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The FitPro Sessions Podcast is brought to you by Parallel Coaching.

Hi I'm Neale, and I'm Hayley, and over the last 10 years, weve helped thousands of fitness professionals to get qualified, learn with simplicity and coach clients with confidence.

We're the first to say that learning and becoming a Fit Pro doesn't have to be Hard Work, and with the right structure, support and resources you can become a confident and knowledgeable fitness professional that is DEDICATED TO MORE. So how do you Learn, Qualify and Kickstart as a Fitness Professional?
This is the Fit Pro Sessions Podcast

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The FitPro Sessions Podcast is brought to you by Parallel Coaching.

Hi I'm Neale, and I'm Hayley, and over the last 10 years, weve helped thousands of fitness professionals to get qualified, learn with simplicity and coach clients with confidence.

We're the first to say that learning and becoming a Fit Pro doesn't have to be Hard Work, and with the right structure, support and resources you can become a confident and knowledgeable fitness professional that is DEDICATED TO MORE. So how do you Learn, Qualify and Kickstart as a Fitness Professional?
This is the Fit Pro Sessions Podcast

    Episode 027: Learning To Read Postural Clues

    Episode 027: Learning To Read Postural Clues

    In this episode, we are talking all things posture, and how learning to read postural clues will help solve the problem

    As a FitPro do you observe your client’s posture and technique?

    If you do, do you know what you are looking for?

    After this episode, you will be able to set a clear strategy to observe and analyze your client’s posture, gathering the clues and adding purpose to your planning. 🙂

    Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:
    https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-027-learning-to-read-postural-clues

    Timestamps:
    1:00 Introduction to Episode 027 of the FitPro Sessions Podcast
    1:30 Why understanding posture and observation of your client will transform your practice as a FitPro
    3:00 What would you do if a plant was dying?
    4:20 Observing your client is like a murder mystery novel
    5:45 It takes time to gather the clues
    7:00 Observe with the intention of looking for clues
    9:20 What are you LOOKING for when you observe your client?
    10:50 The human X-Ray machine – using A Coaches Eye app
    12:30 Analysing the clues to get a solution to the problem
    14:00 Planning is no longer guesswork
    15:20 The squat analysis is the gold standard
    16:00 Access our full squat analysis protocol and formula, as part of our FitPro Start-Up Kit
    17:30 You are a walking human Xray Machine, always gathering clues
    18:30 Leave a review, Join our Inner Circle Facebook Group and hit subscribe on YouTube

    Learning To Read Postural Clues
    Observing Client posture is kinda like finding a room full of clues in a murder mystery novel.

    Every postural compensation
    Every joint out of alignment
    Every tight or weak muscle
    Every past injury or point of pain

    These are all clues to help you SEE 👀 what the REAL problem or cause could be.

    It is easy to think that if your client has low back pain, then the problem must be in the back.

    Or if they have knee pain, the injury is in the knee,  that might not be the case

    Observation of your client will give you clues. these clues build up to give you a picture of the cause of the pain or problem that your client is experiencing.

    The crux to postural clues is to use the Squat Analysis
    The squat analysis protocol shows you how to observe your client from all angles, and WHAT to look for… just like a human x-ray machine

    You can use the grid to “tick” each postural compensation you can see whilst your client is doing an overhead squat

    Then using this data you can use the formula to understand exactly which muscles are tight and weak in the body.

    This gives structure and purpose to your planning, meaning that planning a client session is no-longer left to guesswork.

    You can now access our Squat Analysis Protocol and Analysis as one of 34 documents that can be downloaded directly from our FitPro Start Up Kit.

    All The Documents & Forms You Need To  Set Up & Start Training Clients Immediately (Without The Hassle Of Creating Them From Scratch):

    https://revision.parallelcoaching.co.uk/fitpro-start-up-kit-details

    Dedicated to More

    Hayley “Read the Postural Clues” Bergman

    Parallel Coaching

    P.S. You can also find us on the following platforms:
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    • 19 min
    Episode 026: Finding Your Fitness Learning Mojo

    Episode 026: Finding Your Fitness Learning Mojo

    Have you lost your fitness learning mojo?

    Whether you are revising for exams or completing coursework portfolios

    Whether it is distance learning or attendance…

    It is easy to lose your mojo and find yourself NOT DOING the study you should/want to be doing.

    Today, Neale and I explore what it feels like to lose your fitness learning mojo and 5 clear steps to regain motivation in your studies.

