Personality Styles, Coaching, and Class Experience
Most people operate in general categories. Myers Briggs, The Big 5, The Harry Potter Sorting Hat, DISC Profiles, etc., are all attempts to give people insight into how they see the world and how they prefer to address it. In this article, we are going to talk about why you need to know what your style is, and how to coach people who aren’t the same style as you so that everyone has a great class. This tool can be HUGE for helping your classes, and the whole community, run more smoothly!
Reviews, and what to do when someone leaves negative 'feedback' for your gym
We all know that client reviews and testimonials can be an important part of growing the business, but leaving an awesome review isn’t generally at the front of a client’s mind when they have been with you for months or years. (Read time 2:37)
When I get a nice note or comment from a member I'll say "Thank You! Actually, do you know what would be a huge favor? If you could leave a review on Yelp or google or whatever. We want to let the world know how much we helped you!" (or something to th…
Iron Sharpens Iron, Competition, Community and Leadership
"Iron sharpens iron." (Read Time 4:11 plus an optional 12:00 video)
How do we leverage our enthusiastic competitors to make each other better and create community chemistry that benefits the gym?
(Photo From Thrivestry Gym: Ascendence)
Great training partners can go a long way in people's progress and long term motivation. In many cases, having people to train beside and push you on a 'good' program will surpass a lonely individual on a 'great' program that was custom designed for them.
Rat Parks, Gyms, GoldsFit, CrossFit, and Human Connection
What does addicted rats have to do with the gym business? Should CrossFit gyms be worried about Globo gyms starting programs like 'GoldsFit' (non-CF CF classes copying as much as possible)?
First lets talk about the big gyms copying the movement side of what we do. The people who need to be taking notice of trends like this are the ones who think they are in the fitness b…
Are You Making These 4 Big Time Wasting Mistakes in Your Gym Business?
I am always surprised by how many “life” lessons can be applied to work and business. I am sure that this correlates directly to the fact that businesses and customers are generally comprised of actual humans… but I do think there are some principles that represent this more than others.
A great article that came up on my feed was one from Lifehacker about “The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older”. As I worked my way through it, it struck me that these ideas are VERY true fo…
What is your time really worth? (Investing vs Spending for gyms)
Something ALL business owners should really put some thought into...
What is your time really worth?
Think about it, if you are currently subscribed to our programming, and it is saving you as much time as most of the gyms I work with, it means that by letting us do the programming you will save 26-32 eight hour work days this year.
The short version: Invest your time. Don't spend it.
Side Note: Personally I use an app called Atracker to track all of my duties and tas…
Building a Gym to Last 100+ Years? Don't Forget This Key Ingredient
Is there one thing you can focus on that will give your business the greatest chance of lasting 100+ years?
Imagine you are at a banquet with dozens of gyms represented and 100s of clients from these gyms.
Most of these gyms had been open for 20+ years.
At one point, the MC asks everyone training at a gym to stand up. They say "If you have been at your gym for less than 5 years sit down."
And about 1/2 of the people sat down.
Then they say "If you have been at your gym for less than 10 yea…
Business, life and happiness (important for gym owners and coaches)
And here is an interesting article on how a workaholic New Yorker started to work only two days per week and found out that he actually wanted to work more (but not for the money's sake)!
Here’s how one New Yorker ditched his workaholic life for a two-day week — and didn't go broke
Focus on the things (and people) that give you the most return on investment and the most fulfillment. Don't try and fill your…