New Year, New You

Retain Members by Making Them Really Belong

Countless research studies have found that working out with a buddy, or in a group, helps participants get better fitness results, stick to their workout routines, and stay motivated. Creating a sense of community might be one of the best ways to turn New Year’s Resolutions chasers into club veterans. Play matchmaker. Casually offer to introduce members to other members …

2016 Year In Review

Elivate’s 2016 Recap

Elivate had a lot of success in 2016 – we welcomed many new staff members at our headquarters and helped spread word of fitness trends through this very blog. We also increased our selection of products and met new clients along the way…what could be better than that? We’ve heard positive feedback on our posts and you’ve let us know …

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How to Be A Guest Blogger on Health/Fitness Blogs

You don’t have to own your own blog to be a blogger! These days, there are plenty of opportunities online to be a guest blogger, which means you contribute one or more blog posts to a blog that isn’t your own, similar to how you might write articles for a magazine. The benefits of guest blogging include extra income, attracting …

Amanda Vogel Fitness Professional IDEA World

Amanda Vogel

MA Human Kinetics, Certified Fitness Instructor, Owner of Active Voice and Social Media Consultant

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Evaluating Yourself as a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, part of your job description is evaluating your clients’ progress. But have you ever stopped and evaluated your own progress? It’s easy to get wrapped up in whether or not our clients are meeting their goals that we can forget about our own goals, both personal and professional. It’s good to check in with yourself now …

Carrie Myers Personal Trainer Fitness Studio

Carrie Myers

Personal Trainer, Author, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Consultant, Certified Transformational Coaching Method Coach

Personal trainer helping client at fitness facility

Five Ways to Stay Top-of-Mind and Provide Value Between Training Sessions

Long-term clients provide consistent revenue streams, the best referrals, and the most compelling testimonials. Staying top-of-mind in their daily lives and providing value between sessions will help ensure your clients stay loyal for the long haul. Below you’ll find five easy ways to impact and inspire your clients when you are out of sight and out of mind. As you …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach

NormaTec Systems Help Muscles Recover Quickly

Rapid Recovery Technology is Creating a New Revenue Stream for Gyms

If you’re a fitness center owner or manager, you know you’re constantly on the lookout for new sources of revenue beyond membership dues – things like personal training sessions, merchandise, and food, beverages and supplements. Now an innovative muscle recovery system widely used by endurance athletes and professional teams is creating new revenue streams for gyms all over the country… …