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DETRIC SMITH | WEEKLY WRAPUP

02.12.22

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 Stuff I’m Featured In

 

Check out my latest article that was originally featured on Muscle Fitness – “9 Top Coaches who shared the fitness trend that we hope would go away forever”

 What Am I Reading

 

 

 

Diets Don’t Work: Why Restrictive Eating Plans Fail And What Can You Do Instead – Tony Gentilcore

 

 

 

Fitness Culture And The Internet: The Absolute Worst Combination For Good Mental Health – Lee Boyce

 

 

 

 

Respect Your Season Of Life – Ace Fitness

 


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How To Be A Featured Fitness Writer

Writing about fitness and writing this well is a great way to reach new audiences, solidify your knowledge, get more personal training clients, earn more money, and be seen as a person who can be trusted. But none of this happens overnight. Much like your own training, you have to put in the reps.

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The best way to get better at writing is to write more. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious. But the best way to get your writing featured on well-known health and fitness websites, that’s a little less obvious.

Writing about fitness is a great way to reach new audiences, solidify your knowledge, get more personal training clients, earn more money, and be seen as a person who can be trusted. But none of this happens overnight. Much like your own training, you have to put in the reps.

Before we go any further let me get this out of the way. This isn’t going to be about the Xs and O’S on the skill of fitness writing. I’m assuming you know how to put together a few coherent sentences and your knowledge of the human body and coaching is up to snuff.

But this article will show you how and why writing about fitness helps your training career. Plus, I will share all the tips and advice I’ve picked up through my 20 years of training clients and writing for websites.

 

Let’s dive in. 

Before we go any further let me get this out of the way. This isn’t going to be about the Xs and O’S on the skill of fitness writing. I’m assuming you know how to put together a few coherent sentences and your knowledge of the human body and coaching is up to snuff.

But this article will show you how and why writing about fitness helps your training career. Plus, I will share all the tips and advice I’ve picked up through my 20 years of training clients and writing for websites

Let’s dive in. 

 

Where I’ve Been Featured

 

Okay, this is the part where I brag a little.  But this isn’t to show off but to prove to you I’ve put in the reps. Here are a couple of major publications I have written for.

 

  • Breaking Muscle
  • Stack
  • Bodybuilding.com
  • Elite FTS
  • Tony Gentilcore
  • NCSA

Not only have I written but major fitness sites such as Men’s Health and Men’s Journal interviewed me for my expertise. Plus, I regularly publish content for trainers over on my site detricsmith.com. Okay bragging over.

How Writing Helps Your Career

It’s pretty exciting to see your name in the by-line and it never gets old. There is a personal sense of satisfaction that people will read your work and get something out of it. Here are five other ways writing will help your career. 

Builds your reputation- this doesn’t happen overnight, but when people see you produce good work, you’ll develop a name for yourself in the industry.

Solidifies your knowledge-  I’ve attended dozens of conferences, tons of continuing education credits, and read hundreds of books. The best way to condense all this knowledge I’ve accumulated over 20 years is to write about it. Once it’s down on paper I can always refer back to it if need be. 

Positions you as an expert- Growing up reading fitness magazines, I used to hang on to every word and took this training advice as gospel. When someone reads your work, they may feel the same way too.  

Can add another income stream- if you are lucky enough to get compensated for your writing, it can add another income stream. Do not expect to get paid for your first few writing jobs. Have patience, put in the work, and focus on getting your work out there. 

 

Helps you get clients- when you can point potential clients to your written work or someone comes across your writing, they’re more likely to hire you than not. You want to be top of mind when they are ready to buy. 

6 Writing Tips To Help You Get Featured

Assuming you’ve read this far, and you are in it for the long haul, here I’ll outline a few tips and tricks that have helped me along the way. Again, this isn’t an x’s and o’s on writing. There are other people for that. It is my hope you take this advice and apply it to your own writing so you can also get featured on fitness websites

Hire A Coach

4 years ago, when this writing thing became serious, I hired Nick Tumminello to take me to the next level.  Nick explained to me that my writing was negative. My tone was one of writing down to people. There were no takeaways, and I was leaving the reader unfulfilled. This changed after I hired Nick. He also explained how to network my work to reach my ideal audience.   

Find Your Voice

There are tons of great fitness writers who may seem smarter and more qualified than you. But you have one thing over them. Your voice and your experience.  None of these writers have your voice, your perspective, and your set of experiences. 

If you’re struggling to find your own voice, take notes on writers who resonate with you. I bet they are authentic and tell a story with their writing. Think about how you can weave your perspective and experiences into your writing so the reader connects with you! 

 Write For Free

If you want to get featured and nobody knows who you are, then it is up to you to start making a name for yourself. And that starts with writing for free to display your talents. A good place to start is HARO where journalists are looking for people to contribute to stories. There you will get a feel for what magazines want and you’ll learn the art of writing and pitching your article ideas.

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Read everything you can get your hands on. The act of reading is like osmosis for your brain. You will pick up vocab, style, ideas to write about and increase your knowledge. If you want to be a better writer, it starts with being a better reader.

