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Level Up Your Gym

Level Up Your Gym

By Joe Hashey
Most gym owners are amazing trainers, but need help growing their companies. Every business owner deserves access to a strong education but there’s always a few bumps in the road. Level Up Your Gym is your secret weapon to level the playing field and grow your business.
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3 Ways To Deliver Remarkable Service - A Conversation with Ryan Sohn
No matter what industry you are operating in, you want to be known for delivering remarkable service. Ryan Sohn has years of restaurant and hospitality education and experience, focusing on management and business. There is a lot to take away from offering a hospitable and professional service to your clients. Ryan shared his top tips to deliver high quality service and experience to your members. 1.) Be Present 2.) Be Aware 3.) Be Active
January 21, 2021
How To Do Good In Your Community  - A Conversation with Kevin Blake
At the beginning of my business journey there was a point where I went from a "know it all" to "damn I don't know anything at all". Thankfully at the time (and still to this day) my gym member, Kevin Blake, was there to provide me with  helpful business advice to steer me back on track. He's found that encouraging his company to give back to the community leaves their impact value greater, making them a "local legend".  Kevin shared some of the most successful ways to do so! 1.) Mission Statements 2.) Offer Support 3.) Know Why It Matters
January 13, 2021
3 Tips To Make Your Gym Stand Out – A Conversation with Joey Szatmary
Joey Szatmary from Lion’s Den Elite Training in Pennsylvania is a force to be reckoned with in the gym business community. Joey has done an excellent job coming from a body building background and transitioning his knowledge into training everyone to be strong. Joey has created strong bodies, strong minds, and a strong gym. Prior to the successful gym that he has today, Joey experienced the ups and downs of failed business ventures in the past. He’s learned a lot over his business and entrepreneurial journey and has taken away 3 big picture tips to create a unique and successful gym. 1.) Start Small 2.) Have A Clear Target Customer 3.) Create Your Online Presence
January 6, 2021
Strengthen Your Hiring Procedure & HR - A Conversation with Erica Mcquade
Whether you have 1 employee or 1000, HR is an important aspect of your business. And who better to gain tips on managing HR from then Erica Mcquade, HR professional at Lockheed Martin. During our conversation, she answered my "need to know" questions about hiring and managing staff effectively.
December 30, 2020
The Trick To Better Decision Making
Today's episode is a story of when I was forced to make a decision. The lesson? Choosing to do nothing has consequences.
December 23, 2020
3 Gym Team Building Activities
Team bonding with your staff can help develop strong get relationships and get them engaged. I have 3 favorite ways to get my staff learning and involved. 1.) FAQ Game 2.) Emotional Charades 3.) Team Building Exercise
December 16, 2020
3 Tips to Communicate Clearly and Kindly - A Conversation with John Gaglion
John Gaglion has his fitness business focused on his powerlifting niche in Long Island, NY. But many of his communication tactics he has learned from other industries. Improvisation has helped John improve his leadership and communication. He has condensed his knowledge into 3 Top Communication Tips 1.) "Yes, and" 2.) Focus On The Positives 3.) Look Good
December 9, 2020
3 Power Questions For Better Gym Management
Most gym owners know how to do an amazing job with their training. They just need a little push in the right direction when it comes to the business side of things. To make sure that you are using your resources wisely, there are 3 power questions to ask yourself on a regular basis. 1.) What Is The Most Important Thing I Should Be Doing? 2.) Is There A Simpler Way To Do This? 3.) What Can I Stop Doing?
December 2, 2020
3 Tips to Create A Strong Gym - A Conversation with Joe Kenn
Joe Kenn has 31 years of experience as a performance specialist and strength training coach, with 9 years in NFL conditioning. Safe to say that Joe has a world of experience. He shared his top tips he has taken away from his success. 1.) Know Your Numbers. 2.) Identify What Business You're In. 3.) Create A Productive Atmosphere
November 30, 2020
3 Steps To Reactivating Members
Don't lose your valuable leads! Past members are one of the best for (re)activation because they know your quality and character. Always 1.) Learn Why They Left,  2.) Give Them a Reason To Return and 3.) Leave The Door Open.
