I am not a natural 'go to the gym all the time' kind of person, but I do know that every season of life where I have chosen to work out regularly has improved my work ethic, my attitude and my energy levels. Last week I decided to do a 14-day trial at GoodLife because it is two blocks away and not that expensive.
When I first walked in I was greeted by a super friendly and attractive receptionist who welcomed me in and showed me where to wait and asked about my day. In fact all the staff who passed by me smiled and said hello. When the Fitness Advisor came to meet me, she felt like a friend right away and we chatted about work and living in London. She congratulated me for making a 'step toward a better life' and asked me about my fitness goals (which I quickly made up). Then she took me on a tour.
As we walked around the bright, clean and beautiful building I was greeted by personal trainers and instructors who all welcomed me to the community. They seemed so sincere and I felt like I was wanted there. I also knew that they were all doing their jobs incredibly well by making me feel awesome before trying to sell me a membership. But hey, that's why I was there.
After the grand tour, the Fitness Advisor said she would see what kind of deals she could offer me because she really hoped I would stick around....and she came through. I was offered some incredible discounts and when I said I wasn't sure, she threw in a free month on top of everything. The only reason I hesitated was because I knew that she was just doing her job and doing it really well. But I gave in!
It has been a week and I don't regret that decision (yet). The staff that I met on the first day continue to greet me and be super friendly, and when I see the fitness advisor she knows my name and tells me to keep up the good work.
I roll my eyes sometimes about this kind of thing, and I rarely want to give in to a salesperson, but this time I appreciated how well these people were doing their jobs and how they continue to commit even after the sale. Way to go GoodLife -let's see how long I last!