    After this episode, you will be able to set a clear strategy that keeps your fitness learning mojo alive and get you started again 🙂

    Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:
    https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-026-finding-your-fitness-learning-mojo

    Timestamps:
    0:30 Introduction to Episode 026 of the FitPro Sessions Podcast
    0:45 Have you eve lost your mojo?
    1:30 Having a warm-up in your fitness learning and revision
    2:00 The peaks and troughs of learning mojo
    3:30 What are the main reasons FitPros lose their fitness learning mojo
    5:40 Boredom as an emotion
    6:50 Procrastination and distraction as a sign of losing the mojo
    7:45 STEP 1: Add Rather Than Eliminate from your routine
    11:15 STEP 2: Talk about it
    13:30 STEP 3: Daily Mindfulness – taking time to switch off
    16:20 “It’s not about the Destination, it’s about the Journey
    18:00 STEP 4: Get a coach or mentor
    20:40 STEP 5: Set Clear Goals and have a deadline
    23:00 The hidden benefit of regaining your Mojo for coaching clients
    24:00 Reach out to us and join us in our Inner circle Facebook Group

    Join our Parallel Coaching Inner Circle to get your Mojo back
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    Need More Help with your Fitness Learning and Exam Revision?
    Discover How 6500+ Fitpros In Training Are Walking Into Their Exam With Confidence And Guaranteeing A Pass

    Are you tired of staring at your manual and not knowing where to start?

    Our revision mastery bootcamp breaks everything down into a clear and easy to follow structure.

    You can then download the videos to MP3 and MP4 to slice your revision time in half and finally understand the key principles of exercise.

    This is not another course with more exams – it HELPS pass the course you’re already enrolled on!

    “EVERYTHING You Need To Learn, Revise And Pass Your Fitness Exam”
    If you want to get your revision structured, learn everything you need to know and feel confident on exam day, then click the link below:

    https://revision.parallelcoaching.co.uk/fitness-exam-revision-courses

    Dedicated to More

    Hayley “Fitness Learning Mojo” Bergman

    Parallel Coaching

    P.S. You can also find us on the following platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parallelcoaching
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParallelCoaching
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParallelCoach
    YouTube: http://bit.ly/2F1Z1bs
    Download all FitPro Session Shownotes: HERE


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    • 25 min
    Episode 025 - Forging a new path with Flavia and Jimi from FCMFIT

    Episode 025 - Forging a new path with Flavia and Jimi from FCMFIT

    Welcome to Episode 025 where we interview Flavia and Jimi from FCMFIT as they talk about forging a new path in fitness.

    I am sure you recognize Flavia Cacace-Mistry as the professional dancer on from Strictly Come Dancing and her husband Jimi Mistry from many Hollywood movies, Eastenders and Coronation Street.

    What you may not know about Flavia and Jimi is that they have combined their passion and love for health, fitness, and nutrition to forge a new path. This is an absolute MUST listen if you are forging a new path as a FitPro and face difficult start-up decisions, self-doubt, and resistance from friends. https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-025-forging-a-new-path-with-flavia-and-jimi-from-fcmfit

    Timestamps:

    0:00 Intro to today’s Podcast with Flavia and Jimi from FCMFIT
    1:30 Who are Flavia Cacace-Mistry and Jimi Mistry?
    3:20 What is FCMFIT? and why did you choose fitness as a new career path?5:00 “If your cup isn’t overflowing then you can’t give to others”
    7:30 Making a career change into fitness at 40 years old
    9:30 Regardless of the achievements so far, there can still be MORE
    12:00 Crying in your porridge and the Beach ball analogy
    15:00 What was the decision-making process before choosing to retrain?
    17:00 What were the hidden benefits from training courses?
    20:00 “Am I doing the right thing?”
    23:43 What were the biggest takeaways from the course aside from the qualifications itself?
    25:00 Join us on our journey to a new level of health, fitness and lifestyle
    28:00 What can you pull from your past experiences to help you where you are now?
    32:00 The importance of good posture
    39:40 What are some of the Food-Swaps that you suggest inside FCMFIT
    43:00 Brussel Sprouts 🙂
    45:20 What’s the best thing about working as a husband-wife team?
    48:50 Being the directors of your own life
    51:00 What advice would you give someone that is starting a Fitness Business?
    55:00 The power of affirmations to create positive thoughts
    1:01:00 The importance of fitness, nutrition, and life
    1:03:00 Following a clear system for success in FCMFIT
    1:08:00 Being vulnerable and being YOU
    1:11:00 How will you benefit from your celebrity status at the start of your new fitness business?
    1:15:00 Learner Question: How have you added regressions and progressions to complex dance moves?
    1:18:00 Learner What advice can you give to someone that wants to do online training/ fitness coaching
    1:24:00 What Three tips would you give to someone wanting to start out in health and fitness?
    1:26:00 What is your definition of an Outstanding Coach?

