Starting a fitness business can help you provide a great life for your family -- but, as any business owner knows, managing a company and devoting time and energy to family life can sometimes be a challenge. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some time-tested strategies for achieving work-life balance.
Ask For Help With Daily Activities
According to the Way Ahead Mental Health Association, Australians are experiencing higher levels of stress now than in previous years. One way to reduce your daily stress is to delegate responsibilities.
This isn’t necessarily going to be easy: a lot of business owners constantly feel that they have to “do it all” by themselves. Whether you’re a personal trainer running a small gym or the founder of a Fortune 500 company, it’s natural to feel like your business is your baby. This feeling can help give you the drive and focus needed to succeed -- but it can also make learning how to delegate quite a challenge.
You have to create the opportunities for your employees to learn new job-related tasks. Initially, you will have to invest some time to train a staff member on how to do these tasks. Keep in mind that with time your investment will pay off. While you might be the best person for the job, you're not the only person. You’ll also find that you can perform better at the tasks you do choose to take on when there’s less on your plate!
Automate Your Daily Fitness Business Activities
Forbes recently published an article discussing how many business owners continue to do easily-automated tasks manually. This is a real shame because automating repetitive tasks can cut your workload down to a fraction of its normal size, and allow you to focus your time and energy on the work that really counts.
Here are a few tasks that many personal trainers could easily automate, along with links to popular tools that will enable you to
- Email marketing (Mailchimp)
- Social media marketing (Hootsuite)
- Online support. (Zendesk)
- Review management. (ReviewTrackers)
- Finances (Quickbooks)
Last but not least, here’s an article from Capterra listing some great tools made specifically for personal trainers!
With the advancement of technology, there is no reason to waste time completing tasks manually. Not only can automating your business activities save time, it can save you money too. When you implement automation you also could more easily add new customers to your database and contact existing customers. Automated emails can send out payment reminders or late payment notices.
You can have a lucrative business and spend time with your family. You’ll have to be resourceful and use the tools around you. You’ll have a lot more free time when you ask for help and automate repetitive tasks. Your business and your family will be happier when you can operate stress-free. Start your stress-free journey and sign up for a course at the Personal Training Academy today!