Even before I was a business owner, I knew the importance of supporting small business.
I always liked the feeling I got knowing that my purchase helped put food on someone's plate or help them pay their mortgage to keep their doors open as opposed to making some large corporation even more rich. Whenever possible I try to shop local in Vista. If I can't do business in Vista, I still seek out someone local or try to keep it with a small, privately owned company. I support small business.
Small business owners are usually more passionate about their craft and go the extra mile to earn a lifelong customer, and without the endless supply of investor financing, they are usually working super-long work weeks and just barely scraping by to pay their bills at the end of each month.
Every little bit helps when you're on a tight budget, and for that reason I love keeping my money local. When we all support each other, we all do better.
Even without spending money it's very easy to help a local business in ways they can't help themselves. In this day of age, we are all bombarded with advertising to the point that we're almost numb to it. Often the only places we'll shop are places that were either directly referred to us by someone we know and respect, or by our own research, we look for those companies that have great reviews posted. The first place we typically go to are Yelp and Facebook (yes, you can leave a Facebook review which is usually one of the first places a new customer looks at when they visit the page).
So the first and the best way you can help a business you support is by leaving a great review on Yelp and Facebook, as detailed as possible so that the reader feels the emotion. Also, giving a written or video testimonial is always helpful for the company website! Also, tell your friends about the business..share your experience. They may end up being a lifelong supporter as well!
The other way that helps immensely is actively contributing to Facebook discussions on their page. Engaging in the comment sections, liking a post, sharing a post or picture, suggesting the page to your friends etc. These are the most often over-looked ways to help small business.
I could write an entire blog on the way Facebook works, but to keep it short. Facebook wants businesses to pay to be seen, so the only other way the posts are visible is when you contribute to them. (Which also makes them visible to your friends = brand recognition and respect)
Here's a link to a blog talking more in detail about this subject: http://www.tylerjanderson.com/why-facebook-likes-comments-and-shares-are-so-important/
Check in! When you walk into the business you support hit the check in button on Facebook or any other app you use with this feature. It allows your friends to see where you frequent which gives that business more recognition.
With that being said, I humbly ask you, please leave a Yelp review for us, leave a Facebook review, stay engaged with our Facebook posts and please, tell your friends about us!
Also, make sure to follow our blog so you never miss a post.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can all help out in supporting local business other than what is in this blog, or if you have any questions, please email me directly at Dave@metahumanfitness.com
This is one of the best places to leave an honest review for us that could impact our google search ranking:
Dave Ellinger is co-owner and personal trainer at Metahuman Fitness
Located at 1717 E Vista Way, Vista CA 92084
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
We are proud to present the Winner of our 6 weeks Transformation Challenge and Superhero of the month:
Jason aka "HULK"!!!
Jason aka "HULK"!!!
Jason's positive attitude is always contagious when he's in the gym. He's always dedicated, puts in the work and has faith in his coaches training; which is evident in his amazing progress.
In just 6 weeks;
Dropped 3.75 inches
Gained 2.5 inches in his biceps
Not only did he achieve amazing results from the challenge, he has also gained an Incredible amount of Strength in the process.
Just a couple months back he was hospitalized for kidney failure and he had to take a couple of months off from the gym and recover. We truly care about him (and All our members), so we paid him a visit at the hospital at that time.
And he said something that stayed with us, and he truly kept his word:
He told us that when he comes back, he will take over the PR (Personal Record) board and come back stronger than ever.
And that is Exactly what he has been doing!
SMASHING records left and right, this man just keeps on impressing us!
When he came back full-time in the first week of January he was able to flip our 490lbs tire 7 times, and just a few short weeks later he did 34 consecutive reps!
On his first session of doing farmers walk handles he set the gym record with 210lbs in each hand!
His previous deadlift was 185lbs and just a couple of weeks ago he SMASHED 310lbs for 2 reps
(the picture below was him setting up to the bar to achieve this accomplishment)
Jason is Proof that you CAN push past a set back, you CAN fight through tough battles, and you CAN become stronger and Better!
We say this all the time, because we truly mean it from the bottom of our hearts;
We are HONORED to have you train at our gym!
You Inspire us, and everyone around you!
Keep Smashing it J!!!
"Unleash your inner Superhero!"
Friday, February 6, 2015
I wanted to share this Emotional PR (Person Record) I hit .
I started off just slamming the ropes, only just to see how many I could do.
My original best was 60 slams. Once I beat my original record, I started to slow down and I was about to give up.
But then this AMAZING rush came over me, I truly wish I could let others know how it felt.
My life came rushing at me, all that I have ever been through flashed before me.....and that second wind kicked in.
Once that second wind kicked in, fighting back from crying, letting out all my emotions....
I started to Fight!
It is truly an amazing feeling to push past the tough moments, and overcome them.
I almost broke into tears (which is why I turned to the tires when I was done). Emotional, Happy tears. Proud of all that I've overcome and all that I now can do.
This blog post and this short video is a great example:
If you quit (Anything) before you get that second wind....you never know what you can accomplish!
Life will always have it's tough moments....moments you feel you can never overcome. I know it could be tough, but you can NOT Quit!!!!
You can accomplish such beautiful things, you just need to Keep going!
I hope this can help inspire you. On your dark days, the moments you just don't want to go any more....
Let this give you the push you need!
Get that Second Wind!!!