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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  When I was 22 years old, a friend of mine named Tommy Jordan, who was just a few years older, got a job in sales at a Jack LaLanne’s European Health Spa.    I laughed because he was so shy.  I mean downright timid!   Within two years he was running the place and…

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  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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  Are you a health professional entrepreneur?   If so, maybe you can relate to this.   I remember it like it was yesterday.   I had just opened my MediCorp Nutrition & Lifestyle business in Newport Beach, California (1991).   There was so much to do.   I was drowning in constant overwhelm.   To manage it,…

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  O.K., O.K…..  Maybe not the “All-Time World’s Smartest Trainer” by your own definition.   But, certainly one of the smartest, most cleaver and profitable marketing approaches I’ve heard about in a long time.     In just one month, it resulted in 27 new clients!   Yes, that’s right. 27 new clients!   One…

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    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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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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  I received a ton of email about the Ultimate Lead Generator post.   So, I am going to go step-by-step in order to demonstrate the basic strategy that was implemented and how it was executed.   This is a simplified version, but will provide a better understanding of the “lead generator” approach.    …

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  Ready for a little “tough love..?”   I am reacting to a flurry of negative, whining phone calls I’ve received, lately.   The negative calls, coming from club owners, studio owners and independent trainers —  have all been about: Not making enough money Unfair competition  Feeling powerless to change their plight!     WTF…???   …

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  Recently, I’ve been writing about partnerships.  Namely, the medical community (a gold mine)!   Hooking up with schools is another great partnering opportunity: Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools  College Athletic Departments   That’s right — partnering with coaches.   Over the years, many top trainers have shared their “coaching” experiences with me.  And…

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