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July 03, 2024

Discussing Alcohol & Nutrition: Making Mindful Choices

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April 09, 2024

Prioritize Your Health: MyFitnessPal's Macro Tracking for Lasting Wellness

Understanding the fundamentals of nutrition is key to living a healthier life, and it's not as complex as it may seem. Let's break it down:

Protein, .... Read More

October 09, 2023

From Digital Nomad to Fitness Mentor: My Return to Personal Training

I've resumed my training journey after a five-year hiatus as a digital nomad, during which I prioritized business and travel over personal training. Now, I've .... Read More

September 17, 2023

Creating a Healthy Environment: A Guide for Personal Trainers

As personal trainers, we play a vital role in guiding our clients towards healthier lifestyles. Beyond exercise routines and fitness plans, creating an environment con.... Read More

August 28, 2023

From Solo to Supported: Finding Your Personal Training Mentor

Embracing the life of a personal trainer can often feel like a solitary journey, a one-person show where you're the sole mastermind behind crafting tailored fitnes.... Read More

August 18, 2023

The ‘Anti-Hunger’ Molecule: How Physical Activity Regulates Appetite, and What You Can Do to Exercise Better

Although exercise is known to burn calories and control glucose, researchers have found another way that it may contribute to weight loss. Recently, scientists from St.... Read More

August 03, 2023

The Winning Combo: Exercise and Nutrition Tips Every Trainer Should Know

Hey there, personal trainers, fitness gurus, and gym enthusiasts! Ever heard someone say, "If only this were true!" when they think they can eat anything as .... Read More

July 24, 2023

Debunking the Spot Reduction Myth: A Comprehensive Guide for Personal Trainers

Hey there, fellow personal trainers! We all know how often clients ask us to help them target fat loss in specific areas of their bodies. It's no surprise that the spo.... Read More

June 25, 2023

The Importance of Being a Fit Person in Your Family: A Personal Trainer's Perspective

As a personal trainer, I have come to realize the profound impact that being a fit person within a family can have on the overall well-being of its members. Through my.... Read More

May 26, 2023

Beyond Fitness: Uncover the Hidden Gems of a Personal Training Career

Growing up in the unforgiving concrete jungle of East New York Brooklyn, I never envisioned a life beyond back-breaking jobs like construction or mechanics. But my per.... Read More

May 16, 2023

Breaking the Ice: The Importance of Small Talk for Personal Trainers

Talk to EVERYONE!! I mean, everyone you come across in that damn gym. Don't just walk in with your head down, focused on your own shit. No! Look around, engage with pe.... Read More

May 09, 2023

How to Bounce Back Faster: Mastering Recovery and Regeneration Techniques

As a personal trainer, it is important to help your clients recover and regenerate after intense workouts to prevent injuries and ensure they can continue making progr.... Read More

May 01, 2023

Is Creatine Right for Your Clients? Understanding the Benefits and Risks

As a personal trainer, it's important to consider all aspects of our clients' fitness programs, including the use of supplements. One supplement that frequently comes .... Read More

April 11, 2023

How to Build a Successful Personal Training Career in the Heart of Manhattan

Working as a personal trainer in Manhattan can be both challenging and rewarding. With a high demand for fitness services and competitive wages, personal trainers can .... Read More

April 07, 2023

The Personal Trainer's Guide to Motivating Clients to Reach Their Fitness Goals

As a personal trainer, one of the most important goals is to help clients achieve their fitness goals. However, motivating clients to stay committed and work hard at t.... Read More

March 13, 2023

From Good to Great: How Personal Trainers Can Improve Their Client Relationships with 7 Simple Tips

As a personal trainer, your main goal is to help your clients achieve their fitness goals. However, building a strong relationship with your clients is just as importa.... Read More

March 02, 2023

From Stranger to Client: Using the Layering Technique to Build Rapport

Are you a fitness professional looking to boost your client base and help your clients reach their fitness goals? Well, have you heard about the layering technique? It.... Read More

