Love doing these in person episodes - the conversations are always so much more raw. Steve & Lindsay run AMP Fitness in Boston and I asked them to come onto the podcast to chat about how they've built up AMP and how they manage being married while also running a gym together. We also get into a lot of cool stuff around building community and lessons learned from opening a gym.
In this episode, I welcome on Michael Keeler from Business for Unicorns and Mark Fisher Fitness.
In this episode, I go into the why what and how of everything to do with running a seminar or workshop for clients.
It was a huge pleasure to welcome on Adam Ali from Physiqonomics. We covered:
We welcome back on to the show Mr Mark Fisher from Mark Fisher Fitness & Business for Unicorns. We cover:
"Play the long game and figure out why you're doing this"
In this episode with the brilliant Todd Bumgardner we get into:
In this minisode, I discuss all things retention based. Why clients leave us, what we can do to increase retention rates and simple tasks that will lead to better retention rates.
We welcome back on Alwyn Cosgrove for episode 58.
In this show we discuss:
In this episode of the LTB Podcast, we welcome on a previous guest, Cathy MacDonald from the Art of Communication.
In this episode of the LTB Podcast, we welcome on Fit3Sixty owner, John Clark.
You can find download the "25 non-social based lead gen methods" guide here - http://liftthebar.com/offline
Lisa Lewis joins us on today's episode of the LTB Podcast. Topics covered:
- Do you see us doing anything wrong when discussing this psychology related to being a trainer or strength coach?
In this episode, we welcome on Brad Dieter from Science Driven Nutrition and Eat to Perform. We cover a whole host of cool topics including:
In this episode, we welcome on Michael Goulden from Integra Education.
In this quick minisode, I got into 5 different things I've changed my mind in the last 12-18 months.
1. Low calorie/ aggressive dieting
2. Kindles & audiobooks + finishing books
3. Having an avatar
4. How hard it is for me to actually take information in
5. The feeling of overwhelm
"Having some kind of success early on in the client process can be a predictor of long-term success"
Was a pleasure to welcome on Sigma Nutrition Radio host, Danny Lennon back on to the show. We covered what makes an effective coach in depth plus:
- His recent public speaking appearances and how he feels they have gone.
- What’s getting him excited that he’s working on and researching.
- What he thinks makes an effective coach.
- Traits of an effective coach.
- Why explaining to your clients about things like protein timing may not actually be helping them.
- Why saying less than you think you should in a coaching setting may actually be more effective than saying more.
- What to do if a client comes to you and says they would like to try something that you don’t agree with.
Was great to welcome on the LTB gyms newest coach, Grace Hall, to the podcast. We asked Grace to come on as she’s come from being a member of the gym to now being a coach and we wanted to find out more about what that transition has been like, but it was also cool to hear about her previous careers and how these have helped her integrate into the world of coaching.
We go pretty deep into the reasons Grace joined the LTB gym, why she’s stuck around, what it’s been like moving from member to coach, what she is finding hardest since starting as a coach and what’s helping her progress.
"Hire for personality, train for skill"
In today's show, we welcome on Jodi Rumack of jodirumack.com. We discuss:
- Productivity - where to start?
- How to decide on the goals you want to achieve?
- How to actually go about executing things?
- How to manoeuvre clients into particular times?
- Why is it important to have tracking systems in place for lead gen?
- How can we increase the number of people who show up to a consultation?
- How to go about hiring your first staff member?
Link to Jodi's site and the article she mentioned early on - https://jodirumack.com/what-to-focus-on/
In this episode, I welcome on long term LTB member Owen Henderson. Owen has built his business up inside of a commercial facility and he's got it to a stage where he has around 40 client sessions per week.
In this short trial episode, Stuart chats to LTB member Toby Firth about what he's been actioning since being in the LTB essentials lead generation group.
Was great to welcome LTB member and friend Mike MacDonald on to the podcast.
How he got started in the industry?
What being involved with Glasgow Rangers as the nutrition consultant taught him
What he’s noticed since starting as a PT
What would he do differently if he could go back
The importance of having your client’s details in a place that you can access
When and how he took the jump from self-employed PT to gym owner
What’s been surprising about opening AKR
How he runs his referral system
The importance of doing your homework
Some of the unexpected negatives of running a facility
In episode 45 we welcome on Geoff Girvitz from Bang Fitness (https://www.bangfitness.com/).
Alongside discussing how Geoff and his team create a welcoming culture that encourages client's to stick around, we get into the importance of having patience, rethinking lead generation and what Geoff would love to see more of from the fitness industry.
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Bryan Krahn has experienced and seen a lot of things come and go in his time as a fitness professional. In this episode, we get into what some of the lessons he's learnt during that time as well how he finds being an online coach, what he thinks about evidence vs experience and much much more!
In this episode of the LTB podcast, we welcome on Krista Scott-Dixon from Precision Nutrition and Stumptuous.com for a discussion around all things coaching. We get into her new book, Why We Want Eat, what makes an effective coach, improving self-awareness, empathy and much much more.
On this second Q&A, where we welcome previous guests Alex & Gregg back on, we chat about coaching the hip hinge, working towards pull-ups, underreporting and finding new ways to do nutrition tracking.
We welcome Omar Ganai back onto the LTB podcast for episode 41.
Following on from the last interview (episode 11) we dive straight into why PT's should make time to understand motivation science, what this thing called organismic integration theory is, how we support competence, autonomy and belonging and how to think about unconditional positive regard.