Archive for August, 2011

How to tell if your multivitamins are sh*t!

How to tell if your multivitamins are sh*t!

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by .

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I’ve gotten a lot of emails regarding “quality of supplements”, namely how to pick a good multivitamin. So go to your cupboard, grab your multivitamin and listen up cause I’m going to show you three quick ways to show you if your multi’s are a waste of money! If you multi is a ‘one a day’, throw it out! You’re just wasting your money. It’s physically impossible to get everything you need vitamin and mineral wise in just one pill once a day. The body is in constant need of vitamins and minerals and is absorbed best when taking in smaller dosages throughout the day. You might be asking “why are they so popular then”? Well they are cheap, convenient and let’s face it; most people are lazy and opt for the easy way out! You may not know this but it’s quite possible that the calcium found in your multivitamin is nothing more than ground up Oyster shells…completely unabsorbable by the body but legal for supplement companies to sell you. Make sure your calcium says “-ate” at the end of it, such as calcium citrate. AVOID supplements that say “elemental calcium”. There are actually 8 forms of vitamin E! […]

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Can Proper Website Design Get You More Clients?

Can Proper Website Design Get You More Clients?

Posted on 17. Aug, 2011 by .

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Back to basics guys with this post. This seems really simple after writing this but thought this may need to be covered for all trainer’s starting out and maybe thinking of getting a website done up. Or perhaps you have a site that isn’t converting well.   First we gotta go to the basics guys. You GOTTA have a website. Not just any website either, you need a professional looking site which is likely to convert potential clients who are browsing all the local competitors. A strong domain name such as www.personaltraineryourtown.com or www.bootcampyourtown.com is likely to help with Google domination alongside and proper SEO plan and a quality content driven blog full of information (such as you can find here, props to Sam for such awesome regular content).   SEO is another topic completely to website design but a few things to go and Google now is backlinks, web 2.0 properties, article submission, social bookmarking and let’s not forget the YouTube video method for success.   True story, two weeks ago I get an email through the contact form on my website from a potential client who wanted more info about PT. The guy was coming home to Ireland for a holiday to visit […]

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The Quality Of Contact

The Quality Of Contact

Posted on 16. Aug, 2011 by .

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The single most important thing you can with existing and past clients is to stay in touch with them on a regular basis, even if you are not actively working with them. The success of any personal training business hinges on consistent communication with individuals who can contribute now or in the future to the success of the business. Strong, positive relationships that can benefit everyone involved can help a practice grow quickly. The moment a client is done with training, their mind become distracted with other concerns, challenges or problems at hand. The biggest challenge for a personal trainer is to maintain positive, enriching contact with clients. This facilitates future transactions and referrals. It enhances patient loyalty and value by establishing a deep and meaningful association. The client knows you recognize them as a human being and not just another number or paycheck for them. In order to establish this connection, you must keep the clients constantly thinking about the following: The ‘regular contact’ should not be strategic and self serving, but should In essence, the contact should be more than just ‘regular contact’, it should be ‘quality contact’. The truth is, the more ‘quality contact’ you have with […]

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