EP 110 - 5 Things for Personal Trainers to Know Before Their First Day
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
The sensation of completing your personal training certification is truly gratifying. Having invested in an education package, you have acquired a certification that opens doors to employment opportunities in the field of personal training. However, after six months of working at a gym, it becomes evident that the reality of being a personal trainer is more challenging than the enticing advertisements may have portrayed. In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D.(c), outlines five aspects that a prospective personal trainer may not fully grasp before embarking on their car ..read more
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EP 109 - Joe Alvarado | Creating Your Voice on YouTube
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
Connecting with your audience is more than just hitting the record button on your camera and going through the motions of instructing an online workout. One of the unique qualities of YouTube is the ability to identify and speak to your ideal audience member. This might sound different at first, but it helps you to develop your brand and coaching style. In a traditional gym, you are more likely to instruct at popular times when members are available, but on YouTube, you work on speaking to your ideal audience because it helps to develop your channel audience. For example, a channel that develo ..read more
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EP 108 - Four Things Fit Pros Need to Get Over for YouTube
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
As fitness professionals, we strive to spread positive, evidence-based information. However, sometimes this information may not be as marketable as what is popular on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube. In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, Tyler Valencia, Ph.D.(c), discusses the challenges that fitness instructors face when creating content for YouTube. For example, using buzzwords like "fat-burning" and "six-pack" can attract a larger audience. The key is to ensure that these terms are used only to attract viewers and then provide them with evidence-based practices ..read more
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EP 107 - YouTube is the SAME as Working in the Gym
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
There are indeed significant similarities between working in a gym and creating content for YouTube. In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D.(c), not only highlights these similarities but also emphasizes how your existing skills and experiences can be leveraged in both these domains. This validation of your abilities should boost your confidence and motivate you to explore new avenues for career growth. One of Tyler's similarities is between YouTube thumbnails and how we appear within a gym to potential clients. Thumbnails on YouTube are essentially window shopping, and ..read more
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EP 105 - Should Fit Pros Be Compensated for Admin Time
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
The fitness industry has some unique characteristics that make it stand out but also make it challenging to determine hourly wages. In the latest episode of the KIPS Podcast, the discussion is not about demanding higher wages for fitness instructors but rather about creating a dialogue between business owners, fitness managers, and instructors to find ways to generate more income and establish more consistent work schedules. Host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D. (c), talks about whether fitness instructors should be compensated for administrative work related to their instruction, including program devel ..read more
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EP 104 - Three Low-Key Tips with High Return
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
What are some tips for fitness instructors that you would never think of but can have a lasting impact on an individual's career? In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D. (c), shares his time as a fitness instructor working in gyms and different career-building activities that helped him at different moments. Tyler starts this episode by sharing how the tips discussed came together and then jumps into the benefits of personality type training. Personality typing is typically seen in other industries where employees are administered a questionnaire that helps diagnose wor ..read more
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EP 103 - Three Common YouTube Fit Pro Mistakes
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
YouTube is an ever-evolving platform that offers endless possibilities for creators to showcase their talent and reach a wider audience. However, succeeding on this platform takes time, effort, and patience. One of the keys to success on YouTube is to learn from your mistakes and continuously research the best practices that work for growing channels. It is essential to stay updated with the latest trends and tactics to enhance the quality of your content and increase your subscribers. In the latest episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, PhD(c), shares the personal experiences and ..read more
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EP 102 - Three Beginner Tips for Social Media in 2024
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
There are numerous videos and guides available that can teach you how to create high-quality social media content. These tutorials can show you how to edit, make cuts, add transitions, and more. However, what about the basics? Social media can be daunting for some, but it’s an ever-changing process where practices that worked five years ago are now outdated. In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D. (c), shares three beginner tips to help health, wellness, and fitness professionals gain confidence in their social media process. Social media can be a valuable tool for grow ..read more
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EP 101 - Admin Tips for Building a Successful Fitness Bootcamp
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
Running a fitness bootcamp can be a lucrative, rewarding, and time-efficient business avenue. Operating a business, though, comes with administrative duties. These tasks are often new skills that need to be developed and can often take away from our passion as fitness instructors, which is teaching health & fitness. In episode 101 of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, Ph.D. (c), pulls from his time running an outdoor bootcamp and shares administrative tips that kept his business running smoothly for four years.  Tyler provides a helpful tip on finding a platform to help you book s ..read more
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EP 100 - The Small Details of Growing a Fitness Career feat. Janice Jaicks
Personal Trainer Application Podcast
by Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists
6d ago
Every profession has its intricacies. These complexities require experience to navigate, and within them lies an opportunity for growth. Whether you are a group fitness instructor looking to build a community, a personal trainer trying to improve your sales skills, or an aqua instructor learning how to teach to an audience, each career path has its unique qualities that develop over time. But how can you speed up the process? How can you take a significant leap in the fitness industry as an entry-level instructor? In episode 100 of the KIPS Podcast, guest Janice Jaicks shares her experiences a ..read more
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