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Getting MY Workout In….

Posted by on August 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Fit Pros….you are just as busy as the average American and if you are like me…I sometimes find it tough to make time and muster the energy to get my workout in. You’ve been at the gym all day working and training clients. Often, at the end of your shift, you just want to go home and the last thing you want to do is stay longer at the gym to get your own workout in. So how do you stick with your own workout regiment? Read more on Getting MY Workout In…….

Don’t Wake The Sleeping Giant

Posted by on June 26, 2017 at 1:13 am

sleeping_clientAfraid to call that client who is still paying for a membership, but hasn’t been to your fitness club in a LONG time? You shouldn’t be and here’s why…..

The term “Don’t wake the sleeping giant” is used by fitness clubs to describe what happens if you call that fitness club member who hasn’t been into the facility to use their membership for months and even years but continues to pay for their membership.

The idea is that you don’t want to call them and ‘awaken the sleeping giant’ because it will cause many to realize that they are still paying and not using and decide to cancel their membership. So by not calling, a fitness club will continue to collect money and not have to service that member that doesn’t realize or hasn’t taken the time to call in and cancel their membership.

This is exactly opposite to how we do things at Northwest Personal Training. Read more on Don’t Wake The Sleeping Giant…

Group Training – Do Circuits Right!

Posted by on June 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

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Today lets talk about how to do circuits right in your group training session. We all use them, but here are my tips to making circuits fun and how to make them work for you and your clients!

When using circuits, be sure to teach them in a timely fashion

When it is time to teach the group the next exercises in the upcoming circuit, be sure to do it quickly and concisely. You don’t want people waiting around watching for too long.

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Productivity Sweet Spot!

Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Team2012I have blogged about the importance of using productivity goals with trainers. Making sure all of your trainers are in that productivity “sweet spot” can mean success for both the trainer’s bottom line and YOURS! Read my blog post on productivity goals to learn more.

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 3 Injuries

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

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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 what you should recommend if one of your clients gets injured while running.

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

Even if you do everything right, sometimes you still experience nagging aches and pains during your training program.  So what should you do if you find yourself in pain?

As we mentioned earlier, running is a high-impact sport and unfortunately, you may be forced to deal with the symptoms of an injury or an injury-just-waiting to happen.  In the event that this happens, you need to know exactly what to do to hopefully “nip it in the bud”.  If you find yourself experiencing any form of pain around the hip, knee, shins or feet, treat it immediately.  Injuries left untreated, can become chronic and seriously affect your ability to continue with your training program. Read more on Revenue with Running Programs – Part 3 Injuries…

Client Laws of Success That Will Net YOU Success

Posted by on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Did you know that 70% of people who start an exercise program drop out within the first two to three months? These are not good odds!

It’s now widely accepted that the problem has nothing to do with the person but rather with the process. 

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Why Your Clients Might Not Be Losing Fat!

Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

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It is true! Stress and lack of sleep could be why your clients aren’t losing fat….

Let’s face it, most of our clients are running from appointment to appointment, deadline to deadline and continually feeling behind.  Working out with you is just one of the many things on their list. But…..

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YOUR Logo All Over Town!

Posted by on August 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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We are constantly doing different things to ensure that our brand, our business, our studio, our trainers etc….are top of mind when people in our community are thinking about improving or maintaining their health and fitness.

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Personal Training is Affordable!

Posted by on January 4, 2013 at 4:21 am

Happy New Year Fit Pros and welcome to our busiest time of year.  If you have planned and executed your advertising correctly…you should be seeing TONS of potential new clients walk through your doors.  When you sit down to discuss how these potential new clients will work with you it is likely that you will hear this objection: “I would love to hire a personal trainer, but I can’t afford one.” While it’s true that some of our clients have the resources and disposable income to afford the luxury of seeing a personal trainer a number of times per week, most people aren’t in that same position.  Here are a few options we offer so that people CAN afford a personal trainer.

  • Team Training for only $25 per hour – You are sharing the cost of a trainer with a few other people.  Many of our clients can afford to do this once
    or more times per week.
  • Partner training – You share the cost of training with a friend, spouse, or co-worker making training more affordable for both of you.
  • Group Training classes – You can train as much as 6x/week with a trainer for as little as $5/hour. Classes include such incredible workouts as indoor cycling, indoor rowing, bootcamps, yoga, pilates, core conditioning, kick boxing and more.
  • 30 minute workouts – If an hour session is out of your budget, just do 30 minutes.  Trust us, we can give you an extremely effective workout in 30 minutes!
  • Oversee program – You can see us as little as once every 4-8 weeks just to make updates to a program that you follow on your own.  We have many clients that are members at other gyms and just come and see us for their training and to ensure they are progressing appropriately.
  • Specialty programs – We often host various programs that are designed to be cost effective ways for people to workout with us.

Put a list together of your Read more on Personal Training is Affordable!…

Generate Extra Revenue With Team Training

Posted by on December 29, 2012 at 11:19 am

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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