Patty McNichols The Lift Pilates: White Fish Bay, WI "The Business of Personal Training workshop was a worthwhile investment. I am using the manual to implement my systems throughout my business. It (the workshop) has helped me control the chaos that was running me. I now am getting so much more organized so I can do business. I left the weekend motivated with ready to use material. Just what I was looking for!"
Jason Newman New Body Health and Wellness, Edmonton Canada "Jason Newman from New Body Health and Wellness in Edmonton Alberta explains why the Business of Personal Training systems are going to positively impact his business."
Ryan Vogt Fitness Director, Tri-City Court Club & Results Personal Training "My rookie trainers have grown in their confidence, my master trainers have leaped out of their ruts and most importantly the six trainers that attended the Training Tools workshop are functioning as a team. Since our return to the club, I frequently see trainers sharing new ideas with each other. As the fitness director it is great to see a staff that is functioning as a team. We did $14,500 more this month compared to last year. This workshop was not about personal training sales, but it had everything to do with sales! Rob and Derrick were outstanding presenters. They taught hundreds of exercises, but more importantly taught client/trainer relationship skills. This workshop is a must attend! My only regret is I only took half my staff. Next year the whole team is attending!"
Kevin Haas Co-Owner Discover Strength - Plymouth, MN "(In reference to our Business of Personal Training Workshop - May 2010)
As a business co-owner, this workshop has been very useful in uncovering weak areas in our current operating model and giving us a very useful template to move forward, which will help improve our systems and will result in profitability."
Nora Wallace Owner "NWPT's PT Profits MasterMind has been of tremendous value to our company. We enrolled with the mastermind group a year ago and have enjoyed a consistently higher cash flow each month and this year will be our best year yet. A lot of that success is due to the tools and support that NWPT has been so generous to share with all of us in the Personal Training profession. We have been implementing many of the tools that Alex and Sherri McMillan use each month and have seen a big difference in the way we manage and run our entire business. We are communicating in a much more efficient way with our staff through weekly memos and team meetings, using the format that the McMillans have provided.
I consider Alex and Sherri McMillan to be my mentors in the field of personal training. They have taught me so much about running a business based on your values and dreams. They know what they are doing and have much success to prove it. The best is that they believe that there is enough to go around for everyone and are willing to share it with all of us. I definitely don't believe in reinventing the wheel. When I see something that has had proven success I want to learn everything possible from it. From marketing and sales to team performance, the Northwest Personal Training Mastermind program is definitely a worthwhile investment for any personal training or fitness company looking to get ahead.
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. I can say that everything I have done with Northwest Personal Training from taking their classes at IDEA conferences to attending their Business in Personal Training Workshop, having their company manual and getting their online coaching for the past year has helped us grow our business and reach our highest revenue ever."
Rami Odeh Owner, FormWell Personal Training "At FormWell, our revenues were at about $800,000 per year when I attended the Business of Training course and this year we’re on track to do over $1.1 million. Our average trainer tenue was at about 2 years, and now it is over 3 years since implementing many of the McMillan’s organizational systems. These changes have helped us to select and maintain the best training staff in Atlanta - we now know how to hire exceptional trainers and are able to keep them much longer! And as a result, client retention has increased from an average of about 1.9 years to now, 2.7 years!
We have reaped many more times the cost of the course in terms of trainer and client retention, two of the biggest struggles in the fitness industry.
Also, as an owner/operator, I am much more organized and I spend less time cleaning up mistakes and more time doing what I do best, marketing and growing the business. I have also found that I now have time to train some clients again, my true love and why I started FormWell!"
Jake Glaze, Owner of Glaze Fitness, El Cajon, CA "“I am very impressed with the Business of Personal Training manual. It would have taken me forever to develop this on my own. This manual gives me a huge head start on implementing the systems I need in my business.”"
