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TOP 3 Group Training Secrets

We have reviewed ideas for group training at your fitness facility….

Today, I want to share MY TOP 3 secrets to making group training a success

Work Your Clients Hard

Clients like to know that you’re able to push them a little harder than what they are able to do on their own.  This adds value to your sessions because they know they couldn’t do it on their own.


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1. Use Various Personal Training Tools

In order to make a Group training session look different than a Group Exercise Class, it’s important to use tools that a client couldn’t have access to on their own. This will add value to the sessions and will ensure clients continue training with us for the long-term. Use tools like Exercise balls, Medicine Balls, Wobble Boards, Tubes, Skipping Ropes, Boxing Bags and gloves, Steps etc.

2. Mix it Up

If you do the exact same program every week, clients will get bored very quickly and will believe that you have taught them everything they need to know and will likely discontinue training with us. However, if you mix up the workouts and always introduce them to new exercises, sequences and equipment, they will see the value in continuing with your program on an ongoing basis. This will keep them excited and help them avoid plateaus. It’s OK to use some of the same exercises every week, but always be sure you included at least a few new exercises and workout ideas.

3. Educate 

Every week come prepared with your Teaching Focus for that session. For example, one week you may teach the group the importance of water and then the following week, teach them the concept of momentary muscle fatigue. Regularly refer to the teaching focus during the session so that by the end of the hour, you are confident that your clients have a strong grasp on the relevance of the particular topic. Regularly bring Client Handouts to your sessions. Assign homework.

Want to get TONS of new ideas to bring back to your clients? Attend our fit pro educational event the Spring Fitness & Training Forum! Sunday March 3rd. Portland, OR area. Doris Thews presenting. Get CECs. Automatic 10% off through Feb 22nd. Lots of sessions to choose from.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan


Register NOW – Spring Fitness & Training Forum

The Spring Fitness & Training Forum is Sunday March 3rd – Portland, OR area! With International Presenter Doris Thews and local favorites Physical Therapist Dr. Jeni Gall and the amazing Derrick DeLay.
Join us and other Pacific Northwest Fit Pros for a 1 day event with numerous sessions to choose from. Lunch is included. 10% off through Feb 22nd.

0.8 NSCA & 0.9 NASM APPROVED!
ACE 0.8 Coming Soon!

 

 


 

      

Try These Valentine’s Day Deals

Last week I gave you some action steps to help your clients and your business as we lead up to Valentine’s Day. We LOVE to share the LOVE in February. You should too!

Here at the deals we are running for Valentine’s Day/The Month of February:

  • 10% off Partner Training
  • Introduction to Group Training Package $99 (reg. $300)
  • We also over special Valentine’s Day classes


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There is still time to offer something similar to YOUR clients this month.

Create a flier to promote your Valentine’s Day deals!

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So go ahead. Help your clients get more training and help your business at the same time. Share the love this Valentine’s Day!

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

 

 

 


Spring Fitness & Training Forum

The Spring Fitness & Training Forum is Sunday March 3rd – Portland, OR area! With International Presenter Doris Thews and local favorites Physical Therapist Dr. Jeni Gall and the amazing Derrick DeLay.
Join us and other Pacific Northwest Fit Pros for a 1 day event with numerous sessions to choose from. Lunch is included. 10% off through Feb 22nd.

0.8 NSCA & 0.9 NASM APPROVED!
ACE 0.8 Coming Soon!


Get information like this and everything you need to run a successful fitness business with the same system I wrote and use at our facilities every day…..

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

BOPTbooklets 225x300 How to Gather Email Leads OnlineHey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?! You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

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Fit Pro Action Steps For Valentine’s Day

We have 2 weeks until Valentine’s day. Take these action steps to inspire your clients and potential clients to ‘give the gift of fitness’ to their loved ones.


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  • Get in the habit, and train your staff, to ask each client over the next week “Do you need to pick up a Valentine’s Day gift certificate?”  Just ask!
  • Have hearts with healthy gift ideas posted throughout the studio/gym.

    • “Chocolate is gone in a few minutes. Give vitality, energy and fitness instead!”
    • “Flowers die in a few days. Give the gift that keeps giving forever!”
  • Post sample gift certificates and gift cards throughout the studio with cute Valentine’s Day messages on them.
  • Host a Couples Bootcamp, Boxing, Yoga or cycling class.
  • Offer Valentine’s Day partner training specials.

