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BridgeAthletic

At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.
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The Ins and Outs of Group Training

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:28:47 AM

If you're looking to implement group training in your facility or become a group class instructor, this next section highlights some key insights.

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Topics: Training Tips, Performance Trends

Training Trends & Methods

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:27:21 AM

Everyone always thinks they have the latest and greatest trend or new tool for training. But in a field that is vastly growing it can be hard to cut through the noise. And while many of the trends are great, you need to be able to figure out what best matches your values, training style and clients aspirations. So, let's take a look at the different trends people are talking about right now so you can find what might best fit for you.

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Topics: Training Tips, Performance Trends

Stay on The Cutting Edge of Technology

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:25:40 AM

Online Training

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Topics: Performance Trends

How To Handle Conflict

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:24:09 AM

We all run into conflict, as much as we may try to avoid it. But the way you handle that conflict can be an instrumental tool in how you define your gym's environment. It is easy to get defensive, especially when someone is critiquing something you are so prideful in.

But, if a client is bringing up a negative emotion they are feeling towards your training process - validate it. If one person is strong enough to bring it to your attention, chances are a couple other people are feeling similarly.

Rather than dismiss and deny the feelings someone is sharing with you, take it as a learning experience on how to grow. The same with training - you only get better from correcting mistakes and improving.

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Team Development

Becoming a Better Trainer

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:20:55 AM

Better Training 

Learning how to better communicate with your clients is just one of the many steps towards becoming a better trainer. There is always more to be done, and always new ways to improve.

So let's explore some of the ways you can ramp up your training to better aid your clients.

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Topics: Training Tips

Implement Positive Coaching

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:19:38 AM

Positive Coaching

This goes hand in hand with training towards your clients needs.

Positive coaching is a hot topic right now - coaches and trainers implementing this strategy into their daily routines are seeing positive results in their client's growth and motivation. Positive coaching is taking over how to train, check out info and classes at the Positive Coaching Alliance.

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Topics: Training Tips, Coaching Tips

Establishing Trust Through Communication

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:17:15 AM

Communication 

We have all heard it before - first impressions matter. But rather than shrug it off as advice we've all heard, let's break down why we're always talking about it. As a personal trainer, interactions and connections can serious impact your retention rate.

Why? Because your first impression sets the tone for your relationship.

The moment your client walks in to meet you, they're assessing you and your ability. Asking themselves, "is this who I want to spend such vulnerable time with?" And you need that answer to be yes, every time. It can all start with a good first impression. Consider these tips around body language and communication to ensure that first session is great.

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Topics: Training Tips, Coaching Tips

Better Coaching

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:15:19 AM

Let's talk about your goals to always be better.

To start, let's talk about coaching at your best.

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Managing a Work Life Balance

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:14:44 AM

Work Life Balance

Improving your skills as a coach and becoming more efficient leads to your ultimate work/ life balance.

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Topics: Coaching Tips