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Coach's Chat

Build a thriving career as a fitness professional! Coach's chat is a podcast chock-full of thoughtful conversations with industry professionals, musings on common hang ups and challenges for new trainers and actionable advice for growing and succeeding as a coach for years to come!

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3 Completely Avoidable Consultation Missteps

I don't want you to make these 3 painfully common initial consultation mistakes!I have no doubt you are an amazing trainer who could help so many people achieve the change they are looking for but you are likely falling prey to these common missteps with the initial consultation.I see it over and over again with coaches brand new to the game and I want to save you the heartache. In this episode I break down the 3 most common pitfalls that sabotage your consultation/prospective session process (the moment where you want to be making a killer first impression) and what you can do to knock it out of the park and make the connections that lead to signing clients. For more be sure to follow me on Instagram and visit my website to get all the latest training and coaching resources. 

23mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Beyond The Basics: Pushing/Pressing

Back with the next episode in the Beyond The Basics Series all about upper body pushing!!Ever feel like you are limited when it comes to programming? Maybe you are new to training and just haven’t been exposed to a ton of exercise variations? Maybe you have been in the game a minute but you feel a little limited by the way you’ve always been doing things? Maybe you are just feeling like your imagination is lacking and you need a fresh perspective? In this brand new Beyond The Basics series, I share some quick thoughts on programming specific movement patterns beyond what is often covered by an entry level CPT textbook to help you generate some new ideas (or in some cases remind you of a strategy you forget about)!In this episode, we talk about upper body pushing! I give you 3 programming tips that go beyond the basics taught in your first training course which can be really beneficial in an applied training setting (like a commercial gym with your every-day general fitness client).For more training and coaching exercises, follow Betsy on Instagram or check out her website! 

19mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Beyond The Basics: The Squat

Ever feel like you are limited when it comes to programming? Maybe you are new to training and just haven’t been exposed to a ton of exercise variations? Maybe you have been in the game a minute but you feel a little limited by the way you’ve always been doing things? Maybe you are just feeling like your imagination is lacking and you need a fresh perspective? In this brand new Beyond The Basics series, I share some quick thoughts on programming specific movement patterns beyond what is often covered by an entry level CPT textbook to help you generate some new ideas (or in some cases remind you of a strategy you forget about)!In this episode, we talk about possibly the most common movement in an exercise program: the squat! I give you 3 programming strategies beyond the basics taught in your first training course that can be really beneficial in an applied training setting (like a commercial gym with your every-day general fitness client).Looking for more coaching resources? Be sure to visit bfosterstrong.com and follow me on Instagram!!!

21mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Bells And Building A Business Around Your Priorities with Rachel Nard

In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Nard of Main Street Strength, an online coaching business she co-owns with her husband Patrick that teaches clients how to train with kettlebells at home.Rachel shares real-life insights about making sure you are bringing your best self to your work, getting clear on your priorities, and sharing responsibilities and collaborating with a partner. She also shares how focusing specifically on kettlebell and Kinstretch specific training has served the business and their clients. Her years of experience in a variety of training settings sets her apart as a coach to learn from, and she is more than generous sharing the lessons and tools that have been important in her own development!Give this one a listen or two! And the check out Rachel and Patrick on Instagram or at their website! You can also check out Strong First and FRC.If you are looking for more coaching guidance and resources be sure to follow Foster Strength on Instagram or head to the website!

52mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Show Them Who You Really Are with Robbie Farlow

Robbie Farlow, writer and online fitness coach, drops solid gold knowledge about building a successful coaching career being the “real” you.He details how to write captivating and authentic material versus sounding like a boring and dry textbook. He offers actionable tips for creating Instagram posts, writing long form content, changing sweatpants before the work day starts, and of course nerding out on the things you love. Don’t sleep on this episode and Robbie’s invaluable advice for trainers looking to take their content and coaching to the next level. Be sure to follow Robbie on Instagram and visit his website. If you are looking for more from Foster Strength head to Instagram or bfosterstrong.com!

1hr 6mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Get Your Goals Right

Set the road map for your success!As a trainer, you are taught how to guide your clients through goal setting, but are you setting goals for your own career success?In this episode of Coach’s Chat, I detail 3 essential areas for career goal setting and how to prioritize your needs as you build a long and rewarding career in fitness!Be sure to connect with me on Instagram and get on the waitlist for the Fresh 2 Success Fitness Career Mentorship. 

24mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Content Creation And Why You Should Give, Give, Give!

Your knowledge and experience is a gift that you have an obligation to share! For new trainers and coaches, this can feel intimidating but consistently creating content is a terrific way to hone your abilities. It gives you the opportunity to practice synthesizing complex ideas, answer questions potential clients are eager to know, and establish yourself as the expert. In this episode, I give you a little insight into content creation and how it can be an important part of building your fitness career. I share a little more about #contentmadnessMay and why being generous with your knowledge is the best way to build rapport and reputation. Be sure to check out all the FREE content I have created for the month of May here and be sure to follow me on Instagram!!!

18mins

25 May 2021

Rank #7

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Take The Slime Out Of Your Sales Approach

Ever feel like you weren't cut out for the personal training sales process? Like you are great at training, and talking to people, and building relationships, but it all falls apart when it's time to sell a training package? Like you feel slimy?That's probably because you have been taught a slimy sales approach that relies on stale tactics. You are probably doing all the "right" things but it still feels forced. Typical personal training sales advice has personal trainers changing everything about who they are and how they relate to people when it comes time to make the sale.In this episode, I give you another way! An approach that uses what you are already good at, being yourself, and really makes the sales process the first time you get to flex your client-centered coaching skills. Want more coaching resources? Visit my website and follow me on Instagram! And all May long I'm sharing FREE content every day! Check it out here!

22mins

21 May 2021

Rank #8

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Stop Assuming And Just Ask

Being a better coach means asking rather than assuming. So stop assuming you know what someone wants based on their size, gender, or age!!! Whether it be about their goals, their adherence to their program, or their progress, assumptions are dangerous signs we aren't truly getting to know our clients and what THEY want, what THEY need. In this episode, I detail the places where assumptions can sneak into our work, how to set them aside, and how to prioritize asking questions and genuinely listening. If you are looking for more coaching resources,  visit my website, follow me on Instagram, and be sure to take a look at all the FREE content I have for the month of May!

17mins

18 May 2021

Rank #9

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How To Ditch The Fear Of Judgement

I'm sure you've felt it before. You worry that others are judging you. Judging your career development. Judging your choices with clients. You have likely worried about judgment outside of the professional world too. Yes, it's a common concern but you don't have to live with it!In this episode I break down strategies for overcoming those fears, focusing on your own effort and success, and fostering an environment where judgement has no room to flourish.  I break down some of my own struggles with this and what helped me (be sure to check out Shante aka The Movement Maestro who I mention in the episode). If you are a coach looking to build confidence in your skills, be sure to check out my website for coaching resources and follow me on Instagram!!!

23mins

11 May 2021

Rank #10