There is still time to make the best of Valentines Day. It is the season of love! If someone loves themselves and their partners, they will give a gift that really changes their life!

Yours in health, fitness and business,
Sherri McMillan

 


Spring Fitness & Training Forum

The Spring Fitness & Training Forum is Sunday March 3rd – Portland, OR area! With International Presenter Doris Thews and local favorites Physical Therapist Dr. Jeni Gall and the amazing Derrick DeLay.
Join us and other Pacific Northwest Fit Pros for a 1 day event with numerous sessions to choose from. Lunch is included. 10% off through Feb 22nd.

 


Get information like this and everything you need to run a successful fitness business with the same system I wrote and use at our facilities every day…..

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

BOPTbooklets 225x300 How to Gather Email Leads OnlineHey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?! You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL!


 

      

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Offer These Top 2019 Fitness Trends?

The American College of Medicine recently released a report of the Top New Fitness Trends for 2019. Do you offer  these options for your clients/members? Our clients are looking for variety, quality and accountability. Keep things interesting and they will keep coming back for more.


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Wearable Tracking Devices

Whether it’s your Apple Watch, FitBit, Garmin or Polar monitor, exercise enthusiasts are enjoying the ability to monitor their fitness activity each day. It provides regular feedback that will increase your chances of making healthier choices, holds you accountable and you can even view and set challenges with your friends and family. My Apple Watch even tells me when to stand or take a minute to breathe. Other technology will monitor your sleep habits, an important component of health.

Functional Training and Mobility

Programs that develop overall muscular strength, endurance and mobility with the primary purpose of creating optimal health and the capacity to be more functional at life are becoming more popular. People don’t want to be just fit in the gym but want to be better at their ability to live life to the fullest. They want to be able to lift better, climb stairs stronger and experience less injuries, aches and pains.

Personal Training

It is clear that having a coach or trainer oversee your health and fitness program and hold you accountable to assure you stay on track is the key to sticking with it for the long term for many people. Trainers, once a luxury for the rich and famous, are now being used by mainstream exercisers to help them stick to their fitness program. Even the medical community is recognizing trainers as an important component in the effort to mitigate disease by helping individuals adopt healthier behaviors. A physician just doesn’t have the time to oversee and customize a patient’s fitness plan but coaches and trainers can help bridge the gap between a doctor’s recommendation that a patient needs to start exercising and eating better and the patient’s adherence to that prescription. Personal Training has become less about helping people achieve a 6-pack or a certain body fat percentage, but rather has helped people manage cancer and heart disease, improve their blood pressure and bone density, manage Parkinsons and Diabetes, rehab from injuries and joint pain, overcome obesity and so much more.

High Intensity Interval Training

Exercise enthusiasts continue to be drawn to programs such as Cross-Fit, BootCamps, and various other HIT type workouts. Results in less time is very attractive to a busy individual.

Body Weight Training

The ability to workout anywhere with no equipment and still provide great results is beneficial to many. You will continue to see exercise like Burpees, Pushups, Squats, Lunges, Planks etc incorporated into fitness programs and classes.

Group Training

More people are participating in group exercise whether it’s Barre, Bootcamp, Cycling, Rowing, Zumba, or Yoga. Exercise enthusiasts recognize that working out in a group is motivating, holds you accountable, pushes you further and is fun.People need to feel part of a community – especially in today’s day in age where technology can make us feel so isolated. Finding your Fitness Tribe is extremely beneficial.

Yoga

It’s difficult to talk about Yoga as a trend since it’s one of the oldest fitness modalities; however, more people are recognizing the value of Yoga and incorporating into their weekly fitness regime. You will notice more Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Movement classes surfacing that will focus on release, lengthening, rest and recovery versus just pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion. More classes will instruct us to ‘be in the moment’.

At the beginning of every year, many of our clients set specific goals for adopting and maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. Trying a new activity or new approach may be the key for helping your clients stick to their program this year!

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan


Couve Run 2017Join us for the COUVE CLOVER RUN – 3, 7 & 10 MILES on March 24th, 2019 in downtown Vancouver, WA. Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us at the 5th Annual Couve Clover Run. Wear your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities! We will make you earn your post-event party, but it will be off the charts hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver Pubs & Breweries.