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What is a handover?

A handover is something all professionals need to know how to complete in the gym environment.

Essentially a handover is just a written message to another member of staff starting their shift as yours is ending. It informs them of everything happening they need to know about while they’re on shift. Read More

What is a SWOT?

A SWOT analysis essentially allows you to reflect on yourself and it highlights ways in which you can improve your skills, knowledge and practise. Why don’t you have a look at completing a SWOT analysis for yourself? Here’s some tips!

So, what does SWOT stand for?

– Strength

– Weakness

– Opportunity

– Threat

A strength is what it says, it’s something you believe you’re good at. This could be taking spin classes for example. Read More

What should you be sharing?

Social media has transformed our lives. The day to day interactions we are having today compared to just a few years ago has been phenomenal. More professionals have a social page before having a website! However, with the increase in medias, comes a confusion about just what we should be sharing! Here’s a quick guide to socials –

Facebook – The largest social site in the world. It’s great to find services near you and for you to promote what you’re doing! So, we recommend that on Facebook you share only professional aspects to your business profile and keep your private page to stuff in your personal life. Just because your clients are friends, they probably aren’t all fussed that you went on session at the weekend. Read More

Gym Scenarios 101 How do you react?

As part of a learning article we are going to present a few scenarios which happen often in the gym, which you need to learn to react to.

Scenario 1 – Whilst working the gym floor you notice an individual checking over the notice board.

What’s your plan here? We recommend you walk over and start up a conversation with the individual! Introduce yourself and ask them about what notices attract them most, these could include set classes or the trainers available in the gym. From here you can introduce your services, and who may run the classes which interest them, as well as providing times and motivating them to take part. This is all part of going the extra mile to ensure client retention! Read More

How can you ensure you retain your clients?

Client retention to you as a fitness professional and the gym as a whole is vital. Research suggests its easier and cheaper to retain clients, than to search for new ones which is very true as you save money marketing!

The possibility of up-selling to an existing customer is much higher than selling to a new one, this is due to the trust and relationship which you have both built. Essentially retaining clients ensures a constant income which allows you to be comfortable in your job! Read More

How do you know which gym is for you?

With the New Year comes new fitness goals and aspirations, so if you haven’t already joined a gym yet here’s a quick guide on how to analyse which gyms best for you!

Don’t forget to analyse your local gym before going elsewhere! They may be smaller in size; however, they may have different benefits compared to other commercial gyms.

Step 1 – The products available Read More

What insurance do you need as a fitness professional?

The risk of injury and illness are higher for health & fitness customers than customers in any other industry. Insurance claim can be therefore very regular and typical claims include:

– Injury due to negligence or poor advice

– Psychological damage

– Lack of progress towards goals

– Harassment

– Sexual Harassment

Therefore, you must ensure you have public liability insurance as this cover fitness professionals against negligence resulting in injury, illness or property damage. You must ensure you understand what you are covered against, and how your employer will support you if a claim is made. Read More

New Year, New Struggle

Are you struggling to get motivated and back into the fitness swing this year? Here’s a few tips to inspire!

Start a new challenge! Everyone needs a goal or target, otherwise what are you working towards? We’re not saying you need a stupidly unrealistic goal but challenge yourself to something easier. This will motivate you to keep going and push you to keep achieving! Read More

Top tip to staying fit over Christmas!

No we’re not talking fitness classes, hour long slogs or limiting your intake of all the Christmas food. As the busy Christmas and New year period approaches, we quickly believe there isn’t the hours in a day to train. However, new research may prove us wrong. Read More

MiraFit equipment review!

Mirafit are a fitness equipment company committed to changing the fitness industry and the way we workout, they believe in high quality equipment at great prices in order to clear the mind and create a strong physique. They recently sent a mysterious parcel to Velocity HQ which we couldn’t wait to try out!

So, what did our mystery parcel consist of?

It’s fair to say we loved our gift from Mirafit! All three pieces of equipment which we received are extremely great quality and durable in everyday use! Not only do we incorporate them into our workouts, but as an exclusive training provider these pieces of equipment have been used with various groups of students in order to add more variations to workouts and client plans. This has led to many students asking about them and incorporating them into workouts to enhance difficulty or change the movement of a specific exercise. Read More