IPhone is a fabulous gadget in the tech sphere. A gamut of never seen features and a platform for an iPhone app developers Toronto to prove his skills in creating apps has made it the ultimate choice in the market. Even the hardware is strongly built to sustain any sort of rough handling by the users. It has given rise to a host of software development tools by experts. These developers can harness the resources available to create apps on games, videos, graphics, audio and more. There has been a rapid development in the process across many nations. It is a healthy competition where even the users are taking active participation in both the ideation and execution of the apps. There is a huge demand for apps from the users, individuals and companies. So this is the moment to capitalize on the rapid growth of iPhone and a huge market for iPhone apps. Before building an app, the user’s preferences are closely monitored. Then it is seen whether the requirements are feasible or not. Well there can hundreds of app ideas but only a handful of them can be practically implemented. App creation is not an easy task. The developer has to be extremely well equipped and agile at the same time.
Surveying the market is a part of the scaffolding process. It is very significant. Developers must have the ability to understand the psyche of the customers. Remember that each app you develop must sell. Otherwise the entire endeavour will be futile. IPhone app developers Toronto often lack the relevant strategies to highlight the end product effectively. Therefore proper marketing strategies are very important. A proper plan should be initiated in the beginning itself. It prevents wastage of time to a great extent. An app is only successful if it sells, otherwise not. So a close working of both the clients and the developers is very essential. Even the marketing personnel can give their valuable ideas to enhance the chances of captivating the app market. Developers often offer free trials of the apps they have created to woo the users. As an interest gets created among various users, your app builds a reputation for itself in the industry.
This field is now populated with creative people from around the world. Every nation has its own cultural psychology which plays an important part in building an iPhone app. It revitalizes a certain group of people, helps a firm to garner more revenue and creates a hub for itself in the gaming and entertainment arena. Kids also have a lot to do with these sleek apps. A lot of education stuff has been churned out in this tech development. Now a virtual classroom is a vital ingredient in a schoolboy’s life. If we are focusing on the entertainment industry then there are ample of opportunities for developers, individuals and companies to explore the world of iPhone apps. Nowadays big banner films and musical concerts are being hugely promoted through exclusive apps. These apps are meant for publicity and also for displaying the creative affluence of the developers. Users can connect with the cast and crew of movies and can win a game show virtually through some amazing apps. Specialized apps are also built to disseminate business related news through bulletin apps. These are crafted keeping in mind the requirements of the particular business.
It is very easy to find a financial plan online. A simple Google search will come up with several formal plans that have been tried and tested by millions of people. An example is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University that many individuals and families have used to build an emergency fund, cut expenses, pay down debt and invest for the future. However, like all plans, it is only a format to that needs to be followed. From time to time I give financial advisor Ahmedabad advice to friends and family and I find that it is only helpful in so far as it is applied. My wife and I are working through our Baby Steps as part of our Total Money Makeover and honestly we get off track sometimes, particularly with entertainment expenses. So I’ve come up with a list that helps me stay on track financially.
Keep it Simple
There is a funny Schwa b commercial where the guy demands a “simple let’s make it happen retirement plan.” Many people can identify with this idea. When you consider the most effective plans, they are the plans that have simple steps or basic principles that can be applied to any individual no matter what their net worth. The most common principles being low leverage, spend less than you make, make wise investments, etc. Of course, the implementation of the plan must take into consideration the needs and goals of the individual.
Marriage, divorce, raising children, changing jobs, losing jobs, disabilities, death, tax law changes, all need to be considered in working a financial plan. It’s impossible to plan for every life circumstance, but it is possible to set goals that allow life to happen. My stance is to control what I can control and deal with whatever else life throws my way.
Be Held Accountable
Your spouse, closest friend, financial advisor Ahmedabad can all provide the needed accountability in achieving your financial goals. As my wife and I work through the Total Money Makeover we communicate with our friends and we hold each other accountable. Otherwise, it would be nearly impossible to pay off the debt and delay the gratification that we have so far.
