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Picking Your Coffee – Flavours

Understanding what you like and what to look for…

Choosing the best coffee can often be a process as touchy-feely as a fashionista attempting to pick out her favourite trend of the best current style trends in the latest edition of Vogue. On one hand, a person may love the sharp and bright acidity of a Kenyan SL26 yet despise the chocolaty and nuttiness of a celebrated South American Bourbon without ever considering that both these coffees are amazing in their own way.

So why the favouritism in coffee?

Our preferences for coffee roasters brisbane can be highly attributed to our taste buds, though not exclusively; and if only it was that simple. The human anatomy ensures most humans share commonalities (i.e. two arms, ten fingers, two eyes, one nose, one tongue, etc.) and yet, regardless of the commonalities, we are altogether different and unique. Just like how our skin and eye colours differ from person to person, so it is with our tongues. Each tongue has a different dispersion of lingual pappilae or better known as taste buds. Our tongue, being the primary organ for taste (gustation), along with the secondary influence of our cultural environment, ensures each individual would have a favourite flavour.

To make it even more interesting, the vast variety of coffees only means we have to deal with a vast variety of available flavours, further highlighting our differences. However, picking a favourite coffee is really not the same as picking the best coffee, and therefore the Q Grading system was invented as a guideline in order for people to collectively come to agreement on picking the best coffees.

But we’re not here to talk about the Q Grading system; instead we’d like to offer you some guidelines on how to select your favourite coffee based on your favourite flavours. Here are some key things to look out for when choosing a coffee:

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coffee roasters brisbane

Aroma

Our ability to smell greatly influences our ability to taste. If a coffee smells delicious, it’s very likely to translate to the flavours in the cup. Look out for aromas of nuts, chocolate, berries and even fruits.

Sweetness

Most taste profiles these days include a measure of or a synonym for sweetness. Sweetness is in the cup and is an inherent flavour of high grade coffees. From sugar cane sweetness, to toffee, or even molasses; either way, sweetness is a great indicator.

Acidity

As the name suggests, this is an indicator of the level of acidity that you can taste in a coffee. Acidity should not be confused with sourness. Citric acidity is often associated with mostly citrusy fruits such as lemon, lime, grapefruits and other citrusy fruits, commonly described as tart or sharp. If you do not enjoy such flavours of acidity, you may instead prefer the pleasant form of Malic acidity. Malic acidity is commonly associated to fruits like green apples, grapes, and rhubarb. It is generally a much sought after attribute in coffee as it is mellow in comparison to citric acidity. Besides Citric and Malic acidity, Phosphoric acidity is perhaps the most sought after and highly prized as it is often found in the most celebrated coffees in the world. The common association with phosphoric acid is that it provides a more tactile mouth-feel instead of the association with sourness that is found in citric and malic acidity. Words such as bright and lively are some of the words used to describe Phosphoric acidity. However, it’s really a combination of Phosphoric and other organic acids presented in the coffee itself which ultimately results in delectable flavours.

Body

Much like wine, coffee has a tactile feel when it hits your mouth. It is a very distinguishable feeling. Some may prefer a heavier body, almost syrupy-like, where some others may enjoy a lighter mouth-feel.

Balance

A balanced cup is highly desirable in a coffee, yet it is probably the most subjective matters when describing coffee. In layman terms, it generally describes whether or not the other key attributes in the coffee work together to present itself as a ‘whole’ package in the one cup of coffee.

Aftertaste

Last, but not least, one should look for aftertaste. With close to a thousand chemical compounds found in coffee1, the cup is bound to leave some form of aftertaste in your mouth. Great coffees generally leave a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. This being said, not every great tasting coffee has a pleasant aftertaste but it is an ideal attribute to look out for.

In conclusion, these are just some of the words you may find in the descriptions on a bag of coffee, or on a coffee menu, as a guide to help you select your next purchase of coffee. At Coffex Coffee, we celebrate the diversity that coffee brings to our taste palates. We roast our Classic Range to suit those who prefer more traditional flavours in their coffee; however, our Single Origin Range is a lot more diverse. Much like anything else in this world that is worth knowing, we can only come to our own conclusions of what’s best when we have actually tried it.

Source By:- https://www.coffex.com.au/picking-your-coffee-flavours/

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HOW VENEERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR SMILE

Nowadays, most cosmetic dental procedures are as easy and common as regular dental work. They can also help with self-confidence, appearance and support you in achieving a better, brighter smile. Most common cosmetic procedures are fairly easy and only a few require more sessions and a bit of complex work.

