Is Fitness Branding a Hoax?

  All This Talk About “BRANDING…”   This topic is near and dear to my heart since it’s been part of my professional career for more than 35 years – so this may be a bit of a rant — or at the very least — a “wake-up call.”   First off, it seems that…

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Have You Met Your “Future-Self?”

  It was a Rolls Royce that did it for me! ​ Early in my career (1982) I worked for a boss/mentor who owned a Rolls Royce – one of the most iconic luxury automobiles on the planet. ​ Late one Friday afternoon, he asked me to take him to the airport in his “Rolls.” ​ We…

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Say Good-bye to the “One-Trick” Health & Fitness Professional

  Do you remember… ​ … the time when a personal trainer could simply sell personal training sessions… and that was it! ​ Or, when clubs could simply sell memberships…. get the EFT rolling… and call it a day! ​ The entire business model was essentially based on a single revenue stream. ​ Our industry was a “one trick pony” and everybody stayed out of each other’s way. ​…

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How to Get Medical Referrals

  Tim McLaughlin, a fitness coach in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area has generated over $40,000 of new business via Onboard 101 as a LEAD MAGNET. ​ Here’s what he told me: ​ ” … I just simply followed your videos… especially #4 the Free Model because I knew I was going to use Onboard 101 as a lead magnet.”   Tim compiled…

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Beyond WHY is “WHO!”

  It’s true, that the “riches are in the niches!” It starts with determining who your ideal client is by: ✅ Age ✅ Sex ✅ Marital Status ✅ Physical Condition ✅ Affluence ✅ Etc.   And, then that info is cross-referenced with the type of programming or coaching you offer. ✅ One-on-One ✅ Partner ✅…

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FREE FITNESS HANDOUT – How to Destress

  I bet a lot of your clients/members are STRESSED-OUT! ​ Especially in today’s environment with the pandemic, upcoming holidays, back-to-school, etc. ​ So, here’s a FREE HANDOUT you can download right now to offer your clients and members. ​ You can print out, upload to your website/blog or add to your Facebook Group! (check out this hack) ​ I even left enough space on the header…

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Is Change Good..?

  Here we are…   Months into the new year….   So, let me ask you an important question. ​ Are you going to do anything different this year? ​ Has the pandemic changed your approach toward your business? ​ Have you asked yourself… “What do I really want out of my business this year..?”…

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Why RESULTS are worth MILLIONS…

  As our economy and businesses all re-open… I thought I’d focus on what is going to become of utmost importance –>  RESULTS.   One of my best customers of Whey Protein is an NFL linebacker coach.  For more than 10 years, he’s purchased for himself and several of his players.. on a few different…

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How to Build Your Online Fitness Tribe

  By now, you’re well aware the fitness business is rapidly changing.    One of the biggest changes is going to come from small clubs, studios, boot camps and spas that have figured out how to run both a “Physical Training Business” and an “Online Coaching Business” at the same time.   Is it happening…

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Is Fitness Just Easy Money..? Ask a Wannabe!

    Can you imagine how great it would be if the fitness offering was the same as a bar?   Bartender: “What will it be gentlemen?” “Give me a Bud.  And, the same for my buddy here.” “O.K. that will be $7.00.”   (If a Club operated like a bar):   Front desk person:…

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What About YOUR Journey..?

  I love this time of year.   Don’t you?   It’s like a giant “reset button” for millions of people.  But, I’m not talking about simple New Year’s Resolutions.     Nope.   I’m referring to something different.   It’s a “reset button” for BUSINESS OWNERS like YOU.   From solo-preneurs to multi-facility owners.   If you’re an OWNER, you know it’s a “fluid process.”   And,…

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5 Words That Will Change Everything About Your Business

  These FIVE (5) WORDS will not only level-up your business, but quite possibly….  change your life.    WARNING:   This will NOT blow your mind like some kind of epiphany.    I remember the first time I heard these 5 words.  It was NOT earth-shaking at all.    In fact, I couldn’t understand WHY anyone…

