325 episodes

The Lift the Bar Podcast is a place where personal trainers can gain education, insight and knowledge from other personal trainers. It's aim is to provide personal trainers with the know-how and inspiration to build the kind of career they want to build.

Every week the show will feature interviews with fantastic guests who are at the top of their game in different areas specific to helping personal trainers.

LTB Podcast Stuart Aitken

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 113 Ratings

The Lift the Bar Podcast is a place where personal trainers can gain education, insight and knowledge from other personal trainers. It's aim is to provide personal trainers with the know-how and inspiration to build the kind of career they want to build.

Every week the show will feature interviews with fantastic guests who are at the top of their game in different areas specific to helping personal trainers.

    Travis Pollen: Good and Bad Exercises & Personal Training Assessments (Repost)

    Travis Pollen: Good and Bad Exercises & Personal Training Assessments (Repost)

    In this reposted episode, Stuart talks to Travis Pollen about whether or not there are "good" and "bad" exercises, as well as how to do initial assessments with personal training clients.
     
    Find Out More About Travis:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitness_pollenator/   
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: http://bit.ly/2PsSSLR  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/

    • 56 min
    Dr. Yoni Freedhoff: Obesity, Weight Management & Childhood Nutrition (Repost)

    Dr. Yoni Freedhoff: Obesity, Weight Management & Childhood Nutrition (Repost)

    In this reposted episode, Stuart talks to Dr. Yoni Freedhoff who is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. They discuss why a compassionate approach to obesity is absolutely necessary, how to help your clients manage their weight, reducing scale weight importance, whether education changes behaviour, childhood nutrition and much, much more.
     
     
     
    Find Out More About Yoni:
    Weighty Matters: http://www.weightymatters.ca/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoniFreedhoff?  
     
     
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: https://bit.ly/3eBa1z4  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/

    • 52 min
    Maggie Elliott: Building a Mobile Personal Training Business (Repost)

    Maggie Elliott: Building a Mobile Personal Training Business (Repost)

    In this episode of the podcast, we have a reposted episode with Maggie Elliott from Spark Fitness to discuss how she's built a successful mobile training PT business. Stuart and Maggie discuss her business, how she transitioned from teaching to PT, how she overcomes some of the challenges associated with mobile PT and her "one client at a time and make sure everyone knows about what I'm doing" mindset for marketing.
     
    Find Out More About Maggie:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sparkfitnesscoaching Website: https://www.sparkfitness.co.uk/about/   
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: http://bit.ly/2PsSSLR  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/  

    • 53 min
    Chad Landers: 25+ Years of Personal Training (Repost)

    Chad Landers: 25+ Years of Personal Training (Repost)

    In this reposted episode, Stuart speaks to Chad Landers about what it's been like being a trainer for 25 years, why the relationship you have with your clients is so important, client retention, scope of practice and what he'd tell his younger self about being a successful personal trainer.
     
    Find Out More About Chad:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chadlanders/  Website: https://pushprivatefitness.com/   
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: http://bit.ly/2PsSSLR  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/

    • 57 min
    Dr. Quinn Henoch: What Personal Trainers Need to Know About Mobility (Repost)

    Dr. Quinn Henoch: What Personal Trainers Need to Know About Mobility (Repost)

    This is a reposted episode where Stuart welcomes Dr. Quinn Henoch to the show. Quinn is an internationally recognized physical therapist, author, presenter, and coach.  In this episode, they discuss how his approach to injuries & rehab have changed since he graduated in 2013, why he doesn't like the term mobility, how he would approach correcting a hip shift in a squat and much more.
     
    Find Out More About Quinn:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quinn.henochdpt/  Website: http://www.clinicalathlete.com   
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: http://bit.ly/2PsSSLR  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Molly Galbraith: Creating Girls Gone Strong & Coaching the Female Client (Repost)

    Molly Galbraith: Creating Girls Gone Strong & Coaching the Female Client (Repost)

    In this reposted episode, Stuart chats to Molly Galbraith of Girls Gone Strong.
     
    Topics Covered:
    -- How her experiences have guided how she works with the clientele of GGS
    -- How GGS used to think every single woman should strength train
    -- What are GGS doing to address the gap that exists between people taking part in fitness and not
    -- What can the PT do better when it comes to training coaching women
    -- How to navigate a conversation with a client who speaks negatively about themselves
     
    Articles & Resources Mentioned: What it's like to be a fit chick - http://mollygalbraith.com/2013/06/its-hard-out-here-for-a-fit-chick/
    Who gets to be fit?  - https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/feminism/intersectionality-of-fitness/
    How to speak to a client who wants to get her pre-baby body back - https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/confidence/body-embracement/embracing-our-post-baby-bodies/
    GGS Coaching & Training Women Free FB Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/GGSCoachingandTrainingWomen/ 
     
    Find Out More About LTB:
    Website: https://liftthebar.com/free-trial  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/ 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Sncssln ,

So much valuable information

This is one of the most informative podcasts for a new FitPro like me. Every episode introduces a new guest and a new perspective on the life of a FitPro and as someone who is brand new to the industry, I am learning so much from these podcasts. Keep up the good work LTB!

SamHCoach ,

Invaluable information

One of the most informative pod’s I’ve listened too. Have been a fan of Quinn’s work for a short while now and this just reiterates it. Brilliant questions asked too

Matt Belot - AKR ,

THE Podcast to become the best coach

Every minute spent listening to the different podcast episodes has helped learn so much about the ins and outs of coaching. Stuart does a great job of interviewing each guest and makes sure we, the listeners, get the most out of the podcast!

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