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Dec 28, 2018

In this short solo episode, Stuart runs over consultations, onboarding, session reflection, common nutrition problems, lead tracking, accounting, meetings and day/ week planning.

Dec 24, 2018

In this episode, we follow on from our last conversation (119) and discuss much more about FB ads, how to create systems so that those adverts that collect leads turn into long-term paying clients and more on marketing in general.

Topics Covered
  • Whether or not he believes digital marketing is becoming harder to sell.
  • Whether or not he feels selling personal training can be done effectively through social media.
  • What the role of pain points are in marketing.
  • How to make a customer profitable over the long term.
  • The importance of creating quality background systems when using advertising.
  • Why you should map out the entire customer journey.
  • Book recommendations that will help with marketing.
  • Why Neil is running a 16-week marketing course.

Neil's Free FB Group

 

Dec 18, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Mike Doehla from StrongerU online nutrition coaching. Mike started off working in an entirely different industry before deciding he would try his hand at gym ownership. This didn't quite work out, however, he realised his strengths could be used elsewhere and built up a client base of 350 people before leaving his other job and growing his company Stronger U Nutrition to working with over 20,000 clients.

Topics Covered
  • What Mike's background has been and how he started his company Stronger U.
  • Why his client successes were crucial to gaining some initial momentum.
  • How he grew to working with 350 active clients in his first year.
  • How Mike managed to effectively work with so many people.
  • How and why StrongerU use anytime contact with their clients.
  • What Mike thinks are the key things for long-term sustained weight loss.
  • How he's improved the way he creates relatable content on social media. 
  • What he looks for in new nutrition coaches.
Dec 11, 2018

In today's episode, we welcome on Dr Yuping Liu Thompkins. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, Ph.D. is Professor of Marketing & Director of Customer Analytics and Strategy Collaboratory at Old Dominion University. Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins is an expert on building customer loyalty and habit through effective marketing programs. 

Topics Covered:

  • What changes has Dr. Yuping seen in the 20+ years she's been studying marketing?
  • Whether or not it is harder for small-to-medium businesses to get a share of the marketplace nowadays?
  • If she feels offline marketing still has a big part to play.
  • How to build customer habit early on in a new customers journey.
  • The difference between customer loyalty and customer habit.
  • Companies who are leading the way with customer loyalty.
  • How to effectively use loyalty programs.

Yuping's Site

Dec 7, 2018

In this episode we chat about Steph's journey, how she thinks about success, why loving what you do involves tasks you don't like 70% of the time and how to create a body positive environment for your clients.

Steph's Instagram

Iron Lion Training Website

Dec 4, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on returning guest Tony Gentilcore.

Topics Covered:

  • How his career has changed since he's had his first child.
  • Why he still feels in-person seminars are the best place to move your career forward.
  • What does he think has been key to his career progress.
  • Why taking responsibility with his finances was a huge lesson for him.
  • Why he believes that owning your own studio is not the pinnacle of being a personal trainer.
  • Why Tony thinks working in a commercial gym is a fantastic way to get a strong start in the industry.
  • Why it's so important as a fitness professional that you still have a life outside of fitness.

Tony's Website

Nov 27, 2018

In this episode, we welcome on Patrick Umphrey. I've followed Patrick for years and recently joined his free FB group called Eat, Train, Progress which is a fantastic online/ offline community for people who care about their health, lifting weights and generally just being good humans who have a laugh.

Topics Covered:

  • A 15-minute conversation around whether or not being in better or worse shape makes you a more effective personal trainer.
  • What his journey into becoming a personal trainer has been.
  • How he started his Eat, Train, Progress free group.
  • How he's grown this to 17,000+ members and used it to build his business.
  • What spending a few years answering questions in forums has taught him.
  • What he's learnt from following Eric Helms.
  • How the ETP group started.
  • What does he think has been key to its growth and why does the group has such high engagement.
  • Helping clients pick themselves back up after setbacks.

Eat, Train, Progress Free FB Group

Nov 20, 2018
in today's episode, we welcome back on Molly Galbraith from Girls Gone Strong. Molly and the team at GGS have created a 5-day course called sexual harassment and assault in the health and fitness industry and as an education podcast for personal trainers, we want to help make as big a difference as we can to this topic. If we're to make any kind of progress, we need to all be on the singing off of the same song sheet and this is exactly where I see conversations like this and resources like the course GGS have created really moving us as an industry forwards.
 
 
Free 5-Day Course
GGS Free FB Group
 
 
Nov 16, 2018

In this short marketing mini-episode, Chris takes over the show and discusses how Personal Trainers can use social media to build their businesses.