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Flash vs. Process… and Your CRM

  Recently, I learned a brand new term that relates to both Fitness and CRM.  But, first, a little background.   Yvonne Cummings has 23 clients who have been training with her, consistently, for 10 years.  And, some even longer.  In 2006, when she moved 30 miles away to open her new studio, half of…

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How to Accelerate Your Fitness Business

  I know.  I know….   All the fitness sales gurus tell you that this business is all about sales…. as in “sales-driven.”   Well, that may be true for today and tomorrow… but, if you plan to have a long-term career as a health professional… then, you really need to take a longer view.  …

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How to HELP Your Clients Navigate STRESS…!!

  [Free STRESS ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST at the bottom of this post!]   If you are a Health Coach or Fit Pro who consults with clients beyond physical activity and nutrition…   And, if you approach other elements of life that we all navigate, then, this is a fantastic introduction to how STRESS impacts our physical…

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Who Wants to Make More Money?

  What business owner doesn’t want – or need – to make more money?   Have you ever wondered why some owners make more money than others?  I can tell you without hesitation that it’s all about taking action. (I know you’ve heard this before!)   So, here are some of the ways “ACTION TAKERS”…

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Do NOT Hire Me…

  I was at dinner the other night with an old friend who is not involved in the fitness trade.     Nonetheless, we ended up talking about fitness because he was asking my advice about personal trainers.    He needs one.   In the midst of the conversation he blurted out, … a personal trainer…

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8 New Recipes and 5 Free Downloads!

    Yum…Yum…!   We just released eight (8) new recipes:  EZ Classic Chili Protein Pancakes Green Bean Stir Fry Couscous Fruit Salad Baked Curried Brown Rice & Lentil Barley Brown Rice Pilaf Lemon Rice Brown Rice Goat Cheese Cakes   You can view them (in RED) on the demo website: Digital Welcome Kit.com.   If you have your own DIGITAL…

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The 5 Huge Marketing Advantages of YOUR BRAND

  I talk a lot about branding.    And, believe me, I know it’s a tough subject in an industry that is almost 100% sales driven.    It is not lost on anyone that sales is the life blood of your business.    Cash baby!   But, listen.  If you plan to be in business…

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How to Build Your Fitness Tribe

  About 15 years ago, I talked about a special group of fitness professionals who we labeled, “Next Generation Trainers.”  They were the pros who were early adopters.   They were the first to embrace technology.   They were the first to initiate bootcamps, kickboxing and yoga programs.   They were the first to do many things…

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How to Level-Up Your Fitness Business

I’m asking you to THINK about THIS again.

MARKETING is a conveyor belt. The sales and marketing strategies you think about and plan today typically come off the conveyor belt 8 to 12 weeks later. So, seriously, have you asked yourself this:

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How to Convert $11.99 into $23,000 – Old School Style

  At first, it was hard to believe. But then, again, there are some really smart fit pros and health coaches in our industry.   And they use their creativity to help leverage their branded fitness products into some very effective branded fitness marketing.   It also explains why Erica will become a gazillionaire if she…

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Love, Hate and Fitness Technology

It’s a really weird feeling…   It’s that same feeling when I really want to slam down that piece of triple chocolate-chip cheesecake…   BUT,  I also know that it will just totally “whack” my nutrition plan — and probably throw me into a sugar-coma!   You know the feeling..?     You really want it…

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New School Fitness Marketing

    The new school of Fitness Marketing is all about Brand Interaction.  But just what the heck is it?   Think of it this way…   Every time you drive your car, you are interacting with the brand. (Toyota, Chevy, Ford, Nissan, etc.).   Every time you lace up your training shoes, you are…

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The Ultimate Lead Generator

When it comes to fitness marketing, the four-letter word that makes me crazy is the word: FREE!   You probably already know how I feel about “lost leader” marketing.    I hate it.   I come from the school of “make every dollar do the work of $10.”  Be smart.  Never “de-value” your products or…

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