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Aug 26, 2019
In today's episode, we welcome on Jack Lovett. Jack is the owner of Spartan Performance, a gym that works with people from all walks of life but that specialises in getting its clients strong. He's also an athlete who has won the British Natural Strongman competition and competed at an international level, and he's also an author of the newly released Spartan Strength book.
In this episode, we discuss his love for strength training, what he's learned coaching people and running a gym business for 10 years now, and what he wishes more personal trainers knew about becoming successful in this industry.
 
 
 
Timestamps
  • 1.20 - What Jack loves about strength training
  • 5.35 - Why most clients approach the gym to improve their aesthetics
  • 9.30 - Why success leads to more success
  • 10.15 - Qualities that have transcended from the gym to his life
  • 13.00 - What were his first few years of owning spartan performance like
  • 14.30 - What he did right during that time
  • 16.00 - What he did wrong during that time
  • 23.00 - How he sold personal training in a warehouse gym 10 years ago
  • 27.30 - Whether or not he believes walking the walking helped him grow his business
  • 36.30 - Lessons he's learnt from shadowing other trainers in the US
  • 40.00 - Why he decided to write a book 
  • 44.15 - Why application is where the greatest lessons are learnt
  • 48.20 - How he has found finding staff and what he looks for in a coach
  • 54.45 - Closing messages

 

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Aug 23, 2019

In this episode, Stuart and previous guest Alex Pearson have a conversation about the newly launched Weight Watchers (WW) app for kids and how to help clients who are overly focussed on the scales. They are going to aim to do a minimum of one of these Q&A type episodes per month so please feel free to send over any questions you have to stuart@liftthebar.com and they'll get to them next time!

 

Topics Covered:
  • What role PTs can play in discussing something like the WW app
  • The positives of the WW app
  • The problems with it
  • What parents can do to help their kids with nutrition
  • The problem with moralising food into good/bad labels
  • How to help a client who is using good/bad food labels
  • How to help a client who is overly focussed on scale weight

 

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Aug 20, 2019
In today's episode, we welcome on Edward Hall. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK. His research interests focus on the relational, (micro)political and emotional complexities of sport coaching. His work explores how networks of social relations influence the thoughts, feelings and (inter)actions of sport professionals, and how sense is made of experiences, relationships and the self. He is also a rugby coach and coach mentor, currently working with professional and elite coaches in various sports to support their continuing development. We discuss what Edward's father taught him and how this has shaped the kind of coach he is, tips for improving your interpersonal skills, what reflective practice is, why to use it and how to integrate it into your professional development.
 
Timestamps
 
  • 2.35 - How Edward's Dad taught him to drive and how this shaped the kind of person he is
  • 5.35 - Why trust, care and consistency are some of the foundations of how he coaches his athletes and teaches his students
  • 10.35 - Why he coaches and teaches using a "freedom within limits" environment
  • 12.30 - Why he feels that relationships are a huge part of coaching people
  • 20.10 - Some practical tips for improving interpersonal skills
  • 23.30 - What reflective practice is
  • 26.00 - An example of how a personal trainer can reflect on their practice
  • 29.50 - His initial internal response to seeing himself on video as part of his reflective practice
  • 33.40 - What did he spot from using reflective practice that allowed him to develop
  • 36.40 - Should trainers and coaches engage in reflective practice?
  • 38.30 - How to go about using reflective practice and how often?
  • 42.40 - Some examples of questions to ask yourself when reflecting on your practice
  • 48.45 - Edward's closing messages

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Aug 13, 2019

In today's episode, we welcome on Josh Hillis. Josh is the author of Fat Loss Happens on Monday (2013) and the upcoming Lean and Strong (2019) for OnTarget Publications. He has been writing his blog, losestubbornfat.com, since 2004. This ended up being a really cool conversation about a load of different topics mostly related to the world of coaching. We covered how he sets up nutrition coaching in a Personal Training setting, why it's ok that a lot of clients will start without any want to change their nutrition and workaholism.

 

Timestamps

  • 2.20 - Is Personal Training set up for effective nutritional behaviour change?
  • 4.00 - how he sets up and runs his phone coaching nutrition service
  • 5.10 - where does he have nutrition conversations with his clients?
  • 6.20 - what do clients need when it comes to nutrition support?
  • 8.40 - what would Josh tell himself if he could go back in time when it comes to coaching nutrition?
  • 10.25 - the difference between values and goals
  • 14.55 - why looking for the gold in your client's lives and relating that to fitness/nutrition can help them understand how behaviour change takes time
  • 18.00 - how often does he work with clients who start from an extrinsic/external place?
  • 19.40 - how to help clients work our their values
  • 24.40 - how he helps the clients who can't seem to be helped
  • 28.40 - why it's normal to start working with clients who have no interest in changing nutrition but do in training
  • 31.40 - Dan John's traffic light system for lifestyle behaviour change
  • 36.00 - how he likens his workaholism to what his clients go through with their eating behaviours
  • 40.45 - the difference between grit and self-compassion
  • 46.40 - why it's ok that you can't manage as many sessions as other trainers
  • 47.55 - why the cult of positivity is a big driver for emotional eating

 

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Aug 6, 2019

In this episode, we welcome on Cameron Cummings. Cameron has built up a fantastic business inside of a commercial gym in Edinburgh and is the man who is running our commercial gym trainer group at LTB, and filling it weekly with ideas and insights on becoming a successful commercial gym PT. In this episode, we dive straight into how he built up his business and started getting clients, what's worked and what hasn't for lead generation and where he feels commercial gym trainers go wrong.

 

Timestamps:
  • 0.50 - How he got busy in his first commercial gym using a "seeing what sticks" strategy
  • 6.50 - How his second time in a commercial gym differed to his first
  • 8.50 - How his time management played a big role in getting more clients
  • 15.50 - Why you need to double down on the strategies that work for lead generation
  • 17.20 - Why free sessions do work
  • 17.55 - How to go from conversation to paid client
  • 23.50 - Where do commercial gym PTs go wrong?
  • 31.20 - What has he done when he's in phases of not knowing what to do?
  • 33.30 - Why not having to worry about paying his bills has helped his enjoyment of being a personal trainer
  • 36.10 - What Cameron's message to a struggling PT would be

 

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