I recently presented “How To Use Online Technology To Boost Your Business” at the Triathlon America conference. Feel free to check out the slides – which will help you turn from online dinosaur to internet ninja!
Be sure to especially pay attention to last slide, where I give you the website URL for a brand new mentorship program which I’m starting for triathlon coaches: http://www.SuperhumanCoach.com
In this edition, available now at PTOnTheNet, I teach you:
-How to easily do giveaways on your website
-How to log your diet for your clients and automatically turn it into a blog
-How to post a Google Calendar to Facebook
You can access February’s “Social Media For Fitness Professionals” by clicking here.
I’ve got 3 new ways I’m getting more done in a shorter period of time. Here is what they are:
1) Evernote – I use an Evernote “note” to keep track of my daily to-do list. Since it syncs to my Kindle and iPhone, I can access my to-do list from anywhere. I used to use a plain text document for my to-do list, but it was only accessible on my computer, so Evernote is better for this.
2) SendToReader on Kindle – Rather than reading an article on my computer, I am now more typically using the “SendToReader” function on my browser and reading that article on my Kindle when I am standing in line, sitting in an airplane, using the restroom, etc.
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The January episode of PTOnTheNet’s “Social Media For Fitness Professionals” is out. I write this monthly column and in this episode you learn about…
…Gamification Catching On…
…How To Use Facebook Sponsored Stories…
…How To Turn Your Gymgoers or Clients Into Social Media Promoters…
Read it all here.
In this video from the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle, I show 10 of my personal favorite time saving & productivity tips:
Did that video help you?
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Over at PTOnTheNet, I just released December’s “Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals”, where I talk about a new service called Quipol, how to design your YouTube channel, Slideshare developments and more! You can read it by clicking here!
P.S. I just launched the Tri-Ripped Triathlon Training Affiliate program (click here for details). Launch date is January 12 and I’m giving away lots of Kindle Fires and money, so be sure to check it out to promote!
Over at PTOnTheNet, I just released November’s “Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals”. You can read it by clicking here!
I have been asked recently who I use for services like:
-personal productivity coach
-etc., etc., etc.
I use the team at Freedom Fast Track. Send an email to Jeremiah at jburns@FreedomFastTrack.com and tell him I sent you. One of the better business decisions I made was to work with these folks.
Let me know if you have questions by leaving your comments below.
Over at the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, we have a “Business of Triathlon Coaching” member upgrade – and we teach coaching strategies and business tips there. Currently, we’re turning all previous calls into audios and transcriptions for members to access in a convenient package.
I want to share one of the transcriptions with you.
In this “Business Of Triathlon Coaching” seminar you’re going to learn:
- The most important trait of a triathlon coach when attempting to map out the pathway to achieving a client’s goals and the tools to be used….
- How to make your resume pop…
- The most common mistakes people make in their first year of coaching….
Continue reading ‘“The Business Of Coaching” — Triathlon Coaching Tips’
Over at the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle, I recently made a video presentation on my 10 favorite time saving and productivity tips. Here is a synopsis:
#1: Power Hour. Every morning, I do 1) devotions; 2) a morning stretch routine; 3) review my day on ImOnTime; 4) snuggle with the kids. This is far superior to leaping out of bed and making phone calls or checking e-mail.
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Whether you’re selling your personal training services, a fitness or nutrition e-book or program, or a series of training plans, it is crucial that you be sure to take into account the tiny little details that will improve sales conversion.
While these 15 killer tips for improving conversion on your online sales page may seem small and irrelevant, they can in fact lead to enormous percentages in sales increase for your programs and services.
Please remember that these tips are for an online sales letter page…
not necessarily something like a video sales page,
which has it’s own set of important criteria I may blog about later if you like this article.
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Every month, I write a Social Media Tips For Fitness Professionals article at PTOnTheNet.com. In the article, you learn about how to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms to grow your fitness business.
Check out this month’s episode at: http://www.ptonthenet.com/blog/the-inner-unit/social-media-tips-for-fitness-professionals-september-2011-355
No matter how much you know about anatomy, physiology, swimming, cycling and running, you simply won’t succeed unless you structure your triathlon business properly and set yourself up to be able to get new clients and keep your current clients happy.
In a new USA Triathlon webinar that I taught, you’ll learn how to structure your business, set-up pricing and fees, collect payment from clients, advertise, design your web presence, and much more!
Just go here, and look for the talk entitled: “How To Start A Successful Triathlon Coaching Business“
In the past 9 articles in this series, you’ve learned quite a bit about nutrition.
But things change.
Based on ongoing research, recommendations on everything from carbohydrates, to proteins, to fats, to hydration, to electrolytes and supplements will constantly change.
So how do you stay on top of things, so that you can deliver to your clients the most cutting edge knowledge possible?
Here are some of my top resources for continuing education in all things nutrition:
–Stone Hearth Newsletters – At this website, you can subscribe to a series of newsletters on specific topics about nutrition and science. They’re free, and delivered straight to your inbox.
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 10: Continuing Education’
In my opinion, one of the greatest proofs that blogging is the most powerful thing that you can do for your fitness business is expressed quite eloquently by my fellow personal trainer Chris McCombs.
I first met Chris at a fitness expo in California, and he is an interesting character.
