Free Fitness (and other stuff) for Being Stuck at Home

Stuck at home? Do not let being stuck at home hinder your fitness aspirations. This national emergency has definitely altered our way of life.  Gyms nationwide have closed, but you still can get your fitness in.

Daily Burn Free for 30 Days

Peloton App Free 90 Days

Get Healthy U $3 subscription for the year

Planet Fitness

Live streamed on Facebook every day starting this week at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Planet Fitness classes will be free for everyone.

YMCA Online Classes Free

Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.

Get Up & Blink! Join us live at 8 am M – F as we host virtual workouts, dish out tips to stay motivated, and answer your fitness questions.

Orangetheory is now offering 30-minute workouts daily. Give Orangetheory a try. The workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Gold’s Gym has opened their vault of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.

CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed.

CARROT Fit is available on the App Store as a free download, compared to its normal price of $4.99. The app will be free for the next two weeks.

Crunch Live offers 100 workouts that can be streamed on phones, tablets or TVs. The app has a variety of workouts, including dance, yoga and kickboxing.  You can start your free trial.

305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Barry’s Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute body weight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m. PDT workout was hosted by CEO Joey Gonzalez, and other 12 p.m. PDT workout was led by VP of Curriculum Chris Hudson.

You can download the collection of Down Dog apps on the App Store. The apps will be free until April 1.

Below are some of the national sources doing so, but be sure to check your local papers as well.

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Which programs are you using? Comment below and share which apps you are enjoying.




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4 Reading Tips for Busy People

A new way to read.

Busy person, you can find the time to read. Yes, you can keep up with the latest entrepreneurial book when your time is limited. In the year 2020, there is more than one way to read a book. I love reading.  My issue is time. Time is of the essence when you are a working mom, podcaster, teacher . . . you get the point.

Taking a moment out to read is essential for growing your business, brand, what have you.  The question is how can you don’t have any time? It’s easy if you follow my tips.

Audible

My number one tip is to stop reading and start listening to books. Now if you’re thinking about books on tape wake up and walk into the twenty-first century.  Platforms like Audible are like Netflix for books. You pay a monthly fee and you are able to listen to an allotted amount of books per month depending on your subscription.  

Apple Books 

The easiest place for me to buy an audiobook is on my phone. Apple Books is my go-to source for audiobooks.  I would rather buy an audiobook outright so that I can have it as a point of reference.  Apple Books are awesome and just like Audible, you are able to listen anywhere that you can use Bluetooth technology.  Of course, you can purchase print books to read on your phone as well too. 

Summary Books

Summary books do just what you are thinking, summarizing books and getting you right to the point.  Although I haven’t used a summary book since Cliff Notes when I was a high school student, I wish I had them after I read . . . well, get into that some other time.  

Listen

Are you listening to the Teacher Ces Podcast? Make sure you hear episode eight where I give you my review on the latest books.

What are your tips for upping your productivity when it comes to reading?  Leave your comments below.

Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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Getting Started, Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Why Should My Business Be On Pinterest?

Have you wanted to get started on Pinterest for Busines but have no idea where to start? I have heard your cries! I have created a how to get started on Pinterest for business guide for you.

Tell Me More!

In case you do not already know, Pinterest is for more than just cooking, crafting, and fashion. Many businesses have gotten ahold of the power of Pinterest in generating clients to their websites. There are a lot of people who would jump on the Pinterest wagon if they only knew how . . .

How to Get Started on Pinterest for Business?

Pinterest accounts for business should not be time-consuming or difficult to open. However, for many people it is. Keeping the frustration factor in mind, I have created my first e-course to get you started. I will walk you through each step and explain how you will open your Pinterest business account. You will definitely need a Pinterest business account, even if you already have a personal account. The Pinterest business account is free and will give you the analytical information you need to see how your pins are performing.

Tell Me More About It!

I have been a Pinterest user for at least eight years. The first time I experienced Pinterest, I did not like it. It looked very busy and I did not revisit again for some time later. When I went back to Pinterest I had a better understanding of how it worked. Pinterest uses pins that generate interest that will generate traffic to whatever your pin is selling. It could be anything from recipes to marketing your product.

Buy It Now!

