client retention

Encourage Clients This Winter!

Posted by on November 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm

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‘Tis the busy season for most of us in the fitness industry, but sometimes our clients need a little encouragement to keep moving during the cold winter months. Here is what I like to suggest to our clients to keep them moving and coming in to work with our personal trainers this time of year.

In the summer, it’s easier to get outside to cycle, run, walk,or hike but as the weather gets a little colder and the nights a little darker, people spend a lot less time outdoors.  This lack of sunlight often leads to people experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the Winter Blues. Fortunately, I, as well as many other fitness enthusiasts, aren’t affected as much as by the winter blues as others are because of many of these tips below. Read more on Encourage Clients This Winter!…

Revenue with Running Programs Part 9 – Stretching

Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 1:07 am

If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

Today we will focus on the importance of stretching for runners!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Last week, we reviewed the importance of running technique and discussed how muscle tightness can affect your running mechanics.  So this week and next, we will focus on various mobility and release techniques to keep you running strong and injury free. Today, I’m going to start with wall stretching which is a very relaxing way to release and since most runners are super tight to begin with, they are more likely to do it since it’s not so painful!

Complete the following stretching program after each run or workout.  Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds – ideally longer.  And remember, hold each stretch to the point of tension – not pain!

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Lie on your back with your hips close to the wall and your legs positioned straight up against the wall. To make the stretch less intense, move your hips a few inches away from the wall.  To make the stretch more intense, keep your hips positioned right up against the wall and wrap a towel around your feet and lightly pull your legs a few inches away from the wall.  Feel your stretch in the muscles at the back of your upper leg.  Hold this stretch for as long as you feel comfortable – minimum 30 seconds each leg and ideally longer.  Try to relax and breathe in to the stretch.  Feel free to read a magazine or watch T.V. while holding this stretch.  This is a great stretch to do after a run because it assists in the recovery process as blood is flushed from the legs back to the heart.trans Revenue with Running Programs Part 9   Stretching

 

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 5 Strong Feet!

Posted by on September 27, 2014 at 2:34 am

6LidmBf4FgMn0I PCZqRVly5Rjz5NUJHQ4IrKt0K1lI 199x300 Revenue with Running Programs – Part 5 Strong Feet!If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6

Posted by on July 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Our annual 6 week Spring Makeover Challenge allows our clients to participate in a fun, friendly team competition to help them shed that extra winter layer that most of us put in during the cold, dark rainy days.  Each of our trainers recruit team members and we all compete against each other to see who can ramp it up the most and achieve the best results.  There’s nothing like a little peer pressure to get you to do what you need to do to reach your goals.

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 3

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

There are a lot of different ways to achieve the same results.  That’s why during our annual Spring Makeover Challenge, our trainers and their teams compete against each other to see who can shed the greatest amount of body fat in 6 weeks using different approaches.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 2 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review week 1 HERE and week 2 HERE…..every client is different so go ahead and send them this info and help them decide to either adopt one specific approach or try different plans and experiment to see which approach works best for them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 3You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

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Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press – Second of 2 Part Series

Posted by on May 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Last week I provided you with some of the latest & greatest fitness tips from the fitness industry’s top experts. Here are just a couple more that I hope you can use when working with your clients.

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Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press – First of 2 Part Series

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Hey Fit Pros, I recently attended the International Personal Training Summit in Seattle and wanted to share with you some of the highlights from the event in case you weren’t able to be there….

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Intro to YOUR Weight Loss Challenge

Posted by on April 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I wanted to share one last bit of information with you regarding the introduction you give to clients that are starting your weight loss challenge (or really just starting to work with you in general). Below is an excerpt from our Fitness Results Manual (which you can have and make your own…go HERE for more details). This is important information to give to clients that you are helping to reach their goals. Read through and share with your clients!

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Mix It Up For Clients & Get Serious Attention!

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

In today’s world of fast paced life, social media and 100 ways to distract your clients and potential clients….it is essential that you are always thinking about how to mix up what you do for your clients and to find ways to get serious attention.

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Top 7 Exercises – Do You Agree?

Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The American Council of Exercise (ACE) asked 17,000 personal trainers what was the one exercise they couldn’t do without…the 7 exercises personal trainers can’t live without when designing programs for their clients and the winners were: Lunges, Squats, Push-Ups, Abdominal Exercises, Running, Walking, and Yoga.

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