Expert Advice en Five Sales Tools That Turn a Good January into a Great January for Health Clubs <div class="field-byline"> Karen Woodard, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consistency is the key to being the best salesperson possible. These five tools offer a way to be consistent and increase sales in January and throughout the rest of the year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Step by Step Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:42:00 +0000 60621 at <p>You can transform a good start in the new year to a great year by following five health club sales tips. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> 2017: Top Health Club Marketing Trends <div class="node-body link-body">2017’s five most important online marketing trends center around a single theme: harnessing the thousands of tools, technologies and platforms available to health and wellness businesses to win new members, customers and clients.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Websavvy Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 60391 at 10 Qualities and Habits of Ultra-Successful People Inside and Outside the Fitness Industry <div class="node-body article-body">Successful people have different accomplishments, interests, life patterns and passions, but they share qualities and habits that you can adopt to positively influence your life.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 60421 at <p>Successful people spend time reading, contemplating before making decisions and being introspective. (Photo by Thinkstock.)&nbsp;</p> The Two Keys to Keeping Your Health Club Open during a Renovation <div class="node-body article-body">A health club renovation involves a delicate balancing act that if pulled off successfully will allow a club to remain open during construction while inconveniencing members as little as possible. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> design Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 60471 at <p>Club operators who want a successful renovation must ensure they do two things: plan and communicate. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> 4 Steps to Providing Online Personal Training for Your Traveling Clients <div class="node-body article-body">Providing online personal training is a great way to generate incremental revenue for your fitness business if you use the right tools and strategies to provide value for your clients.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> personal training Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 60401 at <p>You can stay in touch with members and clients when they travel if you provide online training that doesn&#39;t cannibalize your in-club training and that adds value beyond the free online training they can find on YouTube. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> How to Effectively Prepare Your Fitness Studio for the New Year <div class="field-byline"> Rachel Cosgrove, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the new year approaches, smart health club operators are preparing for the January rush by taking these four steps. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Step by Step Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 59781 at The Power of Using Luxury Words in Any Type of Health Club <div class="node-body article-body">More health club operators should raise the bar by teaching their staff to use luxury language. Doing so makes your members feel part of something special whether or not your health club is a luxury brand. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Step by Step Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 59791 at Jumpstart Your Health Club's Digital Marketing Biometrics <div class="node-body link-body">Member biometrics let your health club give targeted advice to improve individual results. Marketing biometrics help you understand your prospects’ behavior so you can grow your membership and revenues faster.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Websavvy Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 59721 at When Opening a New Health Club, You Can Expect Some Delays <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you are opening a franchise location or an independent health club, the process is often fraught with challenges. One of the biggest challenges can be delays, especially those beyond a club owner's control. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Franchise Wise Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:59:00 +0000 59471 at <p>Permit issues can be a major source of delay when it comes to opening a new health club. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Four Provisions Health Club Owners Should Focus On in Credit Agreements <div class="field-byline"> James Stefanick, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A senior credit agreement is a complicated document that can be daunting for even the most experienced club owners, especially smaller club owners who don't have a legal team. Considering these four provisions can make the process easier for everyone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Step by Step Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +0000 59281 at