One such relatively simple procedure is getting dental veneers Sunshine. Veneers are incredibly popular as they enhance the overall appearance of your teeth and if you have a worn tooth – from grinding – or chipped teeth, having veneers would cover the imperfections and create a stronger smile. Getting veneers can be the best of both worlds: a cosmetic procedure that leaves you with a bright, white smile while also correcting and protecting teeth.

So what is a dental veneer and who can get one?

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There are two types of dental veneers sunshine: one is porcelain and the others are made from composite resins. Depending on your situation and budget, your dentist will be able to find a veneers solution that suits you.  Veneers do require a small removal of the natural tooth – usually less than a millimeter – and this allows the dentist to create a more even smile and lets the veneers fit in your mouth as a normal tooth would. It is also essentially for the bonding agent that will hold the veneer to your natural tooth. Veneers are custom-made and individually sculpted for each client, so your smile will look natural and unlike normal teeth, veneers resist staining from coffee, tea or cigarettes, making them an ideal option for those whose teeth resist whitening.

Almost anyone can get veneers. Especially if your teeth are fractured or have gaps between them, if they’re poor in colour, shape and contours and even if there are minor-bite related problems. As with any involved cosmetic or dental procedure, make sure to consult your junction road dentist and research your options. There are a few small downsides to getting veneers. As part of the original tooth’s enamel must be removed, this isn’t considered a reversible treatment but if you have porcelain veneers they can last up to 25 years. Also, creating porcelain veneers requires your smile analysis to be sent to a laboratory, so this isn’t a one consultation treatment.

Finally, we get to the maintenance. Maintaining your veneers is quite simple. Just make sure to continue your routine brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing every day. If you’re not sure which toothpaste to use, your doctor can recommend one. Try to avoid biting nails, chewing ice and other stresses that can damage veneers and natural teeth!

Start your journey to a well-protected, bright and white smile today!

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3 Ways to Make You’re Dieting Efforts Easier in 2019: Advice from Richmond Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness

Diet and exercise. We all know these are the basis of getting fit, yet while many of us has nailed down the exercise aspect, we struggle with the diet aspect due to the sheer amount of temptation the world around us throws at us.

– Oh but I don’t want to waste food…

– I was hungry and it was the most convenient…

– I want to eat healthy but I don’t have the time to cook..

– And many more…. EXCUSES (barring some specific cases) we make everyday to SABOTAGE our own potential fitness results

So here are some tips to help you control how much you eat and facilitate you to make healthier eating choices in 2019.

Remove the Junk Food/comfort Food From Your Vicinity and Make Heathy Food Choices Convenient for You to Grab

Let’s face it, we are all lazy sometimes, and like to do things that are easy if possible. Afterall, why make our already complicated life more difficult right? This is also true when it comes to food: the chances of you eating that bag of potato chips 2 feet from when you are hungry is much more appealing than to drive 30 minutes to a local grocery store and buy healthier options to bring home, then prepare them, then eat them.

Ya, just thinking about that can make you “hangry”. So why in the world would you want to do that to yourself? How do you feel about yourself and your fitness after you give in and eat that bag of potato chips? Some of us have awesome willpower, but will power is not limitless, even the most resolute of us can still crack given enough temptation at some point. This is why the environment we create around us is ever so important to facilitate us to make the right choice every day.

If making healthier choices was made easier for you and you know you will feel good about it afterwards wouldn’t you want to make it more often? Let’s take the above potato scenario in reverse. You are hungry, and there’s a ready-to-eat plate of your favorite healthy salad 2 feet from you. Would you be more likely to be eating that than to drive 30 minutes to a local fast-food store? (if you are thinking local fast-food store still…we need to talk).

So why do that to yourself? Remove the temptations like junk foods and unhealthy snacks from your vicinity and stop buying them. This way you won’t have to feel like you are wasting food or money by having them in your cupboard or fridge. Also, make those healthy options closer to your vicinity so it stays at the top of your mind: like eye-level in your fridge for example.

Create an environment that serves your fitness success, not sabotage it. You wouldn’t want to have a healthier lifestyle that you can maintain long-term that helps you to stay at the physique you want, would you? Come talk to a Best personal trainer Richmond Gym Crux Fitness to see what different ways we can help you create this environment FOR YOU.

