Blair's Daily Messages

Daily video messages from Blair.

July 9, 2020
Health Club Data Supports Reopening

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. We've been talking about our member experience manual. We got a few requests for it yesterday which is great. We'll be sending those out. Today, little different tact. Normally these videos are all about member experience and that but this one is more about reopening and a message. […]

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July 6, 2020
Volunteer Commitments

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there! Blair here with MXM. Still taking you through our Member Experience Manual. Right now we are focused on our Nine Freedoms and Obligations. This is all about empowering front lines to deliver a very memorable member experience. Number 1 and 9, think of those as the ends of the field. Number […]

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July 3, 2020
Have Fun and Be Excellent

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Hi, Blair here with MXM, been rolling through our Member Experience Manual and how to create great front lines for delivering a phenomenal member experience. Going through our nine freedoms and obligations, we are on number 6. Quickly, so far they are: You are free to do whatever you think you need you […]

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June 30, 2020
Help and Be Helped

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. We've been talking about how to improve the Member Experience, and oh, by the way, that will help improve your Net Promoter Score but focus on the Member Experience. The inputs of that are the innovations and incremental improvements that you do to all of your policies, processes, […]

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June 29, 2020
Freedom to Challenge Process, Policy or System

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and I've been going through our Member Experience Manual. The reason I'm doing this comes from an article from about a month ago. Question was "what can you do to raise your Net Promoter Score?". I think you can focus on the experience and let the score kind […]

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June 26, 2020
The Power of YES!!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I've been talking about our Member Experience Manual and the education that we do around it and the whole point of all that education and teaching what I've called is the Core Logic of the organization, Vision, Mission, Values. Now we're going to start talking about Freedoms and […]

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June 24, 2020
The 5th Edition

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): HI, Blair here with MXM. Talking about some best practices around member experience. It's funny, all this starts from an article from probably a month ago when this writer I was helping answer some questions and the question that she asked was, "How can somebody improve their net promoter score?" I did a […]

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June 22, 2020
M&M Cards

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Blair here with MXM and I want to try and give you some easy and inexpensive ideas for improving the member experience and soon, I'll introduce you to our Member Experience Manual. This here is a card from our Club with our Logo on it that is blank on the inside. We teach […]

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June 18, 2020
Impact ROI with MXM

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I was on a call with a customer yesterday, we've had this customer for a long time. They run a very good member experience management program, they use the information daily, they get it out to the front lines. Their net promotor scores have been climbing steadily. They […]

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June 17, 2020
Best & Next Practices

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there, Blair here with MXM. I want to talk about Best Practices and Next Practices. During this shutdown, there has been phenomenal, light speed learning across our industry and a lot of that has come from these clubs that use the Shutdown Feedback System and gotten insights. In those 150K+ insights which […]

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June 16, 2020
If you are not....you should!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I want to talk to you a little bit about the free Reopen Feedback System and it's highest and best use. What we've done is we've set up sampling on that to get a lot of responses right away so that when you go into that incredibly real […]

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June 15, 2020
Phase 1.5 (What?)

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. It's Monday, we're going into phase 1.5 which means right now that we can train people outdoors, 5 people to 1 trainer. I'm going to give you a quick example of constantly taking in member feedback and utilizing it to improve your position in the marketplace. Utilizing it […]

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June 12, 2020
1,266 Days!!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! Blair here with MXM and by the way, today is my 1,266th consecutive day of exercise without missing a single day! It’s certainly, in the last 3 months, been in one of our two gyms. We’ve been talking about VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). We are a couple weeks away from opening […]

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June 11, 2020
Canaries in the Mine Shaft

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM, we've been talking for a while about VUCA, volatility, uncertainty complexity and ambiguity. Volatility, "the how fast things are changing", that's a lot of dynamics happening and those dynamics interact in different ways and that's the complexity. Two dynamics right now are social unrest and the pandemic and […]

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June 10, 2020
Real Customer Example

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and we’ve been talking about VUCA, Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, I’m going to give you a real example here. One of our customers that was using the Shutdown Feedback System, took the main themes and made lots of changes around those themes. They were closed just a […]