Nov 13, 2018
"Nobody cares what I do, they care what I do for others"
 
Jason Leenaarts is a podcast host of the fantastic Revolutionary You!, a gym owner and writer. In this episode, we delve into his past as it contains some brilliant lessons I think we can all learn from. He's come from a place of being a drug addict and we chat about what this phase of his life has taught him and how it's shaped the coach he is today. He's also had his facility for just under 10 years and is still doing 10+ PT session days - if you follow him on social media you'll know this as he posts pictures of his clients constantly, which is another topic we also discuss!
 
There is an insane amount of lessons and stories in this and I'm confident any trainer will be able to take something from Jason's journey.
 
Books
Endless Referrals by Bob Berg
 
www.jasonleenaarts.com
www.revfittherapy.com
(FB)www.facebook.com/jason.leenaarts
(IG)www.instagram.com/jasonleenaarts
Nov 12, 2018

In this short episode, Stuart asks everyone who listens to send a picture of where you're listening to the episode to stuart@liftthebar.com and gives an update on the LTB Personal Training course which is currently live for signups. 

LTB Personal Training Course Website

Nov 6, 2018

In this episode, we welcome on Chet Morjaria from Strength Education. We chat about putting the human first in your coaching, how to work out what your best working self is and how to help your clients take more responsibility.

Book Recommendations

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Meaningful by Bernadette Jiwa

Chet's Instagram

Chet's Facebook

2-Week LTB Free Trial Link

Oct 30, 2018

"I've got a million and one ways to generate leads that don't include anything to do with FB ads or online marketing" - Travis Jones

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Travis Jones from Results Based Training. They chat about his journey, which contains many many unbelievable stories, lead generation strategies, referrals and selling.

TJ's Instagram

Roadmap to a Million Dollars FB Group

Oct 26, 2018

Episode two in a series of short marketing episodes from Chris Burgess. In this, Chris discusses the difference between getting good and bad quality leads in sales and how using pain points in your marketing could be problematic.

Contact Chris - chris@liftthebar.com

Oct 23, 2018

In this episode, we welcome back on Mark Fisher from Mark Fisher Fitness and Business for Unicorns to discuss what's new, how they are improving their onboarding procedures at MFF, how Mark has got so good at articulating himself clearly, metacognition, nutrition coaching and much more!

Mark Fisher Fitness

Business for Unicorns

LTB PT of the Year Award

Oct 19, 2018

In this short episode, LTB's Chris Burgess discusses how personal trainers can make better choices with their marketing so they can get more clients. This will be the first in a series of short marketing episodes from Chris.

2-Week LTB Free Trial

 

 

Oct 17, 2018
In this episode, we welcome on TeamUp's director Tim Green on to the podcast. Tim is incredibly knowledgeable about marketing, the customer experience and all things to do with TeamUp and how their service can be used to help and support trainers & facility owners. We spend a good bit of this interview discussing marketing, what they are discovering through their fitness journey project, the onboarding process for clients and then we get into what is it that TeamUp does.
 
LTB members get a fantastic 60-day free trial of teamup, which you can see more about on the trusted partner's page of the site or by checking out this link - goteamup.com/ltb
 
LTB PT of the Year Award
Oct 12, 2018
"Concentrate on the client's you do have instead of the client's you don't have"
 
I joined LTB back in December 2013 and the first person I spoke to was a guy named Ian Stevenson. When he started in LTB, he was running a bootcamp that he charged £1 per session for, now he's got a facility with over 120 members in it and 2 members of staff. If you ever wanted some inspiration for building something out of very little in our world of personal training, Ian is one of the best examples you'll see.
 
He's had more ups and downs than most and will likely be the first to tell you "the big red fuck-it button" still exists, but he's an excellent example of someone who has built something with his members in the forefront of his mind throughout, tried his best to learn & grow whenever possible and asked for help & support when he's needed it. 
 
For anyone who tunes into this one and can't make out what we're saying, I'm sorry but you're just going to have to make do as the transcription service had no chance and subtitles don't exist on podcasts haha.
Oct 10, 2018
"Use 90% of your time making your strengths stronger and 10% of your time neutralising your weaknesses"
 
Great to welcome Krista back on to the show. Her previous episodes have been incredibly popular and I've spoken numerous times about how much she's taught me, especially from a coaching standpoint. Loads of cool topics covered in this episode!
 
