Vic’s Kettlebell Class: Part II

  Folks, Starting Wednesday 3/28/12, I will be starting a new evening KB class that will last 6 weeks.  This will be beginner class with emphasis on proper movement patterns, correctional exercises and of course, KB conditioning. My goal is to have a group of individuals who will train together at least one day per week; not just in the use of KB’s, but in the full aspect of functional training and design.  This will include assessment, program design, and of course, a group KB class.  You will be responsible for completing “homework” each week prior to the next class.  Homework will be posted in the KB area each week, simply said, you have another workout to complete for the week. The beginners class will start Wednesday 3/28/12 at 7PM and every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks (6 week program total).  Class will last approximately 75 minutes.  Total cost of the program will be $120.00 Please email vselvaggi@gmail.com if you are interested in joining. Thank you....

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...