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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Say Good-bye to the “One-Trick” Health & Fitness Professional

  Do you remember… ​ … the time when a personal trainer could simply sell personal training sessions… and that was it! ​ Or, when clubs could simply sell memberships…. get the EFT rolling… and call it a day! ​ The entire business model was essentially based on a single revenue stream. ​ Our industry was a “one trick pony” and everybody stayed out of each other’s way. ​…

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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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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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The New Fitness Marketing Ecosystem

  These words…   …were casually stated last Friday during a marketing podcast.   The speaker probably didn’t realize how impactful her words were.   I wrote them down because they were so powerful and insightful.   If you are a small fitness business owner or an independent coach or trainer… these words actually predict the future.   I hope you’ll read them two or three times because they speak directly to YOU!   It’s literally…

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Are You In the Fitness “Sweet Spot?”

    If you viewed the fitness industry from 30,000 feet, you’d see two giant segments in our space: ​ Big Physical Clubs (like Gold’s, LA Fitness, Planet, Anytime, etc. ) ​ Big Online Platforms (like Peloton, Beachbody, Daily Burn, FitBit, etc.) ​ Both segments suffer from their own “BIG-NESS!” ​ They are simply too…

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Passive Recurring Income for Fit Pros and Health Coaches

  Are you ready for a little “success” math! I JUST SENT TRUDY MANNING A CHECK FOR $539.91   Here’s why…   1.) First off, Trudy Manning uses this email (or a variation) every single week: CLICK or TAP HERE… (you can download the letter in MS Word)   2.) On the first and third Saturdays of each month, at the end of each group session, she holds a “TASTING!”…

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How to Send Great Emails

  Can you write?   Or, do you just tear your hair out trying to come up with something?   Even if you get something out, does it really “sound” like you?   I often receive an email and think “No one would ever talk like this.”   Some people think writing is really easy.…

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How to Profit From an Operations Shift

There was a time… …when almost all gas stations employed attendants who filled your tank and washed your windows. There was a time… …when you actually had to walk into a bank and speak with a teller who handled your simple transactions. There was a time… …when you needed a travel agent or airline rep…

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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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How to Accelerate Your Fitness Business

  I know.  I know….   All the fitness sales gurus tell you that this business is all about sales…. as in “sales-driven.”   Well, that may be true for today and tomorrow… but, if you plan to have a long-term career as a health professional… then, you really need to take a longer view.  …

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The Alternative to Discounts…!

  Here we go again.    In the next few weeks, millions of health and fitness professionals and top health coaches will continue to make this awful mistake.   Sure, we all want new clients and members.  And, we all want to make more money.   But, for some reason, Black Friday and Cyber Monday turn…

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Do NOT Hire Me…

  I was at dinner the other night with an old friend who is not involved in the fitness trade.     Nonetheless, we ended up talking about fitness because he was asking my advice about personal trainers.    He needs one.   In the midst of the conversation he blurted out, … a personal trainer…

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Are You Famous?

  JJ Johnson is.  At least within his market area.  His branding is impressive.   JJ is a sophisticated marketer and understands the value of imprinting his brand on his clients and members.  But it wasn’t always this way.   How did JJ become famous?  It’s all about capturing “mind-share.”   Who’s Captured Your Mind?…

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How Do You Know if You’ve Got What It Takes…?

  When I was 22 years old, a friend of mine named Tommy Jordan, who was just a few years older, got a job in sales at a Jack LaLanne’s European Health Spa.    I laughed because he was so shy.  I mean downright timid!   Within two years he was running the place and…

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How to Convert $11.99 into $23,000 – Old School Style

  At first, it was hard to believe. But then, again, there are some really smart fit pros and health coaches in our industry.   And they use their creativity to help leverage their branded fitness products into some very effective branded fitness marketing.   It also explains why Erica will become a gazillionaire if she…

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How to Increase Your Sales

  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 Ultimate Lead Generator

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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How to Build Coaching Partnerships

  Recently, I’ve been writing about partnerships.  Namely, the medical community (a gold mine)!   Hooking up with schools is another great partnering opportunity: Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools  College Athletic Departments   That’s right — partnering with coaches.   Over the years, many top trainers have shared their “coaching” experiences with me.  And…

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One-Event Wonders

  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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