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How To Handle Conflict at a Gym | BridgeAthletic

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: Team Development, Coaching Tips

Implement Positive Coaching | BridgeAthletic

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: Coaching Tips, Training Tips

Establishing Trust Through Communication | BridgeAthletic

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 seriously 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: Coaching Tips, Training 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

How to Leverage Online Training Tools

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:14:15 AM

Online Training Tools 

Online training can be very effective and beneficial to your team when implemented correctly. If you decide to take on technology to assist in workflow, make sure it's doing the job you ask of it. Think of this technology as another assistant, implementing progress reports and evaluations of the actual tool is just as important as doing so with an athlete.  So here are some tips for leveraging tech:

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Communicating with Your Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:13:39 AM

Remember earlier when we said, "It all starts with how you are utilizing your time, space and tools while in the gym?"  

Let's get back to that...

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Training Technologies to Leverage with Your Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:13:02 AM

Here's a breakdown of the latest trends in training and tracking your athletes more effectively.

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Your Quick Guide to Periodization

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:12:33 AM

Periodized Training

What is that? 

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Topics: Coaching Tips