LTB Podcast

LTB Podcast

The Lift the Bar Podcast is a place where personal trainers can gain education, insight and knowledge from other personal trainers. It's aim is to provide personal trainers with the know-how and inspiration to build the kind of career they want to build. Every week the show will feature interviews with fantastic guests who are at the top of their game in different areas specific to helping personal trainers.

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January 25, 2022 141 min
Emma Storey-Gordon, @esgfitness, joins Stuart for today's episode. They discuss how to run a successful online group training programme. How to set one up, how long to run it for, how to price it, how to sign clients up and onboard them plus tips for building a thriving community are covered in this episode.   

 

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  • Website: https://esgfitness.co.uk/ 
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esgfitness/?h...
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    Greg Smith, owner of Core Results in Chichester, joins Stuart for today's episode. They discuss dealing with the ups & downs of being a PT, why he's stuck with PT for such a long time, his advice to a new trainer, approaching people on the gym floor, becoming financially literate and much more.  

     

    Find Out More About Greg:

  • Website: https://www.coreresults.co.uk/ 
  • Email: greg@coreresults.co.uk
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    Dan Smith, founder of Dan Mac Fitness and Head of Mentoring & Education at Online Fitness Business, joins Stuart for today's episode. They discuss why coaches need to stop selling online coaching, how to feel less emotional about the highs and lows of business, handling a client loss, creating better client testimonials, improving your marketing messaging, transformation pictures and much more.

     

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    If you've ever wondered where your career as a personal trainer came from, this 2-part podcast series produced by Lift The Bar will teach you all about the history of this incredible profession. It'll take you back to the 1800s, where you'll meet a man called Louis Durlacher, who was one of the first known personal trainers. Then, it'll take you on a whirlwind tour of the key events that have shaped the career of pe...

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    If you've ever wondered where your career as a personal trainer came from, this 2-part podcast series produced by Lift The Bar will teach you all about the history of this incredible profession. It'll take you back to the 1800s, where you'll meet a man called Louis Durlacher, who was one of the first known personal trainers. Then, it'll take you on a whirlwind tour of the key events that have shaped the career of pe...

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    Maggie Elliott, owner of Spark Life UK joins Stuart for this episode. They discuss how she would make the fitness industry a more welcoming and inclusive place, what the anti-diet movement is, how to find the middle ground between weight loss coaching and not perpetuating diet culture, local business outreach and what she feels makes a great PT session.

     

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    Mike Waywell, of the facility owner mentoring company Gym Ownr and Steel Habitat gym in Liverpool, joins Stuart for this episode. They discuss why customer service can make you stand out from the crowd, using a low barrier to entry offers like a trial or challenge to get in leads, advice for 1st time FB ad users, the copy and creatives Gym Ownr are seeing working just now on ads and the importance of having mentors.

     

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    In this reposted episode, Stuart talks to Travis Pollen about whether or not there are "good" and "bad" exercises, as well as how to do initial assessments with personal training clients.

     

    Find Out More About Travis:

  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitness_pollenator/ 
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  • Website: http://bit.ly/2PsSSLR 
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/
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    In this reposted episode, Stuart talks to Dr. Yoni Freedhoff who is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. They discuss why a compassionate approach to obesity is absolutely necessary, how to help your clients manage their weight, reducing scale weight importance, whether education changes behaviour, childhood nutrition and much, much more.

     

     

     

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    In this episode of the podcast, we have a reposted episode with Maggie Elliott from Spark Fitness to discuss how she's built a successful mobile training PT business. Stuart and Maggie discuss her business, how she transitioned from teaching to PT, how she overcomes some of the challenges associated with mobile PT and her "one client at a time and make sure everyone knows about what I'm doing" mindset for marketing.

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    In this reposted episode, Stuart speaks to Chad Landers about what it's been like being a trainer for 25 years, why the relationship you have with your clients is so important, client retention, scope of practice and what he'd tell his younger self about being a successful personal trainer.

     

    Find Out More About Chad:

  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chadlanders/ 
  • Website: https://pushprivatefitness.com/ 
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    This is a reposted episode where Stuart welcomes Dr. Quinn Henoch to the show. Quinn is an internationally recognized physical therapist, author, presenter, and coach.  In this episode, they discuss how his approach to injuries & rehab have changed since he graduated in 2013, why he doesn't like the term mobility, how he would approach correcting a hip shift in a squat and much more.

     

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    In this reposted episode, Stuart chats to Molly Galbraith of Girls Gone Strong.   Topics Covered: -- How her experiences have guided how she works with the clientele of GGS -- How GGS used to think every single woman should strength train -- What are GGS doing to address the gap that exists between people taking part in fitness and not -- What can the PT do better when it comes to training coaching women -- How to navigate a conve...
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    In today's episode, we have a reposted episode with Sukh Sidhu from Online Fitness Business. Stuart and Sukh cover the realities of running a business, challenges with setting up and keeping the momentum of online personal training, where most trainers are going wrong when they enter the online PT world and Sukh's new venture called Open Coach.

     

     

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  • Website: https://onlinefitnessbusiness.com/ 
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    In today's reposted episode, Stuart talks to Dr. John Berardi. They discuss career direction and making sense of where you want to go, as well as touching on not feeling like you're doing enough and how to use social media as a personal trainer (check below if you'd like to see specific timestamps!). John is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutriti...

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    In today's episode, we have a reposted episode Eric Cressey of Cressey Sports Performance. I can't imagine Eric will need much of an intro but just in case, he is the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities two facilities located in America.  He's helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a vari...
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    If you're a Personal Trainer, the chances are pretty high that you'll work with people who have weight loss based goals. This reposted episode from back in Jan of 2019, talks about how to better understand everything to do with helping our clients lose weight. 

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  • Why Gregg has decided to focus on business as one of his Q1 professional development goals.
  • What he's learnt in the process of creating his unders...
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    In this episode, we have a reposted episode with Nikki Strong. Nikki is a registered dietician, the owner of an online coaching company called Strong Nutrition and an assistant coach at Precision Nutrition's Level 2 programme. We get into how to help a resistant client, what something called the therapeutic alliance means and why understanding this helps build the relationship between you and your clients, and how she's got...

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    In this episode, Stuart chats to Nate Green, an author, a contributor to Men’s Health magazine and the Director of Content Marketing at Waking Up. They talk about his time going from a PT to a gym owner, questions to ask yourself before writing a post or blog, coming with content ideas, learning about your clients, what skills he'd recommend developing and much more.

     

     

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  • Website: https://nategreen.org/...
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    In this episode, we have a repost with Laura Vanderkam from two years ago. Laura is an author and host of a few different podcasts including before breakfast and best of both worlds. One of her published books is called "off the clock", which, as you might have guessed, is about time management and using our time to have a better life. That's what Stuart and Laura discuss. They talk through why time management is import...

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