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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 12:04

A new approach

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post for jasonlinse.com that was about increasing revenue in a fitness center.  Truth be told, it is a struggle to come up with things to write about that I have not already covered several times.

I am a columnist for Club Solutions Magazine.  I write about 3 articles per month for them.  I can’t write on the same topic for Club and for jasonlinse.com. 

My point:  I need to get more creative.  And this boils down to more effort.  And change.

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Friday, 10 April 2015 11:29

My love/hate with a 24 hour key card gym

When the CEO of a 24 hour key card gym offered me a job as a “Corporate Sales Manager” in April of 2005, I was ready to take a job cleaning bathrooms at the train depot.

I was employed as Sales Director for a 10000 square foot gym owned by a guy who neglected to tell me that he couldn’t pay his bills, and that for the 3 months leading up to my hiring, he had brought on a consultant to sell $19.00 per month memberships.  On my first day, I was handed a stack of leads, literally dozens of folks who had all recently said NO to joining for $19.00 per month.  I was instructed to call them and ask them to join for $41.00 per month. 

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:49

Stupid is as stupid does

I don’t like stupid people who think they are smart.

I don’t like smart people who think they are smart.

I like stupid people who work hard to be smart.

I like smart people who think they are stupid.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:35

Darwinism and disdain

David Porter is a sales rep for Twin Oaks Software.  I have never met David and until yesterday, had never heard of Twin Oaks Software.  Yesterday, I picked up the latest issue of Club Solutions.  I have been getting it for a long time now, and I always read it cover to cover.  Okay, I skim parts, but I spend about an hour with it in my hand once per month.

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Friday, 19 April 2013 12:16

Chuck Runyon

As many of you know, I was employed at the headquarters of Snap Fitness for several years.  I started with the organization when there were 14 locations open.  When I left, there were 1100 open.

Less than 50 miles away from Snap Fitness, Inc. is the headquarters of its biggest competitor.  Anytime Fitness.

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Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:11

So you bought a Snap Fitness

I work with a lot of Snap Fitness owners.  The main reason is because I was a headquarters employee for several years.  I met many owners during my time as the Director of Franchisee Training. 

They were/are some of the best people I have ever come across in my professional life.  Most of them were successful at other careers and earned the ability to afford to own and operate a 250K business.

Almost none of them came from the industry.

Zero of them were ever told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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