Some Classic, All-Star Quotes From the SUPER-TRAINER Archive

Posted on 19. Jun, 2009 by in Fitness Marketing Strategies, Marketing Fitness


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If you’re just visiting the blog for the first time in a couple of days, you’ll notice something major has changed: WELCOME TO THE NEW SUPER-TRAINER!

We’re not officially rolling it out yet because there are still a few things to take care of on the back end – but feel free to let me know what you think

What I’m working on now is the major project I have going with one of the top trainers I’ve partnered with –

I don’t know about you, but with me sometimes this marketing stuff can get overwhelming.  Lucky for me, I don’t have to look any farther than my own blog archives for motivational wisdom from some of the world’s top minds on the subject.

I’ve picked out a couple of choice tidbits from some of the brightest people in the business – you can come back to this too the next time you need a virtual pep talk to keep you going hard:

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CHRIS McCOMBS – My good buddy Chris runs the extremely popular personal training marketing blog kickbacklife.com.  Although he’s the head of a lovely family, Chris is known for his profanity and love of near-naked women.  He’s a rockstar in this business, and it’s not uncommon for his loyal fans to leave 50+ comments on one of his blog posts.

Here’s what Chris had to say about how he gained the skills to become a kick-ass marketer:

There is a lot to Internet Marketing … it’s not just like you’re gonna throw a website up and the whole world’s gonna come to it and the phone’s gonna start ringing up. There’s a lot more to it than that.

I personally learn stuff better one thing at a time.  I just kind of accomplish one thing at a time instead of tackle 16 things at once – just get good at one thing first.  Now I didn’t become a super master  expert, at any of then. Like in any of the things I’m good at, there are people who blow me away. However, I’m good enough in enough different areas to be real dangerous.

I think this is something everyone should know… to be good enough to make a lot of money, you don’t have to be the best guy in the world ’cause there’s always people  who are gonna be way better – but if you’re really good at certain things, you can still get there.

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CYNTHIA CONDE – Now we have my local home town girl from New York City, Cynthia Conde.  Cynthia is the queen in the business of offline fitness marketing.  She’s used her personality and hustle to get a bunch of celebrity clients, a book deal, reality TV show, and recently opened her own fitness studio.  Cynthia breaks down the complete winner’s mindset and competitive edge it take to make it big in fitness:

If you see an opportunity, do not second guess it off.  WE get that enough, we get enough negative things around us, whether it be the media or people we know who try to break you down. You need to think positive and just look ahead. You just never know, and if you try something and you fail, try  something else.

Fitness is just amazing. Why? Because there will always be a market for people like us, for trainers like us.  We all know that a basic workout, with weight training, a cardio program, coupled with a nutrition program, will get you results.  But the average person is  finicky. They’re bored,  and they don’t want to do just weight training, or they don’t want do average cardio. So we as trainers have to come up with really cool ideas to motivate our clients – whether it’s a bootcamp, blogging, sports specific training, you name it, you create it, you’re in charge.

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CRAIG BALANTYNE – Now we have a guy that I got to hang with a lot this past weekend, Craig Ballantyne.  I call Craig the father of the modern e-book, because it’s fact that he’s inspired and guided many of the online fitness success stories you see and hear about today.  I’ve worked with Craig on several projects in the past, and we have many more coming – here’s what he had to say the last time he was on:

There’s a lot of people that need help with fitness and there’s a lot of ways to deliver your message.  The things is, with all of this internet, multimedia, and social networking stuff, you really only have to connect very strongly with a small number of people in order to create a very comfortable lifestyle.  You don’t need a hundred thousand people, you don’t need to be on national TV, you don’t need to be the best biggest wizard trainer, and you don’t need to have the greatest success story.

I know lots of people doing well that ninety nine percent of fitness trainers have never heard of.  I still go to the gym and I never get recognize, so I mean nobody knows Craig Ballantyne.  You only need to get your hand in a tight leash with a great product and a really good story, and a connection with the people who have a problem, and you give them solution, and you need just a few thousand people paying twenty five bucks a month on a membership site – that’s it.

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KAISER SERAJUDDIN – Call me vain, but sometimes I just read some of my own stuff to get pumped up – trust me, when you have thousands of page of content (when did I write all of that) and articles floating around, you’ll do the same thing too.  Here’s something that came from my TOP-LEVEL TRAINER MANUAL, and it always keeps me grateful for the lifestyle fitness has given me:

If you grew up in typical household, you probably don’t feel like you deserve to have it so easy. Watching my parents wake-up every day at 6 AM and come home exhausted, I started to feel that this is the way life was supposed to be.

If your upbringing was similar, you also watched your parents consumed by their work, losing touch with their own lives and interests. As you enter adulthood, you begin to believe this is normal. This world-view is reinforced through the media and popular culture; the idea that you’ve got to go to school for many years, and after that get started in a career where you’ll be overworked and underpaid for several more years after that.

