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[ January 4, 2021 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Reason Behind Behavior Change Science

As a gym owner, personal trainer, or health professional, you’ve already dealt with the principles of behavior change science. A perfect example is: most of your members will start New Year’s resolutions. And a good majority of them will fail on their goals.

Why?

Because they failed to change the behaviors in order to be successful. Instead of focusing on one or two small changes, they focused on the big picture—and didn’t have a clear path to success.

That’s where you come in. As a trainer or even a gym owner, you know how to change a person’s behavior by focusing on the small steps they need to get to the bigger prize. But, in order for them to be successful, you first need to understand where they are in the change process. Once you’ve determined what stage they are in, it’s time to give the proper guidance so they can move closer to their ultimate goal.

In order for you to be successful, you need a basic understanding of the behavior change stages, and how to navigate them.

The stages include:

Pre-Contemplation—the earliest and hardest stage to navigate. In this stage, the person is unaware they have a problem, so they don’t understand how damaging their behavior actually is.

Contemplation—in this stage, people are more aware of their behavior, and how making a change could benefit them.

Preparation—this stage is where they make small changes towards making a big life change. This is the “baby step” stage where a person is making changes, but needs to be motivated to keep going.

Action stage—in this stage, the person is committed to changing and is taking direct action to accomplish their goals. A person will need internal and external motivation to keep moving in the right direction.

Maintenance—during this stage, the client focuses on avoiding the same mistakes they made in the past. This is where they focus on adopting new habits and avoiding temptation.

Relapse—this often happens during any behavior change. Although it may lead to feelings of failure and frustration, it’s important for them to maintain their confidence. Obstacles will happen, but they can’t let them deter them from future success.

If you can help someone make the changes they need to be healthier, then you will ultimately secure a long-term customer and lead generation source.

It’s important to note, however, that behavior change is not just geared to developing healthier habits. It can be an important tool for getting someone to buy your product or service. If they are unaware there is a problem, they won’t look for solutions.

But if you can help them see the problem, and how they can benefit from your services, it may make the process of selling a membership or training package a lot easier.

If you want to see how you can apply Behavior Change Science to grow your business, schedule your complimentary strategy session below. But do so soon, spots are filling up fast:

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[ November 13, 2020 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Tips To Remember When Fully Reopening Your Gym

A lot of gym owners want to get “back to normal” and focus on fully reopening their gyms. But it’s not just gym owners…but the members and staff as well.

More gyms have either shut their doors, or changed their entire business to maintain their income and revenue. Although returning to “normal” may seem less likely with each passing day…there is hope on the horizon.

With the latest vaccine announcement from Pfizer, it seems that getting back to normal could happen relatively soon. And when that day comes to return to “business as usual,” will you be ready?

Most gym owners may not be ready, which could pose problems to grow your business.

However, if you have the right plan, you can prevent headaches that may come when you’re ready to fully reopen, and get back to what you love.

How To Be Prepared When Restrictions Are Lifted

Every day, it seems like we are getting closer and closer to the fitness industry getting back to normal–and having less restrictions. And this is great news for most gym or fitness business owners.

But are you ready when it’s time to reopen? Most gym and fitness business owners follow a steady approach—with online workouts keeping you afloat, so you can focus your efforts on implementing safety strategies, new programs to meet client demands, and serving your current clientele–while trying to grow membership and revenue.

If you want to make it easier…then you need a plan in place, one that will take the guesswork out of growing your business when restrictions are gone.  Here’s what we recommend to get you ready for the fitness industry getting back to normal:

Revisit Your Pricing

Although it’s important to maintain your current pricing structure, it may be time to adjust accordingly. For example, if you offer online training, you need to adjust your pricing to reflect the alue this service provides. You should also offer more affordable package plans, implement new front end offers, and encourage autoship memberships to meet your consumer where they currently are. Start thinking how you can make signing up an investment in their health.

Tighten Your Sales and Marketing Processes

The first lockdown resulted in membership and program revenue dropping off. So you got creative with programs and memberships, just to maintain membership and revenue.

Getting the right message to current and potential clients, and marketing your current programs and services may net you more leads that could join with the right sales approach in place. This is a crucial step, and could help your business grow once you reopen.

Keep Your Staff Motivated—And Improve Their Current Skills

The landscape in the fitness industry has changed. Online programs, video libraries, and Zoom workouts have kept businesses from completely shutting down during the lockdown.

When the dust settles, and we’re back to normal, your staff may need to improve both online and in-person services—to deliver the best customer experience possible. It’s important for them to understand the expectations, what their clients want, and the best way to help them reach their goals.

Plan, Plan, Plan

As the fitness industry gets “back to normal,” it’s will be important to invest in strategies to make this transition as smooth as possible. But some gym owners may not be ready for a grand reopening, which could limit their growth and overall success.

If you implement these tips now, you may be ready—which could take your gym, or fitness business, to the next level.

In order to be successful, you need to have a dialed-in plan, with clear, concise steps to fix current issues you’re facing. Once you get going, and these mistakes aren’t corrected, it could slow growth and lead to more sleepless nights.

But once the mistakes are corrected…

And you have your sales, marketing, and lead generation strategies in place…

You could see tremendous growth in your business, now and in the future.

Honestly, there is no better time to start building your success plan. Because face it…being ready for the future should be your #1 priority right now.

If you’re struggling right now…

Even if you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…

Things are looking up…and you need to be ready to go when people start resuming their normal lives.

Now, if you don’t feel like you’re as ready as you should be…

Then we’re here to help you. We’ve helped over 26,000 gym and fitness owners take control of their future, and “bulletproof” their businesses.

And so can you.

For a limited time, we’re offering FREE strategy sessions to help you to fix the BIGGEST problem you currently have.

But you need to hurry because all of our available slots are almost gone.

No gimmicks…or pushy sales tactics…and no obligation.

You’ll walk a way with an EXACT plan to fix the BIGGEST problem your gym faces right now.

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Marketing
[ November 6, 2020 by Fitness Revolution 2 Comments ]

Marketing To One A Key To Your Success?

You know your marketing message is one of the best ways to get your message in front of others—especially the people you want to attract into your gym.

But when you’re marketing, it’s better to focus your message on one person—as opposed to a large group of people.

This allows for a stronger, clearer, and more concise message that will resonate with your target market. Even if you want to attract thousands of people to your gym, you’re not going to be successful if you’re trying to market to all of them—and not just a small segment.

Each person has specific needs and goals they want to accomplish. And if your marketing focuses on everything they may want, the message may appear cold and out-of-touch. But, if you’re able to focus your efforts on speaking directly to one person…then your message may impact countless people.

And that’s because they feel that you “get them,” which makes it much easier to sell them on a program or service.

Here’s a quick tip for making your message resonate:

When designing your marketing, pretend you’re talking to your mother…your spouse…or a close friend who has professed a particular need, or result, they want to accomplish. This way, when you’re crafting your marketing message, you’re doing it in a way that will make you feel more connected and engaged to your audience.

If you’re able to satisfy the need of one person…and they are able to share what your gym was able to do for them…

Then they more likely to talk about their experience, which can translate into more business for you–as people read and hear about others experiences that may closely match their needs or pain points.

So…in order to make your marketing more effective, you need to:

  • Market to one person—so you can be more connected to your target market.
  • Understand how your service can impact their lives—and how it solves their problem.
  • This will also give you the information you need so you know how your product can fit into their day.

Take Home Message

Your marketing message is what drives leads into your gym. But having the wrong message, or worse, a message that doesn’t resonate with your target market, could ultimately prevent leads coming into your gym.

If you’re able to speak to your market by focusing on one person—you can finely tune your message, helping you attract the clients you want.

Fixing your marketing strategies can go a long way to boosting leads and sales. And it also happens to be one of the most common mistakes gym owners face.

Just ask Jonathon Price, who struggled keeping his training business open—while dealing with QUADRUPLE the overhead.

He was sitting at $6,000 in revenue…and was the only trainer. He was burnt out…and didn’t know where to go next.

But once he jumped on a call with one of our Success Coaches…he walked away with a plan that eventually led to the breakthrough his business needed.

He had a record month in October—clearing $25,000, while employing 4 trainers. He’s confident he wouldn’t be where he is today without having Fitness Revolution in his corner.

If you want to be like Jonathan—and all our other successful business owners…

Then schedule your FREE call with one of our success coaches today, and we’ll help you fix the biggest problem your business is having. And we’ll do it in less than 55 minutes:

Here’s where to get started.

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[ October 22, 2020 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Get Your Team to Sell Like You

Most gym owners come from a training background, not selling. And the same is true generally for the people they hire.

So, after you’ve learned to become a salesman yourself, you’ll want your team members to sell like you do. 

You’ll need a process to train them, give them the necessary tools and confidence, and track progress. Here are five touchstones to guide you.

1. Foster the Right Mindset

Start by clarifying what you’re selling. It’s the support, accountability, and development of an action plan – the benefits of your programs, not just the programs themselves. Show them that prospects can choose to buy from you, buy from a competitor, or stay in their current situation. And finally, create a safe environment to fail, reflect on mistakes, and hone their sales skills.

2. Have an Airtight Sales Strategy

Establish a sales strategy that everyone follows. This leads to consistency and to judging what’s working and what’s not. We recommend Fitness Revolution’s 5-Step Sales Process. It uses principles of behavior change science to build motivation, and to help prospects understand why they need to make a change — so you  can then show why you’re the best solution.

3. Create Sales Conversations with Roleplay and Observation

Like any skills set, sales competency takes practice and repetition. While roleplay can be uncomfortable and not entirely realistic, it’s the best way to get some experience under your team’s belt before putting them in live sales situations.

4. Provide Live Experience

Give your staff the opportunity to sell on their own. The goal here is for them to develop comfort and confidence in executing the sales process, which leads to better sales development and performance. So, start with lay-ups – not those prospects you know will be tricky.

5. Debrief

Debriefing sales conversations is vital for you to keep a pulse on how your sales staff is performing and developing their selling abilities. It also provides you the opportunity to give feedback and sharpen their skills – and to see what you might need to tweak overall.

Finally, remember to check your own mindset.  If you struggle with trusting employees to have effective sales conversations, then you may need to take your time getting to Step 4. Remember that developing your sales game is never “done.” You’ll want to keep investing in your team members and in yourself.

Besides having issues with sales, and the virus, gym owners have been struggling with 5 additional business killers.

Click HERE to discover what they are!

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[ October 14, 2020 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Know If Your Marketing Is Working

You spend a lot of time and energy on your marketing. 

Have you ever wondered if it was reaching the right audience or producing more clients for your business? 

Successful gyms bake marketing into their operations and budgets. They know it’s something they must keep up all the time – that it’s not an “extra” for when you have a little more time or money, or when you’re feeling creative.

But too many gym owners don’t create a real marketing plan. They just throw a bunch of  random activities and promotions at the wall and see what sticks. 

Marketing your fitness business requires a strategic and calculated approach, especially now when so many things are unknown or out of your control. And, while not all marketing will work, you need to know what’s effective so you can optimize or replace it. 

Keep Track of Your Process and Results

The best way to know if your marketing is bringing new clients and generating revenue is to measure your process and results.

If you think you don’t have time for this, you’re wrong. Either assign it to an assistant or schedule a time block, at least three days a week, to manage your tracking.

It doesn’t take much. Just record:

  • Total number of leads
  • Source of your leads
  • Date the lead was acquired 

This will let you see your overall lead number and which channels or sources are producing.  

Turn Leads into Clients

Effective marketing doesn’t just bring in leads. It brings in leads that turn into paying clients.

The next step in your tracking is identifying which leads participate in your Front End Offer and when.  

From there you want to track which leads turn into clients, the date of conversion, and the value of each client to your business (contract length X monthly membership).  

This will show which marketing channels and types of leads are turning into paying clients. Then you can decide how to invest your time and money. 

You can do all of this with a simple spreadsheet or Google Sheets with formulas to track your marketing success. Fitness Revolution Coaching Partners have access to a Lead Tracker set up and ready to use. 

Want Help?

If you are ready to take the next step with your business and build out a predictable plan to get new clients we’d love to chat with you to see if we can help. You can shorten your learning curve by applying the tools and knowledge that FR has acquired by working with hundreds of fitness business owners. If you would like to speak with a member of the FR team to see how we can help you get unstuck please apply for a FREE 60-minute Discovery Call below.

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[ March 13, 2020 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Protect Your Gym During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus causes disruptions large and small around the world, no business is exempt from its effects – including yours. 

Gyms might experience a drop in attendance. Clients might have questions about sanitation and safety. You and your team could feel confused and disoriented in this unfamiliar territory.

It’s all totally understandable.

But you’re not alone. 

While the world struggles to figure out how to proceed, we have put together some recommendations and resources that can help you through this challenging time.

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Business Recommendations

  • See if you can adjust programming to reduce the use of equipment that can harbor the virus. And try to accommodate safer exercise environments by reducing class sizes, increasing space for members, and taking classes outdoors.
  • Create a new offer or consider restructuring a current offer. For example, can you share an online training library or provide home training? Lead group sessions via Zoom?
  • If you allow freezes or cancellations for medical conditions, you’ll need to clarify what that means.
  • If you have a 24-hour cancellation policy for classes and sessions consider being flexible or even waiving it temporarily.
  • Don’t stop marketing. It’s not a discretionary expense, but a long-term investment essential to the health of your business.
  • Be clear in your messaging. Overcommunicate. Often. Many times. Over and over.

Managing Optics

You need to consider how your business will be viewed by your members, team, and community. Be genuine and authentic in your approach. This is a chance to display leadership during difficult situations and to live your core values.

Make sure:

  • Members know their health and safety is your No. 1 priority. List steps you’ve always taken, along with any additional steps, to foster a clean and safe environment. Reinforce that a healthy lifestyle is a major guard against infection. They need to rest, sleep, hydrate – and exercise even if they’re not coming into the gym.
  • Your team knows how to handle member questions. Keep them informed but not panicked. Urge them to stay home if they’re not feeling well.
  • You have an external message that shows your awareness of the situation; any developments in your business, such as confirmed cases; and what you’re doing to prioritize health and safety in your community. Keep all your communication lines open, and be a good neighbor.

Resources

Finally, staying informed is your best weapon. These are credible sources for ongoing information.

Remember to download our detailed recommendations and resources in PDF form.

It looks like coronavirus will be around for a while, but it will end someday. In the meantime, be careful, be kind, and be patient. We’ll get through it.

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[ May 14, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Email Marketing Tips For Fitness Business Owners

Email marketing is a must have marketing tool for fitness business owners. We’ll walk you through the steps to building your email list, delivering value and converting leads to clients for your fitness business.

There’s a step by step plan for making his work in the video below…

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[ May 14, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Networking To Grow Your Fitness Business

Networking to grow your fitness business DOES NOT mean showing up to a networking group and exchanging business cards. There’s a better, more effective way to network if you want to be the most well-known fitness pro in your community and get more clients.

Let’s talk about the keys to networking for your fitness business…

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[ May 13, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Text Message Follow Up That Doubled Our Conversions

There are some really scary stats out there when it comes to sales follow up…

According to the National Sales Executives Association only 48% of sales people never follow up with a prospect. Yet, 80% of all sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact with a prospect.

Here are the stats for sales people’s activity in follow up:

  • 48% of sales people never follow up
  • 25% of sales people make a second contact and stop
  • 12% of sales people only make three contacts and stop
  • 10% of sales people make more than three contacts

Now, check out the stats on closing deals:

  • 2% of sales are made on the first contact
  • 3% of sales are made on the second contact
  • 5% of sales are made on the third contact
  • 10% of sales are made on the fourth contact
  • 80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact

You can either look at that and think “why do I have to follow up so much” or look at it and see all the amazing opportunity because most sales people are lazy.

But, we get it…

Follow up is tough. It’s grueling work that can wear you down.  

So, we’re always looking for ways to shorten the follow up cycle and engage with a prospect sooner. That’s why we recently implemented a text message follow up for new prospects (like brand new) that has doubled our engagement results and conversions to a Discovery Call.

This is best used for a new lead or prospect within a day (hours if you are able) of them entering your pipeline.  

 

Here’s the script:

Hi [Prospect First Name],

Its [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR BUSINESS NAME].  You recently [action they took].

I wanted to see if/when we could set up a quick 5 min call to discuss [results they want]?

 

There are few reasons this works…

First, text follow up is best for those prospects who are familiar with you and your brand. The fact that a new prospect just took action on something (click an ad, complete a form, download a guide, etc) means that they are primed to solve a problem and know who you are.

Second, you identify yourself and your brand right out of the gate.

Third, you keep it short and sweet.

Finally, you add some value. The call to action of setting up a call to help them brings value to the relationship.

Implementing this text message into our first contact with a prospect helped us get them engaged in a conversation and moved them to a Discovery Call or quick qualifying call.

BONUS

If that single message doesn’t work you can follow up 2 days later with this…

 

Hey, just checking back in to see when we can chat.

 

That simple follow up helped us to move 4 prospects further down the sales pipeline in our first attempt at using it.

Feel free to personalize and adjust these texts to fit your business and your Ideal Client.  

If you want some help putting together a follow up system schedule a 60 min Discovery Call with us and we’ll breakdown your sales pipeline and get a solution in place.

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[ April 16, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

How To Overcome Sales Objections: “I need to check with…”

This is part 3 of our “How To Overcome Objections” blog series. You can see Part 1: Price Objections and Part 2: Think About It Objections by clicking the links.

One of the most difficult objections to overcome is the decision maker objection. Outside of being incredibly pushy or borderline arrogant trying to get someone to make a significant purchase without speaking with a spouse or significant other is difficult.

The best way to avoid this objection is to defuse it earlier in your sales process. During your Discovery Call with the prospect make sure that you let them know that you expect them to make a decision at the end of your Success Session.  

If you do that and still get the decision maker objection that shows up as “I need to talk it over with…”  you can use these start questions. Remember, these are questions to get the conversation started not pushy ways to get someone to buy.

That’s fair. What do you think they will need to know to support your decision?

This question allows you to answer any unknown questions the prospect has and is masking as someone else’s. It also helps you prepare them to persuade the other individual to support them.

If the decision was 100% up to you would you join today?

It’s always easier to put the pressure of telling you no on someone else. This question will help you determine if the prospect wants to join but really needs to talk it over with someone or if they are just afraid to tell you no.

Listen closely to the answer and any indication they are uncomfortable giving you an answer. If you sense that it is the prospect’s way of not having to upset you or tell you no remind them that it’s okay to come to that decision.

Have you mentioned to [person] that we were meeting today?

Most of the time if a person mentions that they are meeting with a personal trainer to another decision maker in their life they would discuss the possibility of signing up. So, if the answer is no you can ask why they didn’t mention it. If the answer is yes you ask if they talked about the criteria that would need to be met for them to sign up and where you missed the mark.

Do this in a very nurturing way to gain understanding. Avoid being confrontational.

What would make [person] say no?

You want to smoke out anything that would be a deal breaker for the prospect and the decision maker. Find out what these deal breakers are and prepare your prospect to overcome them or get around them in the discussion with the other decision maker.

How can I help you prepare to talk with them?

This is a great way to advocate for your prospect. Show them that you are there to help them get through this and make a great decision. Provide them information, talking points and assistance in any way possible.  

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[ April 9, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

How To Overcome Sales Objections: “Let Me Think About It“

The response after our “How To Overcome Price Objections” blog posts was awesome! So, we knew you wanted more ideas and tips to overcome other sales objections.  

This post will cover the infamous “Let me think it over” or “Let me think about it” objection that you get in sales. We will follow this up next week with a final post to cover the final most common objection you’ll hear in sales (but you have to wait to see what it is).

Using the following questions and tips will help you understand if the prospect sitting in front of you really needs to think about joining your program or if they are politely telling you know with the objection. These questions aren’t meant to strong-arm someone into buying, but rather help you engage in a conversation to understand more about what would help them make a decision

Let’s start with these questions…

What’s Holding You Back?

This objection is a nicer way of saying “okay, what in the heck is it that you really need to think about”. If you have done a great job of discovering the challenges and problem the prospect is trying to solve then they should be ready to make a decision (even if that is to not join).

You want to spark up conversation and help the prospect process what it is that has them unsure. Often times they won’t really know so you have to lead them through the process.

Was there something I didn’t cover today?

This is a great way to find out if you missed a key piece of information or forgot to ask a critical question. Everyone has their own mental checklist of things that have to be addressed before buying, you may have missed your prospect’s.  

What else are you considering? Is there a bigger priority for you right now?

This will help you understand if they are shopping around and didn’t tell you. It also smokes out the importance of their fitness. You want to know how you are being assessed and need to know if they are looking at other options so you can address it with your differentiators.  

Again, these questions get the conversation started. You need to ask follow up questions based on the answers to overcome the objections.

What circumstances will have changed in [time]?

If you have someone saying they need to wait a few weeks or think about it for a few days it’s okay to politely ask what will have changed in that time frame. This is particularly great for prospects who want to wait weeks or months before starting.

This gives you the chance to allow them to see starting now is the best thing to do or at least get them thinking about what will or won’t be different in that timeframe.

How will you know this is the right program for you?

If they need to consider making a purchase there’s a chance they aren’t sure this is the right fit. Go ahead and directly ask them how they will know this is (or isn’t) the right program. The answers will tell you if you hit everything they needed to make that decision or if you missed something.

They may also talk themselves right into buying if you can walk them through it.

I understand. A few clients just like you were in a similar situation. They ultimately decided to join because…

This is a great chance to relate their current situation with a client success story. Most people feel alone in their decision making so showing them you understand, empathize and have worked with others like them allow them to feel more comfortable.

A lot of times when someone tells me they need to think it over what they really mean is “No thanks.” Is that what’s happening here?

This is a riskier move but very powerful. If you tend to have a lot of people ‘think it over’ and then not make a decision or ‘ghost’ you after they leave the Success Session you need to refine your sales process, but you can use the technique to uncover a hidden ‘no’.

Prospects are often afraid to tell you no because they don’t want to offend you. Giving them permission to say no with this question can get a decision made and allow you to understand how to help the prospect make the best decision.

Okay, that makes sense. Here’s what we should do next…”

You want to control the sales process and not leaving anything up to chance. However, there are some people who simply need to think over big purchases. In that case, show them you understand but also control the process by laying out next steps and getting a clear commitment that the individual will make a decision.

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If you have trouble closing sales or need a powerful script to help you overcome objections download our free scripts and audio now.

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[ April 2, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Fitness Pros Referral Checklist

Want more client referrals? Here’s a quick checklist to make sure your referral program is on point.

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[ March 28, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Number One Skill To Sell More Personal Training

You can improve your personal training sales by honing in one simple skill that you are already doing every day.

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[ March 19, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

How To Overcome Price Objections

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a client throw up an objection that you weren’t expecting and can’t overcome it. Instead of convincing them and pushing them to make a decision take this approach.

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[ March 14, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Master Your Fitness Business Growth: Increase Sales & Profits With Strategy

Let FR show you how and when to hold planning sessions that will propel your business forward and help you see faster results.

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[ March 12, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

10 Keys to a Successful Fitness Business

One of the fastest ways to grow your business is to look at what others have done to grow and find success in theirs. That doesn’t mean you copy exactly what they do, or that your business has to look exactly like their business…

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[ March 8, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Blueprint For Fitness Business Success

Business doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact when it comes right down to it there are 3 things that will determine your success. These 3 things are the blueprint for fitness business owners to use if they want to see faster growth and take their business to the next level.

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[ February 28, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Success Habits Of Successful Fitness Business Owners

Success is more about the habits, routines, and structure you place in your life than it is about your talent, skill or abilities.

 

As a business owner, we tend to revolt against structure and routines that may restrict what we do. We want freedom and choice.  

 

The hard truth is the structure, habits, and routines are what give you the freedom and create the growth you want in your business. That includes increasing your productivity and time management.   

 

Here’s a quick video where I’ll show you how to implement a few key habits that can help you maximize your productivity and allow you to put your unique ability to use to grow your business.

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[ February 26, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

3 Keys To Developing Stronger Systems For Scaling Your Fitness Business

Growing, or scaling your fitness business isn’t easy. It takes more than a FB ad, a couple checklists and great training. If you would look at many fitness businesses that have found some success, usually in the $10,000/mo-$25,000/mo revenue range, there is one thing that really holds them back…systems.

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[ February 21, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Streamline Your Fitness Business

We are going to provide a few tips to help you develop better fitness business systems.

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[ February 20, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Using Role Play To Grow Your Fitness Business

Train your team how to handle difficult situations, think on their feet and help grow your fitness business with these role playing tips.

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[ February 14, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Why Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Is So Profitable For Fitness Businesses

Learning more about pre- and postnatal coaching is one thing, but turning that knowledge into results for your clients (and growing your business) is another.

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[ February 14, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Get Results Through Others In Your Fitness Business

If you don’t learn how to build a team and get results through them you will always be stuck with a JOB not a business.

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[ February 12, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Build Your Confidence as a Business Owner

As you are faced with new challenges as a fitness business owner it’s critical that you develop the courage and confidence to make the decisions required to get your fitness business to the next level.

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[ February 7, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Difference Between Working In Vs Working On Your Business

It’s easy to get stuck spending all your time working in your business and never find time to work on your fitness business. Here are some quick tips to help you accelerate your growth.

