Sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns and take charge. I use a powerful piece of software to find personal training clients (online and in person) in the Texas area. I can also find online clients around the world. For instance, as of this post I know that their are 1754 opportunities […]
Sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns and take charge.
I use a powerful piece of software to find personal training clients (online and in person) in the Texas area. I can also find online clients around the world. For instance, as of this post I know that their are 1754 opportunities around the world for personal trainers. Either someone is looking to work with a personal trainer to lose weight and get in shape or someone is looking to hire a personal trainer for their business. There are 39 opportunities in the state of Illinois, 229 in the state of California and 41 in Colorado.
And that’s just for the search phrase “personal trainer”.
How about if I searched for:
- personal training
- bootcamp trainer
- boot camp
- bootcamp program
- strength and conditioning
Sometimes I find some pretty funny want ads for a personal trainer. Like the one below:
I love the part about “don’t ask us to eat egg whites, grilled chicken, and broccoli – and never ask us to give up wine.”
- Never ask us to workout?
- Never ask us to get up too early?
- Don’t interrupt us when we’re talking to each other?
- Take lots of pictures of us for our facebook page.
I deleted that want ad.
Anyway, this software is powerful in lots of different ways and I thought you might be interested. Technology can be amazing if used in the right way. If you’re interested in having me run a personalized report for you and your bootcamp/personal training/coaching business, contact me
I’ll take up to 3 people per state, 1-2 for smaller states. You’ll get your own weekly report delivered to your mailbox of people who are looking for a trainer or companies that are looking to hire a trainer. The report comes in csv format which you can load into excel or some similar program.
How much will I charge you? Name your price.
BACK TO SCHOOL ADVERTISING
This is a great time to promote your personal training/bootcamp services to Moms and Dads who have more free time now that the kids are back in school. I’m sending 3 of my 4 back to school tomorrow and I’ll have a lot more free time to do the things that interest me. As fitness pro’s we all know that this time of the year can be dangerous in terms of that holiday weight gain – school activities, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So I’m creating press releases, articles, videos and social media campaigns to target these stay at home Moms and Dads.
I’m letting them know about my training services, my availability and my desire to help them get in great shape!
It’s also a great time to train those overworked, stressed out teachers.
- Can you offer an exclusive “school yard bootcamp” just for teachers? Go to them after school and train them for 30-45 minutes
- Create an online program for them with videos, a private facebook page and a monthly fitness challenge. Teachers have always been a big part of my own bootcamp. They love training this way and they enlist their fellow teachers to join.
AVOID THE “FRESHMEN FIFTEEN”!
If you’re near a college, you can advertise your “Avoid The Freshmen Fifteen” training program/bootcamp. Let them know that those extra calories in the form of alcohol and pizza, along with sitting for long periods while studying, can put on 15lbs or more of ugly body fat.
And then offer your services. Help them build their own dorm room gym – resistance bands, light dumbbells, suspension trainer. Go on Fiverr.com and find someone to spread your business flyers, business cards around campus for $5. You can find someone on Fiverr.com to create your flyers in just a few days.
FRESHEN UP YOUR BOOTCAMP
One of my favorite “go to” guys for workouts, challenges and games is Leon Melnicenko
He’s JUST updated Unique Bootcamp Workouts to version 2.0. Inside of this massive bootcamp/personal training resource, you’ll get:
- 36 Epic Team Games: Sick of losing clients through the winter? These games are not only fun and exciting but they are proven to keep your clients up to 76% longer than normal giving you a massive boost in your income. (value: $49)
- 36 Team Challenges: Brilliant for building your fitness community very quickly, forging friendships and getting your clients working together as a team. This is the secret that will build your bootcamp and boost your profits in record time. (value: $49)
- 15 Finisher Drills - If you want to get your clients the results they came for and super fast, then use these fat burning metabolic finisher drills. Also great for building client testimonials very quickly. (value$29)
- 20 Individual Challenges: These always create a massive sense of achievement when complete and add something totally different in to the mix. Keeping thing interesting a fresh means your clients wont leave ‘YOU’ for competing camps and low cost gyms. (value: $19)
- 10 Fitness Tests: If you can show your clients they’re improving all the time, they’ll never have a reason to leave your bootcamp. This is how highly successful and profitable bootcamp owners thrive in ‘freezing cold winters‘ when everybody else seems to be sinking. (value: $19)
- 28 Partner Challenges: These are great for building friendships, especially important when new prospects come for their very first session, fitting in straight away will increasing the chance of the the prospect signing up to your bootcamp dramatically. (value: $55)
- 20 Team Circuits: You’ll no longer have to worry about getting your clients Killer results. When mixed with finisher drills, these always produce mind blowing results. Team Circuits are fun, exciting and guaranteed to super charge your workouts. (value: $39)
- 5 Sledge Hammer games: Using fun and challenging games like this instantly separates you from the competition, just think about it, who else is known in your area for delivering fun and action packed workouts, first time, every time.Exactly – Knowbody! (value: $19)
- 3 person/small group challenges - These are simple challenges that can be played just for fun or for points. They are another great way for new members to get to know the group, meaning you’ll get far more sign ups to your bootcamp programme. (value: $19)
- 50 Done for You: Tried and tested workout combinations to get you going. These are the smae workouts that took me from 6 members to over 90 in just 3 short months, just through word of mouth alone. Would you like that? (value: Priceless)
- FREE – Lifetime Upgrades of UBW 2.0: Every time I release an upgraded version of UBW 2.0, which is at least once a year, more like two. You’ll not only get the upgraded version, but you’ll get all the new bonuses that come with it.
