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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  [Free STRESS ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST at the bottom of this post!]   If you are a Health Coach or Fit Pro who consults with clients beyond physical activity and nutrition…   And, if you approach other elements of life that we all navigate, then, this is a fantastic introduction to how STRESS impacts our physical…

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  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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  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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    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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  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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  Are people just dying to give you their money?   I know, it sounds crazy!   Can you even imagine people lined-up to hand you their hard-earned money…  Seriously?    But, that’s exactly how Jeff Closner explains it.   “It almost feels illegal” he told me the other day.    “But, whenever I present a…

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Yup… it’s Half-Time.   If your fitness business runs its financials on the calendar year, then, on July 1st, the refs blew their whistles and it’s half-time.  Time to stop, head for the locker room and examine the first half,  adjust the game plan and then get back out there and execute.   Assess, adjust and…

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  A while back I went to visit some friends at their studio in S. California.     Up on the wall was a 65″ flat screen TV with the ONBOARD 101 displayed on the screen.  Wow… it looked very professional and impressive.   During a private one-on-one or small group session, they display the current chapter on the…

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