"I would whole heartedly recommend that anyone looking to improve their personal training business success to register for any and all the programs that the McMillans offer. Their courses and coaching have helped us grow our business and reach our highest revenue ever." Nora Wallace Walsh Healthy Balance Fitness
Luke Carlson CEO, Discover Strength - Plymouth, MN "UPDATED JUNE 2013
I purchased and started implementing the Northwest Personal Training & Fitness Education – The Business of Personal Training System in May of 2010. At that time, our business had been open for 4 years. In the 3 years since implementing these systems, we have rapidly and drastically increased our revenue and profits, and this was visible with-in 6 months of implementation. Since then, we have opened up 2 new training studios, grown our session volume, and quadrupled the size of our staff. In addition to an increase in revenue and profit, these systems have allowed me to get a grip on how we run our business on a day to day basis. The program is equally impressive in the depth/detail of the information as well as the breadth; virtually every aspect of the PT business is addressed. The Business of Personal Training System has allowed us to become larger, leaner, more effective, and happier.
I purchased The Business of Personal Training System at the beginning of the month and we are working at aggressively implementing all of the systems (a truly exciting process - I have never been more engaged and rejuvenated). The systems(and entire process) have already made a huge impact (I only wish I would have invested in this about 2 years earlier). We are a small personal training facility (1,600 square feet) and after one month of partially implemented systems we are looking at about a $7,000-9,000 increase in this months revenue compared with last. I am anticipating that our revenue will grow from the low $600K per year to over 1 million over the next 12 months (I would be shocked if we didn't exceed 1 million). I can say unequivocally that this is the single best investment I have made."
Ronda M. Williams & Jessica Bottesch Co-Owners, Empower Personal Training - Durham, NC "“We have received tremendous value from Northwest Fitness Education's PT Profits Mastermind Group. Northwest Personal Training is a great facility and you have really done a great job of creating a strong health and fitness business.”"
Adam Boesel Owner - The Green Microgym - Portland, OR ""The best business decision I ever made was purchasing the Business of Personal Training System! The worst decision I made was taking so long to do it!
It's so much better than before to know that I can provide my employees with the resources and materials they need to succeed as successful personal trainers who can also sell.
It's also great to have employees rather than independent contractors. This is something I always resisted, but now that I have it set up, I feel like we have a much more cohesive team, and I have a lot more control over how the people who represent my business come across to our customers and clients.
As an analogy with any legitimate fitness program: The steps to success are pretty obvious in hindsight. There's no magic bullet in this system, unless you count knowing you can get the answer to pretty much any question from people who have 25+ years and millions in revenues.
Now that I know what to do and how to do it, it's just a matter of showing up every day and putting in the work.
Thank you Sherri McMillan and everybody else at Northwest Personal Training & Fitness Education for creating this program!""
Stephanie Van Beek Personal Trainer at Body Waves Fitness in Ontario Canada "I have enjoyed the mastermind group over the last couple of months. I've learned alot about what makes NWPT so successful, and not to mention you guys have alot of fun :)(About the Northwest Fitness Education PT Profits Mastermind Group)"
Carl Comeaux Owner: netfit.tv, Livefit7.com, premierptstudio.com "Thank you for helping me get to where I am today in my Personal Training business! You are truly awesome and understand the personal training industry better than anyone else!
I went from a 1 man operation to a 8 person operation with implementing The Business of Personal Training System. The amount of time it would take to recreate these systems would be overwhelming and time consuming! Why recreate the systems when they work and for such a great price! My first location is out of a church fitness facility and now I am starting my own facility at 2,100 sq ft. Also, after you get the Business of Personal Training System you will have the opportunity to join Northwest Fitness Education's PT Profits Mastermind Group to get latest tips in personal training industry, review of Northwest Fitness Education's events, promotions, marketing, staff management, and ask any questions to help you run your business.
Thank you Sherri and Kari for all the time you spend helping me change peoples lives and make a profit to enjoy a great life!"
Nina DeConcini Group Exersice Instructor ""I have been teaching some form of group ex for almost 30 years and I have not seen this level of professionalism and responsiveness in a long time. Thank you so much for the excellent customer service!! I am very much looking forward to meeting you and attending the workshop!" (ON SPRING FITNESS & TRAINING FORUM)"
Pamela Adams Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist ""...Northwest Fitness Education has an incredible concept. Especially for trainers who want to be involved in the business and not just be a trainer. The information I have received so far has been priceless!" (ON PT PROFITS MASTERMIND GROUP)"
Jill Rodriguez Owner of Jill Trains - Chicago, IL "(About the Northwest Fitness Education PT Profits Mastermind Group) "...this is way more valuable than my coach of whom I pay $1000/month to help me.""
Chuck & Shelly Gonzales, owners Pacific Personal Training "Northwest Personal Training provided us with the tools to successfully launch a personal training facility from top to bottom, but more importantly, they did so with kindness, honesty and professionalism. We feel very fortunate that we were both able to take the workshop, The Business of Personal Training, with Alex and Sherri McMillan, whom we believe operate the best studio in the nation. Their operational information which they have meticulously organized (and is provided at the workshop) is priceless, has alleviated countless headaches and migraines and has taken the guess-work out of our plan. We truly could not have successfully started the planning and implementation process of our own facility without the insight of Alex and Sherri McMillan & the assistance from their valuable staff.