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June 9, 2020
Two Strategies for Dealing with VUCA

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and we’ve been talking about VUCA, Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity and how that exists right now in our market…it’s always existed in our marketplace, it’s just that it is greatly magnified right now. I was doing a presentation, providing a lot of information from the Shutdown Feedback […]

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June 8, 2020
A More Agile Approach to Business

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I started talking about this concept of VUCA, Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity…I want to stay on that topic a bit because we are facing it in a number of different ways. It’s really an army term for when they had to adjust how they looked at the […]

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June 5, 2020
If You Want To Sing, Sing!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM! I’ve started to reintroduce this concept of V.U.C.A. I’m going to really lean on this for a while, because Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity have always been there in our business but they are there now, much stronger than ever before with what’s happening coming out of this […]

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June 4, 2020
V.U.C.A

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I’m wearing my Worx of Wenatchee Valley sweatshirt.  You might notice a similarity between the Worx logo and the MXM logo. That’s because they share so many of the same ideas about vision, values, and customer experience. In fact, so much of what we do at MXM is informed […]

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June 3, 2020
Strong Beliefs Formed MXM

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Blair here with MXM and in the last few days I have been in on a couple meetings and interviews about the origins of MXM. I hadn’t really thought it was that important until I was talking about it in a meeting with a colleague. I realized that MXM was born from certain […]

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June 2, 2020
Innovate on 'Codes of Conduct'

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM, back a little bit on customer experience and some tools for you to use to help build a more member-centric culture. With the new rules, as I call them, the new rules of member conduct and the need for our teams to make sure that conduct is taking […]

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May 29, 2020
Social Proprioception

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. We did a lot with our staff to make them really aware of how they are perceived out on the workout floor, especially starting with trainers in a way to increase our trainers engagement with others, other than their own clients. All of this falls under the heading […]

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May 27, 2020
Permanent Imprint

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Blair here with MXM. We talked a lot about best practices and also next practices. You know, best practices have quickly become widely adopted, well perhaps not so quickly, but I’ll say this…during this lockdown, best practices have become widely adopted and rapidly adopted. Before, if you think back to just even last […]

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May 26, 2020
Responding to Member Feedback

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Blair here with MXM. I got asked, when you are running an operational member experience management program, should you respond just to your detractors or to everyone? It depends on your organization, the best practice is to respond to everybody and we have a lot of recommendations on how to set that up […]

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May 22, 2020
Position Descriptions - Housekeeping

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Hi, Blair here with MXM talking about ways to improve customer experience, member experience, drive number loyalty, improved Net Promoter Score, (great top-line metric) and I now want to talk about position descriptions. I think reshaping every position description in your company is a great way for your front lines to have purpose […]

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May 21, 2020
3 Ways to Create Change

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. We are all thinking about ways to improve the member experience so that we can improve member loyalty and have a higher return on investment. NPS is a leading indicator of that, that’s not how you manage the member experience, there are a lot of other things that […]

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May 20, 2020
Inputs of Increasing Member Loyalty

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Hi there. Blair here with MXM. Yesterday on a call, we were talking about “what are the inputs of member loyalty”, or “increasing member loyalty”. This comes off the back of the conversation about influencing NPS. I have made the argument that the inputs are the number of changes you make. So, big […]

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May 19, 2020
Predictably Irrational

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Blair here with MXM. I was in a conversation yesterday talking about a concept that Dan Ariely talks about in his book, “Predictably Irrational” regarding the difference between a social contract and a market contract. A purely market contract is pretty transactional, I’ll pay you this if you do that. And it’s a […]

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May 18, 2020
Three Ways to Impact Your NPS

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there, Blair here with MXM. Somebody asked me if I do these videos at the same time every day. The answer is yes, I do them right after my workout. I came in at 4:45 this morning and just finished up, it gives me time to think. Last week I started talking […]

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May 15, 2020
Reopening Has Begun!!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Blair here with MXM. We have some of our customers coming back on and our philosophy here around sampling and understanding the customer experience, is Day One, Member One. Right now, start inviting them to provide feedback and make sure that feedback is coming into a voice of customer system that can give […]

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May 14, 2020
Day One, Customer One

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey, Blair here with MXM, I was on the phone last few days with one of our larger customers and they are preparing to open some of their clubs and I was impressed with the velocity with which they wanted to make sure from day one, first customer in the door… "I want […]

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May 13, 2020
Demystifying the Member Experience

(VIDEO TRANSLATION): Hi there. This is Blair with MXM. Last video I was talking about how leaders need to have a strong customer experience vision and be able to articulate that to the whole organization and then be able to manage it throughout the entire organization. Doesn’t matter if you have 1,000 gyms or just […]

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May 12, 2020
Be The Customer Experience Benchmark

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM, last video I was talking about influencing NPS and I made the point that you are better off not thinking about influencing NPS, you are better off thinking about your member experience which increases member loyalty which brings a return on investment. While you are increasing that experience, […]

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May 11, 2020
Three Ways To Improve Experience

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair McHaney here with MXM and over the weekend I was given a set of questions for an "e-interview" on NPS – Net Promoter System – as some would refer to it, and one of the questions was "what are the top things that an organization or company can do to influence […]

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May 8, 2020
Are Your Policies For Your Members?

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. One of the fears that most club owners have, even those that have reopened because they’ve only been open for a couple weeks, is "how many of my members are going to come back?" "How many new members am I going to get that are going to trust […]

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May 6, 2020
Restart Feedback System

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! Blair here with MXM. When you are trying to operationalize your member experience and when I say that I mean, understand your member experience on a day to day basis and be able to take immediate one-on-one action with that customer, use that information in team meetings so that teams can be […]

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May 5, 2020
Spend On Building Trust!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi Blair here with MXM in our Wenatchee location this morning. Just finished my weight workout. 1,228 consecutive days of working out or exercise with the most minimal being 30-45 minute recovery ride on a Sunday! Anyway, the best I think that clubs could be doing right now while you are shut down... […]

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May 4, 2020
35% Of Club Members Are Saying...

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. We have just over 115,000 pieces of feedback from almost 600 clubs now using our free shutdown survey system or member feedback system I should say. A couple of interesting data points: About 68% of respondents are extremely likely (9's & 10's) to come back in and continue […]

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May 1, 2020
Understand Why Your Member Hired You

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi Blair here with MXM. Yesterday I started to talk about the Jobs To Be Done Theory and that you are getting somewhere when you can name competitors to the Job To Be Done that are not the usual suspects like another gym or another class or something like that. So when we […]

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April 30, 2020
'Jobs To Be Done' Aficionado

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here from MXM. Over 100,000 pieces of feedback have come in from the Shutdown Survey. Again, that window is still open, it’s free to anyone in the fitness industry. Think beyond the survey, think about the system and the analytics around the data and the ability to drill in and find […]

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April 29, 2020
Two Ideas From Top Club Operators

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I’m going to share two ideas with you that came from very good friends and colleagues of mine in the last few days. One from Scott Gillespie in Saco, Maine. He’s been doing his shutdown survey and getting some great information, great data. He shot about a 2-3 […]

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April 28, 2020
Light Speed Learning

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. Today we should cross 100,000 responses on our shutdown survey. Common metrics that allow clubs to compare against each other (you can’t see them and they can’t see you) but you can see where you are in a broader world for member experience while members are sitting at […]

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April 27, 2020
Your Customer Voice is Powerful!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey, Blair here with MXM. As of last night, we have over 90,000 pieces of feedback in our Shutdown Survey system. I wish I never used the “survey” because people think of it as the questions that you ask and it’s so much more than that. It’s knowing what should be asked based […]

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April 24, 2020
No Hugs, No Handshakes, No Smiles

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey there. Blair here with MXM and this morning, I finished my workout and decided to retrace some steps. I’m at our Wenatchee location and just thinking about, uh, in regular operations what the member feels like walking in these doors that are right over here behind the camera and reading a lot […]

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March 30, 2020
Reset of the Fitness Industry