February 24, 2023

When Your Partner isn't on Board: A Personal Trainer's Guide to Staying Motivated and Achieving Health Goals

Hey there, it's Hector Sanchez, Let's face it - reaching your health and fitness goals is a challenge, especially when your partner isn't on the same page. As a fitnes.... Read More

February 18, 2023

The Importance of Having a Business Plan as a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer with over 15 years of experience, I have seen firsthand the importance of having a well-planned business strategy. With a business plan in place,.... Read More

January 27, 2023

Growing Your Gym: 20 Tactics for Selling More Memberships Today

Selling gym memberships is a crucial part of running a successful fitness center. It is the lifeblood of your business, as, without new members, your gym will not grow.... Read More

January 20, 2023

Functional Fitness: How to Help Your Clients Move Better and Live Stronger

Functional fitness is a term that has been gaining popularity in recent years, but what does it actually mean? Simply put, functional fitness is a type of training tha.... Read More

January 12, 2023

The Art of Personal Training: How to Attract and Retain Clients

As a personal trainer, getting new clients is essential to growing your business and achieving financial success. However, with so many trainers competing for the same.... Read More

January 08, 2023

The Benefits of Hybrid Training for Personal Trainers and Clients

Hybrid personal training is a combination of online personal training and in-person personal training. This type of training is becoming increasingly popular due to th.... Read More

January 03, 2023

Take Your Workouts to the Next Level with These Expert Tips

  1. Track them! First and foremost, even if you don’t follow our programs, at least follow your own and progress one thing each workout. Sets, reps, less rest, mo.... Read More

December 29, 2022

The Future of Personal Training: How Technology is Changing the Game

As a personal trainer, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and techniques in the fitness industry. Technology has the power to enhance and .... Read More

December 27, 2022

The Benefits and Challenges of Hiring a Personal Trainer for Your New Year's Fitness Goals

One way to increase the chances of success with a fitness resolution is to hire a personal trainer. Personal trainers are fitness professionals who work with individua.... Read More

December 24, 2022

How to Create an Effective Weight Loss Training Program for Your Personal Training Business

As a personal trainer, one of the most common goals that your clients may have is to lose weight. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, there ar.... Read More

December 22, 2022

Fitness Apps vs. Personal Trainers: Which is Right for You?

As technology continues to advance, fitness apps and personal trainers have become increasingly popular options for those looking to improve their physical health and .... Read More

December 20, 2022

Build Your Online Presence: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Fitness Blog

Starting a fitness blog can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It allows you to share your passion for health and wellness with a wider audience, while also pot.... Read More

December 19, 2022

Opening Your Own Gym? Here's What Personal Trainers Need to Know

Starting a personal training business can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice, but it also requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and knowledge. As a persona.... Read More

December 17, 2022

5 Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Fitness in America

The fitness industry in America is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving field. As a personal trainer, it's essential to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and t.... Read More

December 16, 2022

From Novice to Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Fitness Journey

As a personal trainer, you know that helping clients achieve their fitness goals starts with a strong foundation. For complete beginners, this means introducing them t.... Read More

December 15, 2022

How to Get Started as an Online Personal Trainer in 2023

Are you a fitness enthusiast looking to turn your passion into a career? Online personal training is a growing field that offers.... Read More

November 23, 2021

5 Things To Consider When Training Older Clients

Training a senior (65+) client can be an extremely rewarding challenge, and a great type of clientele to add to your client base. The senior population could really us.... Read More

August 16, 2021

Easy Nutrition Tips for Your Busiest Clients

Working as a trainer isn't as easy as it seems. Fitness is about more than just finding the right workou.... Read More

August 16, 2021

Preventing Burnout and Finding a Fulfilling Work-Life Balance

Are you feeling out of sorts at work? Are you always tired, disengaged, and unmotivated? Is it having a negative impact on your home life? These are all common symptom.... Read More

July 20, 2021

Personal Trainer Guide to Perform Exercise with Back Pain

Are you suffering from back pain because of any back injury or as a side effect of local anesthesia? Are you facing difficulty in your daily work and exercise because .... Read More

