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Wondering how to make sense of the alphabet soup of trainer certifications? Use this guide to compare them and make the most out of whichever one you choose!
Want to grow your personal training business? Watch this video and heed these 5 tips from successful trainer and entrepreneur Ryan Hughes!
Thinking about turning your passion for fitness into a career? Get off on the right foot by following these 7 steps to become a certified personal trainer!
Meet three personal trainers who are committed to teaching the ins and outs of fitness to anyone in need, from kids to physique athletes to other trainers!
Stacey Alexander is taking the IFBB bikini circuit by storm with top-five finishes in the last Olympia and Arnold. She's also a personal trainer with a top-notch facility in Las Vegas.
This former swimmer learned that he had a penchant for physical training. Now he trains personal trainers how to get better!
Goals can change in a hurry. One minute you're thinking about getting fit and the next thing you know you are training your friends and neighbors.
Personal trainers can be a great asset, but a bad one can do more harm than good. Follow these 8 rules to find the perfect trainer for you!
To help people advance toward their mental and physical thresholds, Michael will use every tool in the trainer's toolkit. He teaches physical fitness that has no borders!
A personal trainer can help you get where you want to go, but only if you have the right mindset. Knowing these truths will help you get the most out of the experience!
A lifetime in fitness took Dewayne from Kansas to Texas, from amateur to pro, and from obscurity to prominence. This is growth. This is fitness.
The world doesn't need more trainers. It needs more <i>good</i> trainers. Leave the wannabes behind. Build businesses on firm foundations with these tips!
Personal trainers can make or break your transformation ambitions. The right choice leads to victory. The wrong choice may slow you down.
Are you considering becoming a personal trainer, or just wanting to be a better one? In either case, you need to work on developing yourself before you set foot on the gym floor. Here's your skills checklist!
When Tasha achieved a personal weight loss goal, she felt the inspiration to share what she learned with others. She became a trainer, and now guides new weightlifters to the promised land!
Need some training guidance? These three personal trainers reveal how they help their clients succeed. Their moderator? None other than our own Ripped Dude!
You want a trainer who shouts ‘yes!’ when you want to say ‘no,’ and then screams ‘no!’ when you’re craving to say ‘yes.’ Crush doubt and elevate yourself with help this IFBB figure competitor!
He grew up in a tiny mountain town where fitness is barely on the radar. But this didn’t stop Dylan from pursuing a career helping athletes achieve their best!
Websites abound offering personalized workouts and big-time results—for a price. Here’s what you need to know before giving up your digits.
The Marine Corps uses rigorous training principles that can break the best of us. Chris Kaag helps you successfully translate that intensity to the weight room!
Emily was a soccer standout until injury put her on the sidelines. Now she's found a new 'whey' to win as a personal trainer and nutritionist!
When you're looking for a trainer, you want someone who can bolster and break your will. You need it, so you pay for it.
Bodybuilders make terrific trainers because they run the gamut of training procedures. See what separates Kent from the fitness pack!
There are hundreds of ways to train the body, so why limit yourself? Aundrea mixes multiple approaches to train her clients, to shock and shape bodies!
Aspiring weightlifters put incredible faith in their personal trainers. Trainers must dedicate their time wholly to each client, in and out of the gym. Tony Sabanos is a consummate pro.
Known as The Glute Guy, Bret Contreras is a regular contributor to Men's Health, Men's Fitness and Oxygen. Check out his training methods and our exclusive lower-body workout!
Having reached the half-century mark, Lea has a world of knowledge to share with her clients. Read about her success stories--including her own.
Chris Walker wins the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer Of The Month! He was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals!
Congratulations Dan McCaw on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Dan was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals!
If you are new to exercising and need motivation or instruction, hiring a trainer may put you on the proper path to fitness.
Congratulations Leigh Anne Emerich on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Leigh Anne was chosen for her commitment to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals!
Justin Woltering wins the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer Of The Month! He was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals!
Here's your step-by-step, go-to guide for making a trainer/client match made in heaven!
Congratulations Whitney Barnhill on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Whitney was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for her commitment to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals!
Have you considered getting expert assistance from an online trainer? We rely on the internet and internet services for most of our daily needs. Why not find the perfect online trainer?
Congratulations Jessie Pavelka on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Jessie was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals!
