So many fitness business owners are facing the hard reality right now of deciding between giving up, closing your doors for good and walking away or figuring out a way to continue to navigate this crisis through the uncertainty, shut downs and unknown future of our industry. Every day we hear of another gym closing their doors unable to hang on for one more day. It's heart breaking.
Be the exception. Be the one who gets through this pandemic and is standing strong at the end. Your clients need you. Your family needs you. The world needs you. When this is all over our industry will look very different. Health will be a #1 priority and we will have the opportunity to change the way fitness is done! Find a way to make it through!
1. Run lean right now. You have to go through your company and cut any unnecessary expenses. Avoid going into personal debt to keep your gym open. Hopefully you got the PPP and maybe an EIDL to help. Using the Profit First method continually stay at...
After 14 weeks of having our business shut down we are open! So many emotions including gratefulness and excitement!!! Monday was day one and our clients and our team are so excited to be back in the gym! Everything went really smooth.
During our shut down we have been extremely busy taking advantage of the down time. Reopening looks a lot different than before we were shut down, and not just extra sanitizer and social distancing measures. We integrated technology, painted for a whole new fresh look, de-cluttered and streamlined our business!
As you reopen now is a great time to make some changes! Let's start thinking differently - we have a chance to hit the "reset" button on our business model after this.
What positive changes are you planning to make in your business after you reopen ? Here are five we are making!
1) We're switching to online scheduling. Yep we were still old school.
2) Restructure the number of appointments adding half hour appointments.
3) Restructure open gym...
Chris Borda, owner of YES Fitness in Connecticut for 22 years and our 2020 Results University Business Owner of the Year shares his experience running his business for 22 years through 9/11, recessions and now Covid-19!