What You Deserve from a Business Coach

  It’s pretty likely that if you’re reading this you meet at least some of the criteria we look for in the people we work with.    If you took the time to come to this blog you’re probably looking for some answers and are willing to do some...

What Should a Gym’s Retention Rate Be?

  Is 95% good?   What should yours be?  94%?  98%?   How do you know? In this video, Success Coach Madison Allen covers what your retention needs to be in order to be GREAT, what a strong Client Care System should cover and 2 mistakes to...

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The 5-Step Process for Building A Referral System

Everybody wants leads, but most independent gym owners are missing a golden source right in front of them: referrals that are highly valuable and mostly pre-qualified. Too many fitness pros take a passive approach to gaining referrals from...

The Scaling Triad

If you’ve ever watched “Shark Tank” (and which business owner out there hasn’t?) you’ve heard the term “Scaling a Business”. Learning how to “scale” their business is one of the most common reasons gym owners come to us for help.  There’s a HUGE...

All Problems are Leadership Problems – Part 2

Do you ever think about your limitations? Do you think there are important aspects of your business you’ll just NEVER be good at? Selling…Marketing…something else… You’re just hopeless there, right?  I talk to gym owners all...

All Problems are Leadership Problems – Part 1

What does being a good leader mean to you?   What does it ‘look’ like? How clearly do you see your role as THE leader for your business? Clear enough to work on it every day, just as you work on programming for your clients or marketing?...

WTF!?! What’s the point of all this?!?!!?

I’m sure you’ve thought, or maybe yelled, something like this after something incredibly frustrating happened in your gym. Maybe a client was late. Maybe you had to explain the same exercise to someone for what felt like the 376th time...

Online Training in 4 Simple Steps: Part Two

In this post, we’ll finish our 2-part series on starting a Money-Making online Hybrid Training Program in 4 Easy Steps.  During the chaos of the pandemic, gym owners had to make it work.  You had to figure it out fast or your business...

Online Training in 4 Simple Steps: Part One

We all know how important online training has been to the fitness industry over the past 16 months. For many gym owners, it was the only way they could have even stayed in business.  Now that restrictions are being lifted, gym owners are...

The First Step in Fixing Your Gym’s Marketing

“Do you know who I am?” That’s not just something a movie star says when they get pulled over after a late-night drinking binge… That’s what your ideal client thinks every time they see one of your marketing...

The 2 Systems Every Business Needs And How To Make Them Work For You

Are you feeling stuck in your business? Stressed… Frustrated… Burnt out… I talk with gym owners all-day every-day and I hear it a ton. You don’t know what you don’t know, and you don’t know where to start. You hear the way to fix this is...

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Forget “Selling”. This is what REALLY matters…

Numbers. What’s your revenue? How many leads did you get? What’s your closing percentage? What’s your marketing budget? What’s the cost-per-click? Numbers. Know your numbers. It’s so easy to get caught up isn’t it? It’s so easy to think of...

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Ways Marketing Gurus Will Hurt Your Business [Part 2]

2. Style over substance. I’ll never forget talking with a guru one day about how to get leads to talk on the phone.  Way back in the day, before I had a gym of my own, I worked as a receptionist at a busy architectural firm. Salesmen...

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Ways Marketing Gurus Will Hurt Your Business [Part 1]

It was a cold and snowy night but inside by the fire, our staff was snuggled up in our blankets, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows.  “Old Squats” was a personal trainer waaaay back in the early 2000’s and he was sitting in his...

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September Coaches Corner: Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

We asked some of our Success Coaches two questions about overcoming “analysis paralysis.” Every day, they talk to independent gym owners across the country and share their combined decades of experience in guiding them to success. Here’s a...

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August Coaches Corner: Moving Into The Online Space

We asked some of our Success Coaches two questions about moving into the online space. Every day, they talk to independent gym owners across the country and share their combined decades of experience in guiding them to success. Here’s a look at...

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Leading and Lagging Indicators Help Your Business Grow

If you’re working toward a goal, then you need to measure your progress. That’s true whether you’re a gym owner trying to grow your business or, say, a fitness client trying to lose weight. And in both cases, it’s helpful to use KPIs (Key...

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Taking Care of Business: Why You Need A Weekly Operating Routine

How many times has this happened to you? You head to a team meeting stoked about getting updates, leading a productive discussion, and adjourning with everyone clear on expectations. But you get there to find some people don’t know what the...

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Success Coaches Share Tips for Recasting Your Year-end Goals

We asked some of our Success Coaches two questions about how to set and adjust goals for the rest of 2020. Every day, they talk to independent gym owners across the country and share their combined decades of experience in guiding them to...

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5 Questions with Success Coach Asa Ivers: COVID Challenges, Opportunities and Advice

Success Coach Asa Ivers joined Fitness Revolution in 2017 and has helped countless independent gym owners reach their goals. Asa graduated magna cum laude from Touro University in California with a business degree and a minor in marketing. She...

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How to Prepare for Possibly Reclosing Your Gym

No one wants to think about having to close your gym again. And we don’t want to be alarmists here. But the sad truth is, it might come to that point. We’ve already seen at least two states – California and Arizona – order gyms closed again after...

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5 Stages of the Fitness Business Owner’s Journey

  Do you ever find yourself wondering what’s next in your journey as a fitness business owner?  Have you ever wondered if there’s a somewhat predictable success path?  Maybe a set of challenges that every fitness business owner is going to...