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there. Blair McHaney here, CEO of MXM, trying to make sure that a lot of you around the country are getting more Myzone effort points than I am. Last night was announced that the efforts that were put in place 15 days ago, will stay through at least April 30th. Here is […]

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March 28, 2020
FREE Survey For The Industry

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and uh, we’ll be launching our free to the industry Shutdown Survey here next week. We’ve been running that for the last two days in our own clubs and already, after actually literately the first night, the actions that came out of that are pretty amazing just from, […]

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March 27, 2020
Let's Support IHRSA!!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi everybody, Blair here, CEO of MXM and just finished up today’s workout in the basement gym and I gotta show you what's been hanging in our basement gym for a few decades here now. IHRSA’s campaign with Arnold. It has me thinking about IHRSA next year in Vegas and how to make […]

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March 26, 2020
Shutdown Survey

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there. Blair here, CEO of MXM and today, I just finished my 1,188 consecutive day of exercise, all alone in our Wenatchee location early in the morning. We’re gonna be talking to you about the Shutdown Survey that we are providing to the industry. We launched it with our clubs this week […]

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March 25, 2020
Journey Mapping Post COVID-19

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here, CEO of MXM and I am actually at one of our two locations IN Wenatchee, Worx of Wenatchee Valley. In the last video, I talked about themes we were seeing and thousands of pieces of feedback around COVID-19 and this shutdown. I also mentioned about optimizing. There is an exercise […]

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March 24, 2020
Top Member Feedback Themes

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and one of the things that we’re seeing in the tens of thousands of pieces of feedback that we’re looking at since this COVID-19 issue started, is four main themes. First is, how much the member believes that you are following expert practices for cleaning and sanitizing. How […]

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March 23, 2020
MXM Idea Lab

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there! Blair here, CEO of MXM, I’m in our Wenatchee location all by myself this morning. Monday the 23rdand this would be the day that we would be coming back from IHRSA, we are definitely looking forward to IHRSA next year. We should be telling you about all of our great new […]

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March 20, 2020
Let's Survive COVID-19

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! Blair McHaney here, CEO of MXM and I’m in our East Wenatchee location, the other videos were from our Wenatchee location. Our clubs are called Worx of Wenatchee Valley. We are shut down just like you. So as MXM we’re your partner in this and we understand it, you call us and […]

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March 19, 2020
MXM Is Here To Help

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! Blair here, CEO of MXM, this is the third day of our shutdown and I’m back in our Wenatchee Worx location. A few things that I want to tell you: We’re coming out with some free services to anyone in the fitness industry, a source for ideas and innovations and what other […]

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March 18, 2020
Social Proximating

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION:) Hi everybody! Blair McHaney here, CEO of MXM over here in Wenatchee Washington. I’m currently in one of our two locations, you hear us talk about them all the time as sort of our "labs" and where we test a lot of our member experience management processes and operations. I just finished my […]

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March 31, 2020
Don't Be Afraid

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there, Blair here, CEO of MXM and for the last few days, you’ve been hearing me talk about our free Shutdown Survey, available to anybody in the industry and I’ll keep emphasizing that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Here in Wenatchee Valley for our two locations, I’ve personally read […]

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April 1, 2020
Webinar on Friday!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there, Blair McHaney here, CEO of MXM and I’m here at one of our empty locations and I want to talk to you about this free Shutdown Survey that we’ve been talking about. From our clubs, the amount of information that we’re getting from our members as they sit at home and […]

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April 23, 2020
Journey Mapping (Don't Just Use A Whiteboard)

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I hear a lot of people talking about doing their member journey maps. I am so glad to hear that. Everybody should be doing member journey maps. And by the way, right now we’re talking about that through physical space but there is also the digital journey and […]

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April 22, 2020
Strategy #5: Best in Class? How Will They Know?

