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

Make sure your clients play an ACTIVE role in their health and fitness goals

One of the “success philosophies” we have in our facility is: Get clients fit, but at the same time, educate them on what they can be doing outside of the gym to help with that process. Sometimes that second part gets lost in warm-ups, membership info, catching up on social life and new exercises, but ultimately many times it proves to …

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.

Take Your Personalized Home Exercise and Rehab Programs for Clients to the Next Level

WebEXERCISES: ACTIVE CARE, PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION MADE EASY Driven by a mission to help patients achieve greater success in their active care rehabilitation programs, WebExercises has created online and mobile tools that let patients perform exercises under the guidance of their healthcare professional – even when outside the office. 1. Revenue WebExercises makes it easy to build reimbursable active …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Lori Harrison Personal Training

A Positive Approach to Personal Training and Fitness

Taking a positive, empathetic approach is essential to good personal training. It is my job to strive to understand each individual’s needs so that I can develop a program that helps them reach their fitness goals. Just like with so many aspects of our daily lives, psychology and mental health play a huge role in achieving a goal. Simply stated …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

2016 Year In Review

Elivate’s 2016 Recap

Elivate had a lot of success in 2016 – we welcomed many new staff members at our headquarters and helped spread word of fitness trends through this very blog. We also increased our selection of products and met new clients along the way…what could be better than that? We’ve heard positive feedback on our posts and you’ve let us know …

Woman Lifting Weights

Fitness Myths Busted

With so much information out there, it’s hard to know what to believe about fitness, health, and eating right. It’s important to remember that your clients come to sessions with preconceived ideas about exercise. Here are three common myths that may impact the way they approach their work with you and their ability to reach their goals. MYTH: The more …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer