I actually stopped training clients in person probably about a year ago. I officially made JTM FIT an S corp about two and a half years ago, so I really went full-time with JTM. I was still training some clients while I was launching the brand and the business, but over time, it just got to be too much.
I couldn’t handle both. I couldn’t create enough content for JTM FIT. I ended up making a decision to let all my clients go for the most part. I’m pretty fortunate in that regard. I have one or two clients that I still train at their houses, so we’ve actually been doing training via FaceTime which has been cool.
I’ve been able to keep one of my clients moving and getting some good workouts in through the whole thing. My entire business is online at this point. Unfortunately too, even though all my stuff is online, I’ve definitely had a 40 percent to 50 percent drop in business since things have happened.
Although I’m still one of the fortunate ones where there’s still a little bit of revenue coming in, which is good. We’ve taken a major hit to the business. As far as gyms go, this is going to be really bad for a lot of gyms.
Putting aside even a CrossFit gym, you start looking at more of the franchise places like Rumble Boxing, Orangetheory, these kind of places I imagine are going to be completely annihilated by this. I hate to say it, but who’s going to want…?
I know I already mentioned this in the beginning. The last thing I would want to do is go into an Orangetheory class. I hate to use their name, but any fitness class with 30 other sweaty people where who knows if someone cleaned that thing over…You know what I mean?
I feel like this is going to have a really, really major effect and I think a lot of people are going to be shifting, if they haven’t already, to getting some dumbbells for home, kettle bells, smaller pieces of home equipment.
I think that the companies selling equipment potentially could [laughs] see a big boom in some ways. I’m sure in some ways they’ll be hurt as well. There’s going to be a long-lasting effect here.