    Learn more from Flavia and Jimi Here:
    FCMFIT.com : https://www.fcmfit.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fcmfit_/
    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/fcmfit

    You can join our Exclusive Facebook group, with over 1,000 fitness professionals just like you.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 024 - The Principles of Exercise Never Change, But The Tactics Do

    Episode 024 - The Principles of Exercise Never Change, But The Tactics Do

    This episode is for you if you are working towards your principles of exercise exam, or if you are already qualified and lack confidence in planning.

    Today, Neale and I explore how the Principles of Exercise Never Change, but the tactics do.

    FitPros often feel overwhelmed by the amount of choice available in planning. They feel confused and often rely on TACTICS.

    After this episode, you will be able to recognize 4 key Principles of Exercise, and understand the value of focusing on principles of tactics.

    Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:
    https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-024-the-principles-of-exercise-never-change-but-the-tactics-do

    Timestamps:
    1:00 Introduction to Episode 024 of the FitPro Sessions Podcast
    1:30 The Principles never change but the tactics do
    4:00 The problem with relying on the tactics, and how this affects your ability to plan and get a result
    7:00 From a client point of view, it looks like the tactics
    7:20 The iceberg of the tactics and the principles of exercise
    11:00 Shifting the focus to the principles and guarantee a RESULT
    12:00 The importance of goals and SMART
    13:00 What are the Principles of Exercise
    15:00 Principles of Exercise apply to all MODES
    17:30 FOUR Key Principles of Exercise:
    17:30 number 1 – know the effects of exercise
    18:20 number 2 – know the components of fitness
    23:30 number 3 – know the four variables of FITT
    28:50 number 4 – know how to change intensity
    34:00 Download Mock Questions To Test Your Knowledge
    36:00 The 7 modules inside the Principles of Exercise exam
    40:00 Our L2 Principles of Exercise Revision Mastery Bootcamp



    Download More Principles of Exercise Mock Questions For Free Here:
    https://revision.parallelcoaching.co.uk/50-principles-mock-questions

    Need More Help with your Principles of Exercise Exam?
    Discover How 6500+ Fitpros In Training Are Walking Into Their Exam With Confidence And Guaranteeing A Pass

    Are you tired of staring at your manual and not knowing where to start?

    Our revision mastery bootcamp breaks everything down into a clear and easy to follow structure.

    You can then download the videos to MP3 and MP4 to slice your revision time in half and finally understand the key principles of exercise.

    This is not another course with more exams – it HELPS pass the course you’re already enrolled on!

    “EVERYTHING You Need To Learn, Revise And Pass Your Level 2 Principles of Exercise Exam”
    If you want to get your revision structured, learn everything you need to know and feel confident on exam day, then click the link below:

    https://revision.parallelcoaching.co.uk/l2-principles-of-exercise-revision-mastery-bootcamp

    P.S. You can also find us on the following platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parallelcoaching
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParallelCoaching
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParallelCoach
    YouTube: http://bit.ly/2F1Z1bs
    Download all FitPro Session Shownotes: HERE


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    • 44 min
    Episode 023: Your Rich Life With Louise Cartwright

    Episode 023: Your Rich Life With Louise Cartwright

    Welcome to Episode 023 where Neale talks to Louise Cartwright about mindset, how to master the game and having your richest life ever

    This is an absolute MUST listen if you are starting out as a FitPro and being sabotaged by your mindset, self-doubt and feeling fearful of success and money

    Louise Cartwright is a Mindset & High-Performance Coach for the Soulfully Ambitious, helping her clients make more money doing what you love.

