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Summary

This book is all about making you the best possible practitioner you can possibly be, an awesome personal trainer. Whether you are a PT, an S&C coach, a masseuse, anyone working face to face with clients in a gym or fitness environment can learn something from this book. 

There are many things you will not have considered in your working environment and how it affects the people that matter, your clients. Knowing about training, nutrition, movement, and lifestyle is of course key, but what about all the others skills you need as a coach to succeed? Remember, you are in the people business - there is far more to being a coach than just knowing about training and nutrition. 

How do you interact with a client? How do you structure your time? How do you price your time and your services? How do you adopt the character traits of a world class coach? How do you develop world class customer service for your clients? How do you become super time efficient so you don't get bogged down in admin after a 12 hour shift? Do you use social media to market your services? Should you coach in groups? How do you become as successful as you dream in your career? All these questions are covered and more in this book. How do I know all this? 

Because I was once a bad coach, but after years of working in the trenches, I've learnt the error of my ways, the hard way. Let me short cut your development as a coach and practitioner and teach you the life skills that you need outside of teaching your client how to eat and move better. Here's to those to choose to be awesome at what they do! 

Who is Ben Coomber? Ben Coomber has the UK's #1 rated health and fitness podcast Ben Coomber Radio, owns and runs Body Type Nutrition, an online education and coaching company, runs Awesome Supplements, an ethical education focused supplement company, and spends much of his working day helping thousands of people online across his social media platforms.

©2016 Ben Coomber (P)2019 Ben Coomber

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Inspiring listen

I enjoyed this book as I am busy with my level 3 PT qualification and wanted to know more about being an awesome trainer and the business side.. Some great tips, thanks

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does what the title would suggest

This book has been incredibly helpful and re assuring for me.

not only has it reconfirmed the things I already knew but has given me an insight into what I should be doing to provide that extra bit to separate me from the rest.

Ben explains things on a nice easy human level and never makes you feel lost or swamped by what could be a barrage of information.

just wish there were more books like this

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Good content, but very poor editing

I haven't listened to much of Ben's content before but knew of him in our industry. This audiobook has some great content and tips on how to make it as a PT, but unfortunately, for me, it is completely ruined by the lack of editing. Ben stumbles on his words quite frequently which is understandable, but this should be edited out of the final product. It happens so often that it made it quite difficult to listen to and I do not understand why it wasn't edited before it was released. The very first section about publishing rights etc is repeated verbatim once after another. There is even a part where Ben says (I can't remember the exact words) "...this is why it should be done, sorry...this is why it shouldn't be done." Why hasn't it been cut out by the editors? If its a free podcast, then I understand why you wouldn't pay to have it edited, but when customers are paying for it, I dont think it's acceptable. It's like releasing a book littered with spelling errors.

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Back to basics

I love how Ben brings everything back to the basics and what’s most important. Nothing fancy, nothing to complicated, just simple practical steps to becoming a better PT and helping others.

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