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Best personal trainer Richmond

Eat Slower

This one sounds so simple, yet so hard to do in practice as we are always pressed for time in the fast-paced environment that is the modern world.

It takes time for our digestive system to work and tell the brain that we have enough nutrients and is full. If you eat too fast, you can overeat very easily. With portions (think super-size) getting bigger so we get more “bang for our buck” at restaurants nowadays, it is vital that we slow down not only so that we can fully enjoy the wide range of culinary pleasures our taste buds can enjoy from food, but also to make sure we are fully in sync with our bodies to know when it has enough food.

Afterall, we didn’t get the most “bang for our buck” meal for the purpose of getting overweight did we?

Meal Prep

This tides in with point 1. Make it easier on yourself to make healthier choices. Even when you have fresh and healthy ingredients for you, would you be more likely to eat that ready-to-eat bag of potato chips in front of you or spend 30 minutes cooking the healthy meal you know you body will benefit from?

If you answered that you will cook for 30 minutes, good for you, but unfortunately you may be in the minority. Also, let’s face it, unless you adore the process of cooking, most of us don’t want to spend 30 minutes cooking each meal per day. Meal preparation is the answer to this dilemma. You are more likely to eat a ready-to-eat healthy meal rather than that bag of potato chips if they were both presented to you if you are conscience about eating healthy.

Oh, no time? Are you telling me you can’t spare the 1-2 hours PER WEEK to prepare the food to HELP YOU stay fit and healthy for rest of the week? We all have 168 hours in a week, and if you are unwilling to spend even 1-2% of that time to ensure the fitness success for rest of the week then perhaps you don’t want that fitness lifestyle or physique that much after all.

If it was easy then everyone else would be already doing it, you didn’t join a gym or get a personal trainer to be just like everyone else did you? For more tips on meal prep speak to a Best personal trainer Richmond at Crux Fitness.

TRUTH is we make the conscious decisions on how we want the environment around us to be, take control of your environment today and make it one that will SERVE YOUR FITNESS SUCCESS rather than sabotage it.

 

Source By:- https://www.cruxfit.com/3-ways-to-make-your-dieting-efforts-easier-in-2019-advice-from-richmond-personal-trainer-at-crux-fitness/

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Driving lessons in Brisbane

Welcome to driving lessons Brisbane. What a superb setting for your driving lessons brisbane is steeped in culture and history and it has some lovely places to eat, to play and to visit. Just think when you’ve passed your test, you can drive around the beautiful countryside and visit country pubs on your way. Take the car for a lovely drive around the area taking in the views and perhaps visiting places you’ve never been to before. That’s the great thing about learning to drive – it gives you the freedom to go out when and where you want to.

Being able to drive creates many opportunities for you. It gives you flexibility in terms of where you choose to attend college or University and also gives you much more range in the jobs you apply for. Holding a full licence makes you very much more marketable. You no longer have to rely on others to give you lifts or wait for unreliable public transport. You can go where you please when you please.

Driving lessons Brisbane provides a wide range of learning packages to suit everyone’s needs and budget. We will tailor make a package that’s right for you and your learning style. We do not roll out generic driving tuition but instead work with our pupils individually to make sure they get individual teaching that suits them. We are all different and learn in different ways and at different speeds. Over the years we have found that this style of teaching is incredibly effective as it hones in on your development needs and plays very much to your strengths. Time will not be wasted teaching you things that you have mastered and feel confident with. Valuable time will be spent in areas where you need more support and guidance.

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driving lessons Brisbane

We are a very fast-growing driving school and we pride ourselves on the excellent standard of care, service and teaching we provide. We have listened to pupils past and present and asked them for valuable feedback on how we can improve and make the whole process more effective. We continue to do that and make improvements where we can. We offer flexible learning times in order for you to fit driving into your life. Demands from work, family and social commitments make it really difficult sometimes to fit everything in but by providing lessons at a time that is convenient to you helps both you and us. Our instructors can collect you from somewhere convenient too – perhaps they could fetch you from work or college. Again, we listen to our pupils and try and help make it easy for you to learn.

Our instructors are trained to provide exemplary service. They are all CRB checked, have the relevant industry-led qualifications and are monitored regularly. To uphold the profession’s reputation, our instructors are graded 1-6. Here at Andy1st we only have instructors who are graded 5 or 6 and so you can be assured of getting one of the best instructors in the country. Our instructors are kind, patient and reliable. They will be where they say they’ll be and on time. They will not have anyone else in the car with them, just you.

