Detailing the Benefits

Posted by: | Posted on: November 14, 2014

The Fit Bodies teaching vacation is one of the greatest benefits of joining the Fitness Pro Travel Community.  The opportunity to present your skills internationally in amazing settings while saving thousands of dollars is simply awesome.

Montpelier-plantation-beachIn order to provide you the most up to date information on the countries and resorts where these opportunities exist we decided long ago to establish a community setting within our website so that members can easily communicate with each other.  Many of the 24000 fitness professional membership take advantage of this to attain the most current info on schedule, staff, and settings prior to their trip.

In building the community we saw the opportunity to provide many more tools that may be of benefit to the membership.

Fit Pro Account Type Benefit Diffrences

With the recent updates we have added a couple tools that will help you keep up on the benefits and tools available for each of the membership types BASIC, TRAVEL, MEDALLION, and ENTERPRISE.

*We’ve added a side by side view of each Fit Pro Membership which you can access whether logged into your account or not.

  • When logged in you can access the side by side any time from the COMMUNITY page.

*You’ll now find a graphic question mark next to each benefit. Hover over it for a small pop up window that gives a few brief details about that specific benefit. (the content of these boxes are currently being updated, but the basic info there now is accurate)

What Account Type Am I?

With only annual membership designation required, the question “please help me remember which membership type I have” does come up.  Here are a couple ways you can check at any time.

  • Take a look at your profile.  When viewing MY PROFILE you will see a graphic badge in the upper right corner of the page.  This badge has the first letter of whichever membership type you have.  B=BASIC, T=TRAVEL, M=MEDALLION, E=ENTERPRISE.
  • When logged in and viewing the Upgrade/Renewal page you will find the membership type you currently hold is toggled at the top of this page.  You can access this page under the ACCOUNT tab on the COMMUNITY page or by follow the graphic links in either border of this same page.

So with this info, what to do… Review your membership type, take a look at the many benefits that come with it, and take advantage of the items that fit your fitness professional services.  And, if you have questions on how an insider might use those tools ask in the comments or join the insiders by becoming an Enterprise Member.


Fitness Pro Travel Community Upgrades

Posted by: | Posted on: November 13, 2014

sec-mbAt the Fitness Pro Travel website there are pretty much a continual stream of upgrades that happen all the time.  Some projects come in ones and twos while at times we put the programmers to work and have more than 10 significant projects happening at the same time.

Some of these are for functionality in the backend of the site.  Ideally the only way you will notice them are through enhanced services by the Fit Bodies or FIT Launch staff.  But, many are functional, procedural, or additional changes that you can utilize directly via your account on the front side of the site.

I’ll be dedicating several short posts to bring you (primarily Medallion and Enterprise members looking for the inside scoop) up to speed on happenings since summer.

Lets start with an easy one.

When you create your FPT account there is a simultaneous and automatic creation of your affiliate account.  This is where you can earn your TRAVEL REWARDS.  You access this area by logging into this account under the TRAVEL REWARDS tab.

We’ve recently added a quick summary at the top of your referrals list that totals points earned and also lists points redeemed.

It was simple but will save those of you earning those rewards from needing to scroll and jump pages to figure out where you stand in those earnings…. Hope that’s helpful.

Compare how membership types differ in the travel rewards earned (and other differences)

Questions on this??? Ask me below.

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Summer Fit Pro Travel Fun

Posted by: | Posted on: June 21, 2014

Suzelle has a new email coming out tomorrow, but here’s your chance to access it a bit early.

View the Summer Fun newsletter


Membership Has Benefits

Posted by: | Posted on: May 14, 2014

Your Fitness Pro Travel Membership has benefits.  Actually many benefits depending upon the membership type you decide on.

Whether your only intent is to take full advantage of the teaching vacation programs or to utilize the targeted promotional tools, or a combination of each… you’ve joined into the right fitness community.

Check the options out side by side now

 


Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Availability

Posted by: | Posted on: May 10, 2014

Lisa Says — SECRETS PUERTO LOS CABOS has some summer availability that is discounted by $150! Check the product’s date openings to see these discounts. I taught there in December and it’s the BEST FOOD!

Los Cabos, BCS

Los Cabos, BCS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Fitness Pro Travel News

Posted by: | Posted on: May 9, 2014

DJ-iconNew information via the newsletter just went out.  If you want or need to refer back to it follow the link below.  We’ll keep you updated and as a premium account VIP member, feel free to message here if you have any questions.

