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Fitness career abroad – Episode 3 with Ben McDonald



Moving abroad carries its challenges for anyone, but a fitness professional relies heavily on reputation and a solid client base. Fitness industry veteran, Ben McDonald, has successfully transferred his well-established fitness career abroad, re-building from the ground up. He joins us on the show to share his story, experience and perspective.


Ben McDonald has worked in the fitness industry since 2004 and currently works for DTS Fitness Education in Canada. He has an extensive and varied sporting background including fencing, board diving, Mixed Martial Arts and has competed in Cricket, Aikido, Boxing, and Rugby. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in numerous UK magazines. He has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered a leading expert in Club bell training. Ben was awarded the 2013 Recognition award at the UK International Fitness Showcase. He is passionate, energetic and his love for the health and fitness industry is contagious.

Ben McDonald, Leading fitness educator

Episode content: Fitness career abroad

This episode covers a broad range of elements, all of which can help to combine in the process of creating a successful fitness career abroad.

  • key motivational factors for success
  • challenges of moving a fitness career abroad
  • fixed versus growth mindset
  • outcome versus processed focused
  • standing out from other fitness professionals
  • connecting with your client base
  • making a memorable impact on future performance
  • Full success acronym: MADE = Motivation, Appreciation, Dedication & Education

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Ben shares an important book recommendation during the show called Mindset by Carol Dweck

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