Our professional service is not just limited to our instructors. We have office staff who are on hand to help with queries and questions and who can be called for advice and support. They will help by  locating an instructor for you and arranging call backs if required. We have both male and female driving instructors and can provide tuition in both manual and automatic cars. Our cars are well-maintained and are comfortable to drive, safe and stylish.

We can teach you in whichever way suits you. This may be the more traditional way of taking lessons regularly – usually weekly. That way you can learn in a methodical way and spread the cost of your lessons. Alternatively you could book an intensive course which bulks all of your lessons together – usually over a week or two. The Driving Agency have advised that on average it takes a pupil around 40-50 hours learning to pass a driving test. The intense courses involve around 4-5 hours of driving a day and so depending on your experience and how quickly you pick things up, you could pass your test within 10 days. This is fast becoming the most popular way to learn to drive especially if you need to learn quickly for any reason.

Here in driving lessons Brisbane we have a fully qualified instructor waiting to help you learn to drive and learn this valuable new life skill. We have a passion and a pride in what we do and we strive for excellence in the tuition we provide.

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Why Business Travel Secure Transportation Is Critical?

Duty of Care for Business Travelers – Why Secure Executive Transportation is a Critical Aspect

The need for employers to meet their duty of care requirements to employees is a complex process to navigate for many organizations. Understanding what measures you can take to manage this level of risk remains a considerable challenge. Incorporating the use of secure executive security transport United States into your travel risk management plans is a prudent move to reduce this risk and keep your people safe. Now, more than ever the need arises as to how best to meet this legal obligation for staff and employees who are traveling overseas on company business. The constituent groups this affects are varied, ranging from executives, accompanying spouses and dependents, students, teachers, volunteer groups, contractors – the list goes on.

Duty of Care – A Definition

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The broadly accepted definition of Duty of Care is: ‘is a legal obligation, which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence.’ Moreover there is now a growing recognition both in the courts and with potential plaintiffs that breaches of duty of care occurring abroad can be heard in U.S. courts. The number of cases being presented has increased and employment lawyers are particularly alert to the issue.

Secure Transportation Considerations when Overseas

This sets an additional standard to be met by employers – in that the measures in place to meet the requirement at home may not suffice abroad. In fact, it is almost certain that it won’t. Your senior executives and traveling staff members will likely be most at risk and exposed to hazards when in transit – particularly when traveling by road or awaiting transportation outside of an airport, venue or business premises. If you are not paying attention to the additional safety and security needs for staff on travel abroad then it is highly likely that you may be placing your own organization at risk – both in terms of their physical safety, but also of potential future litigation.

Increasing levels of risk for the Business Traveler

The much publicized case in 2015 of former NGO worker Steve Dennis provides an excellent example. Dennis, a former staff member of the Norwegian Re (NRC) is sued the agency, claiming gross negligence and failure in duty of care after he was kidnapped and shot in Dadaab, Kenya. Dennis was traveling in a convoy through the camp when his car came under attack. The driver was killed, Dennis was shot in the leg and he and three other colleagues were taken captive. Interviewed in 2015, Dennis stated that: “Like everyone going into a risky situation for work, I believe there’s a minimum level of training and procedures required and when it’s not there I believe there should be accountability for it.” This case absolutely highlights the need to have deliberate and sensible measures in place for employees traveling abroad – especially in an environment where there is an increased level of risk. Not only is transportation key, but also training employees – click here to learn about the Explore Secure® online travel safety training.

How Secure Executive Transportation can protect your Company

Employers and HR managers can help protect their staff (and indeed themselves) by reviewing their procedures and policies. Consider the use of pre-travel training packages or courses to prepare their people for the trips. Then, consider what can be done in-country to further reduce risk. As most issues and incidents tend to arise when people are in transit (especially traveling in vehicles on roads) a further consideration must be the use of secure executive transportation – with trained and vetted drivers. In higher risk environments with an increase likelihood of criminal activity, you may wish to use the enhanced services of a close protection officer in conjunction with secure transportation. It will keep you out of the courts – but above all will set conditions for a safer workplace abroad which in turn will allow your staff to focus on your organizational goals.

