Owning your own gym is the perfect way to combine your passion for fitness and changing people's lives with your drive to achieve optimal success. Becoming a gym owner could change your life and the lives of your customers. That’s why it is important to ensure that you are running your business as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Have you ever seen someone living out your dreams? Do you feel like you are one the sidelines watching, while other investors or businesspeople are jumping headfirst into new and exciting investments?
As an entrepreneur or investor, you may be constantly thinking about how you can work hard today and tomorrow so that you and your family can reap the long-term benefits. You are also probably constantly thinking about the future and feel a need to make sure the people closest to you are taken care of and feel safe.
“Sorry, I can’t—I just have too much to do.”
“I really don’t have time for this. I have a job already.”
- By now, you’ve probably heard the saying ‘break the glass ceiling' during your time in the corporate world. But what does it really mean? The United States Federal Glass Ceiling Commission defines the glass ceiling as "the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements."
Is your hotel gym currently closed? Is your hotel gym open, but are you finding it challenging to encourage your guests to utilize it during their stay? Are you looking for ways to improve your guest experience and overall satisfaction?
Fitness studios across the world are facing a new set of challenges due to new restrictions and local regulations that put a cap on how many people can be in their space at one time. Instead of cowering in fear and allowing these new restrictions to determine their fate, some fitness studios are taking advantage of these new protocols and using them as an opportunity to maximize their profits, while staying compliant to studio capacity regulations.
According to Entrepreneur, “Franchising is all about following a proven system in order to replicate the success of the original business.”
“It’s lonely at the top." How many times have you heard this saying? Does the fear of feeling isolated keep you from achieving more?
Social media has completely changed the way people communicate and do business with others. Social media platforms have the distinct ability to bring people together through pictures, videos and short stories, despite the physical distance between them. Social media users love the ability to virtually connect with people and maintain relationships that may otherwise have been lost. It is projected that 3.08 billion people will have access to, and actively use, social media in the year 2020. This number will increase to 3.43 billion people by 2023.
As a manager or HR professional, your job is to ensure that your employees are fulfilling their duties required of them in their job description. When you took your current job, part of that job is guaranteeing that all your employees are happy, healthy and safe in your work environment. Workplace wellness may just be a fraction of your job duties, but it should be one that you care about now more than ever. Here’s what you need to know about workplace wellness and how to return to the office in 2020 with health in mind.
Do you want to invest in a global growth story, valued at $94 billion? Do you want to invest in a company that has established brand loyalty?
In the year 2020, we rely on technology now more than ever. We can order our groceries through an app, instantly watch a TV show or movie with a click of a button, or virtually talk to our friends and family across the globe. Technology has changed our lives, arguably for the better, in the past 10-15 years. We have come so far as a society and continue to reap the benefits of technology each and every day.
The COVID-19 pandemic: it’s the phrase heard around the world. There’s no doubt that we are living through a historic event—one that will be taught in history class for years to come. While that may seem exciting, it has actually been a mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting time for most people. As a society, we are feeling burnt out and run-down from everything COVID-19.
If you are interested in pursuing a new career path or becoming an entrepreneur in a new field, it can be challenging to truly feel secure in your decision to take a step forward towards the future.
When considering reentering the workforce after spending time as a stay-at-home parent, you may feel intimidated by the process. Being a stay-at-home parent is one of the most important and rewarding jobs that a person can have, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to return as a member of the labor force when you feel the time is right.
For some F45 Training studio owners, their past paints a different picture than their current life. They may have been stay-at-home moms, corporate employees or personal trainers working in overdrive. No matter where they come from, one thing is for certain: our franchise owners work hard to overcome whatever obstacles they may face.
As you go through the discovery process when considering investing in your own F45 studio, you may have questions about how your future studio will look. You will likely find yourself speaking to one of our seasoned sales representatives and asking about the appearance, location, and marketing of your potential F45 studio.
Motivation. Accountability. Safety. Camaraderie.
These words could all be used to describe the group fitness movement that has swept the fitness industry. According to NBC News, working out in a group can actually be more beneficial than working out siloed or completely alone.
Are you wondering how you can be more successful?
