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Mar 23, 2020

A solo episode with Stuart covering what the coronavirus is doing to personal trainers careers and how they can innovate to get through it.

Mar 16, 2020

In this episode, we have another special episode on the coronavirus. This time, I've asked Chris Burgess to come and talk about dealing with the coronavirus' effects on your business, how to handle a loss of income/ loss of clients, how to keep your head up and ensure your business comes out the other side and what your first steps should be. It's a must-listen in times like this. Stay safe, don't forget how big a role you can play in helping to support people through this and please don't suffer alone. I'm more than happy to help so don't hesitate to contact me - stuart@liftthebar.com

Mar 14, 2020

Everyone is anxious about the coronavirus just now. My goal with this episode is to:

  1. reassure you that you can come out the other side, and
  2. how to go about doing that

 

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Corona Virus - An official Curious Stance
Let's start at 'worst case'
It's our intention to stay open until the time that the government tell us we aren't allowed to. Obviously we hope that closure won't be forced on us but in the event that we are:
We will be offering:
Daily home workouts that are streamed in this group
Daily 'FaceTime Lead sessions' where the coaches will have a group call with their Semi Private or Bootcamp group at the usual times. You do the workout from home and set your phone camera up in a position where we can coach you if needed
We will be offering to bring kit to your house for you to use, and we will suggest kit for you to buy for your home workouts too.
Let's now talk about 'bad but not worst case'
If we are told to close but the country isnt in some quarantined lockdown, we will run sessions from local parks. It's not ideal but it means we can still help you achieve your health and fitness dreams
Lets now talk about what we need all of you to do:
Wash your hands when you arrive and before you leave.
Don't come to the gym with colds, coughs or if your breathing is playing up. Please dont be offended if you are asked to leave because you have come in poorly - even if its mild.
Don't nick our toilet roll.
Please use the wipes we will put next to the inbody before and after you scan.
Please put your weights away. Fuck sake Greig.
Lastly:
Even if we have to close our doors we will be doing everything in our power to keep sessions running.
But to help us ensure that doesn't happen PLEASE PLEASE don't come into the gym if you have even the slightest inclination that you have COVID 19.

Mar 9, 2020

In today's show, I welcome back on Krista Scott-Dixon. I've had KSD on many times before and she always leaves me with a tonne of things to go away and think about. We get into what exercise/ movement means to her and how it's become a more integrated aspect of her life, how to help clients improve their relationships with food, why some amount of emotional eating can be a good thing and why doing the really simple things you tell your clients to do, like eating slowly, can be great learning experiences.

 

 

Timestamps:

  • [01.53] - What exercise means to her.
  • [16.08] - Redefining mindfulness to include body-fulness.
  • [23.45] - Why more people are now talking about improving their relationship to food.
  • [26.44] - Where can trainers start when clients want to improve their relationship to food.
  • [33.41] - How to bring up things you notice within clients that aren't serving them.
  • [35.08] - Why some anxiety can be a good thing.
  • [39.23] - The importance of how you show up as a coach.
  • [41.38] - Doing the things you tell your clients to do.
  • [47.23] - The relationship between health and fitness and other mental/ physical behaviours.

 

 

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Mar 2, 2020

In today's episode, I welcome on Kevin Mullins. Kevin is a personal trainer who has accumulated well over 10,000 hours worth of PT sessions. He works as Director of Product Development and Education for The St. James - A leading brand in Sports, Wellness, and Active Entertainment based in Virginia. We discuss why he hasn't opened a facility considering it was the logical next step, how we can make personal training well respected as a profession, how he grew his business inside of a commercial gym, hitting burnout and coming out the other side a better person and having to create Zumba style classes without the Zumba. 

 

 

Timestamps:

  • [01.29] - Why Kevin has yet to open up his own personal training facility?
  • [07.37] - Why he feels so passionate about the personal training industry
  • [10.17] - How we can improve how people perceive personal training as a profession
  • [15.07] - What his first few months in a commercial gym were like
  • [21.50] - How he started getting clients in his commercial gym
  • [26.07] - How he dealt with moments where his client numbers fluctuated up and down
  • [30.22] - What other tips he has for a trainer who needs more clients
  • [34.12] - Kevin tells us about hitting a point in his life where he really struggled with who he was and how he nearly left the industry
  • [41.07] - Did he limit the number of sessions he was doing after hitting burnout?
  • [44.37] - What it's like in his new role having to create Zumba-style classes
  • [48.52] - Has his new role taught him anything he wishes he could go back and tell a younger Kevin Mullins?
  • [52.00] - We talk about his book, Day by Day.

 

 

 

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Feb 24, 2020

Today I welcome on Martin Rooney from Training for Warriors. Martin was one of the first people we welcomed on for a webinar at LTB. His energy is infectious and it's hard not to feel pumped up after listening to him talk about being a fitness professional and coaching. We cover his background, finding your place in the fitness industry, becoming a better coach and his new book, coach to coach.

 

Timestamps
  • [02.40] - Has he always loved what he's done in his career?
  • [05.40] - How to find the things you really enjoy doing in your career?
  • [13.25] - What he does if he's having a bad day?
  • [19.30] - How to narrow the gap between having knowledge and turning into that results with clients
  • [23.00] - What he would say to the trainer who is quieter and introverted
  • [34.30] - Why you don't need to be better than someone to coach them 
  • [37.00] - How he would like his new book, coach to coach, to be remembered

 

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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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Timestamps

  • [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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