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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a landscape where health and wellness are at the forefront of everyone’s minds now more than ever. While this critical time has negatively impacted the professional lives of many, there’s ample opportunity for fitness and health experts to continue to help connect the world to wellness.
Maybe you’ve taken the downtime that’s been thrust upon you as a sign it’s time to start a new career in the wellness industry? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to continue to expand your knowledge within your current consulting practice, we’ve got just what you’re (probably) looking for:
Hear us out: The Mindbody Consulting Program is not just another run-of-the-mill session that will leave you asking for more. No. Instead, our consulting program provides every attendee specialized education on proven best practices based and connects you with a network of highly reputable consultants which has helped thousands of like-minded professionals and businesses succeed for over 10 years.
Sound like you? Here are the benefits that come along with getting certified.
The Mindbody Consulting Program is a self-contained, self-guided comprehensive learning path with in-depth modules covering such important topics as:
• How to analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) for businesses*
• Solutions to common problems faced by wellness businesses
• Effective strategies for growing revenue, retention, and attendance
• How to put your training to use as a Mindbody Certified Business Consultant
Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll be eligible to apply for certification. Once certified, you’ll be able to enjoy perks and benefits like:
• Getting listed on the Mindbody Partner Store
• Monthly consultant meetups
• Continuing education opportunities
• Access to private discussion and resources in the Mindbody One Community
• Opportunities to speak and consult within our live and virtual content channels
• Discounts on Mindbody events
During a time like this, fitness and health businesses need people like you to help their businesses succeed. As a Mindbody Consultant, you’ll use your talents where they’re needed most—and learn some key insights along the way.
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Ah, 2020—the year that truly put our sanity to the test. On top of that, something that most people use to navigate through a tough time has essentially been stripped away from us—our normal workout routines. I don’t know about you, but even skipping a week at the gym can send me into a tailspin. But several months of sheltering in place and being forced to adapt to this new normal?
That’s a different story.
While I think we can all say we’re grateful that fitness studios were quick to offer virtual classes when COVID-19 hit—there is something about constantly working out by ourselves that may trigger some of us to hit pause on our workout routines and start turning towards less robust habits. *Reluctantly raises hand*
The other day I came across a stat that really set off some alarms. According to a recent study, Americans are spending an additional two hours each day on their couch since March 2020. As of recently, I can say I’m totally guilty of a little too much R&R. While an evening of Netflix and wine once sounded like heaven on earth for most of us, I think it’s safe to say the repetition of this is starting to get kind of old. Also, Schitt’s Creek is over now, so I really don’t have any excuse to not dedicate my free time to jumping back into my at-home workouts.
I started pondering what made dial back my fitness routine in the first place? Was it a lack of motivation? No, not really. Screen fatigue? I think my Netflix history outlined above would tell you that’s a solid ‘no.’ Then it hit me—the thing that motivated me to stay on top of my fitness goals was being around other people with the same goals. Pre-COVID, going to my favorite spin studio and the local yoga hot spot was how I typically spent my social hour during the workweek. I realized the best way to amp up my at-home workout routine was to re-connect with my workout buddies and start doing virtual classes together to create that sense of community I craved.
If you’re also experiencing some form of live stream lull when it comes to your workouts, then getting a virtual workout buddy may be exactly what you need. Here’s why:
Just like in-person workouts, making plans to sweat it out with one of your friends motivates you to show up and be your best self. According to the Mindbody Wellness Index, 25% of the folks we surveyed said they found it difficult to hold themselves accountable to their workout goals on their own—and an additional 20% of people said a lack of support was responsible for missed workouts.
Everybody enjoys a little friendly competition, right? Maybe you have a friend who is a powerhouse at virtual HIIT—try signing up for a class with them to help you take your workout to a whole new level.
Getting a workout sesh in with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as virtual yoga or virtual barre. Trying something new can be scary—I get it. But by trying a new type of exercise with a friend, you can both give each other a confidence boost by acting as each other’s personal hype man.
Look, we’re all craving human interaction these days—and I know I’m not the only one who is missing weekly happy hours with friends. Luckily, fitness studios are getting creative with their virtual offerings post-workout, too! When we asked members of our MindbodyOne Community how they are keeping things interesting for their students in the virtual space, they said they are hosting monthly virtual wine dates to share fitness stories and personal victories. Not only do you get to drink wine, but you and your buddy get to meet other like-minded people at the same time.
As 2020 winds down (thank goodness), you have a unique opportunity to reconnect with your friends and take your workout sessions to the next level with a virtual workout buddy. So, why not start now? Book a virtual fitness class and encourage your friends to show up for you and themselves today.