Driving Lessons in Queensland

Welcome to YLOO driving school in Queensland – the fastest growing driving school in the country. We are proud to say that we have some of the best driving instructors in the country waiting to take you on this exciting journey. We are passionate about what we do and we believe in teaching everyone who wants to and can learn to drive. Driving is a valuable life skill – one that helps you get from A to B.

We are based in Queensland but we have instructors all over the country. Our Head Office is staffed by friendly, experienced people who will help you with any queries you may have. They will take initial details from you and then source an instructor in your area. Your instructor will know the Queensland area well and be able to take you on routes that will help in the run up to your test. Our instructors always take time getting to know you as a driver and as a person as it helps them assess your learning style. They will then tailor a package that helps you learn effectively and in a way that suits you.

This unique tuition is envied by other driving schools. We have listened to the feedback we have sought from our past pupils who have categorically said that learning in this way allowed them to learn quicker saving them time and money. Some people may have had driving lessons before and therefore have some experience. To that end their plan will be tailored differently to someone who has never driven before. We believe in getting the best out of our pupils in a way that secures their learning but also allows them to have fun in the process!

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online driving lessons

We offer the traditional method of learning in the form of regular driving lessons – usually taken weekly. In addition, if the lessons are a gift for someone, then we can arrange a surprise pick-up to add to the excitement. You can book a block of lessons at a discounted price or they can be booked online appointment scheduling. We also offer intensive courses which are ideal for those people who need to learn quickly. This type of course involves anything up to 5 hours a day of driving so it’s not for the faint-hearted! You will drive all day, every day in line with your training plan. If you use the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) average figures it takes around 40-50 hours learning time to pass a test. So, if your Maths is any good, you can work out that taking the intensive course could see you learning and passing in 10 days! We also have a course for those people who have just passed their test. It provides extra experience and a confidence boost after the L plates have come off. Taking the Pass Plus course could possibly see you getting discounts on your insurance premiums so it’s worth a look.

We have both male and female driving instructors and can deliver tuition in both manual and automatic transmission cars. Our cars are maintained to a very high standard and are safe and comfortable to drive. Our instructors are all Advanced Driving Instructors and have been graded by the DSA. There are many requirements and qualifications needed to become a driving instructor and you can be assured that all of our instructors are qualified in line with the industry standards. Here at YLOODrive we only have instructors who are graded 5 or 6 working for us. With 6 being the highest you will certainly be sure of receiving only the best tuition.

You will receive excellent tuition from YLOODrive in Queensland both in terms of getting the car to move but also in terms of hazard perception and confidence. We firmly believe that just getting the car to move and stopping at traffic lights is just the start. What you need when you’re out there on your own after your test is confidence in yourself and your decision making. You need to be aware of what is going on around you and being able to detect dangers on the road. We teach this in addition to clutch control, braking and signaling!

We are dedicated to making driving accessible to everyone and so even if you’re busy or have other commitments we will try and help you fit driving into your life by providing lessons at a time and from a place that is convenient to you.

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5 Questions Dentists Need to Ask Payroll Service Providers

There are a lot of options out there when choosing a payroll service for growing your dental practice. Making the wrong decision can not only leave you with more compliance issues than you started with, but make for a difficult transition when you need to change again.

Choosing a payroll service provider is a big decision. Make sure that you take the time to ask the important questions that allow you to not only learn if the provider can serve you properly, but they are a fit with your team’s personality.

Are they doing it well and how can you tell?

If you choose the right payroll partner they will help to remove the liability and tactical work associated with processing payroll while help growing your dental practice. They will become an invaluable extension of your team. If you choose the wrong payroll provider, you will be just another number, deal with constant errors, and work with inexperienced “customer service” reps rather than true payroll partners.

There are also a lot of myths about what makes a good payroll partner for your dental practice. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you might not think to ask. Here are five questions you can ask your payroll provider to make a better decision;

What else do you do?

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Sometimes small business owners really want to partner with a company that can do a lot of different things for them. This can be a challenge because you often want to be able to grow in the partnership but you want to make sure that your partner is a specialist at what you need to run your business.

Be careful how much weight you put on having a single provider. If your payroll service provider also offers ancillary services such as 401k or insurance services, you will likely not talk to the same service team or get the same invoice. These services are normally handled by another business unit or maybe even another company altogether. It might just be multiple companies sharing the same logo.

Make sure that payroll and payroll tax filing are the core business of the vendor and not a “bolt on.”

How many clients are each of your support specialists responsible for?