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Here’s a Quick Way to Update a Facebook Business Page 2019

How is your engagement on your Facebook Business Page? Are you gaining customers? Does your page have engagement or are you looking for ways to increase the engagement on your Facebook page? In 2019 if you have not updated your page in a while, now is the time! Are you looking for a quick way to update a Facebook Business Page? Here I will give you the steps in order to do just that!

There is no time like the present to obtain or revise your Facebook business page. If you have been following mine, you definitely have seen the page evolve. Based on the available data, you would be crazy to miss this huge opportunity to branch out and network on a global scale. Are you using and promoting your business using Facebook?

Have you taken the time to revise a neglected Facebook Business page?  What type of improvements do you need to make? Are you growing in “Likes” on a weekly basis? Allow me to help you get an idea on how to make a huge impact on your Facebook Business page for the year 2019. This will help you grow your business and your social media presence. 

The brands require the right resources, marketing strategy, and understanding. It needs knowledge of how to leverage social media platforms effectively.

In the new Facebook algorithm, meaningful interactions are identified and prioritized. That is among friends, family, and audiences. Active engagements like posting and sharing are important. Commenting, reacting and posting similar original content will find its way into news feeds.

Now, if you haven’t reviewed and optimized your Facebook business page recently, you may have missed out on quick-win opportunities to boost your brand presence. Ultimately this will create a better experience for your target audiences. This year 2019, it’s about time to make a big impact on your Facebook business page. Try these important tips below.

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Here are the few easy tips on how to make a big impact on your Facebook business page in 2019.

#1: Modernize Page Template

You can update or modernize your page template found under Page settings. Facebook offers a variety of business page templates that have default buttons and tabs. This will help marketers showcase their content. Aim to align your template with your type of business and business goals.

The current template for the business page includes the following:

    • Business
    • Nonprofit
    • Politicians
    • Services
    • Shopping
    • Standards
    • Video Page Venues
  • Restaurants and Cafes

Make sure that you fully utilized the included tabs to make the most of your template. You can also customize these tabs and sections to support more information. That makes your business unique, such as adding in live videos, services or custom app. Facebook has a one-size-fits-all template that gives business many options to customize pages. That will fit their needs and get the purpose out of it.

#2: Focus on Quality rather than quantity

The logic is, the higher quality your content is, the more chances your followers will grow. By liking, commenting on and hitting the share button. Focus on creating quality pieces and spend the time to research.  Boost your highest quality posts while sharing industry news content. It is the best way to keep your followers interested in less effort.

#3: Give enough information about your business

One of the key points of adding trust and confidence is to give information about the details of your business. Having said that, people need to be informed about all the details that are relevant. Important information involved your Website, working hours, description, contacts, personal interest and etc.

#4: Grow a community around it

Another way to update your Facebook Page is to grow a community around it by making a group. Groups can help to grow your page by bringing new clients/customers to a topic that is centered around your business. It is all about community growth and bringing the customers to you. Once you have that, your Facebook page will get the likes you want and a natural following.

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#5: Leverage  your existing customer recommendation

Another way to make a big impact on your Facebook page is to increase your brand awareness and gain new customers. This can be done by leveraging your existing customers. How do you leverage your new customers? You can do this through recommendation. This is an updated tool that will now allow fans and followers to post text, tags, and photos directly on your page for others to see.

Also, encourage your customers to provide reviews about their experiences with your business. These reviews will appear across Facebook. When people are searching, these reviews are great for bringing new customers to your business. This will then extend your reach to new potential customers.

#6: Invite people to like and share your page

By inviting your existing friends, customers, and clients to like and share your Facebook Page, they are helping to grow your audience. Make your page easy to share by adding icons and a “Like” box to your website. Create a blog and ask your readers, customers, friends and site visitors to like your page and pass it on.

Verdict

If you have a Facebook Business Page feel free to leave it in the comments below. Let me know if you have any questions as well.

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References

Number of monthly active Facebook users worldwide as of 4th quarter 2018 (in millions)

Why You Need a Facebook Page for Your Small Business

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

9 Simple And Easy Tips For Growing A Business Facebook Page In 2018

How to Grow Your Facebook Page