Your principal role as a Fitness Professional for any client is to understand what they want. Which is actually a lot harder than it seems. “People don’t think what they feel, they don’t say what they think, and they don’t do what they say.” – David Ogilvy With this in…
I love to ponder, from time to time. Over the most pressing questions of men and women in the 21st century. “Cluster set or Giant?” “Crossfit or Yoga?” “Which is the best toilet roll?” “Apple or Android?” Rather pressing indeed. None more so than – “Why can’t I do what I know I’m supposed to do…
Storytelling is an art that has been around since the dawn of human civilization. It also happens to be an extremely powerful tool when it comes to marketing your services.
Today, we’ll talk about The Hero’s Journey. There are endless variations to this formula, so we’ll share an abbreviated version that we use often at FMA with great success. I’ll also tailor it to the fitness industry to offer as much immediate value to you as possible.
There is a plethora of traditional marketing strategies and tactics that can help you grow your business. Once you get creative, the options are endless…and constantly evolving with technology.
At the Fitness Marketing Alliance, when it comes to traditional, we highly prefer and suggest intent marketing.
Put simply, intent marketing is catching the potential consumer when he/she has the intent to solve a problem. If your product or service can solve that problem, wouldn’t it be a great time to be in front of them? They are figuratively raising their hand and asking for your help.
I recently did a self-experiment. I posted 30 days of videos to my personal FB and IG accounts (#deepthoughtswithriver). As a recently converted digital nomad, my sister was legitimately concerned that maybe, out of isolation, I was talking to my dog (River) a bit too much. She may be right, but that wasn’t the point.
The point is that social media has become a place where people post things (images, memes, videos, etc) that only reflect the images of their “perfect” lives. Real life is far from perfect…we all know that.
88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
Business reviews are EXTREMELY valuable from a local search engine optimization standpoint.
Yes, it is a fantastic idea to ask your clients for reviews, but HOW you do it is just as important. Luckily, we’ll share…
Every personal trainer worth their salt knows that fad diets and exercise programs don’t work. According to a Business Insider report by Chris Weller, this is primarily because in most cases, the science behind these so-called revolutionary fitness hacks have been either blown way out of proportion or optimized to make a certain eating plan or workout appear more effective than they actually are. Unfortunately, these quick fixes are what sell and some personal trainers have started using them to build a solid client base more quickly. But is sacrificing your integrity for the sake of getting more clients really a good idea? Well, the short answer is no—and here’s why:
During my evolution as a fitness coach, I geeked out hard on energy systems. In the world of CrossFit, the overwhelming trend was to go harder, faster, longer. The issue was that people began to burn out, get injured, or fail to sustain obnoxiously intense regimes. I quickly learned the value of a developing a solid aerobic base. It’s a key to longevity and one of the most time efficient methods to train the aerobic system is implementing aerobic interval training. But how do you know if one is primarily training that energy system?
If I had a dollar for every time I talked to a fitness professional who was spending money on paid advertising, blasting social media, or handing out business cards at networking event YET still neglecting their website, I’d have enough to buy that new Callaway driver (you know…the one with BOEING technology?).
I believe that at some point in everybody’s life, we have that “thing” that forever changes the lens through which we see life. For some, it’s a loss, an accident, bankruptcy, or “rock bottom.” If you don’t know what yours is, then it hasn’t happened yet. But, it will. For my wife and I, that “thing” was the entire year of 2016. I won’t get into all the details because it’s not fully my story to share. Let’s just say it was a series of losses that forced my wife and me to say “F*ck it. Life is too short and too fragile. We’re going on the offensive.”