  • -Summer sessions on sale for select dates and positions
  • -Learn about Medical Fitness Network (MFN) and how it benefits wellness professionals

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Fit Pro Network Tweaks

Posted by: | Posted on: April 22, 2014

We’ve been consistently updating and adding several tweaks to the Fitness Pro Travel website (home of the fit pro network).  Ideally, we’ve worked off of updates that make more intuitive your navigation and make for the best experience when taking part in a fitness vacation.Montpelier-beach

Most recently changed that is important to you:

  • The MY ACCOUNT tab was changed to COMMUNITY.  Currently the same content resides there, but community better describes the features of the page.  The activity stream, links to connecting with others, and access to all your accounts functions that allow it to communicate to others can be found there.  You still have access directly to the teaching vacation search functions as well.
  • The TRAVEL SPOTS tab is now BOOK A TRIP.  Again, the content remains but the tab better describes the intentions of this page.  You can pick a resort by name to reach it’s details page, go page by page through every opportunity, click on all the main categories, or again access the search box if you like that route.
  • The Basic Search box now gives you the option for seeking out your fitness or sport teaching vacation based on the ADULT or FAMILY type of resort you are seeking.  The bringing kids vs. those bringing no kids seems to be a fundamental search feature many were looking for.
  • Finally in this most recent bunch of front side changes are a few additions to the checkout process when you book a teaching vacation.  Now during checkout you will be prompted to update your profile (very important to resort destinations) as well as designate who is coming with you and the bed arrangement you are looking for.  This will make the Fit Bodies booking details tracking easier and reduce the number of emails we must pass with you after you book your trip… good for all of us. :-)

More to come, but I want to be sure those of you who use the network are kept up to date directly with functional changes so you can continue to take full advantage of your many account benefits beyond the teaching vacation.


Favorite Fit Pro Teaching Vacation Things

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2013

Noticed this tag line on the end of Denise Cox’s, VP for Fit Bodies, Inc., email signature.  Reminded me of why I need to get my own trip scheduled again soon and that they’re too good not to share with you.

Go to Fitness Pro Travel to join the community and access the teaching exchange!

most favorite things about working as a fitness professional at a resort

1.    Taking a run early in the morning on the beach
2.    Having my egg white omelet made to perfection every morning
3.    Exploring new and interesting places
4.   Meeting people from all over the world
5.    The opportunity to spread fitness to “newbies”.
6.   Spending one on one time with my friends
7.   Getting to decide which restaurant to have dinner
8.    Seeing how far I can wade out in the crystal clear water and still see my toes
9.    Finding a local restaurant to enjoy the exquisite fish caught the same morning
10. And my most favorite, drum roll please, . . . watching the sunset every evening, enjoying natures kaleidoscope of colors while being served my favorite beverage.

And, all of that without even a mention of the thousands of dollars you save on that all-inclusive vacation for you and your guest.  That makes all the above even better.


Wisdom from Plummer

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2013

I have always found short articles and quips from Thomas Plummer to be of value.  He has a way of taking big issues within a fitness business and breaking them into understandable and manageable chunks.  Following is a FaceBook post of his that is no different and worth a share and endorsement of Tom.

Here are 3 things I wish every trainer would think about.
#1 is if the client doesn’t get results, you failed, not the client. It isn’t about you, it’s about getting the client successful and if he doesn’t get it done it means you didn’t get it done and we can’t blame him no matter how many potato chips he ate.
#2 You have to live and teach in the client’s world, not yours. Just because extreme health and fitness is your life does not mean this approach works for the average client. His world is about modest goals met slowly, kids and work, and not committing to a 6 day a week workout schedule, no alcohol, just road kill and living to workout. We have to change him in his world, not drag him into ours.
#3 is to learn there will always be that hard core group who thinks you are a rock star and they will follow you to the grave, but they also do everything they can do to keep the group small and elite. This group will drive out every decent member who “can’t keep up.” This is why so many CrossFits struggle and so many training gyms fail. You can’t have the hard core group dictating the atmosphere and constantly screaming for harder and harder when you are trying to make money in a real business.

Influences on Clients and Athletes

Posted by: | Posted on: July 6, 2013

If you’re one who works with young athletes you’ve likely ran into a variety of abilities as well as influences which have shaped those abilities or lack there of.  Often the first job for the trainer is combating or supporting those influences.

Under conditioned or over conditioned athletes each present different obstacles and challenges that the trainer must address.

The foundations of movement and core development are not always in place and yet often the athlete/client has ‘progressed’ beyond to more advanced or targeted programming.

Our job tends to be one of convincing our clients the things that they do least often or that they may even like the least are often exactly what they need for appropriate balanced training.  It can be a tough sell sometimes as the path of least resistance is always easier to follow.  Whether through education, encouragement or even with a dash of trickery you know adding a variety of elements are necessary to promote health and function.

What tactics do you use for encouraging and promoting these necessary elements to your clients, athlete or not?