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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Scaling Personal Trainer Businesses – How to Do it Right

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Scaling Personal Trainer Businesses – How to Do it Right

Scaling up a personal training business can happen fast and feel overwhelming. Check out this ISSA post to learn how to grow your business in a way that is smart and effective.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer Portfolios and Testimonials

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Personal Trainer Portfolios and Testimonials

Is your personal training portfolio up-to-date? Stand out from the crowd with a thorough compilation of your certifications, education, and experience.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Getting Experience as a Personal Trainer

Business | Training Tips

Getting Experience as a Personal Trainer

Gaining experience as a new trainer can seem challenging when you’re just getting started. Check out some of our favorite ways to start building your personal training resume and launch your career.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

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Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

An often overlooked component of the personal training business is the status of independent contractor vs. employee. Many trainers and club owners do not fully understand the differentiation between the two, nor how detrimental it can be to make a mistake when determining the status of a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be literally abused if they do not know what their classification truly is. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

Business | Strength

I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

It’s Scary to Admit, You May Need a Trainer. It takes some courage to hire a trainer when you are one. I personally was embarrassed by the idea. I went through all the courses; I got certified. Why do I need a trainer? And what if my trainer catches me with bad form? What if I can’t finish a tough workout?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Online Training: Is It a Good Fit For You?

Business | Online Training

Online Training: Is It a Good Fit For You?

Online training is a training dynamic in which a client works with a trainer without physical proximity to that trainer. As a business—which is what you are whether you run a traditional business or freelance—you must consider the online presence of these training services and adjust your own business model to accommodate the desire of individuals to have online access to the goods and services they want.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Breaking Down Big Gym Pay

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Breaking Down Big Gym Pay

As a trainer or trainer-in-training, you have several options for working with clients, from home-based training to big box gyms. A lot of new trainers set their sights on those big gyms, hoping for the biggest payoff. Before you take that leap, let us show you what payment a big gym actually looks like.  Get all the information before making your next important career decision.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

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Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? How about the gift of health, fitness, and no more Dad Bod? The gift of a personal trainer is a great idea and so thoughtful that your dad will truly be surprised. It’s not a gift to be chosen lightly, though. Everyone needs something different from a trainer, so let us show you how to pick out the perfect fitness professional for your dad so he gets the most out of his sessions.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

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Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

I am a retired scientist, age 55, I recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and also have the Masters certification [Master Trainer] from ISSA as well, do you think I am too old to be a fitness trainer and to be taken seriously, do you think people will respond well since I am an old guy, I don't look my age at all and am in fantastic shape, however fitness trainers are usually half my age, thoughts?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Five Ways To Reduce Client Cancellations

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Five Ways To Reduce Client Cancellations

We all wish they showed up, on time every time. In fact, life would be so much easier for us. But the truth is, clients cancel. Sometimes, much more than we want them to. And while we hear a host of reasons why they don’t show up for a session, most are unspoken.

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