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

Personal Trainers to Watch 2013

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?

Joanne Blackerby
 

May 13, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community

Globally, the personal training profession is growing faster than most careers. As part of the Life Fitness Academy, I’ve had the privilege of meeting trainers across the world, from South Africa to India and the U.S. to China, and personal trainers are striving to explore innovative training technique that will help their clients achieve lasting results. Coupled with the global health epidemic and a heightened awareness for the importance of exercise, personal trainers are in high demand not only in the U.S. but across the world.

Want to learn more? We’ve pulled together some great statistics about the personal training industry in our newest infographic:

Nick Mennell
 

February 12, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor

You’ve decided to seriously invest in your health and hire a personal trainer.  It’s a great idea to have a dedicated fitness expert in your corner that can give you advice, keep you honest and produce results. Picking a trainer that can help you overcome your physical and emotional obstacles isn’t always easy. Be smart about your investment and take the time to choose your trainer wisely with these tips:

Do the research.  Don’t settle for the first trainer you see when walking through the gym door. Chemistry, education and skill set is important. The trainer you choose should meet your needs in motivational style, training techniques and price.  Referrals can be a good assessment of a trainer and always make sure they are certified by an National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) accredited organization. 

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