Topics Covered:
  • How she structures and sets up her day.
  • Why self-care is such an important value to Krista and to Precision Nutrition.
  • How the meaning of self-care has changed over the course of her career.
  • How she has managed a huge recent life change.
  • How to embrace the uncertainty that life sometimes brings.
  • How much of her own life she reveals to her clients.
  • How to use strategic self-disclosure to improve connection.
  • Why it's fantastic that so many new coaches are coming into the industry having been in other careers.
  • Why it's so important to go and get other experiences as a coach.
  • What she would tell herself if she could go back to day one of being a coach about understanding how to figure whom you enjoy training.

Books Mentioned:

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Pema Chodron's work
  • The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
Oct 3, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome back on John Clark from Fit3Sixty.

Topics Covered:

  • In 4 years you've gone from just surviving in a sports development career to being the owner of 3 gyms, what do you think has been key to your success?
  •  
    How he has gone about bringing on and continuing to improve his staff.
  • Why the creation of culture has been essential for Fit3sixty's growth.
  • If John thinks you have to look the part to be a personal trainer.
  • How he's dealing with working so many hours at the minute.
  • Why he puts such a focus on customer experience.
  • How they've managed to get 50% of new sales from referrals.
  • If John feels personal trainers should have a goal of getting their own facility.
  • How his role has changed since the growth of the business.

 

Books Mentioned - Shoe Dog & Legacy

John's email - John@fit3sixty.co.uk

Sep 26, 2018

"Downtime is not unproductive. What is unproductive is spending your downtime in ways that are not particularly meaningful or enjoyable to you" 

In today's episode, we welcome on Laura Vanderkam. Laura is an author who has written some excellent books and her newest release is one I loved called Off The Clock, a book all about how we can better manage our time. It's one of those books I was more than happy to read twice as I took so much away from it and in this interview, we get into where Laura's fascination about TM comes from, how she sets up and plans her day & week, what she would recommend to someone who is just starting to think about better managing their time and much more. 

  • Why time management is such a big topic nowadays.
  • If she thinks it's harder to manage nowadays.
  • What Laura still struggles with when it comes to managing her time.
  • Why she tracks her time and has done for over 3 years now.
  • What big lessons she's learnt about time management since she's been studying it.
  • How she sets up her week and day.
  • Why she thinks a good idea to try tracking your time.
  • Why stepping back and reflecting can make you feel like you have more time.
  • How to use the concept of savouring to improve your life.
     

Laura's Site

Off The Clock Book

LTB 2-Week Free Trial

Sep 19, 2018

In this episode, of the podcast, we welcome on Mike James from The Endurance Physio. If you're an LTB member you'll have no doubt seen Mike commenting and posting some incredibly useful info in our FB group over the last two months. He's incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to all things endurance sports and injuries and that's exactly where we take this conversation!

  • How Mike got started with The Endurance Physio.
  • What he thinks separates the people who take part in extreme endurance.
  • How PT's can help endurance clients who get injured.
  • What most injuries come down to in endurance sports.
  • How we can encourage active management of injuries with our clients.
  • Why it's so important that you build up a referral network in your local area and how to go about doing this.
  • Are PT's skilled enough to work with endurance athletes?
  • Does what we do as trainers actually help reduce injury?
  • How do we ensure that the training we're doing doesn't interfere with their endurance training?
  • Some misconceptions around running form and stretching.

Mike's Website

Mike's FB

 

Sep 11, 2018

In today's episode, we welcome on Ryan Doris. Ryan is a world class bodybuilder and powerlifter. He is an incredibly deep thinker and we delve into a whole host of cool topics today including overwhelm, what tools he is using to help his life, how he managing being deep into bodybuilding prep and much more. 

 

Ryan's Site

IG- @thenattypro

YT- Youtube.com/thenattypro

Email- Ryan@fortiseq.com

Sep 5, 2018
"99% of sales comes way before the close. The sale will take care of itself if you take care of people" -- Elias Scarr
 
Elias is the membership director at Results Fitness, the gym which previous podcast guest Alwyn Cosgrove runs. As he is the membership director when it comes to sales and the consultation process he knows his stuff inside out. 
 
If you listen to this episode, here are a few big things I picked up:
- Comparing being an expert vs being good enough in the numerous things that personal trainers need to do.
- Creating a benefits list for getting over self-worth issues.
- Making the asking for money stage as easy as asking a friend for money for something you have paid for by focussing on building the relationship.
- Reframing objections as buying signals, which can be fixed.
 
Results Fitness University
LTB 2-Week Free Trial
Aug 31, 2018

In this short episode, Stuart discusses a simple tip to go about identifying what you need to work on as a personal trainer to improve the way you do things.

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