If you've decided to finally stick to your resolution of joining a gym for the New Year and can make it past the first 30 days, this is information you won't want to pass up. If you are unfamiliar with the gym scene, start by getting a good, dedicated trainer and check for free sessions. If you can't find one of those, ask other knowledgeable members and chances are they'd be happy to help. After getting started, keep your mind focused on the task at hand, creating a strong mind-muscle connection will get you better results. To ensure success, mix up your everyday lifting and cardio routine with other fitness related activities to keep things from getting boring.
In this tell all exposé, get Ava's professional caliber tips on training for competition, including special emphasis on back and legs. No magic tricks here, it's straight bodybuilding with compound movements, standard rep ranges, and strict form. Layne continues to calibrate her program in light of the individual subtleties of contest prep.
With her sites squarely set on the Olympia, Ava finds her network of support a key factor, with Gaspari Nutrition, Layne, and others her cornerstone to build from. Intimidating the competition doesn't hurt either. Not surprisingly she tracks he macronutrients like a hawk, utilizing online tools for logging and fine tuning. She adds that water manipulation is the key to muscle fullness going into a show.
Connecting through BodySpace and eventually in person at the Olympia, Layne and Ava quickly formed a comfortable working relationship. Layne proves to be the essential weapon to facilitate her already fierce drive for excellence, quickly rising into a formidable player even amidst the enhanced competition. This army brat and California girl turned to personal training and bodybuilding as an outlet for her razor-edged focus after going through the Hollywood meat grinder.
Push beyond your limits and unlock new pathways of extreme growth as you follow the mass routine created by legendary 6-Time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates. Prepare to take on the very same body-shocking failure sets that elevated him into legend, and will test your threshold of possibility.
6-time Mr. Olympia, Dorian Yates has 5 muscle-pounding exercises that you can use to build fully automatic guns and a shirt-shredding chest. Get ready to teach your chest and biceps what BUILDING MUSCLE really means.
The economy is taking its toll on the fitness industry and many personal trainers are starting to feel the crunch. In these tough times you have to learn to diversify to make the entire process profitable and successful.
Congratulations Rick Brennan on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Rick was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for his health and fitness contributions that he provides for his clients!
Congratulations Angelo on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Angelo was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for his health and fitness contributions that he provides for his clients!
A lack of differentiation is a costly game that will inevitably undermine your personal training business. Find out how you can help others and make more money.
Ric points out that the term "personal trainer" is a newer invention, and in the Golden Era they were known as "gym instructors" and evokes his own short lived stint. Then in popular fashion, he discharges a barrage of observations and disappointments about this saturated industry.
There is no doubt that tough economic times have hit many gyms across this country. It's time to re-think your approach to potential clients. Read more to see the top 10 tips to help you recruit new clients!
Congratulations Sarah on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Sarah was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for her health and fitness contributions that she provides for her clients!
Don't fall into the trap of one-size-fits-all personal training. Learn to be a better personal trainer and take Tony Catanzaro's advice on positive feedback and unique workouts for each body type.
Kane shows fellow bodybuilder Ogechukwu the way of the Wolf with extreme one arm preacher curls.
Congratulations Armen Pogosyan on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Armen was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for his health and fitness contributions that he provides for his clients!
Congratulations Dave Graziosi on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Dave was awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month for his health and fitness contributions that he provides for his clients!
Every trainer should be excited to train at this time in the world, and fishing for clients right now is easier than ever... Here are ideas to mix up your training protocol and get old and new clients motivated. Try them out now!
Bodybuilding.com is delivering a free, live webinar on personal training and the benefits of using BodySpace in helping clients reach their goals, along with opportunities for trainers to build their revenue. Watch the video replays, available now!
Have you ever considered hiring a diet and training advisor to help you achieve your best body ever or even to get ready for a competition? The cost was probably more than you could afford, right? Well, we are about to change that starting NOW!
How can one become a personal trainer? When you exercise consistently it becomes a part of your lifestyle. Now you can turn that lifestyle into a job! Here is some invaluable information on getting certified, benefits and more.
It is more difficult to find a personal trainer than it is a good doctor. You have to select the right person since they are stepping into your life... Here are questions you need to ask.
Congratulations Anthony Bevilacqua! Anthony was chosen as the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month because of his dedication, enthusiasm, success, and much more! Those he has trained also share their story...
