If you have a business, how do you get your clients? I'm consistently asked this by trainers, clients, and random people. I use a method or a couple of techniques that work for me. I know it's all about exposure, so I know I need a good platform. If you are a trainer and your reading this, I hope to give you some insight into this topic. The subject can be tricky if it's your first time doing it, and for trainers or anyone starting a business, you know that if you don't have clients, you don't have a business. I will go into a little of what I do, but let's start with the basics.
When it comes to personal training, there many types of trainers. You have in-person either employed or independent contractor or online training, which is very popular right now and seems to be growing. In this article, I will be discussing what to expect while working for a gym, and later, I will add a second part series to this piece with my experience as an independent contractor. Lastly, I will speak on my time working with clients online. All three types of personal training are promising in their way, and what I don't want to do during this 2-3 part series is leave my opinion on what someone should do but for the trainer to make that decision on his/or own.
In the world of health and fitness, we love to go to the gym and work our asses off. We do cardio until we soak our shirts. We lift heavyweight to get stronger. We sleep to recover, and we consume the right about of carbs, fats, and protein to replenish our bodies. Doing that repeatedly over time can become exhausting. The results we get from the gym keeps us motivated as well as just knowing that we are in good health. People who are fit gets a kick out of feeling good and looking good.
Do you smoke? If not, do you know someone personally who smokes? We all know smoking is bad for your health, but what are the dangers? Most people who smoke tend to get shortness of breath pretty quickly. For most people who smoke, it's pretty difficult to quit, and even harder if you've been doing it for many years. Whenever I ask someone who quit smoking, how did they stop? They always tend to say something like "I just stopped, or I didn't need it anymore" Almost as if their need for nicotine vanish into thin air?
Yesterday I had my first at-home workout due to the social distancing of COVID-19, which resulted in the closing of all gyms in NYC. I exercised in the living room with two containers of water and a resistance band. I will discuss what exercises I did and how it went, but first, I start by saying that I was in total shock that I even attempted it.
It started about six years ago, I had just started my fitness journey, and after a few months, I knew what I wanted to do. I had been working out for some time and wanted to go to the next step. I remember asking a few of the trainers in the gym what certifications they had? I wanted to go with the best, so I did my research. It wasn't too long after that I realized that NASM was the best option for me.
As I write this article, every gym in new york is closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. If you're looking for a good workout, you're better off going to the park and doing some bodyweight exercises at home because gyms will be closed for some time. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, March 16th, that gyms would be shut down in hopes of decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. The mayor also shut down bars, restaurants, and any social gathering places. For the most part, you can still order take out from restaurants and grab yourself a drink. For many gym-goers, this is hard because we have a tough time getting through our week without exercising. Going to the gym is apart of us, and for me, at least keeps me together. Knowing that I can't work out or train my clients is hard, and the worse part is not knowing will this will end.
Every week I choose a health and fitness-related topic to write about, and I post it to my website if you've been following and keeping up with me, then you're fully aware of that. The reason why I write is to share my knowledge and inform people of this information who might find it useful. Another reason why I write is to help build my website and increase my exposure as well as get more potential clients to come my way for personal training. I do this because I have goals just like anyone else. If you want anything in life, then you have to work hard for it and stay focus.
Are you skinny fat? If you're reading this, then you probably are. It's perhaps the most frustrating fitness problem to have when it comes to reaching your goals. There you are with a skinny body, but you have a protruding stomach that won't go down. You're stuck between losing weight and gaining weight. You believe you should lose weight because of your stomach, and on the other hand, you want to gain weight because you are too thin. Talk about going insane and trying not to pull my hair out.
When it comes to joining a gym, the process can be challenging. There are millions of gyms to choose from in new York—all with different approaches to fitness. The reason why it's so complicated is because of all the factors to consider when signing up. You have to think about price, locations, peak hours, what the gym offers, and the reputation of the gym, along with a few more. One thing that gets many people is how well kept the gym is.
Christopher Gilbert is a Personal Trainer based in New York City and is known for his effective nutrition and workout programs along with his intense training sessions.