We are seeing an increasing number of personal trainers and health clubs introduce Health Assessments MOT’s in to their service. This month we take a look at the benefits, what to offer and how we at WellTech Solutions can make it easy.
Five Reasons why you should offer a Health MOT Service
Check out our top five reasons why you should introduce a health MOT service and see how it could really make a difference to your organisation.
Data from Nuffield health suggests that a health MOT can significantly increase retention levels to well above industry standards. Its provides quality interaction with your client and a perfect chance to catch up about their goals and even push other services such as personal training or nutrition guidance. Some clubs charge for the service to boost secondary spend whilst other incorporate it in with the joining package.
2. Corporate Health Checks
Situated next to a large business? Do you have a corporate membership scheme or would like to put one in place? A simple free health check is a great way of getting your foot through the door. Offer health checks onsite then invite employees down do the club for a free trial. You can also collate aggregated data to provide an overall snap shot for the organisation showing health trends and potential issues.
3. Push Memberships and New Clients
Join this month and get a free MOT worth £30! It’s a great unique selling point worth making a song and dance about – but always put a value on the service. With the growing number of budget gyms and sometimes a lack of customer interaction, a health MOT is exactly the kind of service that sets you apart from the rest.
(Price depends on what you are offering, if in doubt go for your average PT charge) .
The proof is in the data! A regular health and fitness check can provide tangible results to help improve health and increase motivation. Simple and non-invasive tests can help you set achievable health goals and create a more tailored fitness plan giving you a much more personalised service.
But education is also key – Inform your client of the benefits tracking body composition (verses weight only) and how they can reduce key health measurements like blood pressure and resting heart rate with physical activity and positive lifestyle choices.
5. Be Different
It’s not just about physical activity and losing weight. Lifestyle is also key – keeping an eye on alcohol consumption, sleep, hydration, stress and nutrition which will provide a more rounded approach to health.
You don’t have to be a expert on everything but learn to signpost to local health services like smoking cessation or colleagues that do specialise in that health topic area such as nutrition or sleep. Build a network of trusted referral pathways that also support you.
What to Offer
We say keep it simple, its often some of the basics that people don’t know, like their blood pressure or heart rate which are key health indicators and potentially risk factors.
- Blood Pressure
- Resting Heart Rate
- Body Fat %
- Height, Weight and BMI
- Peak Flow
- Lifestyle data (Lifestyle is key – Alcohol, Sleep, Hydration, Stress and Nutrition)
Optional Extras to take you to the next level
For a more comprehensive assessments add in simple to administer cholesterol tests. It involves taking a small amount of blood from the finger. You do not need to be medically trained but a strong health and fitness background is needed, plus some basic training which WellTech can provide. Interpretation is easy especially with our software.
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- Blood Glucose
- CVD Risk Calculation ( QRISK)
- Lung Function
How WellTech Can Help
WellTech offer a range of software solutions to manage the health assessing process all designed to maximise productivity, increase engagement and reduce admin time.
Scheduling appointments is easy with our online booking system and will save you loads of time. Powered by us but fully flexible allowing branding and full editing of communications and content. More info
Preparation is essential. Get your member to fill in all their medical questions and lifestyle data in advance saving you time an admin. It also means that you get their health data in advance which will help you prepare for the MOT and maximise your time. More info
Health Assessing and MOTs
Our health assessing reports look super professional click here to see example and are already used to conduct over 30,000 assessments per year. They take just 5 mins to compile once you have the data and you can email a branded report to your client.
A sought-after feature of the system is the ability to compare results to the latest clinical guidelines and national normative ranges and display results in an easy to understand format using a traffic light system to highlight low to high risk areas across all tests. In addition, the system provides a useful comparison of results for those who take multiple assessments – great for motivation and tracking change. More Info
We offer a range of training courses including our popular Cholesterol, Glucose and CVD using the CardioChek day. It can be run onsite or why not join us in September at Leamington spa on our scheduled course. More Info
From Blood Pressure to cholesterol units we have it covered! We offer a range of clinically validated equipment used by medical and health professionals, ideal for anyone who carries out checks or related testing. Tried and tested equipment from leading brands such as CardioChek and Tanita. More Info
We offer UK support for our software and have top class trainers who can come onsite to train your staff. You can also just call us with any questions as we love a chat!