Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What type of promotion would be best for my club;
cash down or monthly contracts?
A: We evaluate each club's demographics and take into
consideration what the owner needs the most before we make
our recommendation. We understand the importance of gross
receivables and building the club's monthly bank draft is
at the top of our list.
Q: What market will I be reaching with this marketing
A: Our program targets with laser precision those who
are more inclined to start a professional weight loss program
that join a club. By offering a dual strategy of nutrition
and fitness that is tailored to their needs, the response
is a resounding YES!
Q:How are expenses handled?
A:With our turnkey program all expenses are handled
by us. First we prepare a marketing agreement that is signed
off on by both parties. AmeriShape then advances all the
necessary costs to run the campaign.
Q:What is the expected return on the pieces mailed?
A:This varies with each market but after 12 years we
have been able to refine the process into very predictable
terms. Responses range between 0.5% to 1.5% and higher.
Q:What results have other clubs seen?
A:On average we are able to consistently enroll 75-150
new members in each campaign.
Q:What is required of the club owners, managers and
A:Your complete support, enthusiasm and energy! Our
team handles all phone calls, appointment setting and sales,
but the staff must be behind us 100% and ready to embrace
all the new members coming in.
Q:How long does it take to complete the marketing plan?
A:We can usually wrap everything up in 3-4 weeks. In
some circumstances this could be shorter or longer. We are
not as concerned with time as much as we are with maximizing
the success of the campaign.
Q:What is the difference between a receivables building
promotion verses a cash promotion?
A:A receivables building promotion is one that is based
upon selling long term membership agreements to build your
club's monthly membership revenue and a cash promotion is
based more on selling short term memberships to raise cash
for specific needs.
Q:How will this effect my normal sales and does AmeriShape
take all walk in’s?
A:AmeriShape only sells the prospects it generates through
advertising. Because AmeriShape prospects are drawn in to
the weight management program they are easily screened. Your
normal sales should continue as usual.
Q:How many times per year can this program be implemented?
A:We recommend 2-3 campaigns per year. This way it remains
fresh and exciting. It's like a shoe, the more you wear it
the older it looks. We use our hands on experience to make
the right recommendations.
Q:Is this a licensed program and can I use the materials
any time I wish?
A:AmeriShape has invested heavily in the development
and refinement of our business and marketing processes and
is a trademarked program that cannot be used outside a licensing
agreement. However, the knowledge and expertise you gain
as a witness of our processes can be beneficial in reshaping
your views on advertising and what really works. We are happy
to see you prosper above and beyond our contract.
Q:Is the nutrition plan complicated and difficult to
A:NO! In fact, it is so simple that often, those accustomed
to following complex systems feel deflated initially. This
is overcome with good coaching, patience and support. It's
all about burning calories, fueling the body and eating for
good health. Anyone can pick up our plan and do it. That's
why we call it the "All Natural NO DIET Plan."
Q:How much money will I have to risk or pay out of my
A:NONE with our Turnkey program.
Q:What happens if the program doesn't do as well as
A:We are responsible for fronting the expenses, thus,
assume the financial risks. In the unlikely event that our
goals are not met, you owe us nothing. The worst case scenario
is you will have new members bringing new enegry into the
Q:How are the monthly payments handled and will I get
reports on who is and is not paying?
A:All memberships generated by AmeriShape are billed
through a national billing company with a stellar financial
record and verifiable history. Membership dues are collected
by this third party billing company and dispersed per our
signed agreement. Your share of the revenue will be directly
deposited into your account each month.
Q:Is it possible to purchase the AmeriShape marketing
program and conduct the marketing program myself?
A:The short answer is YES. However, to insure that you
are making the right decision to run our campaign on your
own, we ask you to complete an application and consultation.
In most cases we can approve you to run your own campaign
with our guidance.
Q:What is the advantage to running the campaign myself?
A:The biggest advantage is you can make more money,
providing you are willing and able to advance the expenses
to initiate the campaign and are confident in your ability
to learn and execute our plan with some training.
The best way to find out is to start a discussion with AmeriShape.
You can contact us by email or
call John R. at: 888-541-0714.