Congratulations Kerry Kayes! Kerry was chosen as the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month because of his hard work & dedication to improve the sport and those involved!
Congratulations Ramona Braganza! Ramona was chosen as the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month because of her success & dedication to improve the lives of so many!
Becoming a personal trainer is the easy part for most newly certified personal trainers, making a living can be much more difficult. AFI shares six simple rules for earning a healthy living as a certified personal trainer. Read on.
Congratulations Ashley Borden! Ashley was chosen as the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month because of her success & dedication to improve the lives of so many!
Personal training has been a profitable commodity in the fitness industry within the past decade… Distinguish between the fake and respected trainer from the following: required credentials, respected institutions, what to be weary of, and much more!
Congratulations Lance Sganzini! Lance was chosen as the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month because of his dedication to improving the lives of as many people as possible!
Marketing tips for trainers - 1. Offer a 'Bring a friend to workout day.' Learn more from this and 7 other descriptive ideas to improve your marketing and how you are perceived by clients!
The idea of why a trainer may be useful for your particular fitness program may hinder on cost, scheduling times, location, or other factors. Here are some basic points that you should know. They include: Safety, Motivation, and more. Learn more!
I have been intrigued with the idea of online training for a while now, but always felt it was difficult to truly provide a guided training experience... Learn more about how I have used the Google Calendar to make a schedule and more right here!
Motivation to train is a funny thing, it's either stimulated internally or externally. I could divide by examples the two types of training clients that I train. In this article I will talk about types of clients and the myth of ‘No Pain, No Gain’.
If you are a trainer and let a coffee client run your show then you could find yourself losing thousands of dollars. Learn how to avoid this tragedy by reviewing the following tips and client’s bill of rights.
This week, Tom Perkins and Dave DePew get the inside scoop on the business end of the Fitness industry from Chris Snook! Co-Author of Personal Trainers Burnout - How To Transform Frustrations To Fortune, and much more...
Dan Gastelu interviews noted bodybuilding author and interviewer, David Robson! In this audio interview, listen in to David's cool New Zealand accent and hear his thoughts on personal training and natural bodybuilding!
Personal Training is often purchased to satisfy a need for change. Your job is to find out exactly what those needs are... Learn more about the process of how a personal trainer can sell their services and why clients might object!
During my years of training, and through trial and error, I have come to develop a plan that has worked for every single female client I have trained who needed to drop some pounds. Learn more about this fat loss program right here!
Listen in as Dr. Jose Antonio and IFBB competitor Carla Sanchez interview the hottest names in the fitness and sports industries! This week: Jose and Carla interview celebrity trainer Gina Lombardi!
Welcome to the Awesome Musclesâ„¢ Podcast Series, where you learn about the best training and nutrition scientific breakthroughs, and approaches, directly from your favorite fitness expert, Daniel Gastelu.
Who is the most educated when it comes to providing nutritional advice? Personal Trainers, Sport Nutritionists? Get answers to that and more right here!
The average personal training client trains two times a week and is usually ten minutes late... Personal trainers need to know how to motivate and get returning customers. Learn more...
Whether you are a seasoned instructor or someone just starting out, developing the techniques necessary to be a great instructor are learned not inherited.
The type of trainer you want to hire is a trainer who is committed to be involved in guiding you to a better self. What is a good trainer?
This article is presented as the first of a two part series to help you choose a trainer in a rapidly changing environment.
The tips here will assist you in providing clients added value beyond education, and will help you to deliver to the client a rewarding experience. They will assist you, as a trainer, to be proactive regarding client needs, and they will help set you apar
The information I am about to cover is for personal trainers who are serious about making money, and no, just because you want to make money doesn't mean you don't care about your clients. It is totally possible to help them by giving an excellent service and in the process make a ton of cash!
Here are some suggestions for questions to ask. Find out what to ask your personal trainer to make sure he or she is right for you!
If you are serious about making a living, a great living, as a fitness professional then you need to put in place systems and strategies that will increase your profits while decreasing your time involved.
If you don't have a nice and tidy list of contacts please take some time today and get it together. Once you have your contacts in order please read this article and apply what you have learned. It could very well be the most profitable activity you ever do in your business.
Why would someone want to become a Certified Personal Trainer? What would make someone choose a profession helping lead others to a healthier lifestyle?
One of the worst things you could ever do is hold information back in hopes of up selling your clients. You don't want to ever hold anything back.
