// Network’s bag of tricks - FREE member resources

Looking for resources to help you in your day-to-day operations? It’s in the bag – literally. As a member of Australian Fitness Network you have access to a multitude of FREE resources in the revamped online Member Gym Bag.

Network’s Member Gym Bag at www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/gymbag is no ordinary gym bag – in place of a water bottle and less-than-fragrant towel it has hundreds of practical, instantly useable resources that you can use in your business. From professionally designed promotional flyers, email signatures and posters, to new client fitness history checklists, and staffing and management materials – no matter what your role in the industry, there’s loads of useful stuff in here.

Overhauled and redesigned to welcome in 2011, the Gym Bag is split into three easy-to-access sections – Personal Trainer, Group Exercise, and Club – so you’ll be able to find what you need, when you need it.

We’ve spent hundreds of hours on these things so that you don’t have to. And remember – if you have suggestions for any new resources which aren’t currently in the Gym Bag, let us know and we’ll do our best to add them.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find at www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/gymbag

Posters

We all need inspiration at times, and our members and clients are no different. Sometimes, all it takes is a reminder of why they’re sweating up a storm in the gym, or of what they can achieve if they put their mind to it. This selection of motivational fitness posters is ideal for downloading, printing and placing on your gym or studio wall.

Client and member handouts

The Information Handouts for members and clients are concise and reader-friendly information sheets. A single side of A4 for easy printing or emailing, you can choose from dozens of handouts, from ‘Alignment & Posture’ to ‘Yoga for the Professional Sitter’.

Client and member newsletters

It’s good to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in fitness-related research and studies, and that’s where the newsletters come in handy. Check every month for an updated newsletter ready to email or print off and give to clients. You can even tailor it to your own business by adding your own logo or contact details for added professionalism. A great retention tool for reminding clients why they need to keep up their fitness regime!

Marketing and promotions

To help build your business you need to spread the word about who you are and why people need you. That’s where some good old PR comes in. From informative flyers giving overviews of health conditions along with the benefits that your fitness business can provide, to information on creating a media release that really works, these tools will help you shout about your business.

Fitness charts

This fantastic series of charts covers the areas of Cardio Training, Core Control and Strength Training. Created under the Perfect Practice™ banner by renowned physiotherapist Anna-Louise Bouvier and fitness expert Lisa Champion, the charts are ideal for downloading, printing and displaying on your gym or studio wall.

Inspirational email signatures

Emailing clients with session confirmations and reminders is a professional courtesy practised by good personal trainers. The Gym Bag’s inspirational email signatures are a selection of professionally designed motivational quotes which you can easily paste into emails to add some wow factor to your client communications!

HR

An invaluable resource for fitness businesses without established Human Resources procedures. From job descriptions and expectations, to hiring and integration checklists and a performance review template, this section is full of useful tools for getting the right person for the job – and keeping them.

Green resources

Whether your incentive is ecological or economical, the benefits of making your fitness operation more environmentally-friendly are beyond doubt. Featuring eco-tips for both members and staff, this selection of posters has handy green advice for recycling, and for saving water, energy and resources.

OH&S

Hey – we know this area’s not much fun, which is why we’ve saved you the hassle of doing it yourself. From hazard incident report forms and housekeeping checklists, to risk assessments and steps for communicating with employees regarding safety, the forms and charts in this section will keep your operation running smoothly (and save you heaps of time and boredom!)everyone.

Access the benefits waiting in your Network Member Gym Bag here www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/gymbag
 

Australian Fitness Network


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