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Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 3

Sherri Bike1 200x300 Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 3The sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

Over the last 2 weeks, we’ve discussed the sport of triathlon and provided some tips for the most dreaded leg of a Triathlon, the swim.  Now that we’ve got that behind us hopefully you have inspired your clients and they believe they can get to the finish line of a Triathlon THIS summer. 

Today we are going to tackle the second leg of a triathlon, the bike ride. This discipline is probably the least intimidating for most people, most of us have rode and owned a bike at some point in our life so there’s some muscle memory there.

Let’s chat about your equipment options for the bike portion of a triathlon

  • Bike - Obviously you are going to need a bike but the type and cost of bike is totally up to you and there are no rules to the type of bike that must be used in a Tri.  You can even use that old, rusty mountain bike you have sitting in the garage as long as the brakes work! I would suggest a tune-up just to make sure everything is working and make the event a little easier for you. If you want to try this out before you actually purchase a bike, many bike shops will rent bikes and you can always check around to see if you have any friends of comparable size that would let you borrow their bike.  The price range on a bike varies considerably anywhere between $200 up to $10,000 for the professional road bikes.  I’ve found that a road bike in the range of $1000-$2000 will be a good quality bike that will perform well for the average triathlete and you can also look on Craigslist because there are often some pretty amazing deals available.
  • Helmet – Any helmet will do as long as it is approved by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)—fortunately, this is true of virtually all helmets sold in the U.S. these days.  A more pricy, quality helmet will offer more vents and will be more aerodynamic.  Helmets a requirement for all Triathlons so no way to avoid it.  Plus I’ve had way too many friends go down hard on their bikes saved only by their helmet!  You’ll also probably want sunglasses while riding to avoid any irritation due to wind, rocks or pollen.
  • Shoes – If you are just starting the sport of triathlon, you will most likely wear the same running shoes for both the bike and run portion of the event.  But as you advance, you will notice that more serious triathletes and cyclists wear cycling cleats that actually clip into their pedals for better performance on the bike and then they switch into their running shoes for the run portion.  Even though you have to take the time to switch shoes, you more than make up for that time in your faster bike splits because a greater amount of force you produce is transferred to the pedals when you are wearing cleats.
  • Toe clips or Lock-in pedals – If you are new to Cycling and Triathlons, you will feel most comfortable using just a traditional pedal – meaning you just place your foot on top of the pedal and push and you are not locked into the pedal in anyway.  This is safer because if you need to quickly stop, you can easily touch down however, it is not as efficient.  As you advance, you may consider trying toe clips.  This type of pedal has a cage that you insert your running shoe into and then tighten the straps so that your foot is positioned tightly against the pedal and minimizes the force that you lose as you pedal.  This is better than just a traditional pedal however, you have to practice and feel comfortable preparing for a stop by loosening the straps so you can quickly get your foot out of the pedal to touch down.  The more serious cyclist and triathlete will advance to lock in pedals – a mechanism similar to skils that has your cycling cleat locked into the pedal.  This is the most efficient type of pedal but will require practice to quickly twist your foot to remove it from the pedal when you need to stop.
  • Cycling Shorts – A specialized short with padding will make your training rides a lot more comfortable.
  • Maintenance equipment (tubes, air pumps, chain lube etc.) – Your local bike ship will have everything you need and most offer free bike maintenance classes to teach you everything you need to know to fix flats and take care of your bike.

Bike Training Tips:

  • Bike Fit – Probably one of the most important things you can do is invest in a professional bike fit.  It will make your rides more comfortable, increase your performance and minimize your risk for injury.  Most bike shops will offer this and you can check around to see who has the best reputation for this service.
  • Bike 2-3x/week – Start by gradually increasing your distance until you can comfortably cycle the distance you are training for.  Once you have mastered the distance, then you can start to incorporate speed intervals and/or hill training to work on your strength and performance. For someone cycling three days per week, I typically like to see one longer endurance ride at an easier pace, one moderate distance and intensity ride and one shorter and harder ride.
  • Understand the terrain of your event – If it is a hilly ride, be sure to train the hills so you are mentally and physically prepared for the inclines.
  • Consider joining a cycling or triathlon training club to add variety and good solid instruction to your training.

We are hosting a late season Triathlon Club that you could try out. Find the details HERE.

Also, if you are looking for a group to do some running train with, we are starting a Running Clinic on August 14th.

Stay tuned next week as we review equipment needs and training for the running portion.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

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Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 2

The sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

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Last week we discussed the various distances in the sport of Triathlon. My hope is by the end of this series, you will inspire many clients to try a triathlon this season so go ahead and share this info with them!

Today we are going to tackle the first of the three disciplines, swimming. For most considering trying a Triathlon, the swim portion is the part that freaks them out the most so today, I hope to give you a boost of confidence and help you realize that you can do this!

Let’s start with some of the equipment you will need for the swimming portion:

  • Goggles – you need these so you will be able to put your face in the water and still see where you’re going.  With that said, I do know some people that finished a Triathlon without using goggles or putting their head in the water at all by using the side or breast stroke. So if putting your face in the water makes your nervous, don’t let that detour you.
  • Swim cap – this is most important for those of youtrans Help Clients With Triathlon Training   Generate Revenue   Part 2with mid length and long hair to keep it out of your face.  In a race you will be required to wear a cap for safety reasons so organizers can see where all the swimmers are.
  • Bathing Suit – haven’t heard of any nude Tris in the area but this is the NW!
  • Wet Suit – These rubber suits will keep you warmer, more buoyant and faster in the water but not a necessity to completing a triathlon. Many triathlon shops will allow you to rent a Wet Suit so you can try one out before you make a purchase.  Some people don’t like the idea of having to stuff themselves inside a wet suit and some say wet suits make them feel a little claustrophobic while others couldn’t imagine swimming in open water without a wet suit so it really is a comfort thing. A local spot to rent and purchase wet suits in our area is http://www.athleteslounge.com/
  • You can also invest in various training tools including kick boards, hand/leg fins and pull buoys to add variety to your workouts and enable you to focus on various aspects of your technique.

Swim Training Tips:

  • Get a swim coach or join a swimming club at your local pool: Since swimming takes place in a fluid environment that is 1000x more dense than air, any minor flaw in technique is magnified significantly and slows you down tremendously. A swim coach who can provide you with simple instructions to keep your body streamlined and minimize drag is absolutely critical.  Tips that helped me the most are:
    • Keep your head down looking at the bottom of the pool.
    • Really stretch and reach your arm forward before you ‘catch and pull the water’
    • Keep your arm in front of your shoulder and close to your body so your thumb almost brushes the side of your body
    • Use your core as you rotate your torso side to side
    • Kick from your hips
  • Practice swimming free-style but it’s ok to include other strokes as well to improve your feel of the water and balance out your body.
  • Learn to bi-lateral breathe which means you breathe every 3rd stroke to both the right and left sides. It helps to keep you in a straight line and eliminates muscle imbalances.
  • You must practice swimming in the open water. It will better simulate race conditions and help avoid any panic attacks on race day. I know quite a few competitive swimmers who only practiced in the pool and then had a horrible race day swim because they weren’t used to that environment. In our area, popular spots to train for Open Water swimming are Frenchmans Bar, Klineline Salmon Creek, Battleground Lake and Blue Lake. My only suggestion is to watch the water safety reports and use Swimmers Itch Guard if you are prone to getting bites in fresh water conditions.
  • When you are open water swimming, you have to Practice ‘sighting’ – There are no lines on the bottom of a lake to keep you swimming straight.  You must use a fixed object on land, like a big tree or building in front of you to keep you focused and on a direct path.

I would suggest swimming 2-3x/week. Start by gradually increasing the number of laps you can swim without stopping until you get to 1000-1500m.  Then you can start to incorporate speed drills to work on your power in the water.  Once you are able to swim the distance of your Triathlon, I would suggest your swim workouts include one endurance workout (swimming without stopping), and 1-2 swim interval workouts that incorporate technique and speed drills.

We are hosting the Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon, Duathlon and Kids Triathlon on Sunday July 20th as a fundraiser for the Children’s Center.  This event is perfect for new Triathletes because the ½ mile swim is in a calm section of the Columbia river at Frenchmans Bar so you get to swim with the current. Many of those fearful of the water love that if they just floated in the water, they’d get to the finish line in about 30 minutes and at any point, they can wade to the shore and touch down if they need a break.  The bike is a 12.5 mile flat ride and the 3.1 is on a flat, paved trail.  You can also donate an additional $25 to Children’s Center and get Charity VIP waive which means you get the best transition spot and get to start before everyone else. We also offer a Relay option, a Duathlon division and a Kids Race plus there will be a live band making it a really fun party!

You can register HERE.

You can find other Triathlon distances by visiting either of the following websites.

www.racecenter.com
www.active.com

Stay tuned next week as we review equipment needs and training for the biking portion.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

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Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue

IMGL6304 300x200 Help Clients With Triathlon Training   Generate RevenueThe sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

Let’s start by telling them about the different Triathlon distances. In a typical triathlon, the first event is a swim, then you bike and then you finish with a run. Many think of the Ironman when they think of Triathlon but this just happens to be one of the various types of Triathlons and definitely not one you really want to start with.

