The Show Up Fitness Podcast

Chris Hitchko, CEO Show Up Fitness

Join Chris Hitchko, author of 'How to Become A Successful Personal Trainer' and CEO of Show Up Fitness as he guides personal trainers towards success. This podcast focuses on refining trade, business, and people skills to excel in the fitness industry. Discover effective client programming, revenue generation, medical professional networking, and elite assessment strategies. New episodes released every Tuesday, Thursday, and shorter ones every Saturday. Learn how to become a successful Show Up Fitness CPT at www.showupfitness.com.  Send your questions to Chris on Instagram @showupfitness or via email at info@showupfitness.com."

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Houston Equinox Trainer Tyrus - From tires to hanging out with Ray Lewis
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Houston Equinox Trainer Tyrus - From tires to hanging out with Ray Lewis
Have you ever felt the call to change your life's direction so strongly that you just had to answer? Meet Big Mr. T, the tire industry pro who reinvented himself as a powerhouse personal trainer at Equinox in Houston. In our latest episode, this fitness maestro sits with us to recount the electrifying moments that sparked his passion for health and the grit it took to carve out a new career path. With his insights, you'll understand the weight of tough decisions, like choosing between online training and traditional gym settings. He shares the hurdles he overcame, the strategic partnerships that fueled his growth, and the importance of building personal rapport for long-term client loyalty. Get ready to be inspired by a story of transformation that proves it's never too late to follow your calling.Strap on your workout shoes and prepare to sprint through the world of fitness with an expert's eye. Big Mr. T pulls back the curtain on how adaptability and the principles of progression and overload are the linchpins of a trainer's programming arsenal. We also tackle the common mishaps our clients encounter—from knee problems to rotator cuff injuries—and discuss innovative tools like the Prehab Guys app that keep workouts fresh and focused on prevention. As we chat, we uncover the dreams that drive trainers from the initial grind to the summit of financial autonomy, painting a clear path for those who want to shift from the relentless trade of time for money to a lifestyle where financial freedom is front and center. Join us for an episode brimming with the strategies and stories to power your fitness ambitions to the next level.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Why 90% of personal trainers fail: Level 0 vs Level 1 personal trainers
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Why 90% of personal trainers fail: Level 0 vs Level 1 personal trainers
90% of level 0 trainers quit within 12-months5% of level 1 trainers quit. Why do so many trainers fail at turning their passion for fitness into a career? Show Up Fitness peels back the layers on industry turnover and debunk the myth that fear-driven tactics can create lasting client relationships. We're laying out the principles that govern effective training and how mastering these can elevate your practice, from comprehensive assessments to teaming up with health professionals. Understand how to sidestep fads and focus on what truly works for your clients. Plus, tap into the art of selling without selling out – learn how to confidently offer training packages that reflect your worth and resonate with your clientele's budget, all while maintaining the integrity of your services.Finally, we put the spotlight on the elephant in the room – industry standards. We’re not just stirring the pot; we're proposing a standardization in training approaches to combat issues like obesity and metabolic diseases. Hear about our commitment to raising the bar through Show Up Fitness and the actionable steps we're taking to create a ripple effect of change. Whether you're a new personal trainer fueling your passion or a veteran coach looking to sharpen your edge, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for thriving in the competitive world of fitness. Join us as we stride towards a future where every trainer is not just good but exceptional.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Becoming a Successful Personal Training with Equinox VP Travis DeSisso
29-03-2024
Becoming a Successful Personal Training with Equinox VP Travis DeSisso
Uncover the secret to thriving in the cutthroat fitness industry with Dallas's own Travis DeSisso, Vice President of Personal Training at Equinox Fitness. As our 100th show draws near, we're honored to have a figure whose journey from collegiate sports to fitness maven has carved out a new path for personal trainers. This isn't just about muscle and might; it's a tale of finesse, where salesmanship meets sincere client relationships, and where innovative workouts are as crucial as the polished veneer of a trainer.Imagine stepping into a world where luxury and sweat blend seamlessly, as we contrast the polished ambiance of premier gyms like Equinox and Lifetime. Travis provides an insider's look at what sets these establishments apart and paints a vision for a future where personal trainers garner the same respect as other health professionals. The discourse turns to the importance of genuine connections—how mastering the art of being interested, rather than being interesting, can revolutionize client retention and redefine success in the realm of personal training.In this episode, we don't just celebrate the milestones; we set new ones. From championing the professionalism in personal training to discussing the deep-seated aspirations that drive us beyond the gym walls, Travis shares his dreams of a certification esteemed globally and the importance of staying grounded as a devoted father and husband. Join us for a conversation that's not just about lifting weights, but about elevating standards and recognizing the transformative power of a career dedicated to fitness and well-being.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Chicago to Miami Equinox Trainer Jakub talks about the life of a Successful Personal Trainer
