As a business owner, it is often said that you should represent your brand and company on a daily basis. It’s likely been ingrained into you that you should be constantly spreading the word about your amazing products and the things you can offer your customers. While we believe that this approach can be useful in some ways, we feel there’s another approach that can bring a human aspect to your business—what you are offering your customers is more than a product; it’s a solution to a problem they want to solve.
There’s no doubt about it: being a manager is hard work. Being a great manager takes a lot of consistent practice, dedication, and energy that are ultimately put towards cultivating a great employee experience. Managers have to be bold, upbeat and authoritative in order to differentiate themselves from the rest.
The holiday season can be hectic and chaotic, to say the least. People often ditch their daily routines in order to ensure they have enough time to see family (virtually or safely in person), purchase gifts, and get prepared for whatever holiday celebration they have.
2020 has been one for the record books. Around the world, businesses were forced to pivot or be swept up in the chaos that was the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it was out of their hands. For others, the choice they made to swiftly respond to the current situation allowed them to grow and push themselves, and their companies, to new boundaries.
When people are scouting out new gyms, they will often look at social media or websites to learn more about the facilities. Information that potential gym-goers seek out includes: what the environment feels like, what the gym offers, and how much their services cost.
UAB Collat School of Business stated it perfectly: some managers or leaders find it difficult to manage properly, without overexerting their powers or becoming overbearing. Oftentimes, managers forget that a large part of their job is to provide the tools and techniques their employees need in order to do their job effectively and efficiently. Rather than build up their employees' skills and motivate them to do well, they end up pushing them away because of overbearing tendencies that manifest through micromanagement, negative or toxic attitudes, and an unhealthy dread for work.
Did you know that experts believe the longer you sit throughout your workday, the less the productive you become? It’s true! The more stagnant you are, the more you will find yourself feeling tired, restless, distracted, and generally unmotivated to do your work. It’s not a matter of opinion, it’s science!
Is your job exhausting?
Do you clock out every day already dreading returning to work the next?
If you answered yes, you may be starting to think about quitting your job and finding something that is more suitable for you. Although that may be the right decision for you in the long run, it is one that will likely not be made lightly, as it is a huge life change. You may find yourself asking if you are doing the right thing or if you even have a legitimate reason to quit your job.
2020 has been quite the year for fitness studio owners. Their resiliency has been tested, their passion for helping others has been pushed to the limit, and they have had to rise above the unfathomable. Despite the challenges that this year has thrown at our industry, we have collectively come out on the other side of this predicament stronger than ever, and now the data shows that we have reason to believe the fitness industry will continue to thrive and prosper, long after this pandemic ends.
Thanksgiving: a day full of celebration, time spent with loved ones, and copious amounts of delicious food. Traditionally, people get together around a dinner table to share a meal and reflect on what they are thankful for. While we may not all be celebrating in person this year, we can still celebrate everything that we have in our lives and remember to give thanks for our health and happiness.
This year has been one for the books. We have been stretched to our limits, both as individuals and as members of a franchise community. Throughout 2020, we have been forced to adapt, grow and push ourselves farther and harder than we ever thought possible. However, through the chaos came beauty, which reminded us of why we are a part of this amazing community of franchisees.
College students are traditionally notorious for struggling to balance academics, social life, healthy habits, extracurriculars, and happiness. To their parents or guardians, priorities are simple: get good grades and obtain your degree! For students, however, it's more than that—it's establishing a social life, enjoying their newfound freedom, and keeping their sanity along the way.
One of the best parts of owning your own fitness studio is meeting the new faces that come through your doors on a daily basis. As Mindbody says, “everybody who comes through your studio’s front door is an opportunity.’ While this may be true, some people are simply looking to drop in for a one-time class, whereas others are seeking a long-term commitment to a studio they can frequent on a regular basis.
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges a new gym-goer experiences is the type of exercise that he or she should be investing in. There are so many options available to consumers these days that it can be overwhelming and difficult to find what works for each individual.
For the third consecutive year, F45 Training is recognized as the fitness company that consistently delivers its customers the highest level of service. Canstar Blue’s rankings put F45 at a ‘five star’ level for equipment, facilities, atmosphere and overall value.
Consumer habits are defined as the needs and patterns of behavior that ultimately end up shaping industries over time. They often change throughout the course of several years, which ultimately gives consumers power to change the way a certain industry delivers its products and services to them.
HIIT, also known as high-intensity interval training, is a type of workout that focuses on burning as many calories as possible in a short amount of time by implementing all-out effort bursts. It has become a fitness industry phenomenon in recent years, with studios like F45 Training delivering high-quality HIIT programs to members on a daily basis.
We’ve all been there: the first class in a new gym or the first time setting foot in a fitness studio you're considering joining. It’s nerve-wracking and can be intimidating, to say the least. The first impression is everything and it can make or break your chances of returning to the facility again.
When it comes to being a business owner, it is important to own up to your mistakes and learn from them. Some business owners are lucky enough (yes, we said lucky enough!) to experience failures in order to propel themselves forward towards success.
Noise: noun; a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance.
In business, noise can be defined as distractions that take away from the end goal of a business, which is to deliver high-quality product(s) while making enough money to be profitable long-term.
Picture your college self, surrounded by friends 24/7, having the time of your life. What were your top four priorities at that time in your life? Was health and fitness one of them?
Are you having trouble winding down at the end of the night? Are you waking up in the morning more tired than you felt right before you went to sleep?
Whether you mutually choose to part ways with your employer or are let go, it is unfortunately just a part of working in corporate life. Employees are dismissed from their positions for a variety of reasons, including budget cuts, quality of work, cultural fit, etc.
Did you know that 76% of employees feel as though their workplace is directly responsible for their health and well-being? You heard us—76%!
As a business owner, it is your responsibility to come up with new ways of bringing in clientele, while still maintaining or building brand awareness in your local community. You may feel the need to ramp up your social media presence or put more money into your online advertising campaigns. While those are two traditionally successful ways of growing your business, they are not the only avenues of expanding your business.
As a fitness franchise owner, you may think it's challenging to find the right person to help you manage your gym. While we understand that it can be a difficult and overwhelming task at first, it is important to remember that hiring a gym manager is meant to make your life easier, not harder! That being said, the F45 Training team put together this list of five qualities we feel you should be looking for in the next manager of your fitness business.
Becoming a franchise owner is an exciting time, filled with adrenaline and motivation. Starting from the time you consider opening your own franchise, you are stepping into a role that can change the trajectory of your life.
Almost every business owner has a fear of the unknown. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, or are interested in becoming one, you likely came up with a multitude of scenarios in your head that quite frankly, freak you out. How can you possibly know everything that your future holds? Quite simply, you can’t, but there’s so much beauty in releasing yourself into the unknown in business. Here’s how.
Athletes are inspirational to so many people for so many reasons. Some people envy the fact that athletes get paid to play the game they love, while others marvel at how they are almost always in peak physical condition. Fans admire the dedication that athletes have to taking care of their bodies day after day in order to achieve optimal performance in their respective sports. This admiration is often followed by the feelings of, ‘I wish I could train like an athlete.’
Being a gym owner is such a blessing—you get to own a business that you are passionate about and build a team around you that shares that same passion. The team that you hire and work with should be a direct reflection of the type of energy you wish you to bring your customers and clients each and every day.
“You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself...” You may find yourself wondering if you can maintain a work-life balance when owning your own business. Being your own boss typically gets a bad rep and becomes a synonym for longer hours and less time with your family and loved ones. But, what if we told you that the right franchise model will empower you to seek out the perfect work-life balance?
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 both 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, people feel connected with each other more then ever. 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.