Natalia Schulte

Who Works for Gym Insight? Introducing Our Employee Profile Blog Series

Welcome to our newest series within our blog. Here we profile employees from throughout our company to both introduce them to you, our valued clients, and spotlight their unique contributions to Gym Insight. We believe each employee offers a special blend of talents that together create the robust set of gym management software tools our fitness club owners enjoy.  Dancing with Natalia Natalia Schulte, our newest sales manager, brings a sprightly enthusiasm to her job with Gym Insight. We’ve asked her to support our Head of Sales, Anthony Pasquale, in our critical mission to grow Gym Insight’s core customer base [...]

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20 Things Successful Gym Owners Do Everyday Part 1

20 Things Successful Gym Owners Do Everyday Part 1 I was recently reading a post entitled: "20 Things The Rich Do Everyday" on Dave Ramsey's Website. If you're not familiar with Ramsey and his teachings his website is truly worth giving a close inspection if you're a small business owner or gym owner. He writes about finance and emphasizes getting out of debt and building wealth. When this first came out, it seemed to spark controversy because of the direct percentage comparison with the poor. Regardless, these are great healthy habits to incorporate not only into your own personal life [...]

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The Healing Touch of a New Kind of Gym

Gym Insight customer profile: Abb’s Muscle & Fitness Gym Abbe Hockaday started Abb’s Muscle & Fitness Gym the morning after she retired. After a career in the corporate world, she was ready to launch her own brand of fitness. It would be a place of harmony, peace, healing, and growth. Or, as her Silver Sneakers members wrote on a handmade entrance sign, “Welcome, you will fit in here.” Six words to define a workspace. And a future.  Profile of an unlikely gym owner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVzTE9nUJTU Many of Gym Insight’s clients are gym owners who discovered fitness early and spent their lives in the industry [...]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Great Gym Software This Holiday!

Why Gym Insight is the right gym management software for your fitness center Choosing the right gym management software for your fitness club is probably one of the hardest decisions you’ll make as an owner. Not only is it the track on which your gym runs, but if you need to switch software companies, transferring data can be brain-numbingly difficult. So you want to get it right, if not the first time, at least the second go-around.  As a holiday gift to you and to us, we’d like to express why we believe Gym Insight is just the best possible [...]

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How a Simple Task List Will Fire-Up Your Employees!

Health club owners still need — and want — employees. These friendly faces greet guests, handle minor emergencies, and keep the business running smoothly. It’s the human dimension that adds the zip to the brand. The tough part is keeping these employees busy and on track. Often, as we wrote in our "We Call It 'The Money Catcher'" blog, the only time an employee may start working is when you show up. How can you fix this problem and gain employee buy-in at the same time? As simple as it sounds, it may all come down to making a list. [...]

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How One Gym Helps People Live Their Healthiest Life 

December 2022 Profile. Superior Fitness of Granbury LLC., Granbury, Texas It takes courage to follow your ethics. Samuel Frederick, owner of Superior Fitness of Granbury, Texas, framed his life around that very concept: Right is right. Wrong is wrong.  In July 2021, he accepted the challenge of taking over a 2,600 square-foot personal training studio and gym courting a small, but dedicated customer base. Together with Donald Mathis, a long-time friend, they set out to create a fitness center reflecting their values: exercise as a gateway for progress, movement and long-term change.  “I want(ed) people to learn to work out effectively,” by [...]

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We Call It “The Money Catcher” –

Read About Our Updated Task List Feature  Recently, in response to customer requests, the software team at Gym Insight updated our tasks application. The newly redesigned Task List is robust and easy to use, resulting in increased employee initiative and fewer lost opportunities. Here are five ways the Task List feature saves you money. 1.    Encourages employees to begin working before you arrive. The truth is, many employees don’t start doing stuff until the owner walks through the door. To get them moving on time, our new “assign task” feature allows owners/managers to do just that — assign tasks. This way, when an [...]

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Should I Lease or Buy My First Gym Property? 

This is a question all new gym owners ask themselves. In the last month, we’ve brought you expert answers to many questions about the actual leasing process – conversations to have before signing your gym lease, how to find property, and the details behind specific leases – Triple Net and Full Service Leases. Now it’s time to decide if it is in your best interest to rent a location or buy that real estate.  To explore this topic, we turned to Kelly Morgan, owner of MorGainz Fitness, a four-location Pennsylvania enterprise. Morgan and her husband David leased their first and second gym locations, starting in 2012, [...]

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From Personal Trainer to Gym Owner: How Living One’s Purpose Creates Success

November 2022 Profile – The Gym at 214 Main, Fort Mill, South Carolina The Gym at 214 Main is located on a busy main street in a small town in South Carolina In 2020, current owner Jovon Times, along with his wife Keisha Unger-Times, decided to make a bid for the twice-sold gym after training clients there for 12 years under the moniker of “Exercise Times.” He and Unger-Times soon owned the 24/7, 5,500-square-foot gym — a turnkey operation with a  roster of clients, excellent equipment, and a contract with the Jazzercise brand.  Now, everything else, as he says, is gravy.  Times went from [...]

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WHAT IS A FULL SERVICE LEASE?

This blog was authored and originally published by CARR, a national healthcare commercial real estate firm. It is re-published with permission. Commercial Real Estate As you evaluate different types of commercial real estate leases when considering various properties for your practice, it’s important to understand the details of a “full-service” lease agreement. Full-service leases are one of the simpler commercial real estate lease structures, as well as one of the most predictable, making them a solid choice for many tenants whose circumstances require relatively constant monthly payments without too many surprises (e.g., unforeseen operating or building maintenance costs being charged [...]

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What Does ‘NNN Lease / Triple Net Lease’ Mean?

CARR, a national healthcare commercial real estate firm, is the author and original publisher of this blog. It is re-published here with permission. Commercial Real Estate There are many forms of commercial real estate leases, due to the fact that there is not a universal lease template or standard form at a state or national level.  Unless you are dealing with the same landlord on the same property, the odds of seeing a lease agreement that is even relatively similar to a prior lease agreement is very rare. Even the length of a lease varies widely; and shorter is not [...]

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Gym Space for Rent — Challenges & How to Find Property

Originally ran September 18, 2019 on Digsy.ai. Authored by Sam Monempour, Senior Vice President of NAI Capital, West Los Angeles location. The Challenges of Searching Gym Space for Rent 1. Zoning Requirements & Excessive Parking Most areas require 10 parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet. This will apply to open areas of the club (not restrooms/locker rooms/offices) and generally end up ruling out most commercial properties in dense markets.  If your requirement does not include equipment that is fixed to the ground and is more in line with a yoga studio or a martial arts facility, your use is typically [...]

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10 Conversations to Have Before Signing your Gym Lease

Fitness business owner Pete Dupuis originally published this blog July 8, 2015 on petedupuis.com. It is reprinted here with permission in its entirety. Commercial Real Estate Focus In my most recent blog, I discussed some important factors to take into consideration during your search for a new gym location.  Once you’ve identified the dream location, the hard work is just beginning.  It’s now time to talk lease terms.  Since many of us are not fond of confrontation, it can be difficult to ask probing questions and know when to push back if it is in the best interest of your business.  [...]

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