Follow @traintopdollar

Train For Top Dollar is a website devoted to teaching personal trainers, triathlon coaches, nutritionists, gym owners and fitness professionals how to make money and enjoy a successful fitness career. We teach personal trainer salary tips, triathlon coaching career advice, nutrition consulting business structure strategies, gym business tips, and career advice for fitness professionals. Whether you want to make more money as a personal trainer or enhance your income as a coach or gym owner, this website, combined with Ben Greenfield's book "Personal Trainers' Guide to Earning Top Dollar" will give you everything you need for a successful fitness career.


Click to get Personal Trainers' Guide to Earning Top Dollar Book

A Train For Top Dollar Book Review

The website “Breaking Muscle” recently reviewed the “Personal Trainer’s Guide to Earning Top Dollar“.

Here’s what they had to say:

“After well over a decade and a half as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and more, I actually learned some things reading this book and that is a rare thing indeed. If you’re a personal trainer or aspiring to be one and you’re looking to be more than just the average box-gym lackey, understanding the business end of training is paramount. This book will help get you there.”

Continue reading ‘A Train For Top Dollar Book Review’

How To Get Audio Questions For Your Podcast

bgscreenshot

Have you ever wanted to get audio questions for your podcast? Listener call-ins? Feedback for your podcast?

Ever wondered how I get audio questions for the BenGreenfieldFitness podcast, similar to what you see above or hear here?

It’s simple. I use something called Speakpipe.

If you want to get feedback from your podcast listeners or blog readers, set up a voicemail widget on your websiteor use a voicemail page, this allows your visitors to leave voice messages right from a browser. No phone calls are required.

Speakpipe allows listeners to call in and leave support questions, or questions for the podcast. Better yet, it’s free, and easy to get started with a 60-second installation!

Continue reading ‘How To Get Audio Questions For Your Podcast’

What Is MyList?

I recently discovered something called “MyList”.

What is MyList ?

In a nutshell, MyList is like “Pinterest for Facebook” – it allows you to make lists of things that you like or use, then share them with others to like or explore.

So how could this help you with your fitness business?

Here’s an example of what my personal MyList looks like on my Facebook business page: Continue reading ‘What Is MyList?’

Should Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice?

It’s no secret that in the fitness industry, it’s “frowned upon” for personal trainers to give nutrition advice to their clients.

I discuss this in my book, but really, ethics of giving diet advice certainly does depend on your level of training and certifications.

So…let’s just say you don’t want to talk much about diet/supplements with your clients.

I say, outsource it. Here’s how:

I’ll pay you 50% commission to you, for life, to any clients that you send to the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle for diet assistance.

Continue reading ‘Should Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice?’

Fat Loss – Why Your Clients Aren’t Getting Results

Get ready to learn about the reasons your clients aren’t getting results – especially when it comes to fat loss.

The video below is just a taste of the type of info I’m presenting at the World Fitness Business Owners Summit, a global, virtual conference featuring the top 25 luminaries and thought leaders in the health and fitness industry.

If you want more videos just like this, registrations for WFBOS are open by clicking here.

Continue reading ‘Fat Loss — Why Your Clients Aren’t Getting Results’

Recent Feature on EnduranceSportsWire: Ben Greenfield Shares How to Make a Six Figure Income In Endurance Sports Creating and Selling Online Products and Services

Check this new podcast out – you’ll find some very helpful tips:

“Ben Greenfield Shares How to Make a Six Figure Income In Endurance Sports Creating and Selling Online Products and Services”

Enjoy!

Social Media Tips for Fitness Professionals – March 2013 Edition Available!

Yes, yes, we had a hiatus in February, but Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals is BACK!

In this episode:

#1: YouTube Changes It’s Channel Appearance & How To Benefit From It…

#2: How To Use Instagram to Build Your Fitness Business…

#3: Posterous Is Disappearing & Why You Should Care…

Read it all now by clicking here and visiting PTOnTheNet. 

