June 26, 2013 // Category: Events
June 13, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Last month we talked about how the personal training industry is growing rapidly around the world. It’s a great profession that I am proud to be a part of as an in-home trainer and Life Fitness Academy Master Trainer. But what does it take to be a great personal trainer? Many of the skills that make me successful today, I learned on the rugby pitch.
Some of the most professional personal trainers I have seen operating on the gym floor have been present or ex-rugby players. It’s a sport where you have no place to hide! You are one of fifteen team players with a very specific skill. You might be a speedy winger or you could be a powerful front row player.
Why you ask is this relevant to personal training?
June 03, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
I have to admit that I honestly thought I was the victim of some sort of prank. The email open on my desktop screen congratulated me on winning the 2012 Personal Trainers to Watch award. Scrolling down to the bottom of the screen, I eyed the Life Fitness signature, hit the reply button and responded with a less than impressive “Are you kidding me?”
I was in a suspended state of shock as I stared at the subsequent replies. It was true. I won the award. I was not, contrary to what you might imagine, jumping up and down and screaming. How could I be the one out of over 1000 worldwide entries? I didn’t know what to do. What does the World’s Top Trainer do?