Archive for May, 2009

Hitting The Road to Ryan Lee’s Event in Stamford

Posted on 14. May, 2009 by .

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Here’s a little video update from our trip from Queens to Stamford: [youtube U5hXKI8LMEI nolink] We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the weekend rolls on so keep your eyes on the blog!

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Getting Ready to KILL IT at the Continuity Summit!

Posted on 13. May, 2009 by .

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This is crazy. Just eleven months ago, I remember sitting in my apartment a month and a half into my first personal training job when I stumbled across this blog for the first time. Now, here I am less than a year later – I’ve dumped the gym (thanks Kaiser), moved back to the South, have already attended a big industry conference in LA at Bedros’ Event, and I have shaken hands and exchanged phone calls and e-mails with many of the current and future heavy hitters in the fitness industry. And now in the same month, I’ll be helping out behind the scenes at Ryan Lee’s event in Stamford, Connecticut at The Continuity Summit. Like I said, crazy.. Because of Ryan’s background, there’s sure to be a lot of other fitness business owners there.  Even one of the speakers, nutrition expert and creator of Warp Speed Fat Loss,  Mike Roussell will be in attendance, representing the fitness industry as a social media expert.  Goes to show you, there’s room to get involved online – even if you see yourself as more of an old school type of trainer. From what I understand, this whole event is going to be […]

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The Fitness Business Summit Aftermath

Posted on 10. May, 2009 by .

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It’s been almost a week that I’ve been back from the Fitness Business Summit, the event Bedros Keuilian threw out in Anaheim last weekend.  Over three hundred of the industry’s finest showed up, and with the crowd and presenters included, the whole thing was bananas. And from my end, things were even more crazy – the event itself was just a backdrop for everything that went on.  For the first time I met a lot of industry heavy-hitters who I’ve gotten to know but have never met in the flesh.  And I also got to connect with a lot of the blog readers and people I’ve made friends with online.  The social part of the weekend was even bigger than anything I learned. With all the hanging with friends, eating, and  partying, you almost forget there was a conference going on in the background! Here’s a full recount of the weekend: Thursday, April 30 Thursday was real cool.  Me and Doug Groce, who you probably know from the blog and is someone really on the rise in the inside of the fitness marketing world, met up at the airport because our flights were arriving at the same time.  Me and […]

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Dave Parise Personal Training Tools

Posted on 03. May, 2009 by .

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If you follow this blog you know who Dave Parise is – the man is basically the prototype Personal Trainer … And one thing about Dave is he’s never shy or hesitant to share his vast wisdom; he did over 1.6 MILLION in sales at his facility in Connecticut without any of the direct response advertising tactics I’ve told you about and you’ve been reading about on the web – just plain old fashioned positive PR! Here are a couple of choice bits of wisdom from the master, and a couple of excellent and tremendously AFFORDABLE tools he’s put out there for trainers to take what they do to the top-level: _______________________________________________________ Ultimately, it’s not about certification… it’s about application! By Dave Parise Super Trainer Advisory Board Please remember certifications mean nothing. They look great on the wall. If they make you feel better, then so be it. I once read a book on surgery, does that make me a doctor? I want you to take time to look around at some of the exercises being performed at your fitness center. You may have a laugh, a wonder, or a moment of insight. I hope you see and understand the […]

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