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Secrets of the Social Gym Connection

What is the one thing that you need to keep in mind to keep people signing up for gym memberships?  What is it about hanging out in a communal space to exercise?  With reasonably priced modern fitness equipment, most people could train at home, so why take the time and expense of traveling to a gym? The answer, I believe is actually pretty simple. People could do a lot of training at home. But who really wants that? It's too easy to slack off and it can get a little lonely. It's the social component of being around other people [...]

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10 Steps to Improve Health Club Ventilation

Having a good ventilation system is important for the health club experience and environment. Fact: Most gyms are indoors and many people are sweating and breathing in recycled air. Problem: Risk of infection is high in gyms with poor ventilation systems. Factors contributing to the problem: 1) Viruses, germs and bacteria thrive; 2) Humid areas compound the problem; Result: 1) Foul smell; 2) Shortness of breath; 3) Infections; 4) Your members will experience incomplete workout sets and poor performances; 5) Ultimately resulting in member avoidance, cancellation, and bad reviews; 6) Waste of money. Real World Experience: I know of a [...]

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Increasing Membership Retention with Health Club Cleanliness

Gyms and fitness clubs are areas that can get dirty pretty quick if not maintained properly. Since the main reason for many to hit the gym is to “sweat it out,” they are bound to get dirty. Having said that, people prefer a clean area where they can workout. Keep in mind that the main reason for exercising is health and a dirty place defeats the purpose and will loose your clients quickly! Apart from cleaning, you also need to ensure that the gym is not smelly where people actually find it irritating to work out.  Don't let uncleanliness be [...]

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