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. This is the fifth of this five part series on the key strategic directions that every gym should be taking when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing coming out of this. More than 50,000 responses right now. We’ll have more than 800 clubs on on the free shutdown […]

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April 21, 2020
Strategy #4: Get That Hand Sanitizer Everywhere!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there. Blair here with MXM and this is the fourth on five parts on some of the strategies that we see coming out of the shutdown survey. We have almost 50,000 responses in there right now so it’s extremely compelling data. So we talked about five strategies. The first three we went […]

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April 20, 2020
Strategy #3: Your New Process And Policies Must Be Everywhere!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. The third part of the series of five videos on five key strategies when it comes to the voice of customer that we see coming in on the shutdown survey. About 40,000 responses already, that is a lot of comments and text analytics data. It instantly sort of […]

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April 17, 2020
Strategy #2: Every Staff Member Must Be A Compliance Ambassador

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there. Blair here with MXM. This is the second in five parts of the five strategic pieces of how you approach cleaning and sanitizing that we’re seeing come out of the voice of customers. Remember there are signals all over the place that the member is going to see to determine if […]

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April 16, 2020
Strategy #1: Every Member Must Become An Extension Of Housekeeping

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. Last video, I talked about five points of strategy that are going to have to become part of everybody’s operations. Coming out of this we’re seeing incredible feedback coming in on the shutdown survey but on this first one, the noisiest which I’m seeing strategically, everybody needs to […]

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April 15, 2020
5 Key Improvements Needed To Reopen

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi there. Blair here with MXM. In looking at the thousands and thousands of comments coming in from the 100’s of clubs using our shutdown survey, there are five key areas in which every club must improve in the eyes of the customers. I’ll just hit the wavetops on those five in this […]

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April 14, 2020
Beyond NPS (or even just getting good reviews)

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM and with over 500 pieces of feedback on the shutdown for our own two clubs, Worx of Wenatchee Valley, we just sent a letter out last night to all members highlighting fifteen changes in policies, processes, procedures that we’re putting in place. Also posting that on our social […]

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April 13, 2020
Your New Value Added Program

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I wanna give you some insight that I’ve gotten from looking at all the shutdown responses coming in from clubs all over and I would couch it like this, your cleaning and sanitizing processes is the new value-added programing. In other words, you know, you have programming like […]

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April 10, 2020
200 Clubs And Counting!

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Blair here with MXM. We’ve had over 200 companies now using our shutdown survey and the feedback from members is amazing, both on what they want to see changed in the club and sort of what the public is going to be comfortable with at large when business reopen. A couple of things […]

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April 9, 2020
Four Layers of Value

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here. CEO of MXM. We’re just through our second round of getting feedback from our members using the Shutdown Survey and the metrics that we think are so important to understand right now. Once you come back we have another free product for you, once you start opening again. It’s called […]

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April 8, 2020
Compliance Ambassadors

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey. Blair here. CEO of MXM and as I’m looking at all the feedback coming in from over 200 clubs now and some of them, I would say, are some of the best operators in the world, collecting feedback during the shutdown using our free, free to anybody survey. It seems we all […]

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April 7, 2020
Voice Of Customer

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey again, this is Blair McHaney, CEO of MXM. I want to go over the Shutdown Survey results a little bit here. We’ve already sent out one round for our two local clubs and last night we sent out our second round, looking for even more feedback and we’ve been incredibly surprised and […]

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April 6, 2020
The Loudest Noise

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hey there, Blair here from MXM. Sitting in our east Wenatchee gym this time just to give you a little variety. We’re kind of torn up over here, uh, doing a bunch of projects like I’m sure you all are. Make sure you pay attention to those ceilings by the way. When redoing […]

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April 3, 2020
Message To The Fitness Industry

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! You guys know me as the CEO of MXM, but you also know that I’m a club owner and have been a club owner for almost 40 years. In those 40 years, there have been other crises. For instance, the 2008 financial crisis. We barely made it through that crisis. I know […]

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April 2, 2020
Time To Up The Ante

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi! Blair here, CEO of MXM in our Wenatchee location, I keep working out in our Wenatchee location because it’s closer to my house. Worx of Wenatchee Valley but in talking to you about the Shutdown feedback that we’re getting in our clubs, as of this morning we’ve had 43 companies already sign […]

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