27-03-2024
Chicago to Miami Equinox Trainer Jakub talks about the life of a Successful Personal Trainer
Embark on a transformative expedition into the heart of high-end personal training with our esteemed guest, Jakob, as he shares his riveting climb from a sports management graduate to a titan of Miami's fitness industry. His journey is a testament to the power of entrepreneurial spirit and savvy in the world of wellness, offering a wealth of knowledge for anyone aspiring to sculpt a career in personal training. Together, we dissect the nuts and bolts of success within the luxury gym ecosystem, revealing the vital interplay between discipline, salesmanship, and the confidence to stand as an authority among the who's who of fitness aficionados.While we navigate the challenges and victories inherent to personal training, from the fine art of client communication to the strategic deployment of one's unique strengths, our episode becomes a beacon of insight not just for fledgling trainers but for seasoned practitioners keen on polishing their craft. Join us, laugh with us, and emerge armed with the strategies to conquer the ever-dynamic terrain of the fitness landscape.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Become a Successful trainer at Life Time Fitness w/ Marcus Hill in Bridgewater
25-03-2024
Become a Successful trainer at Life Time Fitness w/ Marcus Hill in Bridgewater
Ever wondered what it takes to not only survive but thrive in the competitive personal training landscape? Marcus Hill, a top-notch trainer from Lifetime in Bridgewater, joins us to tackle that very question. We take you behind the scenes of the fitness industry, where the barriers to success extend beyond the gym floor. Trainers face a complex battlefield, requiring a blend of interpersonal finesse, business insight, scientific understanding, and salesmanship. This episode peels back the layers of these challenges and redefines the role of sales, transforming it from a dreaded task to an empowering tool for client transformation.Transitioning from personal training to the financial sector isn't a common career path, but it's one I've walked. I share the trials and tribulations of that journey, discussing the value of real-world experience and the hard lessons learned from the 2009 market crash. The story of a business owner who started at Fitness 2000 and grew a thriving enterprise through sacrifice and reinvestment reflects the entrepreneurial spirit at the core of the fitness industry. This is more than just a workout; it's about the drive and dedication needed to build a successful and resilient business.In the world of fitness, professionalism is paramount, and we underscore the importance of expanding client services to ensure success. We outline strategies for personal trainers to create comprehensive fitness packages that foster trust and loyalty. Moreover, we are joined by the passionate owner of Up the Hill Fitness, who shares the power of social media in engaging with a community of fitness enthusiasts and offering valuable training advice. This episode is a testament to the importance of authenticity, continuous effort, and the power of perseverance in carving out a successful path in the fitness industry.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Revolutionizing Personal Training in Chennai India | Become a QUALIFIED SUF-CPT anywhere in the world
21-03-2024
Revolutionizing Personal Training in Chennai India | Become a QUALIFIED SUF-CPT anywhere in the world
Discover the secrets behind the remarkable transformation of two Chennai-based trainers, Big S and Big J, as they journey from social service to fitness revolutionaries. Their tale is not just about crafting personalized programs and innovative bodyweight training, but also about their unique approach to equipment creation. These craftsmen are redefining what it means to be fit in their community, balancing early morning sessions with daily responsibilities and proving that dedication can indeed spur a fitness uprising. Venture into the evolving world of India's fitness industry with us as we dissect the contrast between rural martial arts traditions and the modern urban gym culture. The conversation turns to the sprawling impact of online fitness communities and the necessity for professional certifications. We ponder the effects of a free market in fitness, where innovation leads to specialized services that attract a diverse clientele. This episode goes beyond workouts; it's an exploration of how entrepreneurs like Big S and Big J are reimagining the wellness landscape to make quality fitness accessible to all.Wrapping up, we chart the roadmap to a comprehensive wellness hub that aims to integrate fitness with social well-being. As Big S and Big J share their vision for a space that serves the underserved, we discuss the strategic moves for networking and attracting investors to turn this dream into reality. We also underscore the importance of customizing training strategies, recognizing that each individual's peak performance is a blend of physiological and psychological readiness. If you're a fitness professional or enthusiast looking to be inspired or seeking insights into India's burgeoning fitness scene, this episode is your front-row ticket.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Top Trainer at Crunch from EMS to Qualified #109 SUF-CPT Coach Arthiur
19-03-2024
Top Trainer at Crunch from EMS to Qualified #109 SUF-CPT Coach Arthiur
