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 misconception of what scaling actually is and what it isn’t, though and that’s what makes it seem so confusing.  Allow me to demonstrate with this...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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16 Reasons Your Personal Training Business Fails

Every day we meet a new fitness pro who is struggling to get their fitness business to the next level. They are frustrated with their growth, stressed out by their business, and confused about what to do next. Time’s running out to find a solution for many fitness pros. And when that time does run out we see a lot of great fitness pros leave the industry or never reach the number of people...

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How to Grow Your Personal Training Business

If we’re having a conversation exactly one year from today, and you had to look back over the past 12 months, what would have needed to happen over that period of time for you to be happy with the growth in your personal training business? Take a minute and really think about your answer… It’s easy to think about where you need to be in order for you to be happy with your success, but the...

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Building A Strong Team For Your Fitness Business

Being a victim of your own success is no fun! Business growth eventually requires more and more to be done to maintain the business success. These tasks fall on your plate at first and eat up your time. Ever find yourself spending hours on low level activities or things that don’t fit your strengths because they “must get done” and the result is you not doing the stuff that actually matters?...

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Habits Of Successful Fitness Business Owners

Are you constantly searching for the next thing that will transform your business? Unfortunately, that mindset might be holding you back and actually keeping you from achieving your business transformation. Instead implement the habit used by successful fitness business owners to grow their business and develop into High Performing Business Owners. #btn_1_3b35652efea68cc72dc52e935d08c140...

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A 7-Figure Fitness Business Owner’s Tips For Success

High Performers share a lot of common traits. Understanding the power of coaching and discipline tend to be two of the most important traits that led to their success. You don’t build a multiple 6-figure or 7-figure business and then figure out how to perform your best in the business. At Fitness Revolution, we’re very fortunate to work with a lot of great fitness business owners. Matt...

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6 Keys To Becoming A High Performing Fitness Business Owner

Wanna chase that “Lifestyle Business Owner” dream? This probably isn’t the place for you. All the hype and BS surrounding the gurus telling you about being able to become a 7-figure online trainer or work just a few hours a week while building an empire is holding you, and the rest of this industry back. That message is the equivalent of a trainer telling a client they can get cover model...

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10 Reasons Fitness Pros Should Attend Live Events

It’s easier than ever to access information from experts all over the world. Blogs, podcasts, YouTube and social media make everyone and everything accessible. Which makes you think long and hard about attending a live event, conference or summit. When attending a live event you have to fork out travel expenses, hotel, food, time away from the business and time away from family. There’s...

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The Fitness Pro’s Guide For Business Success

How To Overcome The Biggest Challenges You’ll Face As A Fitness Business Owner It’s nearly every fitness pro, personal trainer and strength coach’s dream to one day have their own gym and be their own boss. Unlike the path to getting certified and securing your first job as a trainer, a business owner’s journey is not clearly defined. That leaves many fitness pros jumping in...

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Keys To Sustainable Fitness Business Growth

It’s one thing to see some quick success with your fitness business, but in today’s increasingly competitive market you’ll need to focus on strategies for sustainable growth. In this short video you’ll discover: The TWO key measurements for success and sustainable growth Tips for measuring your efficiency as a fitness business Why the value you create is directly...

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Becoming A Leader In Your Fitness Business

Look up the definition of leadership and it’s pretty boring… It’s literally “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”.   Helpful, right? I found that a better picture of leadership was painted by looking through quotes… “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” – Peter Drucker...

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How To Grow Your Personal Training Business With Superstars

Many fitness business owners battle staff turnover and struggle to find great team members that can help them grow their business.  In this video you’ll discover a few tips to help you find, recruit and hire “A Players” for your business.   Get Help With Building Your Team… Your a great coach, and maybe even run a great business right now, but what are you doing...

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Fitness Business Success Principles

Methods are many, principles are few. Methods always change, principles never do… At Fitness Revolution we’ve identified the 5 principles that are required for ALL successful fitness businesses. Check out this video to discover the 5 Alignment Principles and how to use them in your business. Get our complete curriculum for implementing these Fitness Business Alignment Principles...

