Alex Hormozi: What I Would Do If I Had My Gyms (Do This in 2020)

Last updated: Jun 14, 2023

The video is about what Alex Hormozi would do if he had gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic, including flipping to a more profitable model, cutting rent, and keeping only essential personnel.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Oct 6, 2020.
Video length: 15:35.

In this video, Alex Hormozi discusses what he would do if he had gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He suggests flipping all six gyms to remote and cutting rent, keeping only the best trainers and letting go of non-essential personnel. He also suggests paying the remaining staff to provide accountability and maintain recurring revenue.

Hormozi emphasizes the importance of catering to the majority of the marketplace rather than a small percentage.

  • Alex Hormozi talks about what he would do if he had gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • He suggests flipping to a more profitable model, cutting rent, and keeping only essential personnel.
  • He would negotiate three to six months of free rent and cut all of the rent for each location.
  • He would pay non-essential personnel $3,000 a month to stay at home and provide accountability.
  • He would maintain a recurring revenue of $135,000 per month.
  • He suggests running 16 remote workouts per day and having 12 trainers responsible for one workout a day.
  • He emphasizes winning on accountability and service and dedicating time to cold reach outs.
  • He suggests adding value and availability by recording workouts and having access to the best coaches.
  • He paints a vision for a better future and focuses on providing value and making people feel good.

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Introduction

  • Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Acquisition.com.
  • The video is about what Alex Hormozi would do if he had gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • He talks about flipping to a more profitable model, cutting rent, and keeping only essential personnel.
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Flipping to a More Profitable Model

  • Alex would get out of the leases that he has now and flip his facilities to remote.
  • He would try to negotiate three to six months of free rent.
  • He would take all six of his recurring base of members and flip them to remote.
  • He would cut all of the rent for each of those locations.
  • He would take his best trainer at each facility and the rest of his personnel would be considered non-essential.
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Cutting Rent

  • Alex would negotiate three to six months of free rent.
  • He would try to cut all of the rent for each of those locations.
  • He would take his best trainer at each facility and the rest of his personnel would be considered non-essential.
  • He would pay each of these people three thousand dollars a month to stay at home and provide accountability.
  • He would maintain a hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars in recurring revenue per month.
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Keeping Only Essential Personnel

  • Alex would take his best trainer at each facility and the rest of his personnel would be considered non-essential.
  • He would pay each of these people three thousand dollars a month to stay at home and provide accountability.
  • He would maintain a hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars in recurring revenue per month.
  • He would flip his facilities to remote.
  • He would negotiate three to six months of free rent.
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Conclusion

  • Alex would rather have a solution that he can get ninety percent of the marketplace to get an eighty percent win rather than have five percent of the marketplace get a hundred percent win.
  • He would flip his facilities to remote and cut all of the rent for each of those locations.
  • He would take his best trainer at each facility and the rest of his personnel would be considered non-essential.
  • He would pay each of these people three thousand dollars a month to stay at home and provide accountability.
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Cutting Overhead and Flipping to Remote Workouts

  • Run 16 remote workouts per day, every hour during the normal work day.
  • Have a class that's being held so all gyms can cut their overhead and just have all of those workouts as fulfillment for their online clients.
  • Get out of the leases that can be broken or get three to six months of free rent.
  • Flip recurring revenue into remote nutrition and accountability primarily.
  • Have 12 trainers responsible for one workout a day, which allows all clients to participate in a session at any given time.
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Winning on Accountability and Service

  • No one cares about the workouts if you're selling over the phone.
  • Win on accountability and service, which is how gyms have always won.
  • Pay trainers $3,000 a month and have them do one workout a day and reach out to customers to make sure they are being taken care of.
  • Have trainers attend one of the workouts that is what they do all day.
  • Have a hundred thousand a month left over in all profit.
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Dedicating Time to Cold Reach Outs

  • Dedicate the first two hours of the day every day to doing 100 cold reach outs.
  • Book interested people on the calendar to close them.
  • Fill the day up with appointments that the team doing reach outs sets.
  • Turn on cold traffic and run phone calls to sell.
  • Have trainers do daily reach outs, recess to existing customers, and required workouts.
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Adding Value and Availability

  • Have trainers record their workouts and have fun with it.
  • Have more availability and variety than ever before.
  • Have access to trainers that clients couldn't have had access to before.
  • Have the best coaches for clients.
  • Put clients with coaches they like.
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Flipping to a More Profitable Model

  • Renegotiate leases or break them.
  • Take recurring revenue and get into 100% remote.
  • Let go of non-essential personnel who are not generating revenue or keeping revenue through fulfillment.
  • Focus on generating revenue in the first two hours a day by getting new calls and the rest of the day on doing fulfillment for existing clients.
  • Do sales to make it rain and feed the machine.
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Trainers' Responsibilities

  • Reach out to new customers.
  • Reach out to existing customers to make sure they know the gym is paying attention.
  • Do one workout a day and record it.
  • Focus on accountability, not just workouts.
  • Trainers who are the best salespeople should focus on sales.
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Painting a Vision for a Better Future

  • Transform six facilities into one massive recurring revenue stream that is 100% remote and has higher profit margins.
  • Lead trainers through the crisis and redefine their responsibilities.
  • Provide hope to prospects, team, and customers.
  • Be optimistic about what you are willing to do to endure.
  • Make them feel good and convey conviction to your prospects, team, and customers.
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Providing Value and Making People Feel Good

  • Provide more ways to provide value.
  • Someone will buy after how you've made them feel from the first 15 minutes of the phone call.
  • Focus on making people feel good and providing hope.
  • Remind trainers that the gym is trying to make people feel good and get them through this.
  • Weight loss is almost secondary to how you will make them feel in that moment.

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