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[ January 31, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

3 Rules Successful Business Pros Live By

If you want to move up to the front of the pack and transform from a self employed fitness pro to a fitness business owner you need to follow these 3 rules.

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[ January 29, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Know If Your Marketing Is Working

You spend a lot of time and energy in your marketing. You need to know what is working and what’s not. We cover how to determine your marketing success in this blog.

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[ January 24, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Successful Mindsets For The Fitness Entrepreneur

The X’s and O’s of running a fitness business and being a fitness entrepreneur are relatively easy to discover and implement in your business. However, if you don’t master your mindset you’ll struggle to find success.

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[ January 22, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

4 Ways To Get ‘Unstuck’ In Your Fitness Business

When your growth stops how do you get ‘unstuck’ in your fitness business? There are 4 key areas you need to focus on as the business to kickstart your growth again.

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[ January 17, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Why Your Fitness Business Is Stuck & What To Do About It

Many fitness business owners end up stuck. There’s a common cause of ‘getting stuck’ at all levels and a simple way to ‘get unstuck. I’ll explain in the video…

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[ January 15, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

Fitness Business Marketing For 2019

Getting more clients and adding revenue is challenging for any business, but fitness business marketing can particularly difficult due to low budgets, manpower and time. Here’s what will work for you in 2019.

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[ January 10, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Increase Your Productivity & Grow Your Fitness Business

Maximizing your time and getting the stuff that matters done is critical to your fitness business. Here’s what no one else is telling you about productivity in your fitness business.

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[ January 8, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

3 Fitness Business Mistakes To Avoid

Don’t make these 3 critical fitness business mistakes if you want to maximize your growth and get fast results.

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[ January 4, 2019 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Build A Plan To Hit Your Business Goals

Here’s a quick tutorial on creating plans that guarantee you hit your biggest business goals.

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[ December 31, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Top Fitness Business Content of 2018

There’s a log of information out there telling you how to run and grow your fitness business. We put out at least one new blog post and video per week covering a variety of topics from marketing and sales to time managment and hiring.

Here are the top blog posts, videos and free resources from 2018…

Top Fitness Business Blog Posts 2018

With over 270,000 views here are the most read blog posts from 2018!

13 Questions To Ask In Every Personal Training Sales Consultation

The Fitness Pros Ultimate Guide To Maximizing Productivity & Achieving Your Biggest Goals The


How to Use Social Media for Your Personal Training Business


The Fitness Pro’s Guide For Business Success


How To Build Systems To Automate Your Fitness Business

How To Build Systems To Automate Your Fitness Business

Top Fitness Business Videos 2018

With over 41,000 total minutes of video watched from our YouTube channel here are teh top videos from 2018…

Top Fitness Business Free Resource 2018

Killer Testimonial Cheatsheet

Killer Testimonial Cheatsheet

How To Create Your Fitness Business Marketing Plan

How To Create Your Fitness Business Marketing Plan

Surefire Closing Scripts

Surefire Closing Scripts

Fitness Business Marketing Calendar

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[ December 28, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

4 Steps To Grow Your Fitness Business In 2019

Ever wonder why your best plans for growth fall apart and you end up stuck? To grow your fitness business you need to align your vision, goals, plans and actions to achieve momentum.

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[ December 24, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 1 Comment ]

How to Find Good Staff for Your Fitness Business

If you want to transition from being self-employed to being a business owner you need to build a great team. Your business should be able to run without you there 100% of the time. Unfortunately, many fitness business owners who start off as great trainers or coaches struggle to let go of the day to day operations in their business

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[ December 20, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Become A Leader In Your Fitness Business

Once you’ve learned to sell and market your fitness business the next big jump for you professionally will require you to develop into a leader. There are a few critical steps you’ll need to take if you want to become a better leader.  

Let me share a recent experience of my own to help you understand the importance of becoming a fitness business leader and how to do it…

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[ December 17, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Increase Your Personal Training Revenue

You’ve got some big goals for your personal training business. Most of those goals are probably tied to increase your personal training revenue or profits.  

To increase your revenue you have to:

  • Increase the number of new customers
  • Increase the value of each sale
  • Increase the frequency of sales

Let’s take a look at 3 simple ways to increase your personal training revenue.

Raise Your Prices

When is the last time you raised your rates? I know, I know…it can a scary proposition to increase the cost of your services. The little voices in your head start telling you that you’ll lose clients or won’t be able to sell new clients because of your increased rates.

For most personal training businesses the opposite is true! It will be no more challenging to sell at your new rates than your previous rates. And, your current clients won’t all jump ship.

Look at increasing your current client’s rates by $5-20/mo. That small price increase won’t be enough to drive anyone away. For new clients you can increase your rates by $20-50/mo or 10-25% depending your comfort level.  

Invest In Your Marketing

There’s a good chance that you aren’t investing enough into your marketing. The best way for most personal training businesses to increase revenues is by creating more opportunities to sell their services. Those opportunities need to come in the form of new leads.  

Learn how to run Facebook ads, expand your social media marketing, increase your networking, start your email list, etc. If you don’t have the time to learn how to do it or don’t want to learn how to do it then outsource it.

Lead Engine Marketing is the lead gen secret weapon for many of our best coaching clients here at Fitness Revolution. For a small fee you can have someone set up your Facebook ads and send leads into your funnel so that you can focus on closing those leads.   

Offer High End Services

There’s a good chance 10% of your current clients would be willing to spend more money with you for high end services. Putting together a premium offer, with big margins, for your best customers can help you generate some revenue easily.

You could offer nutrition coaching/planning services, individualized training (such as a few 1-1 sessions month), all access passes to your workshops/challenge, or concierge level services. With the concierge level services you would partner with meal prep companies, massage therapists, chiros, etc to create a package for this individual at a premium.

Increase Your Wallet Share

This is a term that I recently heard and didn’t really get until I spent some time thinking about it. Your current clients, your entire market really, has a set amount of money they are going to spend each month. If you can provide valuable services or products to increase the share of that money then you’ll have no issue growing your business.

This is not about being greedy! These clients are going to spend the money either way. They would love to spend it with someone they already know, like and trust (THAT’S YOU!)

If you need a little help increasing your personal training revenues book a complimentary call with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to uncover hidden opportunities in your business.

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[ December 13, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Grow Your Fitness Business

How do you consistently and constantly grow your fitness business? You develop skills that allow you to generate more revenue and create a following. 

Once you understand how to attract leads, convert those leads to clients and become a leader you will have the keys to success. Not only will you be able to control your growth but you can inspire others to help you accomplish your mission.

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[ December 11, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Create Your Fitness Business Breakthrough: 3 Steps To Growth

Discovering the opportunities that will put your fitness business on the fast track for success can be a challenge. Always staying caught up in the day to day of running your business can distract you from the strategic level thinking required for breakthroughs.

The Fitness Revolution Fitness Business Alignment System™, the most effective strategic approach to running your fitness business, is set up to allow you to step out of your business at key periods during the year to plan and adjust as needed to hit your goals.

No matter how this past year has turned out for you a solid Annual Business Review can help you get the momentum you want for the coming year.  

If you want a complete overview of the annual planning session check out this blog post.

Your Annual Business Review will be a success if you follow this simple advice…

Step Away From The Gym

Trying to evaluate your current progress and strategically think about what you need to accomplish next is extremely challenging if you do it in your daily environment. Get outside of the gym for a few hours to prepare for and complete your Annual Business Review.

You will be tempted to check off a few tasks or complete your daily work if you try to do this in the gym.  

Find a place where you can settle in for a few hours to think.

Don’t Rush It

Transitioning from your daily routine to strategic thinking can be difficult. Often times I’ll find myself struggling for close to an hour to get in the flow of thinking strategically. It takes practice and is definitely a skill to develop.

Make sure you give yourself ample time to make this transition. Avoid giving up when things seem difficult or you get stuck on a thought. Often times the moments after that, if you are willing to grind through it, are where the magic happens.

Don’t Worry About How

You’ll be tempted to fix a problem right away or might get tripped up because you don’t know how to accomplish something that you think is really important. Stay out of the ‘how’ and on the ‘what’ in your review and planning sessions.

What the heck does that mean?  

Don’t worry about the steps needed to take to get your plan done or accomplish a goal. You can figure out HOW you will do it later. The most important thing to focus on during these sessions is WHAT you need to accomplish or fix.  

If you stick to that your mind will open up and you can explore out of the box solutions to your problems and attack them from different angles.  

That change in approach is what leads to big breakthroughs.

Need help…

It’s not easy to get through this alone. Oftentimes a business owner is too close the issues to really be able to step back and see the path to hitting their goals. That’s why a coach is so valuable when creating your plans. They challenge you to look at things differently and help you develop as a business owner. If you’d like to see if coaching could be a good fit for you let’s give it a test run! Schedule a complimentary Discovery Call today…

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[ December 6, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

What If You Hate Marketing?

You need a fitness marketing plan if you want to build your client list and generate more sales for your business. But, many fitness pros hate marketing…

So, what’s the answer?

Check out this short video to find out, and if you’re up to it take my 30-day challenge!

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[ December 4, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

3 Steps To Improve Your Marketing & Get More Personal Training Clients

The fastest way to help more people is to learn how to attract more of them into your personal training business. If you’d like to get more personal training clients for your business, and who wouldn’t, then marketing is critical.  

Let’s assume you have the required credentials, certifications or education to deliver great results (and that you are doing it with the clients that you have now). You won’t extend your reach, help more people and, in turn, make more money if you don’t learn to promote yourself and your business.  

There are 3 simple steps you can take to improve your marketing and get more personal training clients! Keep reading to find out what they are…

Get Clear On Your Ideal Client

The power of identifying your ideal client isn’t in having a nice avatar or profile to add to your business strategy. You get the biggest benefit by learning how to understand the pains, challenges and fears that your Ideal Client deals with on a daily basis.

Luckily, your training programs solve those problems for them!  

Here’s a short list of info you need to build into your Ideal Client Profile:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Family
  • Occupation
  • Income
  • Home Type
  • Neighborhood/Subdivision
  • Hobbies
  • Activities
  • Pains
  • Goals
  • Challenges
  • Fears
  • Objections

Build Your Ideal Client Marketing Plan

Now that you are clear on who you are marketing to and what problems you can help them solve with your training programs getting your marketing in front of them will be much easier.  

A great marketing plan will include marketing activities that work to get the attention of your Ideal Client and motivate them to take the next step with you. This plan also needs to be diversified. You don’t want to rely on one source of leads to get more personal training clients.

You should have an internal, offline and online marketing activity in play at all times. The minimum acceptable is one activity per channel. The perfect amount of marketing is the amount that helps you reach your sales and growth goals.

Figure out how you will get your marketing message out to your Ideal Client. This includes referral programs, social media, Facebook ads, networking, public speaking, writing, podcasts, etc.

When creating your marketing plan consider how your Ideal Client will see your marketing and what you’ll ask them to do to take the next step with you. It’s easy to say you’re going to write blogs for your marketing, but if no one sees the blogs you write they aren’t going to produce for you.

The most effective marketing activities usually require the biggest investment of your time, energy or money. For example networking is still very effective (when done right) but it requires time or Facebook ads can get you a lot of leads but require a financial investment.   

Measure Your Results

There’s no way to know what is working or how to speed up your growth if you don’t measure your results. Tracking your leads, where those leads come from and your conversion rate from lead to client will give you a lot of insight into your marketing.

Remember, the real outcome we want to achieve with marketing is more personal training clients. Getting 1,000 leads is great, but not if none of them become clients.   

You want to be able to look back and know what marketing activities brought in the most leads, which produced the most clients, and your overall conversion rate. With this information you can identify bottlenecks or key areas to improve your marketing and sales.

The Best Plan Needs Action…

A perfect marketing plan is only good if you implement. Imagine creating the perfect workout for your client, guaranteed to get them the results they want in record time, but they didn’t show up to the gym to actually put in the work.  

They end up with the same poor results they’ve always got from training, right?  

That’s how many fitness business owners treat a marketing plan. They create it, spend time building a marketing calendar and never get out to actual market!  

If you need some help creating a great plan and a little accountability to ensure you implement it schedule a complimentary call today where we’ll discuss your current marketing and put a plan together to get you more clients and increase revenues.

Schedule Your Call Now

 

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[ November 30, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Dealing With Pricing Questions From Your Leads

What do you say when a lead calls in or emails in asking “What do you charge?” Your answer could be the difference in turning that lead into a client or scaring them away.  

There’s a very strategic and systematic way to approach pricing questions, especially when they come early in your relationship with a leads…like that first call! If you dodge the question you look shady.  If you try to pitch your services and justify your prices you could scare them away or confuse them.

Here’s what to do instead…

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[ November 26, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Build A Personal Training Business: 5 Keys To Success

Running a personal training business is tough work! From the day you decide to start you will be faced with challenges, obstacles and difficult decisions that you’ve likely never thought about or been prepared to handle.

Taking action and implementing the following 5 key elements into your personal training business will give you the best shot for fast growth and success.    

A Sales System That Delivers Predictable Results

The fastest way to fail in your personal training business is not being able to get clients to pay you for your services. You have to be able to get clients to pay you, and pay you what you’re worth, if you want to grow.  

The first step is creating a system that you can use during your consultations that increase your chances of success with the sale. Here are 7 sales tips from fitness pros who have crushed their sales goals.  

A Marketing Plan To Generate New Leads

Learning how to implement marketing systems and put a marketing plan in place for your personal training business gives you control over your growth. You can’t survive off word of mouth marketing and referrals forever.  

The best marketing plan for personal training businesses is the Triple A Marketing Method. In less than an hour you can create a plan to attract more leads that is based on your strengths and allows you to focus your efforts on the highest return activities.

You have to take action if you want to get more clients. This plan show you how to get crystal clear on what actions to take.

A Productivity Routine

You don’t have an endless amount of time or energy to run your personal training business. The busy you get the tougher it will be to get it all done. This is why you need an operating routine in your business that allows you maximize your productivity.

Your productivity routine should improve communication within your business, allow you to stay focused on the most important projects and get more done in less time. If you feel like you are always running around with your hair on fire your current routine isn’t working.

Delegate Lower Level Tasks

Every minute you spend on a task that keeps you from marketing, selling, training or falls outside of your highest priorities as the business owner is lost opportunity. It’s costing you money!

Enter the skill of delegation. From the solopreneur to the business owner with a large team delegation is a skill that must be developed and implemented to grow the business. There will be a time where you’ll have to ‘wear all the hats’ in your business, but it shouldn’t last long.

Systemize & Scale

Developing systems and scaling a personal training business is often misunderstood. These are typically buzzwords that get thrown around in the industry.   

Systems are a set of tasks completed to deliver predictable results. However, systems shouldn’t be built out so in depth that they hinder the people trying to implement them. The systems you put in place should empower the people running them to do their job more effectively.  

Here’s a short article showing you how to create systems using the 20/80 rule.

To scale you need to be able to replicate those predictable results your systems create.  That requires that you hire the right people or outsource the right tasks so that others are getting results for you.

BONUS: Get A Coach

A business coach can help you get results faster.  They will have the experience and expertise to know what questions to ask you, understand the solutions to your problems, and teach you how to think like a business owner.  

Having a coach is like having a cheat code for a video game.  It removes a lot of the obstacles that keep you from having success.  Your clients hire you to help them devise a plan to reach their fitness goals and a business coach can do the same for your business/personal income goals.

If you want to see how a coach can help or where to start click the button below to schedule a complimentary call…

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[ November 23, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

A Better Way To Sell Personal Training

Selling personal training doesn’t come naturally to most fitness pros. We got into this business because we love helping people, not because we love selling.  

There’s a better, easier way to sell (that doesn’t force you to be like every other salesperson), allows you to charge what you are worth and removes the need to pitch your services.

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[ November 19, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Personal Training Sales: 20 Questions To Qualify Prospects

Learning how to properly qualify a prospect in your personal training sales process is a skill that all fitness pros need to acquire. Avoiding the trap of qualifying off budget alone will help you convert more prospects into clients.   

Many prospects ask about price or what type of programs you offer because they don’t know where to start in their discovery process. You need to step up and take the lead in these conversations by redirecting the questions and focusing on their needs.

If you need a more indepth review of a process for qualifying prospects make sure to watch our How To Qualify Leads And Close More Sales For Your Fitness Business Video.

You don’t need to ask all 20 of the questions below when qualifying a prospect. Use this list as a guide to help you accomplish your end goal and booking a Success Session or consult.

20 PERSONAL TRAINING SALES QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS

  1. Why are you looking to join a training program now? What triggered your decision to join? What’s made this so urgent or important?
  2. What experiences, good and bad, have you had with other fitness programs? What do you want to be different this time?
  3. What results do you expect to see from the work we do in our programs?
  4. What are your personal goals?
  5. What’s your most important and urgent priority?
  6. What’s keeping you from overcoming or your challenges?
  7. What have you been doing to overcome this challenge?
  8. What have you done in the past that you would like to be doing today?
  9. What do you want to be the best at?
  10. What’s is the value of your health and fitness?
  11. Are your current efforts showing results?
  12. What do you struggle with most?
  13. How could you improve your relationship with health and fitness?
  14. How did you discover us? Have you taken the time to look at similar services?
  15. Who’s involved in making the decision?
  16. If you don’t join this program, how will you meet your goal? What will you do?
  17. How will you determine if we have been successful?
  18. If you don’t reach your goals, how will it affect your life?
  19. If we are able to help you reach your goals, how much is that worth to your quality of life?
  20. What makes you lose sleep at night? Or what do you need so you can sleep at night?

Need Help Growing Your Sales & Income?

Schedule a complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ November 15, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Personal Training Sales: Stop Discounting!

Everyone loves a deal, but there’s no reason you have to discount your personal training services! If you’re constantly getting asked to discount your prices in your personal training sales process then you need to make two changes right away.

The first is changing how you buy things and the second is in how you sell your programs. Learn how to make these changes so that you stop getting asked to discount (and stop allowing discounts).  

Want Help Increasing Your Sales & Income?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ November 12, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Holiday Marketing Tips For Personal Trainers

Most fitness business owners dread the holiday season that ends the year. Client consistency declines and new clients are holding out until the start of the New Year to make any changes.   

You can still increase sales and get more personal training clients during this notoriously slow time of year. Here are a few tips to ramp up your marketing and get more clients…

Run a Holiday Challenge

Back when I was running my studio there was a statistic that came out stating the average person gains 10 lbs between Thanksgiving and the New Year. To help our community combat this weight gain we ran a short 21 day challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

People are busy during this time of year and fitness is usually a second thought, but if you can make it easy for someone to maintain their weight or even lose a few pounds over the holidays with a small challenge you can bring in some extra revenue and get some great Front End Offer clients to convert to Core Offer clients in the New Year.

Reactivate Previous Clients

There’s a good chance that former clients are going to be looking for a fitness solution in the coming year. Comb through your list of former clients and create a reactivation campaign for those who left on good terms or just fell off from your programs to bring them back. \

Holiday Gift Card Programs

During Black Friday or Cyber Monday you can sell holiday gift cards to your current clients to provide as gifts or to use themselves for upgrades. You can sell gift cards for a specific Front End Offer, pre-sell a New Year Challenge, offer discounts on gift cards or provide upgrade packages to generate some new sales.

Premium Programs

Many of your best clients are willing to invest a little more with you for a premium level program. Run a few specials to your best clients to offer them additional training, premium level services or paid in full packages that generate some extra revenue for you at the end of the year.

Be careful here not to discount too heavily or to take a big hit on your monthly recurring revenue coming in from these clients.  

Give Back To Your Community

Find an organization to partner with during the holidays to give back to your community. You can volunteer your (and your client’s) time, donate money, or collect food/gifts/money for an organization.  

This is a great way to get some exposure but also to help those who need a little help. Each year in my studio we did food drive, charity bootcamps, adopted a family and a ran a toy drive during the holidays. Our clients were always happy to participate, we got some good exposure in the media and from the organizations we helped and collected a few leads along the way.  

It’s up to you…

You can sit around and complain about the holidays being slow or people not wanting to start their fitness programs during this time of year or you can take action. With the right plan and some focused marketing activities you can grow your business during this traditionally slow time of year for personal trainers.

Pick one or two of the tips from above and include them in your marketing plan for the rest of the year.

Need Help Growing Your Business?

Schedule a complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ November 8, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Your Most Powerful Fitness Sales Tool

Most fitness business owners and fitness pros sell by pitching their services to prospective new clients. You lay out all the great features of your program and how you can help this client without ever finding out what they really need.

Instead of pitching try adding this new tool to your sales toolbox…

Want Help Increasing Your Sales & Income?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ November 6, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Building A Fitness Business Team: 3 Things Your Team Needs From A Leader

As a business owner you can only grow your business to a certain level by yourself. The long hours and endless tasks will burn you out if you don’t find a way to build a fitness business team to help you out.

Most fitness business owners make their hires out of desperation, especially at first. You let the stress pile up, push burnout right to the brink and then finally decide you’ll make a hire. You quickly find someone you think can ‘do it all’ and bring them on. Instead of planning their onboarding you throw everything you don’t want to do at them and hope they figure it out.

It may not seem that unplanned while you are going through it but very few first time managers and new business owners make a great first hire. They end up having to replace that person within a few months and end up right back where they started.

If you want to make a great hire check out our “How to Hire The First Employee For Your Fitness Business” article and implement the process laid out there. Once you have that person in place it’s time to build them up and reinvest the time you spent on the tasks they will take on into developing them.

A great team member, one who is going to help drive your business growth, will want 3 things:

  1. What should I be doing and how well
  2. How will I be rewarded
  3. How can I improve my performance?

What Should I Do & How Well?

Clarity provides energy. When your team knows exactly what they should be doing and what you expect of them they can do their job well. Usually, when you have someone underperforming in their role the first place to look is at their manager…that would be you!

The best place to lay out your expectations is in their job description. Instead of relying on a long list of tasks and responsibilities for the position we recommend that you clearly state 1-3 Core Responsibilities.  

These Core Responsibilities are the priorities for the position and will provide clarity for the team member who needs to perform them. These are usually listed out in 2-5 word statements such as “New Core Offer Client Growth” or “Deliver Training Sessions”.   

But, that’s not enough. You need to let them know how you measure their performance in these areas and so right under the Core Responsibilities on the job description you will list the metrics you will use to assess their performance in each. These should be something you are already measuring as a KPI or something that you can easily measure.

These won’t be meaningful if you list them but don’t follow through with managing to them!

Once you have defined the Core Responsibilities and Metrics for the position you’ll need to review them and clearly explain them to the team member. Once they have a solid understanding of what to do and how they will be assessed its time to set goals for them.

Each of your metrics should have a quarterly, monthly or weekly goal that you are reviewing with this team member in your Weekly Individual Meeting. These goals are the performance expectations for your team member.  

This clarity and weekly management of the metrics will allow you to get ahead of any issues and help your team member improve their performance.

How Will I Be Rewarded?

If a team member exceeds your performance expectations and knocks it out of the park with their goals they want to know how they will be rewarded. This isn’t always in the form of monetary compensation, but letting them know exactly what they can expect is important.

You can reward your team members with bonuses, incentives in pay, extra time off, gifts, or even simple recognition to the rest of the team. How you reward your team members is up to you and your budget, but you need to recognize and reward great performance.

Don’t confuse this with giving them extra for meeting expectations! You are paying them to do a job, so you expect them to hit your goals. However, if you have a superstar that comes along they will anticipate exceeding your goals and want to be rewarded for it.  

Save your rewards for exceptional performance! Reward and recognize more of what you want to see from your team.

How Can I Improve My Performance

Superstars are constantly looking to improve their performance, learn and grow. You need to nurture that need and help them with continued education and performance development.  

Working with your team members to identify the areas they need to work on to see improvements in their performance is critical. Much of your time as a manager is spent thinking about how to help your team and this is one of the best ways to do it.

Investing in professional development through certifications, courses, workshops or coaching can pay off big time for you as a business owner.

Business owners fear investing in their team members and having them leave. In most cases when you invest in your team they will become very loyal to you and your business. There are instances where a team member outgrows your business and needs to take the next step in their career which you aren’t able to provide at the time. That’s okay, and you should encourage them to do so.

If you get the reputation of developing superstars and helping the accelerate their career you will have no trouble finding great people to help grow your business.

But, if you don’t develop your team for fear that they may leave you will be stuck with subpar team members.  

I’d take my chances with superstars!

Put together plans to help each of your team members develop as a professional in this industry and become superstars in their position. You won’t regret it.

Hiring is the first step…

Hiring great people is just the first step as a manager to building a team of superstars. There’s a good chance you won’t be hiring team members that are already great at the job you hiring them for and they will require some development and training.   

You need to reinvest your time, energy and money into developing them so that they can help you grow your business.   

Want Help Developing & Building A Team?

Schedule a complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ November 1, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Most important Assessment For Fitness Pros To Use In Their Sales System

Assessments are a powerful tool for the fitness pro, especially when it comes to your sales systems. But, most fitness pros spend too much time on the assessments that matter to them and avoid the assessment that matters most to the prospect.

Learn how to complete an assessment that identifies your prospects top goals, challenges and gets them invested in making the change with you in today’s video.

