Passing on information about an upcoming conference for a fellow fitness professional, Brenda Adams, and her company…
The 2019 PTC Conference is taking place May 3, 4 in Surrey. This conference is uniquely designed for Personal Trainers and is limited to 45 people. The event will give you 12 CECs (CFES and BCRPA)
This is like no other conference you’ve ever been to:
- Customized for Personal Trainers – It’s just for professionals that work one-on-one with clients and do small group training, no step classes here (although we do enjoy a good step class).
- Skills you can use tomorrow – The whole event is designed to maximize your learning, understanding, retention and implementation. After all, what good is a conference if you can’t implement what you’ve learned right away?
- Lots of Personal Attention – We keep our event small so you can actually get to know your fellow colleagues and have opportunities to ask our presenters questions, no 300 person ballrooms for you.
Here are the sessions for 2019:
- Increasing client retention – leveraging adult learning principles to increase your bottom line (Brenda Adams)
- Diet trends – navigating the fads & the fiction (Michal Ofer)
- Are your client’s overtraining or under-recovering (Brian Justin and Michal Ofer)
- Against all odds – adherence to behaviour change in a complex world (Laura Loudon)
- Building resiliency – what personal trainers have taught us (Brenda and Laura)
The low back blueprint (Brian)
- Your brand stand – Isabelle Mercier
Visit academy.theptcollective.com to read the session descriptions or to secure your spot.
How to Order the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam
Click this link to be taken to the page to order the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam: Click Here
Once you complete payment, an email will be sent to you, within 3 business days, containing detailed instructions on how to access the online exam.
After purchasing the exam, be sure you have access to the following on exam day:
- Photo ID
- Computer with internet access, webcam, microphone, and speaker
- Mirror or phone (to show beneath the desk and the walls
Still have questions? Feel free to call us at (six-zero-four) 372-3233 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you new to the fitness field and now working at a ‘Big-Box’ gym that had you sign a non-complete clause in an employment contract? Read this article (click here to read the full article: LINK).
Typically, when a trainer leaves an employer, they may be taking with them a list of loyal clients.
To prevent a loss of confidential information and unfair competition, the employer may draft restrictive terms to protect their business. For example – as the trainer, you may not contact any of your clients for 1 year or may not work for any company in the fitness field within 5-10 kms of the original business.
HOWEVER, our courts have been reluctant to enforce the terms in the contract – finding that they are by default impermissible restraints on trade.
Find yourself in this position? Seek legal advice before quitting the fitness field if you find yourself!
The following information is from the this article (and for more details): Click here
1. Make financial projections for the coming year
2. Tune up your strategic plan
3. Set up an advisory board
4. Get up to speed on online marketing
5. Use more technology in your business
6. Review your sales targets
7. Get your business processes down on paper
8. Clean up your place of business
9. Learn to take your time when hiring
10. Introduce a performance management system
11. Schedule regular meetings with your key suppliers
12. Plan you days ahead
This is another great article by Menno Henselmans: Click Here >>
What is the upper limit of training volume for gains?
Menno’s take-home message:
- Training to failure all the time is probably not a good idea.
- Training a muscle only once a week doesn’t cut it for trained individuals with higher volumes.
- Muscle size does not seem to change the training volume dose-response relation. Smaller and bigger muscles thus probably have similar optimal training volumes.
- When training to failure and performing all your weekly volume in one workout, doing more than 5-10 sets likely results in overreaching and sabotages your gains.
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