As the first month of 2012 draws to a close, I hope all you Fitness Professionals out there are capitalizing on all those New Year’s Resolutions and that your fitness businesses are flourishing!
Here’s a question though; How well is the administrative side of your business coming along? And can it cope with an influx of ‘new year, new me’ clients that might come beating down your door at any moment?!
Whether you are a Personal Trainer working for yourself or you run a large Fitness Studio or Gym, or anything in between, it may be a good time to step back and consider how efficient your current admin system is for you.
Take a minute to answer these short questions and you just might find the solution to all your fitness business management needs...
Q1. It is Sunday night and you are giving 3 aerobics classes in the morning but you cannot for the life of you remember what time they are at or how many you are expecting to attend. Are you:
a) Frantically scrambling about the house rooting out dozens of crumpled sheets of paper mumbling “Where are you, where are you, where ARE you?”.
b) Cross-checking your online calendar with your pocket diary and hoping you have it somewhere.
c) Signing in to your Online Fitness Business Management Software on your laptop, confident in the knowledge that all the info you need is but a few clicks away.
Q2. You arrive to train a regular client and they seem a bit flustered and cannot remember how many sessions they have paid you for and how many they have left before they need to buy a new package. Do you:
a) Wonder to yourself if your receipts book is still sitting under a mug on your desk and rack your brain to try and remember how many sessions this guy has done this month, before saying “Don’t worry we’ll figure that out later”.
b) Take out your trusty pocket diary and flick between pages, and using your math skills spend the first 8 minutes of the session working out numbers instead of working out.
c) Whip out your Smartphone and consult your Online Fitness Business Management software for his remaining number of sessions, next session, and next pay date. Simple.
Q3. It’s that time of the month when you get big green cartoon $ signs in your eyes and you’re ready to reel in the dinero for all your hard work. You are:
a) Sporting a stylish belt pack, in which you have stuffed your receipts book, schedule book, blue pen, red pen and, over the course of the day, obscene amounts of cash. And hoping everyone remembers it’s pay day.
b) Taking phonecalls all day with credit card numbers, arranging future cash payments, and listening to the usual excuses from those who don’t want to part with their money just yet.
c) Asleep. Your Online Fitness Business Management Software is taking care of it.
How did you score?
Hmm. You’ve probably deduced on your own that administrative work is not your strongpoint. But that’s ok! You’re a super trainer, you don’t need to be a super secretary too. Investing in an Online Business Management Software would take a huge load off your shoulders, to free up your time to focus on being an even better trainer!
|| Mostly Bs:
Not too shabby. Your current system has probably served you well enough thus far, but it may be time to think about upgrading to a paperless system and saving yourself heaps of time and effort that you could be putting to better use. You could really benefit from an Online Business Management software to handle your scheduling and billing so that you can focus all that energy on being the ultimate trainer!
|| Mostly Cs:
Congratulations! You have taken the leap of faith and invested wisely in an awesome Online Fitness Business Management software, which has no doubt streamlined your business, freed up your time and helped your business thrive in a way that many other fitness professionals only dream of!
Why not spread the word? What’s that, oh you don’t want to share your success? Ok, but I don’t think it will be a secret for much longer.........