Lisa Brisse, Exercise Physiologist & Owner State of the Heart Fitness, Santa Monica, CA "When I attended the Business of Personal Training workshop nearly 2 years ago, our business was doing 'good', but not 'great'. What became very clear to me in doing the workshop was that we were lacking in something very simple... systems. Without the proper systems set in place, the business was running, but it wasn't running efficiently, and without efficiency, it's like spinning one's wheels without going anywhere - a waste of valuable energy! Learning the information from this workshop, along with retaining the operations manual from Northwest Personal Training, allowed us to utilize the proven systems without us having to re-create the wheel. From Marketing to Customer Service to Human Resources to Programming... we now have the resource that would allow us to take our business to the next level. Because of efficiency through these systems, it allowed us to focus our energy where it really needed to be focused and that's on our clientele. Revenues and client retention has increased as a result. I can honestly say this was one of the best investments we could have ever made for our business! I have continued working with Northwest Personal Training through their online coaching program for the last 2 years. In being the sole owner of growing business with 3 full-time employees, I have a lot of details and aspects to keep track of. The online coaching helps me because it's like having another 'department' in our business. The weekly correspondence and insight about promotions, events, programming and marketing provides us an invaluable resource for ideas, as well as insight and assistance with personal relation issues amongst staff and clientele. It's nice to know that if I have questions about any aspect of the business, I can email or call Northwest Personal Training for ongoing and continual support."
Katherine McPhee Muskoka Fitness - Bracebridge, Ontario "(In reference to our Business of Personal Training Workshop - May 2010)
Thankful to have had this opportunity to learn from such an experienced and personable "coach"/"expert" in our field. Great networking opportunity with peers in a non-pressure and more real environment. Thank-you!"
Tracy Duff Manager/Trainer of New Body Health and Wellness in Edmonton, Alberta ""This (The Business of Personal Training) course was very helpful. Being involved in a studio from the beginning has meant developing everything from scratch. The manual itself was excellent; it gave me ideas of forms I wouldn’t have thought of, and the ones that I had thought of it was helpful to see how someone else wrote it out. The weekend course was great as well; packed full of helpful hints & tips. It is a great starting point and no doubt will be a great reference throughout this entire process.""
Liz Sage, BA PHEd, CEP Team Fitness BC "Last year I traveled to Vancouver Washington to participate in 'The Business of Personal Training' with Alex and Sherri McMillan. I was ready to take my business to the next level and my attitude was – Don’t re-invent the wheel. I had learned in the past to model what you want to do after the best!
I have watched the growth of this company in the last 10 years and have seen Northwest Personal Training become and stay on top as a leader in our industry.
It has been just over a year since my participation in the course. I have implemented many of the principles, systems and programs recommended and spoon fed to me via the course, and from the in depth, comprehensive systems manual on CD included with course material. This course was the catalyst for a forward thinking action plan to grow my business and grow it has.
Our revenues have doubled this past year. We have outgrown our space and are looking to expand and see only future growth ahead. The support from Northwest Personal Training after the course has been timely, efficient and effective and I would not hesitate to recommend it to those who take their business development and growth seriously. It’s a win/win all the way - for you, your team and your clients."
IDEA Conference Anaheim, CA "Finally... Sherri is someone who appreciates simple, crisp, beautiful movement! I can actually take this back to my students! I was moved by her genuine love of the business and her passion for teaching."
CanFitPro Conference Toronto, CANADA "Sherri presented the topic superbly. She has infectious enthusiasm and is full of life. She helped to clear up many misconceptions and provided refreshing, new ideas that can be practically adapted for clients. I can definitely use all these ideas - one of the few workshops that I can apply to my own sessions and classes. Great handouts! There is no stopping of information with Sherri, always more to learn and know."
IDEA Conference Philadelphia, PA "What a simple approach to a wonderful workout! Sherri is an excellent motivator and extremely inspirational. She is knowledgeable and lectured with her heart. She is absolutely clear, amiable, not 'condescending' and able to captivate and teach us her ideas. I found the information really lit my own interest in teaching again, Sherri has got super duper energy and she's very fun to watch, she makes you want to join in even if you're tired. Thank you!"
Kris Canessa Personal Trainer, Rochester, New York "This event was world-class, organized and professional. The door prizes were awesome!"