From the high-intensity world of emergency medical services to the energizing realm of fitness, Arthur's journey is nothing short of inspirational. As a renowned personal trainer at Crunch, he sits down with us to recount the pivotal career shift that's had him swapping ambulances for dumbbells. Our chat traverses the landscape of his personal training certifications, his adept handling of the Crunch hiring process, and how he's sculpted both his career and clients with the precision of an artist. His story isn't just sweat and weights; it's a masterclass in salesmanship and client management that could rewrite anyone's fitness narrative.Strap on your gym shoes for an insider's look at the muscle behind a thriving coaching team. I share my takeaways from the Show Up Fitness internship, reflecting on how extended client commitments weave stability into the fabric of a fitness regimen. We then spotlight Crunch Fitness's growth spurt, spotlighting the strategic plays in social media and industry partnerships that amplify our brand. Like crafting the perfect workout, expanding a fitness empire requires the right combination of grit, innovation, and collaboration.Navigating the varied terrains of franchise and corporate gym operations, we dissect Crunch's unique vibe in North Carolina, and I get personal about juggling the hustle with health and heart. As trainers eye avenues for a diverse income, akin to savvy medical professionals, we cast our eyes towards international horizons and the cachet of brand-name experience. Our conversation wraps with a peek into the potential fusion of Show Up Fitness CPTs and Crunch gyms—a partnership pulsing with promise and driven by the collective force of industry passion.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Should you ICE an injury? Debunking RICE & SUF Altletics WINNERS
16-03-2024
Should you ICE an injury? Debunking RICE & SUF Altletics WINNERS
Ever wondered how fitness champions make it to the top of their game? This episode is a goldmine for fitness enthusiasts and trainers alike, as we celebrate the incredible feats of our pull-up challenge victors and share the strides we've made at Show Up Fitness. Discover how our certification program is revolutionizing the industry and get the inside scoop on our athletic apparel line that's setting new standards. Plus, we're bringing you a tantalizing teaser of our upcoming travels and seminars designed to turbocharge your fitness journey.This time around, we're unlocking the secrets behind the success of high-end gym models and the trainers who thrive in them. We'll transport you to the luxurious settings of Santa Monica and La Jolla, revealing how strategic positioning and understanding market demands lead to prosperity in upscale markets. Whether you're curious about the viability of high volume, low-priced fitness sessions or the finesse required for premium personal training services, this episode has you covered. And if you've been following the RICE debate for injury treatment, you're in for a treat—we unravel the evolution of client care practices that are taking the fitness world by storm.Finally, we wrap up with a critical look at the importance of humility and collaboration in our industry, especially when it comes to engaging with medical professionals. Networking and continuous education are the cornerstones of respect within the health and wellness community, and we explore how these elements elevate the caliber of care we deliver to clients. Tune in as we challenge traditional approaches, advocate for evidence-based practices, and encourage a community ethos that champions informed client care and mutual growth in the fitness industry.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
ONLY 3-ways to lose fat | Total Daily Energy Expenditure
14-03-2024
ONLY 3-ways to lose fat | Total Daily Energy Expenditure
Prepare to elevate your understanding of Total Daily Energy Expenditure and unravel the complex tapestry of nutrition's role in fitness. As we delve into the labyrinth of personal training and nutrition guidance, we confront the unsettling reality of underqualified professionals in the industry. Our candid discussion will arm you with the discernment to differentiate between registered dietitians and those less qualified, ensuring your journey towards health is in the most capable hands. Join us as we tackle the obesity epidemic head-on, examining the insidious impact of stress on our eating habits and the necessity for a personalized approach to both exercise and diet.Imagine managing your diet with the same precision as a financial advisor nurtures your savings—this episode makes that a tangible reality. Drawing from my own experiences in finance, I'll guide you through crafting a robust foundation for your fitness regimen, just as one would for a healthy investment portfolio. We'll navigate the misconceptions about calories and weight loss, debunk myths, and focus on the power of consistency, stressing the importance of establishing regular exercise habits before fine-tuning your nutritional intake. It's a strategy that nurtures confidence and paves the way for sustainable change.Finally, our conversation turns towards the art of building a thriving fitness community. I share my insights on selecting the right team members, fostering a supportive environment for clients, and the critical nature of ongoing nutrition education. Through understanding the intricacies of the body, such as the specifics of the rotator cuff and labrum, we empower clients with knowledge surpassing that of their doctors. This episode is a call to action for a deeper, more informed approach that results in a loyal clientele and a business model that genuinely prioritizes client health and success.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball strength coach - DOMINATE THE OPPORTUNITY
07-03-2024
Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball strength coach - DOMINATE THE OPPORTUNITY
