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Personal Trainers – How to Get More Cliente

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Personal training is as popular as ever. No matter how the economy is doing people still want to get into shape.

There is no doubt that you can make a comfortable living as a personal trainer. The downside is that you might not have enough clientele to keep you busy.

There definitely is not a lack of people looking for a personal trainer. The problem is that there are so many trainers that it's hard to be the first to find those clients.

The trainers that get their name out there will have more than enough clientele and will be able to hire other trainers to help with the excess clientele.

So how do you find more people that are looking for a personal trainer? Well where does everyone go when looking for anything these day? The internet!

So if you had a site that came up when people searched for personal training in an area near you it would provide you with all the clients you could ever want and more. This is a great business opportunity for anyone that wants to start a personal training company.

Let's look at a few ways to grab all that traffic in your area that are looking for a help with their fitness goals. You will be amazed by the numbers of people that will want you to train them, and you will most likely need to hire some help.

For more on how to make a site about personal training in your area continue reading. … Read More

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Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Life Style

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A healthy lifestyle is supposedly the best way to live. However, maintaining such a healthy lifestyle depends on developing healthy habits. This entails a few rules that one should abide by. These rules include the following:

Balanced Diet

Taking a balanced diet is essential for leading a healthy life. A healthy diet is one that helps in minimizing artificial trans fats in the body and enhancing the levels of un-saturated fats. These un-saturated fats are found in vegetable oils, seeds, avocados, nuts, fish etc. while saturated fats are found mainly in animal products and are known to increase harmful LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk. Foods high in saturated fats are damaging to your arteries, therefore; The American Heart Association advises limiting saturated fats to less than seven percent of total calories, which is equal to about 15 grams for the average daily caloric intake of 2,000. In order to limit saturated fat intake, you should stay away from dairy products, red meat and fried or greasy food. Such food products have very rich saturated fat content and pose great danger to human health. Thus, your diet should be focused on food with low trans fat and high un-saturated fat content.


Hydration is very important for maintaining a healthy body. When talking of keeping your body hydrated, alkaline ionized water believed my many to be most effective. It has been found that alkaline ionized water is the only water that carries large amounts of disease fighting anti-oxidants to be up to 6 times more hydrating than bottled water or tap water! Alkaline ionized water has also been known to help with cellular function; the molecular make-up of alkaline ionized water is much smaller than that of tap or bottled water, making the water’s molecular structure more penetrable to your cells. Because the alkaline ionized water molecules are able to penetrate and reach our cellular system at a much quicker rate than any other water, you get more energy, detoxification, and a better running immune system! A water ionizer is your ticket to a healthier life.

Sleep & Relaxation

Proper amounts of rest and relaxation are as important to a healthy lifestyle as a balanced diet and hydration. Every living person needs a proper amount of sleep to rejuvenate the body, as a matter of fact, sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. If a person continues to ignore his relaxation needs and stays awake for extended periods then his neurons may begin to malfunction causing visible negative changes in the person’s behavior. Some organs, such as muscles, are able to regenerate even when a person is not sleeping so long as they are resting. This could involve lying awake but relaxed within a quiet environment. When doing so the person’s brain is not getting any rest and even though cognitive functions might not seem necessary in this scenario the brain, especially the cerebral cortex, is … Read More

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Personal Trainer – Meeting a Prospective Client

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In the personal training arena, a Prospective Client is like gold. Since our industry is considered a luxury, when someone is interested in training, we need to approach this in a professional manner and not of desperation (which is what a lot of trainers do). In this current economic environment you should not seem desperate to take on any client, at any rate, because you need to make a living too. There are certain steps that a personal trainer needs to do in order to get the most out of their referral or interested client.

Personal Trainer Steps with a Prospective Client:

1. The personal trainer needs to return the call of the prospect or referral in a timely manner. Do not wait days or weeks to call them back: strike when the iron is hot.

2. Speak very clearly and if you need to leave a message repeat your phone number a few times and the exact available times and days that you can talk.

3. Once you speak with them, set-up a time to meet them in person at a neutral location like a coffee shop or small diner.

4. When you meet, ask your initial questions, but most of all you want to Listen-Listen-Listen. You want to know about their goals, wants, needs, complaints, injuries, etc. You will be amazed how much information you can get from someone by just listening.