And here’s his promise:
“I promise, after just one week of using Unique Bootcamp Workouts 2.0. Both you and your clients will be inspired and thrilled with what a difference it makes to your workouts. And once you’ve got the taste of impressing your clients, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it”.
It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
You can find out more about Unique Bootcamp Workouts 2.0 here.
Have a great week with great workouts!
I’m in the gym!
by Brian Duewel
The other day, I was picking up my youngest son from his summer camp. When I walked in, all the kids were spinning around with hula hoops burning a little energy before the parents showed up.
It got me thinking back to the fitness boot camp I used to offer. Every Saturday morning, a group of clients would meet me at a park and we’d sweat for about an hour. It wasn’t just adults; I had parents with children and kids-only classes too. But what all the classes had in common was that we worked hard, had fun and burned a lot of calories.
That brings me back to the hula hoops at the summer camp. My son Tyler and his buddies were vigorously exercising, without even knowing it. That’s why the hula hoop was a staple at my camps.
I once wrote about how to build a home gym with inexpensive, household equipment; now I’m going to tell you how to organize your own boot camp for almost nothing.
To start, pick up a hula hoop at any dollar store. Just the act of doing the hula will burn calories and work your core. But the fun doesn’t stop there. What I would do at the boot camps is roll the hoops out and make everyone chase after them. The sprinting and diving is great for cardiovascular fitness and agility.
Next, find an open field, whip out a few tennis balls and have everyone sprint to find them. With a group of people, you can throw a bunch of balls and whoever brings back the most wins the reward of an extra break.
If you’re near an actual playground, take full advantage of the monkey bars and other equipment. With my crew, we would do step-ups on the park benches, jog up and down the stairs and do triceps dips off the picnic table.
A simple little jump rope can go a long way to raise the heart rate – it’s actually a lot tougher than most adults remember. And obviously, ordinary calisthenics like running, pushups, crunches, jumping jacks and mountain climbers are free fitness tools you can add to your exercise repertoire.
The last great thing about my location was that there was a hill that would make everyone’s calves, quads and lungs burn. At the end of the hour, we’d run to the top and finish class with a “Rocky” dance. That’s an entire boot camp class for around $10.
Brian Duewel is a syndicated fitness columnist. If you have questions, comments, recipes or information you’d like to pass on, contact him at email@example.com; check out his blog at healthylivingwithbrianduewel.com
note – It’s a great time to start a bootcamp if you’ve been considering it. There’s tons of info on my site here at Fitness Workout Ideas, just use the search box at the top and type in bootcamp or visit my website at http://www.howtostartabootcamp.com
That headline sounds like something to do with fitness, huh?
But it has nothing to do with fitness although I’m going to borrow the quote and apply it to this post.
You need a work ethic and a drive to take it to the next level
The above quote has to do with video. I’ve talked about the importance of using video many times and how good video has been for my business. I’m always working on a video. Whether it be for:
- Other clients
- Toy trucks (my kids)
- Legos (my kids new YT channel)
The biggest obstacle of using video for fitness professionals is turning up and doing the work. Consistently producing and promoting your content with a long term outlook is the only way to success on YouTube.
The big news to me is just how popular some of the top YouTube personalities are. Variety Magazine published a survey last week of US teens aged 13-18 about their opinion on the world’s biggest online and traditional Hollywood and Pop stars.
The results were staggering, with the top 5 most appealing personalities coming from YouTube with the Smosh team finishing top, eclipsing the likes of Katie Perry, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
This highlights the success that can be achieved by the biggest names but also reflects the growth of the platform as a whole which is good news for all of us who are building audiences and businesses around YouTube.
Video is awesome and so powerful. But it has to be done right. To do it right, you’ll need guidance. The video below shows you what I mean and it takes all of the doubts, fears or questions out of the mix. If you are hesitant about using video in your own business then the video below is a much watch. If you’re looking to improve your videos quickly, then the video below is a must watch.
If you have an iphone – the video below will make your day! If you love to keep it lean and use the equipment that you already own without breaking the bank then you’ll love this! You’re going to get a big kick out of seeing great videos produced on your iPhone!
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There’s lots of Summer left here in Texas and it’s a perfect time to kick back and relax under the sun.