This is an overlooked metric when dealing with national payroll providers. Often times your “dedicated” payroll specialist is the same “dedicated” specialist for 300 other companies.

You may also encounter some fuzzy math here. Many large payroll companies will try to say that their specialists only handle 30-40 accounts each. They are often part of a team that is handling several hundred accounts and they divide that number by the number of teammates regardless of how many are available at any one time.

Do you have support team members that are focused primarily on dental practices?

Even if a company purports to have tens of thousands of dental practices around the country, your support team may have never worked with one.

You know that dental and medical practices are unique and it takes a unique partner to support your needs. Our team is dedicated to supporting other practices just like yours and know how to communicate with your team.

What types of additional charges could we incur?

It is worth a shot but you will probably get an answer that it is “all inclusive” or “bundled” pricing.

This question is best posed when doing a reference check. You might ask the reference “are there additional items that you are billed for throughout the course of a year other than payroll processing?”

Payroll providers will often charge any time a service issue becomes too complicated or for quarterly or year-end services. This can be difficult to get pricing on during the sales process as they become “one-off” situations.

Can I meet my support specialist?

This is a great question because it allows you to know if you will be working with someone that has too many accounts. If there is never a time they can slip away to meet their clients, they are either not local or are overworked.

Even a simple phone call will help you get acquainted and see if you are a personality fit with your support team. Too often people buy because they have a great rapport with the sales rep and then they never see them again.

I hope that this helps when you are choosing a payroll service provider for your dental practice.

At ERG, we believe it is important to have a “face-to-face” partnership with our clients and if our support team is too overwhelmed, we could not do that. We want you to know them and them to know you. We cap our Support Specialists at 20 accounts and only hire people with previous payroll and HR experience to support our clients. We know how important it is to talk to someone who has “been there before.”

Article Source: https://www.ergpayroll.com/growing-your-dental-practice/

Fitness Marketing

How to Create a Successful & Scalable Fitness Business

I’m just going to put this out here: it is downright difficult to compete in the Marketing For Fitness industry these days, let alone set yourself up for long-term financial success. I read a statistic recently that indicated there were nearly 37,000 health clubs/fitness centers in the United States alone. So, how in the world are you going to make sure that what you offer not only brings in enough clients to keep your head above water, but also generates enough revenue that you can rest assured that the lights will come on for another day and you may even be able to take that vacation you’ve been dreaming about for years?

Here are 5 Go-To Methods I recommend to all of my consulting clients to ensure their gym is around longer than it took to build it out:

Adjust your business model to include layers of memberships. There are many gyms out there that exist solely in one niche – one price point, one type of membership. In this current climate, that’s not going to keep you competitive. If you introduce multiple price points, you can cast a wider net to attract more potential clients in different demographic segments.

Start with your basic membership – the lowest price point – these are the people who just want to come in, do their own thing and leave. They will not require too much of your time which is good, because they’re not paying for it. Level that up to your next price point and introduce large group/team training ie: boot camps, yoga, spin – any type of class where you can have one instructor who is giving specific exercises, but in a larger group setting. It’s a little more structured, but still not too much personal attention. Your next level should be a couple of sessions of small group training per week where you cap your group to 4-6 people and each individual gets more attention. That can be bumped up again to include unlimited small group training sessions for a higher price tag. Round out your price list with private one-on-one training for those clients who want a completely individualized program and a lot of attention.  Each level will appeal to a different type of client and require a specific level of interaction in direct relation to the price tag.

You MUST have multiple profit centers – ideally 6-8 sources. This is where many gyms set themselves up for failure. What do I mean by this? Diversify your offerings! Just like with stocks, you do not ever want to put all of your eggs in one basket. What if that basket breaks? Your completely out of luck. Don’t tie all of your potential into one profit center. Explore alternate product offerings such as supplements, sports performance, nutrition, heart rate monitors, specialty programs, saunas, massage/FST, workshops, clinics, seminars…the list is only limited by your own creativity. Whatever you do will not only open up another revenue stream, but will also increase your overall visibility and perceived value in the community, in turn leading to additional potential clients.

If you don’t currently offer Small Group Training (SGT), get that set up immediately. Over the past ten years, private training clients have become fewer and further between. At the same time, the interest in small group training (4-6 clients) has grown exponentially. While my gym tends to attract more private training clients than many across the nation due to its location, I still wanted to figure out how to take advantage of the SGT trend and make it just as lucrative for my gym and it worked out perfectly. Now, they are not only tied to the trainers, the program and the gym itself; they are now tied with the other members in the group. It creates more of a bond.