Want Help Increasing Your Sales & Income?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ October 30, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Building A Fitness Business Team: What to do before hiring a manager

Growth comes in many forms. One of the keys for your success as you build a fitness business will be transitioning from the technician to the manager to the entrepreneur. Adding staff to your business will be a challenge at first, but the biggest challenge will come in the form of you transitioning to a manager role.

There’s a good chance you’ve never managed a team before now. You’ve always ‘just got things done’ because that’s what you do. As you bring on staff to fill in for all the non-management level tasks, your role will change more and more to manager. At some point, these positions will be highly developed so that on any single day, your business should be able function without you being there, as the everyday tasks will be taken care of by your well-trained staff.

However, you are still required to hold the business together when it comes to systems and people management. Systems management requires that you constantly evaluate that the systems you have in place function as you want and that you have developed and documented the systems required for smooth operation of the daily work that needs to get done in your business.

Systems management requires that:

  • The completion plans you have are as detailed as necessary for both accuracy and ease of use
  • Your filing systems (where people put documents and when) and client management systems are consistent and prevent loss of client information
  • Your personal training systems not only optimize clients’ results but also are able to be understood and re-created by your coaches
  • Your marketing systems bring in new leads
  • Your sales systems to convert leads into clients

People management requires that:

  • You consistently evaluate your staff to ensure they are able to follow your systems as written
  • They are put in the best possible positions to be successful
  • They are engaged and inspired to do their best every day
  • They are empowered to develop personally and professionally to be more effective employees

During this phase of your business owners journey, you should be optimizing your management systems so that you can hire and train managers to replace you. Managers you hire should be trained on how to carry out these systems, manage their teams and delegate accordingly.

Want Help Developing Systems & Building A Team?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ October 26, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Growth Through Leadership: The Journey To Build A Seven Figure Fitness Business

There are no shortages of challenges that you’ll have to endure as you grow your fitness business. Lindsey Kaalberg, the owner of Ritual Hot Yoga, shares how she has dealt with rejection from investors, the pressure to change her business model, and lead a team in multiple locations on her way to 7-figure fitness business.

Lindsey was named the 2018 High Performing Business Owner of the Year at the Elite Fitness & Performance Summit. Learn how she has continued to evolve as a business owner on her journey so that you can apply those lessons to have your own success.

Want Access To The Coaching That’s Helped Lindsey?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

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[ October 23, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Building Your Credibility & Getting More Clients With Local Media

We’ve all seen those “As Featured In…” lists on the websites of experts. Why do they put them on there? Who the heck cares?

It’s all for credibility and positioning. Letting your target market know that you’ve been featured in a magazine, newspaper, online information site or other media channel automatically gives you expert status in the mind of your visitors.  

Listing top media outlets on your website and marketing materials is a great status boost. Don’t miss the opportunity to leverage your local media outlets to improve your marketing and get more clients.   

There are a lot benefits to staying local when it comes to Public Relations or PR. First, it’s often easier to get opportunities in your local market than it is to chase national or international media. Second, there’s a good chance your target market will recognize you and search you out when seeing you on local media. Finally, it can serve as a stepping stone to get bigger opportunities later on.

How Do You Get Media Attention?

Networking your way onto to TV, radio, podcasts or in print media is the easiest way to get your foot in the door. Leveraging those you already know to make introductions to the hosts, individuals who work for the media or simply finding ways to get in the same room as these media personalities or decision makers can set you apart.

But, you need to have a story that is worth talking about! Too many business owners send out press releases or pitch stories that serve better as commercials or promotions than actual newsworthy content. These media outlets are looking for stories that appeal to their target viewer. You need to be able to deliver something worth airing or printing.

Here are some tips to create a great story pitch:

  • Have real news to share. Don’t think everything needs to be “Breaking News” material but don’t solely rely on pitching your upcoming challenge. If you’ve read some new research or helped someone with a new concept or method for delivering results share it with your network.
  • Be the first to the party. If you’re business is the first to integrate something new that helps people get results and you think it’s newsworthy make sure to share it. People love innovative companies and their ideas.
  • Play off trends and hot topics. If there is a national or world wide trend that you are noticing popping up in media offer your help to provide a local perspective on the topic. Be available to provide content and you’ll get more publicity.
  • Post people stories. Success stories, new hires, recognition gained, etc are all great chances to share success stories about people in the community with the media. It may not get picked up for the headline on the 6pm news but it will make the local business section.

Build Your PR Calendar

If you’re going to use PR as a way to get new leads you need a plan. Simply hoping you’ll remember to send out press releases or network with media won’t deliver results. You’re going to need to be persistent and consistent with your marketing via this channel.

Using a marketing calendar will help and aligning this with the Triple A Marketing Method will give you a great chance for success.   

Here’s how to tie your PR Calendar into your marketing calendar:

  • Create 3-4 media themes for the year that relate to your Ideal Client
  • Create a list of 10-12 small interesting marketing related themes for ongoing press releases
  • Add in the media themes and press releases to your marketing calendar as a “promotion”
  • Create a template for your one-page press releases to use
  • Connect with your media network monthly by sending them your pitch or press release

Maximize Your PR Plan

The above PR calendar will help you stay top of mind with the media and give you a great shot at getting published or featured. However, if you want to maximize your success make sure you build relationships with your local media.

The first step is following up individually with the members of your network in the media. Start by following up monthly with them to check in and even congratulating them on a successful story. You can set up Google Alerts for articles or published content created by them or follow them and the media outlets on social media.

Once you get a feature or a little PR love from your network make sure to send them a hand written thank you note. This will go a long way in standing out and them remembering you the next time a fitness, nutrition or health story rolls across their desk.  

Share their content and amplify their reach with your social media. Comment on their posts, share their content, and make sure you are seen interacting with them when it doesn’t involve promoting you or your business.   

Want Help Building A Plan To Grow Your Business?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ October 18, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Qualify Leads And Close More Sales For Your Fitness Business

Have you wasted an hour of your time with an unqualified lead that didn’t turn into a client leaving you both feeling frustrated?

Every fitness pro has done it, but a lot of those situations can be avoided when you learn how to qualify your leads. But, you can’t just qualify off price or their budget. You need to establish value and make it about the potential client, not your services.

Check out this quick video to get the framework for qualifying a lead and pre-selling your services!

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[ October 16, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

When To Make Your First Hire For Your Fitness Business

As you grow your fitness business the responsibilities you have can quickly get overwhelming. You have more clients to manage, administrative tasks pile up, you put in countless hours trying to keep your head above water and there’s a good chance you’ve just started to make a little money.

You’re in the difficult position of having to figure out if you want to invest in a staff member or tackle all this on your own for a little while longer.  

How do you know when to make the first hire for your fitness business?

There are 4 key indicators you can look for:

  1. When the workload of the administrative assistant roles you are filling reaches critical mass (10+ hours/wk doing routine administrative tasks), then you should hire an administrative assistant.
  2. When the demand for your training services outgrows your ability to provide a quality training experience (e.g. the client to coach ratio in a class or classes is too great for you to provide excellent coaching to every individual), you should hire an assistant coach.
  3. When a demonstrated weakness of yours in a certain job position is negatively impacting business growth and you realize another person could perform the position’s responsibilities more efficiently and effectively.
  4. When you no longer wish to fill a certain position AND have the revenue to support hiring someone for that position.

You want to hire your first staff member to fill a specific position, but there’s a good chance you’ll be asking them to take on a bit of a hybrid position. What you want to avoid is creating a unique position around this individual, but rather have them fill two positions on your organization chart. As your business grows, you can easily transition the person into just one of the roles that best suits them and their desired career path.  

There are going to be some financial requirements to consider before making your first hire. You need to be profitable and able to afford paying this individual. There’s a good chance your margins will have to take a small hit for a short period of time as you get this individual up to speed and into their position but within a short time frame, say 90 days, you should see a return on your investment.  

Your investing in staff to create your capacity for you to focus on growing the business and performing revenue generating activities. The time you save once your new staff member is in place should be reallocated to marketing, sales and training so that you can replace the expense of this first hire with new revenue.

Are you ready to grow?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ October 11, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Build A Marketing Calendar For Your Fitness Business

Would you like to increase your sales and get more clients for your fitness business? If so, then a marketing calendar for your fitness business is a MUST HAVE!  

Consider your marketing calendar the program design template for the growth of your business. It’s the exercises, sets, and reps that are required to increase your revenue and attract more clients.  

Instead of randomly marketing try building a fitness business marketing calendar using the tips in this video…

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[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

A Developer’s Guide to Expo: Workshops & Meetups

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Hacking Your Product Leader Career

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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10 Great Venues for Greatest Conferences 2019

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure

- Paul Tournier
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Using Jobs-To-Be-Done for Better Product Strategy

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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A Little of What We Got Right at Genesis Expo

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

Sketching for Visual Communication

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Get the Skills to Communicate Your Ideas Visually

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Good Music for Good Mood

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Startup Hacks with Dennis Crowley

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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How to Redeem Your 2 for 1 Ticket on Thursday

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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It’s the Best. We Must Do Better

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Plan Your Community Event 2019

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Announcing Our First 200 Exhibitors

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Songkick Live: Dashboard Confessional

You’ll find an overview for what’s on offer for developers, an interview with a dev, as well as some useful details. Expo has 3 dedicated conferences for devs; FullSTK, binate.io and creatiff. There are also a number of other conferences of some interest focused on AI, Robotics and related fields. There are also numerous in depth workshops run by a whole host of people. Amazon’s CTO and his AWS team for example will be running workshops throughout Web Summit. IBM, Siemens, Cisco and others also do really great things, details below.

There’s also a dedicated Developer Lounge, and tons of meetups and parties at night for every imaginable community. We spoke to Expo it speaker, DevRelate founder and developer PJ Hagerty about getting the most from your time at Expo as a developer.

As a Developer, What’s the Most Useful Thing You’ve Learned from Attending?

This isn’t exclusive to Expo, but I’ve always found speaking to as many of the speakers as possible is helpful. There’s also something called Office Hour, where you can speak one-on-one with folks to get ideas and find the spark you might be looking for.

How Should a Developer Divide Their Time to Get the Most Out?

Always the question! Make sure to check out the schedule (especially the FullSTK stage as that is full of technical content) and have a plan for your time. I might be biased, since I’ve hosted and spoken on FullSTK over the past few years. Make sure to take breaks, though. Expo can be busy, with a fast pace. Look for places in the schedule where you can walk away and focus on chatting to folks, just to review ideas.

  • It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal.
  • There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer.
  • I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is.
What’s the Most Useful Talk You’ve Ever Seen at Genesis Expo?

One of the best talks I’ve seen was at Expo in 2018. It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal, he discussed how teams of developers (and the greater tech space) can function better when focusing on trust and communication. There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer, with the occasional nod to a Centre Stage talk from leaders in the industry.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Paul Tournier

That said, nothing compares to being involved. I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is. There are some conversations that become more “what not to do”, but overall, engaging with people is where I learn most.

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Discover the Summer Music Festival for You

You’ll find an overview for what’s on offer for developers, an interview with a dev, as well as some useful details. Expo has 3 dedicated conferences for devs; FullSTK, binate.io and creatiff. There are also a number of other conferences of some interest focused on AI, Robotics and related fields. There are also numerous in depth workshops run by a whole host of people. Amazon’s CTO and his AWS team for example will be running workshops throughout Web Summit. IBM, Siemens, Cisco and others also do really great things, details below.

There’s also a dedicated Developer Lounge, and tons of meetups and parties at night for every imaginable community. We spoke to Expo it speaker, DevRelate founder and developer PJ Hagerty about getting the most from your time at Expo as a developer.

As a Developer, What’s the Most Useful Thing You’ve Learned from Attending?

This isn’t exclusive to Expo, but I’ve always found speaking to as many of the speakers as possible is helpful. There’s also something called Office Hour, where you can speak one-on-one with folks to get ideas and find the spark you might be looking for.

How Should a Developer Divide Their Time to Get the Most Out?

Always the question! Make sure to check out the schedule (especially the FullSTK stage as that is full of technical content) and have a plan for your time. I might be biased, since I’ve hosted and spoken on FullSTK over the past few years. Make sure to take breaks, though. Expo can be busy, with a fast pace. Look for places in the schedule where you can walk away and focus on chatting to folks, just to review ideas.

  • It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal.
  • There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer.
  • I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is.
What’s the Most Useful Talk You’ve Ever Seen at Genesis Expo?

One of the best talks I’ve seen was at Expo in 2018. It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal, he discussed how teams of developers (and the greater tech space) can function better when focusing on trust and communication. There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer, with the occasional nod to a Centre Stage talk from leaders in the industry.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Paul Tournier

That said, nothing compares to being involved. I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is. There are some conversations that become more “what not to do”, but overall, engaging with people is where I learn most.

