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Feb 22, 2019

In today's episode, we welcome on Sean Armstrong. Sean runs a semi-private Personal Training facility near Newcastle in England. The main reason I asked Sean to come on is because he's doing fantastic work with his facility and because he used to be known as the member of LTB who was forever complaining. But, this isn't the Sean of 2019, so we get into how his journey has seen him find the confidence to open a facility and make a success out of it. 

 

Topics Covered:

  • How he got started as a Personal Trainer.
  • He found starting early in his career as an online PT.
  • Why he spends less time freaking about losing a client or two nowadays.
  • Why Sean thinks it's important to ensure you're tracking your numbers.
  • Why he takes time to do things that force his mind to concentrate on other things.
  • How he's found owning his own facility.
  • What his goals are for over the next few years.
  • The importance of spending time developing yourself.

 

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Feb 19, 2019

In today's episode, we welcome back on Chad Landers. Chad has been in the industry as a personal trainer for over 25 years. He's completed over 30,000 sessions and has worked with some of his clients for 24 years. In this episode, we get into his fav thing about being a trainer, how he realised this career is all about the client, what his experiences with online training have been and much more.

Topics Covered:

  • What he enjoys most about being a PT.
  • If he has ever thought about stopping being a trainer.
  • Has he developed his communication and relationship building skills?
  • How he learnt it was all about the client.
  • Why you need to have challenging and honest conversations about aligning their behaviours and goals with clients.
  • What his experiences with online training have been.
  • How many sessions per week he's discovered is right for him.
  • What were Chad/s biggest lessons at key points in your career? (Louise Johnstone)
  • Did he ever have 5 year/10 year plans or just keep going without ever thinking too hard about the future? (James Jones)
  • When does waking up at 5am start to suck? (Tony Cottenden) 

 

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Feb 12, 2019
in today's episode, we welcome on Angi Pilika. Angi is a long-time member of LTB and has a very interesting story about how she got into Personal Training. She also transitioned out of the industry for a couple of years before returning. I think we all have a phase as PTs where we question our worth as and sometimes, stepping out of the industry and spending time learning and understanding more about yourself is the best way to decipher if this is the career for you. We also discuss what she learnt from a job in sales, why having a coach has taught her so much and using colour coded spreadsheets to manage her time!
 
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Feb 5, 2019

In this episode, we welcome on Kevin Ashworth. Kevin is an expert on the topic of anxiety. He's studied it for years and has authored publications on anxiety focused training. We get into what anxiety is, strategies to help overcome it, how effective meditation and positive thinking are, why changing your behaviour is more powerful than changing your thinking and how making an ass of yourself is totally normal!

Topics Covered:

  • What he means by the quote “you’re already miserable, you may as well be miserable on purpose.”
  • Why feeling confident is not the opposite of feeling anxious.
  • Whether feeling anxious is a choice.
  • How to change your inner dialogue.
  • If meditation is effective for managing anxiety.
  • How to change our thinking.
  • Whether or not positive thinking is an effective remedy for negative thinking.

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Feb 1, 2019

In this short episode, Stuart covers whether or not you should use monthly or block payment plans. How to transition across to monthly and how to work out what to charge so that you get paid holidays is also covered.

Jan 29, 2019

In today's episode, we welcome on James Jones. James is a Personal Trainer who owns his own facility. He's been an LTB member for nearing on 5 years now and his journey into the industry, as well as how he met his now wife, makes for a very interesting and at times hilarious conversation. We discuss how he got into the industry, mistakes he's made, why following the wrong people nearly had him leaving the industry and why he doesn't tell all his clients to have steak and nuts for breakfast anymore.

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Jan 25, 2019

In this episode, Stuart covers 5 tips that will help you run more effective initial consultations. These will help you learn more about the client, improve rapport and increase the chance of them signing up to your Personal Training services.

Jan 22, 2019

If you're a Personal Trainer, the chances are pretty high that you'll work with people who have weight loss based goals. Gregg has created an in-depth course that looks into exactly this, but it isn't just about calories in, calories out, his course goes into essentially every aspect of weight loss you can think of. 

Topics Covered:

  • Why Gregg has decided to focus on business as one of his Q1 professional development goals.
  • What he's learnt in the process of creating his understanding weight loss course.
  • Why our bodies hate losing weight.
  • How understanding more about weight loss has informed his coaching.
  • Metabolic adaptation and how this affects weight loss.
  • What other factors we should be looking at with regards to weight loss.
  • How important exercise is for weight loss.
  • Whether we should be using large or small deficits.
  • How many calories we typically burn during exercise.

Exercise: Fat Loss Paradox Video

Jan 18, 2019

In this short episode, Stuart discusses principles and methods you can use to generate leads whilst working out of a commercial gym.

Jan 15, 2019
Great to welcome back on Aadam Ali from Physiqonomics to the podcast. He has kindly created a course for us at LTB on creating fitness content, which is going to be released later this week.
 
Topics Covered:
  • How have things been since we last spoke on episode 62.
  • How Aadam found 2018.
  • What has this past year taught him.
  • Getting over the perfectionist mindset.
  • Where he sees his career going.
  • What he does during dryer content creation phases.
  • What to expect from his LTB course.
Jan 8, 2019

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Dan Salcumbe from my personal trainer website to chat about all things websites.

Topics Covered:

  • How he got started building PT websites.
  • What makes an effective website.
  • How to decide whether or not you should have a website.
  • What type of situation should a PT be in to justify having a website?
  • How easy it is to create a website.
  • Why user experience and design should be at the top of your website priorities.
  • Where he sees PT's going wrong when it comes to creating their websites.
  • What kind of things should you have on your website?
  • Should you put your prices on your website?
  • Whether SEO is worth investing in.

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Jan 3, 2019
"I have had 100% more opportunities in my life because of who I am as a person over what skills & knowledge I have gained" - Brian Patrick Murphy
In today's episode, we welcome on the amazing Brain Patrick Murphy from Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF). We discuss what he's learnt being a huge part of the team at MFF, how he thinks about sales as this was one of his main roles at MFF and how to make progress when it feels like there is no progress that can be made.  
 
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