“My dream to be a fitness instructor was realised faster than a wink. From the day I called to make enquiries to the day I sat my exams, I had my website up and running with social media support to create the noise to announce I was open for business. I tested the patience and skills of those NWUK angels who support us in all matters related to training, sales, IT and beyond. I can now get on with what I love (the walking stuff).
NWUK/WALX have the infrastructure and experience which we can piggy back on, such as the marketing suite, website SEOs, online booking, business planning and development which allows you to grow without headaches and guesswork. I have evolved with them as they have grown and they have empowered me to be part of their vision for the future .This is a no-brainer if your dream is to be in business, not working on a business”
Almost passed out when I opened this week’s earnings, it’s been my best ever amount. I do have to pay my Assistant out of this amount but still OMG!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so excited, it really can happen, how did that happen!! Did I do that!! Sorry I’m quite delirious…
Just wanted to let you know I am having a fantastic weeks skiing in Austria, conditions perfect. The ski fit class has been brilliant prep and has stood me in good stead for some challenging runs so wanted to say a huge thank you.
A good start to 2017 – my first ever oversubscribed Taster! Just need to find a suitable weekend slot for the extras (plenty of space on the midweek one!). Also a good split of 5 men and 7 women of those on the Taster. Even had someone book at lunchtime on Christmas Day! All I’ve got to do is up my game to cope with my largest group to date.
We would also like to thank Martin our instructor from NWUK for the 2 days in house training at Warners Hotels, I can not say enough but the best instructor of a course I have ever had. We loved every minute and what a great experience this will bring to each Warners site. We have come away very excited and blown away.
I was looking for an exercise class to help keep me fit despite bad knees and other health problems and so discovered Kerley’s Wellbeing class being held in the local park.
It’s brilliant, out in the fresh air, at your own pace, non competitive (no Lycra in sight) with a great group of people but most importantly supported by Kerley who provides a structured programme of exercises and walking, combined with empathy to individual members needs.
She has created a safe and happy environment, you complete the session uplifted and with a smile on your face, feeling that you are helping yourself to stay fit.
Just finished the 4 week ‘Learn to Nordic walk’ course and can highly recommend it. Perfect introduction back into fitness for me after pregnancy. Ian is an excellent instructor – extremely enthusiastic and motivating whilst also considering individual needs. Can definitely feel the benefits even after a few weeks! Looking forward to booking on to a few adventure and work out walks in the summer 🙂 Thanks Mercian
Following retirement I joined a Nordic Walking group as I wanted some form of exercise but without having to join a gym. I have to say that it has exceeded all my expectations, not only is it a very sociable way of keeping fit and in the fresh air, but I feel more toned up, and it has motivated me to start eating more healthily. I feel it has added another dimension to my life and Kerley and Ted are excellent instructors, always full of encouragement. Thank you.
Just to update you, all seems to be going well with my launch. I had 15 people on my first taster, 8 on my second and I have 8 tomorrow and my conversion rate is really pleasing – 12 from the first session. I am sure the booking system really helps, I am so pleased with it.
I also attended the MSE and Wellness training course over the weekend and I incorporated some of the exercises into my first ‘Learn to’ class today and confidently too. They were excellent courses and perfectly timed as far as my own learning.
As a ‘technophobe’ who just wanted to be out teaching, I was concerned about the transition to on line bookings and considered sticking to my manual system but in January I had over 50 direct taster bookings via the Exercise Anywhere system.
I could NEVER have managed the enquiries, coped with the admin or held on to those customers before and am now delighted that I am part of this professional network.
The HQ team are the experts and they are really supportive too – it’s changed my life!