Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

How do you turn Buy-In from your clients into action

NOTE: The following, used with permission of the author, is excerpted from the Conscious Coaching Field Guide by Brett Bartholomew. This field guide is a companion piece to Bartholomew’s book, Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-In, which is mentioned at the bottom of this piece. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

WebExercises vs. Paper handouts

Are You Still Using Paper Copies For Your Patients’ Home Exercises and Stretches? Your clinic and your patients deserve better. Why? Problem: A paper copy or photocopy of a photocopy with stick figures or old images is hard to understand Solution: WebExercises® gives you or your staff the ability to quickly and easily create concise and personalized exercise programs, selecting …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

IHRSA 2018 Elivate Fitness Educational recap

The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is known around the world for its high-energy trade show, motivational keynote speakers, expert educational sessions, and buzzing networking events. IHRSA’s mission is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health …

It’s always about the Client first

I just read a great article (link and words below) by a brilliant friend, Dr. Mike Reinold, about some of the life changing lessons he learned while having the honor to work under perhaps the most famous orthopedic surgeon alive, Dr. James Andrews. If you don’t know who Dr. Andrews is, he serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

The Power of Questions

My professional boxing career got off to a slow start with one draw and one loss. I instinctually knew that my issue wasn’t my skill or my training; I needed a mental shift. Determined to unleash the power I knew I had in me, I searched the library for sports psychology books and got excited by The Mental Edge by Ken Baum. I …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach

Olympic Athletic Trainers Can Do It All – Or Can We?

When I was a young Athletic Training Student in the late 90’s I had a pretty narrow view of athlete care. I was deep into my own Athletic Training education but I knew very little about other medical professionals’ potential value within athletic teams.  Outside of Physicians, Athletic Trainers did it all.  There seemed to be an independence and professional …

Aaron Brock Head Athletic Trainer Mens USA Volleyball

Aaron Brock

USA Volleyball’s Director of Sports Medicine and Performance, Head Athletic Trainer for the Men’s National Volleyball Team

What Makes a Good Leader: 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Whether you’re leading a group fitness class or looking to move up within your organization, leadership is an indispensable skill – and emotional intelligence is a key component. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of the best leaders have the five emotional intelligence qualities discussed below. But why is emotional intelligence so important? Because research confirms that leaders with emotional …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Six Crucial Skills You Must Develop To Be An Effective Trainer

Having a certification and being in shape don’t automatically qualify a person to be a trainer. After all, training is much more than counting reps and putting together movements in a rep scheme. Below are six skills a person absolutely must have to work effectively with clients. 1. Teaching While it’s important to understand anatomy and physiology, using too many …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics