3 Career Killers to Avoid in 2020

3 Career Killers to Avoid in 2020

Career Killer #1: Agree to provide a service in which you don’t excel Fitness is a reputation-driven industry. That means that to the consumer’s eye we are only as good as our last session/class/workout. We therefore need strive towards excellence and continually sharpen our saw. This includes hard skills such program design, movement patterns, exercise science, equipment and modalities as well as soft skills such as communication, trustworthiness, and empathy.  Instead I know how tempting it can be to jump at a new opportunity presented, especially is the money is good. Before saying “yes!” I invite you to consider the following:

Ready, Set, Launch!

Ready, Set, Launch!

Bonjour! I’ve been waiting for this moment for 9 months and I’m giddy with anticipation to finally bring into the world an opportunity to support my fellow health and fitness leaders more than ever before! If you’re craving phenomenal growth as a fitness leader thanks to a program full of optimism, trust, and solutions, then I’m excited to share the launch of my two programs: Catapult Your Career 1:1 mentoring for fitness professional looking to thrive in their careers!   Joie de Lead 1:1 coaching for leaders and managers looking to bring success and joy back to leadership!   Fitness Professionals

Giving and Receiving Feedback like a Pro

Giving and Receiving Feedback like a Pro

We’ve all been there – someone comes up to us at the worst possible moment and asks “Can I give you some feedback?” with a tone of voice we know means trouble. We put ourselves on defense and prepare for the inevitable. Most of us haven’t learned how to give and receive feedback in a manner that leads to the result we’re hoping for, and this leads to really uncomfortable conversations for everyone involved. Remembering that we build empathy from a place of integrity, the fastest way to grow out of our current comfort zone is to get better at asking

Does Education Always = Growth?

Does Education Always = Growth?

To answer the title question: No, it doesn’t. One fantastic and integral part of our industry is that fitness professionals and leaders are always hungry for education and learning. It’s probably what attracted us to the industry and only grew thanks to the Continuing Education Credit requirements of most foundational certifications. Our appetite for education being what it is and the plethora of learning options being what they are, it becomes challenging to ensure we spend our hard-earned time and money on the right education. Since we all want to grow from the education we invest in, here is the key

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 3

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 3

I created this blog series as a tool to help differentiate between quick burning fads and trends that have staying power. Don’t spend a moment of your precious time or a dollar of your hard-earned money before reading and reflecting on The Next Big Things: Top 3 Trends for 2020!  Over the past few weeks, I have shared with you my third and second place winners. Did you agree with my choices? If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, click here. Today, I am sharing the first place winner of the top trend of 2020! First Place:  Active Recovery

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020  Part 2

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 2

Rolling with the tide of trends is critical to our success in offering health and fitness as a service and we need to meet the wants of our customers. The trick is to identify how we can tweak our already established and available content, programs, and offers to connect with the consumer wants. This blog series is a tool to help differentiate between quick burning fads and trends that have staying power. Don’t spend a moment of your precious time or a dollar of your hard-earned money before reading and reflecting on The Next Big Things: Top 3 Trends for 2020!

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020

Keeping up with trends is an integral part of remaining relevant as a fitness professional, and trends are moving into and out of our industry faster than ever before.  As we approach the end of 2019, we will soon be bombarded by opinions on the hottest fitness trends coming to us from certifying bodies, industry associations, celebrities, and social media influencers alike. As Vice President of canfitpro, I was responsible for disseminating one of these trends reports for the Canadian fitness industry in a manner that I hoped helped fitness professionals make wise decisions about their education and programming.  I created

What do Fit Pros Want From Their Leaders?

What do Fit Pros Want From Their Leaders?

Before spending a dollar of your club’s money and an hour of your employee’s time, finding out what truly matters to their growth will ensure you both benefit from the education you subsidize.

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