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Why People Fail in the Fitness Industry

Why People Fail in the Fitness Industry

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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The fitness industry is a competitive business. So what puts the successful trainer, boot camp instructor or owner above someone else? What helps increase his business? There are many key elements to success, but the one I want to focus on is Knowledge. In any business, one gains power with knowledge. That is why I recommend reading every day. This is not something I just preach; I live by it and do it every day. I have been studying the anatomy and mechanics of the human body along with nutrition for over 20 years. After all, that’s my business and I’m successful at it. But why am I successful in other areas of my life as well, because I master knowledge through reading and apply what I have learned. I did not earn the title, “7 Figure Sam” by sitting around and doing nothing. I learn something new each day and apply it to my business. Some of my best practices I gained simply from reading. I hear so many people say they don’t have the time to read. You need to make the time, not make excuses. Reading can be done for 10 minutes a day or an hour […]

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Hookers, Viagra and The 4 Hour Work Week Ninja

Hookers, Viagra and The 4 Hour Work Week Ninja

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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  You Got to Love Vegas. You can get a PHD in business and marketing just walking on the streets. No wonder Justin “Fast Money” Blum is so successful :-P Just when I thought I seen it all.               Hey there, my name is Dan Go but a lot of people call me Ninjaman or The Fat Loss Ninja.  Either one works for me. I’m honored to be a part of the Super-Trainer board of advisors and I am truly part of an awesome group of successful Fitness Business Owners.  I’m actually pretty psyched because I get to pick their brains (and 7 Figure Sam’s) on what is working for their fitness business. I totally believe that the purpose of a fitness business is to be the vehicle for your life and not the other way around.  Simply put… Your Fitness Business Should Be Created To Support Your Lifestyle And Dreams While Giving You The Financial Capability To Buy The Things You Desire. That statement there is the main reason I am in business for myself.  Those words equal FREEDOM to me. Now you may be wondering, “Why in the heck should I listen […]

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Honey Badger Don’t Give a S***

Honey Badger Don’t Give a S***

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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This is a guest blog post by my main man Jonas “4 hour work week” Deffes. Jonas is the only fitness entrepreneur that I know of that works less than Tim Ferris. He is just a great all around stand up guy. Here is Jonas….. Hey guys.. I recently came across one of the most bad ass you tube videos.. It’s about a Animal called the Honey Badger… You see Honey badgers just don’t give a shit! They Do whatever they want! And People absolutely LOVE the Honey Badger for this! So how does this relate to us in the fitness industry.. Well… Let me tell you. If anyone Reading this knows me personally, they know I don’t give a shit what other people think about me or how I run my business. -I don’t follow the rules. -I dress how I want -I act how i want -I have the stupidest haircuts. (Sometimes I even have Rat Tails) -I wear offensive shirts -I work when i want. I don’t do this on purpose…It’s just me! And you know what?? It doesn’t effect my business not one bit in a negative way. Why?? Because people can tell when it comes […]

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Personal Trainer Scott Alexander

Posted on 27. May, 2010 by .

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Based on the positive feedback the last blog post on a PERSONAL TRAINER DONE REAL GOOD, Dana White, I decided to come back with another installment … Now this choice may be a little more controversial than the last one (and considering Dana that says a lot), but you’ll find it’s a guy that has no doubt used personal training to accomplish a lot in his life and at the very least stand as a role model to lifestyle design in action. I’m talking about Scott Alexander, a minor celebrity across the pond, with the title of being “the vainest man in the U.K.”. I’m going to share a video of Scott with you in a second, and from it you’re going to see that he’s almost a caricature of a person; in some ways it’s hard to believe that people like him are out there.  But before you chalk him up as a over-tanned Jersey Shore type, there are a few things you should know about him … He’s extremely ambitious and has the work ethic to match.  The quick and dirty on him is that he’s worth something like 50 million (in euros, pounds, or whatever you guys […]

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How Much Do Personal Trainers Make?

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by .

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  When I first got started as a Personal Trainer, I was excited as hell.  I heard the stories of trainers earning high incomes, charging $100 an hour, looking in shape, and doing what came easy and was fun to them. Could you imagine something more appealing than that? And call me naive, but through the all of the many hard times and months of very little money, I still kept my eyes on that prize until it became a reality.  Since then, I’ve helped more trainers than I can count shave years of their growth track and earn outstanding incomes from training on their own terms. So it wasn’t until I actually got into blogging and leading this “dump the gym” movement that I found out what the real figures were for trainers and their salaries.  When you take a look, you might be a little shocked too: THE STATS According to one broad set of figures, the median annual earnings of Personal Trainers and group exercise instructors in May 2004 was $25,470. The middle 50 percent earned between $17,380 and $40,030. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $14,530 while the top 10 percent earned $55,560 or more. […]

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