SS Times- March recap, 15th 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!   Our lean and functional facility is like nothing seen before.  Simply put à World-class expertise, home-town connection.



Next steps for SS2- Progress updated.

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

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

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

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

Cardio equipment is shipping soon, just awaiting flooring installation. The last piece of the puzzle (Peloton will arrive and be installed on May 4th)

Rubber and turf flooring has been ordered and is set to arrive in the next few weeks.  (DONE)

Crews are ready and waiting to tape, paint, patch ceilings and paint. (IN PROCESS)

Floor – Turf and rubber mats will need to be installed.   (TBD)

Then we will be cooking..  😊

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


SS Times


March is toast, like your bracket and green beer!  But boy was it fun.

As the weather hopefully turns for the better, we look back at the month that was, in our 15th edition of the SS Times..


A special thank you to all that came out to support the inaugural Leprechaun Lap.  We raised $300 and a bucket full of toys for Hughes Elementary!  Great work.

Thank you to Run Albion, Caroline and Erin for helping set up and design the run.  Another great event!

If that doesn’t get you fired up and proud of your amazing community, IDK what will!

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

Schedule update

We will be closed on Saturday April 9th & April 16th.    Other than that, business as usual.

As we move facilities and transition into summer, my availability will change.  More information on that below in the transition plan.

**We are still at max capacity and will be waitlisting leads until we move facilities.  We are working hard to make the transition as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

**Erin is filling her book of business and will be accepting new assessments and clients when we open SS2!

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 184 total sessions for the month of March.  *Record

-We averaged 46 sessions per week.  * Record

-We are averaging 171 sessions per month YTD.  * Record

2,198 total training sessions have been completed at SS since opening in November 2020.

514 Sessions have been completed 2022 YTD.  *Compared to 382 sessions in 2021 YTD.

Moving Forward

The end of Q1 is upon us.  Time for re-assessments, and let the fun & games begin!  AMRAPS and pride are on the line!  See you on the board.

***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.  The first edition of Talk with the trainer series is now finished.

Check out the link below for some helpful running/ success tips!


Please welcome Erin Markovich to the Smart Strength Team!


“Athletics and fitness have always been a major part of my life. Growing up, I was involved in multiple sports and continued on with soccer at Adrian College where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I look forward to helping clients commit to healthy habits in order to reach goals that will enrich their lives. “

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

-Jess B.

-Owen D.


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 are expected to begin moving May 1st.



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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.


Your Trainer,