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LTBP #84 - One Year On + £300 Competition

LTB Podcast

Release Date: 01/15/2018

Phil Learney: Online Training, Converting Inductions & Pricing show art Phil Learney: Online Training, Converting Inductions & Pricing

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Phil Learney has been a personal trainer in the fitness industry since the early 90s and has worked in gyms all over England ranging from small private ones to big commercial ones. At his time of retiring as a trainer, he was the second-highest charging PT in the UK.  Now he educates and helps PTs grow their businesses through his company the Advanced Coaching Academy (ACA). In this episode, we discuss online coaching, how to convert inductions into clients, whether you should do single sessions, increasing your prices and more. We had a couple of audio issues which unfortunately took...

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Personal Trainer Daily: Clients Ghosting After Asking For Your Prices show art Personal Trainer Daily: Clients Ghosting After Asking For Your Prices

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We have just launched a new podcast at LTB that is going to be run by Chris Burgess called Personal Trainer Daily. It's going to be a daily podcast that is short in length where Chris will take a common question related to being a PT and answer one per episode. In this sample episode, Chris talks you through how to handle clients who disappear after asking for your prices.     Find Out More About LTB:

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Feeling Guilty About Taking Time Off show art Feeling Guilty About Taking Time Off

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In this short solo episode, Stuart discusses why it's so common for personal trainers to feel guilty about taking time off. During the first section, he talks through why you may feel guilty and in the second, he suggests some strategies that will help you remove the guilt you feel and enjoy the time off you have.     Find Out More About LTB:

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Tony Cottenden: Lockdown Lessons, Sustaining 40+ Weekly PT Sessions, Avatars & Being Yourself show art Tony Cottenden: Lockdown Lessons, Sustaining 40+ Weekly PT Sessions, Avatars & Being Yourself

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Tony Cottenden is a returning guest who runs a gym called The Shed, which functions out of his back garden. It was started as a small summer house in May 2014 and he's run a full client base from it since March 2016. In this episode, we talk about a load of topics including lessons that have come lockdown, what he keeps telling people who are thinking about starting their own shed, why lockdown has made him love in-person even more, how he manages 40+ PT sessions a week, why just be yourself is useful advice for personal trainers and much more.          ...

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Alex Pearson: COVID, Obesity & The UK Governments Strategy show art Alex Pearson: COVID, Obesity & The UK Governments Strategy

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Alex Pearson runs Alex Pearson Health Coaching where he specialises in helping people with obesity undertake significant weight loss journeys. We discuss the UK's tackling obesity strategy, the link between COVID and obesity, what he would do if he was in charge of public health, the effectiveness of the sugar tax, how important education is in treating obesity and much more.       Timestamps:   [02.13] - Alex's thoughts on the UK Governments proposed tackling obesity strategy? [05.40] - How important and useful is education in treating obesity? [07.25] - The '5...

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Greg Mikolap: Becoming The Go-To PT Within a Commercial Gym show art Greg Mikolap: Becoming The Go-To PT Within a Commercial Gym

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Greg Mikolap was a recent guest who came on for our gym owner roundtable discussion a few months ago (8th of May 2020). He runs the gym Icon in Maidenhead, England and spent over 10 years in a commercial gym prior to that becoming the busiest trainer in that gym. And that is what we mainly explore today. We talk about his lockdown experience so far, how he priced his services in a commercial gym, developing a niche, the differences between trainers who last vs those who don't and why Greg imagined himself wearing a cape before he went into consultations with PT prospects. I know you're going...

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Chris Burgess: How to Structure Your Marketing Post Lockdown show art Chris Burgess: How to Structure Your Marketing Post Lockdown

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Chris Burgess is the owner of Lift The Bar and Curious Gym (prev called the LTB Gym). He comes on to talk about how personal trainers should approach their marketing now that a lot of countries have dates for reopening as well as the countries that don't. We discuss how to use a countdown approach to your gym reopening, why creating a video that shows off what you think of being a PT is so important just now, if he's planning for a second wave and how to touch base with clients who left you during the lockdown.         Timestamps:   [02.01] - Does Chris think...

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Travis Pollen and Akil Piggott: Injury Prevention, Posture, 'Perfect' Technique and Building Relationships w/ Physiotherapists show art Travis Pollen and Akil Piggott: Injury Prevention, Posture, 'Perfect' Technique and Building Relationships w/ Physiotherapists

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I asked Travis and Akil to come on to discuss the intersection between being a personal trainer and delving into the world of rehab and injury. They both run a company called 3M Athletic Performance. Akil is a practising physical therapist who used to be a personal trainer and Travis is a full-time personal trainer with a keen interest and academic background in the rehab and injury world. We discuss how trainers can build relationships with physios, how to find good physios, injury prevention for trainers, whether form and technique contribute to injury, posture, how life stress affects...

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Mark Laws: Surviving Your First Few Years as a Personal Trainer show art Mark Laws: Surviving Your First Few Years as a Personal Trainer

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Mark Laws has been coaching people for over 20 years, working full time in the fitness industry for 15 years, working with elite athletes for 12 years and teaching courses to fitness professionals for 6 years. He continues to work with regular clients on a daily basis as well as delivering workshops and presentations around the world. We chat about his career as a PT and what he'd go back and tell himself about doing a better job.        Timestamps: [01.58] - Mark tells a story about how his Mum sat him down and told him he should stop being a personal trainer early in...

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Cath Baxter: How to Use Your Voice to Influence Your Clients and Prospects show art Cath Baxter: How to Use Your Voice to Influence Your Clients and Prospects

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Cath Baxter is a professional voice and impact coach. We cover why your voice is such an important aspect of communication, common areas for improvement when speaking, the power of the pause, enthusiasm and whether we should try to eliminate the 'umms', 'emms' and 'likes' from our speech.   Cath is one of the UK’s leading voice coaches and a Public Speaking expert. For 14 years she was Head of Voice at Mountview, one of the top 5 drama schools in the UK, where she trained some of the UK's best actors and musical theatre performers. Her time is now spent working with a wide range of...

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In this short episode, Stuart runs through what the plans for the podcast are in terms of growth and explains how to enter the podcast competition.

Competition starts on the 15th of January 2018 and closes at 5pm GMT on the 21st of January 2018.