Some people are risk takers and some are not. Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality. Are you a risk taker? It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was. My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding. Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not? Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'? Bam...
One of the first questions new clients ask me when forming a new fitness business is whether or not they should form as an LLC or an S-Corporation. These two types of entities are selected by more than 90% of my clients because each is tax favorable to the business owner (both entities have flow through taxation, meaning, the business does not pay tax – but instead the earnings of the business flow through to the member’s/shareholder’s personal tax return where taxes are ultimately paid).
Ahhh the glorious Owner title.. A blessing to those who know how to use it and a curse to those who crown themselves too early.I started out on the cursed side for sure! I left the gym I was working for in September of last year without a single client to follow me over to my new company.
Another workout down for my client Melisa. Half way through, in her exhausted state of being she managed to tell me she loves working out.. She said she used to hate it when she was younger because it "hurt." She started a little less than a month ago and is already down 12 lbs and 13 total inches.Everything disappears when I'm working out. All the stress of my day is gone in an instant and the only thing i can think about is what im doing right here and now.
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
Did you know 50% of Americans set themselves a New Year’s Resolution? My concept is people want to change themselves for the better. After all, most resolutions are geared towards personal improvements of some sort, which is pretty amazing! However the flip side of the coin is that 88% of all those who set resolutions from America and around the world fail. Sadly year after year disappointed minds tally up to about 156 million failed resolutions. However we can’t beat ourselves up for not meeting the goal. Did you know there is a science
Throughout the month of December, we have been giving our fitness studio a serious facelift. We replaced the office type flooring with light rubberized gym-flooring and painted the walls and ceiling. While we had everything out and about, it was a good opportunity to re-think the layout of the equipment which resulted in some rearranging of the larger machines.
Holidays and special occasions are often difficult times to keep with your 'healthy eating' regime. The same goes for fitness professionals, which is the reason this topic came to mind. Recently some friends and I met for lunch. When the waiter asked for my order I felt all eyes on me. It was as though the world had stopped...
1. Understand Their Cognitive AbilitiesAccording to the American Psychological Association, teens may be emotionally immature, but they have reached cognitive maturity by age 16 (Steinberg et al. 2009). By then they have developed reasoning skills, logical thinking, metacognition (thinking about their thinking) and abstract thinking (Huebner 2012). Don’t talk down to teens; instead, ensure that exercises make sense to them.