What it Means to be a Life Changer

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Darlene is in her 70’s and she had gotten used to her routine and lifestyle, so any type of change would prove challenging."   Trainers are a lot like Super Heroes. Some of us have super speed, some have super strength, and some have seemingly impossible ranges of flexibility. Whatever our super power may be, we [...]

The Perfect Cueing Formula

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a former club manager one of the things that was always really obvious to me when interviewing a trainer was that a more experienced trainer had a good cueing vocabulary and often repeated useful cues across different exercises (i.e.. core, posture, breathing and motivation,) but a new trainer tended to have a hard time finding [...]

Assessments to Kick off Your 2019 Fitness Journey

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When we teach our PTA Global Personal Trainer Certification, one of the tools we want to arm our students with is different types of fitness assessments.  These can empower trainers and their clients to know what exists, how it scores against human standards, where to focus efforts and set appropriate goals and how to drive programming.  [...]

Setting Clients Up for Success

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Clients come to us for our knowledge and expertise. It’s our job to use those skills in order to help our clients reach their goals. This can involve the manipulation of many variables over time but firstly a plan must be put in place. This plan will look different for everyone but there is a framework [...]

Traits of a Great Trainer: Empathy

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Instructor Spotlight, Motivation, Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is empathy? There’s a story about a trainer, Drew Manning, who purposely gained, and then lost, 70 pounds.1 He claimed he did this because, as a lifelong fitness junkie, he had a hard time understanding what some of his clients were experiencing.  So he quit working out and started eating junk food.  After gaining the [...]

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1925–1930, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOAY4P6u5o&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWvK-_hfXU&feature=youtu.be As trainers, sometimes we under value our abilities and skill sets, but remember we can make a big difference to a client’s experience and success. Within SNFC, the application of the below research speaks to the [...]

Activating the Client Training Session

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In part 1 of this article we examined best practice for improving mobility & developing compliant, injury resistant muscle. In part 2 we will look at the best practice & training methods for nervous system activation. Whether the goal is athletic performance, body composition, aging gracefully or fascial fitness, progressive activation & client preparation is an [...]

Engagement (7 client engagement mistakes & ways to overcome these PT business pitfalls)

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , |

At BCPTI our instructors are constantly looking for ways to help students recognize the gaps in current best practice tactics, and then give them the gap removing tools to create success in their new career endeavors. Training engagement is something we stress constantly with our trainers & students. Why is engagement so important? Engaged = involved, [...]

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