Are you working for the weekend?
Do you clock out at the end of the day and retreat to your couch for some much needed rest and relaxation?
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or working your corporate job and counting the hours until your shift ends, you likely know the struggle of wanting someone else’s life. You open Instagram or other social media platforms and see someone going to his or her job, enjoying every moment of it, or so it seems. While you recognize that socialmedia is only a highlight reel of someone’s life, you find yourself feeling envious of his or her lifestyle.
If you are looking into F45 Training as a new business venture or career path, you may find yourself wondering what makes F45 so great and how we stand out among the competition.
What is a community? The dictionary defines ‘community’ as a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. A community is one of the most important aspects of life, as it makes people feel as though they belong in the stage of life that they are currently in. A positive community can make a huge difference in the way an individual feels towards his or her career, social life or hobbies.
In July 2017, F45 Training Shanghai opened its doors as the first studio in the city, and the second in China. Now, three years later, there are three studios under the franchise—Xuhui, Jing’an and Xintiandi—which have seen thousands of members come through and become ingrained within the community.
As a professional athlete, you likely are optimistic about the amount of time you will spend playing your sport, extending your career as long as possible. However, things may not always go to plan. Perhaps you make the decision to retire a few years earlier than anticipated or you experience a career-ending injury. While these are things that we all hope won’t happen, especially the latter, it is important to plan as though they will.
This year has been full of surprises, to say the least. Most of us were going to the office every day for the first few months, enjoying everything that our company had to offer us. For some, it was a state-of-the-art coffee machine and snacks. For others, maybe it’s was the wellness challenge that your office hosted around the new year. Whatever it may be, we were all showing up day after day to the office, feeling the camaraderie of a corporate environment and enjoying the company of our coworkers.
The owners of F45 Upper Thomson, located in Singapore, share their story about how they got involved with the brand and why they decided to open a studio of their own. In this excerpt from their testimonial, they focus on the local market and how F45 stands up against the competition, as well as how they have been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with the F45 community behind them.
If you are a business owner or aspiring to be one, you will probably understand the idea behind the phrase ‘get comfortable with being uncomfortable.’ This phrase may seem intimidating at first, but when you dissect it piece by piece, you can truly understand the value of living by this kind of philosophy.
If you have been in the workforce for several years, you will be familiar with the term ‘rat race.' It’s the 9-to-5 schedule that you have on paper, but the hustle that extends long past when you ‘clock in’ or ‘clock out.’ It’s the daily grind of going to work and coming home to get straight into housework, cooking, cleaning and taking care of your family or loved ones. It’s scheduling time to see your family or friends and hoping that work doesn’t interfere with your social life.
Do you wake up in the morning with a fire lit inside of you? Do you wake up with motivation to take on the day because you know you’re fulfilling your purpose?
There’s so much uncertainty in the world lately. People may find themselves wondering how they can possibly make it out of this particular period of their lives with the same level of security that they felt before this pandemic. You may not even have the same career or job that you started this pandemic with. You may have a different idea of what reality is and be longing for things to go back to the way they were before. Truth is, they won’t. But that’s okay, and here’s why.
If you are considering becoming a business owner, you may be wondering if now is still the right time for you to take that next step, given the current economic situation. We get that it can be an odd time to consider opening your own business, but what if we told you that you could be in great company? You heard us—some of the largest companies and most influential industry giants actually got started during or shortly after a recession.
If you are working in the fitness industry as a trainer, you likely already have a passion for improving the lives of your clients and members of your community. Trainers are unique in that they must be well-educated on the science behind working out, as well as be able to personally interact with the clients they train. Not everyone is cut out to be a trainer, but those that have chosen personal training as their career are special and often invaluable to their employers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you have likely heard the phrase ‘support local’ once or twice. But what does this phrase really mean and why does it matter? Here’s the breakdown of the importance behind supporting local businesses and how you can get involved if you have the financial means to do so.
COVID-19 has taken hold of our society. People everywhere are scrambling to figure out how they can minimize their risk of getting the novel coronavirus, while still maintaining some sort of normalcy in their daily routines. It is a challenging and delicate situation we are facing as a human race. What has become increasingly clear as time unfolds is that while the virus is unpredictable, there are a few things that are very important during COVID-19.
