Email: Offer vs. Nurture

  There are two (2) types of very necessary emails that all health professionals, including you, should be sending out. ​ OFFER vs. NURTURE ​ There’s a huge difference between an Offer Campaign and a Nurture Campaign. ​ And, you should definitely be using BOTH. ​ OFFER CAMPAIGNS… ​ These are a carefully composed series…

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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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First Impressions

  It’s amazing how many health and fitness professionals actually DEVALUE themselves. ​ It’s true. ​ And, I know why. ​ Much of it’s due to those outside “voices” like movies, television, magazines, the internet and other media that attempt to DEFINE who we are. ​ You’ve probably seen how they portray personal trainers and coaches as “boneheads” or “airheads.” ​ After…

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Winners and Losers

  Yes… there are “winners” and “losers” in this world. ​ As athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs – we are accustomed to these labels. ​ But, in our everyday lives that kind of stereotyping is too binary. Like black and white. ​ In the real world most of us possess winning and losing “behaviors.” ​ We have BOTH! ​ EXAMPLES… ​ Maybe you…

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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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Believe…

  Have you watched the series, Ted Lasso? ​ If so, you’ll relate. ​ If not, the only thing you need to know is that above his door is a yellow sign with blue, hand-written letters that reads: ​ BELIEVE. ​ It’s the centerpiece of the entire series. ​ Yes…. BELIEF is POWERFUL. ​ * To believe in yourself.…

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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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Could THIS be YOUR Opportunity…?

​ ​Honestly, I can’t remember when we’ve ever been put through such a “stress test” as the “Cron” continues to infect the world and impact our businesses! ​ Nonetheless, you, me and health professionals around the globe continue to “carry on” — and in some cases, even thrive! ​ If that’s you, then, you should be proud! (thousands of fitness businesses have not…

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How to Earn $921.91 per Hour in Your Spare Time

What the….? Did you ever meet somebody who just seems to make money no matter what?  Seems unfair… but, that’s Jim Jennings.  I’ve known Jim since 1992 and I’ve witnessed how everything he touches turns to “gold.”   His “Fountain of Youth” program is no exception.   Here’s the math and then the details. Fountain…

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2 Amazing Fitness Boot Camp HACKS…

Listen to this!   Lou Ann Spencer operates a Super Body Boot Camp.   Talk about the “real deal” and crazy fitness retention rates!   I couldn’t believe it when I first heard about this, but when she called for more Journals… I asked a few questions. I wonder how many other Fit Pros and…

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She Just Said “No!”

  Talk about easy money…   Jamie Wilson runs groups (8-12) at her studio in Florida and made an extra $200 in less than 5-minutes.    When we spoke the other day, she told me that most of her clients were using MyFitnessPal or MapMyFitness or some other app like FitBit — and it was…

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How Fit Pros Should Navigate a Post COVID-19 World

    To say it’s a “NEW WORLD”… is an understatement.   No matter what type of health professional you are, your business is forever changed.   Most notably, you now know the absolute necessity of your business being able to offer services and products “online.”     If you think for one second that this…

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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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Show Me The Money

  I often talk about the “older” crowd… or the group to whom I prefer to use the label: “Masters of Life!”   And, the reason I talk about it so much is because that’s where the money is!   But, when I look at how the fitness industry is projected by the mainstream media,…

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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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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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Fitness Lemons to Lemonade

  This is  from a lengthy email I recently received from a very experienced and successful club owner.  I consulted this owner from time to time over the past 15 years.    If you own a studio or club, I hope you find this as interesting as I find it gratifying.  —  Art —————– Dear…

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Weight-Management on Digital Autopilot

  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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How to Create an Instant Up-Sell

    Here’s a note I received from Anthony Leister, one of our fitness partners.  He owns 2 boutique studios that cater to the 35+ crowd. ————————– Hey Art,   This may be perceived as a bait and switch, although I personally see it as helping my members get the results they came here for. …

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How to Drive Traffic To Your Website

  Rule #1 for all “Online Businesses” as well as physical businesses attempting to boost their “online presence” is:    Blog, Blog, Blog!   And, then:  Post, Post, POST on social media! Here’s Why…   Brand Engagement: As an online marketer, one of your biggest priorities is to keep people ENGAGED with YOUR BRAND.    In…

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Why Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts Multi-Dose

  Have you ever heard the term “multi-dosing” as it relates to nutritional supplements? If not, you’re certainly not alone.   Not surprisingly, more than 99% of people do NOT multi-dose.  So, before I explain the rationale, allow me to offer some background.   A Little History…   Before World War II the extent of…

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