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The Journey Of A Fitness Business Owner

The Skills You Need To Go From Struggling Start-Up To High Performing Entrepreneur One of the scariest parts of being a business owner is the unknown.  There’s nothing guaranteed when you make the courageous, often times scary leap to running your own fitness business.   Do you ever find yourself wondering what’s next in your journey as a fitness business owner? What should I be focused on?...

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High Performance Mindset For Fitness Business Owners: Journaling

Success starts with the right mindset. Many fitness business owners struggle to overcome their own self doubt and negative self talk. In this short video Ryan shares a simple method for shifting your mindset and becoming the High Performing Fitness Business Owner you are supposed to be. Need Help In Your Fitness Business? Growing and running a successful fitness business is too tough to do it...

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Hiring Mistakes To Avoid In Your Fitness Business

As you grow your fitness business it’s inevitable that you’ll need to hire your first employee. It may be a personal trainer to come in and help with your clients or an administrative assistant to take on some of the work you can’t get to because you’re too busy. Either way, it’s important that you avoid the mistakes Ryan Ketchum covers in this video. Check it out...

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How To Hire The First Employee For Your Fitness Business

Avoid The Common Mistakes Made When Hiring Employees For Your Fitness Business A huge issue for many trainers when they become extremely busy is hiring…. Recently a fitness business owner posed a question online about making his first hire.  After reading through the comments I felt compelled to add my two cents.   See, a hiring mistake can cost you thousands in your business.   The...

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What It Takes To Be Successful In The Fitness Industry

“Ryan’s one of those people that makes business, sales and marketing interesting…” That’s literally what Rafal Matuszewski,the host of the Cut The S#!t, Get Fit Podcast, said about an interview we did recently. On this podcast we talk everything from business to training to transformations.  There’s something in here for every fitness pro or business owner....

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10 Valuable Business Lessons From The High Performance Summit

Learning from those that have “been there, done that” is one of the best and fastest ways to improve your business. Recently we hosted our first annual High Performance Business Summit and here are the 10 most valuable lessons.

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Launch Your Online Fitness Business in 5 Easy Steps

Guest Post By Forest Vance, creator Unchained – 6 Week Online Business Boot Camp For Fit Pros Are you a fitness pro, looking to bring your message to a larger audience – and make a few (or a lot of) extra bucks on the side? I’m here to tell you that there is a LOT of opportunity for you to start an online fitness business for fun and profit. I’ve been in online fitness info space for...

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9 Reasons Your Business Isn’t Growing

Sometimes your business will stall out and growth will come to a screeching halt. That leaves you frustrated and confused about what to do. And the answer isn’t more of what you’re already doing. Discover the 9 reasons your business isn’t growing and create a plan to rediscover growth.

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Seeing Into The Future Of Your Fitness Business

Having a long-term vision in place is a must-have for fitness business owners. Do you have yours?

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Fitness Business Growth Plan: A Simple Way to Create Momentum

If you’re ready to create a plan that will set you up for some serious growth in your fitness business  watch the video below. In this video we’ll cover: The 5 Alignment Principles that you MUST have in your business to have freedom and growth How to extract Core Values that will help you manage and run your business The keys to creating a business with structure that allows you...

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How to Build a Productive Team: Create a Unifying Purpose

How do you take your business productivity from good to great? In this article we look at how having purpose and vision impacts your productivity.

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How to Build a Productive Team: Establish a Common Language

Establishing a common language is vital to any team. Between tone, meaning and intention—there are lots of ways that communication can get muddled. Learn why having a common language will help your team communicate more effectively and become more productive.

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4 Critical Aspects of Your Fitness Business System

There is a lot of messaging out there about what you need to do to succeed. So what are the critical aspects of your Fitness Business System?

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7 Signs of a High Performer

Inside of every high performing business there’s a high-performing owner. For you to get the most out of this article I need to tell you something: Ryan and I have been posting about the Fitness Business Alignment System™ and the role it can play in your building a high-performing business. This post is about the other key ingredient in the formula for a high performing business – a high...

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Grow Your Fitness Business through Culture and Community

Community is an important part of any gym atmosphere. Having a great culture can drive referrals and word-of-mouth marketing. So how do you create a good culture & community?