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How to be a winner like Rocky Balboa?

How to be a winner like Rocky Balboa?

Earlier this week, I wrote an article for IHRSA called, “Is there a 'secret sauce' for gyms?".

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Top 10 Worst Holiday Promotions for Gyms

Top 10 Worst Holiday Promotions for Gyms

If you loved Top 10 Signs We’d like to See in Gyms (an…

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What can we learn from NASA?

What can we learn from NASA?

As we watched the Space Shuttle Discovery fly by our Motionsoft 5th floor office, almost at eye leve…

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How do I know you care?

How do I know you care?

Why is it that we get hammered with emails we don't care about all day long and yet nothing from our…

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How to judge a book by its cover…

How to judge a book by its cover…

Here is what I find fascinating. A personal size pizza (4 slices) is only about 600 calories.

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Workout 2.0: Mobile Technology Can Boost Membership, Satisfaction and Loyalty

Workout 2.0: Mobile Technology Can Boost Membership, Satisfaction and Loyalty

There are plenty of ways for you to incorporate mobile technology into your facility to increase cus…

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What the NFL has in common with climate change

What the NFL has in common with climate change

The best marketing guys are the ones who can take data and turn it into dollars.

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How to tell what kind of owner you are talking to?

How to tell what kind of owner you are talking to?

How do you know you are talking to a gym owner? Here is a handy guide that should help you navigate …

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Ideas Keep the World Spinning, Execution Keeps it From Stopping

Ideas Keep the World Spinning, Execution Keeps it From Stopping

People are infatuated by ideas, but the real heroes are the people who execute them.

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What changing software is really like

What changing software is really like

Have you ever NOT made a decision because it was too hard? Well that’s hope dying ad Andy Dufresne…

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What other industries can learn from US!

July 30, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

What other industries can learn from US!

Membership has its benefits…I’ve written a lot about what we can learn from other industries (fast food, airlines, etc.) and there is a lot to learn by watching some of the best companies and applying their practices to running a gym. BUT (there is always a BUT), there are a lot of things that other industries can learn from us…

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Motionsoft Clients in the News: Vida

July 27, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

Motionsoft Clients in the News: Vida

Check out this Washington Post article featuring a local client, Vida Fitness, right here in Washington DC! As David von Storch readies to open his latest grand venture at 1612 U St., NW right in the heart of DC’s gentrifying urban core WaPo documents how he got there and what his vision for the ultimate fitness facility are.

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Phishing Alert from NACHA

July 26, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

Phishing Alert from NACHA

NACHA is posting this alert to all customers, warning them to be on alert for fraudulent emails. Here is the complete alert along with an example of what a fraudulent email looks like: http://nacha.org/news/newsDetail.cfm/RecentBusinessNewsID/178

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The Price Is Right

July 23, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

The Price Is Right

I read a very interesting article a few weeks ago about a guy who got on the Price is Right and guessed the exact price of the Showcase…$23,743! That meant he won both showcases…a karaoke machine, jukebox, pool table, a seventeen foot camper, trips to Chicago, Alberta, Edinburgh, and Cape Town. This got me to […]

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Obesity measure misleading for heart patients


Hossein Noshirvani

Obesity measure misleading for heart patients

Found this great, informative article in the Edmonton Journal: “A new University of Alberta study of heart failure patients casts doubt on a common obesity test, suggesting instead that muscle mass may be a better indicator of such patients’ potential lifespan.” (Sorry, this link is no longer valid.)

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The Power of -ISH

July 16, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

The Power of -ISH

I contend that the rules of life cease to exist the minute you check in at the front desk of a gym. Pass your keytag through the magic of the red light, hear a beep, and the rules that govern our daily lives come to an abrupt stop! There are lots of examples of this, […]

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Ultimate Gym and Fitness Liquidation Auction in PA

July 10, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

Ultimate Gym and Fitness Liquidation Auction in PA

Ultimate Gym and Fitness in New Freedom, PA is closed and sold. The owner of Ultimate Gym and Fitness is closing to pursue new business opportunities and will make a complete liquidation of its entire cardio, strength and fitness facility by internet only auction. Check it out here.

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The Takeaway of the Lebron James Saga for Gyms

July 9, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

The Takeaway of the Lebron James Saga for Gyms

After the most bizarre, reality-show type week I have ever experienced as an NBA fan, I couldn’t let this whole thing pass without sharing my own thoughts about what I think we can learn from Lebron James’ decision to go to Miami.

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Who cares about your members’ health? They do.

July 2, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

Who cares about your members’ health? They do.

Movin’ on up… Motionsoft has been providing club management software and billing solutions to commercial gyms, hospital wellness centers, corporate run facilities and college and university rec centers for nearly 30 years. And in the last 5 years we have seen the most growth in our hospital market. We are proud to call the Mayo […]

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And now for something completely different…

July 1, 2010
Hossein Noshirvani

And now for something completely different…

And now for something completely different…and I mean different: Check out this article called “Lusting for Fat: Gainers Come Out of the Closet” about people who are trying to gain wait. These people are called “gainers” and a growing movement is helping them gain more acceptance. Is this a good trend? Read for yourself.

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