Step into the world of elite sports performance with Coach Ram, the lauded strength coach of the Kansas Jayhawks, as he unfolds the map to athletic excellence on the Show Up Fitness Podcast. Thriving at the intersection of data and determination, Coach Ram shares his story, progressing from a personal trainer to an influential figure in collegiate sports, without skipping a beat in his academic endeavors. Immerse yourself in a tale of grit and academia, where earning a doctorate and coaching future NBA stars go hand-in-hand. Peek behind the curtain of sports glory as we discuss the art of building programs that sculpt champions and the unexpected paths to redemption following the upheaval of a global pandemic.Unlock the secrets of commanding respect and fostering unshakeable bonds in a field where skepticism is as common as basketballs on hardwood. Coach Ram's philosophy on earning player buy-in is a masterclass in consistency and personal connection, revealing the nuanced art of engaging with athletes on a deeper level. His guidance is a treasure trove for young coaches navigating the maze of trust-building with seasoned players, proving that authenticity and dedication outshine mere strategies. The conversation extends beyond the court, offering a lifeline to anyone struggling to gain traction in their professional relationships.Venture with us as we dissect the rigorous world of strength and conditioning internships, where the growth mindset reigns supreme. Coach Ram lays out the blueprint for those hungry to excel in this competitive space, emphasizing the value of experiences that may seem elusive but are pivotal for career advancement. Additionally, we confront the stark realities and dreams of young athletes with NBA aspirations, exploring the duality of determination and the humbling journey toward reaching their zenith, whether it leads to dazzling lights of the NBA or the untapped potential of international courts. Join us for an episode that's more than just a playbook – it's a guide to navigating the highs and lows of a life dedicated to sports.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Paradigm of Perfection - The calisthenics DPT
04-03-2024
Paradigm of Perfection - The calisthenics DPT
Doc Laura's voyage is one of transformation and inspiration. Our latest conversation with the creator of Paradigm of Perfection explores how a career pivot led to an online phenomenon, with close to half a million followers captivated by Laura's journey. As Laura recounts her evolution from gymnast to social media influencer and physical therapist, she reveals the impact of calisthenics on her life post-gymnastics and her dedication to fostering authenticity and motivation through her Instagram presence.Grasping the complexities of physical therapy, especially when intertwined with the physical demands of gymnastics, can be as intricate as the movements themselves. Reflecting on my own shoulder surgery, we delve into how my gymnastics background may have influenced the injury, as well as the financial and competitive aspects of carving out a career in physical therapy. Laura and I dissect case studies, like handling hip instability, to underscore the nuanced expertise required in this field—knowledge that can mean the difference between healing and long-term impairment.Wrapping up this deep dive, we shine a spotlight on the multifaceted ways Laura connects with her audience—from social media to her innovative app, Paradigm of Perfection Post Train. The tools of her trade, such as Adobe Premiere Pro and CapCut, are more than software; they're the brushes Laura uses to paint her digital canvas. Her final morsels of wisdom for burgeoning influencers are a testament to her success: be consistent, understand your audience, and above all, nurture a sincere wish to make a difference in others' lives.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Pass the CSCS by understanding Bio-Energetics w/ Professor Dr. Andy Galpin
01-03-2024
Pass the CSCS by understanding Bio-Energetics w/ Professor Dr. Andy Galpin
Unlock the secrets of bio-energetics with Dr. Andy Galpin in a mind-expanding journey that's a game-changer for personal trainers and strength coaches alike. As we unravel the truth behind energy systems, we're getting down to the nitty-gritty of athletic performance, from the role of macronutrients to the misunderstood world of lactate. It's not just about hitting the gym; it's about hitting the right energy pathways for sport-specific excellence. Dr. Galpin’s insights promise to sharpen your coaching toolkit, equipping you with the science-backed wisdom to elevate your athletes' game.Feel the intensity of an MMA fighter's training as we break down the complexities of conditioning for combat. We're tearing apart the typical training playbook and offering a tailored blueprint that supports the unique needs of these versatile athletes. From weaving strength sessions that protect joints to harnessing technology for optimal recovery, this episode is an all-access pass to the strategies that prepare warriors for the octagon. It's about fine-tuning the engine, not just fueling it, and we're here to show you how.Step inside the ring of the strength and conditioning world where opportunities knock for those who persist. We share the trenches-to-titles tales of industry professionals who've carved their path in this competitive arena. Listen as we recount a massage therapist's incredible journey to working with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao—a testament to the power of showing up. These narratives aren't just inspiring; they're your roadmap to making a mark in the high-stakes game of sports performance. So, tune in and turn your career aspirations into your professional reality.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Choosing Between Physical Therapy and Personal Training | The Real Costs, Career Insights, and Networking Secrets
29-02-2024
Choosing Between Physical Therapy and Personal Training | The Real Costs, Career Insights, and Networking Secrets
