Keith Smith

Keith has worked in the Fitness Industry in the UK for 20 years, in both the private and public sector, working as a Gym Instructor, Studio Teacher and Personal Trainer with a wide range of different client groups.

As an LFA Global Master Trainer and a highly skilled educationalist, Keith has extensive experience in course delivery and provides education all over the world, equipping fitness professionals with knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in the fitness industry.

 

Blog Posts

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This blog post follows on from part 1 and aims to explore [briefly] how to: develop facility staff that; enhance the facility culture, drive the unique facility experience forward, enhancing the facility’s reputation and driving exerciser behaviour, ensuring a return on investment for the facility. This short piece will focus on the development of the facility team, whether that be the studio team, gym instructors, or Personal Trainers. 

staff training
professional development
fitness industry training
 
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The aim of this blog is to highlight a few key insights into this client group, and some factors to consider when providing an exercise experience that could be used to support adherence, and retention of this client group.  

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA-2012), “Population ageing can no longer be ignored. Globally, the proportion of older persons is growing at a faster rate than the general population.

Active Ageing
fitness for older adults
Active Ageing
 
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About the Author: Keith Smith is a Life Fitness Academy (LFA) Global Master Trainer based in London. He has been a part of Life Fitness for more than 20 years.

Performance small group training has been gaining popularity quickly at fitness facilities. Rigs can serve as a centerpiece to this exciting type of programming.

Training rigs
Small Group Training
functional training
Keith Smith
 
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“Customers are looking for more than just products and services; they are looking for an experience that is supported by products and services.” [adapted from g. yankelovich]

staff development
gym facility training
staff training
make your facility unique
 
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With the explosion in Small Group Activity that is taking place on the gym floor within fitness facilities, and the vast amount of RIGs available to choose from, making a decision on the type of RIG could lead to the facility to the point of ‘choice paralysis’, or even more disastrous, making the wrong RIG decision. The aim of this article is to explore some of the factors that need to be consider when deciding on the right type of RIG for your facility. In no particular order here are some of the factors/questions that need to be considered/asked by a facility before purchasing a RIG.

RIG
Small Group Training
Group Training
fitness blog
 
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