Are These Idiots Stealing From You…?

 How about CFP as Certified Fitness Professional?   I am so sick and tired of unqualified, uncertified, unscrupulous and underhanded phony fitness wannabes.   They set up “funnel based” websites and then prey upon unsuspecting consumers who don’t know the difference between a certified, qualified health professional and some “poser” with an InstaGram following!…

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Avoid These 3 Fitness Business Traps….

  I was recently reminded of Jenny Swanson – a small studio owner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   She told me that sometimes she feels like she’s wading through quicksand in her business.   And, the harder she tries, the more stuck she becomes!   “This sucks, Art! What am I doing wrong?”   I always…

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Find Your Fitness Niche

Find Your Fitness Niche…. ​ Sure… you can probably take just about anybody and train them toward better health. ​ But that kind of “generalization” also means you’re competing with 100% of all clubs, studios and other fitness professionals. ​ So, how do you differentiate yourself from the competition? ​ 🚀 Add a niche to…

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Five (5) Digital Truths

​ Did you know there are thousands of health and fitness professionals who, unknowingly, make the same mistakes with their digital marketing? ​ Most often, it’s because their websites sites were designed by “non-fitness” developers who don’t really understand our business. ​ Or, it’s because the fitness business owner was talked into a digital “lead generating system” – (that actually…

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The Client Support Email…

  I know. ​ It’s a pretty bold statement… ​ “the MOST IMPORTANT CLIENT EMAIL ever written!”   But, it’s true… based on the feedback I’ve received from my coaching clients who’ve used it – either as an email or snail mail. ​ And, I’m sharing it with you right now! ​ ✅ CLICK or TAP HERE…​ ​…

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Is THIS the FUTURE of FITNESS TRAINING…?

  There was a time, back when I was a personal trainer at Jack LaLanne’s European Health Spas (1978), that we simply handed out standardized workout plans and served more like “babysitters” than anything else.    We’ve come a long way, baby!   Today’s coaches and trainers possess an amazing wealth of knowledge — far…

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The NEW Health & Fitness Business Model

  Oh yes… in so many ways the health and fitness industry has remained the same for over 50 years.  Big box facilities, franchises, boutique studios,  independent trainers and coaches, etc.    It’s true that most the equipment (except free weights) has modernized with new designs and engineering —  but, it’s basically the same idea…

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3-Box Action Plan for Health Professionals

    The 3-Box Action Plan was shared with me by Heather Jenkins, a super successful health coach and studio owner operating out of 3,000 sq. ft. with two full-time staff/trainers.    She’s not a marketing expert or guru.   She’s just plain smart and knows how to make money in this crazy business.   Her…

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3 Pillars Of Guaranteed Success!

    ​Listen, you already know that navigating the health and fitness industry is no walk in the park! ​ With 1,000’s of practitioners, countless methodologies and a booming interest in personal well-being, standing out and earning trust in this space can feel overwhelming – regardless of your qualifications and certifications. ​ If you’re a health related business owner…

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5 Advantages of an ONLINE Health Education Course

  It’s amazing how many health, fitness, wellness and medical professionals miss the opportunity to help their clients achieve their goals by not offering to educate them.   After all, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.… right?   Here are five (5) advantages that go to those who choose to EMPOWER their clients, members and patients through an…

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How to Get Fitness Leads and Referrals with UGC

  Check out this “secret sauce tactic!” 🚀   It’s not for everybody….. but, it generated a ton of new clients for one of my coaching clients, Robin Stinson (owner of RS Fitness – women only studio).   So, I’m going to share it with you in hopes that it will help your business, too.…

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Artificial Intelligence – Is AI Your Friend or Foe?

  You know it’s coming… ​ …. and we’d all be foolish to think AI is not going to impact our businesses. ​ Yours, mine, everybody’s! ​ GOOD NEWS! ​ First off… as health and fitness professionals, we’re all in a great position. ​ That’s because AI will never be able to duplicate the “human touch.” ​ So,…

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A Fitness Contrarian

  I have to admit​… contrarian entrepreneurs are some of my favorite people. ​ You know the type… ​ They’re the ones who buck the popular trends and do things their own way. ​ You probably know a few…. Or, maybe you’re a contrarian, yourself! ​ Holly Mitterson, owner of a small women’s boutique studio in…

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Window Shopping for Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition

  Have you ever just gone “window shopping?” ​ Like… downtown — or at a mall — or maybe even a swanky “fashion district” like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? ​ At that moment you have no intention to purchase. Instead, you’re self-educating as to “what’s new” …. how much it costs and “who” is making it available. ​ Savvy retail marketers understand this. ​ That’s why they spend…

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Fitness Marketing – The EXACT Formula

  Here’s the EXACT FORMULA that Susie Lundqren (studio owner in Virginia) uses to create a “warm audience” and then typically converts about 30% of her “warm” prospects into studio members and/or online “paid subscribers.” ​ And, yes, of course, she uses our health and fitness marketing components… including THIS and THIS… ​ STEP #1 – CAPTURE ​ First and foremost, Susie uses lead magnets (optin forms) on her website. ​ Then, ALL social media posts re-direct to her lead magnet/optin…

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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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YOU are AMAZING…

  I’m absolutely serious when I say this: ​ “YOU ARE AMAZING!” ​ Have you ever given deep thought into how freakin’ amazing your body is??? ​ Let’s start with the eleven (11) miraculous organ systems within you. Each one of them is more complex than a supercomputer… ​ AND… each one is fully automated:…

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Is Your Business a Gym Rat?

  Here’s a fun exercise I recently discovered… ​ I attended a marketing conference last week and one of the speakers’ topics was: ​ “FLEXING YOUR MARKETING MUSCLES” ​ It was all about helping companies get better at technology – and most especially their websites. ​ The speaker demonstrated what he calls an “equivalency technique” to help his…

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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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The BEST Lines About Weight Loss..!

Whether it’s sales presentations or full-on seminars… you might get a kick out of some of the things our fitness partners have said. ​ Some are really funny. And some are insightful. ​ Most statements were made to explain BODY TRANSFORMATIONS and WEIGHT-MANAGEMENT to a consumer audience. ​ Here are just a few we’ve collected: ​ ———————————————— Benni Saskin at…

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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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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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You’ve Got This

  Do you sense this, too? ​ Maybe it’s because of the pandemic. Or the lousy economy. ​ Or… perhaps it’s because our industry, with all the new technology, is radically changing at an accelerated pace. ​ Whatever it is, after 33 years in the fitness industry, there seems to be some “weirdness” — at…

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