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Jul 3, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Alwyn Cosgrove.

Topics Covered:

  • Advice to a PT who is struggling to get enough clients.
  • How to ask for referrals.
  • How Results uses FB ads.
  • How Results use email marketing.
  • How to feel confident in your knowledge as a personal trainer.
  • Switching off/ burnout.

Alwyn's Free FB Group

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Jun 29, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Luka Hocevar to discuss the sales process and dealing with objections when selling to potential clients.


Jun 27, 2018

In this episode, Stuart speaks to Chad Landers. 

Topics Covered
-- Differences he's seen in the industry over the last 25 years.
-- Why he thinks the relationship you build with your clients is an essential foundation.
-- Why he feels he's had some clients for 20+ years.
-- How he broaches the line between being a trainer and becoming a therapist.
-- Helping clients take responsibility outside of the gym.
-- Why he's stuck with 1-2-1 training and not moved into group training.
-- What he would tell himself as a younger trainer.
-- His favourite book.
-- What's exciting him about the fitness industry
-- What 1-3 skillsets he thinks every personal trainer should work on
Chad's Gym Website
LTB 2-Week Free Trial
LTB Training Qualification
Book Recommendations
- Good Business by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Jun 20, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Nick Winkelman from the IRFU.

Topics Covered:

- How Nick has found the process of writing his book
- What he's learnt that has surprised him since starting to write the book
- How we can use what Nick has learnt about attention to teach our clients better.
- How to create effective analogies.
- How he's got his understanding of coaching science to where it is now.
- How he's combatted becoming overwhelmed by how much there is to learn when you're starting out.
- How he manages distraction.
- Recommended books & courses.
- What's exciting him about the fitness industry right now.
- What 1-3 skillsets does he think personal trainers should work on.
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Nick's Analogy Presentation

Books Mentioned:
Deep Work
Homo Deus
The One
Jun 13, 2018

In this episode, Stuart chats to Sukh Sidhu from Online Fitness Business.

Topics Covered:

-- How Sukh is finding being a Dad alongside running a thriving business.
-- What drives him to be successful.
-- Going from gym owner to online trainer - how he found that transition.
-- If he thinks you need to be an in-person trainer before becoming an online trainer.
-- If he thinks online is as effective as offline.
-- Skillsets of an effective online personal trainer.
-- How personal you should be as an online trainer.
-- How to generate leads and clients as an online trainer.
-- How to use ex-clients and old leads to start your online business.
-- How to price your online services.
Online Fitness Business Website

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Jun 8, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on Gregg Slater to discuss the new level 2, level 3 and applied LTB certification.

LTB Training Website

Jun 6, 2018

In this episode, Stuart welcomes on LTB member Eric Wylie. They discuss:

  • Where does Eric's desire for education come from?
  • How Eric uses LTB.
  • How he went from a job in IT to a personal trainer.
  • How he found working in a commercial gym and in a private facility.
  • How he's got over some the more brutal days of being a personal trainer.
  • Why your success or failure as a trainer does not dictate your self-worth as a person.

LTB 2-Week Free Trial Link

Eric's FB page

May 30, 2018

In this episode, Stuart chats to Neil Donald from the Scottish Institute of Sport.

Topics covered:

  • What Neil's role is in Scottish Sport and Strength and Conditioning.
  • How your perception shapes your environment.
  • Why you've got to take ownership of what's going on in your life.
  • The importance of soft skills and how to get better at these.
  • How to understand what drives your clients.
  • How to look at failure so it doesn't make you feel like a failure.
  • How Neil balances work and life to ensure he's as productive as possible.
  • Recommended books & ways Neil finds is best for improving.


Neil's Contact Email -

Lift The Bar Website - 2 Week Free Trial

Peak Book

Chip & Dan Heath Books

May 23, 2018

Michael is one of the founders of Business for Unicorns, which provides coaching, education and support to business owners. In this episode Stuart and Michael Discuss:

  • What he's learnt from starting a podcast.
  • What traits he sees successful business owners possess.
  • Why we shouldn't think making money is a bad thing.
  • Why feedback is so important.
  • How to start getting more of it.
  • How to change your relationship to feedback so that you can use it productively.
  • How to give better quality feedback.


Business for Unicorns Website

Business for Unicorns Podcast

May 16, 2018

A slightly different episode than normal for the podcast. Stuart chats to Mike MacDonald about the topic of self-delusion and cognitive bias and what personal trainers can learn from this. 

Time Stamps
5.30 - Introducing the topic of self-delusion.
6.10 - Why Mike has become so interested in this topic.
10.30 - Confirmation bias.
16 - Getting round confirmation bias.
19.10 - Dunning Kruger effect
23 - the backfire effect
34.30 - post hoc fallacy
39 - confabulation
Resources Mentioned
Why we know what isn't so - Thomas Gilivich
Think - Michael LeGault
Why we make mistakes - Joseph.T Halinan
You're not so smart - David Mcraney
May 9, 2018

In this episode, we welcome on Gar Benn.

Gar is a strength coach from Limerick Ireland. He is the head coach for Sigma Nutrition with Danny Lennon, the owner of CityGym Limerick and the co-owner of the European Powerlifting Conference & Titan Support Systems Ireland. 
Topics covered:
-- How Gar started in the industry.
-- How he manages his time between his gym and working for Sigma.
-- How he got started working with Sigma Nutrition.
-- How the 3-tier system works that they use for online coaching.
-- How they price their online coaching.
-- What Gar looks for in a coach.
-- How he makes new clients feel welcome at his gym.
-- How he is trying to get better at copywriting just now.
May 4, 2018

In this short episode, Stuart covers common coaching mistakes, cueing and technique for the deadlift.

