Recording comprehensive metrics about your workouts or runs used to be the domain of only the most dedicated athletes. But today, wearable fitness trackers have turned everyone into a health coach. You can track how many steps you take, your heart rate, and even how much sleep you get at night. But is that information accurate?
We met Chase Chewning a few years ago when he was growing into a new role as a health coach for members of concierge medical practices. I remember Mac mentioning something to the effect of "this guy is really sharp" after they first connected, and I suppose we should've known that his hunger for knowledge and new experience would quickly grow his impact on his clients and influence on the industry.
This week on the podcast, Mac has gone missing and I'm joined by Lisa Dougherty, Founder and President of the Medical Fitness Network to talk about the power of exercise to prevent and heal, and the massive gap in fitness and wellness services that no one seems to want to fill.
This week Phill Wright, the Managing Director of Primal Academy joins us all the way from Leeds, UK to tell us what's holding personal trainers back from the success they want and the key to delivering effective online training.
Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner, creators of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy join us to talk about how we get to a future where there's a health coach in every practice and how technology is already helping accelerate that vision.
This week Dr. Joe Ferrantelli CEO of PostureCo joins Mac and Phil to talk about bringing clinical-grade posture analysis to the iPad, how your pricing strategy can help you target your ideal customer, and more.
The brand new, redesigned Nudge Coach is almost ready to launch! It's seriously packed with simplifications and enhancements, so buckle up while I give you a quick preview of the core changes that will effect the way you work with clients in Nudge Coach after the update.
Do you remember the earliest Fitbits? Back in 2010 my family equipped itself with the old school Fitbit One for a basic steps challenge, where all accountability, competition, and encouragement were refreshingly outside the app universe.
Most of the coaches and professionals we’ve met through our journey with Nudge were introduced to the idea of using health tracking apps with clients because of Fitbit. So it only makes sense that we should dedicate a full post to exactly how you can use Fitbits with your clients to make your health coaching business (or fitness business, wellness business, etc.) better.
One of the most difficult things for any trainer or physician is to keep their clients engaged. After all, a client who comes to you is looking for a solution to a problem they have: they’re overweight, they’re not feeling well, or whatever it may be. Your worth as a specialist depends on your ability to help your clients find solutions to their problems, and if you’re not able to deliver, well, your clients have choices, don’t they?
Nudge, a leading mobile health management platform, has announced a strategic partnership with InBody USA, leaders in body composition technology, to make data from the new InBody BAND accessible and usable for health and fitness professionals and organizations that work with clients to improve their health and fitness levels.
Over the past few months, consumers and professionals alike have all been wondering a simple question. Where is mobile health going? Or better put, are health tracking apps and wearables going to more formally integrate within traditional client or patient care models?
Do you remember when pager technology felt like it changed the way the healthcare system worked? And then came the World Wide Web, and then high-speed internet. Then broadband networks begot smartphones, and smartphones begot app stores, and app stores begot mhealth (mobile health) apps,
Mobile Health, mHealth, Digital Health, eHealth, Connected Health, etc, etc. You've probably seen each of these monikers headlining articles from industry rags to mainstream publications in the last year. But why should all the buzz matter to health professionals?
Perhaps no other industry has seen as much upheaval in the past five years as healthcare. As costs continue rising and the speed of change continues to increase, leaders in the industry are looking to technology and processes to find solutions to some of their biggest challenges.
I was recently recruited by a friend of mine to join him in a 31-day pushup and body squat challenge through which we would be working our way up to completing 750 body squats and 200 pushups in a single day. I have to admit that I was skeptical as to whether this would be possible.
As health coaches, we spend a good portion of our time in some sort of teaching capacity. Whether we are leading a workshop or teaching our clients nutritional concepts, being an effective teacher is an important part of what we do.
Consumers are intrigued by the potential these apps and devices can provide, but unfortunately most of them struggle to understand what the data actually means. As a result, an incredible opportunity has been presented to the health and wellness professionals ready to embrace this technology.
In the past couple of months, whether in the Q&A's during our free webinars, or during one-on-one calls or personal emails, I've been getting more requests for tips on how to best handle the initial one-on-one meeting with a new prospective client.
One common question I hear from health coaches is “How should I price my coaching programs?” This is a completely valid question and, truth be told, can be a little tricky to figure out. If you’re not exactly sure what to charge, this post should give you a few helpful ideas for how to figure it out.
Sometimes you just have to give the people more of what they want. It may sound silly, but it's actually a pretty powerful maxim for building a successful business. With that in mind, here are the five most popular blog posts we've ever written, organized into one handy collection so you can go through them in one place.
We work with tons of coaches … coaches who have very traditional models and coaches who want to launch highly scalable businesses, focused on working with clients scattered across the country. I was on the phone recently with a coach who we’re helping “go-digital” when I happened to pick up on a pretty glaring issue in the midst of walking through his model and offering.
My name is Lance Breger and I was a hot mess. Not only was I a full-time fitness coach, but I was also running two startup wellness businesses simultaneously. I was working 7 days a week, sacrificing sleep for 6:00am clients, punishing myself in the gym, emailing late into the night, viewing meals as productivity speed bumps and existing in a chronic state of stress. It was only a matter of time before I crashed – hard.
The hard work begins once you begin producing content, requiring you to get out of your comfort zone a little bit to find inexpensive ways in which you can help get your message in front of others. What I've found is that great content is not only enhanced through collaboration with other influencers, but those influencers can also be tremendous assets in regards to strategic promotion.
It’s becoming easier and cheaper to start businesses these days, but one thing that really hasn’t gotten any easier is finding early customers, and health coaching is no exception. Finding your first several customers can be daunting as you lack any type of data or testimonials to support your ability and prove that you are a trusted source for coaching.