For anyone who’s serious about getting in shape, staying in shape or taking it to the next level 90 % of the time, your thoughts are probably focused on results, staying motivated and trying new workouts. Whether you are a general fitness enthusiast, a football player, a golfer, a bootcamper or a weekend warrior – this you take your workouts seriously. Right?
If you have a athletic mindset, high expectations, and self respect then you do not want to be walking around with a soft, smooth and flabby body, and you are always looking for ways to challenge yourself in a fun, unique way.
TRY “TRIPLANAR MOVEMENT”
In the image above, you can get a good idea of what triplanar motion is all about.
This guy has no idea what direction he’s going to be pulled in next. It could be up, down, left, right, angles, twists, etc. This is what triplanar means. Do you currently train in an aggressive triplanar manner when you do:
- Barbell squats?
- Bench Press?
- Sit Ups?
- Playing Golf?
- Playing Football?
- Using Suspension Trainers?
Answer – you do not use “aggressive” triplanar movement in any of the above on a consistent or thorough enough basis.
Golf, football and suspension trainers come close – the golf swing is not performed for enough volume nor is it done on both sides of the body. Depending on what position in football you’re playing, triplanar movement is limited. A receiver going up for the football and twisting back over the defensive back comes close. But he’s not doing this motion consistently on all sides of the body or with resistance.
Suspension trainers also come close. But same thing as above – the weight (your body weight) is usually centered and you’re working one side of the body as in a twisting side plank with leg lift. The body “knows” what’s coming. With the wake boarder above, you’re hitting the abs and core in a highly effective way but there is no resistance.
BRING IN THE SLEDGEHAMMER
This is where things get interesting. I’ve been training with a sledgehammer for over a year. Sure, I still do my bodybuilding workouts, Nexersys, powerlifting and a little crossfit. But since I’ve added in the sledgehammer, I find that I’m more conditioned, leaner, balanced, and stronger. Why? Because of the sledgehammer.
Let me explain.
Training with a sledgehammer is no more dangerous than kettlebells, barbells or dumbbells. I’ve been using the sledgehammer in my fitness bootcamp since 2005 and in my personal training business. I’ve been creatively experimenting with it for over a year and I’m not talking about striking a tractor tire with it. In fact, that may be one of the most dangerous exercises that can be done with a sledgehammer due to the potential of hitting your foot or having the sledgehammer bounce off of the tire and hitting you in the face.
As mentioned, the sledgehammer is a powerful fat loss weapon due in part to the unusual “triplanar offcentered mass effect” which results in the most effective ab and core workout that I’ve ever tried and… I’m done in half the time. And it’s not just for abs/core. Training your whole body with the sledgehammer is a new and fun experience.
In the image above, the woman is lifting, twisting, lunging, and maybe even statically holding the barbell.
The problem, though, that makes this exercise “easier” and less effective is that the weight is balanced or centered. Now, imagine a sledgehammer weighing 12lbs, 20lbs or 35lbs. The weight is shifted constantly through the various motions which MAKES the body have to constantly adjust, compensate and fire different muscles in order to keep the weight up.
THE UNKNOWING IS THE DIFFERENCE
Remember our wake boarder? He’s bumping up and down, pulled left and right, twisting. BUT…other than “maybe” a little body weight, there’s no resistance. Not compared to holding a 20lb sledgehammer.
Not even close.
In the image above, the guy holding the kettlebell is keeping the weight centered. Sure the kettlebell is swinging around but because of the centered weight, there’s no “unknown”. The length of the sledgehammer handle makes this exercise much harder. Let’s say the kettlebell in the image above weighs 35lbs. Now get a sledgehammer that also weighs 35lbs. Which is going to be more challenging to take through this movement pattern? If you’re experienced with kettlebells, common sense will tell you that the sledgehammer is going to be much more challenging due to the extra distance of the off centered mass of the sledgehammer.
Every single time you wrap your hands around a barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell, your goal is to stimulate as much muscle growth as you possibly can. But there are limitations. There’s no triplanar movement with an off centered mass as in training with a sledgehammer.
Some may ask, “Why do I need to add a sledgehammer to my workout routine?” My answer would be “Why not?” If you know of a better way to train that will improve coordination, flexibility, agility, hand/eye coordination, burn fat and build muscle why would you ignore it?
Especially since most of you already have a sledgehammer in your garage or tool shed. If not, you probably know you can get one at the local hardware store, Lowes or Home Depot. Next time, I’ll have a quick sledgehammer routine that you can use at home or anywhere. Rest up! It’s going to burn and keep those muscles guessing.
I can guarantee you it will work your abs and core unlike anything you’ve ever tried. I performed this workout myself last week and I’m still amazed at how sore my abs got during the following days. What does this new soreness mean to a guy who’s used to training abs regularly? It means that I haven’t been training with a tool that has an off-centered mass and that works in an almost constant triplanar motion.
More next time.
I’ll see you at the lake!
But right now I’m in the gym,
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