In his video “How to Be a Successful Gym Manager,” Jim Thomas from Fitness Management and Consulting shares his top nine ways to be a successful gym manager. First, align the organization’s purpose with your team’s goals. Think about the “why” of the organization. Second, demonstrate empathy with your team.
Try to walk in their shoes. Third, Jim recommends delegating as much work as possible. If someone else can do it, let them! Fourth, set clear goals and expectations. Never lower goals and expectations. Instead, reach high and make an action plan. Fifth, make communication a priority.
Communication ensures that everyone is working toward the same goals. Sixth, strive to bring out the best in your team. Create an environment in which a motivated individual can thrive. Seventh, research and leverage the latest technology in your field. Technology can automate many tasks and extend your reach to increase sales. Eighth, set your team up for success by creating systems to increase sales. Ninth, and most importantly, work to inspire and motivate your team at every level. Look for the things you can control, and never forget your own “why.” The more inspired you feel, the easier it is to inspire others!.