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Best Content of the Week
It’s not just what you do, but how you do it. That’s this weeks’ theme, starting with Tony Gentilcore’s new article about the soft skills of coaching—like communication, empathy, and your ability to motivate your client. The most successful trainers with the happiest clients know these skills are just as important as their programming. Plus: How to do reps for better results, why we should stop hating on keto, and expert tips for building your fitness business.
— Esther Avant
Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter — Tony Gentilcore, tonygentilcore.com
All the advanced programming knowledge in the world means nothing if the client in front of you doesn’t buy into you and your program. That’s why the soft skills of coaching matter. Read Tony’s article to learn more about what they are and how to get better at them.
— Shane McLean
Do This to Improve Every Workout — Ali Fucio
This tip is simple. So simple you might wonder how Ali could fill 5 minutes talking about it. Then you watch the rest of the video … and realize you’ve been doing reps wrong this whole time. Click play to learn how to do reps for better results (without changing anything about your programming).
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Dan Feldman on Thursday, February 4, 2021
With keto backlash in full swing, it can be tempting to encourage everyone to eat carbohydrates. After all, we want everyone to know the benefits of carbs, and that they don’t have to cut carbs to lose weight. But we also need to understand that what works for one person might not work for another. And for some, a low-carb or keto diet can work. As Dan states in his post, “Just as we shouldn’t demonize carbs, we shouldn’t demonize low-carb diets.”
— Christina Abbey
Aligning Your Values to Attract an Amazing Team — Michael Keeler with Ashley Selman, Business For Unicorns
Ashley Selman is one of the best in the biz at building fitness businesses. In this episode, she and Michael share industry predictions. Ashley reveals the secrets behind her incredible retention rates and gives hiring strategies. She emphasizes the need for clear vision, communication, and aligning values. She explains her collaborative approach to personal development and creating bonding experiences both inside and outside the workplace.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] How to Turn Every Client into an Athlete — Michelle Boland, Robertson Training Systems
[Article] Why Personal Trainers Should Not Build Membership Platforms — Jonathan Goodman, the PTDC
[Video] Tips & Tricks to Grow Your Social Media – Your First Instagram Post — Dani Coco, Show Up Fitness
[Social Media] 5-Step Approach to Creating a More Inclusive Business — Amy Porterfield
[Podcast] What You Should Know About Scientific Claims — Nikki Naab-Levy with Travis Pollen, Results Not Typical
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