Outdoor Activities to Do in LA with Your Clients

Los Angeles is a great city that invites you to have a good time while being conscious of your health at the same time. It houses a great number of tourist attractions, gyms and spas, cryotherapy centers, and yoga classes all in one place. The metropolis has an easy access to outdoor activities for locals and tourists alike. There are many more places in LA worthy to mention but how can you get from one destination to another? Simple: try any of SteerStrider models. These mobile elliptical bicycles guarantee that you stay fit while enjoying what LA can offer. As a personal trainer you want to keep things exciting for your clients. Check out some of these places to go with your clients to mix it up!

Echo Park Pedalboats

751 N. Echo Park Ave., Echo Park | 213.481.8577

Though smaller compared to Griffith Park or Runyon Canyon, going here is still worth it. You will be treated to marvelous views of Downtown’s skyline and has a long stretch of walking trail. Kids will surely love a fun-filled pedal boat adventure in the afternoon.

Inspiration Point Hike

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd., Pacific Palisades | 310.454.8212

If you are looking for a nearby place where you can have a quick hike or just do some stretching, Inspiration Point is the closest you can get. It is a small area, maybe less than three miles, which starts and ends at the Will Rogers State Park, where you can also have a picnic with your little ones.

Hollywood Farmers Market

1600 Ivar Ave., Hollywood

This place is considered to be the Mecca of health-conscious residents of the city. This is where you can find fresh and organic produce in California. There are fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meats. Aside from agricultural items, you can also enjoy gluten-free bread and brewed coffee on many food stalls. Even if you will not buy or eat anything, just being there and do people-watching is also very enjoyable.

Paseo Miramar

Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades

Paseo Miramar is the best place to catch the perfect view of the sunset. As the sun goes down the horizon, different shades of orange and yellow from the sky are being reflected in the ocean. It has a five-mile hiking trail which can be accessed easily. You can park your car on the street for free. Before your day ends, take a bite of gluten-free cupcakes at Café Vida.

Sunset Ranch

3400 N. Beachwood Dr., Hollywood | 323.469.5450

It is easy to reach the Hollywood sign through a car but why not go there riding a horse? If you seek some thrill, head on to Griffith Park where Sunset Ranch can offer you a spectacular view of LA while on a horseback for the two-and-a-half ride. This is more fun to go to the Hollywood sign, especially for kids.

Quality Workout Videos

You are ready to have your exercise routine recorded, and you are about to choose a video production company to do it. Did you know that choosing the right production company will make or break your fitness Youtube channel? No matter how great the subject or script, the overall quality they give you will determine where your video falls on a scale between powerful and effective or weak and useless.

Yet how do you know what to look for when choosing a production company? Video quality is determined by far more than just the types of equipment used or the price being charged. I’d like to show you why the quality of your video is so important, how to identify what makes great quality, and how to choose a company that will give it to you!

Why choose great quality equipment?

Show viewers a video with below average quality or even the average level of quality many production companies give, they will have trouble focusing on the message. Without all of the elements of quality in your video, it will not achieve the results you are looking for.

On the flip side, when you do have good quality, viewers really don’t notice it. What they notice is the content of the show. They become absorbed in your message. When you watch TV or movies, do you think about the production quality? Most people don’t notice the elements of the show such as shooting, pace, camera work, lighting, sound, editing, music, etc. They experience the show and get the message.

Also keep in mind that the quality of the video and equipment will reflect on the quality of your company, yourself and your message. It’s similar to the principle of dressing for success, like Phil Knight from Nike has said before! Your video can impact your brand. Here are some examples of where quality can make a difference:

– A nicely done workout tape or warm-up instruction video “sets a tone” that can influence the viewer’s perception of your brand, inspire pride and can even motivate them.

– In a sales or marketing video image is everything. For example, who would you hire to manage your weight loss journey? An nutritionist counsellor who drives a Kia or a Lexus? Good video quality identifies you as a credible success who can be trusted, and with something valuable to offer. Poor quality teaches the viewer not to trust you.

– A training tape with good quality says you are knowledgeable and serious about your workout. It will influence viewers to “buy in” to what’s being shown. It also says that you value them enough to give them something valuable.

– A demo tape with good quality says you are a successful in demand consultant.

– A public relations video must have good quality for stations to use it on air, and to draw the viewers’ attention. While paying a high price for your video is not a guarantee of quality, often the opposite is true. Usually the bargain that’s hard to pass up is what you should pass up. There is always someone out there who will charge you less.

Hiring a Personal Trainer To Film Your Fitness Videos

When making a video, selecting a video production company isn’t easy. This is why most clients opt to stay with a great one once they’ve discovered it. To try to find a wide variety of companies you can visit search engines such as Google, check Yellow Pages listings, or ask colleagues/agencies you know already. The accompanying 8 tips will help you to get the right company. The tips will stop you from making any pricey errors.

  1. Search For A Specialist

Different companies come in a multitude of diverse forms. In most cases they are specialists in a certain type of video or sector e.g Corporate Video production. Generally, the more experience a video production company has in your market, the less complicated it is for you to communicate your targets across to them. A professional company will be well-placed to produce a video for your target audience. In most cases, taking the time to look for a specialist company is time well spent.

  1. Obtain Samples & References

A track record counts for a lot. Companies with a great portfolio and client list are generally a safer bet. The more pleased clients a company has, the better. Insist that the production company shows you the latest 3-5 productions they’ve completed within the quoted budget, before calling those clients to see what they think of your video production company and their new video.

  1. Write A Production Brief

A production brief is just an outline of what you want in terms of a video; a list of guidelines for a video producer to work from. An extensive summary, about a page in length, is often more than enough to begin. Without this brief, companies will find it hard to provide you with an exact quote.

  1. Get A Clear Quote

Your company should always be ready to produce a detailed quote free of charge; it’s simple. You should make sure that everything is included in this quote and be aware of any extras in the small print.

  1. Verify The Production Team

If you like a particular video, request/insist that the company use the same creative and production team on your video as well. The expertise and experience of the production team will have a major impact on the creativity and production values of your video.

  1. Approve Re-Writes & Re-Edits

Depending on whether you have agreed otherwise, the right to re-edit the video and re-draft the script should be standard practice until it’s right. These are important opportunities to give feedback and enhance your video in the way you would like. The onus will be on you to give any vital feedback within the arranged time frame or you will delay the production of your video.

  1. Obtain Copyright Ownership

Your video’s copyright is very valuable and being the owner of it will allow you to avoid paying your company more money, as you can distribute it to the multitude of distribution channels yourself.


  1. Arrange A Deadline

If you want your video to be made on time, insist on a written guarantee stating the completion date, that includes penalties for unacceptable delays that weren’t your fault. Make sure that your contract guarantees that your project won’t get overlooked because of another project being undertaken by the video production company.