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.
2 week free trial from LTB - http://liftthebar.com/
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.
In episode 40 of the LTB podcast, we chat to Martin MacDonald from Mac-Nutrition and Mac-Nutrition University. It was a pleasure to welcome Martin onto the show. We discuss in great depth - due to Martin's fantastic ability to answer questions with stories - why he started MNU, how he nearly left the industry, impostor syndrome, success and happiness!
Tony Cottenden has been a member of LTB since basically day one of the company starting. In this interview, Stuart and Tony chat about how he transitioned from one job to full-time PT, and how he's now making more money doing what he does now as well all the lessons learnt along the way.
Mark Fisher joins Stuart for an interview on the podcast today. Alongside discussing how Mark got into the industry and why he feels this has shaped his career, we also discuss:
- The importance of mirroring your clients and how to do this
- What unconditional positive regard means and why this is so essential for trainers to grasp
- How to get feedback on something you want to get better at and where to start if you've no idea what you should be getting better at
- How to approach fear
- Why he loves learning so much and how to take this information from knowledge to application
and a load of current book recommendations!
Jerome Bolze, of The Performance Project, joins Stuart on this episode of the LTB Podcast to chat about how he started as a trainer, how he asked other coaches for advice early on in his career to help him move forwards, building systems and much more!
On episode 36 of the LTB Podcast, Stuart interviews James Krieger from weightology.com. They cover:
How important is it that personal trainers understand or read the research?
Could personal trainers do a better job when it comes to sharing research?
Explaining his insulin series in a simple format + some of those myths broken down?
What is NEAT? Why is it important we understand this?
What happens to your metabolism as weight loss occurs?
What can we do to ensure NEAT doesn’t decrease when dieting?
How can we make client’s aware of their NEAT?
Practical considerations for NEAT.
Intermittent fasting and why James is finding the research and uses for this interesting.
Robert Clarkson is the owner of Reactive Training in Glasgow. In this interview Robert tells us all about his journey, his many lessons learnt along the way and some of the struggles he's had since opening his facility.
In episode 34 of the LTB podcast speaks to Tony Gentilcore of tonygentilcore.com. Alongside chatting about how Tony has found transitioning from working in Cressey Sports Performance to running his own small group training facility, Tony also tells us what he feels is important for long-term sustainability as a coach, why he thinks starting a blog is still a good idea and how he thinks about his own professional development.
In this episode of the podcast, we interview Jonny Stephens from the LTB gym. Jonny was over in New York with Stuart for the LTB conference so we chat in depth about this and what we learnt, what it was like being at Mark Fisher Fitness and how the LTB gym have gone about building community.
In this interview with the trainer of trainers, Nick Tumminello, Nick discusses:
How he got the title “trainer of trainers”
How do we speed up the process of getting better at what we do
What is the role of the trainer?
Why “it depends” is not an answer
Myths about what a bad trainer is
What makes a good trainer
What does Nick commonly see PT's doing wrong with their programming
Nick's site - http://nicktumminello.com/
Strength training for fat loss book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strength-Training-Loss-Nick-Tumminello-x/dp/1450432077/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493462954&sr=1-1&keywords=nick+tumminello
Building muscle & performance book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Building-Muscle-Performance-Nick-Tumminello/dp/1492512702/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493462954&sr=1-3&keywords=nick+tumminello
In this episode of the LTB podcast, Stuart chats to LTB staff member Jonathon Mummert. Jonathon knows the menstrual cycle inside out and we get into what it is that we as PT's need to know about this topic, which is one I don't think is talked about enough!
For Chris's 2nd time on the podcast, Chris and Stuart chat about how to hire a second trainer and how he handles feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome.
In this episode, Stuart chats to Alex Gibilaro from the LTB gym side of things. They chat in depth about programming and working with a new client.
In episode 28 of the LTB Podcast, Stuart chats to Alwyn Cosgrove from Results Fitness in California. Alongside discussing his why for what he does, Alwyn tells us:
- How we need to rethink the way we think about asking our clients for money
- What lifetime customer value (LCV) is and what this means to us trainers
- Why he feels Results Fitness has done as well as it has
- Why knowing your businesses core values is so important and how you can make a start to creating these
In this episode of the LTB podcast, Stuart speaks to Nick Winkelman, head of athletic performance at the IRFU. They cover:
Work: life balance,
What can we take from Nick’s research and understanding about cueing,
Explicit vs implicit learning,
Retention of learning for clients,
Autonomy supportive vs dictatorship coaching,
Reflective practice - what this is and how we can use it to become better coaches
Stuart welcomes previous guests Alex Pearson and Gregg Slater onto the show to have a Q&A based off of questions we received in the LTB private FB group.
Alongside nutrition coaching, we touch on:
evening binge eating solutions, work: life balance, what to do when you think about giving up and finding your niche
work: life balance
what to do when you think about giving up
finding your niche.
Fancy having your question asked next time we do one of these? Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
In this episode, Stuart chats to one of the members of the gym he's based out of, Laura Shepherd, about her weight loss journey so far.
We touch on:
- where Laura has come from and where she is now
- how she felt on day one of the joining the gym
- how she feels she's managing to keep her weight off
- what she struggles with most
- her advice to the world of personal trainers out there
and much more!
Coach, author and podcast host, Leigh Peele comes onto the LTB podcast for an interview with Stuart.
8.30 - What does Leigh think separates the people who last in the industry.
15.20 - How to not let failure ruin things.
20 - Explanation of self-esteem and tips on improving this.
40 - Balancing working on self-awareness with clients in terms of scope of practice.
50 - Teaching clients about critical thinking.
51 - The importance of the beginner's mindset.
55.30 - Messages to the world of personal training.