There you have it, some simple ideas on staying on track financially. Share you experience. What are you doing to stay on track financially?
Protein drinks or beverages fortified with protein, have been used since the late 1960’s as supplements by those in bodybuilding or sports training circles. As can be seen below, (this product was a fish protein drink in a can). They progressed from actual meat and dried meat products in liquids (OMG), to soy and egg powders, then whey powders. Recently, protein drinks have been made using whey protein and water powder instead of milk. This reduces overall calories, reduces sugars/fats/carbs. They are more quickly digested than milk based protein water drinks.
Shown above (right), a Ready-to-go protein water drink from the 1960’s. Hard to stomach compared to the best protein water found today, ION-X Protein water (left).
Recommended daily allowances for protein are cited at 0.8g per kilo of body weight, however it is suggested that during strength training this doubles (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-shake-before-or-after-workout#exercise-and-protein). There is some debate about when to consume a protein drink in relation to exercise, (before, during, after). Some newer research suggests that timing may be less important than amount. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23360586).
In recent years, there has been a massive growth in protein supplements. Australian consumers are also the highest per capita purchasers of protein supplements in the world. Whilst the majority of these ready-to-go protein drinks are purchased within 45 minutes of training/exs, now a growing number (10-15%) are purchased for as snacks. (Vitaco Holdings, Bulking up, Oct 19, 2015).
Use of a protein water drink product is highly indicated for gastric sleeve diet, or a liquid diet after gastric sleeve surgery. When considering a diet after gastric sleeve surgery, patients are recommended to look for 20-30g of high quality protein, less than 300 calories and less than 15g of sugars in a protein drink. ION-X protein water satisfies this by having 30g of the highest quality protein, 120 calories and less than 1g sugars.
Protein waters can be used closer to training than traditional milk based high carb protein drinks, or even during training. This is because they have less carbs and competition, essentially in the stomach. Some sports nutritionists and trainers are now recommending protein intake immediately before and during training. We are not recommending a protein water diet, however protein water can be a handy convenient source of food for those engaged in training.
Similar to the early days of traditional milk based protein drinks, protein water brands have had some problems. Many make bold and silly claims, (e.g., they are the most technologically advanced drinks in the world 😊), and all say they taste great. Astringency, or dry taste is a big problem for protein water drinks Australia. Simply mixing protein powder and water always results in a dry taste. Only ION-X Protein water has managed to mask this dry taste.
The superior taste of the best protein water, ION-X Protein Water comes from using special natural flavourings and concentrated fruit extracts, playing with acidity, and a specialised heating & cooling process. We also spent a lot of time in researching the product. The other brands, including IsoPure and Bodiez simply throw in some sweetener with protein powder and water (which is why they taste the way they do). ION-X also uses an expensive highly processed whey powder with a higher percentage of protein, not a cheap protein powder like the other brands.
The best protein water drinks in Australia, are the ION-X Protein Water range. Of all the protein water brands it is universally acknowledged that ION-X is the only product that tastes anything like a normal drink. It is also rated as being “lighter” and not syrupy and not too sweet. When protein water brands are tasted by blind or unknowing tasters, ION-X Protein Water has never lost a single tasting. The difference is very noticeable.
Where to buy protein waters ? if you google protein water you will find many different, often new, companies selling protein water. Some companies are selling a cheap protein powder sachet to be mixed with water. The question is not where to buy protein water, but where to buy the best protein water.
John Brownhill is a Gold Coast based Clinical Psychologist and entrepreneur. He is the older brother of Tom Brownhill, former professional tennis player. John was born in Kempsey, country New South Wales, Australia. In his clinical practice, John specialises in Pain management and addictions.
On a hot day in 2015 after a gym session he realised he didn’t want to drink the chocolate whey drink he had previously purchased, he went home and mixed some protein powder with water, it tasted terrible. So, he went online and found a protein water product, “they said it tasted fantastic in their advertising, but when I tried it, it was undrinkable”.