May 2, 2018

Great to welcome back Cathy MacDonald to the show! We cover some simple tips for improving your listening skills and then deep dive into how you can go about changing a client's mind.

4.00 - why is listening so important
6.10 - tasks for improving your listening skills
10.00 - listening skills clip
15.10 - how to apply appropriate curiosity to conversations you have with clients
19.40 - why we're covering how to change clients minds
20.20 - what steps can we take as trainers to change our client's minds about things?
26.00 - why you can't actually change someone's mind, they change it themselves
28.00 - why information alone won't change someone's mind and may make the person less likely to change
34.40 - why helping change our client's minds is not about being manipulative, it's about improving lives
38.20 - why we have to be mindful of using the word "should" 
41.30 - how to change a client's mind who believes breakfast is essential
43.00 - how to use hooks (the things that are important to that person) to help this process
51.00 - a sample script for changing a client's mind about breakfast
55.10 - why it's not always possible to change someone's mind
57.50 - whether we should have these types of conversations offline vs online


Apr 25, 2018

Fantastic to welcome on Steve Bridgeman. We discuss:

- How Steve got started in the industry.
- How Steve got his first few clients.
- Why he would still create a basic website if he was new to the industry now.
- How to direct your own education to become a better personal trainer.
- Why you've got to listen to what your clients want to achieve and not be afraid to change the goalposts.
- Why he still works part-time in another job.
- Why he feels its important to teach clients new skills.
Apr 18, 2018

In this episode, Stuart chats to Jerome from The Performance Project.

They cover:

- What’s new since Jerome was last on the podcast.
- What changes the performance project has made in the first 30-60 days of a new client's journey.
- Why they've stepped away from weekly check-ins for most clients who stay past the 60-day mark.
- Why Jerome has had to step away from doing as much coaching and how he has found this.
- How the performance project structures their long-term careers.
- How Jerome thinks about professional development.
- What he's learnt from visiting other gyms throughout the world.
- His advice to anyone who is thinking about opening a gym.
Apr 12, 2018

In this episode with Ed Morris, topics covered include:

- What kinds of things should we start to consider as trainers when working with clients who run?
- Advice for clients who are going from zero to 5/10K or half/ full marathon?
- Is running bad for you?
- Is it fair for a trainer who doesn't run to coach a client who wants to run?
- Should our programming change?
- Nutritional considerations.
- Should we pay attention to running form & gait analysis?
- Types of running shoes for clients?
Apr 11, 2018

For episode 100 of the LTB Podcast, we welcome on Chris Burgess. This episode was recorded live and can be watched here

Apr 4, 2018

In this episode, Stuart chats to Tony Cottenden about how has found the last year since he was last on the podcast. We chat about:

  • The difference between how Tony runs his 1-2-1 and semi-private personal training
  • What has he learnt about semi-private from a coaching and programming standpoint
  • What does a typical semi-private PT session look like
  • Why periods of imbalance and maintenance are essential when running your business.
  • How important Tony feels it is to have a supportive partner.
  • What were the initial costs involved in opening and renovating the shed.
  • How he balances running his gym and continuing to do CPD.
Mar 28, 2018

This is a follow-up to #78 where Stuart and Alex discuss the more in-depth uses of Motivational Interviewing when working with personal training clients. 

Topics Covered:
-- What is ambivalence and why it is useful for us as personal trainers to know.
-- What is change talk.
-- Why the amount of change talk that you hear can positively affect a clients chance of changing a behaviour.
-- What is sustain talk.
-- How to encourage more change talk in clients.
-- How to start using some of this information and integrate it into your coaching.
-- When and how to use start using reflections.
Mar 21, 2018

Second time on the show for Will Levy from Melbourne Strength and Conditioning. We cover improvements he’s made to MSC in the last year, whether or not he would advise trainers to open their own facility, how to give clients the red carpet treatment and why they still use a very different training model than what is normally seen for introducing new clients into their gym. 


MSC Website 

MSC Instagram 

MSC Facebook 

Mar 14, 2018

In today's episode, we welcome on Julie Dirksen from Usable Learning to speak about how to educate our clients, how we can create better learning experiences, how advancements in behaviour change research can help trainers help their clients as well as a whole host of other topics. This was a fantastic interview with someone who isn't involved in the fitness industry but who's research and line of work compliments what personal trainers do. 


Julie's Website 

Design Better Learning Website 


Mar 9, 2018

In this short episode, Stuart runs through 7 common mistakes we personal trainers make when coaching the squat.

Mar 7, 2018

In this episode, we welcome on Luka Hocevar from Vigor Ground Fitness in Seattle and Vigor Move & Live in Slovenia. This is an interview that covers a broad spectrum of topics including - why your personal training sessions are your marketing, how to action what you learn, how to deal with setbacks and treating life like a game.

Luka on Instagram

Vigor Ground Fitness Facebook

Vigor Life Podcast

Feb 28, 2018

You know how you sometimes think "damn, this client is just so lazy and such a pain in the ass!"? That plus a huge amount more is what we get into in today's episode with Coach Stevo from Habitry.

You can check out Habitry's work here and here

Book recommendation - The Reflective Practitioner

Feb 21, 2018

In this episode, we welcome on Travis Pollen from

We cover whether or not there are "good" and "bad" exercises, as well as how to do initial assessments with personal training clients.

Link to the inland fitness conference

Link to LTB Website

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