Posts in "business"

Business Advice For Trainers From Trainers

When I first started in this industry my business competence was pretty low. If you asked me what the term “overhead” was or what it meant to itemize business expenses I would have been like “say what again?” I’m still not someone I’d consider to have a lot of business pedigree, but I think I’ve… Read more

On Running a Fitness Business: Part 2

Last week I commandeered a Facebook post on fitness business shenanigans from friend, and fellow gym owner, Mike Perry. I took his original, bulleted-point list and added my own two cents to each one. You can check out points 1-10 HERE. Today I want to highlight points 11-20. On Running a Fitness Business: Part 2 11…. Read more

On Running a Fitness Business

Yesterday a friend of mine and amazing coach, Mike Perry of Skill of Strength, posted a list or treatise, if you will, on his Facebook page of things to consider when running a fitness business. It was great. I wanted to share them here with my own thoughts and additions. On Running a Fitness Business…… Read more

3 Secrets From MBSC Thrive

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of MBSC Thrive coach, Sean De Wispelaere. When it comes to fitness entrepreneurship – NOTE: commercial gyms trainers this still applies to you – everyone’s always looking for that one “trick” or slight “edge” that will help separate themselves from the masses and serve as the tipping point towards success…. Read more

Fitness Industry Survival Tips

Surviving in the fitness industry is tough. Now, granted, this isn’t The Revenant…we don’t need to worry about wrestling grizzly bears or anything. But it is pretty cut-throat out there and the one’s who “survive,” and do well, are the ones who can separate themselves from the masses. Today’s guest post by strength coach Travis… Read more

A Lesson to Fitness Pros: You’re Always Being Watched

I felt like an asshole yesterday. And when I say “I felt like an asshole,” I don’t mean in the rhetorical “haha, I did something goofy and feel like an asshole” sense. I straight-up felt like a heaping pile of asshole. HINT: I was an asshole. To get right to the point: I let a… Read more

Porcelain Post: Why I Don’t Charge People Money to Observe or Shadow Me For a Day

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” first came to fruition last year from an email exchange between Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2.  Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Either… Read more

Should You Invest In Your Own Website?

My website – the one you’re reading right now – is, in many ways, a family member to me. I know it seems a little weird, borderline crazy, to refer to a website as a family member…but hear me out. It gives me an immense sense of pride and accomplishment. It provides sustenance. And, much… Read more