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LTBP #85 - Joe Parish: Going From a Hobby to a Full-Time Online Business

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Release Date: 01/17/2018

#355 Michael Keeler: Hiring Your First Staff Member show art #355 Michael Keeler: Hiring Your First Staff Member

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Being in charge of someone else’s career is a big responsibility. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake before they are even hired! That’s why, on this episode of the Lift The Bar Podcast, Stuart brings Michael Keeler back to talk about his process for hiring staff. They discuss how to find candidates, conduct good interviews and why should be careful if you’re hiring your old clients. If you’re thinking about hiring your first staff member, this episode will give you the perfect structure to help make sure it is a success.     Find Out More About Michael: Website:...

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#354 Ed Cunningham: Books & The Reading Life show art #354 Ed Cunningham: Books & The Reading Life

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Have you never really seen the point of picking up a book? Heard people going on and on about their latest book, but could never understand what all the fuss is about. Well, this podcast might give you answers. Today Stuart talks to Ed Cunningham, the host of “A Need to Read” which is a podcast all about…reading! So, unsurprisingly they talk about all things books. They discuss how to make reading a habit, what books to choose and some of the perils of the “self-help” genre. If you’d like to make your reading stick, this podcast is for you!       Find Out More About...

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#353 Krista Scott-Dixon: Coaches Getting Coached & Firing Clients show art #353 Krista Scott-Dixon: Coaches Getting Coached & Firing Clients

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In today's reposted episode, Stuart welcomes Krista Scott-Dixon (KSD) from Precision Nutrition. They discuss public speaking, self-acceptance, getting coached as a coach, firing clients, mental health and managing overwhelm.     Find Out More About KSD: Instagram:   PN Writing:   LinkedIn:       Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#352 Simon Booth: How to Take Better Pictures & Videos show art #352 Simon Booth: How to Take Better Pictures & Videos

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Have you ever wished your Instagram videos & pictures looked a little bit better? That little bit more…professional? Or maybe you’re getting frustrated with the weird echo on all your exercise demo videos? Well, this episode of the Lift The Bar podcast has you covered! Today Stuart talks to Simon Booth from @strong_media_ about how to produce high-quality videos and photos that will help improve your client's results and grow your business.     Find Out More About Simon: Instagram:   Strong Media Academy:       Find Out More About LTB: Website:  ...

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#351 - Burnout & Personal Training show art #351 - Burnout & Personal Training

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In this Lift The Bar Podcast episode, Stuart is flying solo to talk about burnout! He outlines what burnout is, why it's so common in Personal Training and how to prevent or manage it.   Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:   14-Day Free Trial:  

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#350 Adam Meakins: Exercise Technique & Injury Risk (repost) show art #350 Adam Meakins: Exercise Technique & Injury Risk (repost)

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In today's reposted episode from back in May of 2021, Stuart welcomes Adam Meakins. Adam, @adammeakins on Instagram, is well known for his evidence-based approach to physiotherapy, strong views and his willingness to call out some of what he describes as nonsense surrounding his profession. They spend most of it discussing what we know about the association between technique and injury. Should you focus on making your client's form perfect, or should we just let people exercise as they please? They also get into the relationship between core strength and back pain, using medical imaging like...

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#349 Kimberley Wilson: What PTs Need to Know About Mental Health show art #349 Kimberley Wilson: What PTs Need to Know About Mental Health

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In today’s episode, Alex is standing in for Stuart as host. He speaks with Kimberley Wilson (@foodandpsych) about the intersection of physical and mental health. They highlight how there may not be a real difference between these two types of health, how this faux distinction came to be and its implications for personal trainers. Along the way, they cover body image, client communication, pseudoscience and the relationship between food and mood. If your clients ever say they want to “feel better”, then don’t miss this episode.         Find Out More About...

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#348 - How to Setup & Run a Seminar show art #348 - How to Setup & Run a Seminar

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In this episode of the Lift The Bar Podcast, Stuart is flying solo to talk about seminars! He outlines why Personal Trainers should run seminars, including how they can be both an effective lead generation tool and a great way to further your personal growth. He then delves into how you can pick the best topic, get people to attend and make your seminar engaging. Finally, and maybe most importantly, he talks about how to overcome public speaking anxiety. Stuart first recorded an episode on this topic nearly five years ago, so tune in to hear what has changed since 2017. So you can run...

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#347 Abi Durrant: The Journey From Personal Trainer to Facility Owner show art #347 Abi Durrant: The Journey From Personal Trainer to Facility Owner

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Abi Durrant is the owner of Barbelle in Scarborough, England. She comes on to the podcast to talk about her journey from an in-person 1-1 personal trainer to the owner of a now 6000 sq ft multifunctional facility that includes a cafe and other sublets.       Find Out More About Abi: Website:   Instagram:     Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#346 Stuart MacDonald: Small-Group Program Design show art #346 Stuart MacDonald: Small-Group Program Design

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Stuart MacDonald is the owner of True Fitness Personal Training in Solihull, England. He comes on to the podcast to discuss how he approaches programming for small-group personal training. Topics covered include: how his programming has changed since he opened his gym, what he learned from our Programme Design Mentorship, how he ensures it flows from one 4-week block to another, the specific framework he uses that you can replicate and how he went about moving his clients to a small-group model.       Find Out More About Stuart: Website: Facebook:     Find Out...

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Great to have on first time guest, Joe Parish from teamjphysique on to the podcast. Topics covered include:

- Scanning for clients who are ready to change
- What his motivations for competing in both powerlifting and bodybuilding were
- What does he feel has been the catalyst for his business growth
- Why you shouldn't attach your identity as a person to your physique 
- How he deals with overwhelm
- How he structures his week to ensure his roles and responsibilities both personally and professionally are met
- What's something he's looking to work on in 2018