Deciding between a career in physical therapy or personal training is no joke, and trust me, I've been at that very crossroads. I'll walk you through my own twisty path, where the tough demands of PT school, yes, even physics, nudged me towards the dynamic world of personal training. We'll also peel back the financial curtain, discussing the real cost of student loans with therapists who've been there, and giving a shout-out to those for whom the doors of PT school didn't open, but who've since flourished in the fitness realm. Plus, I've got some global perspective for you, comparing how PTs operate from Canada to Australia.Let's talk shop about personal training—a field where consistency is king and a steady paycheck is the kingdom, particularly for those supporting families. I'll introduce you to the innovative 60, 30, 10 income split we've crafted at Show Up Fitness, tackling that pesky variability in earnings head-on. We'll cover the importance of diversifying your revenue with cool stuff like guides and merch. And because image and networking matter, whether you're a PT or a PT, I'll share tips on boosting that professional clout. Now, who doesn't love a success story or a bit of industry inspo? I'm shining a spotlight on the trailblazers like the Prehab guys, who've mastered the art of collaboration and innovation. They remind us of the power of networking and of building a business from the ground up. And as the fitness industry evolves, with trainers making waves outside traditional gym settings, we're here to support that journey. That's why we're rolling out our premier certification program, fanning the flames of passion and proficiency for a fulfilling career in fitness. Join us for this ride as we tackle these topics, celebrate milestones, and share insights that empower trainers everywhere.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Suicides Disease - CRPS to Adaptive Athlete | The Resilient Journey of Veteran Mr. Sam
24-02-2024
Suicides Disease - CRPS to Adaptive Athlete | The Resilient Journey of Veteran Mr. Sam
On our latest episode, we sit down with the awe-inspiring Mr. Sam, an Air Force veteran turned personal trainer and adaptive athlete, whose harrowing battle with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and eventual amputation led him to master the art of human movement. Sam's story isn't just one of overcoming the odds; it's a profound exploration of physical and mental resilience. He shares his decision to amputate after relentless pain, a choice that propelled him into a new realm of fitness coaching. His experiences shaped his ability to train clients across the spectrum of physical capabilities, teaching us that the principles of movement and adaptation are universal.Navigating life with chronic pain and post-amputation has given Sam a unique perspective on athleticism and the need for meticulous attention to movement quality, especially for those with prosthetics. In our conversation, he shares how his deep understanding of body mechanics has made him a go-to coach for people facing similar challenges. But it's not just about the physical—the psychological battle, learning to adapt, and the joy of helping others through his work with Less Leg More Heart are all part of the intricate dance between movement, adaptation, and the human spirit that Sam embodies.As we wrap up, the focus shifts to the philosophies that drive Sam: learning, giving back, and the journey of self-discovery. He leaves us with an empowering message as he prepares for a 30K race in Bryce Canyon with his running blade, illustrating his belief in walking through the fire of challenges. Sam's story is an open invitation to join a community that thrives on mutual growth and resilience, a testament to the transformative power of fitness and the indomitable human spirit. Join us for this compelling episode and witness how Sam turns adversity into a source of strength and inspiration for all.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
How to program for an Obese client | Show Up Fitness Level 1 CPT
22-02-2024
How to program for an Obese client | Show Up Fitness Level 1 CPT
Ever wondered why some fitness programs fail to deliver for obese clients? We're smashing the one-size-fits-all myth with a deep dive into crafting customized fitness strategies. As we navigate the nuances of training obese clients, we unravel the critical role of medical clearance, the potential need for medication, and why an impressive resume doesn't always equate to expertise. Our conversation is not just about the technicalities of programming but also a call for trainers to look beyond the surface and forge meaningful connections with both clients and the wider medical community.Join us for a revealing session where we tackle the tough questions: how can personal trainers effectively collaborate with medical professionals? What's the secret to designing workouts that not only fit individual health profiles but also ignite a lifelong commitment to fitness? From discussing the art of pacing workouts to the psychology behind training frequency, we guide you through the intricacies of tailoring exercise routines. Whether it's managing intensity, setting realistic goals, or fostering dedication, this episode is a goldmine for trainers eager to elevate their craft.In our final segment, the transformative power of empathy takes center stage. We share how to earn trust and inspire consistent effort through listening and understanding – often without breaking a sweat. Our personal training certification program's global standing sets the stage for discussing career advancement without the hefty price tag of traditional certifications. If you're ready to believe in your power to change lives and want to seize the tools to do so, this episode is your springboard to becoming a fitness professional who truly makes a difference.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
How much CAN/SHOULD personal trainers charge?
