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Target’s Data Breach Impacts the Health Club Industry

Maybe you’ve heard about how retail giant Target had a huge data breach in 2013. If you were exceptionally unfortunate, you know about it because of fraudulent activity somewhere in your personal credit profile. As a gym owner it may be hitting you particularly hard by interfering with your monthly membership revenue. In response you have to chase after payments and update card numbers on a scale that is putting a lot of pressure on you, your managers and your bottom line. The Target Scandal So, what happened to Target? The short answer is that they had something like 70 [...]

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Know Your Gym’s Mission Pt. 2

Who Are You? Where You Are Going & The Vision Thing This is a follow-up to the article about the key values that you need to consider in regard to your customers. There are three things which customers value most, in my experience, that I elaborated in the first article of this topic. Beyond that, you will need to decide on your own list of values, because only you know the reason that you got into the gym ownership business in the first place. Likewise, only you can decide on the vision for your organization. The vision statement of your [...]

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Embracing the Cluster and Responding to Competition

Ever notice that gyms all seem to cluster together in one corner of the neighborhood? It’s like where all four corners of an intersection each have a gas station on them. How does that work? And what does that mean for the small business owner? It works because everyone gets to maximize their presence in the market and the cluster makes everyone more visible than they would be alone. The sum of the businesses is greater than the parts. If you have no other choice but to open a gym in a fitness saturated area, here are some positive economic [...]

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Here We Go Again: New Years Issues And Beyond

The seasonal fluctuations of the gym business are familiar to anyone who’s been a member of a gym for more than a year. Gym owners and managers are even more acutely aware of the seasonal changes in the business because of the changing stress levels that go with the seasons. Gyms have an annual ebb and flow, with a peak of activity with the New Year. It’s the most hectic time with all of the hustle and bustle of resolutions being fulfilled in the form of good intentions and new memberships. Issues of The Resolution Cycle There are a couple [...]

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Resolutions for Action

At first glance you might think that I’ve already covered this topic for the year. But this is a little different; it’s intended to be a straightforward list of resolutions for the New Year. I want to make this a post about looking forward and in the last post on making plans there was a lot of content that I left out simply because there was too much good stuff for one post to cover. So, this is a list of what a fitness business should resolve to do in the New Year. Resolutions are supposed to serve a purpose, [...]

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Time To Reflect And Make Plans

How Does It Look? What Does It Mean? What Needs To Be Done? It’s a great time to draw a line under the past year by looking at what was good, what was bad and what looks to be changing. I’m not talking about Miley Cyrus or politics here, but specifically in the marketplace that you serve as a small gym owner. I’ve been writing about a lot of different topics this year and it’s worth a review to remind readers of what’s been covered and some key points to take away. This is a list that covers the basic [...]

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Gym Insight Breaks Over 1,000 Clients During Christmas 2013!

Less than 9 months after releasing Gym Insight's V2, we were extremely honored to welcome our 1,000 th active user on Christmas Eve. Gym Insight has grown faster than ever anticipated.  We want to thank you all for giving a small, organic software company an opportunity to help benefit your fitness business. The New Year is rapidly approaching and we can hardly contain our excitement to see what is to come.  We have a lot planned for you!  As we diligently work to make Gym Insight Management Software the most cost effective and easiest program on the market, we continue [...]

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Gym Insight Now Internationalized for Canada!

Since the launch of Insight, we have had a significant interest from our neighboring country, Canada.  Slowly, but surely, we have been working on internationalizing our program for Canadian use. We are excited to announce the on-board of our first Canadian gym just a few weeks ago.  After beta testing and working out some bugs, we are now ready for the Canadian gym market.  Gyms in Canada can now enjoy the ease of use of Insights' management program, check in access system, and recurring credit card billing through Authroize.NET. Insight sends a warm welcome to Canada and invites you to [...]

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How Targeted Studios & Small Conventional Fitness Centers Can Work Together

Targeted studios are the young guns of the fitness industry. As a small fitness center owner or manager, you have to respond to their potential threat, or they may figuratively eat your lunch. This type of fitness business represents a significant threat to the conventional gym model. But there are actions you can take as a small fitness center owner or manager. Read on and I’ll explain how. If you have a small conventional gym with a small selection of group classes or no classes at all, you must start considering how to fulfill members’ needs. Be prepared to respond [...]

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Is Your Gym Offering 24-Hour Access Yet?

It seems like everybody has such a hectic schedule these days that more and more services have to be offered around-the-clock. Stores, gyms and even fast food restaurants are open 24 hours a day, to cater to the late-night crowds. Large numbers of people now work nontraditional hours. Shift workers like emergency services workers, doctors and nurses and security staff. Then, of course, along with the blurring of traditional work patterns, there are people who just prefer to be active at night. As a fitness club owner or manager it is very important that you capitalize on this market segment. [...]

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Gym Management Systems for Dummies

As a gym owner, health club operator, or as a freelance personal trainer, without a doubt, one or more of the following questions crosses your mind daily... How much personal training did our Brentwood gym sell last week? Who is the top grossing salesperson at our Freemont club? How did our Spring Valley team perform against their goals last month? How much EFT do we need to set up at our Downtown club to hit our goal this month? Which one of our health clubs is selling the most annual membership agreements? How much EFT did we set up yesterday? [...]

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Gym Business Email Marketing

As an independent gym owner, I have learned a lot over the years.  The growth in knowledge that I have now compared to back then when I opened the doors to my first club is staggering.  I constantly have ideas and thoughts running through my head wishing that I could type as fast as they pass by.  If I had to time write a book on opening a real gym (step-by-step) from the first day you begin to gather plans in your head to the day it became profitable, I would do so in a heartbeat. However, I do not [...]

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