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Guidelines for talking with clients about politics

August 20, 2018

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One of the stark differences between personal training and other healthcare providers is the communication frequency. Most don’t see any healthcare provider more than once every six months. If they do see them often, it’s usually only for a few months. Such as being in physical therapy, or needing some extra dental work done, where […]

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 […]

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.” […]

How personal trainers are doing in regards to automation

November 7, 2016

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A couple years ago I wrote a piece on dementia using artificial intelligence as a jumping point. I alluded to AI taking jobs, what’s commonly referred to as job automation. One way I framed this was artificial intelligence, or machines, can do a lot of things. Things we often consider very hard. You might have […]

My Client Services (expanding to Los Angeles and Orange County)

February 4, 2015

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The gist of all this is I’m going to be expanding my in-person services primarily from San Diego to also include Orange County and Los Angeles. You can email me if you’re interested, b-reddy@hotmail.com, or keep reading for more info. This was edited 6/26/15 to reflect my most recent availability. – For a long time […]

Don’t aspire to be the celebrity trainer

August 18, 2014

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Too many personal trainers decide their industry is only for the upper class. I’m looking at you who charges $100 an hour. You, with your underhand grip, swirling your wine, bragging how aged it is; looking down at me for drinking PBR in a can. [1] You who charges teenagers and their parents close to […]

Phone / Video consultations

August 4, 2014

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Most of my clients fit into one of a few different categories: Has no idea what they’re doing and genuinely needs someone to guide them through an exercise program. (Nutrition is sometimes a part of this.) “I’m afraid of hurting myself. There’s too much information out there and I’m lost.” Is tired of trying to […]