He saw an opportunity. However, finding a chemist able to mask the dry taste associated with protein waters and keep the sugars down was a challenge. “I promised myself I wouldn’t make a product like the protein waters I had tried, if I couldn’t improve I would stay home”, he says. John eventually found a food chemist that could do it, this chemist and his wife turned out to be valuable sources of information about the beverage industry and the business of manufacturing , “they are sometimes adult supervision”, he says.
Of course, getting manufactured and distributed was no easy matter. The supplements industry is often compared to the wild west. “I got ripped off by my first distributor”, he says. “I already had a good career, which was vey challenging on its own, so I had to ask myself some hard questions”.
John claims not to have any spare time, “but if I did”, he claims, “I would read and go to the beach with my niece Lucy”.
Protein fortified drinks, Protein drinks have been used in the context of physical training for decades. Modern protein drinks have a whey protein source. Some of the older protein drinks would not have been very nice to drink. Recently, protein water (water fortified with protein) products have become available.
Australian’s are considered the highest per capita consumers of protein supplements in the world, with most ready-to-go protein drinks being purchased within 45 minutes of exercise. There is some debate about when to consume a protein drink in relation to exercise, (before, during, after). Some newer research suggests that timing may be less important than amount.
There is recognition that during period of physical training protein requirements increase significantly. Additionally, there is recognition that use of a protein water drink product is highly indicated for gastric sleeve diet, or a liquid diet after gastric sleeve or weight loss surgery.
Protein water products have a number of advantages over milk based products. Protein waters can be used closer to training than traditional milk based high carb protein drinks, or even during training. This is because they have less carbs and competition for digestion.
An issue with protein waters is a dry taste called astringency. ION-X Protein Water is the only product that has managed to mask this. The superior taste of the best protein water, ION-X Protein Water comes from using special natural flavourings and concentrated fruit extracts, playing with acidity, and a specialised heating & cooling process. The company reports spending several years in research & development. ION-X Protein Water is considered significantly better than other protein waters on the market.
I’m just going to put this out here: it is downright difficult to compete in the fitness industry these days, let alone set yourself up for long-term financial success. I read a statistic recently that indicated there were nearly 37,000 health clubs/fitness centers in the United States alone. So, how in the world are you going to make sure that what you offer not only brings in enough clients to keep your head above water, but also generates enough revenue that you can rest assured that the lights will come on for another day and you may even be able to take that vacation you’ve been dreaming about for years?
Here are 5 Go-To Methods I recommend to all of my consulting clients to ensure their gym is around longer than it took to build it out marketing for fitness businesses:
Adjust your business model to include layers of memberships.
There are many gyms out there that exist solely in one niche – one price point, one type of membership. In this current climate, that’s not going to keep you competitive. If you introduce multiple price points, you can cast a wider net to attract more potential clients in different demographic segments.
Start with your basic membership – the lowest price point – these are the people who just want to come in, do their own thing and leave. They will not require too much of your time which is good, because they’re not paying for it. Level that up to your next price point and introduce large group/team training ie: boot camps, yoga, spin – any type of class where you can have one instructor who is giving specific exercises, but in a larger group setting. It’s a little more structured, but still not too much personal attention. Your next level should be a couple of sessions of small group training per week where you cap your group to 4-6 people and each individual gets more attention. That can be bumped up again to include unlimited small group training sessions for a higher price tag. Round out your price list with private one-on-one training for those clients who want a completely individualized program and a lot of attention. Each level will appeal to a different type of client and require a specific level of interaction in direct relation to the price tag.
You MUST have multiple profit centers – ideally 6-8 sources.
This is where many gyms set themselves up for failure. What do I mean by this? Diversify your offerings! Just like with stocks, you do not ever want to put all of your eggs in one basket. What if that basket breaks? Your completely out of luck. Don’t tie all of your potential into one profit center. Explore alternate product offerings such as supplements, sports performance, nutrition, heart rate monitors, specialty programs, saunas, massage/FST, workshops, clinics, seminars…the list is only limited by your own creativity. Whatever you do will not only open up another revenue stream, but will also increase your overall visibility and perceived value in the community, in turn leading to additional potential clients.