Want more? I wrote a book with cutting-edge tips, tricks and high income-producing business strategies for personal trainers, triathlon coaches nutritionists, gym owners, and internet marketing professionals. Click here to grab it now in hard copy or digital format.

Social Media Tips for Fitness Professionals – January 2013 Edition Available!

In this social media tips episode with PTOnTheNet, you’ll learn about…

1) How to use Google+ Communities to build your business

2) Popularizing your event using FourSquare

3) Adding Repeat Events like bootcamps and gym classes to Facebook

Click here to grab it now!

December’s Edition of Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals

In this month’s Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals, you’ll find out:

-Why you should care about the app called “myList” (and how to use it to grow your fitness business)…

-How to find jobs on Facebook…

-How to quickly increase Facebook Likes…

Access all the nitty gritty details for free at PTOnTheNet by clicking here!

Attract More Personal Training Clients to Your Business Using the Power of Social Media – And Get More Facebook Likes!

My buddy Sean Bridger and I just planned a killer workshop on how to get more Facebook likes.

Sean designed my Facebook page, and he’s a wizard when it comes to this stuff!

During this 30 minute workshop, you’ll discover powerful social media strategies for your personal training business to easily generate more leads and referrals while also building a huge online community.

It’s free, and you can get in now by clicking here. This would be a very smart business move for you.

What Are Good Affiliate Programs for Fitness?

I’ve been asked lately about “affiliate” programs that I run and how people can access them. So I’m putting a few quick links below for you:

-Get paid 50% commission on all Ben Greenfield’s books/programs. Sign up at http://www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com/affiliate_signup.html

-Get paid 50% commission on Ben Greenfield’s “Tri-Ripped” triathlon training program. Sign up at http://www.tri-ripped.com/affiliates

-Get paid 25% commission on the Superhuman Encoder wristband. Sign up at http://superhumanencoder.com/affiliates/

Continue reading ‘What Are Good Affiliate Programs for Fitness?’

A Very Cool Way To Get More Facebook “Likes” For Your Gym Or Personal Training Studio

Last month, in October’s “Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals”, I told you about something called Wavespot.

And no, Wavespot is not a surfboard or boat.

Instead, if you’ve got wireless internet at your gym or personal training studio, you simply replace your current router with a Wavespot router and it turns your entire WiFi connection into a social networking tool that gets you more Facebook likes.

Continue reading ‘A Very Cool Way To Get More Facebook “Likes” For Your Gym Or Personal Training Studio’

Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals: October 2012 Edition Now Available!

As you may know if you’re a frequent reader of this blog, I publish a monthly social media tips article for PTOnTheNet.com, and the October 2012 issue was just released!

In this issue, you’re going to learn:

-How to take advantage of the new Twitter header profiles…

-How to use something called “Wavespot” to turn your WiFi connection into a social networking tool…

-How to automate tweets and grow your Twitter followers using something called Socialomate…

Read it now at: http://www.ptonthenet.com/blog/the-inner-unit/social-media-for-fitness-professionals-october-2012-edition-455

How To Enhance Your Income As A Personal Trainer

In this presentation, which was given at the World Fitness Business Owner’s Event, I teach you how to maximize your income as a modern personal trainer.

These are the same type of concepts I teach in my private mastermind group at the Superhuman Coach Network.

Enjoy:

Questions, comments or feedback about “How To Enhance Your Income As A Personal Trainer”? Leave them below.

September Edition of Social Media For Fitness Professionals Released!

I just published my newest edition of Social Media For Fitness Professionals. You can get it for free by clicking here. Here are the top 3 items discussed:

#1: Pinterest Now Available For Anyone…(but as you may have seen at http://www.facebook.com/bgfitness, I’m now a bigger fan of “MyList” for Facebook)

#2: Klout Introduces Important Changes…

#3: Facebook Introduces Sponsored Search Ads…

Continue reading ‘September Edition of Social Media For Fitness Professionals Released!’

This Month’s “Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals” Now Available For Your Enjoyment!

