In this short episode, we chat to Lift the Bar member and 2015 winner of the Dedication to Education award, Ross Morgan about his experiences with overwhelm and how he deals with this following a very popular post he added into the LTB FB group last week.
We chat to Ben Cormack from the company Cor-Kinetic in this episode. Ben is a Physical Therapist who specialises in movement and pain. He lectures all over the world and runs courses that are designed for Personal Trainers and Physio's on the research to do with topics such as posture, pain, movement and stretching. In this conversation we touch on:
- What we can do for a client who has lower back pain
- If there is such a thing as bad posture
- If we can actually change posture
- What can "tightness" in a muscle be attributed to, and what we can to reduce this feeling
- What the science says about stretching
- The importance of the words we use with our clients
- What Ben's EMS course is all about
In this episode, Stuart interviews Danny Lennon from Sigma Nutrition. Alongside discussing Danny's journey, they talk about:
- How Danny finds the world of online training
- How to gain some sense of what you would like to do using your strengths
- The importance of starting, without potentially knowing what the outcome is
- Early career mistakes
- Where sigma start a new client, and what their first 30days looks like
- The idea of “fat loss phasing”
- Sugar - what Sigma tell clients and is addiction a thing?
In this interview, Stuart speaks to Cathy MacDonald. Cathy is the owner of a company called The Art of Communication, which works with numerous businesses on improving their communication. She has worked heavily with us at LTB and runs a course which a lot of our members have been on. In the interview we discuss:
- How Cathy got into the world of communication
- Why communication is so important for not just PT's, but everybody
- How to improve your listening skills to better the connection you have with your clients
- What we need to know about emotions
- How to use reframing to ensure we don't get caught in what is fact and what is an assumption (we make this mistake often!!)
- What Cathy's recommendations would be for a PT who wants to start improving their communication skills
You can find out more about Cathy by searching for "The Art of Communication" on Facebook.
In this episode, Stuart talks shop with Habitry's head of research, Omar Ganai. They discuss:
- The science of motivation
- Creating the conditions in which clients can feel motivated
- The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- What self-determination theory is
- How to start designing habits for our clients
- What's new in the world of the motivation science and Habitry
In this episode, Stuart interviews LTB's head of operations, Claire Winter. We cover:
- What it was like being on the biggest loser and what this has taught Claire
- Some thoughts on improving body image in our clients
- Why it's important to create systems for your business
- How to ensure the content you are writing/ creating is for the right audience
In this short mini-episode, Stuart covers the topic of something called "presence" and why ensuring you have this in your PT sessions is so important.
In this mini episode, Stuart covers what to do when you lose a client. We typically respond very negatively to losing a client, but can we change and reframe the way we think about this? And is losing a client something that happens to a lot of personal trainers?
In this episode, we interview Improve Glasgow owner Ross Stewart. As well as Ross going into what it is actually like owning your own facility we go over topics like:
- how he got started in the fitness industry & built up his client base
- how he's transitioned into the role of facility owner and boss to other staff members
- how Improve's community has become such an important part of the gym
- dealing with self doubt
and loads more!