If you don’t currently offer Small Group Training (SGT), get that set up immediately.
Over the past ten years, private training clients have become fewer and further between. At the same time, the interest in small group training (4-6 clients) has grown exponentially. While my gym tends to attract more private training clients than many across the nation due to its location, I still wanted to figure out how to take advantage of the SGT trend and make it just as lucrative for my gym and it worked out perfectly. Now, they are not only tied to the trainers, the program and the gym itself; they are now tied with the other members in the group. It creates more of a bond.
Let’s use my own numbers at Pulse Fitness for reference. My trainer was already going to set aside an hour of his time for Private Training Client A for $80. For that same hour of his time, we decided to replace out the single session PT client with a SGT session. I lowered the individual cost of each client to $45 per client and raised the number of clients to 4 in same time slot. I am now bringing in $180 for the same hour with the same coach which is more than 2.5 times the total I collected for the single private training client during the same amount of time. Why wouldn’t you do this?! Not to mention that most of our PT clients only purchase a handful of sessions and then move on. Our SGT clients tend to sign monthly contracts that earn this same hourly rate month after month. Don’t miss out on that piece of the financial pie.
Do not pay your trainers per head, per session or a percentage. Pay your trainers a flat rate for their time; not for what they’re doing.
This does several things for you. First of all, it keeps your employee costs predictable every month. Gym Owners are, as a whole, pretty bad with money. As soon as it comes in, we spend it. This way, there are no surprises when it comes to payroll and you know exactly how much is left over to cover any unexpected expenses. Secondly, it doesn’t matter if your trainer has one client or 30, your costs do not change. You can keep your coaches on a set schedule that is hourly so that no matter what they do, they make the same amount. This puts you in charge of your own gym, your own payroll, your trainers and your own money – not the other way around.
Stop selling sessions!
If there is only one thing that you take away from this blog, remember this: stop selling sessions and start selling results. Everyone is different and it takes a different amount of time to reach their goals. There is no way to say that someone can reach their goal in 5 sessions, 10 sessions, or more, especially since these session packages don’t usually expire. One client may come in 5 x week and spend the entire 10-session package by week two; another may come in twice one week and you won’t see their smiling face again for a month! Hence any results they may have expected or you may have promised are impossible to predict.
Additionally, most trainers are not very good sales people as they intrinsically want to help people and feel “bad” asking for money from the same clients time and again. Remove that obstacle and sell people into monthly memberships with x sessions per month instead of x sessions total. Sell them into the long-term results they will get from continuing with a program – lose body fat, increase self-confidence, feel great about themselves, or accomplish the impossible. This way, you’re only selling a client once and you will have recurring monthly EFTs.
The Personal training Fort Lauderdale program involves a 5, 10 or 15 week commitment on your behalf. In return you receive “one to one “personal attention, OR if you prefer bring a friend or two. Each client is individual so the program will be designed around you, your needs, and your goals. You follow a healthy eating plan and meet with Dee twice a week at her state of the art, fully equipped studio where the real work takes place.
On your first visit, there will be a weigh in and you will be measured and have your body fat taken (yes, you must have these done!), but don’t worry, if this is not a pleasant idea remember that by the end of the program you will be happy to jump on that scales to see all the weight (and inches) you have lost.
Each week, you will decide with Dee how much weight to lose and with hard work, as you reach your target a new one is then set for the following week. During the sessions both you and Dee workout together, with Dee keeping you motivated and on track.
At the end of your program, when the final weigh-in and measurements take place, you will be transformed. Your weight-loss targets will have been met and you’re eating habits changed forever.
What are the benefits of Personal training fort Lauderdale with us?
No 1 : Motivation.
