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LTBP #87 - Under-appreciated Skills Needed to be an Effective PT

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Release Date: 01/27/2018

#361 Chris Bradley: Starting Over in a Commercial Gym show art #361 Chris Bradley: Starting Over in a Commercial Gym

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Are you starting in a commercial gym for the first time? Not sure how to start building your client base? This week on the Lift The Bar Podcast, Stuart puts Chris Bradley in a time machine to find out exactly what he would do if he were starting again! They talk about how important classes, compelling offers and broken vending machines are for growing a new client base. If you want to get clarity on the fundamentals which will accelerate your business's growth for the last half of 2022, then this is the episode for you!      Find Out More About Chris: Instagram:   ...

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#360 Catherine Reohorn: Creating Better Content show art #360 Catherine Reohorn: Creating Better Content

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  In this week’s Lift The Bar Podcast episode, Stuart welcomes returning guest Catherine Reohorn. Have you ever found yourself just posting content for the sake of it? Well...it might be time to stop! Catherine and Stuart discuss how putting out certain types of content might get you the wrong type of clients. They unpick how writing good copy and attracting the right clients go hand in hand. We then get an insight into how Catherine’s three-part writing structure helps PTs produce quantity AND quality content.  If you want to refresh your perspective on content production, then...

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#359 Stuart Aitken: Your First Few Years in Personal Training show art #359 Stuart Aitken: Your First Few Years in Personal Training

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This week’s episode is an interview with…Stuart! The guys over at the Pro-Fit Podcast bought Stuart on to talk about all things personal training. In the episode, they quiz Stuart on the history of LTB, online training, problems PTs encounter and much, much more!       Find Out More About Pro-Fit: Instagram:   Podcast:     Find Out More About Lift The Bar: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#358 Rob Anderson: Coaching Youth Clients show art #358 Rob Anderson: Coaching Youth Clients

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This week on the LTB podcast Stuart welcomes Rob Anderson to talk about training youth athletes. Rob has a lot of experience coaching young athletes of various ages and sporting backgrounds.  Rob covers the qualifications, experience, and education you need to coach children successfully. He discusses how he has helped create a training environment that supports children’s physical and mental development. Believe it or not…he even has teenagers consistently eating vegetables! If you’re a personal trainer considering expanding your services to include coaching children, you...

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#357 Q&A w/ Gregg & Alex: Becoming a Better Personal Trainer show art #357 Q&A w/ Gregg & Alex: Becoming a Better Personal Trainer

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Today’s episode is the second part of last week’s Q&A with Gregg Slater and Alex. The discussion centres around how PTs can systematically improve their practice across multiple job elements. Whether it is how to help clients eat more vegetables, the best way to start a reflective practice or what to do when your coaching cues don’t work, this episode has it all!      Find Out More About Lift The Bar: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#356 Q&A w/ Gregg & Alex: Losing Your Exercise Mojo, Evidence-Based Practice & Reading Research show art #356 Q&A w/ Gregg & Alex: Losing Your Exercise Mojo, Evidence-Based Practice & Reading Research

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This week's podcast is a Q&A episode where Stuart talks to his colleagues from Lift the Bar, Alex Pearson and Gregg Slater. First up is a question about their journeys with exercise and how personal trainers who have fallen out of love with training can find their exercise mojo again. After that, they discuss what evidenced based practice is and whether personal trainers should try to read the research.      Find Out More About Lift The Bar: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#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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In this episode, Stuart goes into some under-appreciated skills needed to be an effective personal trainer.