Sprint or Short-Distance Triathlon:

The approximate distances are 750-800m Swim (1/2 mile swim) / 20km Bike (12.5 mile bike) / 5km Run (3.1 mile run).  This triathlon distance is experiencing the greatest growth most likely because it’s a manageable distance for the general population and will keep you in great shape without consuming your entire life. I prefer the title “Short-Distance Triathlon” since this event is so popular amongst recreational triathletes and the general population and as one of our clients said so perfectly “I don’t know why they call it a Sprint Triathlon because there will be no sprinting going on in my race!”

Olympic Triathlon:

1500m Swim (1 mile swim) / 40km Bike (25 mile bike) / 10km Run (6.2 mile run). This triathlon distance is the one you will see at the summer Olympics. This is a good challenge after you’ve mastered the Sprint Triathlon and will require a higher commitment to your training.

Half Ironman:

2km Swim (1.2 mile swim) / 90km Bike (56 mile bike) / 21km Run (13.1 mile run – Half Marathon). This distance is an incredible challenge but often more manageable than the full Ironman Distance and a good stepping stone distance to the ultimate challenge.

Ironman:

3.8km Swim (2.4 mile swim) / 180km Bike (112 mile bike) / 42km Run (26.2 mile run – Marathon) The ultimate test of your fitness and often on the bucket list of many triathletes. Training for this distance is often a year-long process and will consume many hours of your life so commitment and support from your friends and family is key.

Kids Triathlon:

Most Triathlons also offer a Kids Distance so make it a family affair and introduce your kids to this awesome sport and an active lifestyle.

When designing a program for a Triathlete wanna-be, we often will start with solo events like local fun runs or bike rides. Then you can start combining activities and registering for local duathlons that combine biking and running.  Another great way to get into the spirit of Triathlon initially without having to tackle the whole thing yourself is to sign up as a relay team with a few friends, family members or co-workers.  Each of you can take one of the legs (swim, bike or run) and think of it as great active and fun quality time. Often that will inspire someone to try the whole thing the following year.

We are hosting the Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon, Duathlon and Kids Triathlon on Sunday July 20th as a fundraiser for the Children’s Center.  This event is perfect for new Triathletes because the ½ mile swim is in a calm section of the Columbia river at Frenchmans Bar so you get to swim with the current. Many of those fearful of the water love that if they just floated in the water, they’d get to the finish line in about 30 minutes and at any point, they can wade to the shore and touch down if they need a break.  The bike is a 12.5 mile flat ride and the 3.1 is on a flat, paved trail.  You can also donate an additional $25 to Children’s Center and get Charity VIP waive which means you get the best transition spot and get to start before everyone else. We also offer a Relay option, a Duathlon division and a Kids Race plus there will be a live band making it a really fun party!

Register HERE!

You can find other Triathlon distances by visiting either of the following websites.

Stay tuned next week as we review equipment needs and training for each of the 3 legs.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

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Also, sign up right here on my blog to receive my FREE 20 min streaming video where I reveal my top 5 revenue generating secrets. This video WILL help you bring in more clients and more revenue. Don’t miss it!

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6

Our annual 6 week Spring Makeover Challenge allows our clients to participate in a fun, friendly team competition to help them shed that extra winter layer that most of us put in during the cold, dark rainy days.  Each of our trainers recruit team members and we all compete against each other to see who can ramp it up the most and achieve the best results.  There’s nothing like a little peer pressure to get you to do what you need to do to reach your goals.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 5 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review past articles HERE and share the different plans with your clients to see which work best for each of them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Lacy Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6

Today, I am sharing with you Lacy Aregger’s approach to fast and effective fat loss. Lacy holds an Associates in Applied Science for Fitness Training with Honors and is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and a Power House!

Rules for Successful Weight Loss:

  • Water - Drink half your body weigh in ounces each day, plus an additional 20 ounces with each hour of exercise.
  • Workoutstrans Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6 - Complete at least 150 min of cardio with one of those to be a high intensity, interval training workout (ex. 30 seconds run, 30-1 minute walk).  Complete 2 strength training workouts hitting all injury free muscle groups, and 2 mobility/stretching/yoga days each week.  These are the American Council of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) health recommendations.
  • Food – Eat Whole Foods!  Nothing processed, just pure and from their natural source.  5+ servings of vegetables, 2-3 servings of fruit, 1/2 cup-1cup of unprocessed grains, lean protein and heart healthy fats should be the center of your diet.  Read labels!  If you can’t grow it or make it yourself, put it back on the shelf.
  • Eat every 3-4 hours.  By this time, your stomach will have digested and emptied your previous meal.  Keep stoking your fire!
  • Sleep – A well rested 8 hours will give your body time to rest, rebuild and refuel for the next day.  Keeping up with sleep will keep your metabolism revving by keeping you active and alert all day.
  • Stay Active!  Opt for the far parking spot, take the stairs and put some umph in that step!

