A Typical Day in the Life of an Equinox T3+ Trainer

A Typical Day in the Life of an Equinox T3+ Trainer

I was asked by my recruiting team to chart out a typical day in my life so new trainers or those considering a career in personal training can get a glimpse of what to expect. I've been lucky over the years to expand my work to also include group fitness, massage therapy, corporate wellness, blogging and mentoring. I should note, this a real, typical day in "this" Equinox Tier 3+ Trainer's life. I don't speak for Equinox or other trainers. Just me. And yes, I change my clothes A LOT during the course of day depending on what I'm doing. Ok, here we go.  

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What We Can Learn from Metabolic Testing

What We Can Learn from Metabolic Testing

I'm a big fan of knowing what's going on with my body. And if there are simple, affordable tests I can take that can give me useful, actionable data to improve my health and inform my fitness program I'm all for it. So I recently engaged a local office of DexaFit to obtain a Dexa Scan Body Composition Analysis, RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) Test, V02 Max Test and  Fit3D Posture Scan. In this post I outline what I learned from these tests and how I am applying that knowledge to optimize my fitness program. I've also included links to my full reports and photos from my experience to help you decide if similar testing makes sense for you.

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So You Want to Become a Personal Trainer?

So You Want to Become a Personal Trainer?

My clients and colleagues are often surprised to learn that I regularly take on mentees. Yes, I'm SUPER busy, but I enjoy working 1-on-1 with new trainers who need guidance, seasoned trainers who want to increase their businesses and fitness enthusiasts considering a career change into the training industry. Usually I get the question “Why would you help your competition succeed?” I don’t look at it that way. When we put community above competition we all win. So if you’re considering a career in personal training, are interested in exploring what it might be like to work as a top Equinox personal trainer or are a veteran trainer who needs a boost with better business-building or programming skills, feel free to contact me.

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