The first step in creating a business that can self-sustain, is having a system in place. This system can range from how to open the doors to your gym in the AM to the process of signing up new members in Wodify. Turning day-to-day tasks into organized & efficient processes will allow the gym to run smoothly and efficiently no matter what day of the week it is. It is important that all staff members have a clear understanding of the system(s) that you create.
Action plan: identify one daily task that takes more than 15 minutes to complete and find a way to make it more automated. Can you use technology or clearer documentation so anyone on your team can execute the task in a consistent manner?
The second step of maximizing your time is having a group of people you can trust. This can be a gym manager, a coach, or an administrator. Sit down with each employee and list out the expectations of their role they will play. Your job is to make sure you set clear guidance and provide training/documentation and then step back and trust your team to execute.
Action plan: pick one task that you do right now and document exactly how you complete it. Then choose one team member to delegate it to.
Running a business is hard, but that doesn’t mean it has to take over your entire life. Even though you’re not working a 9-5 desk job, you can create “hours” that you are available for your clients and employees to contact you and sort out problems. If not, you’ll be popping out of bed at 11:30pm to fix a membership issue. From there, commit hours to yourself that you will be handling these issues.
Action Plan: time block your calendar with at least 1 hour per day to work on something outside of day-to-day gym operations. This could be learning a new skill, spending time with family, working out, or anything else.
Okay, we might be a little biased here… But we created Wodify, to handle the day to day tasks of running your business and help you reclaim your time. A system that can create memberships, allow athletes to see the schedule & sign into classes, run challenges at your gym, and a point of sale system, right at your fingertips. With tons of add-ons, the levels you can take your business to are endless.
Action plan: talk to an expert on our team to learn if Wodify is a good solution for your business challenges.
There was a reason that you started this business in the health and fitness world. Was it to help people on their journey to a better life? Then it’s time to put all of these tips to use and get back to your people. Because if not now, then when?
Action plan: write down your ‘why’ on a piece of paper or print it out to hang in your office or workspace.
Running your business is time consuming and difficult, contact Wodify today to find out all the ways we are here to help!