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Leadership 101 in 2 Minutes

January 16, 2018

You can give all of your time and effort to your business and to leading your team, but if you haven’t gained your teams’ trust…they will not follow. Here is the good news!

Take the appropriate steps, lead by example and be open and honest with your team and it will go far. It is all about YOUR character….

There are ways to set yourself up for success as a leader and I share them with you in this 2 min video.

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4 Minutes To Successful Comp Sessions

January 9, 2018

It is that time of year where….if you have done the appropriate marketing work….you have lots of potential new clients walking through your doors. Are you ready for them? Do you and your staff  have a specific plan on how to show these potential new clients how you and your staff can be the ticket to their fitness success?

We have a system that all of our trainers use when conducting a first session with a potential new client. This system allows each trainer to use his/her own style, but gives them a guideline on the specific pieces of the puzzle that will lead the potential new client to make a commitment to their fitness and to your business. Read more on 4 Minutes To Successful Comp Sessions…

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Clients Ask. What is The Best Exercise?

December 29, 2017

I am sure you have clients that have asked….”what is the best exercise?” Or they may ask…….

….Is High Intensity Training the way to go? Or is Long, Slow Distance Training better? What cardio exercise brings the best results – is it cycling, rowing, running or something else? What muscle conditioning workouts enhance overall fitness best – is it Bootcamp classes, Barre, Yoga, Pilates or traditional weight training?

If someone decides to get fit and commit to an exercise program, there are a ton of options. It can feel like a kid in a candy store so to speak. But there’s only so much time in a week so how do they choose? First, you are there to help. If you want to give them some info to back up your recommendations then send this along to your clients.
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Your Client’s Wish List

December 12, 2017

Fit Pro friends! Send this list of gift ideas to your clients. They can pass it on to their loved ones. People who exercise regularly are the easiest to buy for because there is always some type of new gadget or the latest and greatest workout gear that they need. Plus even if they already have it, sometimes they get used so much and/or get so stinky, that they will need to upgrade.

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Rally Your Team – Find Business Success!

December 6, 2017

It is the unfortunate truth that many small businesses fail and so many times before they have even had a chance to start!

The fitness industry is no exception. Throughout my years of consulting….I have found that a lack of leadership can be one of the main reasons that fitness businesses struggle.

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Clients Want To Know – Aerobic vs. Anaerobic

November 21, 2017
I am sure many of you have come up against clients who question why they need to do cardio exercise. Of course you know the importance of combining aerobic and anaerobic cardio, strength training, stretching and other forms of exercise…but your clients may not. I always like to give my clients the facts about their fitness and do it in a way that is easy to understand and suggest doable ways to accomplish what I am suggesting.

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Simple Tips For Program Design

November 14, 2017

Do you ever get these questions from your clients?

  • Is High Intensity Training the way to go?

 

  • Or is Long, Slow Distance Training better?

 

  • What cardio exercise brings the best results – is it cycling, rowing, running or something else?

 

  • What muscle conditioning workouts enhance overall fitness best – is it Bootcamp classes, Barre, Yoga, Pilates or traditional weight training?

 

If someone decides to get fit and commit to an exercise program, there are a ton of options. It can feel like a kid in a candy store so to speak. That is where you (as a fitness professional come in!). As you know….there’s only so much time in a week so how do you choose what to prescribe to your clients? And how do you explain your reasoning behind doing so?

Here are a couple reminders the best ways to design programming for your clients. Use these tips on your own and share them curious clients.

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Yes. They Need To Lift Heavy

November 7, 2017

I am sure you preach the importance of strength training with your clients, but sometimes clients need concrete information on WHY they need to lift weights. So, after talking with them about strength training….follow up with the information below:

“Many physiologists and researchers considering Strength Conditioning to be the true Fountain of Youth – the magic “pill” to reverse or prevent a significant portion of the aging process.

Many of the changes people experience as they age are due to a loss in muscle mass. So if we can maintain a significant amount of muscle tissue as we age, we can expect to age much more slowly.

Let’s look at some of the research and benefits of strength training:    

Strength training will increase muscle endurance and strength, improve bone density and posture, boost your metabolism, increase functional capacity, improve your blood pressure and blood lipid levels, decrease joint pain and reduce your risk of falling. In addition, muscle looks good and can improve your overall self esteem and confidence. You’ll move with better strength, balance, coordination and agility and your performance in your recreational pursuits will be enhanced significantly. Read more on Yes. They Need To Lift Heavy…

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Be Prepared – Bad Weather Is Coming!

October 24, 2017

For many of us fitness business owners and managers……we are not only entering one of our busiest times of year, we are also entering a time of year where bad weather is inevitable. Whether it be ice, snow or fog. Make sure you and your staff are aware of your bad weather protocol. Don’t have a bad weather protocol? Take a look at ours and modify it for your needs! Read more on Be Prepared – Bad Weather Is Coming!…

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Generate Revenue With Team Training

October 10, 2017

Have you tried Team Training? Of course we offer private training and partner training and that is our bread and butter, but I am a big believer in diversifying revenue streams. One way to do this is to offer team training. We do and it really works! I asked each of our trainers to come up with a couple Team Training Options that they can each host based on their passions and interests. Read more on Generate Revenue With Team Training…

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