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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 program?
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 employees?
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 administer?
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 pocket?
A:NONE with our Turnkey program.

Q:What happens if the program doesn't do as well as expected?
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 club.

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.

" AmeriShape enrolled over 200 new members and this was during the middle of summer."

- Lilly, Ladies Fitness and Wellness - Raliegh, NC