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How much money can a personal trainer make?

August 21, 2017

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I’ve previously covered the average personal trainer salary in The financial reality of being a personal trainer. In this post we’ll go outside the average and think about what’s a plausible maximum income. – General assumptions: You will work morning OR nights, but not both The fact is in a gym the middle of the day is largely […]

AI will not take all jobs- looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of sports

July 24, 2017

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It’s hard to go a few days without seeing yet another article about the impending doom of artificial intelligence. This doom is related to two arenas- Skynet Taking jobs Most AI researchers don’t take 1. seriously. Pedro Domingos, in The Master Algorithm, says “The chances that an AI equipped with the Master Algorithm will take over the […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #20

July 17, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Which footballers could beat Usain Bolt in the 100m? None…would even […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 4)

April 7, 2017

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Sensors are unlikely the future. If there is one, it’s vision. Our leg pressing study again- “The restrictions of the presented approach are […] it is not possible to observe other pre-conditions like, for example, the correct sitting position or placement of the feet, which would be important parameters for the application of the implemented models […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 3)

April 5, 2017

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Liability If an AI is now coaching people, telling them what’s too hard and what’s not, who is responsible when something goes wrong? Craig Venter, the most known name in genetics, did “the most thorough physical in the world” and likely gave himself prostate cancer. Who’s responsible for that? When the inevitable “Oh shit, we didn’t […]

The financial reality of being a personal trainer (part 2)

February 17, 2017

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This is a two part series: Part 1- The Negative Part 2- The Positive   The Positive Some careers are tough. Chefs come to mind. They always work more than eight hours per day; on their feet. They’re constantly trying out new techniques and learning, changing menus, things they aren’t getting directly paid for. The pay […]

The financial reality of being a personal trainer (part 1)

February 15, 2017

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This is a two part series: Part 1- The Negative Part 2- The Positive – The Negative According to the Bureau of Labor, in 2015 personal trainers made an average of $36,160 per year. Money, wealth, rich, poor, these can be quite relative. Making six figures in Manhattan will have some manhattanite turdbag saying they’re “barely getting by.” […]

A brief word on discrimination, diversity, and America in 2017

January 29, 2017

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The lens this site looks at the world through is human movement. Other than some healthcare policy this is not a political site, nor are there any aspirations to be one. I as much as anyone do not enjoy when non-political entertainment tries to go that direction. If you pretend to be other people for a […]