Intrinsic Excellence

Lead the way.

This looks great.

Intrinsic Excellence is Rolando Garcia III's detailed look at the various drivers of success in Personal Training - both on the business development and the leadership sides of the fence. It does this via an investigation of four key areas - the Four Core Competencies - transforming the untamed beast that is a fitness business into something far more manageable.

Intrinsic Excellence.



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