Step by Step to Achieve Success

Like you, I have had tons of struggles with time issues, staying positive through challenges, raising a family, working, and multi-tasking just to keep up.  I do not have a lot of “me” time and I sometimes compromise sleep or eating well. Where does success fit into the picture?

If this is also you, don’t worry!  If you can carve a few

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Your Guide to Goals, Success, and Motivation

You probably have a hectic schedule, like I do.  If you are raising a family or building a dojo, working full-time, or teaching martial arts, life can be exciting, but draining.

Every morning you wake up with a list of “to-do” items that seems extremely long and you set your sights on accomplishing as many as possible.  Still, at the end

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Explosive Life Powers – Mind, Body & Spirit

Imagine if you could take your physical strength and kick it up a notch by adding in a few other ingredients to the mix.  Wouldn’t that be an awesome combination?  That’s exactly what I did and I’m about to share the secret behind this explosive life-power that I’ve discovered from my martial art.

When you think about martial art strength,

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There is Power in You

Power grows during the difficult moments that consume you, big and small. For all the pain, grief, and lonely times, for all the moments you have questioned yourself or your worth, and for all the times you have worried that you were not good enough, there is, unequivocally and convincingly, power.

Your power is revealed through times of healing.

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Martial Arts Develop Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Courage

Courage.  It is powerful.  So powerful, in fact, that there are very few occasions when we actually use it in our own lives anymore. What about it? Do we have even one inch of courage lurking inside?

Courage refers to overcoming something that frightens you.  Whatever your fears, they need to be attacked and overcome, and martial arts and

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Explosive Life Powers – Mind, Body & Spirit

Imagine if you could take your physical strength and kick it up a notch by adding in a few other ingredients to the mix.  Wouldn’t that be an awesome combination?  That’s exactly what I did and I’m about to share the secret behind this explosive life-power that I’ve discovered from my martial art.

When you think about martial art strength,

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Martial Artist in the Mirror

Martial artists often enjoy practicing while looking in the mirror.  It helps to identify areas of improvement because they can see where technique or form does not look quite right.  I always found looking in the mirror while practicing fascinating because it never matched how I thought I looked.

Have you ever practiced and thought to yourself,

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Four Powerful Words That Will Change Your Life Forever

It might as well have been a trunk of wood of magnificent stature.

I stood there facing two 12 by 12 inch boards a couple of inches thick. I had no idea how quickly my confidence would drain when staring down a couple of pieces of wood.

I was at a my green belt martial art exam, which is a belt level between beginner and black belt. I had done

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Gently Does It Wins The Race For Gym Text Campaigns

Gym woman smiling at receiving a text message and looking at her phone

Most people have some sort of mobile device connected to an SMS text-messaging network these days. That creates an opportunity for the enterprising fitness center owner to use text messages as another medium in their marketing strategy, with which to engage with gym members. The question is how does that fit into your marketing and how do you

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What Is Your Story?

A "prince frog" looking on an over-sized book that says, "Once Upon A Time."

Do you have a back story to how your business started? Do your employees know the why and what-for of the enterprise they work for? Employees need a story that they can focus on and a reason to identify with your small gym business. If that story is something that new employees can buy into, they will become a more effective part of

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Las Vegas Athletic Club Versus Life Time Athletic

There’s no time like the present to prepare for storms on the horizon. I’m reminded about this because one of the big boys has just arrived in town in a big way. The launch of Life Time Athletic into the local Las Vegas market has been a wake-up call, announced with all of the glitz and fanfare people expect of this town. I would like to

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Building Strong Reputation Foundations From Membership Testimonials

Taking Your Reputation Forward By Asking For Testimonials

If you have a system that currently gets testimonials and positive reviews from your membership that is a gift! If you can get testimonials easily, you’re golden. If not, join the club! It’s not usually easy to elicit praise from customers on the record, even when they are completely happy with your service. The secret is to ask,

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Seven Sources Of Authentic Seasonal Gratitude

The Thanksgiving Gym Insight Blog Post

It’s Thanksgiving again, one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the time to be with family and enjoy the harvest we’ve reaped. Even if it’s been a tough year and there’ve been so many challenges your head’s spinning, it’s important to count the blessings and keep the situation in perspective. So there are no references or

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The Gift Of Membership And Other Gift Card Things

There are lots of interesting ways to do promotions. Once again, with the holidays upon us, I think it’s time to take another look. One of the most accessible is selling gift cards as part of your retail operation. Even if it means just a desktop display at your reception you can boost your return on investment by offering this popular, high

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What Is The Deal With Google These Days?

You Cannot Avoid The Google

There are so many things a small gym or fitness center owner needs to be aware of, most of which are not directly related to the gym business. Hopefully, articles such as this one will help you to keep up to date and informed about the state of the industry. I have some pretty good sources on the inside of the tech industry and I like to think

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Standing Up To The Big Boys

Because The Bigger They Are…

As the big guys get bigger, and keep pouring cash into their fitness center locations, you might think that they would be impossible to beat. It’s just a fact that large corporations have all the money and other financial resources at their disposal that anyone could wish for. That does not mean they have a monopoly on innovation or competitiveness.

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Funding Your Gym The Silicon Valley Way

Stages Of Building Your Empire

The readers of Gym Insight are a pretty diverse group of people; some have aspirations to gym ownership and others are already there. So let’s look at one of the sexiest ways to get business funding. This is how the tech startups go about bootstrapping up from nothing and how the process can be applied to your situation. The levels of investment

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Podcasts For Gym Owners And By Them Too

Sharing The Conversation With Podcasting

When you own a twenty-first century gym you really should support it with all the up-to-date media resources you can get. In my opinion, using the available tools of the Internet is the best way you can leverage even the leanest budget; many of them for free or less than the cost of an ad in the Yellow Pages.

Podcasting is

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Moving Your Gym And Surviving A Change In Gym Location

When You Have To Do What You Would Rather Not

One of the biggest challenges that a gym owner can face is moving the physical location of the business. Perhaps this is even more of a pressing issue if you already have a location that your clients love. Everything else being equal the best advice is to stay put; don’t, at least unless you have to.

Of course, there are many reasons that you

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