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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  WOW…!  —> This headline generated more than $25,000 in sales in just ONE DAY!   Maybe its been done before, but, in my 25 years of fitness marketing, I’ve never seen anything like it.   Listen… I’m not a big fan of “bait and switch” type advertising. Or, the parsing of words. It’s just…

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  When it comes to offering weight-management services… thousands of clubs, studios and trainers make 2 HUGE MISTAKES:   They only offer: one (1) program  one (1) price    That’s the equivalent to going to a tire store only to find they only carry one type tire in one size for one price.  How many…

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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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  Six months ago, Rodney Sullivan complained he was always playing “defense” with his personal training clients.   For example: If a client was late he would extend beyond the scheduled session time.   If a client didn’t show up, he didn’t charge for the time.   There are many more examples but you get…

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  Trust me… You’ve got ’em!   I may have told you how I owned and operated a Weight-Management office in Newport Beach, California during the late 80’s and early 90’s.   I received several emails asking if I would share some of the challenges and obstacles we faced and how we overcame them.  …

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  I just counted 3 different fitness marketing forums discussing the same topic: How to Raise Your Rates.   Listen… this is nothing new. The issue of rates and price-point strategies has been a “front-burner” topic for more than 50 years! It’s discussed among fitness business owners at every trade show, conference and workshop.  …

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