15-02-2024
How much CAN/SHOULD personal trainers charge?
Ever wondered why some personal trainers thrive while others barely survive? Coach Lee Boyce joins us to reveal the blueprint for success in the fitness industry—a mixture of patience, real-world experience, and a strong educational foundation. Say goodbye to the allure of instant fame and discover why a tiered pay system could be the game-changer for trainers. We're peeling back the layers, uncovering why those who favor textbooks might be missing out on the vital hands-on experience that degrees and internships offer. Navigating the fitness terrain is no easy feat, and this episode isn't shying away from the gritty challenges personal trainers face. We delve into the stark realities—from the perils of quick-fix certifications to the science of exercise progression. The conversation gets real as we compare personal training to skilled professions, emphasizing the undeniable value of rigorous education and practical know-how. Hear us dissect the market saturation and set the record straight on what it takes to not only meet but exceed client expectations.Wrapping up, we switch gears to talk shop on maximizing revenue and professional growth. It's a candid look at the fitness industry, where the right mix of formal education, business savvy, and diversified income streams can lead to a flourishing career. We champion the unsung heroes who've carved out their niche, challenging the status quo and redefining what it means to be a successful trainer. So, lace up your sneakers, tune in, and get ready to elevate your fitness game to unparalleled heights with insights, laughs, and a touch of inspiration from Coach Boyce and yours truly.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Level Up your Personal Training Career | Why do 90% of trainers quit? | How can you become a respected fitness professional
13-02-2024
Level Up your Personal Training Career | Why do 90% of trainers quit? | How can you become a respected fitness professional
Level up your career as a personal trainerThe fitness landscape is a battleground of myths and one-size-fits-all fallacies, and we're here to set the record straight. We take a hard look at the pitfalls of the fitness industry, including the underbelly of inadequately prepared trainers hiding behind their certifications. Our discussion isn't just a critique; it's a clarion call for genuine connections between trainers and clients, underpinned by education, empathy, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge. Listen as we dissect the psychological intricacies of fitness, championing a more nuanced and client-focused approach.Rounding off, the episode doesn't just challenge the status quo; it shatters it, proposing a new paradigm for personal trainer education and certification. I share insights on how vital practical experience and mentorship are, beyond the traditional NASM, ACE, and ISSA certifications. We also tackle the rampant misinformation in the fitness industry head-on, committing to science-backed education. By the end of our discussion, you'll be brimming with the know-how to craft a career in personal training that prioritizes client safety, satisfaction, and a relentless quest for professional excellence.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Binge drinking, The BEST Kinesiology program UCONN to Equinox Training w/ Ideen
07-02-2024
Binge drinking, The BEST Kinesiology program UCONN to Equinox Training w/ Ideen
Step back into the halls of UConn with me and my fellow kinesiology alumnus, Idean, as we traverse the intersection of academic theory and practical fitness training. We kick off a nostalgia-fueled discussion on our formative years under the guidance of influential professors like Dr. Kramer, whose bench press prowess was as legendary as his academic teachings. Tune in for a candid look at the rigorous strength conditioning program, our lab endeavors peering into the complexities of hydration, and the competitive spirit that propelled us towards our current careers in the health and fitness industry.Shifting gears from the classroom to the clamor of the gym, Idean, a seasoned Equinox trainer, shares the wisdom he's gleaned over nine fruitful years. Discover how his work ethic was honed not just by the demands of the job but also by the mentorship of high-achieving clients who embody the essence of success. We delve into the symbiotic relationship between competence and passion and the art of cultivating an authentic digital persona in today's fitness world. Our conversation takes an unexpected turn, debunking the myths surrounding alcohol as a health elixir and navigating the intricate dance of indulgence versus well-being.Our episode draws to a close, but not before touching on the importance of a well-rounded lifestyle, where health, work, and leisure coexist harmoniously. We share insights on how to rebound with vigor after a night out and the perils of viewing life's pleasures through a black-and-white lens. For the budding fitness professionals tuning in, we leave you with kernels of advice on staying informed and selecting quality resources to fuel your growth. Until our paths cross again, remember that personal wellness and professional fulfillment can mingle like the best of friends at a lively party.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
