Last episode, we began our turning the tables and allowed Rachel Davidson, fellow FCM listener, to interview me! We discussed much of my personal experience that lead me to where I am today. We left on a cliff hanger when Rachel asked me when everything “clicked” for me as a fitness instructor. We will start there and continue to dive deeper into my experience specifically as a professional fitness instructor.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
Why start FCM?
Advice to new trainers
NEW Networking Website for Studio Owners and Fitness Professionals
Here’s the Complete List of Tips:
3:30 When everything “clicks”
6:00 Signs that signal you’re improving
11:00 Why I started FCM
15:00 Taking care of your “equipment” – your BODY
21:30 “Doing more by doing less”
22:30 Rachel’s explanation of Lagree
28:30 Hiring process, what I look for in hiring new teachers
36:00 Advice for an instructor looking for the right studio to work for
39:50 Common mistake of studio owners
41:30 Goals of FCM
43:30 FCM Community building
46:20 “Guest Wanted” – Listener requests, recommendations, questions for episodes or opportunities to contribute personally
50:20 Reach out for everyday questions, feedback, etc.
51:30 Power of word of mouth – tell your friends!
52:40 New website soon to come for business owners and fitness professionals alike – Fitterra (stay tuned!)
Other References in This Episode:
FCM Episode 21: How to Protect Your Body as a Fitness Professional with Dr. Jen Esquer
FCM Episode 25: How to Create Your Own Class with Shay Kostabi
FCM Episode 4: How to Develop a “Persona” with Shay Kostabi
Early access to Fitterra