There is a way you can enjoy your gym members and by doing that you can enjoy your fitness business more.
It only takes a few minutes each day but most fitness entrepreneurs miss it because they are focused on the wrong things.
So what should you be focused on?
Well in this post I’m going to cover that and hopefully you will get a few nuggets that will help you.
Sell More Memberships, Close More Personal Training Clients & Find Your Passion Again
Do you remember why your started your gym or fitness business?
Can you recall what made you so eager to help people get in the best shape of their lives?
I bet it was something more than making a buck or being the biggest gym in town.
Here are a few reason I got into fitness:
- I wanted to help those with handicaps feel welcome in the gym environment.
- I wanted to work a business that would help me stay in shape.
- I wanted to help people with low self confidence overcome limiting beliefs.
- I wanted to build a business that would pay me a residual income.
- I wanted to be a positive influence in my community.
If any of those resonate with you, then this post may help you remember your “WHY”.
But if your facing major setbacks due to a slow business then you need to make the best out of a bad situation instead of feeling sorry for yourself.
How To Start Enjoying Your Gym Members & Fall In Love With Your Business All Over Again
Ok…. so let us assume you are in business for all the right reasons and that you are ready to get fired back up.
The first thing I want you to do, is look around your gym and “SEE” your members.
I mean REALLY see them for who they are.
They are moms and dads, sisters and brother, friends and foes.
They are real people with real hopes, dreams, fears just like you.
Being able to really see them makes all the difference.
Because until you learn this skill you will continue treating them like a number which will lead to burn out.
You see, people don’t want to be treated like cattle. They can feel it when you just look at them like a paycheck.
So how do switch gears and get your mind right?
Well, here are a few things you can do to reconnect with your members and your passion.
Find Your WHY
If your WHY is BIG enough – the HOW will figure it self out.
Write out all the reasons you decided to start your gym or fitness business. Don’t worry about making it look or sound “pretty”.
Just write down what comes to heart and mind.
This step will reveal whats in your heart.
“Out of your heart flows the rivers of life”.
You may be thinking one thing, but be acting out of a completely different subconscious motive.
The most successful gym owners I have worked with, love and treat their members like family.
Just like the stereotypes in this video, your club has a set of member personalities that all fit jointly into your business making up your club environment.
HINT: Your members happiness should be one of your biggest “whys”.
Once you have a “Why” list we can move to the next step.
Blaze Your Trail
Now take a long hard look at your “Why List” and you can see where you are heading.
Sometimes this step can be a painful and scary process for my clients, because they may not like where we are heading….
…other times this can be an exciting process.
It really just depends on the type of person you are.
Is your path moving you closer or further away from your goals?
Are you happy with your path?
If not then I have GREAT news for you!
Give More Than You Get
Your staff and your members are watching how much of yourself you are giving each day…
…are you giving 10 %
…are you giving 50%
…is your heart even in it anymore?
Remember that your staff are little mirrors of you.
Little Mini-Me’s of you, your attitude and business philosophies.
SO… if you are negative around your members, most likely your staff will be too.
If your positive and happy, then they will be happy as well.
Here are a few ways you can give back:
- Monthly Fitness Party
- Business of the Month
- Charity Boot Camp
- Member of the Month
- Birthday Program
- Membership Scholarships
The important thing is to remember to ” under promise and over deliver”.
The best way to do this is to “treat your members the way YOU want to be treated”.
All change in Life comes instantly, when you DECIDE in your heart to grow beyond what seems possible you will find the motivation, wisdom and mentor ship to achieve your vision.
He's spearheaded the opening of 100+ gyms and is responsible for selling over 100,000 gym memberships and collecting over 300,000 buddy referrals in his career.
Learn more @ www.JoshuaTFleming.com
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