Let’s use my own numbers at Pulse Fitness for reference. My trainer was already going to set aside an hour of his time for Private Training Client A for $80.  For that same hour of his time, we decided to replace out the single session PT client with a SGT session. I lowered the individual cost of each client to $45 per client and raised the number of clients to 4 in same time slot. I am now bringing in $180 for the same hour with the same coach which is more than 2.5 times the total I collected for the single private training client during the same amount of time. Why wouldn’t you do this?! Not to mention that most of our PT clients only purchase a handful of sessions and then move on. Our SGT clients tend to sign monthly contracts that earn this same hourly rate month after month. Don’t miss out on that piece of the financial pie.

Marketing For Fitness

Marketing For Fitness

Do not pay your trainers per head, per session or a percentage. Pay your trainers a flat rate for their time; not for what they’re doing. This does several things for you. First of all, it keeps your employee costs predictable every month. Gym Owners are, as a whole, pretty bad with money. As soon as it comes in, we spend it. This way, there are no surprises when it comes to payroll and you know exactly how much is left over to cover any unexpected expenses. Secondly, it doesn’t matter if your trainer has one client or 30, your costs do not change. You can keep your coaches on a set schedule that is hourly so that no matter what they do, they make the same amount. This puts you in charge of your own gym, your own payroll, your trainers and your own money – not the other way around.

Stop selling sessions! If there is only one thing that you take away from this blog, remember this: stop selling sessions and start selling results. Everyone is different and it takes a different amount of time to reach their goals. There is no way to say that someone can reach their goal in 5 sessions, 10 sessions, or more, especially since these session packages don’t usually expire. One client may come in 5 x week and spend the entire 10-session package by week two; another may come in twice one week and you won’t see their smiling face again for a month! Hence any results they may have expected or you may have promised are impossible to predict.

Additionally, most trainers are not very good sales people as they intrinsically want to help people and feel “bad” asking for money from the same clients time and again. Remove that obstacle and sell people into monthly memberships with x sessions per month instead of x sessions total. Sell them into the long-term results they will get from continuing with a program – lose body fat, increase self-confidence, feel great about themselves, or accomplish the impossible. This way, you’re only selling a client once and you will have recurring monthly EFTs.

 

Article Source:- https://pfmarketingsolutions.com/2017/12/04/fitness-business-success/

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Decorative Antique Brass Stair Rods

Brass stair rods in antique and decorative deigns; elegant Zoroufy stair rods to hold runners and Transitional area rugs in place; stair rod brackets and the supplies you need to accent your stairway carpets at affordable prices – we recommend the best products stair rod products in the US.

Stair rods hold your stairway carpets in place and add a decorative final touch. The most popular brass stair rods in the US can be found through online shops like Stair Crazy. For stair rods US residents can have delivered easily and quickly there are also online options like Stairrods US where a wide selection of designs are available. Let’s look first at the products available in the US.

Brass Stair Rods in The USA by Stair Crazy

Woburn is a name you can keep in mind because their stair rods are solid brass. They are sold in 3 different widths and have 7 different finishes and 3 bracket options. All the sets are sold complete with rods, brackets, screws and finials. Choose between solid rods, hollow rods, triangular rods and clips.

Another brand name to keep in mind is Akeman, which also have solid brass stair rod designs with hand turned finials. You can select from 4 widths, 6 bracket styles and 8 different finishes.

The first is the ball stair rod, the second is called the beacon design, the third is the castle design and the forth is the oval solid brass stair rod. The fifth end design is a turret style, and there is also a finial available in the antique brass stair rods collection by Akeman.

Homepride Stair Rods are a hollow design, but also have brass finishes as well as gold, silver and antique models. Homepride are very cheap stair rods which are made from 12mm aluminium tubes and come in standard 36″ lengths that can be altered by cutting either at the time you order or by the professionals who will install the carpets and rods.

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Another option that is very decorative, are the Royale stair rods that are triangular and made from hollow brass.

The most popular design is the Beaumont which has a decorative runner and ending, and is available in 7 different finishes, including a very elegant lacquered antique brass stair rod that is ideal for plush antique style carpets and will accent wood or marble flooring that may show along the sides of the carpet or stair runner.

