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  • Nothing no long working for personal training client

    I've had a client drop about 70lbs from 270 to 200 over the course of a years time or so.

    Over the past year and a half this client has put on an additional 20 to back up to 220. Client logs food...
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    Animal pak for women? Alternative?

    48 year old female, works out 4-5 days a week with heavy weights. Active-ish life, sedentary job. Asked me about multivitamins, didn't really know anything for females.

    I've been using animal pak...
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    Not exactly. My workload or physical assertion...

    Not exactly. My workload or physical assertion has not increased. In theory as you gradually reintroduce more calories into your diet if your body is maintaining weight at 2700 calories now opposed...
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    basically restoring metabolism as you lose...

    basically restoring metabolism

    as you lose weight and restrict calories your metabolism slows.....by slowly increasing calories instead of jumping from cut (1800) to bulk (3200) when your body is...
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    Yes, I think the heavy lifts are the way to go....

    Yes, I think the heavy lifts are the way to go. I've kept small notes and I plan to go back and make a brief log. I can remember certain days by looking at the calendar. I went on vacation Feb 20th...
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    in 7 weeks i've gone from 2483 to 2849 cals. I...

    in 7 weeks i've gone from 2483 to 2849 cals. I started at 195.8 and 4 days ago I was 199. Today I'm 202.
    I do have a cheat meal every Saturday night so usually Mon-Tues I have a sodium bloat. This...
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    I'm testing out/experimenting the reverse...

    I'm testing out/experimenting the reverse dieting. So I'm trying to get my calorie intake up as high as I can get it with minimal fat gain. Then the higher the calorie level I can maintain at the...
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    Cutting AFTER a reverse diet

    So far I've increased my calories from 2500 to 2950ish (300g of carbs!) over the course about 7 weeks with just a 1-3lb weight gain depending on the day (usually depending on sodium intake)

    With...
  • My personality and communication skill set is...

    My personality and communication skill set is better with email then one on one. Having the clients I do I already know I'll be asked 'why'. I can craft exactly what I want to say how I want to say...
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    I'd also add. I've never had a client quit...

    I'd also add. I've never had a client quit because of money issues in my opinion. I've gotten that reasoning yes.

    Most clients quit because they don't get results and they don't get results...
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    All in interpretation. I'd rather make $10/hr...

    All in interpretation.

    I'd rather make $10/hr them $5/hr. I'd rather make $100/hr than $10/hr.

    I would not call that greedy or selfish, I would just call it smart and/or reality.

    I make...
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    consults are free i don't give free sessions...

    consults are free

    i don't give free sessions to new clients or to encourage them to sign up....

    I am fully booked with a tenured client base and I offer free sessions for a few things. After a...
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    calories high rep/low rep both aid in...

    calories

    high rep/low rep both aid in strength, burn energy

    undulating periodization

    if i'm doing a 5x5 type program to build strength I still have a varied rep/tempo scheme on some of the...
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    I didn't read anything but the OP For big...

    I didn't read anything but the OP

    For big gyms/chains...contracts make sense. Corporate doesn't have to deal with clients personally. Money is locked in whether client uses it or not. Smart...
  • I've decided I will increase rates the first...

    I've decided I will increase rates the first billing cycle in August or September but notify current clients in April. I will change my rates for new clients that signup in April and beyond to those...
  • I've had other trainers when I first started. One...

    I've had other trainers when I first started. One worked out fine but I don't like sharing my space. I transitioned to doing exclusively one on one training where clients have my whole studio to...
  • If your monthly lease is 2000 and you are...

    If your monthly lease is 2000 and you are increased 3% annually. Next year each month will be 2060. 24720 annually compared to 24000. Now add to that two more annual increases at 3%.

    Factor in...
  • Had 30 min/45 min/60 min sessions in the past....

    Had 30 min/45 min/60 min sessions in the past. Now only 45 minutes. Transitioning 30 mins out as we speak. Few clients have had 30 mins for 4 years. Rescheduling/making up/filling slots will be...
  • Best way to break it to clients that an increase is coming?

    I have a number of clients that i've had for 4+ years who haven't seen an increase.

    Last year I increased my rates but grandfathered in tenured clients. Now its time to get everyone on the same...
  • Would lean towards compression but warmth in site...

    Would lean towards compression but warmth in site doesn't hurt. It's more the difference in recovery over noticed with all this. With the adrenaline and focus of a workout the elbow inflammation even...
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