This is the single most prominent reason clients come to us. We all know that to keep fit and lose weight, then healthy eating and exercise is the only way to go for long lasting success, but why is it so difficult to keep it up? Self-Motivation is hard to maintain all the time. That’s where us comes in. She is “Ms. Motivator”. Don’t worries if you have failed in the past at exercise and losing weight….you didn’t have Dee on your side then: But you do now and that will be the difference between succeeding or falling at the first hurdle. Dee brings fun back to exercise and will have you looking forward to your sessions and not avoiding the gym like you have done in the past. You will stay focused and determined and your goals will be getting closer with every passing week.
No 2: Individual Program designed around YOU.
Have you joined a gym and been given a program that everyone else has and still be on that same program months later? People find that once you join a gym, the staff forgets about you and you are left to your own devices. Not with Tipp Top Personal training Fort Lauderdale!! You have different needs and goals from everyone else and Dee recognises this. You get a program that is tailored to you 100% and it changes all the time, as you become stronger and fitter (which happens fast!!). You can be sure that the exercises you are doing and the healthy eating plan you are following, is constructed around you and no one else. This is YOUR time…..this is YOUR Program and it WORKS!!
No 3: Efficiency.
Have you spent hours in the past in the gym, not seen any results or deprived yourself of your favourite foods and not seen any weight loss. Well now you can stop wasting time and finally get value for your money. When you work with Dee, you are part of a team. Your time will be used effectively. No more wasted workouts or wasted hours. Every minute counts and you get 100% attention so you use 100% of your time to get the most out of your workouts.
No 4: Privacy.
People who are overweight might be more self-conscious so going to the gym with all those people and all those machines can be daunting. That is not a problem with Tipp Top Personal training Fort Lauderdale. ITS ALL ABOUT YOU here. There is no one looking, no machines to try and figure out how to use, no thoughts that you are not as good as the next person. Here, it’s just you and Dee. Dee is on your side, encouraging you to become the person you know you can be.
No 5: IT’S WORKS!!
When it all boils down to it, Personal training fort Lauderdale Works!! If you want to lose weight, tone up or get fit and if you want results then look no further. Are you one of those people who have joined gyms in the past or tried all of those crazy diets…..and none of them worked. Well, don’t worry, you are in good company. So, stop repeating those old patterns, quit the entire yoyo dieting, say goodbye to the guilt and say HELLO to the NEW YOU!!
Protein water diet is becoming very common among the teenagers. We see many teenagers opting for gym and muscle building plans as heavy muscles fascinate all of them. Even most of us start doing body building at the age of 17 to 18 therefore it does not matter if you are a teenager and opting for protein water diet. Most of the females opt for a protein water with their diet plan to lose weight as they are even more conscious about their fitness.
Therefore if you are a teenager and doing body building you definitely need to adopt some diet plan which can help you in growth of your muscles. A balanced diet with some good protein waters will help you in gaining more muscle mass which is one of the major things every other body builder tries to achieve. It is only possible if you do some great routine workouts and also provide the body with maximum energy required to overcome the energy lost during workouts.
The day you will join a gym and do any sort of work out which you had never done in your life will result into small tears on your muscles and a proper diet which is protein rich will help your muscles to repair those small microscopic tears caused by the heavy workouts. You might notice that you will not even be able to move your arms on the first day after gym and that’s the time when you need to take actions on your diet because your normal diet will not help your muscles to repair quickly and hence it will distract you from doing some good workouts in the coming days. Many teenagers who start doing body building and never see any major results, the reason is simply they never pay any attention towards the nutrition needs of their body. As body building needs high concentration from you in your diet.
For females who are opting for fitness may also not see significant improvement in their level of fitness because they never paid attention to their diet. Taking alone protein waters will not help you to achieve all those goals you must make your diet very balanced to obtain those significant results which you desire. Same goes for all those males who are trying to lose weight.