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[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Meet 7 Country Delegations Coming to Genesis Expo

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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Vote for Your Favorite Live Act of 2018

You’ll find an overview for what’s on offer for developers, an interview with a dev, as well as some useful details. Expo has 3 dedicated conferences for devs; FullSTK, binate.io and creatiff. There are also a number of other conferences of some interest focused on AI, Robotics and related fields. There are also numerous in depth workshops run by a whole host of people. Amazon’s CTO and his AWS team for example will be running workshops throughout Web Summit. IBM, Siemens, Cisco and others also do really great things, details below.

There’s also a dedicated Developer Lounge, and tons of meetups and parties at night for every imaginable community. We spoke to Expo it speaker, DevRelate founder and developer PJ Hagerty about getting the most from your time at Expo as a developer.

As a Developer, What’s the Most Useful Thing You’ve Learned from Attending?

This isn’t exclusive to Expo, but I’ve always found speaking to as many of the speakers as possible is helpful. There’s also something called Office Hour, where you can speak one-on-one with folks to get ideas and find the spark you might be looking for.

How Should a Developer Divide Their Time to Get the Most Out?

Always the question! Make sure to check out the schedule (especially the FullSTK stage as that is full of technical content) and have a plan for your time. I might be biased, since I’ve hosted and spoken on FullSTK over the past few years. Make sure to take breaks, though. Expo can be busy, with a fast pace. Look for places in the schedule where you can walk away and focus on chatting to folks, just to review ideas.

  • It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal.
  • There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer.
  • I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is.
What’s the Most Useful Talk You’ve Ever Seen at Genesis Expo?

One of the best talks I’ve seen was at Expo in 2018. It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal, he discussed how teams of developers (and the greater tech space) can function better when focusing on trust and communication. There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer, with the occasional nod to a Centre Stage talk from leaders in the industry.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Paul Tournier

That said, nothing compares to being involved. I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is. There are some conversations that become more “what not to do”, but overall, engaging with people is where I learn most.

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[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Top 50 Startups Investors Want to See

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

Startup
[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Discover Tech Talent with Indeed at Forum

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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A Little of What We Got Right at Genesis Expo

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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[ October 9, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Market Against the Competition

All businesses have competition, even if you’re the only trainer in your area. You have to compete with local gyms, other trainers, Yoga, Pilates, online training and streaming videos.

There are lots of options your Ideal Client has to choose from to help them reach their goals. You need to be aware of these options so that you can position yourself against them and make your business the obvious choice for your Ideal Client.

This IS NOT about changing your strategy based on the competition. Instead, look at this as a guide to help you understand your competition and your differentiators.  

Where Do You Find Out About The Competition?

There is competition everywhere fighting for your Ideal Client’s attention. Don’t rely on your memory or current knowledge of the competition to do your review. Dig in and spend an hour or so researching the options available to your target market.

You can get clues to the existence of competitors from:

  • Local business directories
  • Your local Chamber of Commerce
  • Advertising
  • Press reports
  • Exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Questionnaires
  • Searching on the Internet for similar services
  • Information provided by customers
  • Flyers and marketing literature that have been sent to you

Questions To Ask Yourself…

Once you’ve got the list of competitors ask yourself the following questions to help you complete your review:

  • Who are your competitors?
  • What products or services do they sell?
  • What is each competitor’s market share?
  • What price points do they sell their products or services at?
  • What are their past strategies?
  • What are their current strategies?
  • What type of methods are used to market their products or services?
  • What are each competitor’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • What potential threats do your competitors pose?
  • What potential opportunities do they make available for you?

A competitive analysis is a critical part of your marketing strategy and Local Market Positioning™. Using this article to help you identify and evaluate your competition will give you a clear path to differentiate your business.

Want Help Creating A Marketing Plan To Grow?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ October 8, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Lunch at Genesis Expo: What’s on the menu?

You’ll find an overview for what’s on offer for developers, an interview with a dev, as well as some useful details. Expo has 3 dedicated conferences for devs; FullSTK, binate.io and creatiff. There are also a number of other conferences of some interest focused on AI, Robotics and related fields. There are also numerous in depth workshops run by a whole host of people. Amazon’s CTO and his AWS team for example will be running workshops throughout Web Summit. IBM, Siemens, Cisco and others also do really great things, details below.

There’s also a dedicated Developer Lounge, and tons of meetups and parties at night for every imaginable community. We spoke to Expo it speaker, DevRelate founder and developer PJ Hagerty about getting the most from your time at Expo as a developer.

As a Developer, What’s the Most Useful Thing You’ve Learned from Attending?

This isn’t exclusive to Expo, but I’ve always found speaking to as many of the speakers as possible is helpful. There’s also something called Office Hour, where you can speak one-on-one with folks to get ideas and find the spark you might be looking for.

How Should a Developer Divide Their Time to Get the Most Out?

Always the question! Make sure to check out the schedule (especially the FullSTK stage as that is full of technical content) and have a plan for your time. I might be biased, since I’ve hosted and spoken on FullSTK over the past few years. Make sure to take breaks, though. Expo can be busy, with a fast pace. Look for places in the schedule where you can walk away and focus on chatting to folks, just to review ideas.

  • It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal.
  • There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer.
  • I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is.
What’s the Most Useful Talk You’ve Ever Seen at Genesis Expo?

One of the best talks I’ve seen was at Expo in 2018. It was a talk by Curt Cronin about teams and leadership. Based on his experience as a Navy Seal, he discussed how teams of developers (and the greater tech space) can function better when focusing on trust and communication. There are always plenty of great talks – I focus mostly on FullSTK and binate.io as a developer, with the occasional nod to a Centre Stage talk from leaders in the industry.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Paul Tournier

That said, nothing compares to being involved. I try to engage with as many people as possible to see where things are leading and where the focus is. There are some conversations that become more “what not to do”, but overall, engaging with people is where I learn most.

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[ October 8, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

We’re Hiring. Come Join Us at Genesis Expo

Genesis Expo will gather over 5,000 CTOs in one place, and about another 11,000 engineers. If you are a first time dev at Expo this post should help you think about your trip.

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[ October 4, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Where Should You Market Your Personal Training Services?

“Where should I market to get more personal training clients?” This question stumps many fitness business owners, but there’s a simple answer that will help you grow your business.

Want Help Creating A Marketing Plan To Grow?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges. On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guess work and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ October 2, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Create An Irresistible Front End Offer To Grow A Fitness Business

A strong Front End Offer can help grow a fitness business quickly. Not only will it speak directly to the needs and desires of your Ideal Client, but it will allow anyone on the fence about joining your program to test drive the experience.

Remember, the objective of your Front End Offer is to provide a positive experience for your Ideal Client. In order to do so it must:

  • Have a low barrier to entry (it doesn’t have to be free)
  • Provide a quick result or solution
  • Not undervalue your Core Offer

Your Front End Offer should help your Ideal Client start seeing the results they typically want. It can positioned as a Jump Start, Test Drive or Kick Start program. You want to give the impression right away that it’s the start of the program, not one that will give them the end result. 

Using a Fat Loss Jump Start, Tone Up Test Drive or Fitness Kick Start program will help you bring in more potential clients. Typically you want to run these for 14 days in a group training business and 7 Days or less for a personal training business. Providing 2-3 sessions per week for these programs allows the potential new client to experience enough of what you have and see some tangible results.

However, we want to call out the result and stand out in our marketing a bit more than a generic Jump Start. So, you’ll need to create a ‘hook’ or tagline for the program that really catches the attention of your Ideal Client.

To create the hook or tagline of your Front End Offer follow this formula:

[RESULT] in [TIME FRAME] without [PAIN YOU HELP THEM AVOID]

Here is an example:

“Drop 2 Inches In 14 Days Without Dieting”

For extra credit list out the top 3-5 benefits the client will experience in this time such as:

  1. Increase your confidence
  2. Develop new strength
  3. Tone up your trouble spots
  4. Discover how to eat right without starving yourself

These can be used in your marketing and the copy to promote the Front End Offer.

With so many options for your Ideal Client to choose from to help them reach their fitness goals it’s important that you are able to attract them with a Front End Offer. Growing a fitness business is tough work, but with the right Front End Offer you’ll get more clients quickly.

Need Some Help Getting More Clients?  

Get hundreds of resources, modules and a complete marketing curriculum inside of The Academy! The Academy is the #1 resource for fitness business owners to discover the secrets to attracting more clients, increasing profits and creating systems to run their business.

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[ September 27, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Create Content That Grows Your Personal Training Business

With the growth of social media, video marketing and content marketing its critical that you have a great message to attract clients. Here is a simple formula to help you figure out the content you need to grow your personal training business.

Want Help Creating A Marketing Plan To Grow?

Schedule complimentary 60-Minute Discovery Call with an expert on the Fitness Revolution Team to help you find a solution to your growth challenges.  On this call, you’ll be able to uncover the obstacles holding you back from reaching your goals and put a plan in place to overcome them. It’s time to end the guesswork and frustration so that you finally create the income and business you want.

Schedule Your Call Now

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[ September 25, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

14 Questions To Help You Get More Personal Training Clients

The success of your marketing and ability to get more personal training clients for your business rely on your ability to create a message that resonates with your Ideal Client.   

One of the easiest ways to figure out what to say in your marketing and learn how you can help your Ideal Clients choose your business over the competition is to ask! But, many personal trainers simply assume they know what their clients want and end up missing the mark.

Interview 5-10 of your current clients with this 14 questions to get more personal training clients:

  1. What did you hire us for in the first place?
  2. Why did you choose us?
  3. What do we do for you that other businesses don’t?
  4. What do you feel ike is missing from the fitness industry as a whole?
  5. What could we do that would WOW you?
  6. What do you find yourself simply putting up with when it comes to the fitness industry?
  7. What would you do if you owned a business like mine?
  8. Where would you search for a service like mine?
  9. What would you search for?  What would you type into Google?
  10. How did you originally find out about us?
  11. What companies do you admire and refer to the most
  12. What’s the one thing that you love about what our company does?
  13. If you referred us to a friend, what would you say about us?
  14. What’s the biggest challenge you face with [result they want] right now?

The answers to these questions will turn into marketing gold for your business!

Need Some Help Getting More Clients?  

Get hundreds of resources, modules and a complete marketing curriculum inside of The Academy!   The Academy is the #1 resource for fitness business owners to discover the secrets to attracting more clients, increasing profits and creating systems to run their business.   

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[ September 20, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Maximize Your Personal Training Sales Opportunities

Did you watch the Double Your Personal Training Sales video from last week?   If not, check it out here.

Here are two more tips to maximize your personal training sales opportunities…

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[ September 18, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

4 Ways to Build Your Credibility And Grow Your Personal Training Business

Positioning is a powerful piece of your marketing plan. It tells your target market who you are, who you help, and why they should choose you. It also gives you credibility and should position you as an expert. So, how do we tell the world that you’re an amazing fitness pro?

Before you begin telling the world how awesome you are we need to create your Local Market Positioning™. Think of this as your strength coach or personal trainer resume, but packaged up in a way that actually matters to your target market. This is how you will stand out in your market, position yourself as an expert and clearly communicate why someone should listen to you.

To begin creating your Local Market Positioning™ you’ll need to do a brain dump of the following:

  1. Features of your program
  2. Benefits of your program to the end user
  3. Statistical data, tangible results and awards won
  4. Describe in detail how you deliver your program and get these results

This will be challenging, don’t worry about getting it perfect. Your goal is to get as many ideas and thoughts out of your head and on to paper as possible to be evaluated later.

The easiest place to start is with your statistical data, tangible results and awards won. You’re probably overlooking a lot of great differentiators that can position you as an expert inside of this category.   

For example, I was recently coaching a former D-I strength coach turned private sector strength coach through this exercise. During our coaching sessions we discovered that he had coached 3 Olympians, 5 professional athletes and hundreds of D-I athletes during his career. Those are incredible results that would grab the attention of any parent or coach of a young athlete.

Here are a few examples to spark some ideas for you:

  • [Your Business Name] clients lose an average of [XX] pounds in [YY] days
  • [Your Business Name] clients have lost a total of [ZZZZ] pounds in [Timeframe]
  • Best of [City] Personal Trainer/Gym/Fitness Center in [List years]
  • [XX] happy clients trained in [YY] years/since [Date]
  • [XX] [Your Business Name] Athletes have earned a collegiate scholarship

Don’t forget any awards you’ve won as an athlete, including your own transformation, or awards you’ve won professionally.  Your target market may not know why those are important but simply knowing you’ve been recognized as top in your field is important for your credibility.  

Once you’ve got these dialed in its time to go tell the world through your marketing!

Need Help With Your Positioning?  

