Matt Wright, is a fitness business leader, educator and innovator. He has a proven track record of increasing revenue at the individual and club level. Currently, he is the senior director of fitness for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, the president of NEHRSA and serves on the IDEA personal trainer committee. Matt holds a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology. In addition he has taught college courses in kinesiology, anatomy and physiology and exercise technique and prescription.
During the interview, Matt talks to about leadership development for managers and teams, we discuss hiring new staff – and how far ahead you should plan, plus he tells us about the session he will be presenting at IHRSA 2017.
Later in the show, Lynne Nieto from Augies Quest talks about the foundation and their big fundraising event that is coming up in just a few months time.
To start the show, Emmett Williams from MyZone talks about the future of product development for the fitness industry.
- 02:00 – Emmett Williams on the future of product development in the future industry
- 11:08 – Systems, Apps and Rituals that keeps Matt Wright focused and on top of his workload
- 13:20 – What it means to be a director of fitness
- 15:30 – What leadership behaviours are needed to lead a fitness team
- 17:10 – What professional development makes Matt a better leader?
- 17:43 – What professional development should a fitness team do?
- 18:32 – How do you find quality people?
- 22:57 – From Mice to Lions – turning your personal trainers into a sales team
- 25:14 – What is the best advice you can give to someone to elevate their fitness career
- 26:20 – Tips for turning your PT into a sales team
- 27:20 – Lynne Nietto from Augies quest
- 34:05 – Precor Quick Fire Five with Mike Arce
- 38:21 – Top take-aways from this weeks show
Top Tips From The Show
- When recruiting new employees, remember to be patient, aim to forecast when you might need new team members and advertise for them 30 – 45 days before you need them to start.
- To keep team members engaged, keep in regular contact with them, daily messages, education, inspiration or motivational tips are a great way to do that.
- Be deliberate in your practices. Whatever it is your doing do it with intent, with passion and the heart of a teacher and in order to lead, you must follow first.
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Book recommended by Emmett Williams
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business