November 25, 2020
3 Important Ins and Outs of the Fitness Industry - A Conversation with AJ Roberts
Wouldn't you like the know the ins and outs of the fitness industry!? It all comes with experience. Today I am joined with AJ Roberts, who has experienced first hand the many ups and downs within the fitness industry. Through his journey, he has taken away 3 main lessons gym owners need to know.
November 23, 2020
3 Actions to Keep Your Members Longer
You've spent time and money to bring in members to your facility. Now you need to keep them! But how? In today's episode I discuss the 3 areas you need to focus on to keep client retention high: The Onboarding Process, Setting Proper Expectations, and Attendance. 
November 19, 2020
3 Tips All Gym Owners Should Know...But Probably Don't! - A Conversation with Liberty Bernal
Whether you have 1 facility or 100, there are some foundational tips for success that always apply, no matter how large or small.Today I am joined with Liberty Bernal,  an expert in the franchise space. Liberty has growth her own business as well has helped many others grow theirs. She shares 3 things that all gym owner's should focus on; marketing, making your members the star, and continued learning. Connect with Liberty at @libertybernalfitness
November 16, 2020
4 Ways To Set Up Your Staff For Success
In today's episode I discuss staff development and why it is so important. There are 4 ways to set your staff up for success and that is through clarity, support, meetings, and independence. 
November 12, 2020
4 Coaching Rules for a Career in Fitness - A Conversation with Brendon Rearick
Looking for the rules to successful fitness coaching? Today I'm joined with Brendon Rearick, a fitness professional and author of Coaching Rules: A How To Manual For A Successful Career in Strength and Fitness. He shared his 4 rules to a successful career in fitness. 1.) Communicate clearly. 2.) Do No Harm 3.) Keep It Simple 4.) Serve Others.
November 9, 2020
Test New Concepts with MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
MVP! I'm talking about Minimum Viable Product. In today's episode I talk about how to test out new concepts through minimum viable product. This will help you save time and money on failed ideas. BONUS: Here's our free gym owner's video class:
November 6, 2020
3 Tips To Prosper With A Niche Focus – A Conversation with Andy McCoy about Athletic Development
In today's episode I'm joined by Andy McCloy, who has devoted 20 years into the athlete development business. To succeed with in a niche, you need to maintain your focus and adapt to overcome the challenges around you. Andy shared 3 tips that have allowed him to succeed in a business that many people tend to drop out from; offset seasonality with adults, don't put all of your eggs in one basket, and to be a local legend.
November 5, 2020
3 Ways To Find Your Ideal Members
This is an important one! You need to identify your target demographic. In today's episode I walk you through how to figure out who your ideal customer is and how to cater your offerings to them.  BONUS: Here's our free gym owner's video class:
November 4, 2020
3 Ways To Structure Your Business For Rapid Growth - A Conversation with Sam Tooley about Company Culture and Leadership
In today's episode I'm joined by Sam Tooley, owner of Alpha Fit Club in Westfield, New Jersey. Sam has successfully mastered group fitness with his own twist; keeping class sizes small and trainers qualified.  We talk his biggest industry tips for success; establishing a company culture, managing the desire for perfection, and staying engaged with members. BONUS: Here's our free gym owner's video class:
November 3, 2020
3 Lessons I Wish I Knew Before Opening My Gym.
Welcome! Today I'm talking about the lessons that I learned when opening my very first gym. Learn from my mistakes and learn from my failures. Let's grow together!  BONUS: Here's our free gym owner's video class:
November 2, 2020
Intro - Level Up Your Gym
Welcome to the Level Up Your Gym Podcast. Joe Hashey, owner and founder of Synergy Athletics here to discuss all things gym business. Most gym owners are amazing trainers, but need help growing their companies. Every business owner deserves access to a strong education but there’s always a few bumps in the road. Level Up Your Gym is your secret weapon to level the playing field and grow your business. 
October 27, 2020