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Advances in Technology for Personal Trainers
May 3, 2011

Isn't it awesome how technology offers us more opportunities than ever before? There's now the option to gain a fitness certification online, use online tools to manage a personal training business and play around with some really exciting sports applications and equipment. The advances in technology make the health and fitness business modern, motivating and exciting!

Sync your run data back to your iPod. Simply grab your iPod nano, plug your iPod sensor into your Nike + shoes and you're good to go! How strange that would have sounded 30 years ago? It's an exciting thing to see new developments in technology that make exercise fun, focused and motivating.

Advances in Technology allow help the personal trainer to streamline their business. A successful personal training business will need a strategy for implementing the business plan, setting up an accounting system, invoicing and marketing. It's now possible to download free marketing plan templates, sync calendars, join online personal training groups to discuss a topic of interest or research and purchase an online accounting package.

With social media becoming an essential tool for people to communicate, share ideas and create communities there is a place for the personal trainer to take advantage of these networks to build a successful business. Creating groups so that clients can motivate each other, share tips and ideas or even forming a group of their own is another way that social media can open up different ways of communicating and planning exercise. It's also helpful if you want to create an event and get your clients and clients' friends to come along.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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