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Feb 17, 2020

Today I welcome on Lou Brierley. Lou was one of the early LTB members that truely helped form our LTB community into what it is today. He's got an incredibly interesting story that involves him growing a successful outdoor Bootcamp, turning that into a facility and then deciding to sell it all and travel the world. We get into how he grew things starting off, how he made his group sessions enjoyable and somewhere that his members felt comfortable and why he decided to sell his gym!

 

Timestamps

  • [01.47] - Lou's tell us about his motorhome called Doris
  • [05.32] - Why Lou decided to sell his personal training facility and go travelling 
  • [11.52] - Was he in the wrong time in his life for owning a facility?
  • [14.27] - Whether he thinks you can own a facility and have some form of work: life balance?
  • [17.22] - Does he have any regrets about selling his gym?
  • [22.27] - Why growing slowly is something PTs should consider
  • [25.22] - How Lou grew an outdoor bootcamp to 50 members
  • [36.07] - How he made his sessions fun and comfortable for people who don't like gyms
  • [39.07] - When he plans to stop travelling?

 

 

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Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Alex Pearson about meditation. I've wanted to talk about meditation for a full episode for a while now as it's a topic that many guests have mentioned and it's very much something that most people are aware of nowadays. But is it as useful as you'll read online? We discuss it's origins, what the literature says about using it for depression, anxiety and weight loss, whether or not PTs should encourage their clients to meditate and some of our own experiences with it.

 

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Timestamps
  • [04.40] - Some of the different styles of meditation
  • [05.50] - Where it dates back to?
  • [06.45] - Why it's gained popularity?
  • [10.55] - What the literature says about mindfulness and anxiety?
  • [11.46] - What the says about mindfulness and weight loss or emotional eating?
  • [16.20] - Should personal trainers encourage their clients to meditate?
  • [28.10] - Does mindfulness help with decision making?
  • [29.10] - Why lots of people try meditation and don't stick with?
  • [36.25] - Alex shares some of his meditation experiences
  • [39.32] - Can you get a similar effect from doing something like yoga, running or a different activity?
  • [42.53] - Where you can start a meditation habit.

 

 

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Feb 3, 2020

In today's episode, I welcome on Liam Thompson from Internet FitPro - a company all about helping personal trainers get more clients and create effective websites that look great. Liam's had a really cool career in the fitness industry and although we don't delve into that much, we do get into a lot of useful information about how to create a FB ad using Internet Fitpro's formula, lead generation for trainers who work in commercial gyms and private studios and how he built his PT business using free sessions. If you want more clients, this episode is going to be well worth your time.

 

 

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  • [02.01] - How he would approach getting clients in a commercial gym if he was starting from scratch tomorrow?
  • [05.36] - How to go from free session to paid client?
  • [11.01] - How he would approach getting a client base if he was using more online-based strategies?
  • [14.21] - Should PTs spend more time telling people what it is that they do?
  • [16.36] - How to stick out from your competitors as a personal trainer.
  • [18.51] - Using trials or free sessions?
  • [24.21] - Facebook ads aren't working for you?
  • [29.06] - What data you should pay attention to for FB ads
  • [30.51] - Where to start if you want some new clients using FB ads
  • [40.41] - Why it's well worth getting someone's email

 

 

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Jan 27, 2020
In today's episode, I have our last episode in the from the archives series. I welcome on Sarah Miller, who was one of my 1-2-1 clients from back in Dundee, Scotland. We worked together for around 4 years and I asked her to come on to talk about her journey. It's a great way to hear a clients perspective on something we rarely hear their side of, especially in a setting like this which is so different from that of a normal PT session. We talk about her experiences with gyms, how she's got to a place of feeling content with where she is at and what personal trainers could do to better connect with potential clients online.
 
 
 
 
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Jan 20, 2020

In this episode of the LTB podcast, we have a from the archive episode with Krista Scott-Dixon from Precision Nutrition which was first posted back in 2017. We discuss her book, 'Why We Want Eat', what makes an effective coach, how to improve your self-awareness, empathy and much more.

 

 

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Jan 13, 2020
In today's episode, we continue with our series of favourite from the archive episodes by welcoming on Alwyn Cosgrove. This episode was first posted back in 2017 and in it, we cover why trainers need to rethink how they think about sales, what lifetime customer value is and why you need to know what about it and why Alwyn's business Results Fitness has had the success it's had. 
 
 
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Jan 6, 2020
In today’s show, I have a from the archive episode with LTBs head of education Gregg Slater on programme design. Gregg’s programme design teachings are some of the best in our industry and we cover everything from where to start when going about creating a programme to how many random exercises to put in. 
 
If you’re a member of LTB you can check out more of Greggs work by working through one of his courses on gen pop programme design, coaching, nutritional periodisation or his latest one on finishers by logging onto liftthebar.com. If you're not, head to our site and sign up to our 1 month trial for £1!
 
 
 
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