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    As I've mentioned in one of your threads before,...

    As I've mentioned in one of your threads before, there is exercise, and then there's training. Exercise is getting your sweat on for half an hour or so. Training is a process where we gradually...
  • In my experience, if someone tells me how...

    In my experience, if someone tells me how committed they are, it's not me they're trying to convince.
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    jon, if you look at his website, Ramsden is an...

    jon, if you look at his website, Ramsden is an "in home" trainer. Which means he can't afford a site of his own, not even his own garage. Which means he's not successful. That's not really his fault...
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    Who's forcing them? Direct debit, they can...

    Who's forcing them?

    Direct debit, they can cancel at any time. They just lose the rest of that fortnight, big deal.

    12 months is too long, I agree. In my garage, they pay me 3 months ahead....
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    Ramsden, your lack of experience at big gyms is...

    Ramsden, your lack of experience at big gyms is showing again: The commitment is for the client's benefit, they won't get anywhere if they don't show up. And most people, given the choice, won't show...
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    http://www.icreps.org/

    http://www.icreps.org/
  • No, because the OP knows that already. What he...

    No, because the OP knows that already. What he came asking for was how to make the best of it.

    A client comes to you, "I am obese, what should I do to make this better?"
    "You shouldn't have got...
  • He's signed up for 6 months whether he likes it...

    He's signed up for 6 months whether he likes it or not. Productive advice will be telling him how to make the best of it.

    Take your pissing match to private message.
  • Decide what hours you'd like to work with clients...

    Decide what hours you'd like to work with clients ideally. Let's say you'd like to work Mon-Fri 0600-1000. Well, until your time slots are 2/3 filled with clients, those are now your "gym floor...
  • Yes. To get and keep clients you have to...

    Yes.

    To get and keep clients you have to demonstrate competence, establish trust and build rapport. This can take weeks or months. I've had people I spoke to for 6 months before they signed up -...
  • Generally speaking, men will start off stronger,...

    Generally speaking, men will start off stronger, get stronger more quickly, and have a higher absolute limit to their strength than women.

    Yes, there will be exceptions. In Australia Mary Macken...
  • I don't think the fitness industry is unusual in...

    I don't think the fitness industry is unusual in this. Before being a trainer I was a chef. There's quite a lot of unqualified advice, bad ideas commonly spread, and amateurs thinking they know it...
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    Before you get a sixpack, build an ice chest to...

    Before you get a sixpack, build an ice chest to put it in. You should try progressive resistance training. PROGRESS THE RESISTANCE. Do some basic movements and add weight to the bar every time you...
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    Exercise is exerting yourself through a session.
    Training involves planned progression.

    "Today we're doing pushups, situps and squat jumps." Next session, "Today we're doing dumbbell bench...
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    Mazeltov. You're the minority. Generally...

    Mazeltov. You're the minority.

    Generally speaking, only people planning on entering bodybuilding competitions are going to be disciplined enough to count their macros for more than a few weeks....
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    Losing a case, or losing a patient's life, is not...

    Losing a case, or losing a patient's life, is not comparable to this. Here we're talking about not success vs failure, but degrees of success.

    If someone takes up regular training and cuts out...
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    Again, whether the advice is sound or not: how...

    Again, whether the advice is sound or not: how many clients will follow it?
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    How many are following this simple advice? How...

    How many are following this simple advice?

    How many, then, do you imagine will follow more complex advice?
  • The REPS system is one to recognise...

    The REPS system is one to recognise qualifications, not registrations. It's so that when an Aussie goes to Ireland or a South African to the UAE, when the locals hear that you did Course X, though...
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    Woofie makes a good point. Too often trainers are...

    Woofie makes a good point. Too often trainers are just telling people to do a bunch of exercises. When they know the why and understand the processes, they're much more invested in it all, they put...
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