The coaching, guidance and information we received at the workshop is twenty years of success all rolled meticulously into a phenomenal operations manual that the McMillans put together. These practices within the manual are an innovative and creative approach that we believe has already saved us thousands of dollars in planning, training and policy writing.
The biggest benefit we received from the workshop was an analysis of the financial numbers of the business. Knowing just how much it took to build the studio, make renovations, how much had to be financed, the compensation for the trainers and the cost of equipment really put into perspective how much we would have to invest to make an appealing studio and have it operate successfully.
Opening a business takes an extremely large amount of time and effort. Sure you have the business plan to write if you plan on going to a bank to finance your dream, but then there are the day to day operations that so many people overlook. Things like: telephone answering service, human resources, employee competency testing, etc. All of this is covered in the Business of Personal Training course and what you get is 100 times more than what you pay for.
We could not imagine attempting to open our studio without taking The Business of Personal Training with Alex and Sherri. There is a reason that they were awarded International Directors of the Year by IDEA! If anyone is interested in getting into a fast growing business and doing it the correct and professional way, trust us, this workshop is for you. I don’t care if your Donald Trump or Phil Kaplan, when you walk away with the materials and tools from Alex and Sherri McMillan, you will be successful in The Business of Personal Training."
Shannon Griffith Co-Owner of Fitness Edge for Women - Winnipeg MB Canada ""...we are also of course always tweaking our business practices and implementing more and more of the Northwest Fitness Education Business of Personal Training System...I bow to thee the creator of it...it was worth every penny and a million more!""
Vito La Fata Fitness Evolution "Attending the Business of Personal Training course and purchasing the license to utilize all of Northwest Personal Training's systems was the best money I've ever spent on my business. Their online coaching program has continued to advance my business skills and financial success.
The Corporate Manual and the fact that they provide all the materials on a CD has saved me so much time and money. The 20 years of their experience condensed into a manual with processes, forms and knowledge is incredible. The chapters on sales systems, customer service and client forms have been the most important chapters that we use regularly.
My background has been from corporate culture, and I always knew what I wanted and how I wanted my place to run. But I just got caught up in the day-to-day operations of the business and managing crisis. Getting an entire corporate manual, with systems and templates to work off of, shaved months if not years off that learning curve and allowed me to focus on what I do best. And that was worth the price of the workshop alone. I've been able to come home and dig my teeth into the manual and templates and set-up systems within six weeks that have already made our selling process more efficient, guest experiences more enjoyable,and has improved how we deal with client problems. I'm about two to four weeks away from wrapping up what will become our corporate manual. I would not have been able to do that without something to work off of, that gave me direction and most importantly saved me time and a lot of trial and error.
The Online Coaching program provides me with weekly programs, contests, marketing ideas and memo templates that I can use at my discretion. The ongoing guidance from the McMillans has been indispensable. I've been attending The McMillan's lectures at IDEA for 3-4 years now and I can still remember every one of their classes I attended and the impact they had on me. I have always been blown away by their energy and commitment. Personally I'm driven by energy, passion and purpose in my life, so I naturally gravitate towards that and soak in whatever comes out of other people like that. So for me, their courses and lecture style have always been inspiring and left me fired up to go home and take up the charge. To inspire that in people is huge in a world where so many things are mediocre. It's rare to find people who are marching ahead in life and not stepping on people to get there. But instead, are actually reaching back and giving a helping hand to pull others along. That example is something that can't go unnoticed in my mind. It should be emulated and shouted from the rooftops. What we can all accomplish together in this world is so much greater than what we can do alone."
Beth Krysak Owner - Raindrop Fitness Company "(TO SHERRI ON 2011 SPRING FITNESS & TRAINING FORUM)
"First of all, I have to commend you on your choice of presenters because they all brought so much knowledge and energy that it would have been impossible not to expand your training experience.
Secondly, the added lunch was very nice....
I also just want to commend you on being such a class act when it comes to sharing your knowledge and expertise. You've definitely been a huge part of my ability to continue to offer excellent service to my clients."
Carl Comeaux Owner/Operator LiveFIT7 Lake Charles LA "Northwest Fitness Education's PT Profits Mastermind Group helped my business grow by guiding me in the right direction when faced with obstacles and challenges! I strongly recommend PT Profits Mastermind to anyone looking to start or expand there knowledge and productivity in the personal training industry."
Lee-Anne Simpson Owner - ReVive Fitness Bolton, ON Canada "I have been reviewing the information in the Business of Personal Training System and am really enjoying the information. It is actually perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Quite honestly, I cannot believe how much our business' are similar yet so many of the "little yet big obstacles" I've run into are being answered with the insightful information Northwest Fitness Education has provided.
I look so forward to working with you in the months to come."
Amir Rasinlic - Rock Body Boot Camp - London, ON Canada Owner/Operator "I have gotten invaluable information from the NW Fitness Education PT Profits Mastermind Group. Thanks for the quick replies and tons of great information and resources"