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Bev McCallum

As a Personal Trainer I want to make sure that whatever I’m doing with a client is right. The Personal Training Collective is where I can go to get my questions answered.

As a member of the PTC Mentorship Program I have quick access to all the experts and a true community of supportive personal trainers cialis prisfald. By being open, honest and real, The PTC experts are leading by example and showing the trainers it’s a safe place for them to also let go of their ego, to freely share, to help each other to ask for help.

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Who Are You To Share Your Expertise?

Who Are You To Share Your Expertise?

With a background as a Fitness Expert and a Life Coach I get to meet some pretty awesome people. I recently met a fellow Fitness Professional for coffee so that we could do some brainstorming, get to know each other better and see where our work could align. I’m all about collaborations and partnerships, I truly believe we are all more successful when we help each other (that’s a post for another time).

And what came up in our conversation has come up in a few different conversations recently and so I feel that it’s an important topic to write about. So, what did we talk about? We were talking about different ways that this Fitness Professional could generate income in her business. As a Personal Trainer it gets really exhausting training people one at a time (a similar experience that many Life Coaches face). You have to train a lot of people in a week to make a decent living. As I learned more about her background and her passion it seemed so clear to me, why don’t you offer workshops for other Fitness Professionals around these areas of expertise that you have? Her response, “can I do that”? Which was then followed up by questions around is she qualified, who would want to hear her speak, what does she have to offer? All those self-doubting questions.

That got me on my soap box in a real hurry….

You have your own unique blend of education, training and experience eriacta 100mg tablets. Nobody has the exact same combination. That makes you unique. That makes how you see things and interpret things unique;
Any time you teach a person something inevitably some of it will be new information and a lot of it will be things they’ve heard before. But as I’m sure all of you can appreciate, when you go to a learning event you don’t retain everything you hear and you certainly don’t apply everything. We remember and implement whatever information seems most relevant to our current circumstance. You take a similar workshop years later, your current circumstance is different and therefore what you remember and implement will also be different. Relearning information is actually really important;
You may describe something or say something with the exact words that someone in the audience needs to hear for that concept to make sense. Think about your own learning experiences. You likely learned about a topic from a few different people and there will be that one person who says it in such a way that your brain instantly gets it. You could be that light bulb moment for someone else.
And a few days later I was listening to a presentation by Suzanne Evans and she touched on a similar topic. One of the things she reminded us of is that to a second grader a third grader is a God. There will always be people who know more than you and there will always be people who know less than you. To the people who know more, there will likely be some reminders in what you say that they needed to hear. To the people who know less than you, they will be in awe with how much you have to offer and contribute.

So, regardless of your industry, there is always an opportunity to share your unique education and experience, to remind people of information that perhaps they have forgotten and to inspire the people who are following in your footsteps.

Who are you to share your wisdom, insight and expertise with others? Who are you not to?

P.S. If public speaking scares you to death, get help. Join a Toastmasters group, find a speaking coach, whatever you need to do so you can feel confident.

Brenda Adams | The PT Collective | Founder, Life Coach, Kinesiologist


With over 20 years in the fitness industry Brenda understands what it takes to thrive in
this industry. Through her unique combination of being a kinesiologist, life coach and
adult educator she brings together a set of skills and experiences that few in the fitness
industry have. She is passionate about helping other fitness professionals discover
what they need so they can thrive personally and professionally.

Should You Be Playing a Bigger Game?

Should You Be Playing a Bigger Game?

Last fall I attended my first Desire Map workshop. Our facilitator was Sandi Amorim (http://sandiamorim.com). There were so many things that changed my life in that workshop and one of the most profound was when Sandi shared a bit of a rant with us. A lot of coaches talk about playing a bigger game, the idea being that, to live an inspired life, fulfilling life we need to take bold actions and be outside of our comfort zone pharmaciepourhomme.fr. This idea was really made into a concrete framework by Rick Tamlyn (www.biggergame.com). Sandi’s comment was that if we are unhappy, disconnected, unhealthy etc. we are not in the emotional, mental, and physical place we need to be in order to take those bold actions. We need to be in a place of confidence and strength first.

I think this struck a chord with me because of the philosophy I have always taken when working with clients. That we need to master the basics first, we need the baby steps, the quick wins. We need to create small success and build momentum that will keep us inspired, motivated and energized.

How could you possibly do something that scares you a bit, something that stretches you, when you can’t even have the motivation or energy to eat a proper breakfast? How could you do things that challenge you when you can’t even stay committed to being physically active three times per week? You can’t. You need to have the have the mental, emotional and physical foundation first, before you make any other changes in your life. You need to be feeling good in your life.

I’m all for playing a bigger game, playing a bigger game on a solid foundation.
I would love to hear from you in the comments below. In your life right now, what’s the easiest thing that you could do to support your emotional, mental or physical health? Something that you could do in the next 24 hours….Something that would make you feel good.

Here’s mine: spending time outside with my family, taking pictures, exploring. It costs nothing, we can do it anywhere. It makes me feel connected and revived.

Brenda Adams | The PT Collective | Founder, Life Coach, Kinesiologist


With over 20 years in the fitness industry Brenda understands what it takes to thrive in
this industry. Through her unique combination of being a kinesiologist, life coach and
adult educator she brings together a set of skills and experiences that few in the fitness
industry have. She is passionate about helping other fitness professionals discover
what they need so they can thrive personally and professionally.

Create Some Business Karma

Create Some Business Karma

We believe that when we help others achieve their dreams, we create some serious business karma!  We don’t know when, we don’t know how, we just know it happens. When you help someone else, just for the pure reason that you can, the appreciation and joy that comes back is usually enough to make your heart overflow with gratitude.

Example….I’ve been so fortunate to get to know Gillian Goerzen over the past couple of years. She is an amazing fitness professional who is dedicated to disrupting the fitness industry (in a good way). We’ve had coffee dates, passing conversations at conferences and impromptu brainstorming phone calls. It’s a relationship that both her and I have been nurturing. Last year she wrote her first book, The Elephant in the Gym, and I got to read an advance copy. It was incredible! More to this story in a moment…

A few years back I took an online course with Jonathan Goodman (the Online Trainer Academy). I was so impressed with the content and the delivery that when Jonathan was looking for affiliate partners to help promote the course, I was all in. As a result I had the chance to have a one-on-one video chat with Jonathan to learn more about what he was up to (if you don’t know Jonathan, he is one of the most influential people in the Personal Training field). Jon is another person who is disrupting our field (in a good way).

Back to Gillian and her book….After reading it, my first thought was, ALL Personal Trainers NEED to read this book apotheke-zag.de. Gillian wrote it for the general public, but there was so much in there that could help personal trainers understand their clients better and be more effective in helping them.

So…..naturally, I needed to connect Gillian and Jon, these two disruptors that I admire and respect…and so I did. Gillian sent him a copy of her book, he read it, he loved it and wrote a fantastic testimonial to help promote it.

Did I have to connect Gillian and Jonathan? Nope.

Am I super stoked that two of our favorite people in the fitness industry are now connected and aware of each other? Yup.

And you just never know where those connections will lead…

Who do you know that you can help by building some connections? Reach out to them and offer to help, create some business karma.

I bet you want to know more about these two now…

Gillian Goerzen – The Elephant in the Gym

Jonathan Goodman – The Online Trainer Academy

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