business success

Take Action. Save Your Fitness Business!

Posted by on November 6, 2020 at 9:41 am

The fitness industry is seeing huge changes right now. We are being pushed to find different ways to help our clients live fit and healthy lives. We are months into this pandemic and I hope you have embraced the changes forced on our industry and maybe even found new revenue streams for your business!

 

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What is Your Differentiator?

Posted by on October 30, 2020 at 9:39 am

Covid 19 has forced us, here at Northwest Personal Training, to rethink and revamp the way we do things. However, even before the pandemic hit, we recognized that our Group Training program shouldn’t be our main focus. Our differentiator is Private Training. There are many business in the fitness industry who do a great job with group training. Businesses such as Orange Theory, Barre, Soul Cycle/Star Cycle and CrossFit are becoming more and more popular.

We know that we shouldn’t be trying to compete with these types of group training options, so we doubled down on marketing our bread and butter….Private Training.

We are known, in our community, as the experts when it comes to Private, Personalized, By Appointment, One-on-one Fitness & Strength Training with World-Class Trainers. Prior to March, we started focusing all of our marketing efforts on Private Training, and now (7 months into the pandemic) we have found that people feel safer in a one-on-one setting where we can more easily control access, flow, disinfecting, distancing etc.

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Highlight Current Clients – Inspire New Clients

Posted by on September 25, 2020 at 8:18 am

2020 has been a tough year for many fitness businesses, but many of us are finding ways to continue to help our clients stay healthy and strong. Here at Northwest Personal Training we wanted to highlight our clients who have remained engaged and motivated over the last year. We also need to encourage more clients to do the same. So….we decided to highlight our amazing clients AND encourage new clients to join us all in one marketing campaign!

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Revamp Workplace Wellness

Posted by on September 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

The CDC reports that 90% of the nation’s $3.5 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. People who don’t exercise, eat poorly and practice unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and suffer the associated health consequences cost the USA a lot of money.

The CDC quantifies exactly how much greater the annual health care costs are for people with certain risk factors and the results are startling and should convince employers and insurance companies to immediately initiate and reward Corporate Workplace Wellness programs.

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Fight 4 Fitness

Posted by on August 14, 2020 at 8:50 am

Who would have ever thought that fitness organizations would be struggling to survive during a health crisis when our communities need us now more than ever?!

My facility is located in Washington state and we have created a Washington Fitness Alliance with hundreds of Washington clubs, Sports and Recreation Centers and fitness professionals. Our goal is to have a united voice when speaking to our Governor and his task force to assure our needs can be represented effectively.

If you are not in the state of Washington, I would encourage you to create a similar type of alliance in your state or province if one does not currently exist.

If you are located in Washington state, please join our alliance (it’s free) and like our Facebook page for regular updates and communication.

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6 Ways to Keep Clients Motivated

Posted by on May 11, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Gyms, yoga studios and pools are closed or slowly reopening. Running and Triathlon races cancelled. It is easy to understand why clients may start to lose their motivation to workout.

As fitness professionals, we all know that the key to maintaining a commitment is to remember the ‘WHY’. Ask your clients …Why do you work out? Why do you race? Remind them that when they dig deep into their motivation, they’ll find that COVID-19 should not affect their ability to stay the course, they may just need to use a different mode of ‘transportation’.

We shared these 6 ways to stay motivated with our clients. Share them with your clients as well.

Let’s keep clients healthy and strong and keep our fitness businesses afloat!

1. Goals

It’s important to remember that the virus has not cancelled your goals. Ask yourself why you exercise, train and race? Most likely you do it to improve your physical strength and endurance, mental health, weight management, stress release and to boost your immune system. Aren’t all of those things still important, and even more so now?

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Take Group Training Virtual!

Posted by on March 26, 2020 at 7:44 am

Fitness Professionals across the globe are scrambling to keep their businesses afloat while so many are staying home. The good news is that you can go virtual and your clients will thank you!

We have decided to use Facebook Live as it seems to be the simplest way to be live AND allow clients to go back and watch workouts later.

Our 4-Week Virtual Group Training Program:

$99. The Virtual Group Training Program is included in our top training memberships.

The cost is per household.

We typically have punch cards as an option for group training sessions, but we will not be able to honor them for the virtual program.

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Revenue Generating Programs

Posted by on February 25, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Your beginning of the year rush is probably starting to slow down. You may be looking for ways to bringing in new clients and ways to keep your current clients engaged with your business and staying healthy.

This is a great time to run a weight loss challenge….or at least start planning for a spring weight loss challenge.

 

 

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Fitness Business Success: Referrals & Social Media

Posted by on February 5, 2020 at 5:37 pm

For the last few weeks we have been focusing on how you are going to make 2020 the most successful year for your fitness business.

Fitness Business: Set 2020 Up For Success

Be Prepared: Hone Your Skills…Now!

Try these last two business critical things to see huge successes this year!

 

Ask for Referrals

Now is the perfect time to ask for referrals. As people are thinking about fitness, you want them to think about you! Hand out those trial passes to everyone you know, promote any programs you are running right now, book those comps and ask your team to help inspire a lot of people!

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Be Prepared – Hone Your Skills…Now!

Posted by on January 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Last week I reviewed some of the best ways to set 2020 up for success.
This week, I will give you a few more tips on how being prepared and honing your skills will make the difference for your fitness business this year.

Be mentally & physically prepared to work hard

You might need to stay late, come in early, work on a weekend. You might be juggling multiple tasks. You might be doing things that aren’t part of your normal job responsibilities. You should be prepared to take phone calls, do tours and be really good at this. Be ready to find out what a clients’ needs are and to show them how you can help them. Be genuine and honest and highlight how much we will take care of them.

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