Essential Skills for Success in the Fitness Industry - Part 1

by Bobby Cappuccio |  Date Released : 03 Jan 2007

  • Introduction
  • Technology advancement
  • From industrial era into service era
  • Entering the information age
  • Everything changes
  • Current statistics of employment
  • 90 percent of employees hired for what they know
  • Trends of full time employment
  • Learning to learn and master communication skills
  • Discipline and tenacity
  • Life long learning
  • Commitment defined: Not doing your best, doing whatever it takes
  • People buy transformational experience, not knowledge
  • Are you a reader or a listener?
  • Three x 20 minute blocks of learning per day
  • Personal, professional and technical development each day
  • One hour/day = 240 hours per year
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • What one to two skills could you master?
  • What do you want to be known for?
  • Design vs. default?
  • Learning -> growing
  • Taking time to BE
  • External influences vs. remembering what you already know
  • Thoughts are things
  • Everything in our world is a product of our imagination
  • Faith
  • Current reality is a product of past imaginings
  • What do you wish to imagine into the world now?
  • Giving away our music?
  • What are you here to give?
  • What do I really want to learn?
  • How can I use this to make other people’s lives better?
  • Read outside of your industry?
  • Are you an octopus on roller blades?
  • Focus your learning based on the song you came to sing!

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Bobby Cappuccio

About the author: Bobby Cappuccio

Bobby Cappuccio has held various positions in the fitness industry, including personal trainer, fitness manager, Membership Sales Consultant, Area Director and Corporate Director of Training and Development. Bobby's passion is to help people create a more empowering self-perception by exercising their ability to affect change in their life through health and fitness.

As an international speaker and Former Director of Professional Development for NASM, Bobby has developed and inspired thousands of trainers, managers and industry leaders to facilitate remarkable change in both their lives and their business.

Bobby has been invited to speak and/or consult on subjects including business development, sales and communication skills for many of the most prominent health club chains in the fitness industry.

He has been a contributing author for some of the fitness industry's most widely-read textbooks as well as multiple professional development-based videos. His articles frequently appear in popular fitness publications and he is a highly sought-after speaker at leading industry conferences.

Bobby is currently aligned with leading organizations in the health and fitness industry, including FitPro, PTontheNet and the PT Academy Global.

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