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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
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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.

    Andy Morgan: Client Acquisition, Imposter Syndrome & Writing Blogs

    Andy Morgan: Client Acquisition, Imposter Syndrome & Writing Blogs

    In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Andy Morgan. Andy is an online coach and author who lives in Japan and runs RippedBody.com and Athletebody.jp. He's been an online coach for over 9 years. Stuart and Andy discuss how he got his first few clients and how he gets them today, why it's worth creating blogs, how to create your first one and imposter syndrome.

     
     
    Timestamps:

    [02.34] - How Andy found starting as an online coach without doing any in-person coaching beforehand?
    [07.01] - Did he have any mentors or coaches who helped him when he first started?
    [10.52] - How he handles imposter syndrome?
    [15.36] - How he got his first online coaching clients?
    [22.42] - How he gets clients now?
    [27.55] - Is a blog a worthwhile thing to do?
    [33.16] - What should you write about if you start a blog?
    [37.22] - Has he always liked writing?
     
     

    Find Out More About Andy:
    https://rippedbody.com/ https://www.instagram.com/andy_rippedbody/  
     
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    • 47 min
    Cody Hill: Running Better Large Group Training Sessions

    Cody Hill: Running Better Large Group Training Sessions

    In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Cody Hill. Cody is a trainer who works mainly in large group settings. He's run large group outdoor sessions for a number of years for a company called Camp Gladiator. They talk about how he got started, some of the misconceptions that large group training holds from the world of the Bootcamp, how to create better large group sessions, getting more interaction when running zoom workouts, why you should watch your recorded workouts back and much more. 

     
     
    Timestamps:

    [01.33] - Why he started lifting weights?
    [05.08] - How he ended up starting in the fitness industry?
    [10.20] - When he realised a Bootcamp wasn't just burpees and train-till-you-throw-up type workouts.
    [18.12] - What a sample outdoor workout looks like?
    [21.43] - How he started doing 1-1 PT off the back of running his group sessions?
    [25.28] - Increasing interaction and a community feel over online platforms like zoom.
    [33.00] - How important is the quality of trainer in large group training?
    [39.53] - Would he go into large group training if he didn't have the job he does just now?
    [47.43] - Skillsets for group training and 1-1.
    [49.23] - Why you should watch back your recorded online group workouts.
    [51.23] - Characteristics for doing well in group workouts.
     

     
     

    Find Out More About Cody:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cody.hill.4   
     
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    • 56 min
    Ant & Nik from PTMA: Lessons From 35+ Years of Personal Training Experience

    Ant & Nik from PTMA: Lessons From 35+ Years of Personal Training Experience

    In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Nik Handley and Anthony Park from PT Mentor Academy. Together they've got nearly 40 years of experience in personal training in a variety of roles and lots to teach. They discuss a range of topics from the world of personal training including what you should be focussing on right now, what they were they both like as new trainers and what it's like looking back, what their message would be to a struggling trainer, turning knowledge into action and a bunch of other lessons.

     
     
    Timestamps:

    [03.26] - Ant's experience as a new personal trainer. [05.54] - Nik's experience as a new personal trainer. [10.21] - When Nik found his place in the industry. [12.51] - When Ant found his place in the industry. [17.21] - What their advice would be a trainer who is struggling just now. [22.41] - Bridging the gap between getting knowledge and information and turning it into action. [32.41] - Does personal training have an apprenticeship phase? [45.34] - How they would start in the industry if they were starting tomorrow but had all of their knowledge and experience?  

     
     

    Find Out More About PTMA:
    Website: https://ptmentoracademy.com/  Ant's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antptma/   
     
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    • 58 min
    (repost) Leigh Peele: Her Thoughts on Developing Self-Esteem And Client Education

    (repost) Leigh Peele: Her Thoughts on Developing Self-Esteem And Client Education

    In today's episode, we have a reposted podcast from back in 2017 with Leigh Peele. Leigh is an incredible online coach and author of some excellent books on fat loss including 'Starve Mode' and 'The Fat Loss Troubleshoot'. Stuart and Leigh discuss self-esteem, what helps you last as a fitness professional, teaching your clients how to think critically and reducing the impact of failure.
     
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    • 58 min
    (repost) Eric Helms: Advice to His Younger Personal Trainer Self

    (repost) Eric Helms: Advice to His Younger Personal Trainer Self

    In this episode, we have a reposted episode from back in 2018 where Stuart chats to Eric Helms from 3D Muscle Journey. The conversation is centred around Eric's experiences of being a personal trainer back in 2005-2012, what this has taught him and how it's shaped how he coaches and teaches now. Other topics covered include time management, use of social media, improving introspection, book recommendations and more.
    Happy New Year everyone and thank you so much for listening to the LTB Podcast!
    P.S. No timestamps for this one but the interview with Eric starts at 02.10
     
     

     
     

    Find Out More About Eric:
    3DMJ Website: https://3dmusclejourney.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helms3dmj/   
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Reflections on 2020 w/ Alex Pearson

    Reflections on 2020 w/ Alex Pearson

    In today's episode, Stuart welcomes back on Alex Pearson. They go straight into a conversation about some of the things they've done well, not done as well and learnt from 2020. The framework they use is based on James Clear's Yearly reviews available on his website. 

     
     
     
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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