As adults, this quarantine is less than ideal. Some of us have lost our jobs completely and now have to figure out what the next move should be. Best case scenario, we have to turn our living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, or any room for that matter, into a makeshift workspace.
We are crammed into a workspace with our kids, dogs or significant other that, let’s face it, are a tad too close for comfort. Is this current situation our version of the greatest set-up of all time? Nope, sure isn’t! Is it the reality of our current world after we have embarked on a war with an invisible enemy? Yes.
As you are well aware, countries across the world have asked their citizens and residents to practice social and physical distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This may look different for different parts of the world, but most places are asking people not to socialize with individuals outside of their immediate household.
Now more than ever, people are focusing on relationships and ways in which we can continue to foster healthy and meaningful connections. It is important to have a support system that will allow you to thrive, especially during such a chaotic and anxiety-ridden time. Although personal relationships are the most important type to focus on, it is also imperative that you also pay close attention to other types of relationships.
An old advertising adage is that nothing will kill a bad product faster than good advertising. It means that good marketing will make people more likely to try a product and, if they don’t like it, they’re likely to stop using it and tell their friends about their experience.
As we continue to navigate the new normal with COVID-19, it is important to remember that what we do now will shape our life after this pandemic is over. Simply put, what we do now will matter later. Our mindset, self-talk and choices over these next few months will translate into a successful, or hectic, few months after COVID-19 has loosened its grip on society.
It is no secret that the United States is facing the possibility of a recession due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Millions of people throughout the country—and the world—are experiencing financial hardships during this time. People are losing their jobs and money, and quite frankly, many are losing hope. Understandably, people are looking for new opportunities to make money and new avenues of income.
We live in changing times—long gone are the days people worked for the same company for years, slowly working their way up the corporate ladder. Modern technology and access to information mean that it’s easier than ever for people to work remotely or even set up and run their own businesses.
Memories of going into an office and seeing your coworkers and employees seems to be a thing of the past—for now. Your employees are likely working from their makeshift offices, which are probably their kitchen tables or old desks they had to dust off. The new normal is having to work from home while children, spouses, housemates or family members are all piled in the same areas.
Now more than ever, people are turning to online fitness gurus to show them how to get fit and maintain their health goals. With gyms closed across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are feeling lost and anxious without their daily workouts. How will they get their workout in? Are they really supposed to use their living room for a workout? How will that even work?
As we write this, there are a billion people around the world (and counting) largely confined to their homes and only allowed to go out for absolute essentials. It’s an unprecedented situation that is affecting every single person on the planet in some way or another.
Your business is your lifeline and the reason you wake up in the morning. If you are lucky, your business and passion are one and the same, marrying two of your favorite things together. Being a business owner is a beautiful, chaotic and stressful thing, but likely something that you wouldn’t change for the world.
As a community with a truly global footprint, F45 Training is acutely aware of the widespread fear and anxiety individuals across the world are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s be honest—life is a little stressful lately. People are being laid off, hours are being cut and paychecks are decreasing. It is a challenging time for all of us. Small businesses may feel the impacts of the pandemic in a way that feels permanent. They may feel as though their lifeline is gone and their passion for work has been scrubbed away by the harsh reality of our economic crisis. We get it; we see and feel your pain.
Let’s face it—working from home is hard. It can be challenging for those who are used to going into an office every day. Making the shift from commuting to an office to your kitchen table or a subpar makeshift workspace can be uncomfortable and even unmotivating for some. You may even have some new coworkers in the form of children or a spouse that you haven’t quite spent this much time with in a while. Yep, we get it; we’ve been there and we are right there with you! That’s why we came up with four tips that we think will help you during this time to ensure you stay productive during your workdays.
COVID-19 has completely consumed the media and made it almost impossible to escape. Everywhere you turn, you hear about individuals succumbing to their illness, people who are not adhering to local laws and talks about being in quarantine for several weeks. It almost seems like a complete information overload. At some point, you may find yourself asking why you even bother turning on anything but the same Netflix show that you have binge-watched three times since this pandemic started.