VFit’s Weekly Inspo
Have you ever have one of those nightmares where you wake up and panic that what you dreamed about actually happened?
Well, that was US yesterday! We had our first live webinar and I made a huge mistake.
Here’s what happened …
While we are an online fitness studio and live stream our classes with a two way interactive platform, I’ll admit it, we are NOT a tech company. Through growing the business I’ve had my share of learning, but at the core, we are fitness professionals and we are just using technology to make our workouts LIVE and to interact with our team.
And that we truly are the MASTERS at, as you can see by our packed classes and healthy, is having happy and healthy members.
But, we are always reaching for more because we know that there are SO many others out there in need of a solution just like VFit, but they have no idea about the magic we have waiting to change their lives.
In wanting to spread our message, I hired out a marketing coach who suggested a webinar to share one of our founding principals about FUNctional Fitness. It was a great idea and how much different could it be than hosting live fitness classes, which we do ALL DAY, EVERY DAY?!?!
While I had never done an actual webinar, we use ZOOM all the time for classes and I know the material inside and out of what the webinar was going to cover, since it was all about sharing our FUNctional Fitness Plan. A plan that I created, and that I personally live and teach by to keep myself healthy, injury free, and still in love with fitness.
It totally made sense to get out of my comfort zone and say yes to hosting my first webinar.
Everything was going smoothly. We worked hard on marketing materials, email and social media posts, and got well over 50 people signed up, which was far passed our goal! Everything was going great and on track.
About an hour beforehand …
I wanted to test it all out. I hopped into the meeting room with Maria and was surprised to see it wasn’t set up the way our classes are set up. ………..
I couldn’t see her, I couldn’t read her face for reactions, or tell if she was following along with the content, and it felt really impersonal. It wasn’t what I had envisioned and what I was comfortable with!
For the next 50 minutes I played around with every setting I could find to try and make the change to what I was familiar with.
I firmly believe the personal aspect of SEEING the faces on the other side of the screen, much like how we run the VFit Studio classes, is what sets us apart and make it the magical platform that VFit has come to be. I had assumed the webinar would run the same way, so this was unexpected.
I tried and tried and then 10 minutes before the webinar, I hit the WRONG button and accidentally deleted all 50 participants!!!!! There was no UNDO button! Gone like the wind they went!
NO ONE who had signed up for access to the webinar was able to login.
My heart sank, but the webinar was set to start.
What did I do?
I took my training for life and inner strength that our workouts have given me and I delivered the best webinar possible to those that made it in from a link we were quickly able to get out on FB. Thankfully 10 lucky beings were able to hack in and let me deliver the magic I had planned.
I so passionately believe in the content and what I was covering, I knew wholeheartedly that I had the opportunity to change at least one person’s life by continuing on and presenting the plan. I also knew I could share the replay with anyone who was not able to sign in.
What I didn’t do?
I didn’t panic, I didn’t give up. I didn’t cancel the whole event and reschedule. I didn’t yell or blame others. I don’t think I even threw out a swear word!
I took a moment to collect myself, to focus on my breathing and slow down – a practice I’ve learned extensively about through our Yin series at VFit and Mindful Moments.
I had to focus on the overall mission at hand.
I focused on the present. And the present moment was all about delivering the world’s best fitness webinar about our fitness plan I so passionately care about and want to share with others!
When we talk about exercise and self care, people first think of looking good, getting strong, maybe losing some weight, but I know there’s a MUCH deeper factor that we are uniquely bringing to this world at VFit.
The outside changes you make through fitness are icing on the cake and bonus’s pouring over from all of the inner personal growth that happens when you consistently take care of yourself and focus on all of the areas of fitness that our VFit values cover.
It’s because I follow this plan, and the emphasis on all four areas: cardio/HIIT, strength, balance/mobility, and stretching/recovery, that I was able to handle this fiasco with ease and dare I say grace. If you happened to catch it live (and some still made it in!), I bet you couldn’t even tell!
If you missed it, like many did, we have the full replay here.
And I’d like to close with a sincere heartfelt invitation to join our studio next week for a fully 100% free no strings attached week of classes – for FREE!
If you were one of the ones who were not able to make it into the webinar, let my team and I more than make it up to you! We are focusing on using this plan and will pair up each person who is on their free week with a VFit trainer to help you set up your classes based on this fitness plan.
You can use this link to claim a free week for yourself, and share it with anyone else in your life who you think would benefit from our approach to fitness. We have 25 of these passes available and they are valid from 11/18-11/24 for UNLIMITED VFit Classes and a VFit Trainer to help you set up the perfect fitness plan.
There is no need to wait for a perfect week to try VFit! VFit works for the 99% of your life that is busy and perfectly IMPERFECT!
Grab a pass today at https://thevfitstudio.com/functional-fit-plan/ and we will SEE you at the VFit Studio all next week! I promise our classes run as smooth as can be and we have hosted well over 100,000 visits to our classes.