December 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo - It’s that time of year when individuals begin thinking about New Year's resolutions for 2016. While fitness goals tend to be at the top of the list, motivation levels often drop to the bottom as the months go on. Fitness Together®, a national franchise offering one-on-one personal training and nutrition counseling, works with its clients to help them hold themselves accountable in reaching fitness goals for the entire year.
“Having a visual of your goals can be a great daily reminder,” says John Alexander, owner of Fitness Together® in Alexandria, Va. “Hang those goals on a mirror or place them on a night stand next to your bed for constant motivation.”
Alexander also believes before and after personal assessments are beneficial. Whether it’s a weekly weigh in, taking body measurements or a monthly photograph, making note of any progress is positive reinforcement and should be used on a regular basis.
Michael McAllister, a Fitness Together® owner and trainer in Charlotte, N.C., agrees. He likes to review workout plans every three to six months with the clients. “This lets clients mentally prepare and visualize the journey ahead,” says McAllister. "In addition, random acts and words of kindness can go a long way. When clients put in extra work or go the extra mile, I like to show my appreciation by congratulating them and texting them later in the day thanking them for their hard work.
McAllister also believes regular assessments are key. “Depending on progress, you may need to modify your fitness goals, so you should track changes every 30 days.”
“I always recommend working out with a partner,” adds Stacy Adams, a personal trainer and owner in Central Georgetown, Washington, D.C. “Ask your spouse, children or friends to check in on you to make sure you’re sticking with your goals.”
Adams advises clients to write down goals to revisit day after day. “Remember to make sure they are SMART," says Adams. "They should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely so that 2016 is the last year losing weight is your New Year's resolution.”
Lastly, investing in a personal trainer can hold clients more accountable in attendance and in return, make it more likely for individuals to see results.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo. and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company manages three separate franchise entities: FIT36, LLC, which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group, Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC, which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fitness Together Franchise, LLC, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private group personal training studios.
Fitness Together Franchise, LLC began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 170 Fitness Together® locations across the United States. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC began franchising in 2006 and has over 215 Elements Massage™ locations in 36 states. Fit 36, LLC began franchising in 2014 and has five FIT36® locations in three different states (Colo. (3), N.J. and Va.).
For more information about Fitness Together®, visit FitnessTogether.com. For more information about FIT36® visit FIT36fitness.com. For more information about Elements Massage™, visit ElementsMassage.com.
Each Fitness Together® location is independently owned and operated by an individual franchise owner.
SOURCE Fitness Together® And Wellbiz Brands, Inc.