All those teenage girls who are into body building must know that your diet plays an important role in your muscle mass gaining as it helps the male. This is a major reason why nowadays protein water manufacturers have highly designed specific protein waters only for female. The reason is very simple because there is a little difference in the metabolism of female and male bodies and in sight of those differences the manufacturers have designed specific products only for females which will impact their body in a better way.
There are many protein waters for teenagers available in market. Hence if you are a teenager and you are taking protein water diet be sure to extract the maximum out of it by knowing exactly what your body requires and which shake will help you to achieve your desired results.
There are a number of ways an exercise can be made harder other than packing on more weight. This is important knowledge for injury prevention as well as for specific training purposes. A personal trainer Richmond BC will have the knowledge to scale up and down the movement depending on the level of the client or athlete.
Let’s take the bench press exercise for an example. A regular bench press would have the tempo of one second down and one second up; which is great for learning and practicing technique. However, when more intensity is needed, you can alter the tempo for more gains. A longer tempo is generally harder; for an example three seconds on the way down and one second on the way up. Reaching the same number of reps with slow tempo will be much more difficult. A personal trainer Richmond BC will alter the tempo depending on client and athlete needs.
2.) Unilateral movements
As humans we are not perfect and we will have imperfections. One of which are physical imbalances; left and right, front and back, top and bottom. Once we are comfortable with the form of a bilateral exercise, such as the barbell bench press, we can transfer it to a unilateral form – the dumbbell chest press. If we have an imbalance one arm will generally be weaker than the other. Our goal now is to balance both arms with independent resistance. A personal trainer Richmond BC will be sure to spot clients to ensure safety.
3.) Accommodating resistance
Now we’re getting fancy. The barbell bench press has a constant tension on the chest, shoulders and triceps. When we add an accommodating resistance, we are changing the amount of tension throughout the movement. This can be done through adding chains or resistance bands on the bar. Now when we perform the movement, it gets harder as we finish the press. This will train our lock-out strength at the end of the movement.
If you need more personalized help with your exercise and training. Contact the best personal trainer Richmond BC, Surrey, and Langley.
One of the most difficult things when organizing a Hens night Adelaide is deciding what fun hens night games to play – here is a list of a few I know and the ones I would avoid in my experience.
All of these games are best enjoyed with groups of 16+ and are definitely best enjoyed with topless waiters! Here are the best hens night games.
Good hens night games;
Separate the girls into even groups (2-3) and make them battle it out in an epic sculpting contest of who can sculpt the best penis! Give each girls different prizes, most realistic, most creative and best representative of grooms! Let the Topless Waiters choose your winner! All you need is a few tubs of playdough, you can give them out at the end of the night to ladies with children/nephews anyway.
Q & A
Have the groom record himself answering pre-determined questions given to him by the bridal party about their relationship (make them interesting and a bit embarrassing) – then have bride answer the same questions – whenever her answer doesn’t line up with the grooms she has to take a shot! When it does line up, the bride can nominate another to do the shot!
Jelly shots are great for this game, use a topless waiter to do body shots off for extra punishment! Don’t make the questions boring and keep it to 5-6 questions (otherwise the game can drag on), it’s more interesting to ask raunchy questions, which will force the bride to either lie or to guess whether her husband is going to lie!
Toilet Paper Game
This one is a classic, it consists of grouping up into pairs with one decorator and one model!
Essentially you must dress your model into the best toilet paper bridal dress possible! Place a timer on to give a sense of urgency, then perform a catwalk and let the Topless Waiters pick out the winner! Maybe not the best game to pay if someone is very environmentally friendly though… (save the trees!) A fun twist is to see how long the ladies can leave their dresses on for – with a prize for the winner (I’ve seen ladies take this so seriously they wear their toilet paper dresses out!!)
Ping Pong Twerk Off
Attach an empty tissue box to the bum of the different competitors and fill it with ping pong balls! They then must twerk-off and whoever gets all the ping pong balls out first wins!