    Click the PLAY button below to listen to the entire episode
    Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:
    https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-023-your-rich-life-with-louise-cartwright

    Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro to today’s FitPro Sessions Podcast
    1:00 Who is Louise Cartwright?
    2:00 Why did you choose to become a personal trainer?
    4:00 “The journey to becoming a PT taught me so much”
    4:30 Fear, Anxiety and Limiting Beliefs
    6:00 Exploring faulty conditions in Mindset
    8:45 What was the attraction towards becoming a Personal Trainer?
    14:00 What was the first few years of PT like? “See how far you’ve come”
    18:00 Changing the price strategy in an existing fitness business
    20:40 “I can’t do this again, can we just change the story”
    27:00 How do you deal with client burdens as a coach?
    35:00 Only 9% of people will ever finish a Online Course
    48:00 What is the average day for Louise Cartwright, high performance coach?
    54:00 “You do not influence someone by bullying them”
    59:00 Providing the belief that it can be achieved
    1:03:00 “Your past cannot live in your present, only if you are absent”
    1:08:00 The mindset of wanting MORE
    1:11:00 Pricing for your services will deliver an expectation
    1:13:00 If you can make $4Million a year teaching knitting, think what is possible
    1:17:00 Creating a balance in life to include the things you love
    1:19:00 What does 2020 hold for Louise Cartwright?
    1:23:00 Money Mindset Is a big message, and I’m holding that flag
    1:25:00 Why you shouldn’t overlook the ideas and dreams that come to you
    1:25:40 Learner Question: How do I find a great Coach for me personally?
    1:32:30 Learner Question: How to get past the price of expensive coaching?
    1:37:00 Results are related to the work you put in
    1:40:00 Putting together a programme and product
    1:44:00 What Three tips would you give to someone wanting to start out in coaching?
    1:49:20 What is your definition of an Outstanding Coach?

    Learn more from Louise Cartwright Here:
    YouRichLife.com : https://www.yourrichlife.co.uk/
    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/louise.cartwright.womenembracingwealth

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    Here you can ask questions to our future Podcast Guests and interact with other Fit Pros just like you.

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 022: How To Avoid Overwhelm And Self-Doubt When Planning Workouts For Personal Trainer Clients

    Episode 022: How To Avoid Overwhelm And Self-Doubt When Planning Workouts For Personal Trainer Clients

    Episode 022: How To Avoid Overwhelm And Self-Doubt When Planning Workouts For Personal Trainer Clients

    The problem that most FitPros face whilst planning workouts for personal trainer clients is often centered around emotion and mindset. They feel overwhelmed by the amount of choice available, they feel confused by focusing on the wrong area of planning, and they get STUCK in limbo between doing too much planning or not enough.

    The good thing is that all of these emotions can be irradicated with the right understanding of 5 key principles, which we are going to explain on today's podcast.

    After this episode, you will be able to apply your knowledge in a simple and clear structure that makes planning for your clients purposeful and not a chore.

    Click the PLAY button below to listen to the entire episode

    Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:

    https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/episode-022-avoid-overwhelm-when-planning-workouts-for-personal-trainer-clients

    Timestamps:
    1:00 Introduction to Episode 022 of the FitPro Sessions Podcast
    2:00 Common problems with planning workouts for personal trainer clients
    3:30 Overwhelm from too much planning and underwhelm from no planning
    6:00 The opportunity created by planning with structure and simplicity
    7:00 Principle 1: Volume
    11:00 Principle 2: A Specific Client
    13:50 Principle 3: Value Planning Time
    15:50 Principle 4: Format in Crayola
    19:00 Principle 5: Physiological Adaption
    22:00 Action Steps – start with the end in mind
    31:00 Knowing the funnel to follow in planning
    32:30 Overwhelm is just a feeling
    35:00 Leave a review, comment below and join our Inner Circle FB group

    Need more help with your planning?
    We have a special opportunity for 8 FitPros, who want to improve planning confidence.

    Our Coach In Confidence workshop will teach you how to confidently plan and progress your sessions.

    We will teach you how to focus on achieving client goals through physiological adaptation.

    This one day workshop is perfect for qualified (or soon to be qualified) FitPros, that lack confidence to plan and instruct client sessions.

    To get details on our next Coach In Confidence Workshop, which will be in Spring 2020; please reach out to us to request a call with us. This 20 min call will help us understand what you want for the workshop and talk you through the details…

    Book A Call Here

    Dedicated to More

    Hayley “Avoid Overwhelm” Bergman

    Parallel Coaching

    P.S. You can also find us on the following platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parallelcoaching
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParallelCoaching
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParallelCoach
    YouTube: http://bit.ly/2F1Z1bs
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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More on programming

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