client retention

Top 4 Tips to Conducting a Successful Weight Loss Challenge

Posted by on April 20, 2021 at 8:14 am
Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge (weight loss challenge) launched last week. All of our personal trainers recruit members for their team. The trainer’s teams compete against each other to see who can lose the most weight during the challenge.

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Effective Marketing & Programming for Clubs & Studios

Posted by on April 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm

Not every business has the budget of a large fitness chain.

I have written MANY blogs/articles, hosted webinars and conducted trainings on how small fitness businesses and fitness departments can use creativity to be successful….such as:

Cost Effective Marketing Initiatives

Programming

Community Relationships

Client Retention

Success for Fit Pros During a Pandemic

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We Are Doing a Happy Dance!

Posted by on January 22, 2021 at 9:06 am

Here in Washington State all fitness facilities were forced to close when our COVID numbers increased. We worked diligently with the Washington Fitness Alliance to explain why we should remain open. In the end….we were able to reopen on January 11th!

To celebrate and as a way to catch the attention of our clients (and potential new clients) we put together this Happy Dance Video and spread it all over social media and sent it out in our weekly eNewsletter.

I also recorded a video explaining all of our reopening details….AND emailed our clients a summary of the updates we have implemented.


We have all had to stay on our toes over the last year. Fitness facilities have had to be creative and have had to adapt quickly to all of the restrictions and closing. I have found that transparency, regular communication and creativity have been more important than ever! I wanted to share the updates we have made. What are you doing to keep clients safe and coming through your doors/doing sessions online?

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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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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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Exercise Tools Clients Have At Home

Posted by on April 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Since our training studio has been closed for nearly a month due to COVID-19, I’ve been teaching a lot of virtual online classes and training sessions. It has definitely proven that you can train clients remotely!

There are literally hundreds of muscle and cardio exercises you can walk your clients through with absolutely no equipment whatsoever. Their bodies are the best machines!

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Help Clients Reduce Stress With Exercise

Posted by on April 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

People are very stressed out right now with the Coronovirus pandemic. People are worried about getting sick and/or infecting someone else. In addition, your fitness business is likely struggling to figure out how to offset the massive losses in revenues . You probably have employees wondering how they are going to pay the bills if they can’t go to work. It is definitely scary during these uncharted times.

But guess what – stress is not good for your immune system. It makes you more vulnerable, so let’s initiate some steps to manage everyone’s anxiety.

*These are great tips for you, your staff and your clients!*

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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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Racing Events: Get Involved. Get Clients

Posted by on October 23, 2019 at 4:02 am

Hosting a racing event is an excellent way to get new clients walking through your doors and keep current clients motivated and engaged with your business.

Start out by hosting a fun run that starts outside of your business. The initial set up will take some work, but a racing event hosted by your facility could be a the start of a tradition that is beneficial to your community and to your bottom line.

 

It isn’t just the racers who will associate the fun they have at the race….with you and your facility. The volunteers and the spectators will do the same! The idea is that you will have a large group of people right in front of your facility knowing exactly where you are and what a fabulous, community-minded company you are. That’s got to be good for business!

 

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Clients Will Love You and Exercise – Try This!

Posted by on October 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Do you know what our biggest problem is? It is probably your biggest problem too.

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TO EXERCISE!

The biggest problem working in the fitness industry is that we are offering a product that most people hate. So each and every one of us has to do whatever we can to make the experience as enjoyable as we possibly can.

We have to be in the business of getting our members and clients to really us, enjoy being around us, enjoy our environment and how they feel every time they come to our facilities.

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