The Interview Process to On-Boarding, What Studio Owners Need to Know

September 21 2015 In AFS Academy category
By Steven Tharrett, Special AFS Contributor and Author of STUDIO SUCCESS!  No matter how much talent a candidate has, if you don’t bring them on board properly it can be a disaster. AFS has compiled researched this topic from members, Advisory Council members and more to ensure studio operators find the best candidates and motivate them to rise to the top. 1. Make sure every candidate completes an application and provides a resume. No matter the source of the candidate this...
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Want Ideas on Where to Find Great Trainers? Read This!

September 21 2015 In AFS Academy category
By Steven Tharrett, Special AFS Contributor and Author of STUDIO SUCCESS! In the book, First, Break All the Rules, the authors indicate that selecting talent is the first key to success in business. Well before you can hire talent, you have to recruit it. For many studio operators recruiting talent is not a priority, for that matter, most operators would not even consider talent recruitment a part of their job. Yet, in having talked with numerous club managers and studio operators,...
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The 8 Toxic Personalities That Can Derail Your Fitness Business

November 17 2014 In Public category
By Josh Leve, AFS Co-founder & President. In all my years working in the fitness industry, I can’t tell you how many times an inviting, friendly work environment created an atmosphere that fostered growth. When building or running your own business you need to be laser focused and not let outside factors impede your future plans. But any studio owner knows that running a business also requires a delicate balance when it comes to handling your own employees. A toxic...
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Use Performance Evaluations to Unlock Your Teams Potential

June 11 2014 In Public category
By Liz Callham, AFS Contributor Don't forget to download our performance evalution form here! Many of my past blogs have been about measuring things.  Make sure to measure your competitors, your goals, your key performance indicators.  This blog will be focused on discussing the importance of performance evaluations for your evaluations.  These are one of those things that tend to be pushed to the wayside.  Especially in a small business setting, every employee is...
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