What is currently happening in our fitness society? Find out some great tips that are good to help attract more clients and much more...
The key to doing what you love is turning it into an income stream that comes to you passively. And to do that you must understand the three stages of entrepreneurship.
This may surprise you, but the number one asset you have in your training business is not your equipment. It's not you. It's not even your clients. The number one asset you have in your fitness business is...
How come these trainers, who know less than you, make more money than you? Learn why and how you can start making money!
It is important to keep the best interest of the client top priority at all times; even at the cost of lost revenue, thereby earning the client’s trust with genuine interest and caring!
Yeah, you heard me. You are a prostitute. I'm talking specifically to Health and fitness professionals. You dress up in tight spandex, you've developed a smooth line or two, you have a nice smile, you walk the floor at the gym, conference or whatever, and you do one thing. YOU SELL YOURSELF.
Fitness enthusiasts demand more options, less monotony, and a great work out. Unfortunately, many fitness trainers have not risen to this challenge...
What do most of these clients want? They want to lose weight! They have gained some extra pounds over the last month, year, decade or beyond, and want to make some permanent lifestyle changes to reverse this trend for summer. Learn how to design an effective fat loss program!
Abundant information is available on the benefits of exercise and successful aging, yet older adults are not receiving this vital information. Get it here!
Sales of gym memberships are at an all time high. Unfortunately fitness quackery is too. It seems like every gym you walk into these days includes at least one proposed fitness expert. I am sorry to say that 90% of the trainers in this field cannot tell you the difference between a fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fiber. Learn how to spot phonies!
The Personal Trainer is hired for one purpose and one purpose only: To help you to achieve your goals. He or she will not train for you, but will hold your hand and lead the way on your journey to excellence.
You've gotten your business up and running. You've identified a great title for your operation, and a great logo as well. Your first meeting is today and you don't know what to say, wear or how to approach them, learn it all here!
To protect yourself, and to make sure you're getting your money's worth, there are a few guidelines to observe. There's also a couple of litmus tests you can throw at your prospective trainer. Learn what they are and how to pick the right personal trainer for YOU!
You see, this fitness thing we all love can't be crammed down people's throats like you would medicine to a sick animal. Most of us were young dogs learning new tricks when we adopted the fitness lifestyle. Learn the 5 stages ISSA teaches thier trainer's to be successful!
Two women weigh the same, but one can eat 840 calories more than the other without gaining weight. Learn why and check out this full workout for your girlfriend.
If you have had problems in the past and don't know where to look for answers, look no further!
I am about to discuss keeping a daily journal that will allow EVERYONE, no matter what body-type you are, find out what works best for you when it comes to diet, training, and supplementation.
Let's focus on the REAL issue - does the gym measure up to your needs? Can you get a good, brutal workout here? Learn what to look for when choosing a gym!
Learn why spotting is so important and why it is so hard to find and keep a great spotter!
Before a new building can be erected on a site where an older building exists, the older building must be demolished first. Learn how your behaviour will be base your training!
As a certified personal trainer myself, I have noticed over the years how hard it is for a certified personal trainer to make it in a small town/city. Learn how to make it in your small town!
If you're new to the weightlifting game, there are hundreds of different exercises. How are you supposed to know which ones are effective and which ones aren't?
Whatever good advice you may get elsewhere, there is no substitute for your own personal trainer. My trainer helped me gain 34 pounds of muscle!
I like to look at everything I do with my training very closely. Knowing exactly why I'm doing certain routines, training methods and why I'm following a certain type of diet strategy.
Although it is not my intention to discuss the difference between work, movement and exercise in this article people tend to confuse the first two as engaging in fitness.
The physiques that impress me the most are the ones that powerful as well as well-built. I have a few bodybuilders/power lifters that I think are Training Partners: It's A Requirement in my eyes.
To those who do not know who Nietzsche is or know him but want to know him better tantalized over the state of human beings and degradation of values.
Five Keys to Getting Your Money's Worth: Are you frustrated with your training progress? if so, you probably can use some help in creating an individualized fitness routine.
You love bodybuilding! How can you make it a career though? Go pro? You don't have the genetics. Modeling? You know that for some reason God gave you a great body but stuck you with a face that scares small children. Own a gym? Keep playing the lottery. Personal training? Hey, this might be a great idea!
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*