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Fitness, Marketing and Business Ideas

Just as much as I like talking about fitness, I enjoy talking and writing about business topics as well. After all, my gym would be empty if I was not into learning how to grow a business the same as my muscles lol.

Last week I went to a local chamber of commerce meeting where I had the chance to talk to a lot of business people from the city, and even some that were not from here. Some one had a visit from a friend who happens to be a Tijuana dentist. We talked for a moment and told him I had written a couple of articles in my blog related to dental care. This is going to be a shameless plug for him, but his website is http://tijuanadentalstudio.com/ in case you are in need of dental care. He seems to know what he is talking about. He actually has two clinics, so he kinda knows about business as well. His second clinic is called Dental Integral, and it is managed by his wife. I’m may be blindly vouching for him, because I’ve never been treated by him, but there’s the contact info in case you want to try him out. Any way, back to where I was going….

I had the chance to talk with this guy that has a digital marketing agency, mostly focusing on creating paginas de internet en Tijuana (I’m in San Diego, so I know a lot of people from Mexico). I mainly picked his brain about marketing ideas and tips I could use to get the word out about my fitness center. We talked about franchising (which is something I will look into later on), about hiring the right people, and even about cutting operation costs, after all, a penny saved is a penny earned, and we are not exactly talking about pennies when you are running a big business like a gym center. One idea we talked about was about using solar energy. Even tough there has been a green energy boom over the last 5 years in California, I haven’t really given it a second thought. He mentioned that he had a local company install a sistema de energía solar en Tijuana, and that he had been saving a lot of money. That is something that will go in my to-do list immediately.

Since I mostly operate out of facebook and this blog, this marketing guy suggested I get a new website just focused on getting gym leads for my fitness center. He showed me a couple of websites he had just delivered. One is http://www.goodsamdental.org/ and the other one is for a dental clinic called Sam Dental. Both website look good, at least acceptable, so I asked him to get me a quote. I most definitely need more member for my fitness group, so maybe this is the way to go.

Ok, so that is all I have about the chamber of commerce meeting. Actually, I also spoke with a chef that had a food truck with the meanest pull pork sandwiches, but since this is a fitness blog, I won’t talk about that fatty foods. Until next time!

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Fitness Workout Tips for Dental Tourists

In our last blog post we talked about the importance of not only taking care of our bodies, but also about taking care of our smiles. We mentioned that becase of the low prices and popularity, a lot of men and women are booking visits across the border with dentists in Tijuana. We got very got comments about this, and we found out that a lot of you already knew about this dental tourism thing, and are taking advantage of it. We heard from a guy in Florida who paid for a couple of round trip airplane tickets, hotel stay and other normal traveling expenses, and still managed to save a lot of money by going to abroad to get dental implants in Mexico. I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true!

Many other patients are also traveling to Mexico because they have a several well trained Tijuana biological dentists, and as you probably know, in the United States anything that is labeled as organic, biological or holistic is super expensive.

So, by the looks of it, many of you are going to Tijuana Mexico not just for the clubs and the parties, but also for health reasons. Good! Because of that, let me give you some tips on what to do to keep your fitness in check when you are traveling to Mexico, or any other place for that matter.

As soon as you get settled in your hotel, plan your fitness activities for the days you will be staying over. If you are a runner, ask at the front desk if there are any parks near by that are both safe and conditioned for running. If you are a gym goer, you may have it a little easier. Most hotels have gyms, but, let’s be honest, most of them leave much to be desired, specially of you are used to a well equipped gym back home. Your best choice is to pull out Google Maps and look for fitness centers near your hotel (or at least a short uber drive away). Look at the photos and call to see if the offer day passes. Usually you can expect to pay as low as $3 for a day pass at most regular gyms.

Of course, always check with your dentist first to see if he is ok with you working out, specially if you are getting delicate treatments like dental implants in Mexico. In those cases, you may need to skip your fitness workout during your travel. Fitness is crucial, but your overall health is much more important.