5. Repeat back to them what they have just said and ask them what they would expect from you. Also, ask them to ask any questions they have for you (unless already discussed).

6. Pick a date, time and location where they would like to start their training.

7. As a personal trainer, you need to let them know the costs of your services (unless already discussed). If they say that you are too expensive, then come to a middle ground where it is a win-win for both parties.

8. Once they agree on training, have them sign the liability waiver prior to training and they will sign 2 copies (one for them and one for you). Payment can be right there on the spot or when you first meet for you session. Get payment before you do any kind of training.

9. Thank them for their time and for choosing your services (if they decide to).

10. If this was a referral, then mail that person who referred you a thank you card with a small token of your appreciation.

When doing these steps, some of them may get intertwined or the conversation may stop even before meeting. Regardless, your ultimate goal is to get a meeting with the prospect so they can meet you and discover if there is a match. Hopefully they will be blown away by how you can help them achieve their health & fitness goals.… Read More

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ATP & Respiration: Crash Course Biology #7

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In which Hank does some push ups for science and describes the “economy” of cellular respiration and the various processes whereby our bodies create energy in the form of ATP.

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This video uses sounds from Freesound.org, a list of which can be found, along with the CITATIONS for this episode, in the Google Document here:

Table of Contents:
1) Cellular Respiration 01:00
2) Adenosine Triphosphate 01:29
3) Glycolysis 4:13
A) Pyruvate Molecules 5:00
B) Anaerobic Respiration/Fermentation 5:33
C) Aerobic Respiration 6:45
4) Krebs Cycle 7:06
A) Acetyl COA 7:38
B) Oxaloacetic Acid 8:21
C) Biolography: Hans Krebs 8:37
D) NAD/FAD 9:48
5) Electron Transport Chain 10:55
6) Check the Math 12:33

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Life Fitness Club Elliptical Review

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When looking for an elliptical to buy, and taking cost as well as professed value into consideration, there are 2 brands that stand out in particular.

Looking at Life Fitness, one seems to understand that there is an outstanding quality, and style that some other machines just do not have-possibly due to price, or just lack of design. This club elliptical presents a lot of options, although at a high price-roughly $ 4,000.

This particularly smooth model, the Life Fitness Club, will remind any user how a club machine feels and looks-if they can afford it.

An easy to read LED console, plus some really nice styling helps you forget that you are actually in your basement working out, and not standing in the middle of a bunch of stinky sweaty people.

The Life Fitness Club presents a wide range of potential resistances, due to the alternator resistance that is on it, and has a very quiet, smooth functionality. With no expense spared, it has some of the best programs I have used on any elliptical-except for the fact that there is no LCD screen on the Club series.

Quality and Inventive

Some of the most pleasurable, inventive fitness machine programs on the market are provided by Life Fitness. This list of eighteen programs permits the user to conjure up different terrains from the earth called Around The World. It is easy to see why the price tag is so high-with a line-up of programs that are not only thorough, but ingenious.

Lower-priced machines do not include the measured increase in resistance and even changeover that permits you to carry on with your workout-something that an alternator resistance provided in the Life Style Fitness Club will allow you to do. The machines' overall quiet operation and smooth motion is made possible because of the alternator resistance.

If you are looking for a machine that is quality-made through and through, an overall great machine, and not just a mere compilation of exclusive features, then the Life Fitness Club Series is the elliptical machine for you.

My big disappointment beyond the price tag is the warranty. In my personal, humble opinion, I was expecting more of a warranty for the cost of the machine-not the exact same one that the $ 1000 Ellipticals have.

There are few more concerns, too. First, why can not the warranty of the Club's warranty at least match those expensive elliptical offered by Sole's? The Life Fitness Club does not offer adjustable strides, as opposed to other Life Fitness machines.

For those of you who are true runners, with higher speeds and longer strides, the eighteen inch stride length that the Life Fitness Club machine has is restrictive, difficult to deal with, and uncommon, too.

Club Quality Made For The Home

In terms of all ellipticals on the market, I would have to say that overall, the Life Fitness Club-Series is one of the best. Because of the adjustable stride and improved display available on other models … Read More