Malteser in bowl game
This game involves girls forming teams of two and attempting to pick up a malteser out of a bowl using a straw and drop it off in a bowl – it is not a terrible game but it tends to be actually very hard and quickly grows quite boring. If you’re going to do this make sure you don’t use too many maltesers otherwise it will take ages!
Popping Balloons on people in sex positions
This is one that sounds like it would be a lot of fun in theory, but in practice almost always devolves into stupidity – basically anything that involves popping balloons is actually really hard to execute! Why? Because balloons are actually really hard to pop! You actually have to squeeze extremely hard on the person to pop the balloon and even then it may not pop – people begin using sharp objects or dig in their nails and the whole purpose of the game just gets ruined!
Games in general are a great addition to spice up a hens night, however they are not really essential to make your night a good one. If you see the ladies having a good time just chatting on their own and the party has good vibes then there is no real need to stop everything in order to play a game, however if it is a little dull then that’s a great time to get everyone into a game and a few shots in their bellies! I wouldn’t go too overboard on the games, 1-2 games across a 3-4 hour period is more than enough! Many hens I’ve been to don’t even play any hens night games, each to their own. All of John Parker’s Hens night packages Adelaide contain 2 free hens night games to spice up your event, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
There are many thoughts, opinions, excuses and fears about stepping foot into a golf fitness Scottsdale gym and creating a new healthy lifestyle that you have pictured in your mind. Typically there are two types of people. Type 1, the person who struggles to consistently bring himself or herself to training sessions and also struggles equally to eat right. This type of person does not like going to training sessions or likes changing their nutrition habits. It is viewed as a chore, quits, restarts and falls off the horse more than once. This person has yet to make the transition. Type 2, the person who has embraced a healthy lifestyle, consistently making their training sessions, has their nutrition and eating habits under control, hates to miss a workout and doesn’t need to be nudged any further to be hit their goals. This person has made the transition. There is no one strategy that works for everyone but there is a psychology of change that I want to introduce you to if you have not yet heard of it already. It is called The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Scientists and psychologists came up with this model to explain processes of stages that behavior change typically occurs according to research.
There are six stages of change and it all starts with stage one which is called precontemplation. This is a point where people don’t even consider taking action within the upcoming six months. The reasons as to why are all over ranging from scared about their inability to change after failing in the past, consequences of their current behavior etc. Typically in this stage they avoid reading, writing, talking or thinking about their behavior because they don’t want to change. Often characterized as unmotivated.
Stage 2 of this model is called contemplation. It is informally known as the “thinking about it stage” In this stage you might find someone intending to make the change within a 6 month window. In this stage someone is more aware of the pros but also well aware of the cons. The pros and cons can cause hesitation and keep people stuck on the fence.
Stage 3 Preparation, It is the stage where someone really intends to take action within 30 days. Most of the time the have already taken one significant step toward their new goal behavior such as seeking a golf fitness Scottsdale gym or searching for training information online.
Stage 4 is the action stage. Someone in this stage has already made specific changes to their lifestyles in the last 6 months. Although action is great and it is the driving factor it should not be looked at as a successful behavior change. You might ask why? That is because not every effort can be looked at as sufficient enough to reduce risks for falling off the horse yet again.
Stage 5 the maintenance stage. In this stage modifications have been made similar to stage 4 but they are further along because they do not need to apply change processes as often as during stage 4. Working on preventing falling back into their old behavior patterns and are more confident they will continue with their changes. It was estimated this part of the change last approximately six months to about five years.
Lastly, stage 6 termination. Once this stage is reached there is zero temptation to fall back to old behavior. 100% self-efficacy which results to the confidence in their own ability to achieve their desired results. No matter how, bored, tired, stressed, fatigued they may be they will not return to their old self. They behave as if their previous habits and lifestyle were never lived by them at all. Recognize your stage of change and use it to evaluate yourself and use it to benefit you to reaching your goals.
With the increase of savvy users and accelerated digital innovation, there has been a dramatic rise in the quality of apps. Leading mobile app developers Toronto have taken notice, and are capitalizing on several trends to stay ahead of their users.
