Archive for July, 2009

3 Books That Will Make Your Online Fitness Business Explode

3 Books That Will Make Your Online Fitness Business Explode

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by .

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As I’m writing this, my eyes are bloodshot and I’m a little groggy.  I’ve been working on the new “squeeze page” and blog for the big project I’ve partnered with Jim Hart with for the fifty-plus market.  The sites launch today – I’ll send you the links once the pages are live and tell you about how we put this thing together (and follow me on twitter to get updates on how it’s coming). If you’re working on a major project like this yourself, I just want to point out that designing it and getting it up is the easy part – it’s the traffic you get and what you do with it that’s the deciding factor.  You can sit back and create all the sites and start all the projects you want, but if you’re not bringing in visitors and giving them what they need, you’re not going to have anything to show for it (that’s why we get into so much detail about it in BIG-MONEY). But I’ve got to say this part is fun as hell, and I think I’m making progress as a person staying up late at night working on fitness projects instead of hitting […]

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How To Make “BIG-MONEY” In Fitness Online …

How To Make “BIG-MONEY” In Fitness Online …

Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by .

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It’s been a busy couple of days, putting the finishing touches on the BIG-MONEY ONLINE FITNESS program and dealing with a few last minute mishaps with the product videos and checkout.  I hear Microsoft always has major issues every time they roll out a new product, so that makes me feel a little better. I was also against the deadline last night for submitting my article for next month’s special “Tech Issue” of Personal Fitness Professional Magazine.  After blogging for almost two years, I’ve become a fairly fast writer, but this article uncharacteristically took me a long time.  Since they asked me to write the feature article for the issue, I know there’s a lot riding on it so I wanted to cram as much high quality info in there as possible. And this gave me an idea … That with the launch of BIG-MONEY, this article would be a very timely thing to feature on my blog.  I’m not worried about getting in trouble for this, because I don’t think too many PFP readers read my blog to tell you the truth! And likewise, I doubt too many of my readers like you are reading PFP  (no offense to […]

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TOP FIVE TRAINERS TURNED ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL TIME

TOP FIVE TRAINERS TURNED ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL TIME

Posted on 13. Jul, 2009 by .

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Just like your favorite muscle magazine, I can’t help but have a gratuitous post about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Check that – mine isn’t gratuitous at all – Arnold fits perfectly into the series we’re running here, TOP FIVE TRAINERS TURNED ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL TIME. Didn’t know Arnold was a trainer? Well, he most certainly was, and it’s a pretty funny story which we’ll get to later. But as it relates to training, if you think about the impact Arnold has had on your life, it’s pretty amazing. For one, if you’re a guy, you’ve probably been doing single-joint isolation exercises most of your life, even if you’re a hopeless ectomorph that probably has no business training that way. And most of the gyms we train at are built around the impact Arnold’s methods have had on our culture.  The fact that nearly every gym you go to has five different hammer strength machines just to hit your upper back has a lot to do with Arnold’s impact. And that’s just talking about fitness – we all know that Arnold had another job, and his accomplishments with that one are even more impressive, if that’s possible.  We normally wouldn’t consider acting as […]

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PEOPLE THAT HATE PERSONAL TRAINING PART I

PEOPLE THAT HATE PERSONAL TRAINING PART I

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by .

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First off I’d like to start this post off by mentioning I haven’t gone totally off the deep end (yet) … And secondly, this is not really a new series of posts I’m starting on the blog about people that hate personal training (unless you want to see more of them) … But I thought a little humor would be appropriate for the guy I’m profiling here right now – it’s my buddy Nate Green. Now, I don’t think Nate hates Personal Training per se – he’s a guy that took his start in training and was able to leverage it into tremendous opportunities in the fitness industry. Most of what Nate has been doing is online, but not in the typical, e-book, affiliate marketing, joint venture sense. He broke the mold and took it by a different angle, by landing a full-time gig writing for the top online training magazine, T-Nation, getting a major book published, and then blogging about all of it. Add to that serial networking, balls, and a good sense of humor, and you’ve got a fitness success story that is still really just in its starting stages. There’s nothing more that can be said about […]

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How To Go From The Basement To The Penthouse

How To Go From The Basement To The Penthouse

Posted on 06. Jul, 2009 by .

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Getting into the business side of fitness definitely takes some hustle – And when it comes to hustle, the guy I have on the blog today has plenty to spare – it’s BJ GADDOUR, famous for the BOOTCAMP BLUEPRINT program and getting to the top of the fitness business in just  few short years. I recently contacted BJ for a new product I’m working on that’s going to cover all of the world’s major bootcamp programs and the people behind them.  It was my first chance to really talk to BJ, and to say I was impressed is an understatement. In this clip from the interview we recorded for my new product, you’ll hear about how BJ got himself and his wife out of his father-in-law’s basement by launching successful bootcamps, and how he parlayed his success with bootcamps into a major business venture with Pat Rigsby, Nick Berry, and Jim Labadie. And as an added plus, you get to watch me interviewing him – ha!  If you have bootcamps, don’t miss how BJ explains how to grow one very rapidly in the middle of the interview.  And if you got anything out of this interview or have anything to […]

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