Develop Relationships

When you read something that resonates with you,  reach out to the author or leave a comment on their page. Social media is an easy way to develop online relationships with other coaches and writers. When you develop a relationship, it will be much easier to ask them questions or  they might allow you to write a guest post. This is a great way to get your name out there.

Seek Editorial Opinion

You have to be a big boy or girl and let other people read your work. When you’re too close to your work, you don’t see your opinions rubbing people the wrong way. It’s also a great idea to have someone review your work for grammatical errors. Either way, it helps to have a second pair of eyes on your work. If you have developed relationships with your fellow coaches(point above), this will only make your work better.

Wrapping Up

 

Adding another string to your coaching bow with the written word will help you get clients, earn the respect and admiration of your fellow professionals, and add money to your wallet. Plus You’ll always enjoy the feeling of seeing your name up in lights. 


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What is Detric up to?

DETRIC SMITH | WEEKLY WRAPUP

08.21.21

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Stuff I'm featured In

An honor to make the Personal Trainer Development Center list of Top content for the week!

Check out my latest article that was originally featured on  Breaking Muscle – “Coaching the Unmotivated Client”

What I'm Reading

 

5 Exercises For Fall Prevention – Shane McLean

 

Success in the Fitness Industry:

Reality v. Expectations   – Tony Gentilcore

 

All Problems Are Leadership Problems : Part 1

  – Kelly Berry


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What is Detric up to?

DETRIC SMITH | WEEKLY WRAPUP

02.25.2021

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Weekly Rant: Career longevity for the Personal Trainer 

Still in the game?! Personal Trainers can learn a lot about career longevity from Serena, Brady and LeBron. 

They were supposed to be done years ago?! Definitely not playing at this high of a level. But they are still out competing, proving the doubters wrong. 

One thing that makes the greatest great is their love of the game. They love it so much even the hardest of works feels, well, not easy, but they know what it takes to stay at the top. They have enough respect for the game to study it, reinvent their game, to stay in the game. 

They are focused enough to block out criticism from “experts” and haters who know nothing about their why. 

They are focused enough not to listen to excessive praise either. They have built strong teams around them. People that make them better. They challenge others to step up to their level.  

Champions are thankful for every second on the field, enough to live in the moment… they know it is precious. Their love for the game is the main reason for their longevity. The moral of the story here is consistency of effort over time, and you will probably find a way to get “lucky” like them, whatever game you choose.

Stuff I’m Featured In

An honor to be featured in EliteFTS! 

Your Haters are Pushing You to the Top – Embrace It



Read More

  

 

What weight do I use ? – DETRIC SMITH

 
What I’m Reading……
 

Are you right for the job? – Nick Tumminello

8 must-have personality traits for trainer success


A Successful Coach or Trainer Needs Emotional Intelligence – DeShawn Fairbairn

 
 
 
5 Fitness Business Lessons I Learned in 2020 – Dan Kleckner
 
 


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What is Detric up to?

DETRIC SMITH | WEEKLY WRAPUP

02.18.2021

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Weekly Rant: Why can’t we all just get along?! 

Why can’t trainers all get along?

I get it. We are all small fishes in a big pond competing to get the attention of your ideal clients. Then we jump on social media to post an update and something from another coach catches our eye.

OH, I don’t like that. Let me tell them so and I’ll throw in my two cents worth about their lack of smarts. Maybe their audience will see how intelligent I am and see how uninformed they are. And who knows? It may get me a client.

Now, you’ve possibly made an enemy and you’ve wasted your time and energy being negative. It’s a mistake some of us have made before, attacking other trainers to boost our own ego and status.

It’s okay to point out crap, misinformation and outright lies but this is better done privately. But it is never okay to attack someone personally to boost your own ego or status. If it’s a matter of opinion, better to keep it to yourself and scroll on by.

Better yet turn it into good info to reach your audience. Because when you spend more time and energy reaching your audience with quality info the better for you and your bottom line.

I like this quote from Bruce Lee –

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own.”

In some cases, that popular “influencer” might have a gift with marketing. Maybe we can learn from this. Even if their information is horrible.

Does anything upset you in the fitness industry ? What are you waiting for? Start creating, instead of attacking and complaining.

 

Stuff I’m Featured In

An honor to be featured in EliteFTS! 

Do you ever think about how you think? Developing critical thinking skills will be important to advancing as a personal trainer. As trainers, we often make the same mistakes our clients make. This article will talk about confirmation bias in fitness—how people tend to believe what they already think is true.

 

 

My business, Results Performance Training, is honored to be a host site for the NASM Gymternship Program!  This program will help you transition from getting certified to landing your first personal training job. Nothing beats hands-on experience, networking, and learning from someone who has been in the trenches.

If you are certified by NASM,  check it out below!

 

 
What I’m Reading……

I Was Wrong – Chris Holder


Mindfulness And Fat Loss: A Guide For The Easily Distracted – Mike Howard

Take a deeper dive into mindfulness: What it is, its general health benefits, how it can help with fat loss, as well as some simple, effective ways to implement mindfulness into your daily life.

 
 
How to Do the Things You Keep Avoiding – David Cain
 A great article which will help you identify some useful, tangible, step that obviously has to be done at some point, and get your tasks done.
 


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