In this edition of Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals:

-how to use the Facebook Recommendations bar on your website

-why you need to be using Slideshare as a fitness professional

-what the YouTube face blurring feature means for personal trainers

Read it now by clicking here.

Who’s In? This Global Conference Aspires to Raise Bar For Health & Fitness Professions.

I’m pleased to announce my selection as a partner in the first annual World Fitness Business Owners Summit, a global, virtual conference featuring the top 25 luminaries and thought leaders in the health and fitness industry.

Registrations are open by clicking here.

These elite will present their best practices and most valuable insights to thousands of health and fitness professionals worldwide who desire to learn from the finest minds and most successful leaders in the profession.

Continue reading ‘Who’s In? This Global Conference Aspires to Raise Bar For Health & Fitness Professions.’

June Edition of Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals

At PTOnTheNet.com, you can check out my June Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals, which includes:

How To Use Facebook’s Sponsored Stories to Advertise your Fitness Business…

How To Start Using SpotOn to Spread Word of Mouth…

Tips For Trying Google+ Hangouts on Air…

Click here to read it now!

 

Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals – This Month’s Edition Just Published…

Over at PTOnTheNet.com, I just published this month’s edition of “Social Media for Fitness Professionals”, in which I bring you three of the latest developments in the world of online social media, explain what each new development means for you as a fitness professional, and tell you how to take advantage of these trends to grow your business and communicate with your clients.

Click here to read the article, where I tell you how to: Continue reading ‘Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals — This Month’s Edition Just Published…’

The Future Of Health Now Launch

Information and technologies are available now and more are rapidly becoming available that will dramatically improve the health, vitality, longevity and well-being of people who you are coaching and working with as clients, trainees and patients.

The problem is that misinformation (both in the mainstream and alternative communities) is muddying the waters.

So it is up to thought leaders like you to get your hands on good, cutting-edge evidence based information, so that you can make educated decisions without the bias and influence of marketing hyperbole

A really good solution is coming on June 1st and I’m 100% behind it. It’s called “The Future Of Health Now” and if you are a personal trainer, fitness coach, nutritionist, physician, or in the wellness field, I would highly recommend you visit this page:

Continue reading ‘The Future Of Health Now Launch’

What Is The Superhuman Coach Network?

Get the inside scoop on exactly what to expect as a part of the Superhuman Coach Network and your seat in Ben Greenfield’s Mastermind group.

Replay:

Click here to download the slides for this presentation to your computer.

Click here to download the audio for this presentation to your computer.

Need to apply to join the Superhuman Coach Network? Click here.

Superhuman Coach – Ben Greenfield’s Mentorship & Mastermind Group

SuperhumanCoach.com launches today, and our first live workshop and call with me is at 6pm PST, tonight (Saturday, April 6).

If you want to get in, and it’s after April 7, you’ll need to fill out the application at http://superhumancoach.com/superhuman-coach-application/

See you on the inside,

Ben Greenfield

Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals – March 2012 Edition + A BONUS Productivity Tip.

The March edition of Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals was just posted to PTOnTheNet.

In this edition, I discuss:

-How to adapt to the new Facebook pages getting converted into “Timeline”

-Promoting yourself via YouTube

-Using something called “Copyblogger” to create better content

Read the tips here.

And what about that bonus productivity tip?

It’s the one, single, magical tool that I use to simultaneously manage 8 Twitter accounts and 10 Facebook pages: Hootsuite.

Continue reading ‘Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals — March 2012 Edition + A BONUS Productivity Tip.’

How To Become A Superhuman Coach

The Superhuman Coach Network is Ben Greenfield’s new mastermind group for coaches and trainers who want learn how to use the most efficient techniques possible to transform bodies and become superhuman.

Access is limited, but you can learn more in a video from Ben Greenfield by clicking here.

How To Dominate The Fitness Market By Teaching Your Passion

I was recently interviewed at “Fitrilla” about how to dominate the fitness market by teaching your passion.

You can access the entire video interview for free by clicking here.

Enjoy.