Six weeks will go by fast!  Stick to these guidelines as closely as possible, ask questions, and surround yourself with support and you will surely leave this challenge feeling better than ever.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 5

When it comes to your clients’ health and fitness goals, there are a lot of different ways for them to achieve the same results.  At Northwest Personal Training, we host an annual Spring Makeover Challenge when our clients and trainers compete against each other using different approaches to maximize fat loss in a 6 week period.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 4 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review past articles HERE and share the different plans with your clients to see which work best for each of them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 5You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Cindy Weight Loss Challenge   Week 5

Today, I am sharing with you Cindy Shrum’s approach to fat loss.  Cindy is a NCSF Nationally Certified Personal Trainer and a USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach. She has competed in various Triathlons including the Canadian Ironman and definitely understands the importance of proper training and nutrition to enhance performance, energy and results.

Exercise – Calories Out

  • Schedule your time for exercise and stick to it! Make it as important as any other appointment.trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 5
  • Cardio, 5-6 days a week. 30-60 minutes. Start where you are and increase the amount of time and/or the intensity. Think intervals!  An example:  If you are walking, don’t mosey! Walk at a moderate pace, intentional and focused for 3 minutes and then walk fast for 1 minute.
  • Strength Training, 2-3 times a week!
  • Add in more over-all activity. This is different from the exercises you will be doing. Take the stairs, park your car farther away from the store, play at the park, etc. Be creative! Challenge yourself to find new ways to be active.
  • Rest! At least once a week. Let your body have time to recover. Take a day off from exercise. This doesn’t mean sitting on the couch all day. You can be active but these days should not elevate your heart rate and should be activities with little to no impact.
  • Every workout should begin with a minimum 5 minute warm-up. Utilize any dynamic stretch that replicates the movements you will be performing such as a slow walk or jog, easy lunges, knee hugs, straight leg walk (toy soldiers), side knee lift…
  • Every workout should end with a minimum 5 minute cool down. Continue to move through a range of motion as your heart rate comes down. After your heart rate has started to return to normal conclude your workout with several static stretches. Get into a stretch with only mild discomfort, but no pain and hold the position for a minimum of 10-15 seconds.

Nutrition – Calories In

  • Drink when you first wake up: One 8 oz. glass of hot water with juice from ½ lemon and an optional dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Be sure to drink eight to ten, 8 oz glasses of water EVERY DAY!!! (64-80 oz or half your body weight)
  • Eat 3 meals with 2 or 3 snacks.
  • Take a high quality multi-vitamin and fish oil.
  • Plan – Prepare – Pack!  It’s not a diet, it’s a plan.
  • No alcohol (if necessary, no more than the equivalent of two glasses of wine a week.)
  • Feel empowered by making conscience decisions about what and when you eat. Be the Master of Food, not the Slave to Food.
  • No “Food” rewards. The reward is in a healthier and happier you! However, it’s good to have rewards but make them something other than food.
  • Food Journals = Write it down, write it down, write it down! Track and record all your calories.
  • Weigh and/or measure all your foods.  Know your portions.
  • Think “Real” Food = Keep your food as close to its original state as possible. Consume more whole foods, and make the highest percentage of your diet plant-based.
  • Read the labels! Know what it is going to cost you in calories. Is it equitable for the serving size?Is nutritionally beneficial?
  • Will it satisfy and keep you feeling full?
  • Is there a better choice?
  • Limit processed foods, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colors, and sodium.
  • Think whole grain, high fiber, nutritionally dense

Some of Cindy’s group is also following a modified version of the 17 day Diet.  Here is a summary of that approach:

“The 17 Day Diet is about cutting out sugar, sticking to low – glycemic fruits and vegetables and eating lean proteins. Drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself physically active are also very important aspects of the 17 Day Diet. Probably the most “controversial” part of the 17 Day Diet is its Cycle 1 where all sugar and carbs (with the exception of some fruits and veggies) are banned in order for rapid weight loss to occur. During this cycle, toxins are released from the body and hopefully cravings for the “bad stuff” cease. During Cycle 2 and 3 of the 17 Day Diet, more complex carbs are introduced such as grains and starchy vegetables such as potatoes. Cycle 4 is about living your life and eating in moderation. Creating a healthy lifestyle and sticking to it is the theme of this “diet”. Is the 17 Day Diet a healthy diet?  The 17 Day Diet appears to be well -balanced, realistic in its approach and the foundation of a long-lasting manageable lifestyle that promotes nutrition, physical activity and enjoying life to the fullest.”    
~ From 17DDBlog.com ~

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL!  Let us give YOU the systems that we know will work.

Also, sign up right here on my blog to receive my FREE 20 min streaming video where I reveal my top 5 revenue generating secrets. This video WILL help you bring in more clients and more revenue. Don’t miss it!

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