Trying to solve a dilemma I have with my current fitness business
How can I teach more people to overcome the intimidation & fear factor of coming to a “gym” or “group workout” session?
With the influx on new “gyms” and “trainers” in BG awareness is at an all time high & better than ever. People are wanting to go workout but are intimidated and scared to do it on thier own. When they do muster up enough COURAGE to actually go then they don’t know what it is they should actually do. The only thing they have to go by is watching what other people are doing, then mimicking.
Monkey see, monkey do!!
I grew up playing sports and being in out of gyms lifting, staying in shape with teammates and friends was something we did daily. Once I got to college I fell into Sports Medicine bc “exercise” was easy for me and once I completed my graduate degree I had a good understanding of how the human body moved and functioned and a grasp of what the hell I was actually doing and why I needed to do it. So then I wanted to create an atmosphere were people could come to a gym and workout to get the results they wanted.
Now 2014 my biggest dilemma is with the aging population and the more people who get involved with working out, the emphasis needs to be more personal attention and not bigger gyms and workout groups, people get lost, feel even more intimidated and then create more fear and anxiety.
We have social media to help us connect and learn to cope with our fears and anxieties, when we get around like-minded individuals like ourselves things start to happen, hurdles get jumped, barriers get knocked down and the support spreads to others that need it too.
Whatever your fear of getting in shape or healthy is I would love to learn more about it and find a way to help you help yourself. That’s what I am here for, and that’s why we have a small group studio and that’s my solution to a person’s fitness dilemma.
I’ve had some great clients in the past and they can attest to what I’m saying, when they lose weight they get confident, when I teach them what I learned they get smarter, when I devote time & explain WHY you do this and not that the light bulbs start to go off.
The “ah-ha” moment, that’s when you know you got something!! That’s when people move on and go to the gym by them selves, they leave room for somebody to step up and take their place.
If you are the person who has fear about working out come by the studio and check us out, maybe we can teach you something too!!
Please message or contact me if you have any more questions
Your Drs and therapists don’t want you to get better. It’s not good for business, if they cured you in one hour you would never need a follow-up or take home pills.
For instance, if you have high blood pressure your doctor will give you a pill ending in ” -pril ” or an ace inhibitor type drug that will lower your blood pressure or BP. Think you may suffer from depression, anxiety, or ADD? Go to a therapist and they will prescribe uppers, downers or the baby boomer favorite “Mary Jane” or medicinal pot. Seriously?
We are very lucky to have such wonderful technology and advancement in medicine. We have excellent doctors and therapists too, my point is from a professional service or business they make $money$ seeing you repeatedly versus curing you the first visit. They bill by how long it takes to treat you not because of the awesome value they offer or the end result (which is what you came to buy). If their service is prolonged and you keep making appointments then they can build a clientale and sound business model at a lower price on the office call or visit over time.
Really you want less anxiety and lower BP so your doctor and therapists should tell you they charge $2500 (or what their reputation could sell) for your problem whether it took 3 days or 3 years. After great service you would be very happy to recommend family and friends, they would get clients, have reputable customer service and of course more money.
Read the newspaper? USA Today
Ideally, Smits says, depressed or anxious people would get written exercise prescriptions, complete with suggested “doses” and strategies for getting started and sticking with the program. “Most physicians and therapists are aware of the effects,” says Chad Rethorst, a researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “But they may not be comfortable prescribing it.”
Read the whole article, it’s about the benefits of exercise.
I hope next you think about making an appointment for a professional service that you consider asking if they sell time or solutions? Seriously!! Thanks Simon Sinek
Obesity is the one thing you can control about yourself with the proper education and professional service. Check your medications and compare side effects and cross reference the money you spend versus how much your overweight(BMI + 25). The savings in food costs alone will make a huge difference in spending not to mention the health benefits you gain by getting rid of 80% of your medication side effects because of what you weighed and how it affected your life. Don’t forget, over eating is a choice.
Get up, Get Fit – All of Us can, if You will