Most of us look forward to the holiday season and yet, many people also report higher levels of stress throughout the festivities…the endless responsibilities from getting your cards out, decorating the house inside and out, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones and attending every social party and get-together can add a lot of pressure to someone’s life! Whether or not you buy into the holiday season, we all probably experience some level of stress at this time of year. Here’s how to ensure the holidays don’t get you down:
Exercise (yes…I even need to remind fit pros of this):
Bet you guessed this would be at the top of my list.
Exercise is the best de-stressor at any time of year and this still holds true during the holidays. But don’t get yourself worked up if you can’t keep up with your regular fitness regime. Instead set some minimums.
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This holiday season is a good time to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for. Your clients might think you are crazy, but try reminding them of these 10 fitness things they should be thankful for…at the very least they will get a good laugh right?! And hopefully it will motivate them to come see you!
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Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Ten
Now we move on to Step Ten in the effort to help your clients achieve their goals and dream life, but first let’s review the first 9 steps….see below:
Step 1: Lay out your goals
Step 2: Get physical
Step 3: Eating like a champion
Step 4: Realize your potential
Step 5: Be positive
Step 6: Surround yourself with positive people
Step 7: Become a lover of knowledge
Step 8: Don’t let setbacks set you back
Step 9: Be an inspiration to others
STEP 10: Remind Your Clients That Their Past Does Not Equal Their Future and to DREAM BIG!
After working with thousands of people helping them to achieve their goals, one of the saddest things for me is to see someone become a victim to their past. I see so many people make excuses for why they can’t achieve their goals today based on what has happened to them in the years past. I am sure as a fitness professional you see the same thing!
But, the key to your clients achieving their dream life is taking ownership of THEIR tomorrow. Ask them to:
“Take 100% responsibility for where you are, who you want to be and where you want to go.”
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Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Nine
We have moved on to Step 9 of your mission of helping clients achieve their goals and dream lives, but first you may want to view the previous steps:
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Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Seven
As fitness professionals most of us our inherently drawn to learning more, helping more, practicing more….the same may not be true for our clients, but we really should encourage them to become lovers of knowledge just like us! That brings us to Step Seven of assisting our clients in achieving their goals and dream lives…..
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Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Five
Be Positively Positive!
Achieving dreams requires a little thought and effort but anything worth achieving is worth working for. So far we have discussed 4 factors for achieving goals; first, set the goals and create the action steps, secondly, we must encourage our clients to move their bodies, third, our clients must fuel their bodies correctly and fourth, ask your clients not to set limits on what they can achieve.
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First, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF THE BEST FITNESS PROS! Thanks for taking the time to be better for your clients and for our industry!
Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Three
So far we’ve discussed the importance of 1st step, writing down your goals for all areas of your life and taking action and 2nd step, getting physical so you feel great and have the energy to achieve great things.
Today, we discuss the 3rd Step to helping your clients achieve their Dream Life – Eating like a Champion. As you know….it is difficult for clients to live their dream life if they don’t feel well. Ask them to think of their bodies as a high performance race car. They must use the right fuel if they want perform and function optimally.
So….share this info with your clients!
There really is no trick to eating well. It’s stuff we have all heard before. Drink lots of water. Consume a high level of fruits and vegetables. Eat a balanced diet. Minimize alcohol and sugar intake. Control your portion sizes. But there seems to be a gap between knowing what to do and actually adhering to these simple guidelines. There is no special grapefruit, cabbage, Low-protein or High-protein diet or pill that will get you the results you want quickly. And knowledge alone is not power! We all know what we have to do! It is finding the motivation and inspiration to make and adhere to very small changes in our nutrition plan that will facilitate success. Finding the motivation to stick to a healthy nutrition plan day-in-day-out is all it takes. Here’s the good news – you don’t have to starve yourself and you don’t have to limit your diet to bean sprouts and broccoli.
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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. We will be launching these team trainings in January.
Here is how it works and why Team Training is a win for you and win for your clients.
How it works:
- Trainers choose an hour time slot where they don’t have clients and when it isn’t a busy time at the studio.
- That trainer then markets that time slot and tries to bring in at least 2 clients and a maximum of 4 clients to train during that time slot.
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We are quickly approaching Christmas and New Year’s and like many business owners you would like to (and you would like your staff to be able to) spend those days with family and friends, but you don’t want to let your clients down if they are counting on you for a great holiday workout.
Here is what we do. It is good for us and it is good for our clients.
we post our special holiday hours well in advance so that nobody is taken by surprise by the change in hours.
(If you haven’t done this already…now is better than never. Get a quick schedule made up and post it TODAY!)
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One of the most common sales questions we receive from fitness professionals is “how (with all of the different trainers and their different styles) do all of your trainers use the same sales system to sign up 80% or more of the prospective clients they have first sessions with?“
The answer is pretty simple! You MUST have a systematic approach that you know works. I created a system that we use every time we bring a prospective new client through a first session with us. It is tried and true. Even though all of our trainers have different personalities and styles, 80% or more of our prospective clients sign up with is! Having a system like this in place also helps trainers feel confident in a situation that many of them don’t like…SALES!
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