Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 11/24/11

  Come join Tim for an early trot around Centennial Lake before a day of eating, football, festivities, and more eating!  From the fitness standpoint, its probably a good idea to get in a good workout before eating all that food.  Just sayin’.  All are welcome to join us.  Members, friends, family … even bring your dog!  Tim’s Great Danes will likely be present.  As always, Tim has promised coffee for those who need the caffeinated inspiration to get moving! Meeting Place: rt 108 entrance near the boat rentals Meeting Time:...

The Right Personality for Your Personal Trainer

    Written By David Johnston I have worked in commercial gyms for years now, and have watched every sales tactic and technique imaginable when it comes to personal training. Often times, a new client is presented with a questionnaire asking about their preferences regarding a personal trainer– “Would you prefer adisciplinarian type, or an empathetic type?” I always thought the question was the silliest question in the world– until I started watching other personal trainers with their clientele. See, here’s the deal with personal trainers: they are typically commission-only. Which means, when they’re not training a client, they are making no money at all. Which means they are intensely interested in acquiring a client in the first place, and by all means never offending that client. We are taught in the sales world to “never say no”– if you want to close a sale, you should always be cheerful, agreeable, and always tell the client what they want to hear, even if you later have to modify it to something slightly different. And most personal trainers approach their new clients in this manner: they are passive, borderline fearful of offending the prospective client, for fear that they won’t close the sale. And then once they have that client, they are afraid to be blunt, to “tell it like it is”, for fear of losing the client. But here’s the problem: you are hiring a trainer. This means, you are seeking out guidance and leadership from a qualified professional to help take you to a level of health and fitness you admittedly can’t get to on your own. Can...