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The Club Insider Archives: May 2022

Jared Williams' Dynamic Fitness
The Passionate Coach Motivating Team Players to WIN

By: Justin Cates

Justin CatesJustin CatesAs I have written on occasion, the great game of football was a truly transformative experience in my life. I am not alone in this experience and subsequent observations. If you talk to anyone who played the game for more than that one "I'm going to try it out" season, they will tell you the same. Don't get me wrong, I played other sports, too, but they did not hit like football, literally and philosophically. The others did not change me as a person like football did. Read More...

Exercise IS Medicine
By: Mike Alpert

Mike AlpertMike AlpertRecently, my wife, Annie, and I had the honor of attending the 9th Annual Fundraiser for the Be Perfect Paralysis Awareness Foundation. Over 850 people attended the event, which raises awareness and funds for people living with a spinal cord injury or other forms of neuro muscular paralysis, all of whom are benefiting greatly from exercise-based therapy that takes place at The Perfect Step. Read More...

A Variety of Club Financing Options
By: Paul Bosley

Paul BosleyPaul BosleyThis article illustrates the variety of financing products available in today's marketplace to provide financing options to launch a startup fitness business or to expand an existing business. All financing options require the borrower(s) to contribute an equity injection, so they have "skin in the game." The equity injection cannot be borrowed funds, such as a home equity loan, unless the loan will be repaid from an unrelated source, such as a spousal earnings or investment income. Read More...

Revenue-Based Gym Financing
By: Jim Thomas

Jim ThomasJim ThomasYou might have heard people talk about revenue-based gym financing as "royalty-based financing." Put simply, revenue-based gym financing is a loan with repayment terms based on your revenue. You don't need to put down any collateral, and you won't have to worry about your debt-to-income ratio. Just because you've just started your gym business doesn't mean you have to stay small. There are exciting yet practical financing options out there for you, and one of these is revenue-based gym financing. With these loans, you only make payments when you bring in revenue. Let's discuss what's involved in qualifying for a small gym business loan and how these financing options work. Read More...

Onboarding to Improve Staff Retention and Performance
By: Karen Woodard-Chavez

Karen Woodard-ChavezKaren Woodard-ChavezFor many businesses, the past 25 months have been similar to a roller coaster ride... steep, arduous climbs followed by jaw-dropping plunges with turns that jerk you from side to side and make you feel like everything will go off the rails in the next moment. Sound familiar? The dramatic and unexpected changes experienced by many businesses with regards to staff have resulted in lost revenue, minimized hours of operation, staff burnout and some business closures. No doubt, the employee and employer relationship has changed. Read More...

Common Courtesy? Or, New Non-Talkative Norm?

By: Jeffrey Pinkerton

Jeffrey PinkertonJeffrey PinkertonHere is an interesting experiment you should try: Walk into a business (a grocery store, a big box store, auto parts store, etc.) and don't say anything to anyone unless someone first says something to you. If someone talks to you, the experiment is over. Shockingly, it is pretty easy to make it through the grocery store without saying a word. You find what you need, use the self-checkout, bag your own items, swipe your card and head out the door. Is this a good thing? Read More...

Crunch Franchise Debuts National Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the launch of its first-ever comprehensive National Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The National Training Center, part of the new 34,000 square-foot, $4 million Crunch Harbour Village location, offers an in-depth curriculum covering gym operations, including: planning, pre-sale, construction, marketing, sales, operations, group fitness, personal training and fitness education for Crunch Franchise owners and operations personnel. This fully operational gym brings classroom training to life with real-time, hands-on training in a gym environment. Read More...

Inside Workout Anytime's 2022 License to Win Franchise Conference
A.C.E. - Attitude, Care and Excellence are the Core Values at Workout Anytime. These core values were exemplified in the delivery of Workout Anytime's 2022 License to Win Franchise Conference, recently held at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Mission: To provide a friendly, convenient, life-changing journey with passion. And, The Vision: To reshape the fitness community where every body aspires to be the best they can be was accomplished during the 2022 License to Win Franchise Conference. Read More...

Norm's Notes for May 2022
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesHello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Founder and Tribal Leader Since 1993 checking in with our 341st monthly edition! I hope this finds YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TEAM and YOUR CLUB(s) all doing really well and enjoying the SPRING of 2022! Read More...

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