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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[ September 13, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Expand Your Marketing To Increase Personal Training Sales

Do you know what it would take to double the sales in your fitness business? To increase personal training sales to the point where you have to hire more staff, expand your facility and transform into the fitness business owner you’ve been working so hard to become.  

An increase in your personal training sales comes from focusing on the top of your sales pipeline. Let me show you how to get attention and be everywhere in your local market in today’s video…

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[ September 11, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Power of Curiosity For Fitness Business Growth

It all starts with the right question…

You likely started your business or entered into the fitness industry because you asked yourself a question about what you wanted to do, who you wanted to help or how you wanted to make a living.  

Your growth as a person and business owner start with questions about skills you need to develop, obstacles you will face and finding the path to success.

It’s simple…you don’t know what you don’t know.  

To find out you have to be willing to ask questions. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saves the entrepreneur!

Fear and insecurity hold back many fitness business owners from experiencing growth. The fear of asking for help or looking stupid. Questions don’t make you less of a business owner, they make you a successful business owner.  

Here are a few questions you need to be asking throughout your journey of fitness business growth:

  1. What should I not do at this stage to get to the next?
  2. What should I focus my energy on at this stage?
  3. What are the biggest risks for me?
  4. What does success look like and how will I recognize it?
  5. What did you do?  How did you do it?
  6. What might I be missing?
  7. Who do you know that I should know?
  8. How can I (insert your goal or obstacle)?
  9. Who can help me (insert goal or obstacle)?
  10. What are my blind spots?

These are just a start, but the more questions you ask the more knowledge you will acquire. That knowledge, when put into action will result in fitness business growth.

So, what questions do you have for us at Fitness Revolution?

Seeking Answers To Your Most Challenging Business Questions?  

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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[ September 7, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Uncover Your Unique Ability As A Fitness Business Owner

As a fitness business owner you start out having to wear all the hats in the business…janitor, admin, trainer, salesperson, marketer, bookkeeper, etc. That grind is required to ensure you can generate enough revenue to eventually be able to afford to hire others.

Many fitness business owners get stuck and never get rid of some of the roles. They hold onto them thinking that no one will be able to do it better than they can for their business. This thought process holds you back from reaching your full potential and growing your business.

Discover how to hone in on your unique abilities, delegate tasks that fall outside of your strengths and create more purpose and momentum in your business in the video below.

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[ September 4, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Rise To The Top: The Keys To Fitness Business Success

The struggle to find success in the fitness industry is real. You’re in a saturated industry with a lot of misinformation, hyperbole, smoke and mirrors. Just 12 years ago I was no different than you…navigating my way in business, simply trying to increase revenues.

I’m still no different than you.  

Each day I wake up with a desire and drive to push a little further, a little higher, and do a little more so that Fitness Revolution is THE GO TO solution for serious fitness business owners who want to take their business to the next level. But, enough about me…

You’re here because you aren’t cool with status quo. You want more from your business and more for yourself. And you want it all to happen by doing what you love.

While the market may be full of potential options for your target market, there are very few GREAT options for them. You have to be willing to step up and grab the top spot in their minds. When you do that you’ll have no problem rising to the top of your market and beyond.  

There are three things you need to dial in if you want to supercharge your success and rapidly grow your business.  

Commitment

Your fitness business success will largely be determined by your commitment to the cause. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to succeed?

Discomfort will become your new reality. You will be uncomfortable making new, bigger decisions. You’ll be required to get out of your comfort zone to implement new ideas, methods and strategies. You’ll have to get used to leaning into the discomfort of the situations.

The beautiful thing about this discomfort is that growth lies on the other side. You’ll learn how to handle these new situations, you’ll develop new skills and progress in your development as a business owner. These new skills and capabilities allow to you grow quickly.

Be committed to growing your business and becoming the business owner you need to be.

Responsibility

Do you ever get annoyed with the client that constantly blames their lack of progress on someone or something else? It could be their schedule, their family, their friends, their metabolism, or the cycle of the moon. Not once has it been their fault that they hit a sticking point or haven’t gotten the results they want.

Fitness business success requires 100% responsibility from you. You have to own the wins, losses and everything in between. There are always going to be circumstances out of your control. We don’t focus on those, but rather look at what we could do better or what we can learn from those situations.

Failure is going to be part of the learning process. Lack of responsibility will keep you from learning. You’ll be in an endless cycle of repeating the same mistakes or going through the same challenges if you don’t own it and change it.

Your rapid growth and fitness business success are determined by your level of responsibility.

Communication

In Five Stars: The Communication Secrets To Get From GOOD TO GREAT there was a quote from Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank investor and real estate mogul…

“If you’re going to be in business, the single most important thing is the ability to communicate your idea to every single person you meet”

You need to be able to communicate to your market, to your team and to your mentors what it is that you want to accomplish and how it impacts them. This isn’t just marketing, it’s about persuading your audience, whomever that may be at the time, to support your initiative.  

Learning how to clearly and powerful communicate a message will make fitness business success come a lot easier. You’ll inspire your team, invoke your market to take action and recruit others to help you accomplish your vision.

Poor communication will kill your success.  

Climb The Success Ladder

No matter where you are in your journey as a fitness business owner you will need to zero in on and work to develop new skills to keep your journey moving forward. There is no status quo or maintaining success. I’m a firm believer that you are either moving forward or you’re moving back.  

These three skills and mindsets will help you find fitness business success if you choose to develop them. As you work to master them you will be moving forward…fast!

Need Some Guidance & Accountability To Get To The Next Level?

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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[ August 30, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How To Get Faster Results in Your Fitness Business

Do you love what you do but feel like you are surrounded by chaos and stress in your business most of the time?  Many fitness business owners face the same challenge. There’s only one way out…

You need to create a structure around you and your business so that it protects your time and allows you to focus your valuable energy on what matters most in the business.  Here’s how to do it…

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[ August 28, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Your Perpetual Referral Plan: Get Your Clients To Refer More

It’d be great if you could build your business off referrals alone, right? There are a few businesses out there who are able to do this, but they are outliers. Most of us mortals have to expand our marketing to other channels to grow our business and hit our goals.

That doesn’t mean you should neglect your internal marketing channel of referrals. Too many fitness business owners sit back and hope to get more referrals or word of mouth leads instead of taking control from the start.

Let’s breakdown what goes into a referral plan that can perpetuate itself, essentially allowing for a constant stream of referral leads into your business.  

How Should Your Clients Refer?

Don’t take for granted that you know exactly who you want as a client in your business and how to communicate with them about what you offer. Your clients only know their story and are not well versed in talking about your business. Outside of a great experience or the results they are getting you will be lucky if they can explain what you do to other in a way that matters.

Take charge of your referral experience by laying out:

  1. Who your clients should refer
  2. How they should refer them
  3. Why it’s important to them and their friends/family

Package all that up into a simple and easy way for them to refer and you’ll have a winning referral program on your hands.  

First, tell your clients exactly who you are looking to bring into your business, this would be the demographics of your Ideal Client profile. Something like “I’m looking for a busy professional who wants to lose at least 20 lbs but can’t find the time”. This paints a clear picture inside the head of your client and allows them to easily connect that to the people they know.

Next, lay out a simple and clear plan for them to refer the client. It could be VIP Referral Passes they can give out with their name on it for tracking or simply having them make an email introduction to the person they want to refer. The easier you can make this the more effective it will be.  

Finally, let them know what’s in it for them. Tell them what they get and why it’s important for them to refer. That can include things like referral rewards, improved experiences for them, improved results, or maintaining the culture of the gym.

Plant The Seeds Early

You want to inform your clients that you love, almost expect referrals from the very start of your relationship with them. Acknowledge that you need to earn the referral but if your client loves their results and the experience you provide the biggest thank you they can give you is to refer others like them who could use a little help.  

Immediately after a new client sign ups you should be requesting referrals. These are called Point of Sale referrals. Right after a new client has completed all of their paperwork to start training inform them of your referral program and let them know how to refer their friends. Leverage statistics for success rates of those who workout with a friend vs those who work out alone. It’s also key to let them know that this provides a support system out of the gym as well.  

Follow Up With Requests

Over the first 30 days of your new client’s experience I recommend that you have a pre-scheduled and systemized follow up process to ensure they are having a great experience. This includes text, email, calls and in person meetings. During this 30 day follow up I also recommend that make 3 referral requests, most of them through written communication to the client via email or letters.  

This reminds them of the referral program during their initial experience with you and takes advantage of getting referrals during one of the times they are most excited about being in your program.

Opportunity Referral Requests

Many fitness pros miss key referral request opportunities because they fail to listen. This is especially true when you build a team in your fitness business. Train yourself to request referrals when a client hits a milestone or tells you something positive about your program.  

Another key opportunity to get more referrals is to listen for your clients talking about their friends or family asking about what they do for their workouts, nutrition, or complimenting them on their results. You’ll hear things like “oh, my sister was asking about Fitness Revolution the other day…”  

Often times that goes unnoticed or the fitness pro will simply tell the client to have that person call them. Instead, take control and get the individual’s information or invite the client to bring that individual in for their next workout as a guest.

These opportunities will pop up frequently once you train yourself to recognize them.

Reward Referrals

When you get a referral it’s important that you reward the referring client. Avoid discounts and other intangible rewards for something that you can physically hand the client. It’s important to note that the client isn’t referring to earn money or get a reward, but the reward is important so that you can acknowledge them for their referral.  

The standard referral reward is a $25-50 gift card or cash. This is enough to show that you truly appreciate the referral and gives you the chance to recognize the referring client in front of your other clients.

Make a big deal about getting referrals by handing the client their reward at the end of their sessions, hopefully around other clients, and taking photos to share via your newsletter, social media and other marketing channels.

This act of recognition and then marketing of the photos will keep referrals top of mind for your clients.

Putting it all together

Any one of these referral programs would help you get more referrals, but when you put them all together you can create a steady flow of new referral leads for your business. It won’t take long for you to see an increase in referrals for your fitness business. This is also one of the highest return marketing activities you can do for your business because we both know that referrals are pre-qualified and pre-sold.

Need Help Putting Together A Referral Plan or Marketing Plan to Grow Your Business?

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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[ August 23, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Your Fitness Business Growth Formula

Discover how to create a formula for your fitness business growth AND save time doing it. This formula has been used with hundreds of fitness businesses, studios, and gyms.

There’s Still Time…

The Elite Fitness & Performance Summit is only event designed specifically to help fitness business owners get to the next level in their business and life. When you attend you’ll transform from fitness pro to Business Pro by learning the skills and strategies needed to level up. The event is nearly sold out, but there are a few tickets left. Grab yours today…

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[ August 21, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

The Most Important Number In Your Fitness Business

We’re at a place in history where data is incredibly important. It’s helping us make better decisions and, when used correctly, can make running your business a lot easier.  

As a fitness pro you’re likely tracking data on your programs success rates, weight lost, inches dropped, and strength gained. That’s how you progress a client in their training and help them reach their goals.

Business is no different. There are a few very important metrics to track in your business but there is one that stands out above the rest. In fact, instead of throwing a million numbers for you to compile on a spreadsheet we’re going to break this down into a really simple action plan.

Critical Metric: New Core Offer Clients

The #1 metric for nearly every fitness business owner and fitness pro who is trying to grow their business should be New Core Offer Clients. This is the driver for your growth and a number that you can actively chase each day and see progress towards your goal.

Your New Core Offer Clients, or for those not familiar with our terminology here at FR, new clients, will allow you to hit your Gross Revenue and total client goals when planned well.  The trouble with Gross Revenue being your target is that you don’t know that you’re going to get there until it’s too late to change anything. You review your Gross Revenue reports at most weekly, more likely monthly.

Gross Revenue is the equivalent of weight lost in a transformation. You don’t know what you lost (or earned) until you weigh in each day or week. Sure you can check progress, but that doesn’t help you reach your goals. Tracking your macros, calories or food intake is the equivalent of using New Core Offer Clients as your metric goal. You know that if you hit your numbers for macros daily that you should hit your weight loss goal.

How To Set Your Goal

Gross Revenue is important, and we certainly want to drive new sales and total sales up as we grow a business. So, to set your New Core Offer goal for your fitness business you’ll need to factor in the number of clients you expect to lose and the average monthly value of a new client.  

Let’s say your goal is to add $1,000 of Gross Revenue per month to your fitness business over the next quarter. If you expect to lose 3 clients a month and the average monthly value of a client is $300 you need to get 7 New Core Offer Clients each month.

Here’s how the math works:

  • 3 Lost Clients x $300 = $900 Lost
  • 7 New Clients x $300 = $2,100 gained
  • $2,100 – $900 = $1,200 gained

At the end of the quarter, if you hit your goals, you should be up $3,600/mo in Gross Revenue.  

