Fit Franchise Gets The Wind Up Chicago City
Posted on: 31/07/2006
Chicago’s personal trainer network franchise celebrates successful first year.
Connecting clients with personal trainers, www.PersonalTrainerNetwork.com has found its niche in Chicago’s fitness market.
Chicago’s newest fitness matchmaker, www.PersonalTrainerNetwork.com, is looking at a bright future after a successful first year matching over 1300 clients with the right personal trainers. Launched in June 2005, Personal Trainer Network, which services Chicago and its five collar counties, has grown its trainer base to over 135 personal trainers representing 58 different specialties and 43 certifications.
“The key to a profitable first year has been customer service, both to our clients and our personal trainers,” says Bill Cummings, president and founder of the company. Unlike many other “Find a someone” websites, Personal Trainer Network follows up every inquiry with a personal phone call within 24 hours and offers attention that is hard to beat. “Not many people expect a phone call or any sort of personal service when they inquire about something on the web,” says Cummings. In addition to being attentive to the needs of the clients, Cummings is also in tune with the needs of his trainers.
“He treats his personal trainers like players on a team,” says Ron White, a PTN trainer certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). “He tries to get to know each trainer as a person first and a training partner second.”
PersonalTrainerNetwork.com was started with a belief that personal trainers can offer great help to those seeking health and fitness benefits. “Personal trainers provide knowledge and motivation, which many people need to get started,” says Cummings. “A lot of people use techniques that they used in high school and they’re getting hurt, or they simply aren’t getting the results that they want.”
Personal Trainer Network’s trainers can get more results with a few weights, an exercise ball and resistance cords than with an entire gym filled with equipment. However, if adventure travel training or kickboxing is preferred, they can provide that too. In addition to personal trainers, Personal Trainer Network offers life and wellness coaches for those who have hit a plateau or need additional support in their pursuit of health. PersonalTrainerNetwork.com’s goal of matching clients with the right fitness professionals seems to have found them a niche in Chicago’s fitness market.
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