Business, Featured, Fitness, Industry Trends, Vagaro Merchant Services

Discovering Strength at Marisa Allen Fitness 

Marisa Allen, a personal trainer based in Houston, knows that looking great isn’t what motivates her clients to push through burn and fatigue with her week after week. What does? The incredible feeling that newfound strength brings.  

“When their focus shifts from chasing a number on a scale to feeling strong and healthy, I know they’ll hit their goals,” Allen said. 

On Point podcast logo with host Taylor Burke
Beauty, Business, Featured, Fitness, Hair, Vagaro News, Wellness...

Vagaro Launches Podcast, On Point 

Vagaro prides itself on having the depth of industry knowledge to anticipate the needs of its customers. With the launch of its new podcast, On Point, Vagaro gives the world an insider’s view of the many businesses it serves.  The weekly podcast, which launched January 12, features different experts from the salon, fitness, beauty and wellness industries—with the occasional wildcard thrown in. Guests share trade secrets, current industry trends, and tips for running a successful business.  Episode 1, Pivoting the…

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Fitness, Wellness

5 Fitness Trends For 2022 

2022 is in full swing, along with millions of well-intentioned fitness resolutions.   Hold on, though. We believe that this year is going to be different. Why? Well, to say that millions of people around the globe prioritized their health and wellness over the last year would be an understatement.   The public’s zeal for fitness will only grow in 2022—though the industry will look a lot different than…

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export, Fitness, Holidays, Vagaro Pro Spotlight

The Year in Review: Vagaro’s Best of Fitness 2021 

2021 was a great year for the fitness industry, showcasing the resilience and adaptability of gym owners, personal trainers, yoga & Pilates instructors, boxing coaches and many others. They rebounded from the pandemic like the underdogs they are to guide us toward more healthy, lean, strong, flexible, mobile, agile, and graceful bodies. They stoked our self-confidence and helped us improve our eating habits. They sharpened our focus and helped us better manage our stress levels. For all of that, we emphatically say, thank you!  We’d like to give some extra love to five fitness standouts who truly inspired us, each one…

Brian from Traverse
Business, Featured, Fitness, Vagaro Merchant Services, Vagaro Tools

Ninja Warrior Training: A Q&A With Brian Kretsch of Traverse Fitness 

We recently interviewed Brian Kretsch, trainer and manager at Traverse Fitness, a Ninja Warrior gym in Richmond, California. You’ll find the same daunting (and iconic) obstacles inside Traverse that you’d find on the American Ninja Warrior TV show, from the Warped Wall to the Salmon Ladder. Brian knows them all very well. He is one of only two ninjas to compete…