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

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Release Date: 01/27/2018

#378 Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon: Is ChatGPT The Beginning of The End For Personal Trainers? show art #378 Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon: Is ChatGPT The Beginning of The End For Personal Trainers?

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 Is 2023 the year when the robots take over?   With the recent release of Chat GPT, many coaches are considering how AI will affect their future careers.   Stuart welcomes Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon back onto the Lift the bar podcast to explore this and many other questions. Expect to learn what AI should be used for and what it shouldn’t, why being solution-focused leads to better client success and the best way to future-proof your coaching skill set.    Timestamps    1:26- Should personal trainers coach nutrition?  3:10- Should...

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#377 Dan Smith: Why Selling 'Online Coaching' Doesn't Work show art #377 Dan Smith: Why Selling 'Online Coaching' Doesn't Work

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In 2023, it seems like everyone is an “online coach”. But just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should. That’s why this episode from the vault is getting another airing.  In this week’s edition, Stuart talks to Dan Smith about all things online coaching. They cover why selling “online coaching” doesn’t work, the importance of designing your program and how to advertise so you never have to “sell” your service again. Expect to learn how to create a rewarding online coaching business, how to deal with the highs and lows of business and what...

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#376 Emma Storey-Gordon: How to do Online Group Coaching show art #376 Emma Storey-Gordon: How to do Online Group Coaching

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Are you interested in starting an online group coaching program but don't know how? Look no further! This archived episode of the LTB podcast features Emma Storey-Gordon. Emma’s last intake of the EC method successfully helped 600+ new clients, so she knows what she is talking about!     Stuart and Emma cover everything you need to know about online coaching such as how to create digital systems, make effective onboarding processes, and how previous members can help new clients. Tune in to learn more!    Timestamps  1:37- How does Emma manage her time?  ...

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#375 Paul Standell: Using Exercise Mechanics to Run Better PT Sessions show art #375 Paul Standell: Using Exercise Mechanics to Run Better PT Sessions

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The world of biomechanics can be a pretty scary place for a beginner. We have pulled this episode from the archive to help you delve into the fascinating world of biomechanics.   Stuart talks to Paul Standell about how personal trainers can understand the physics that underlies exercise and how doing so will accelerate their careers and even, get them more clients!  Discover why specific exercises, such as the dumbbell lateral raise, become more difficult at the top instead of the bottom (Hint: It’s not because your arm got heavier!). Learn how exercise mechanics can be used...

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#374 Ben Pickard: Exposing the Myths of Fitness Business Success show art #374 Ben Pickard: Exposing the Myths of Fitness Business Success

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In this week's episode, Stuart sits down with Ben Pickard to discuss common challenges fitness businesses face. They explore why an increase in clients may not necessarily improve profitability, the viability of trainers opening their own facilities, and how owners can retain top staff. Ben also delves into the ethics of sales and the importance of financial planning, provides a comprehensive overview of tracking key performance indicators, and shares insights on the shifts in client behaviour following the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for valuable tips and strategies to help your fitness...

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#373 Ann Handley: How Personal Trainers Can Become Better Writers to Grow Their Business   show art #373 Ann Handley: How Personal Trainers Can Become Better Writers to Grow Their Business

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If you want more clients, you need to build relationships.   There are few better ways to do that than writing.   In this week's episode, Stuart interviews Ann Hanley. Ann is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everybody Writes and Content Rules. They talk about how you can become a more natural, engaging writer so your future clients get to know the real you. You'll learn specific editing techniques which make your life easier and your content more engaging.      Timestamps:   Ann's first newsletter: 4:18  What is...

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#372 Dr Alan Flanagan: How to Deliver Nutrition as a PT show art #372 Dr Alan Flanagan: How to Deliver Nutrition as a PT

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Personal trainers have a lot of different hats to wear. Business owner. Exercise specialist. Content creator. Nutrition expert.   Would it be best for everyone if they took off the nutrition hat?   In this week’s episode, Stuart talks to Alan Flanagan about how PTs should deliver nutrition advice. They also touch on how to assess whether other nutrition professionals are good sources of information, the importance of building a referral network, and the surprising link between studying law and studying nutrition.   Alan was previously a practicing barrister...

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#371 Pete Yardley-Patel: Personal Training Career Longevity show art #371 Pete Yardley-Patel: Personal Training Career Longevity

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Most personal trainers who work in commercial gyms leave the industry within two years. Today's guest has beaten those odds.   Pete Yardley has been personal training in a Pure Gym for ten years. In this episode, Stuart talks to Pete about career longevity. They cover the best approaches to lead generation in a commercial gym, work-life balance and how a lump of chalk helped Pete thrive during lockdown.         Find Out More About Pete: Facebook:        Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial: S.Q.U.A.T.S...

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#370 Dr. Janet Withall: How to Start Working With The Elderly Population show art #370 Dr. Janet Withall: How to Start Working With The Elderly Population

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Most personal trainers want to have a steady income. They also want to make a meaningful impact on their client’s lives. Focusing on one specific population of potential clients might help you do both.  Can you guess who it is? It’s our mums and dads. Our grandparents and maybe even our great-grandparents! The elderly are hugely underserved by the fitness industry. So, you’re not going to have much competition. More importantly, it’s incredibly rewarding to spend your time helping people maintain their ability to walk, see their friends and, ultimately, their independence. ...

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#369 Alex Pearson: Is Obesity a Choice? show art #369 Alex Pearson: Is Obesity a Choice?

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Obesity is a choice. People should just choose to eat less and move more. This would make problems with weight disappear. Right?   This week Stuart talks to LTB staff member Alex Pearson about whether this common view of obesity is correct. Expect to learn about the causes of obesity, its relationship to health and why fat shaming is both ineffective and unethical.         Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: Black Friday Offer:    S.Q.U.A.T.S Newsletter:  

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