Hi! My name is Glenn Dickstein and I am the founder of NeighborhoodTrainers. I have always believed that everyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle deserves the opportunity. Being able to bring fitness professionals together with people who need assistance to realize their fitness goals is something I have always enjoyed.
After running my first marathon in 1997, I got my personal trainer’s certification (IFPA) with the hope of training people when I was not at my full time position with Marriott Hotels & Resorts. With my certification I helped several of my friend’s with their fitness routines, but had no idea or lacked the courage to go out and sell myself and my skills to grow a personal training business.
Fast forward a decade and I still have my lifelong passion for fitness, but now I am equipped with the sales experience to help build a successful business. After my experiences, I realized that I wanted to be able to help more than one person per hour, but I couldn’t do it alone. I thought of all of those personal trainers who are just like I was ten years prior: Incredible motivators and masters of their fitness domain, but maybe lacking in the sales and marketing department. Thus, NeighborhoodTrainers was conceived.
As a former Corporate Fitness Program Sales Consultant at TSI, I was responsible for the entire sales process, as well as maintaining employee fitness membership programs in some of New York City, Westchester County, and Fairfield County’s largest employers from 2000-2007, in that time I sold over 10,000 memberships and spoken to tens of thousands more potential gym members. My hospitality and fitness industry experiences have provided me with a wonderful combination of listening and selling skills.
I am a certified personal trainer through NESTA and a current certified nutrition and wellness consultant with AFPA. As a fitness enthusiast, I am also a four time marathon finisher, competed in almost 100 distance races, and have completed the Blue Cross Broad Street Run Ten Miler in Philadelphia every year since 1996. I am also on the Board of Trustees of The Gymtime Foundation, helping to raise money for various children’s ailments.
NeighborhoodTrainers is a great place for you, as a fitness professional to take your fitness skills and build them into the successful fitness business you’ve always envisioned. NeighborhoodTrainers is a great resource for fitness minded people to find you. As a small business owner, it is important to show your business in the best light possible and to do that you need exposure and the right tools. One way is to have a webpage that gets traffic. Display yourself, your skills, qualifications, and experience proudly.