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Any partner your club works with should make your life easier as a club operator. For Ryan Vogt, the fitness director at Tri-City Court Club in Kennewick, Washington, Balanced Habits meets that criteria.
Here, he explains how Balanced Habits’ nutrition programs and systems have made a positive impact on members and added dollars to the bottom line.
CS: How were you introduced to Balanced Habits and why did you decide to partner with them?
RV: Our club was doing research on what program would be the best fit for our members. Our previous program had changed direction and was no longer the best solution for our members. We discovered a Balanced Habits advertisement in Club Solutions Magazine and decided to reach out. After meeting the team at Balanced Habits Corporate, the decision was easy.
The main factor in our decision to partner with Balanced Habits was that the system they provide does not need to be changed. The programs offered allow our membership staff to provide the best option for the member. For example, the 28-Day Kick Start program is a great community builder for clubs looking to differentiate. We are always looking for ways to create clubs within our club. People want to belong! Also, Balanced Habits’ three, six or 12-month LIFE programs allow for us to plug our members into the best fit for their goals.
CS: What benefits has this partnership with Balanced Habits brought to your business?
RV: Our partnership with Balanced Habits has allowed us to confidently work with our members. When you are following the system, the guesswork is gone. Each program allows the right combination of individual coaching and self-discovery for our members. We appreciate that exercise is promoted and that our members are able to eat real foods. This is not a supplement gimmick, but a true educational experience. Our members are learning to take control of their life.
Financially, we are adding to our bottom line. Each facility is allowed the freedom to price the programs for their facility. Balanced Habits does a great job with helping you determine what your market will bear. Balanced Habits programs are easy to implement and also determine what the hard costs will be for the business.
Importantly, Balanced Habits allows you the opportunity to change lives! When you help your members, they are going to remain with you.
CS: In what other ways has the Balanced Habits program allowed you to serve your members?
RV: Balanced Habits has provided us the opportunity to deliver an educational, personalized, results-driven program to our members. Our members often leave their coaching sessions thanking their coach for the education. Our members are receiving a program that has been developed for them specifically. We are able to deliver a personalized experience and work with our members’ limitations, lifestyle considerations and health concerns.
CS: What are some tips you can share for how to successfully implement the Balanced Habits program?
RV: Follow the training systems provided by BH. They are the experts. You are looking for a solution for a reason. Don’t try to use bits of the training. Appoint a lead staff person to attend all the conference calls and trainings. The team at Balanced Habits Corporate are available and willing to help you be successful. They are an amazing team!
Also, listen carefully to the type of staff that Balanced Habits encourages you to hire for your team. Your team is vital to success.
CS: What else can you share about the benefits of partnering with Balanced Habits?
RV: Club owners, managers, trainers and coaches are all going to benefit from having a system that allows them to work more effectively with their members and clients. When your members are achieving results from the Balanced Habits program, they are going to stay longer and refer their friends.
For more information on Balanced Habits visit http://partners.balancedhabits.com/club-solutions/.