Mobile app developers Toronto have discovered that in order to transform the mobile experience, they have to harness the latest and best tools to keep users coming back. Forward-thinking app developers are employing a 3-fold way to achieve this.
The first trend is to transition from basic apps to mobile experiences. The second is to evolve from simple, data-awareness functions to smart, data-driven, adaptive apps. And, third, to drop monolithic apps that “do everything” to single-purpose, lightweight apps.
Let’s Take a Look at 5 Apps that Have Been Specially Built for Torontonians by app Developers Toronto.
SafeTTC is a free app that’s available on all mobile devices, allowing riders to document incidents using photos and descriptions while using the transit system. This quickly alerts transit control at a faster rate than it would otherwise.
Pushing for greater safety on its vehicles and at its stations, the TTC launched this app to help riders report incidents of harassment. This enables riders to stay closer to TTC personnel and works to reduce the use of social media that can result in shaming other riders, and TTC employees for their sometimes poor, but perhaps not illegal behavior.
Have last minute trouble figuring out what to wear in the morning? Mylo is an app that helps you choose what to wear instead of frantically going through your closet by making recommendations based on weather and other occasions. If it’s raining outside, the app will help you choose what to wear by making a recommendation from its built-in menswear shop. With a clean interface featuring the finest staples around, the one-touch shopping experience makes for easy, quick purchases.
We all experience the dreaded task of inputting at least six character long passwords that include a number, a letter, and a symbol. And, what often happens, is that we lose track of all our accounts. On a daily basis, we use so many different accounts that changing the password every time we log in or using the same password for each account creates a mess.
1Password mobile app developers Toronto developed an app that consolidates all security materials on any device in one place, where it’s easily possible to find your most important information. 1Password stores login credentials, and secures notes as well as credit cards and identities.
City TV’s app gives users the ability to keep up with their favorite TV shows by sending them notifications as they become available. The attractive user interface allows users to access the latest shows from Canada and US. It has full episodes of TV shows as well as interviews and webisodes.
Tim Horton’s coffee is a Canadian obsession. The TimmyMe app is meant to find users the closest Tim Horton’s store near them. This is helpful when visiting cities in Canada that travelers aren’t familiar with. In addition, there is also a notepad to jot down a friend’s order, while each store provides details such as address, phone number, and drive-thru availability.
What to Do When You have an App Idea.
The best place to start is Google. You’d be surprised to learn that many people with a great idea don’t do their homework on what the market and the competition look like.
Start by going to the App Store, Google Play Store, Yahoo, and Bing to find out whether or not the market has a lot of players. This will provide you with an idea of whether or not you have a chance in the market. Once you have a better understanding of what’s out there, you can then see how to position and differentiate yourself.
Before starting to develop a software that will cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, try to do it for free. This way, you can see if you can validate whether or not it’s a good idea. For instance, if your idea is to create an app that locates all cafes with Wifi, you should start by tracking all the locations down yourself, adding them into a spreadsheet, putting them on the map and social media, and building a free or cheap website and app to see if you can gain traction. You have to figure out if this is something people would be interested in.
If you gain interest and signups, there is the possibility of you getting funded as you will have some numbers to present to investors saying: “Hey, my idea is working!”
Now that you’ve got a product that is gaining traction and has got some capital, you need to figure out what the core features you want to have in your product. Figure out a way to develop these features with the budget you have. The last thing you want is to create a product that costs more than it should and no one ending up using it. Aim to waste as little money as possible.
Building a beta version, launching it, and learning from it will enable you to take these learnings along with feedback that you will get, and from there you will be able to start the process of building your app. For the well-known apps that are out there, this has been their method. These start-ups are always adding updates and features to enhance their product based on user feedback.
The best advice for you when developing a mobile app is starting small. Do research – Google is your friend. It’s critical to make initial research to make sure you will be investing in something that you are passionate about, and something that has demanded.