SS Times- February recap/ 14th edition


SS 2 Updates


We believe in a revolution in fitness and community health; Albion is the right place to start.

Our new facility will be world class, and that is not a figure of speech, I mean it!  I have taken elements from all the best facilities I have worked in and have combined them into this facility.  User experience/ customization and functionality are the objective.  This is the place to train and get results!   Simply put –> World-class expertise, home-town connection.

Next steps for SS2-

Drywall has arrived, and they will be hanging board and closing the walls ASAP.

At the same time, the tile has arrived and will be laid down ASAP.  The bathrooms are coming along.

Lockers have arrived and are safely in storage off site, ready to be installed.

Rogue strength training equipment has arrived and is safely in storage off site.

Cardio equipment is shipping soon, just awaiting flooring installation.

Rubber and turf flooring has been ordered and is set to arrive in the next few weeks.  Installation crew is ready and on standby.

Crews are ready and waiting to tape, paint, patch ceilings and paint.

Then we will be cooking..  😊

Until then, we intend to keep training and providing service to our amazing clients at SS1 location.

SS Times


“If working out wasn’t part of my routine I don’t know what would be.

This is the one thing as a mom that I do only for me. Yet keeping healthy is good for my whole family.”


-Jewell Heath, Smart Strength client since November 2020.


We have been at it now for 14 months and word is slowly starting to get out..

February was busy, like record setting busy.  As you will see in the metrics, we set almost every record we measure here at Smart Strength, and we did it in the shortest month of the year and braved a few snowstorms to do it!

Our SMART Clients are committed to getting better every week!  The habit is starting to stick!  I am so proud of you all.

Thank you for your continued support of Smart Strength!  You are the BEST!

Schedule update

No major time off this month, so feel free to schedule accordingly.

We are at maximum capacity and no longer accepting members at this time.  Anyone looking to join will be wait listed until further notice.  Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

With that being said, pairing up for workouts may be your best option if your schedule does not allow flexibility.

There has been an increase in paired sessions, and the results have been great!  The workouts go by even faster and do not lose any of their bite!  I highly suggest giving it a try.

Thank you for trusting Smart Strength with your health and wellness.

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you into the future.

If we can do anything to make your training just a little bit better, please do not hesitate to let us know.

To recap the month

-We completed 177 total sessions for the month of February.  *Record

-We averaged 44.25 sessions per week.  * Record

-We are averaging 165 sessions per month YTD.  * Record

2014 total training sessions have been completed at SS since opening in November 2020. *Passed the 2K mark!

330 Sessions have been completed 2022 YTD.  *Compared to 216 sessions in 2021 YTD.

Moving Forward


Leprechaun Lap March 17th.  We will be starting and finishing at the new location!   Donations will be going to Hughes Elementary!

Additional running news-  ***April marks the return of the Run Albion Series-

Register NOW!  It is a great Friday night vibe.  You get to see all the amazing things happening in our town and get a great workout in!  Winning!

Smart Strength is proud to partner with Run Albion and will be creating a “Talk with the Trainer” video series.  Keep an eye out for our best tips and trainings as we get closer to race date!

Smart Strength will be hiring a new trainer as we transition into our new facility…. Stay tuned for an introduction to Erin Markovich, our new trainer!! 


1 year anniversary list! – You are amazing and a special thank you for making a real commitment to Smart Strength!

-Nick H

-Dawn H

2022 SS2 transition plan

“The only one who likes change is a wet baby.”  Mark Twain


Here is a rough outline of how things will play out in the coming months as we transition facilities and slightly change our business model.  Transparency is key, and rest assured, I WILL TAKE CARE OF MY EXISTING CLIENTS!!! Our bread & butter/ training will not go away.


-Transitioning facilities

Physical- change of location 302 S Superior à 127 N Superior, new equipment, balancing more clients in facility at once

Mental- Going from 1 on 1 to 3 on 1… Coaching differently.  Creating new culture/ managing atmosphere with new members

Software- Update in ZP… member scan in and 24/ 7 access capability.  Larger amount of clients/ management of scheduling


-Transition business model

Ring inefficiencies out of business model.

Higher overheard, no longer economically viable for me to train 1 on 1 at this price pt.…

More managerial duties, no longer can coach 40+ individual training sessions at this point


-Transition day to day role/ operations

Only coaching 5 or less hours per day (up to 15 clients per day)

Allow time to manage facility, especially in the beginning/ troubleshooting

Allow time to coach trainers and mentor new hires

Allow time to sell to companies/ corporate wellness contracts

Allow time to do community outreach/ engagement/ health & wellness presentations


Timeline for transition- We will NOT be transitioning to the new facility until April 1 at the EARLIEST… so no worries about moving this month. 

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As always, if anyone has any suggestions or feedback, please shoot me an email, or let me know during our next session.