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Why you need to be planning for the all star season now

Maybe you feel like your season has sort of just begun. If you’ve yet to compete or maybe  you’ve only...

Does your staff culture need some work?

Have you thought about the dream work environment, but not sure how to get your employees to act or be...

Do you feel like you’re running in circles lately?

I’ve always said if you’re not growing in your business, then you’re dying. It’s true. I’ve watched businesses grow over...

What my competition week looked like…

If you’re like me, the thought of competing right now is a little bit stressful. Here’s what my week went...

Host more profitable birthday parties at your gym this year

A note from Riana: At my gym, we’ve been running birthday parties for years and they have always been booked...

Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ is rated TV-MA, and that’s a problem

I’m sure I’m not the only one who stayed up late last night to watch the second season of Cheer....

Can you answer these three questions?

We’re almost halfway into January already! If that’s any indication on what we can expect this year, then you already...

Next Gen to Host Virtual Conference Jan. 20

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Next Generation Gym Owners is proud to announce our 2022 Virtual Conference will be release Jan. 20,...

Why most people have failed at our goals by now

I hope you had an amazing first week of 2022. A lot of people who set goals and resolutions on...

All my staff have to have these 3 qualities

Yesterday we talked about the tasks your coaches can be doing during their shift (because “coaching” is not JUST about...

So your coaches aren’t thrilled about doing stuff other than coaching…

Yesterday I talked about what coaches can be doing in the gym when they’re not coaching. We also talked about...

What my coaches do during their shifts (and it’s not JUST coaching)

So, your coaches come in a few minutes before their first class or team, set out some mats, coach and...

NYE: A time for reflection

It’s the last day of 2021, and the perfect time for reflection. If you missed our last Fireside Chat, we...

So…you need to fire your current CPA

I got a few replies on yesterday’s email. Over the last few days, we’ve been talking about why you need...

How to pick the right CPA for you

Yesterday we were talking about why you need a CPA. If you missed that, click HERE to read. Today, I’m...

Why you need a CPA now

A few weeks ago I told you why you need an attorney. Today, I’ll give you the top 5 reasons...

Why rest is the key to your success

I hope you had a relaxing Christmas. Last week many of us took time off (mostly later in the week)...

How to pick the right attorney for you

Yesterday I told you why you’re going to need an attorney one day. If you missed it, check it out...

Why you’re going to need an attorney…

The year I opened my gym, someone told me there are three people I need to have ready to go...

Are you setting the bar high enough?

I was searching for a post a few days ago, and came upon a post I made in the Next...

Salary v. Hourly: How should I pay my staff?

One common question we receive when owners are ready to start hiring full-time staff or key leaders is in regard...

How my staff qualifies for raises

I require staff to achieve goals in order to qualify for a raise. Why? I think it’s important that we’re...

Is Minimum Wage Enough Anymore?

If you’re like us, your minimum wage has likely been increasing each year for the last several years. If you’re...

Why my gym doesn’t follow the industry standard

If you know me, you know I am NOT a fan of the phrase “industry standard”. I’ve said before, our...

Payroll policies we changed over time and why

Here are a few things I’ve changed over the year when it came to payroll and ultimately why we changed...

Payroll and the law

Note to international gyms: The content here is geared toward U.S. gyms. International gym owners may be able to apply...

First steps in launching a new business

Looking to start a business? If you know me, you know I basically love having a variety of businesses. Some...

How to pay coaches for competitions

Yesterday I told you why I pay my coaches their hourly rate for private lessons. There’s more to it than...

How to pay coaches for private lessons

A hot topic in cheerleading is “private lessons”. How and how much should we be paying coaches to teach private...

What’s happening this week at Next Gen?

We hope you had a super relaxing holiday last week. Here at Next Gen we’re about to hit the ground...