It's true...when one door closes, another door opens. I had that happen to me recently. I was asked to manage a fitness studio a little less than a year ago. When I was told that it was going to close down, my heart sank. I had put a lot (and I mean a lot) of time and effort in to my marketing planning and I was ready to give the last quarter everything I had. I felt that several hours of planning had gone out the window. I felt a little numb, sad, frustrated (maybe a few other feelings) for a couple of weeks.Then, I realized something...I was empowered.
If I can take a new client who is adversed to exercise and give them an experience that is less than pure drudgery, I consider it a grand slam. If that client returns for a second session, giving me the benefit of the doubt, I consider it a win. If that client learns something that changes the way they view fitness for the better, I consider it a success. If that client experiences the difference that healthier choices can make, I am fulfilling a purpose. My name is Tanner Shultz. I am a certified personal trainer and a network marketing professional.
My morning started with a great dance workout with Tahneetra Crosby and her Soul Train House Party session at IDEA World Convention. Tahneetra brought us way back to the Jordache, Snake, classic soul train line and old school party music. My next session was “Going Solo-How to Open Your Own Business”. The dynamic ladies of Oakland, CA, Shane Barnard and Miwa Natsuki of Urban Kick had a great session on the do’s and don’ts of starting your own business.
Do any of you wake up with all the intentions in the world to eat healthy, get that amazing workout in AND complete the list of chores you have been pushing back? This is the morning when all of this is going to happen.....Then you wake up.
How many times a day, week, month do you have clients/strangers come up to you and ask you about your nutrition? I am always surprised when I start to break down how many people I talk to about nutrition and find out those numbers range from 30-100+ a month. What advice are you giving them? Are you suggesting the Whole 30 diet? Paleo? Eating Organic? Or just marketing certain grains and vegetables that you have found work for you? Anyway you are answering this question you are helping someone else make money.
Unless they specialize in training for sports that are dominated by the male gender, most personal trainers will have a majority of female clients. While it's important to be professional and sensitive to the needs of all clients, it's especially important with male trainers who train female clients. In-home training is a unique and challenging form of fitness training. The trainer should always recognize and be respectful of the fact that they are a guest in the client's home.