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LTBP #92 - Travis Pollen: Good and Bad Exercises & Personal Training Assessments

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Release Date: 02/21/2018

#343 Jenny Rearick: How to Become a More Effective Communicator show art #343 Jenny Rearick: How to Become a More Effective Communicator

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Jenny Rearick runs Fit to Speak, where she helps coaches with their communication and presentation skills. She also runs a gym at her home with her husband, Brendon. These two roles mean she is incredibly well placed to talk about the intersecting worlds of personal training and communication. Stuart and Jenny discuss what is communication and why it is important before getting into 3 specific areas: the consultation, the 1-1 session and group sessions, where they talk about some of the main communication considerations with each. They also discuss overcoming communication anxiety and how to...

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#342 Alex Pearson: What Role Personality Plays in Understanding Your Clients show art #342 Alex Pearson: What Role Personality Plays in Understanding Your Clients

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Alex Pearson is Lift the Bar's Head of Research and the creator of many of our member's site resources including Obesity, Behaviour Change, Client Ambivalence and Hypermobility.   Stuart & Alex discuss what personality is, how it's measured, the five main traits that make up a person's personality, whether or not it can change and why you, the personal trainer, should care.     Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#341 Sukh Sidhu: Getting Clients Online, Business Lessons & Stridist show art #341 Sukh Sidhu: Getting Clients Online, Business Lessons & Stridist

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Sukh Sidhu runs Online Fitness Business and the newly launched coaching software, Stridist.   Stuart & Sukh firstly discuss how to get clients online before getting into business lessons and his thoughts on professional development. Then, they finish discussing Stridist - what it is, who it's for, what it does and how you can learn more.     Find Out More About Sukh: Instagram: Stridist:     Find Out More About LTB: Website:   Instagram: 14-Day Free Trial:

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#340 Nicola Hobbs: Feeling Like You Don't Look Like a PT, Becoming More Present & Journalling  show art #340 Nicola Hobbs: Feeling Like You Don't Look Like a PT, Becoming More Present & Journalling

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Nicola Hobbs is an author and Chartered Psychologist. She has just been hired as our Head of Psychology at Lift the Bar, focussing on how she can best support our member's mental and emotional wellbeing. She's going to be running a mental well-being mentorship very soon. If you're a member, keep an eye out for more details about that!   In this episode, Stuart and Nicola discuss not feeling like you look like a PT (41.21), becoming a more present person, journalling, holding space and how we can all become more informed about the effects trauma can have on our clients.    ...

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#339 Gregg Slater: Why Hypertrophy Training is For All Your Clients show art #339 Gregg Slater: Why Hypertrophy Training is For All Your Clients

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Gregg Slater is LTB's Head of Education and the creator of some of our most popular courses including general population programme design, hypertrophy, understanding weight loss and practical nutrition coaching. In this reposted conversation from 2020, Stuart & Gregg cover what he's learned in the creation of his hypertrophy course, why hypertrophy is for everyone, what he hopes to see in the research over the coming years, how to start planning out long term programming and why the psychology of programme design is as important as the physical.     Find Out More About...

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#338 Client Retention For Personal Trainers show art #338 Client Retention For Personal Trainers

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Stuart talks about how to improve your retention rates. Why retention matters for personal training businesses, how to make sense of client retention and a breakdown of Stuart's 'retention pyramid' are all covered in this episode.   Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:   14-Day Free Trial:   Client retention course:  

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#337 Paul Standell: An Non-Intimidating Introduction to Ex Mechanics for Personal Trainers show art #337 Paul Standell: An Non-Intimidating Introduction to Ex Mechanics for Personal Trainers

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Paul Standell is a fitness coach and educator who has been in the industry for 10 years. He is part of the team that make up the Muscle Mentors. Stuart & Paul talk about all things exercise mechanics - why you should care about it as a personal trainer, whether it'll make your programming and sessions boring, and a basic introduction to it from someone who is doing great work to make the subject less confusing and intimidating.       Find Out More About Paul: Instagram:      Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:  

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#336 Dominate Your Postcode: Offline Marketing Ideas show art #336 Dominate Your Postcode: Offline Marketing Ideas

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Stuart talks about some offline marketing methods you can use to market your personal training business. How to grow relationships with local business owners, how to start a podcast and use it for local lead gen, why seminars are great and more ideas for marketing your business offline are covered in this episode.   Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:   FB ads webinar:   Running a seminar course:  

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#335 Tally Rye: Intuitive Movement & Finding Your Place in Personal Training show art #335 Tally Rye: Intuitive Movement & Finding Your Place in Personal Training

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Tally Rye is a personal trainer and class instructor and the author of two books - Train Happy and The Train Happy Journal. Stuart chats to Tally about how she found her place in the industry after initially struggling, why she no longer works with weight loss clients, alternative ways of marketing PT on social media other than using transformation pictures and how trainers can integrate a more intuitive movement-based approach with their clients.       Find Out More About Tally: Instagram:   Website:     Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:...

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#334 Jamie & Sophie Harper: Running a PT Business as a Married Couple show art #334 Jamie & Sophie Harper: Running a PT Business as a Married Couple

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Jamie and Sophie Harper run BFastFitness, a small-group PT facility in Birmingham. In this episode, they talk to Stuart about what it's like being married and running a gym, how Sophie became a coach after being a client and how her fresh perspective has helped the business, how they run a small-group setup and what they'd say to a trainer who is thinking about moving into small-group PT.     Find Out More About Jamie & Sophie: Instagram:   Website:     Find Out More About LTB: Instagram:   Website:  

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In this episode, we welcome on Travis Pollen from fitnesspollenator.com

We cover whether or not there are "good" and "bad" exercises, as well as how to do initial assessments with personal training clients.

Link to the inland fitness conference

Link to LTB Website