You’re also led to believe that you have to work for a jerk-wad boss and look forward to your 2 week vacation every year. If you work especially hard and are really successful, you might even get a promotion, where you can work even more hours and hopefully make a little more pay.

And if you’re really lucky, one day when you’re old and overweight, you’ll be able to make enough money to live comfortably and retire a few years early; but at this point your youth has passed you by and all you have to show for it are a bunch of possessions, but no real life experiences.

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It’s always great to have something motivational to look at to get you back in the zone.  And that’s very important, because belief and a positive attitude are essential if you plan to get anything done.  Okay!  I’m good now, and ready to get back to work – which one was your favorite?  Let me know …

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17 Comments

harly almonte

19. Jun, 2009

i loved all the quotes, i was having a bad day today and this def put me back on the zone, thanx for those wise words

Nitin

19. Jun, 2009

I love your style. Totally kick butt. This blog sizzles.

sam

19. Jun, 2009

Love the new site. Keep doing your thing Kaiser.

Greg Justice

19. Jun, 2009

Love the look of your new blog, and the “All Star Quotes” are as enjoyable the second time as they were the first.

As you mentioned in your article, I too remember watching my dad get up early and come home late, working his butt off providing for his family. He never made more than $17,500 in a year and died of a massive heart attack at the age of 49.

We’re fortunate to be in an industry with so much opportunity. We literally control our own destiny…if we take action.

BiasTraining

19. Jun, 2009

hey Kaiser good post there buddy, i tried to log into the forums and im not found in the database can you take a look into that??

thanksss

Biastraining

Michael Duivis

19. Jun, 2009

This site rocks, and if this post is a sign of what’s to come it’s gonna be really awesome.

All the above quotes are inspiring, yet I feel the one from Kaiser is the most essential to our daily lives…..this is YOUR world, YOUR reality.

John Thompson

20. Jun, 2009

Awesome post Kaiser- Keep it up.

The lifestyle design you talk about is highly under discussed, and I think everyone gets so caught up in making money they forget that working all the time was never the main goal. Thanks for reminding us all what we go into this industry for.

John Thompson

Steve Hochman

20. Jun, 2009

I like the new look bro!
Way to take it to the next level :)
S

Walter

20. Jun, 2009

Love the new look!

Not only are the quotes inspiring but your entire blog has been a great motivator!

Thanks for sharing so much with us.

Gary Swarni

20. Jun, 2009

dude I love the new look.
youre kicken ass.
G

Rivak Hoffman

21. Jun, 2009

Hey Kaiser bud,

You have real morphed into something big. Hope the rewards are commensurate. Keep kickin it.

Riv

Dave Parise FPTA CPT

21. Jun, 2009

“It is always too early to quit.” …Kaiser keep the process of change moving forward! The passion you have for this industry keeps all of us motivated and in the forefront. It seems you are the type who when you get to the end of your rope you tie a knot and hang on…”No great thing is created suddenly, and your ability to change is an inspiration to us all…GREAT JOB! I am proud to be part of your team.

Alexander

21. Jun, 2009

Hey Kaiser,
The site looks awesome!
Way to keep on rocking it.

Keep up the great work! :-)

Steve Joynson

22. Jun, 2009

Great stuff Kaiser! All great motivational stuff, and without doubt this website is the best find this year for me. Through this i`ve now got introduced to great people such as Chris McCombes, Bedros, Steve Hochman and BJ Gaddour etc and their websites who i`d never heard of before. And of course Craig Ballentine – yes Craig I had previously heard of you, so not as anonymous as you may think :-) Great content on them all and greetings to you all. I`ve digested more good info in the last 3 months on all your sites than I have had for years anywhere else and now this is inspiring me to get back on the road after a terrible back issue. Keep it coming guys and hopefully I will get to meet you all in the future. Maybe at a FBS or something. I`m UK based and wanna say you`re all a breath of fresh air to this industry with your concepts and willingness to share all this fantastic information with us all.

Cheers guys. :-)

Steve Joynson

22. Jun, 2009

Apologies Craig…..I know I said I`d heard of you and I know I spelt your surname wrong. Didn`t realise til after I`d posted the previous message. Chris too. Oops.Sorry about that!!

Steve

Yavor Marichkov

22. Jun, 2009

Great collection of inspirational words from Chris, Cynthia, Craig and some crazy biker dude! It’s all in the mind. Lets break the mental barriers and do this thing!

Yavor

Leanne Ellingon

24. Jun, 2009

Diggin’ the motivation Kaiser. Thanks for pumping out the great content, and love the new look!! Keep on rockin’ and rollin’!

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