This past weekend, I was in Orange County, California at Fitness Business Summit.
At the conference there were well over 400 fitness professionals from around the world, learning how to improve their fitness business.
I really didn’t know what to expect from the weekend but I wanted to share a few things that happened.
#1 – The Power in Giving
I work hard to keep updating my blog and sending out information on exercises and injuries.
It is amazing to hear from people that read my emails and blog about how much it has helped them and their clients.
Thank you everyone for the kind words and feedback. It just motivates me to give more.
#2 – Are You Rick?
I still feel weird when people recognize me and ask to take a photo with me.
The above photo is with Alex from Florida.
It is nice that I have been able to help so many fitness professionals and then have them help their clients when it relates to exercises and injuries.
I am so happy when I hear that something they read on the blog or in one of my products helped them or their clients.
#3 – The Best Part of a Conference
The best part of the conference was meeting so many of the fitness professionals that were there.
It was great to meet fitness professionals for the first time and reconnect with so many from all over the world.
It is incredible to hear the different work that fitness professionals are doing to help clients reach their goals. I was talking to one fitness professional Saturday night who is helping army vets recover from head injuries in Colorado – very cool.
#4 – Loosen Up and Be More of Who You Are
This guy did a great presentation on letting your personality out:
The guy in the photo is Elliott Hulse. I could not find the video of him dressed up as the Incredible Hulk but it is great.
During his presentation he talked about letting your personality come out. I know, I have got some feedback on being a little dry when it comes to presenting. I need to work on relaxing and letting a little more of who I am come out. Thanks, Elliott, for that reminder. (Sorry, no plans on dressing up as the Incredible Hulk.)
#5 Even Fitness Professionals Have Injuries
When fitness professionals hear that my focus is injuries, they always share their injury story with me.
I enjoy hearing them and am happy to help.
The injuries that I chatted about on the weekend were patellofemoral pain syndrome, lower back pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, knee pain and concussions.
#6 Something That May Have Help Me Be a Better Basketball Player
I ran into my friend, Alex Marako, while out in Cali and we got talking about basketball ball handling. I think if I knew this tip, it probably would have helped me be a better basketball player.
I know there is so much more I can say but maybe I will leave that for another post.
Rick Kaselj, MS