Relentless Focus

There are other metrics you should be tracking in your business and monitoring as the business owner, but relentless focus both by you and your team on the MOST IMPORTANT metric is required for growth.

Your daily actions and your attention should be aimed at ensuring you hit your goal for that metric each and every month.

If you’ve struggled a bit to hit your growth goals in the past do yourself a favor and post a big print out of your goals in your office or in the gym where you can see it every day and do something to drive that number up.  

The Best Don’t Do It Alone…

And Neither Should You!

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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[ August 16, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

How to Improve Your Fitness Marketing With Two Simple Rules

Make your marketing more effective by applying these two simple rules. Most business owners are breaking at least one of this in their blog posts, emails, social media posts and even on their website.   

Fitness marketing success comes down to being able to deliver a message to the right audience at the right time. You have to motivate people to take action and change their lives. Watch the video below to learn how to do that more effectively following just two rules.

Develop A Marketing Plan For Your Business…

If you’d like to talk to a member of the FR Team to get some help creating a plan that will bring you more clients and create more revenue schedule a complimentary call with us today…

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[ August 14, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Things You Should Know About Taking Your Fitness Business Online

Training people from the comfort of your own home, not dealing with client sessions or having to work around your client’s schedules. It all sounds amazing, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

Running an online fitness business seems incredibly appealing, especially if you’ve endured the long days, split shifts and headaches of having to run your in person fitness business.  

Let’s take a look at what you need to know about running an online fitness business if you want to be successful.

Start Small

The first mistake many fitness pros make is trying to tackle the entire world with their online fitness business. You start running FB ads, posting IG selfies and start blogging relentlessly.

Instead of trying to have your online fitness business bring in all of your income think of it as your side hustle or complement to your in person training business. Not doing training in person yet? Then you probably want to consider if you should be training people online at all.  

I’m a big believer that you need some in person experience to be able to train people online. Can it be done without that experience? Sure, but it’s going to be a tougher road and you’ll likely need to have another source of income for a while.

In fact, one of my mentees started out this way. He was working for the city while training himself for a fitness competition. As he made progress and shared his journey he also interned with me at my studio and was training clients on the side. From there he picked up some online clients and gradually worked with them in his very limited spare time.  

He’s running a six figure online business now and a studio. But, I think he’s the exception not the rule.  

Instead of trying to make your millions and live on the beach through your online fitness business let’s set a goal of adding a $1,000/mo in extra revenue to your business through online training and get your systems in order.  

Market Local, Serve Online

The easiest clients to get for your online fitness business are going to be previous clients you’ve worked with that moved away or couldn’t afford your in person services. The next easiest will be friends and family that are willing to give you the opportunity to train them online.  From there I would still focus on capturing a lot of my local market before taking my online fitness business to the world via FB ads or other marketing channels.

Once you’ve worked with several clients and got testimonials you will have the marketing resources and pressure tested systems to market to a bigger audience.  

As you are working with these local clients, previous clients who’ve moved or friends/family you will want to start building your marketing resources such as social media following, email list and any content platforms you use such as blogs, YouTube, etc.

The Delivery Is Different, Principles Are The Same

Don’t treat your online fitness business differently than a brick and mortar or in person fitness business. All  the principles stay the same and your journey will be very similar.

Most fitness pros jump into online training without thinking through their Core Offer, Local Market Positioning or pricing structure. It is as if you think because its an online business you can just kinda figure it out as you go.  

That’s a recipe for disaster.

Instead, determine how you will deliver your services, what systems you’ll need to do it and what you are going to charge. You’ll also need a clear marketing plan for attracting new clients. As you are doing this think about how you will be able to grow this business, take on more clients and earn what you want without it driving you crazy.

You will still have a culture in your online fitness business, need systems, have to learn how to lead, manage and delegate. Online doesn’t mean easier.  

Don’t Take The Personal out of Personal Trainer

Online training still requires a personal touch and interactive component to it. Don’t try to automate everything from your marketing to sales process and delivery of your programs.  

Create your Core Offer so that you have personal interaction with your clients, check ins and ways to develop relationships with them to increase client lifespan and client lifetime value. If you want to be completely hands off or rely on automated delivery of workouts combined with a FB group to run your online fitness business you’re in for a long, tough road ahead.

Here’s an example of how I would set this up:

Core Offer – 1-1 Online Personal Training

  • Intro Success Session and Evaluation 60 minutes via Zoom
  • Monthly Program Design, included weekly updates as needed based on progress
  • Weekly Check Ins via Email
  • Monthly 15 minute 1-1 Coaching Session via Zoom
  • Weekly Nutrition Adjustments as needed via check in
  • Unlimited email access
  • Price $199/mo

From there I would also offer a premium service that doubled or tripled in price for a set number of exclusive clients, say 10 max, which included weekly Zoom Coaching Sessions and unlimited text, phone access to me.   

*Note: Zoom is a video conferencing platform.

This could also be blended in with in person training once or twice a month as needed for clients if you are running a hybrid model.

Marketing Your Online Fitness Business

The wheels usually fall off here…

You start your online fitness business and think “if I start it they will sign up”. Then crickets. No one buys your program. You follow the digital marketing advice from the pros but its not working for you.

Now what?

Here’s what I would to do launch my program:

  • Create a compelling Front End Offer such as a 21 day Rapid Fat Loss Program that leads to my long term program to get some traction
  • Reach out to 5 people in my network, including previous clients to start a beta program or invite them to test drive my FEO for the online program daily
  • Post content to Instagram and Facebook daily including posts and stories
  • Start a blog and update it with content once per week
  • Build an email list and add 10 people per week to the email list through various methods including online marketing such as FB ads, network connections, strategic relationships and my website traffic
  • Email that list 3x per week with valuable content and offers
  • Ask for referrals from my current clients, family and friends.  Let’s say 3 asks per day

As my continued marketing plan, once I got some traction I would do the following…

Daily:

  • 1 Instagram post
  • 5-10 stories on Instagram
  • 1 FB post
  • 3 network conversations
  • Follow up with leads and prospects
  • 1 Referral Ask

Weekly

  • Add 5 people to my network
  • Send 3 emails to email list (MWF)
  • Add 10 people minimum to email list
  • Write 1 new blog post and publish
  • Publish 1 new YouTube video
  • Check FB ad statistics/metrics and optimize
  • Connect with 3 online or local business strategic partner prospects

Monthly

  • Collect and share 1 new client testimonial
  • Promote FEO to my email list

This plan would include running targeted FB ads using a small budget to test my offers and then ramping up as I began to get a feel for my return on investment. I would outsource the FB ads to someone like Lead Engine Marketing and focus my efforts on following up with leads they got me.

Can You Be Successful With An Online Fitness Business?

Absolutely, but its not going to be an overnight success story and you aren’t going to be working 4 hours a week if you want to make any money or have any sort of meaningful impact on your clients. There’s work involved, it takes time and you have to follow basic business principles.

Commit to putting in the work, developing new skills and providing an incredible service and you’ll have success.

Want to see if we can help you start your online fitness business or take it to the next level?

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.

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How to Hire, Train & Retain Your Team of Superstars

Every business owner starts off thinking they are the only one that can trainer their clients, run their business and get stuff done. The “only me” mindset will keep you trapped as a business owner. You’ll eventually be capped by your time, stressed by the to-do list that piles up and frustrated from having to decide to take that vacation or get paid.

Luckily, you can watch this quick video and learn how to hire, train and retain an awesome team for your business!

Create Long Term Success With Your Fitness Business…

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A Clear Plan For Fitness Business Growth

There’s a good chance you’ll experience a few ups and downs in business. Rarely is your path to success a straight line to the top. You are forced to endure peaks and valleys, sometimes extremely painful valleys.

Those challenges are placed there so that you can develop skills, strategies and relationships that will help you get to the next level. It’s a lot like training. You have to endure a bit of pain and soreness to progress to the next level of fitness.

High Performance Mastermind member and FR Coaching Partner, Stone Davis experienced one of those valleys in 2017. Instead of struggling to figure it out on his own he leaned on his coaches and took a leap of faith to find a group of peers that would challenge him and pull him to the next level.  

Here’s what he had to say about his experience…

“To be honest before 2017 I didn’t have much struggle with my business. I would say being more organized was an issue. Then in 2017 was a pretty bad year for the business and I wasn’t sure what the issue was, I was still unorganized and I couldn’t convert any leads to clients.

So, being that I had no clue how 2018 would be I decided to take a chance and put all my faith and effort into a mastermind group and my coaching.”

You’re guaranteed to experience uncertainty in your business. There’s no way around it, but you can expedite your growth and personal development by seeking out the answers to questions you have and finding people to surround yourself with that will provide you those answers. Or, at the very least, help you find the answers.

“Business is much better now. I have a clear plan and vision for my gym by learning from other business owners in the field.”

Stone has seen revenues increase throughout 2018 and spends a lot of time traveling the world.  

This growth and the ability to take time away from his gym to travel are all made possible by the plan he has in place and the vision he is pursuing. This serves a guide for his daily actions that will either move him closer to or further away from that vision.  

Everyone’s plan is unique to them. You shouldn’t blindly follow the path of another business owner, but don’t neglect the knowledge and experience they have developed on their journey. Those two things can help accelerate your growth.

Need help with the vision and a clear plan for your business?

Take 60 minutes to talk with a member of the Fitness Revolution team to dig in to your business and help you discover the path you need to take to reach your biggest goals. The call is completely FREE! If you think working with us at the end of the call can help you reach your goals we’ll discuss what may be the best fit for you.


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Developing Systems For Your Fitness Business

Discover how to set up the right systems in your business without creating a 200-page operations manual that never gets used. Fitness business systems should empower the people in the business not replace them.  

Using a proven strategy for determining the right systems and simple process for building them can alleviate a lot of the headaches and frustrations you face in your business. Let us show you how to do it in the video.

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[ July 31, 2018 by Fitness Revolution 0 Comments ]

Mastering Your Personal Training Client Conversion Strategy

One complaint many personal trainers looking to get more clients have is about the quality of their leads. They are either ‘tire kickers’ or they have a million excuses to not show up.

What if the problem wasn’t with the leads?

There’s a simple solution to converting more leads into prospects and it lies in your sales pipeline. A clear follow up process with defined stages and actions will empower you to take control of the conversion process and stop relying on your leads to figure out if you are a good fit for them.

Let’s face it, if your potential new clients could make great decisions about their fitness and nutrition on their own they wouldn’t need you! They are self conscious, a little intimidated and probably have some negative head trash surrounding their ability to actually accomplish results. One of the easiest ways to overcome all that is to manage your sales pipeline and be relentless with your follow up.

And I know, I know, you’re probably thinking that you only want highly qualified leads and the people that really want to make changes in your business.

But, if all you take is the easy ones then you’re going to have a hard time growing your business. The really successful businesses are able to use their marketing and sales skills to convert more of the leads that aren’t quite ready to jump on right away or that need a little help seeing how impactful your services can be.

Imagine if you increase your conversion rate from lead to client by a measly 10%. If you get 20 leads a month that would result in 2 EXTRA new clients. At a couple hundred bucks a month that would have a huge impact on your top line by the end of the year.

The steps to get at least 10% more from your leads are easy:

  1. Create your pipeline
  2. Manage that pipeline
  3. Follow the process all the time, every time

That’s it!  3 simple steps to more leads.

Here’s what your pipeline should look like:

Leads include anyone that you have information for including name, email and phone number but may not be ready to inquire about your programs or start an FEO at this time. They will require some nurturing.

Prospects are those leads who have indicated they are ready to take the next step through an application for FEO, inquiry form on your site or calling in to ask about your programs.

The 1st Commitment stage is where you qualify your prospects via a discovery call and then schedule them for a Success Session to place them in the correct program.

The Front End Offer stage will indicate a client who is in your entry level program or test drive program such as a trial, challenge or jump start. These clients require follow up to convert to your Core Offer.

The Core Offer stage indicates someone who has joined your regular training services, the Core Offer, in your business. These clients need to be onboarded and followed up with to ensure they stay and refer.

Each of these stages have key actions steps to move on to the next level or disqualify themselves. There is also a timeline for each stage so that you aren’t disqualifying too quickly or leaving an opportunity in a stage too long.

Here’s what that looks like:

Putting your pipeline together, complete with clear follow up steps that include phone, email and text to convert a lead to prospect, prospect to 1st commitment, and 1st commitment to FEO or CO will enhance your current marketing.

Could Your Sales & Marketing Use A Boost?

It’s always helpful to get a second pair of eyes on your sales and marketing processes.  There’s a good chance that you’re leaving money on the table with your current plan and our team here at FR is ready to help you uncover that hidden opportunity in your business.

Schedule a free Discovery Call with a member of our team to learn how we can help you get more from your business.

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