This is what Chris looks like:
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It doesn’t matter how much you exercise, how well you eat, or how strictly you control your caloric intake – your body is constantly stressed or your sleep is inadequate, you will constantly fail in pursuing your health, wellness, or performance goals.
But if these barriers are removed, you will vastly improve your ability to gain maximum benefits from a good nutrition plan.
As you explain the importance of stress and sleep to your clients, here is what to tell them:
The body has several neurotransmitters that are actively involved in control of appetite and mental motivation. Dopamine, one neurotransmitter, is your body’s pleasure molecule, acting to significantly affect desire for activity, eating satisfaction and food cravings. Inadequate dopamine increases the chances that you will have a decreased drive to exercise and be less effective at regulating your nutritional intake.
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 9: Stress & Sleep’
Facebook is taking the world by storm.
Half a billion people use it, for crying out loud.
So are your products on Facebook?
And can people buy those products using Facebook credits?
I asked myself the same question last month, and decided to do something about it. Turns out, it can be done…
So to see how I turned an E-book into a Facebook app, and how you can do it too, go check out the Shape21 App on Facebook. Leave your questions below.
So if your clients eat their fruits and vegetables, expose themselves to adequate sunlight, get plenty of sleep, and stay well hydrated, their body shouldn’t really need a supplemental source of vitamins and minerals, right?
Here are 5 powerful reasons that you explain to your clients about why they need to take a multi-vitamin, no matter how healthy their lifestyle may be.
1. Nutrient depletion in the soil. Modern farming techniques utilize fertilizers that actually deplete the soil of essential nutrients. Agriculture relies on the elements in the soil for absorption of proper amounts of minerals, and when this process is interrupted, the plant does not contain essential minerals and cannot form essential vitamins. And if the plant doesn’t have it then you’re not going to get it from eating the plant!
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 7: Supplements’
When if comes to fiber, the benefits are numerous, but the simple fact is that most of the people you train are probably not getting enough of it, although they will most likely think that they are getting enough.
Nine time out of ten, I’ll perform a nutritional analysis on an individual who tells me they’re “eating their fiber”, and this consists of a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, a small salad with lunch, and some roasted veggies with dinner. With all the benefits that fiber gives, there’s no excuse not be eating more of it. Unfortunately, it’s a rare person that has time to actually count how many grams of fiber they’re getting, so general recommendations make a lot more sense.
Not that your clients have to stock their refrigerator with wood chips, dump a gallon-size ziplock bag of flax seed on their morning cereal, or stroll around chewing on a crumpled wad of paper, but proper fiber intake *is* important – and offers free health benefits that shouldn’t be ignored. If they can decrease how much they spend on health care, increase the benefit of their exercise routine, and feel more energy and less stress, then they should take that extra step to hunt down some fiber!
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 6: Fiber’
In the last article of this series, you learned about the importance of water. But ultimately, it doesn’t matter how much water your clients are drinking if they are not consuming adequate electrolytes.
When you consider the fact that over 75% of active athletes are deficient in magnesium, – an electrolyte that is crucial for muscular contraction, the pacemaker activity of the heart, and muscle repair and recovery – it becomes pretty easy to understand why so many individuals just aren’t able to perform to their desired capabilities during fitness sessions, and why they just don’t recover properly afterwards.
So what is the best way to explain electrolytes to your clients?
In order to educate you on electrolytes, I have actually prepared a special slideshow, entitled “6 Things Water Can’t Give You”.
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 5: Electrolytes’
Ready to learn more about how to teach your personal training clients about nutrition? Today, you’ll learn how to emphasize the importance of water…and remember: when you teach your clients, your clients get better results, and your business grows.
Consider the following facts:
• Your speed on a bike decreases about 2% for each 1% of body weight lost through dehydration
• By the time you feel thirsty, you can already be at 2% body weight loss
• A 3% weight loss indicates dehydration has occurred
• Loss of fluid during exercise varies, but averages about 34 ounces per hour (3x that much in hot and humid conditions!)
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 4: Hydration’
As you read through this series, remember that the goal is to give you basics of a simple way to teach your personal training clients about nutrition – and it is not meant to be a complete primer or university equivalent of Nutrition 101!
This means that you feel free to put your own spin on the information if you want to add more for your class. For example, if you’re into more plant-based protein sources, tell your clients about hemp can and flax seeds, quinoa, nuts and rice protein. If you are more a paleo-type, introduce them to healthy beef jerky, lamb, or cold-water fish. You can also include discussions about omega-3 eggs, greek yogurt, whey protein and other dairy based sources.
Speaking of omega-3’s, this article is going to cover the essentials of fat!
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition – Part 3: Fat’
Now that you have a good idea of how to teach your personal training clients about the basics of carbohydrates and performance, let’s move into the next logical macronutrient: protein.
You’d be surprised at the number of people in your class who have only a very basic understand of protein, and often simply think that it is derived from meat and should be eaten with dinner.
Begin your discussion of protein with an explanation to your client of what proteins actually are: vital components of every organ and action within the human body, without which we would simply cease to function. In the absence of proper nutritional building blocks for protein, the human body will cannibalize it’s own lean muscle mass and organs, and experience a weakened immune system, poor performance, and inadequate recovery and fitness response. Proteins are comprised of amino acids – many of which the body cannot make on it’s own unless complete proteins are present in the diet.
Continue reading ’10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition — Part 2: Protein’