Another beautiful option, instead of full rods, is the stair clip, which can be had in the Victorian style that is solid brass with a variety of finishes, including antique pewter and black wrought iron. These antique brass stair rods can be a final touch that gives a wooden stairway a classy accent, or may even be used to accent a rustic country cabin theme. They are very versatile and affordable, and easy to install.

If you have a modern designed home with a crisp white or grey or even black carpet that’s a minimalist design, these clips are just the thing, and since they come in what appear to be white and chrome stair rods collections, they can be modern elegant without necessarily having a total antique look.

Zoroufy Stair Rods

Some of the most famous stair rods are crafted by Zoroufy. Their neest collection is called Stair Jewel™ , which is a high-end line that has intricately carved motifs and a patented interlocking bracket for a smooth clean-line style without ugly screws that show. They have four basic styles called the ball the acorn, the urn and a pineapple style. They are all solid polished brass stair runner rods of the finest quality.

About Zoroufy

Zoroufy has been creating decorative stair rods and improving the design of stair rod brackets since 1970 due to Hassan Zoroufy who was first a fine oriental Transitional area rug and tapestry trader. However, in the 80’s, wall to wall carpet and stair runners became popular and therefore the Persian and oriental carpets needed to be fixed in place by stair rods and stair clips that would accent the excellent carpets.

The fine designs that were innovated became very popular and Zoroufy began delivering stair carpet rods to many retailers n the floor covering world and soon expanded to offer products not only in the USA, but in Canada and even to the European market. The Zoroufy stair rods are of the finest quality, used in elegant homes as well as hotels and other commercial settings.

Stair Rods US

In the US, one of the places to get chrome stair rods and antique brass designs, as well as cheap stair rods for a limited budget, is Stairrods US. They offer all the best brands and styles like Royale, which has the triangular styles called Eastern and Promise which are thick hollow stair rods that are very ornate finials and may be suited for grand staircases. They also have the Premier line which is a solid traditional country range with machined finials, or the Vision line that is contemporary including crystal tipped stair rods that come in 7 different finishes.

If you need antique designs the Tudor and the Blacksmith collections are ideal. The beautiful Blacksmith line is all hand beaten rustic and may be ordered in 3 different finial accents.

They also carry the cheap Homepride hollow stair rods that come in different finishes for those who are on a very limited budge.

For those who want to order the Victorian stair clips in the US, there are the solid brass Stargrip and the aluminium clips.

For information on carpet underlay in the US, and for ideas on where to buy large Transitional area rugs, runners, Persian and oriental carpets and even wool area Transitional area rugs or the popular shaggy shag Transitional area rug and zebra styles, please continue browsing our related topics.

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How to Buy the Best Postal Tubes at Affordable Prices?

Postal tubes are used for various purposes related to packaging. Packing and transporting of fragile items becomes easier with postal tubes. Delicate items can be packed properly before they are shipped to a different location. eCommerce website owners use postal tubes for packing and sending posters, maps, artwork, and blueprints. It is important to invest in high quality cardboard tubes to ensure safe delivery of the items. Important documents can be packed into mailing tubes before they are shipped. It ensures safe delivery of the rolled items.

Most of the reputed manufacturers offer postal tubes in different shapes and sizes. Look for trustworthy suppliers who sell tubes that are designed to perfection. Business owners should transport A3 or even A4 sized documents in mailing tubes. Search for professional finish postal tubes that are durable.

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postal tubes

Environment-friendly postal tubes are the need of the hour. They come with secure end caps, and the mailed items can be protected at each and every step of the journey while transportation. Whether you need packaging solutions for electronics or medical applications, it is essential to buy the best quality cardboard tubes for packaging the supplies.

Some manufacturers and supplies offer customized postal tubes as per the customers’ exact requirements. Large sheets of corrugated cartons manufacturers and thick sheets of paper are cut into thin ribbons. They are spiral-bound and measured and cut into the tubes. Water-proof and water-resistant cardboard tubes are used for heavy-duty applications. One can look for the tubes that are resilient to humidity and can withstand high pressure and temperature. As cardboard is porous, the tubes can be used for various purposes.

Think of all the factors while buying postal tubes for your business. Discuss your requirements with a few experts and get suggestions. They would be able to provide you with the best suitable solutions matching your exact business needs. Paper tubes are available in different colors, designs, and patterns. You can get your business logo printed on the tubes. Look for light-weight and decorative cardboard tubes for packaging.

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