Fitness Management & Consulting has been excellent to work with. I am using them as I help a friend in the dance/fitness industry who is in immediate need of marketing and operational advice. Jim Thomas took a personal involvement in the issues and met directly with me to get an understanding of the items that needed to be addressed. He then developed an individualized strategy for the business. The two things that I like the most about Fitness Management & Consulting are 1) how much help you get for your investment; and 2) the quality of the assistance. Jim Thomas's 20+ years in the business are quite evident in talking and working with him.Dave K.
I Highly recommend jim Thomas consulting . I have used consultants for my chiropractic businesses and once i purchased a gym he came recommended to me. Best decision we made. Jim came in and set up systems that got our operation running smooth ad successful.Kevin M.
I contacted Jim Thomas and Fitness Management & Consulting around November 2010. We made arrangement for him to come out and do the two day sales training. I was a little skeptical at what difference could be made in two days of sales training. However I put that aside and embraced his teaching and philosophy and what a difference it has made. Our previous best month prior to Jim coming out was 31 signs. He came out toward the end of December and when he left we had one week remaining, we signed 18 people in that final week, more than any single week we had prior. The following month we signed 66 people, which at a high price point facility isn't too bad considering where we were. After that first full month it was off to the races. We then retained Jim for the ongoing three times a month teleconferences and webinars and have been doing so for the past year. We have more than doubled out membership basis and more than doubled our membership dues. One of the most important things he gave us was correct mind set for sales and set the bar where it should be. Prior to Jim we thought that 31 was a really good month now we know our goals should be 150-200 in a month and he has given us the tools to do so. One of the best things in dealing with Jim on an ongoing basis is that he really seems to genuine care about you and your companies success. He always makes himself available to answer questions and doing one on one training with employees who need it even when it does not fall within the normal scheduled teleconferences. I really can't say enough about how great it has been to work with Jim and how much he has help our business grow. I have recommended him to people who ran even in the fitness industry because well sales are sales. If you own a fitness club I can't imagine why you would have him out to at least do the two day training it is well worth every penny, you WILL make back every dollar and then some faster than you can imagine.Matthew T.
As a Health Club Manager and later as an Owner, I've seen the dramatic changes in membership sales that Jim's training and consulting can provide. He is an expert in the industry and definitely knows his stuff. I highly recommend him.Shane M.
I have been at 3 different fitness clubs that has consulted with Jim Thomas of Fitness Management & Consulting. Each club was quite different from each other, yet Jim's skill-set was broad enough to provide excellent service and training to each facility.
After Jim completes a Needs Analysis of the club, he strategically maps out a plan and then provides the means to execute a plan that can fit your needs.
A few things that makes FM & C an outstanding firm is not only their proven, time-tested methods of Jim's sales training and tracking accountabilities, but the manner in which he delivers the presentations. Jim is a true "people" person. He understands the daily struggles of the mom-n-pop facilities and he can handle all the red-tape that a larger, corporate facility is faced with.
Some consultants do a good job with the rah-rah, cheerleading seminars, but Jim is excellent also when the crowds are gone and you're back to the grind of the daily operational challenges. I have consulted with Jim Thomas for over 10 years and he is the real deal. I highly recommend Fitness Management & Consulting whether you are a struggling club looking to turn things around, or a new club start-up. FM & C can assist you and at the end of the day, you will feel that they have earned every $$ you invest into them.Geof E.