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Boot Camp Marketing – Nate Dillworth

Boot Camp Marketing – Nate Dillworth

Posted on 19. Aug, 2012 by .

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Sam Bakhtiar: What’s going on, man? I got my man Nate who visited me from San Antonio, Texas. We’re over here hanging out on a beautiful Saturday in Chino Hills, California and guess where I brought Nathaniel out. Remember this spot? The 24 Hour Fitness? Remember that? So Nate, what do you see right now? Nate Dillworth: Well, I actually see a lot of people that are trying to get in shape for about $1 to $5 per session. Sam Bakhtiar: There’s that Saturday boot camp. Nate Dillworth: Right. Sam Bakhtiar: Yeah. So, stand right there so I can get you right there. Now, I see behind you there’s a bunch of people going to boot camp. You were telling me like your higher end programs are doing a lot better than your boot camp programs right now. Tell me a little bit about that.

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Fitness Business Case Study – Your Lease

Fitness Business Case Study – Your Lease

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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I can’t emphasize enough the importance of business FUNDAMENTALS when it comes to running a successful fitness business or any business for that matter. You must KNOW your numbers like the back of your hand. Let me say repeat: YOU MUST KNOW YOUR NUMBERS LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND In this case…. My friend Irma simply got some bad advice. She is been working her ASS off but no matter how hard she tries she just doesn’t seem to make it. So I made a trip Culver city and Beverley Hills last Friday to  what I can do to help her. [spoiler] Sam Bakhtiar: Hey everybody. What’s going on? It’s your main man Seven-Figure Sam here in beautiful Beverly Hills, California but now I’m here with my really, really good friend Irma Sandoval with Carver City Boot Camp. Let’s just say that. And her landlord Michael Weiner. Michael Weiner: It’s great. Sam Bakhtiar: So now, I’m going to actually interview Michael because he’s an awesome guy. He’s super, super cool because I’ve been on the phone with him and trying to see why Irma wasn’t making the money that she was supposed to be making and she’s such a […]

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Why People Fail in the Fitness Industry

Why People Fail in the Fitness Industry

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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The fitness industry is a competitive business. So what puts the successful trainer, boot camp instructor or owner above someone else? What helps increase his business? There are many key elements to success, but the one I want to focus on is Knowledge. In any business, one gains power with knowledge. That is why I recommend reading every day. This is not something I just preach; I live by it and do it every day. I have been studying the anatomy and mechanics of the human body along with nutrition for over 20 years. After all, that’s my business and I’m successful at it. But why am I successful in other areas of my life as well, because I master knowledge through reading and apply what I have learned. I did not earn the title, “7 Figure Sam” by sitting around and doing nothing. I learn something new each day and apply it to my business. Some of my best practices I gained simply from reading. I hear so many people say they don’t have the time to read. You need to make the time, not make excuses. Reading can be done for 10 minutes a day or an hour […]

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Is Your Small Business Set Up To Fail?

Is Your Small Business Set Up To Fail?

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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One oft-quoted statistic says that 85 percent of small businesses fail. What a depressing thought! That doesn’t stop us passionate entrepreneurs from testing out the waters and attempting to defy all odds, of course, but in the back of every new small business owner’s mind is this awful number. Here are a few signs you’re on the fast track to failure – and what you can do to steer yourself back on course before it’s too late. First, consider that the average TV spot is 30 seconds. During the Super Bowl when emotions are running high, it’s only 15 seconds. Yet, half the people watching TV can’t be bothered to watch commercials at all and simply fast-forward them on their DVRs. These are the people you’re trusting to care about what you have to say? You’ve got about 200 to 500 words to say your peace online. If you have Tweets, videos, bullet points and lists, you’re definitely on the right track. If you’re not selling yourself, your ideas, your campaigns, your products and your customer service at all time, you cannot possibly succeed. Some business owners feel they have such a great product that the product will sell itself. […]

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Honey Badger Don’t Give a S***

Honey Badger Don’t Give a S***

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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This is a guest blog post by my main man Jonas “4 hour work week” Deffes. Jonas is the only fitness entrepreneur that I know of that works less than Tim Ferris. He is just a great all around stand up guy. Here is Jonas….. Hey guys.. I recently came across one of the most bad ass you tube videos.. It’s about a Animal called the Honey Badger… You see Honey badgers just don’t give a shit! They Do whatever they want! And People absolutely LOVE the Honey Badger for this! So how does this relate to us in the fitness industry.. Well… Let me tell you. If anyone Reading this knows me personally, they know I don’t give a shit what other people think about me or how I run my business. -I don’t follow the rules. -I dress how I want -I act how i want -I have the stupidest haircuts. (Sometimes I even have Rat Tails) -I wear offensive shirts -I work when i want. I don’t do this on purpose…It’s just me! And you know what?? It doesn’t effect my business not one bit in a negative way. Why?? Because people can tell when it comes […]

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