Archive for September, 2008

CAREER BURN-OUT!!! CHRIS SNOOK AND I GIVE INSIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS TO PERSONAL TRAINING PURGATORY!!! (listen to the no-holds audio of our conversation)

Posted on 25. Sep, 2008 by .

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ABANDON EVERY HOPE, ALL WHO ENTER HERE …. There isn’t a more dreaded term in Personal Training than BURN-OUT. Think of it as a kind of purgatory where life starts to lose pleasure and meaning, without an end in site. It might sound like I’m exaggerating, but this is a place that a lot of Training careers end up and eventually die-off. Some just assume it’s the inherent flaws of the career itself that leads to BURN-OUT. In reality there were probably a lot of things you could have done along the way to save you from this problem and lead to continued happiness with Personal Training. So just like a dreaded disease, right now let’s get into the causes, prevention, and cure.

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“ALL MARKETERS SHOULD KILL THEMSELVES!!!” The late, great Bill Hicks and I deliver our take on Information Marketing for Personal Trainers (gratuitous eye-candy included)!

Posted on 17. Sep, 2008 by .

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“Yes, you too can be the next ten million dollar fitness entrepreneur!” In part, Super-Trainer started as an answer to the shameless marketing that’s taken over the fitness industry over the past few years. It was a call to get back to basics – get good at training first and take advantage of what this field has to offer. But if you noticed, it’s not just in fitness that this information marketing craze has taken over. If you browse the web, you’ll see it in almost every field imaginable. With my original feelings on the subject, it’s kind of ironic that I too am now selling stuff online; in my case, it’s the new web and branding services I’m offering to help trainers get their practices pumping hard. And beyond that, maintaining a popular blog and looking to reach lots of people with it (after all, I’m not talking to myself) has forced me to learn a lot about marketing. In that way you could even call me a marketer. But before you throw me in with all the other snake oil peddlers, let me give you my take on this field and my stance on it and in it.

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YOUR FAVORITE BLOG TURNS ONE YEAR OLD + HERE’S WHAT’S NEW AT SUPER-TRAINER ….

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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When did SUPER-TRAINER get started? I’m not really sure. But around this time is when I first talked to Gunnar Peterson for one of the early posts, so let’s call this the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. The year’s flown by, but it feels like a lot has changed. I’m not talking about just with me, but with the blog too. I hope you got some change and growth out of it too, because that’s what this is about. If you haven’t been skimming around or are just joining us, here’s whats-up:

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“HOW DO I GET STARTED IN PERSONAL TRAINING?!?!?” My Definitive Answer To Starting A Career In Fitness ….

Posted on 05. Sep, 2008 by .

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HOW DO I GET STARTED IN PERSONAL TRAINING?That’s the number one question getting thrown around these days. Instead of skating around the subject, let’s get right to the heart of it. It seems everyone wants to get started in Personal Training for some reason. It’s the question every guy and gal that’s ever gotten passionate about fitness has thought to themselves at some time. They know fitness is something that comes easy to them, and they know they’d be good at it. So once and for all, here’s the answer – HOW TO GET STARTED IN PERSONAL TRAINING, all covered in one post! I hope you’re ready for this one, because it’s got a few parts and might get a little complicated (chuckle), but I’m going to guide you through it right now – please perform each step in order: wherever you are right now, stand up raise your right hand put it over your heart yell in a very loud voice “I AM NOW A PERSONAL TRAINER!” Congratulations! You’re now officially a trainer! How did that feel? Do you feel any different? Well you should, because that’s all it takes. Unlike most other professions, there isn’t a national regulating […]

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