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Flex your Muscles and your Smile

If you go into your Instagram account and do a search for #fitness you are going to notice that there is a huge trend for fitness. Everyone ones to get the perfect selfie at the gym, but while most gym goers, specially the young ones, are focusing a lot on getting the perfect muscle composition and loosing weight, many of them forget one of the most important aspects of looking good and healthy, both in real life and in selfies: the smile.

A smile can light up a room, and it is usually faster to smile than to flex a muscle, so while you are working out at your local gym, remember that a perfect, or at least a healthy smile, can open up many opportunities.

Because of this, a lot of people are starting to look for dental treatments in order to get the full “looking good” package. Of course, price is a big concern, specially when long term or expensive treatments are needed. As a result, smile seekers are turning to dental tourism as a healthy and cost effective solutions. Some time ago, a fellow gym goer when to get some dental braces in Tijuana. According to him, the price was within his budget, and although orthodontics is a long term treatment, he is already seeing and feeling the smile improvement.

Many other people that need much more than just fixing a crooked smile are heading south of the border in search of an experienced, board certified and affordable cosmetic dentist in Tijuana. Not everyone trusts foreign dentists, but many have found that it is a cost effective, effective and safe solution. In fact, many US insurance plans cover dental treatments in Tijuana.

In conclusion, it is important to go to the gym to workout, get fit and tone those muscles. But it is just as important to go to your expert Mexico dentist to get a beautiful and healthy smile. Now that’s the full package!

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Fitness & Nutrition: The Key to Bariatric Surgery Success

Weight loss surgery, technically known as bariatric surgery, seems to be the talk of the town. In the last decade it has become the most common solution to the huge problem of obesity that has plagued a lot of people in the United States and other countries.

There are several types of bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve and bypass surgery are one of the most popular because of their incredible success rates. Not every doctor is trained to perform a surgery like this, but many patients have found that being operated by a bariatric surgeon in Mexico is one of the best choice, because of the perfect mix of quality and cost.

People that have never had an issue with obesity usually don’t understand the way of bariatric surgery, they feel like it’s cheating, like taking the easy way out. Well, first of all, having surgery is not easy. Second, in most cases, people who under go any type of bariatric surgery have already tried many and all types of diets and treatments to loose the weight, but it has just not worked out. Bariatric surgery gives them a jump start on weight loss, which is exactly what overweight individuals need.

Is bariatric surgery the end all solution? Of course not! As we already mentioned, it gives patients a huge advantage, but it still requires a lot of diet and exercise. In order to achieve long lasting results, the patient who underwent bariatric surgery has to focus a lot on proper nutrition. A common nutritional regimen consists on eating lean protein and greens, while avoiding simple carbs.

Another big key to long term weight loss success is, yes, you guessed it, exercise! Working out on a regular basis is extremely important. Modest cardiovascular training will keep the heart healthy and burn calories at the same time. Also, weight training and muscle conditioning will help strengthen your core, you body frame and it will help counteract joint issues which plague many people who are overweight.

Bariatric surgery is for life, so proper nutrition and a well planned and ongoing fitness regimen will also be for life, for a better life.

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Get more people into your gym with a little bit of marketing

Although this is not a marketing related blog, we want to kick of with a subject that will be very useful to many of our readers who also happen to own a gym or fitness center, or are planning to open one on the near future. The truth of the matter is that, even if you have the best gym or fitness center in town, if no one know about this amazing place you are running, no one will come join.

You can have the best fitness classes and the best equipment, but you also need members who are willing to pay and use your state of the art installations. One of the best options for marketing your local business is social media. If you use very visual channels like facebook, instagram & youtube, you can promote all that you have to offer. Once people find out about the new fitness center in town, they will recommend it to their friends.

Search engines, specifically Google, are also an amazing way to promote your gym or fitness center. Unlike social media, where people are not actually looking to buy anything or to signup for a membership, when people go to Google to do a search, there is usually a need involved. With the help of a estrategia de SEO en Tijuana Mexico you should be able to attract search traffic and help people who are actively looking for a place to workout.

True, a lot of people tend to stay in the same gym for a long time, but there is also something about being part of the new thing in town, so if you are able to provide an amazing experience to the workout buffs you are going to attract, it is very possible that you will start to grow your membership in no time.

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