How Personal Trainers Work

The CDC reports that 37.5 percent of Americans suffer from obesity, which can lead to weight-related issues like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Working out with a personal trainer will help you focus on your personal health and improve your overall level of fitness. When it comes to training clients, every personal trainer has their […]

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5 Simple Tips to Shift Your Habits

Many of the choices we make every day are not decisions but rather a habit. Whether we know it or not, our brain creates a cycle of cue, routine, and reward — different cues are embedded into our daily routines and trigger a response without us having to even think about the choice. Charles Duhigg, the author […]

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I Need a Personal Trainer, but I Can’t Afford One

Deciding on change requires commitment. Setting new fitness goals and following through require effort. With or without a personal trainer, an individual needs to assess his or her mental state of preparedness. The beginning stages of change involve contemplation. When you move beyond contemplation, you’re ready to prepare, then act. Know your motivation for doing […]

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Stay on Track and Finish!

Our team recently discussed the book Finish by John Acuff. Here are two scenarios you’re likely to face once you’ve gotten a project started — especially if you’re a perfectionist: What happens when your habit or schedule gets disrupted? What happens when your streak ends? Perfectionist Lie #1: “Quit if it’s not perfect.” What happens when you’ve set […]

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What is the daily life of a personal trainer like?

Have you ever wondered what a personal trainer does on an average day? Some personal trainers like to keep things laid back and only work in the local gym, but for the majority of trainers who own their own business, they are constantly on the move. In fact, their daily schedule may surprise you! Waking […]

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10 Essential Leadership Skills

In a recent team meeting, we discussed this insanely helpful article from the team at Groove. In it, they survey all the interviews they’ve conducted with company founders with an eye to answering the question, “What helps successful people win?” That got us thinking! What would we consider essential leadership skills? #1 – Know Yourself […]

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Just Say No

No! This isn’t a post about the dangers of drugs. However, it is about the power of saying, “No.” Often we say “yes” to everything because of FOMO. To grow as people we have to exercise our muscles of, not only saying “yes” to the right things, but also to saying “no” to the wrong things. We […]

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5 Tips to Improve Positivity (These Really Work!)

One of our recent team meeting topics was something we’re all familiar with: Training! It was a little different, though, because we were focused on brain training, specifically: Training Your Brain to Be Positive! Our topic was inspired by Shawn Achor‘s Ted Talk “The Happy Secret to Better Work.” Why is it important to train your […]

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Unwind (Series 1): 5 Exercises Everyone Should Do Every Day Forever

In my countless hours of professional dance training and decades of teaching bodies of all levels with every request imaginable (to get rid of “arm jiggle,” make the pain go away, loosen up hamstrings, unwind scoliosis, and more), I’ve learned there are groups of exercises that really do work well for most of us. While […]

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Unwind (Series 2): Discipline Equals Freedom

“I don’t want to control. I want to let go,” are lyrics by the artist Pink, who I recently marveled at in concert. She learned technical aerial dance as an adult and can now literally fly over the audience at Madison Square Garden, which shows that being disciplined takes hard work, and freedom is the […]

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