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  • Yep, as I've said before, we get and keep clients...

    Yep, as I've said before, we get and keep clients by demonstrating competence, establishing trust and rapport. 2 of those 3 things are the "personal" part.
  • Most people want exercise, not training. ...

    Most people want exercise, not training.

    However, enough people want training to keep you busy in a mainstream gym. There might be 3,000 members, around 3% want personal training, that's 90...
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    No. Actual athletes are mostly dead broke and...

    No.

    Actual athletes are mostly dead broke and don't hire trainers. The successful athletes are on sports teams and have coaches already, so don't hire trainers.

    And the endurance freaks are...
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    Nobody says that because I don't ask people their...

    Nobody says that because I don't ask people their goals any more. Every man wants to be big and strong, every woman wants to be sexy. The exception is the injured, who want to stop hurting.
  • Supply and demand. It's like asking how cooks...

    Supply and demand. It's like asking how cooks live with themselves, making pizza, fries and burgers. They're giving people what they want. There is quite simply a large market for junk food, and a...
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    This thread is two and a half years old. I think...

    This thread is two and a half years old. I think she's probably sorted by now.

    Evidently the ACSM taught you attention to detail.
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    Vacuuming works better than mopping on the...

    Vacuuming works better than mopping on the typical rubber floor. This assumes it's dust on the floor, rather than mud. If your members are bringing in mud from outside that's a discipline and manners...
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    I've had lots of younger ones of either gender,...

    I've had lots of younger ones of either gender, most only last 3-6 months though. Generally they don't have their sht together in life, they're more likely to do things like book hairdressing...
  • I have had 66 clients at my current community...

    I have had 66 clients at my current community gym. 2 left me for another trainer.

    The first, I went on holiday and another trainer covered for me, when I came back one of them wanted to stay with...
  • Depends which city you're in, but generally...

    Depends which city you're in, but generally speaking most providers are the same useless stuff as the content is set by the government. You do it for the piece of paper.

    You need to know anatomy...
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    In my experience, the trainer will sell pt much...

    In my experience, the trainer will sell pt much better than someone behind a desk. It's a personal service, meeting the person who'll offer that service is key.
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    During our gym shifts we're supposed to wander...

    During our gym shifts we're supposed to wander around cleaning stuff and helping people who ask, anyway. So I wander past, "Hi, you're working hard, what brings you here?" Nine times out of ten...
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    At my community gym, we start at 6, but the place...

    At my community gym, we start at 6, but the place has a cafe that opens at 7. I have this client who's booked for 7 but kept being 10 minutes late. I told him, "if I knew you were going to be late...
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    21) if they post anonymously on the internet...

    21) if they post anonymously on the internet rubbishing everyone else.
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    I don't have an intro video, but I do have lots...

    I don't have an intro video, but I do have lots of images and videos of clients. I'm also doing a series, taking a client Caitlin from her first session, filming each one, so you can see not only the...
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    Squat booty. Her glutes and thighs are growing...

    Squat booty.

    Her glutes and thighs are growing muscle.

    Why do you not know this?
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    You didn't mention food. The presence of absence...

    You didn't mention food. The presence of absence of a chubby belly, as well as muscle size etc, will be to do with your food. Did your trainer speak to you about food? If so, did you ignore him?
    ...
  • No, that would be illegal in Australia. They...

    No, that would be illegal in Australia.

    They can only test us if our work involves firearms or heavy machinery. Cops, Army, crane drivers, etc.
  • A trainer's job is to teach correct movement. We...

    A trainer's job is to teach correct movement. We need to know anatomy and biomechanics, but don't need uni degrees in it. Then we need to know how to teach correct movement. This is why a competent...
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    The rest isn't necessarily a worry, this is. ...

    The rest isn't necessarily a worry, this is.

    You can develop a personal (and non-sexual) relationship alongside the professional one, but if you're giving free training then you're undermining...
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