July 08, 2021

Do's and Dont's of Weight Training

Weight training has a prime role in losing your extra body fat. Furthermore, weight training gives enough strength, muscle tone and boosts bone density. However, you h.... Read More

June 24, 2021

Hight-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training comprises a combination of high-intensity exercises while possessing short periods of rest in alteration. This type of training boos.... Read More

June 08, 2021

Why Hiring A Personal Trainer Is Not A Luxury Anymore

If you already have your own fitness routine and aren't getting the results you want or are about to start getting fit, you may be considering whether it's worth inves.... Read More

May 04, 2021

How To Find Your Ideal Personal Trainer

What used to be considered a luxury for the rich is now commonplace: personal training. The intensive 1:1 support is ideal for achieving individual goals.

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April 15, 2020

Time To Reinvent Yourself


Are you training clients online yet? 


If you are not traini.... Read More

April 03, 2020

Personal Training: Programming Basics

Training your clients doesn't have to be complicated as long as you have a system in place to build personal training programs.

A simple system is to break dow.... Read More

March 20, 2020

Body Fat Loss Tips

Body Fat loss tips that have worked for me and my clients, being consistent and working hard to archive your goals is the only way these tips will equal results.

.... Read More

March 10, 2020

Workout Shoes

Working out barefoot can help you better feel how your weight is being displaced on your feet.

My favorite lifting shoes were Chuck Taylors because they are.... Read More

March 02, 2020

Are Your Clients Doing Single Arm Goblet Squat?

As a personal trainer, it's sometimes best to keep things simple and safe, but that doesn't mean you have to keep things boring. Spice up your client's training sessio.... Read More

February 24, 2020

Intro to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting - Abstaining from food for 16 to 18 hours a day could be key to treating a variety of health conditions and hel.... Read More

February 15, 2020

How to Stand Out as a Personal Trainer

Nowadays there is no lack of info on the internet for tips on fitness training and nutrition. People can get overwhelmed with the plethora of information out there. Ha.... Read More

October 08, 2019

Setting Goals Your Clients Can Stick to

Personal trainers know that progress made in the gym is slow or non-existent without a clear set goal. Goals are a great way to give clients the direction they need an.... Read More

July 20, 2019

How to Motivate Your Laziest Fitness Clients

The first months of a new year are always the most interesting when it comes to gym and fitness memberships. A lot of people start strong, ready to make good on their .... Read More

June 23, 2019

Sell More Personal Training During the Summer Months

Summer is usually the time when most fitness facilities and trainers have a decline in business due to there client's heading out on vacations, going outdoors for thei.... Read More

October 08, 2018

T-Notebook News: iPhone and Android apps are coming very soon

New iPhone and Android apps and a Read More

July 17, 2018

Build Your Butt Not Quad(ZILLA)

Booties are grabbing some major attention nowadays.

The glutes are our largest muscle group in your body, and almost every action movement done by the lower bo.... Read More

June 26, 2018

The Rise of the Fitness Female Fitfluencer

CrossFit has inspired many women to strength training instead of just doing cardio classes and lifting light weights. The result of the strength training has resulted .... Read More

August 20, 2018

Saves Yourself Hours by Creating Reusable Programs Templates

A template lets you quickly create individualized programs for many clients without compromising the quality of your work or results. ????

Think about all the .... Read More

June 28, 2018

What is the optimal pre & post-workout meals? What should they contain?

Pre-workout: Stick to carbs & protein. Avoid high-fat items. I like to do egg white omelets with lots of veggies & toast.

Post-workout: protein & carb (quick d.... Read More

July 02, 2018

No worries, I workout so I can eat anything I want

If only this were true!

Have you ever heard someone say this? Or perhaps you've said this to yourself?

The numbers in the graphic are mere approximatio.... Read More

July 23, 2018


The Myth behind spot reduction is that you can do certain exercises to reduce fat from a particular body part.

Example: Crunches to burn fat in the abdominal a.... Read More

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