Bathroom Ads? Why Not?

It is getting progressively more difficult to capture the attention of our clients and potential new clients when trying to advertise our services. The amount of social media and email notices we each get in a day can be overwhelming and that often means we miss things or don’t have the time to read each message carefully. Good news? You have a captive audience right there in your studio and at other local businesses. Yep, in the bathrooms.

Do you place ads on the doors of your bathrooms or on the wall behind the urinals at your studio or fitness facility? If you don’t, you should! Talk about a captive audience.

We create fliers for all of our current events, seminars, specials, holiday closures etc. and place them around the studio, and that includes the doors of the bathrooms. Make sure that you have someone assigned to creating and posting these fliers throughout your facility. Read the rest of Bathroom Ads? Why Not?

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Getting MY Workout In….

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 the rest of Getting MY Workout In….

Motivating Mind Games

Clients come to us for many different reasons, but one of the top reasons is because they need the motivation and accountability that comes with personal training and group training. But, what happens when those same clients are trying to find the motivation to exercise when you aren’t there to push them? Try telling them about these effective mind games that can be big time motivators…..

Mantras

Pick an inspiring phrase that you repeat over and over again to put you in a trance-type state that assures you to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Something like “I can do this”, “I’m stronger than I think I am”, “Keep going”, “Never quit” or “I got this” might do the trick for you.

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Personal Trainer Productivity Means Everything!

I have blogged about how we use productivity reports to gauge how full our personal trainers’ schedules are, as a way to reward personal trainers when they hit specific productivity goals and as a way to measure how our personal training business is doing overall.

Here are 3 blog posts on this topic that will help you understand how our productivity goals work:

Today I wanted to dig a little deeper into what factors should be included in productivity reports and share some questions and answers I have received from fit pros on this topic:

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Are Your Clients Fat AND Fit?

We all have clients that tend to carry extra body fat, but we know these same clients have been working hard and are fit. I recently wrote a blog post for our clients on this very topic! Please share this information with your clients….

“Are you carrying a lot of extra body fat? Although our society as a whole tends to fat-shame, the good news is some evidence suggests that fitness is more important that fatness, as the primary factor in reducing someone’s risk for developing various health problems. The message is this…..

…..fitness is very important whether you’re fat or not. In fact, if you are an exerciser who carries a significant amount of body fat, you can still be fitter and healthier than someone who doesn’t exercise at all and may be skinny.

If you’re not working out, you need to start and if you lose weight on the way, which you will if you follow a good workout program, it’ll be a bonus. Read the rest of Are Your Clients Fat AND Fit?

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Successful Program Design Based on Motivation

The reality that is you could have one client scenario and twenty different trainers would come up with twenty different workout programs. There are so many variables to manipulate that the chances of two trainers designing the same program is next to impossible. So which program is right? Many different types of programs can lead to the same result. As a trainer, you need to have a solid rationale behind why you designed the program that you did. Read the rest of Successful Program Design Based on Motivation

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Work Wonders With Your First Impression

A good first impression can work wonders.” – J. K. Rowling

A good first impression is critical in the personal training industry. You work hard to get a potential new client into your studio and now is your one chance to turn help them and turn them into a paying client.

We have discussed how we conduct our complimentary first session with a potential new client, but today lets take a close look at some simple ways to make that perfect first impression:

  • People are coming to us because they want more energy and a positive, new prospective on life. They will be attracted to someone who exudes these qualities. You must demonstrate an energetic, positive, upbeat and caring personality! 
  • Demonstrate exceptional follow-up skills right from the beginning. For example, call to confirm first appointments, return all inquiries promptly or call clients back when you said you would.  Do a 24 hour thank you call or send out a thank-you card.  These will all demonstrate exceptional organization and business skills.
  • Arrive early and prepared for first sessions (and all sessions :)).
  • The first time you meet your client, be sure to smile, introduce yourself, give a firm handshake. Be sure to focus on them, maintain good eye contact, lean towards them
  • Take notes and acknowledge and repeat their concerns so they know you are listening and trying to understand their personal situation.
  • Mirror your client – which means adapt your style to your client.
  • Gently compliment their energy and their personality.
  • Look for a ‘common ground and then build on that.

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Does Your Team Have The Love?

Last week we reviewed some of the ways to promote teamwork within your Personal Training team. Many times personal trainers LOVE their jobs, but don’t LOVE their co workers quite as much. There can be a sense of competition between personal trainers because they are trying to “win” the most clients.

We include deliberate activities and processes to ensure that our Personal Training team works together rather than fighting against each other: Read the rest of Does Your Team Have The Love?

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Personal Trainers Not Team Players?

In the Personal Training Industry there is an extremely high job satisfaction rate. Personal Trainers love what they do. But the bad news is that many report that they don’t enjoy the relationships they have with fellow personal trainers in their club or community.  There tends to be a sense of competition and resentment among many trainers trying to ‘win’ the same potential clients.

At Northwest Personal Training and Fitness Education we believe very strongly in a team atmosphere. If you’re not a team player, you’re not right for our team.

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Convert Group Clients to Personal Training Clients

At Northwest Personal Training all of our group fitness instructors are also personal trainers at our studio and this set up is a win/win for everyone. Our group fitness clients get high quality instructors who are also personal trainers and can bring their extra expertise to the group setting. Having our personal trainers teach our group fitness classes is a win for our business and here is why….

Personal trainers who are also skilled group fitness instructors have a very easy time of growing their personal training business. It makes sense. If you’re teaching a class to 20, 30, 50 or more participants…..you are in the spotlight. If group fitness clients regularly attend your classes, and they’re thinking about consulting with a trainer, they will most likely come to you because they already know and trust you. Read the rest of Convert Group Clients to Personal Training Clients

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