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Sep 20, 2022
 

In this week’s Lift The Bar Podcast episode, Stuart welcomes returning guest Catherine Reohorn. Have you ever found yourself just posting content for the sake of it? Well...it might be time to stop! Catherine and Stuart discuss how putting out certain types of content might get you the wrong type of clients. They unpick how writing good copy and attracting the right clients go hand in hand. We then get an insight into how Catherine’s three-part writing structure helps PTs produce quantity AND quality content.  If you want to refresh your perspective on content production, then this episode is packed with ideas you can start applying today!  

 

 

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Sep 13, 2022

This week’s episode is an interview with…Stuart! The guys over at the Pro-Fit Podcast bought Stuart on to talk about all things personal training. In the episode, they quiz Stuart on the history of LTB, online training, problems PTs encounter and much, much more!  

 

 

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Sep 6, 2022

This week on the LTB podcast Stuart welcomes Rob Anderson to talk about training youth athletes. Rob has a lot of experience coaching young athletes of various ages and sporting backgrounds. 

Rob covers the qualifications, experience, and education you need to coach children successfully. He discusses how he has helped create a training environment that supports children’s physical and mental development. Believe it or not…he even has teenagers consistently eating vegetables! If you’re a personal trainer considering expanding your services to include coaching children, you don’t want to miss this episode! 

 

 

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Aug 30, 2022

Today’s episode is the second part of last week’s Q&A with Gregg Slater and Alex. The discussion centres around how PTs can systematically improve their practice across multiple job elements. Whether it is how to help clients eat more vegetables, the best way to start a reflective practice or what to do when your coaching cues don’t work, this episode has it all! 

 

 

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Aug 23, 2022

This week's podcast is a Q&A episode where Stuart talks to his colleagues from Lift the Bar, Alex Pearson and Gregg Slater. First up is a question about their journeys with exercise and how personal trainers who have fallen out of love with training can find their exercise mojo again. After that, they discuss what evidenced based practice is and whether personal trainers should try to read the research. 

 

 

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Aug 16, 2022

Being in charge of someone else’s career is a big responsibility. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake before they are even hired! That’s why, on this episode of the Lift The Bar Podcast, Stuart brings Michael Keeler back to talk about his process for hiring staff. They discuss how to find candidates, conduct good interviews and why should be careful if you’re hiring your old clients. If you’re thinking about hiring your first staff member, this episode will give you the perfect structure to help make sure it is a success.

 

 

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Aug 9, 2022

Have you never really seen the point of picking up a book? Heard people going on and on about their latest book, but could never understand what all the fuss is about. Well, this podcast might give you answers. Today Stuart talks to Ed Cunningham, the host of “A Need to Read” which is a podcast all about…reading! So, unsurprisingly they talk about all things books. They discuss how to make reading a habit, what books to choose and some of the perils of the “self-help” genre. If you’d like to make your reading stick, this podcast is for you!  

 

 

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Aug 2, 2022

In today's reposted episode, Stuart welcomes Krista Scott-Dixon (KSD) from Precision Nutrition. They discuss public speaking, self-acceptance, getting coached as a coach, firing clients, mental health and managing overwhelm.

 

 

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Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever wished your Instagram videos & pictures looked a little bit better? That little bit more…professional? Or maybe you’re getting frustrated with the weird echo on all your exercise demo videos? Well, this episode of the Lift The Bar podcast has you covered! Today Stuart talks to Simon Booth from @strong_media_ about how to produce high-quality videos and photos that will help improve your client's results and grow your business.

 

 

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Jul 19, 2022

In this Lift The Bar Podcast episode, Stuart is flying solo to talk about burnout! He outlines what burnout is, why it's so common in Personal Training and how to prevent or manage it.

 

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Jul 12, 2022

In today's reposted episode from back in May of 2021, Stuart welcomes Adam Meakins. Adam, @adammeakins on Instagram, is well known for his evidence-based approach to physiotherapy, strong views and his willingness to call out some of what he describes as nonsense surrounding his profession. They spend most of it discussing what we know about the association between technique and injury. Should you focus on making your client's form perfect, or should we just let people exercise as they please? They also get into the relationship between core strength and back pain, using medical imaging like MRIs and spinal flexion during deadlifts.

 

 

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Jul 5, 2022

In today’s episode, Alex is standing in for Stuart as host. He speaks with Kimberley Wilson (@foodandpsych) about the intersection of physical and mental health. They highlight how there may not be a real difference between these two types of health, how this faux distinction came to be and its implications for personal trainers. Along the way, they cover body image, client communication, pseudoscience and the relationship between food and mood. If your clients ever say they want to “feel better”, then don’t miss this episode.