How to become a personal trainer in 2024 | Why you aren't getting hired | Best PT certs in 2024
05-02-2024
How to become a personal trainer in 2024 | Why you aren't getting hired | Best PT certs in 2024
Ever wondered what it takes to become the go-to personal trainer at your dream gym? This episode is your all-access pass to the inside scoop on the fitness industry and how to make it big in 2024. We're tearing down the walls of confusion around certifications, job hunting, and interview techniques that could make or break your career. For new trainers or those hitting a rough patch in their job search, our practical advice and empathetic strategies for working with beginner clients will have you building trust and sales without breaking a sweat.Let's face it, the gym can sometimes feel like a catwalk, but fear not, because we've got the playbook to help you leverage your unique style and substance. This episode cuts through the superficial to reveal how your authenticity and fitness journey can win over clients. Even if your look doesn't scream high-end gym material, we'll show you how to carve out your niche and own it. And for those of you who are just stepping into the arena of job interviews, we're equipping you with the tools to stand out, from crafting a killer resume to presenting yourself in the best light – all while navigating the politics and diversity of hiring environments.Finally, for those who've got their eyes on the prize of a lasting and successful personal training career, we're dishing out the must-have experiences and connections you need. Hear firsthand why understanding the human body and having real-world fitness experience sets you apart from the average Joe trainer. We wrap up by inspiring you to pursue your passion relentlessly and to build a network that supports your journey to the top. Whether you're aiming for a spot at an elite gym or launching your own business, this episode is the jumpstart your fitness career has been waiting for.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...
Nerve Glides, Jefferson Curls & Ankle anatomy w/ Doc Jenny Physical Therapist & Personal Training
30-01-2024
Nerve Glides, Jefferson Curls & Ankle anatomy w/ Doc Jenny Physical Therapist & Personal Training
Unlock the secrets of effective communication between personal trainers and therapists with our special guest, Doc Jenny, as we explore the transformative impact of combining academic knowledge with hands-on experience. Discover how personal trainers can deepen their understanding of clients' needs and routines to better support rehabilitation, all while strengthening their own skills through collaborations with therapists. Jenny, juggling the dual roles of a personal trainer and a Doctor of Physical Therapy student, provides a gold mine of insights into connecting theory with practice, challenging the relevance of traditional training methods, and shaping a more dynamic approach to fitness that resonates with today's industry standards.Prepare to have your assumptions challenged in our candid discussion about the trust dynamics pivotal to the relationship between physical therapists and personal trainers. Learn why maintaining personal health isn't just a professional responsibility but a cornerstone in building client confidence. We tackle the tricky terrain of appearances versus expertise, questioning the true weight of credentials in an era where authenticity trumps titles. From the nuance of nerve glides to the complexities of foot anatomy and proper footwear, this episode is an enlightening journey through the subtle interplays of the body and the therapies that can enhance our physical well-being. Join us for a conversation that is as informative as it is thought-provoking, and come away with a renewed perspective on the art of personal training and therapy.Want to ask us a question? Email email info@showupfitness.com with the subject line PODCAST QUESTION to get your question answered live on the show! Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/showupfitnessinternship/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@showupfitnessinternshipWebsite: https://www.showupfitness.com/Become a Personal Trainer Book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Personal-Trainer-Successful/dp/B08WS992F8Show Up Fitness Internship & CPT: https://online.showupfitness.com/pages/online-show-up?utm_term=show%20up%20fitnessNASM study guide: ...