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Fitness Fads or Favourites?

Fitness Fads or Favourites?

We’ve all seen fitness fads come and go especially when a new quick-fix piece of equipment is launched into the market. However, according to an on-line poll by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) it is possible to track the trends and see what’s really going to stand the test of time. Experienced fitness […]

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The Credibility Factor

The Credibility Factor

5 tips for developing your credibility as a Personal Trainer By Yvette Nevrkla, expert business coach for personal trainers, published author and founder of The PT Business Gym. So you’ve just qualified as a personal trainer. You’re feeling excited about starting your career but you’re new. You’ve not got any clients yet. Nobody knows you […]

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Focus Training Excel in Health Check

Focus Training Excel in Health Check

In a recent Ofsted inspection Focus Training received the highest possible ‘outstanding’, commendation for both its ‘quality of provision’ and ‘capacity to improve’. The report stated that we “designed our programmes very well to meet the needs and interests of a diverse group of learners” and said that “learners benefit from particularly well structured and […]

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Cruise into a New Career

Cruise into a New Career

Cruising is expected to reach record levels with British holidaymakers in 2010 despite the continuing tough economic conditions. Bigger ships, more choice and better deals have opened up this market to a wider, and younger, audience and it seems that those who have tried it for the first time are coming back for more. The […]

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Turning Your Goals For 2010 Into Reality

Turning Your Goals For 2010 Into Reality

Top Tips for Setting an Effective Goal January – The month in which the most goals and resolutions are set. February – The month in which the majority of those same goals and resolutions are failed and forgotten. There is an art to setting effective goals; goals that you are more likely to really go […]

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Health Professional backs Exercise Referral Schemes

Health Professional backs Exercise Referral Schemes

A leading health professional is calling on doctors to prescribe exercise rather than drugs for patients suffering from depression. John Searle – chief medical officer of the Fitness Industry Association – says GPs need to be better educated about the benefits of personal trainers and fitness instructors who are available for free on the NHS. […]

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7 Powerful Reasons to Define your Personal Training Niche

7 Powerful Reasons to Define your Personal Training Niche

Here’ s the next in our series of articles by Yvette Nevrkla, expert business coach for personal trainers, published author and founder of The PT Business Gym. It’s a fact that the most successful personal trainers around today have a number of things in common and one of them is this; they have all defined […]

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The Challenge Of Charging

The Challenge Of Charging

5 Top Tips To Increase Your Confidence Around Charging The Right Price For PT If you have ever felt awkward or uncomfortable about asking for money from your clients or about declaring your fees, then you’re not alone. But it’s essential that you develop your confidence around charging because if you have doubts or concerns […]

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Open the Referral Floodgates to your Business

Open the Referral Floodgates to your Business

Here are 9 simple things you can do to open the referral floodgates for your PT business. Make sure people are really clear about what you do and who you do it for Whilst more people do understand what personal training is and what a PT does, there are still many who don’t and many […]

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7 Ways Grow Your PT Business in 2011

7 Ways Grow Your PT Business in 2011

By Yvette Nevrkla, author, speaker and founder of The PT Business Gym The art of growing your PT business isn’t an elusive mystery and yet it can certainly feel like it is when you’re out there on your own, trying to make it all happen. I’m going to share 7 things to focus on if […]

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