 

 
 
 

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Jun 14, 2022

In this episode of the Lift The Bar Podcast, Stuart is flying solo to talk about seminars! He outlines why Personal Trainers should run seminars, including how they can be both an effective lead generation tool and a great way to further your personal growth. He then delves into how you can pick the best topic, get people to attend and make your seminar engaging. Finally, and maybe most importantly, he talks about how to overcome public speaking anxiety. Stuart first recorded an episode on this topic nearly five years ago, so tune in to hear what has changed since 2017. So you can run effective seminars which help both you and your client base grow in 2022.  

 

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Jun 7, 2022
Abi Durrant is the owner of Barbelle in Scarborough, England. She comes on to the podcast to talk about her journey from an in-person 1-1 personal trainer to the owner of a now 6000 sq ft multifunctional facility that includes a cafe and other sublets.
 
 
 

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May 31, 2022
Stuart MacDonald is the owner of True Fitness Personal Training in Solihull, England. He comes on to the podcast to discuss how he approaches programming for small-group personal training. Topics covered include: how his programming has changed since he opened his gym, what he learned from our Programme Design Mentorship, how he ensures it flows from one 4-week block to another, the specific framework he uses that you can replicate and how he went about moving his clients to a small-group model.
 
 
 

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May 24, 2022

Stuart talks about how to improve the quality of your PT sessions. Broken up into 3 simple phases: pre, during and post-session, you'll learn all about the things you can use in your next session to take them from good to great and ultimately, retain your clients for longer, get better results and have more fun coaching.

 

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May 17, 2022
Guy Lochhead is a personal trainer and the founder of the Bristol Cooperative Gym, which is one of the first of its kind in the UK. Stuart and Guy discuss what a Co-Operative gym is, why Guy decided to run his business this way, how the gym makes decisions and some of the things he's learnt that he would love to share with other gym owners.
 
 

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May 10, 2022
Jenny Rearick runs Fit to Speak, where she helps coaches with their communication and presentation skills. She also runs a gym at her home with her husband, Brendon. These two roles mean she is incredibly well placed to talk about the intersecting worlds of personal training and communication. Stuart and Jenny discuss what is communication and why it is important before getting into 3 specific areas: the consultation, the 1-1 session and group sessions, where they talk about some of the main communication considerations with each. They also discuss overcoming communication anxiety and how to stop saying "umm".
 
 

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May 3, 2022
Alex Pearson is Lift the Bar's Head of Research and the creator of many of our member's site resources including Obesity, Behaviour Change, Client Ambivalence and Hypermobility.
 
Stuart & Alex discuss what personality is, how it's measured, the five main traits that make up a person's personality, whether or not it can change and why you, the personal trainer, should care.
 

 

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Apr 26, 2022
Sukh Sidhu runs Online Fitness Business and the newly launched coaching software, Stridist.
 
Stuart & Sukh firstly discuss how to get clients online before getting into business lessons and his thoughts on professional development. Then, they finish discussing Stridist - what it is, who it's for, what it does and how you can learn more.
 
 

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Apr 20, 2022
Nicola Hobbs is an author and Chartered Psychologist. She has just been hired as our Head of Psychology at Lift the Bar, focussing on how she can best support our member's mental and emotional wellbeing. She's going to be running a mental well-being mentorship very soon. If you're a member, keep an eye out for more details about that!
 
In this episode, Stuart and Nicola discuss not feeling like you look like a PT (41.21), becoming a more present person, journalling, holding space and how we can all become more informed about the effects trauma can have on our clients.

 

 

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Apr 11, 2022
Gregg Slater is LTB's Head of Education and the creator of some of our most popular courses including general population programme design, hypertrophy, understanding weight loss and practical nutrition coaching. In this reposted conversation from 2020, Stuart & Gregg cover what he's learned in the creation of his hypertrophy course, why hypertrophy is for everyone, what he hopes to see in the research over the coming years, how to start planning out long term programming and why the psychology of programme design is as important as the physical.

 

 

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Apr 5, 2022

Stuart talks about how to improve your retention rates. Why retention matters for personal training businesses, how to make sense of client retention and a breakdown of Stuart's 'retention pyramid' are all covered in this episode.

 

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Mar 29, 2022
Paul Standell is a fitness coach and educator who has been in the industry for 10 years. He is part of the team that make up the Muscle Mentors. Stuart & Paul talk about all things exercise mechanics - why you should care about it as a personal trainer, whether it'll make your programming and sessions boring, and a basic introduction to it from someone who is doing great work to make the subject less confusing and intimidating.
 
 

 

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Mar 22, 2022

Stuart talks about some offline marketing methods you can use to market your personal training business. How to grow relationships with local business owners, how to start a podcast and use it for local lead gen, why seminars are great and more ideas for marketing your business offline are covered in this episode.

 

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