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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Triathlon Coaching Webinar by Ben Greenfield now available from USAT

Are you a triathlon coach or in the fitness endurance market? Maybe you’re just trying to find out more about a triathlon coaching career or how to coach triathlon. By clicking here (link will open in new window), you can visit the USAT Webinar archives website and have complete access to any of the following webinars:

  • Race to Your Fitness & Truly Compete with Bobby McGee
  • Top 10 Triathlon Training Myths: De-mystified with Steve Tarpinian
  • Race Day Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with Bob Seebohar
  • Heart Rate Training with Mark Allen & Luis Vargas
  • How to Make a Profit in the Triathlon Sports Market with Ben Greenfield
  • Long Course Brick Workouts for Success with Lee Zohlman
  • Training with Power – Power Basics with Angie Sturtevant
  • Swimming Myths with Steve Tarpinian
  • Cycling Technique-Improving your Power & Efficiency with Mark Allen & Luis Vargas
  • Inflammation & Omega-3 Fats with Bob Seebohar
  • The Tri Diet: Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change with Rich Julason
  • Race Nutrition In Depth with Mark Allen & Luis Vargas
  • Off Season Strength & Conditioning with Tim Crowley
  • Successful Pacing for Successful Racing with Lee Zohlman
  • Developing 5k & 10K Running Ability with Bobby McGee
  • Metabolic Efficiency with Bob Seebohar
  • Single Sport Training to Improve Your Weak Link with Tim Crowley
  • Triathlon Training for Women with Sally Edwards & Cindy Miller

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Podcast #18: How to Figure Out What to Charge for Corporate Wellness Services.


In this November 20 free audio episode, I respond to a question from Joy, who asks:

I am meeting with an administrator at a Clinic to discuss starting a pilot wellness program.  I worked at a small business for a year doing one-on-one training and employee wellness (salary position). I believe I was compensated properly the first few months but at the end of the year realized I was greatly underpaid.  This is partly why I’m moving on to another company.  I believe this clinic has the funds to pay me appropriatly.  My question for you is, how do I figure a salary for wellness and personal training at such a large company?  I want to charge per session for one-on-one and per person for group sessions.  To start, they will not have a workout facility but will in about a year or two.  For now they would have me train in unused office space.  Could you give me any advice on how to propose my services to them based on your experiences working in corporate wellness?  Thanks so much!”

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Podcast Episode #17: How Personal Trainers Can Do Grocery Store Tours.


In this free, November 2 audio episode from Train For Top Dollar, I discuss how to create a relationship with a local grocery store, and creating password protected websites. If YOU have a question for the Train For Top Dollar podcast, simply e-mail .

Listener Moji asks: “I will be starting grocery tours shortly in local markets and/or grocery stores like Super target, Publix etc, anywhere where my clients that are local shop. Have you ever run into an issue with the store manager not wanting you to educate your clients?

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