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Business Tips: Celebrity Trainers and Personal Trainer Insurance

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Sometimes, your work as a personal trainer could be enhanced with the help of someone with a louder voice. That’s why today we’re coming at you with a list of some of the best training advice from celebrity personal trainers that you should share with your clients.

Plus, we want to fill you in on something that could greatly benefit your business: personal trainer insurance from Insurance Canopy.

Tip #1: Morning Workouts For the Win

Starting your day with some exercise will boost your metabolism, says Teddy Bass, trainer to Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. If you wait too long or put it off for the evening then something else will come up and you’ll easily make an excuse to work out.

Encourage your clients to shoot for a morning workout. They’ll get their blood pumping bright and early and prepare themselves to have a killer day.

Tip #2: Don’t Rely On Just Cardio

Los Angeles trainer Ramona Braganza, who’s trained the likes of Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Kate Beckinsdale, says, “One of the biggest mistakes women make is just doing cardio. Just doing cardio won’t contribute to overall body definition.

Cardio will help in endeavors to look thinner, but you’d be completely lacking in muscle tone. To avoid this, encourage your clients to incorporate some strength training in their workouts and cardio routines. This could even just be bodyweight and not requiring any additional weights. By doing that, clients will start seeing results in just a matter of weeks.

Tip #3: Eat Well

Kathy Kaehler, who has trained Jennifer Anniston in the past, says fasting won’t do anyone with serious toning and weight loss goals any favors. You need to have a balanced diet full of nutritious, whole foods in order to truly allow your diet to coincide with your workout efforts. Working out every day won’t do you any good if you’re eating fried, greasy foods while you’re at it.

Tip #4: Don’t Be Distracted

We get it, no one wants to be on an elliptical or treadmill with only their thoughts to contemplate while doing the exercise. Tracy Anderson, trainer to Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez says watching tv while exercising isn’t doing you any favors. “You don’t work out as intensely, which means you burn fewer calories than if you go hard for that same amount of time,” says Tracy.

Encourage your clients to focus while working out and click off the TV while they’re on the machines. It’ll make for more memorable workouts that are fueled by determination.

Tip #5: Try Interval Training

Anna Kaiser, who has trained Kelly Rippa and Shakira, tells her clients to try interval training to change up routines. Intervals can be especially effective when combined with strength and cardio training and help produce results faster than when doing traditional exercise.


By alternating your cardio regimen to doing a minute or two of all-out quickness, you’ll not only train your heart to become accustomed to the pace, but you’ll burn fat and work up a quality sweat.

Tip #6: Fitness Everyday!

“Doing a little bit all the time is so much better than doing a lot once in a while,” says Gunnar Peterson who’s trained Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, and Sofia Vergara.

Even if your clients can work out only fifteen minutes a day, encourage them to do so! With a little work every day, clients will have better control of their goals and meet them faster than if they only worked out every few days for longer. Consistency is the key to success when it comes to fitness.

Bonus Tip: Carry Personal Trainer Insurance

With personal trainer insurance from Insurance Canopy, you protect your personal trainer business against third-party liability claims that arise out of your business operations. These claims arise if someone were to sue you because of a personal injury caused by your instruction or if you damaged property in the venue you worked at. Additionally, you would be on the hook for costs associated with a lawsuit.

By carrying personal trainer insurance you get the following coverage:

  • General liability insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Products & completed operations
  • Damage to premises rented to you coverage
  • Option to add additional insureds
  • Option to add inland marine coverages

Put the proper safeguards in place and purchase your personal trainer insurance policy today!

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