Take charge of your cravings and make them work for you!

saladHere is a great article which covers cravings we often have for certain foods.  Here is a sample of the cravings and what your body may be looking for that are covered in the article:

  • Salty foods
  • Chocolate
  • Sugary snacks and starches
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Fatty foods

Click to link to read the whole article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/food-cravings/#axzz2spsx3cBR

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April Awareness Promotion – One-on-One Session with Carey

Carey K - rounded corners 2014During the month of April, we at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA want to bring awareness to the importance of proper technique and correct body movements.  Ever wonder why certain exercises leave you with aches and pains? Or do you feel you are not getting the most out of your workouts?

Book an appointment with kinesiologist, Carey Kaplan today, and take advantage of our promo deal – only $35+tax for a one-on-one session!

This individualized attention, in our private Kitsilano studio, will help get your body moving the way it’s supposed to!   She’ll teach you proper techniques so you can continue being active and leading that healthy lifestyle.  Call today to book your appointment : (six-zero-four)-736-9858.

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New KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Shirts & Hoodies Available tomorrow!~

Our NEW t-shirt design for KINESIOLOGISTS.CA will be available tomorrow (March 13 2014)!   We’ll have regular neck and V-neck as well as zip-up hoodies available! Limited supplies!

T-Shirt Layout (2014) - FINAL

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KIN Marketing Tip of the Week (March 10, 2014): Time to check out your schedule!

marketing101KIN Marketing Tip of the Week: Time to check out your schedule!

Does your schedule reflect your PT business goals? Or, do you find yourself playing games on your phone or trolling Facebook and getting absolutely nothing done during less busy times of the day? If you answered yes, then it is time to get yourself a day journal, a ‘to do’ app on your phone, use Google calendar, or even an assistant if that is in your budget.

Having a daily schedule is great for most, but not for all. If you plan to grow your PT business, then time is of the essence. Clients rarely come to you. There will be times when you are very busy and everything is rockin’ and then 3 clients go on holidays, get injured or have emergency surgery, and your schedule is now wide open and your monthly income drops significantly.

If you schedule your time, you will have time to concentrate on things that may only need an hour a week of your attention. For example, maybe you’ve wanted to expand your training to include kids, but have been too ‘busy.’ Schedule to in your calendar to research and pursue the idea – insurance, feasibility, equipment, location, advertising, competition.

During the mid-day (because we all trainers know between 2-4pm is a slow time of day), and after your research is done, why not try a 4-week ‘Get Fit Kid’ program in your local neighbourhood? Those kids will have a blast and you may be able to charge a very low fee. Keep it to 45 minutes. And remember, out-of-shape parents bring their kids – can you say ‘potential leads’? And kids are an untapped market these days. Think kiddie bootcamp, but super fun!

Training during typical slow times not only keeps you on track to your financial goals for your PT business, but keeps you in the spotlight and your name out there.

So, next time you are playing Flappy Birds on your phone, remember, there is another trainer out there killing it in their PT business because they scheduled their time wisely!

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Simplified BCRPA Weight Training ICE Process Diagram

We have answered many questions regarding how to complete the paperwork for the BCPRPA Weight Training ICE package.  So, here is my simplified diagram of the whole process.  Need to complete your ICE?  We are always available (604-736-9858 or info@kinesiologists.ca).

BCRPA Weight ICE Proceedure 2014


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KIN Marketing Tip of the Week: The New Client Checklist

marketing101Most experienced trainers will have a Client Checklist.  You know, the checklist when you first meet with a client to discuss goals, history and training availability. 

Well, it doesn’t end there. There are a great number of additional items that need to be completed in order to maintain an excellent level of client care.  It is important to have appropriate systems and processes in place to maintain a professional image. Looking after the details is a large part of what convinces a client to re-sign.

Start with devising a checklist for each client file. This is a great way to make sure all clients have filled out all the proper paperwork and received all promised promotional offers. It is all in the details – the extra added values develop a long-term relationship with your clients.

Here is what a typical New Client Checklist consists of:

  • Client file folder
  • Client information package (includes cancellation policy and session expiry dates)
  • Personal Training Contract
  • Completed PAR-Q
  • Completed Lifestyle Questionnaire
  • Completed Medical History Questionnaire (optional)
  • Copy of the client receipt of payment
  • Thank you card / email sent
  • Recipe card for birthday
  • Resources sent to client (chiropractor, physiotherapist, naturopath)
  • Client referral process explained and email sent

Be sure to thoroughly review all completed clients forms before the first training session – make the trainer initials the bottom of each page of each form.  A few years ago, one trainer failed to review the PAR-Q after it was completed and did not notice a YES answer to one of the 7 questions.  Fortunately, no serious health issue resulted, because the liability would have been squarely on the trainer.

Using a checklist before/after the first client meeting will ensure your paperwork is up to date and your client receives excellent customer service. And remember, for legal purposes, all documentation/signed paperwork needs to be kept on file for 7 years.

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