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Stronger Sundays

Dominate your fitness business with this weekly collection of strategies, tips, and tricks.
By trainers, for trainers.

05/15/2021

Watch for this newsletter from the Personal Trainer Development Center each Sunday.
What do you think makes a great personal trainer? Jonathan Goodman

Massive biceps?

Ryan Reynolds-level charm?

Tons of social media followers?

Advanced knowledge of arcane programming principles you’ll never apply to any real human?

If you’ve read my book Ignite the Fire, you know I believe a great trainer is this: Someone with the ability to get clients to want to work out. 

But I was curious how others would answer the question.

So I posted it on my Instagram @jonathan_goodman101. I got a lot of wonderful responses.

Here are some of the top traits that came up:

1. EMPATHY
2. TEACHING SKILLS
3. GOOD LISTENER
4. CLEAR COMMUNICATOR
5. ABILITY TO INSPIRE OTHERS

The bottom line: If you want to be a great trainer, focus on developing the skills that will help you help your client.

--> And if you want to know the two skills Eric Cressey thinks every coach must have, click here.
NEW ARTICLE: Why trainers should (almost) never build paid membership programs

A membership program—where you charge a monthly fee ($20-$40) to give members access to exclusive content—sounds great. Do the work once, get paid many times.

But when you actually crunch the numbers (which we do for you in our new article), you see it’s probably not worth your time.

Click below to check it out—and to learn 4 much better ways to make more money as a personal trainer.

--> “Why Personal Trainers Should Not Build Membership Platforms”
3. This Week on the Online Trainer Show
The Online Trainer Show is proud to be sponsored by PT Distinction. After carefully reviewing all the major software platforms, we recommend PT Distinction because it offers a unique combination of flexibility, coaching tools, and ease of use. That’s why we use it in Online Trainer Coaching, our personal training business developed to support people like you working in the fitness industry.

Click here to get a full 60-day FREE TRIAL to try PT Distinction with your own clients.
Here’s what podcast cohosts Jonathan Goodman, Carolina Belmares, and Ren Jones talked about this week on the Online Trainer Show:

In Episode 72, How to Balance Your Day Job, Family, and Online Business, the team talks strategy for how to balance demands on your time while running your online training business.  

In Episode 73, How to Renew the Clients You Should Be Getting, learn how to communicate with clients and deliver great service so they'll never want to leave you, plus simple steps to boost your renewals.

You’ll find every episode here:

--> The Online Trainer Show
Quote of the week

“You can’t be committed to your dream and your comfort zone at the same time.” —Yegor Adamovich, OTA-2 Sales Coach
P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are 3 ways we can help you:

1. Grab a free copy of The Wealthy Fit Pro’s Guide to Online Training
It’s your blueprint to building a fitness or nutrition business online. --> Click here

2. Join the Online Trainers Unite Group and connect with other online trainers  
It’s our Facebook community where fitness and nutrition pros like you can share insights and advice about starting or running a successful coaching business online.
--> Click here

3. Join the Online Trainer Academy
Our world-class certification course is everything you need to responsibly and profitably coach fitness or nutrition online. --> Click here


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