The research is clear.   Based on primary marketing research studies as well as secondary studies from other marketing research organizations – there is a huge chasm between “consumer demand” and “service offerings” within our industry.   For 30 years the fitness industry has been slow to recognize, much less leverage, the opportunities associated with…

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  By now, you know how much I preach about going out and presenting the TRUTH about Weight-Management and Lifestyle.   But, I also know that it’s time consuming and requires a lot of creativity, effort and discipline to pull it off.   So, I want to share with you some of the best lines…

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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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Part of my business career was to serve as owner of a weight-management business in Newport Beach, CA., back in 1989.   Our staff conducted the nutrition side of things and we outsourced the activity and exercise to the absolute best trainers we could find.   We achieved outstanding results with our clients.  And, we…

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  One of the biggest opportunities in the industry is curriculum-based Health Education.  You’re either “into it” or you’re not.  It’s that simple.   The Dumbing Down of Fitness   After 30 years in this business one of the most significant changes I’ve witnessed is the “dumbing down” of the public in regard to their…

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Here’s a story about creative PRICING and VALUE and PROMOTION. Here it is…   I once listened to a business owner tell his story. He owned gumball stands – the pedestal kind with the glass bubble “head” and the “quarter-slot” payment mechanism.   He wasn’t doing great.   He had gumball machines in offices (lots…

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  Most people hate being duped!  Don’t you?   So, when consumers choose a program to help them lose weight (there are hundreds of options) there should be two red flags that help them with the decision-making process.   Just these two red flags should weed out more than 90% of the available programs.  …

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How many times have you seen this old pitch: “Lose 10 lbs in 2 Weeks!” Or,“Lose 30 lbs in 30 Days!”   Then, of course, there are all the magic pill offers accompanied with bogus before and after pictures and it goes on and on… It’s like the never-ending marketing campaign from HELL!   All…

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  At least once a week someone asks me for a weight-management program that can “run 100% on auto-pilot.”    The fact is..even our ONBOARD 101 isn’t 100% auto-pilot if it’s being used as part of a Weight-Management Program.    Why..?   Because even the most successful weight-management program requires some sort of HUMAN INTERACTION…

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  Here’s what Rene Bradley recently told me about her ONBOARD 101 website.   “Art, my doctor doesn’t know this stuff.  And, you won’t find it compiled in this format at any college or university.  This is pure gold!”   But guess what?  I didn’t do anything special. It Started 20 Years Ago   I…

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