article, Chrissy King reminds us to practice what we preach.
Are Your Clients Judging Your Appearance? — Chrissy King, the PTDC
Most (if not all) trainers obsess and think about their bodies and whether or not they look the part. When really, we should be following our own advice we give clients. Chrissy King goes into 7 healthier mindsets trainers need to adopt to keep on an even keel and stop the obsession.
— Shane McLean
Personal Trainer: Should You Post Your Prices on Social Media? — Chris and Eric Martinez
I remember agonizing over this question when I first started my online business. In this week’s video, you’ll learn an excellent and succinct argument to settle this question once and for all.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by EC Synkowski on May 5, 2021
“I’m eating X-amount of calories and I’m still not losing weight!” Ever heard that from clients? EC Synkowski (@optimizemenutrition) suggests the reason could be underreporting. I love the positive spin she casts on this frequent misstep. She says this is “good news,” because the client has the power to change by adjusting or improving their tracking habits and methods.
— Christina Abbey
Nutrition Coaching, Customer Experience and Business Growth: With Mike Doehla — Stuart Aitken, Lift the Bar
Mike Doehla has built a highly successful nutrition coaching company by overdelivering on customer care. Doehla gives us insights into his processes: How he takes losses to keep clients happy, his exceptionally low coaching turnover, no-cost marketing, and organic growth. He takes us through client onboarding and the hiring practices that set Stronger U apart.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] Move Boulders, Not Pebbles — Adam Bornstein, Born Fitness
[Article] How to Use “Worst-Case Scenario” to Inspire Action Instead of Fear — Samantha Kellgren, Simply Well Coaching
[Video] Menopause: Let’s Talk About MenopoCalypse — Astrid Naranjo with Amanda Thebe
[Social Media] Do You Have an All or Nothing Mindset? — @carrieleefitness
[Podcast] On Strength Training for Yoga — Travis Pollen, Jenni Rawlings, and Nikki Naab-Levy, Results Not Typical
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