Because of the coronavirus shutdowns, gyms and fitness studios are facing the same challenges as many other businesses around the country: forced to lay off employees, pleading for leniency on rent or insurance payments coming due.
With widespread stay-at-home orders, they are using social media to stream their workouts. But many trainers are facing financial straits from a lack of paying clientele.
“I just think he’s tapped into the moment,” Ms. Ripa said in an interview. “He’s put the fun into working out and the community back into the lives of people. He’s made a great big alienated, desolate world feel very small, and all you need is your phone.”
From thinking you know better, to expecting miracles from one week of classes.
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With gyms closed, Mezheritzky got worried. “I felt like I was going to lose my business,” he says.
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The study highlights the benefits of promoting exercise at work. Whether this would be replicated on the scale required to improve population health meaningfully is far from certain.
As older people hit the gym in record numbers, demand rises for trainers in their 50s and 60s; ‘It’s hard for someone who’s young to understand'.
Having a personal fitness trainer may not be for everyone, for me it was the beginning of living a healthier life. As I have gotten older it is becoming even more important to me and the sacrifices I make in other areas of my life to continue affording the cost are paying great dividends.
In search of motivation, we reached out to ClassPass, a subscription service that offers access to gyms and studios across the city.
The company recently surveyed members to ask which of New York’s fitness instructors were the most motivating, or had made a difference in members’ lives. ClassPass shared the results with us.
Instead of paying hundreds of dollars a month to have someone cheer you on, use free online resources and group classes to stay motivated and learn how to do exercises right.
Ever wonder how your trainer keeps up with a full day of workouts and bootcamps? We did too — so we asked America’s hottest trainers how they handle their very active lifestyles. Here are their go-tos on everything from how they stay hydrated (with drinks like Bai Antiwater), what they wear to the gym, the latest tunes on their playlists, and more.
Having lots of Instagram followers doesn't make someone an expert.
The personal training and coaching industry has exploded in the last several years, and there are many poorly educated, albeit well-meaning, trainers who got into the job just because they love working out and “talking shop,” but without really having an understanding of what’s expected of you. After all, most popular certifications do an awful job of preparing you for the reality of the fitness industry. It’s extremely competitive, full of people promising things they can’t deliver. Here’s how to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack.
As the number of people looking to get in shape continues to grow at a rapid pace, the number of personal trainers has grown along with them. For those who love to stay active and would enjoy making a living by helping others achieve their fitness goals, becoming a personal trainer is the perfect career choice. It’s motivating, it’s fun, and with the right kind of business savvy it can be quite lucrative as well.
Personal trainer Kevin Richardson offers a dazzling proposition: He’ll get you fit in just 10 minutes a day, three days a week.
The hitch? It might be the worst 10 minutes of your life.
“You feel like you’re going to die,” he says. “And right before you actually die, it’s over.”
Personal trainers are frequently overworked, undertrained, and underpaid by their gyms. And you thought you were feeling the burn.
With so many wearable fitness trackers on the market, it’s not easy making a decision. So we checked in with a few of the fit, brainy folks at the Focus Personal Training Institute—a leading personal-training school and sleek workout facility in New York City— and asked what they’re wearing on their wrist. Here’s what we found on our visit.
Every trainer we spoke to says that communication is the key. “Just as you need guidance from your trainer to reach your goals, your trainer needs guidance from you to make sure they are making the session the best experience possible,” says Clarence. “You and your trainer are a team.
A qualified personal trainer can guide you safely through the process of getting or staying healthy and fit. And the services are more affordable than you might expect.
As you are probably aware, the personal fitness/training industry is a very competitive industry. Price competition is cutthroat.
This is a call to those of us in the fitness world to do a better job of making our world a little less intimidating to those entering it for the first time.
So, here is something that the casual reader of this blog may or may not know about me: In my other, non-psychology life, I’ve been working part-time for the past 2 years as a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor.
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