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Flat Rate Pricing Plans Now Available!

At Insight, we listen to our clients' requests and make those requests a reality! Over the past couple of months, we have been diligently working on re-structuring and beta testing our  pricing model to include flat rate monthly plans! You can still sign up for free to see if Insight is right for your fitness business. The only difference now, is that we offer flat rate pricing for the full integrated Insight experience! Once you register for a free account, click on the green "Upgrade" button to view the NEW pricing plans and start benefiting from greater Insight into your [...]

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Measure, Improve & Grow Your Business’ Profit!

The age old adage “what gets measured gets improved” holds a lot of value for businesses. This phrase is often tossed around when you are being convinced to add a metric to your scorecard or in today's world of technology, the dashboard. The basic theory underlying this phrase is that if you can measure “x”, then you will improve the performance of your business. But the implementation of this phrase isn’t an easy task. Merely measuring a quantity doesn’t ensure that if actions are taken the performance will improve. For instance, consider how a rain gauge works. The gauge shows [...]

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PayPal for Gym Businesses

Health Clubs or training studios that have just opened their doors will require an efficient system of receiving payments. Instead of having a landscape system, it is much easier if your accounts are taken care of through a payment gateway online. Additionally, payment gateways configured with a gym management system has many advantages. This post will focus on one payment gateway, PayPal. PayPal specifically is set up to where a new health clubs and personal trainers can easily acquire a merchant account in a shorter amount of time than most other payment gateway options. 1. Simple and easy to use [...]

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How to Adequately Prepare Your Fitness Business for a Grand Opening

Fitness facilities generally involve a large amount of investment in the beginning and high maintenance costs throughout. On top of this, keeping up with the competition in terms of technology and training is another expense. Returns come much after this chunk of money is being fueled into the heart and soul of the business. What this implies is that you must have a great start to break-even as soon as possible. Your facility deserves a huge opening so that people know that a lot of effort and money has been put into a project for their benefit. Here are some [...]

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7 Ways to Overcome Price Objections when Selling Health Club Memberships

Closing a deal when selling health club memberships is not easy nowadays. With the boom in the fitness industry, more and more health clubs are offering attractive deals and discounts to bring in more members. When making any sale, you need to have the knowledge and skills to handle any type of objections. You may not find it difficult to do this, but price objections are the most difficult to handle. Even if your prospective clients want the deal, the price may be holding them back. Here’s what you have to do to close the sale: 1) Wait for the [...]

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Most Current Fitness Industry Statistics – Part 1

This is part 1 of a multiple part series. We have recently seen an immense increase in profitability of the fitness industry. This also means that there is an attractive prospect in terms of jobs and businesses in the industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that the number of jobs within this industry is expected to increase by more than 23% over the next 10 years.[i] The bureau also said that the number of jobs available under “fitness and recreational sports centers” even went up to 484,200 in 2010.[ii] Economists justify this prediction by looking at how businesses [...]

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How Health Club Management is Like a Swan on a River

Picture swans sitting on a river, big and elegant white birds that glide across the water, seemingly without effort. They make it look so easy, don’t they? They just seem to glide along, with hardly any visible exertion above the waterline. But here’s the secret: If you could see them from the underwater perspective, it would be a totally different story. You'd see their little legs paddling away furiously against the river current, (kind of like that super competitive guy who’s always trying to “win” in the spinning class). That’s why a big white waterfowl, the swan, is a great [...]

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Insight Cuts Through the Distractions

What Gym Software Can Do For You The whole point of owning a gym is to be able to take control of your own destiny.  You can have a great job that’s more exciting than the daily grind of office work, gives you freedom and you get to help others achieve health and fitness. What could be more rewarding? That is, if you can overcome the types of distractions that are likely to undermine your efforts and steal the hours from your day. These distractions come in many forms but you can beat them with effective management and the use [...]

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How the 2013 Fitness Industry Trends Could Affect Your Business

Gym Industry Trends In 2013 The 2012-2013 Edition of Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor has projected that the employment of fitness instructors and trainers will grow by 24% from 2010 to 2020.[1] The handbook further states this increased demand for professionals in fitness industry originates from the changed perception of insurance companies and businesses about fitness.[2] Today, organizations recognize the benefits of fitness and health programs for people and this has resulted in more incentives for people to join gyms and other fitness facilities. Fitness Trends of 2013 Let’s take a look at the top [...]

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Insight v2 Free Gym Management Software

We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you new updated, aesthetically pleasing, and user friendly intuitive software!  Without any obligations, or human interaction, begin entering your fitness business members within seconds of registering for an account. You may say, "How is this different than the old version of Insight?" I am glad you asked! Insight V2 Free Software is no longer for the 30 day trial demo version. Now, once you enter an account, or a new account if you are a returning user under the old version, you will have unlimited access to the management software [...]

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Pull Your Head Out of Your Back Office!

Do you want to work in an office cubicle? I didn't think so. I don't either, but if you do, you certainly don't want to be working in a cubicle in the back of a gym. You want to be in a big office somewhere with glass walls, photocopiers, fluorescent lighting and a different necktie for every day of the week. On the other hand, if you want to work at a gym you really don't want to be stuck in a cubicle in the back office. Most people who take up a career running a gym do so with [...]

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Small Gym Management: From Pen and Paper to Nightmare to Software

I can’t think of one personal trainer, group fitness instructor, or even hardcore recreational gym goer that has not thought about, at one point or another, opening their own training facility. One of the best problems to run into when opening your own gym is the growing pains associated with selling a great product. Obviously, in a situation like this, organization is key to the long term success of the facility. From personal experience, I was on board with a small new private training facility that started experiencing these exact problems. Early on, everything was handled via pen, paper, and [...]

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Competitive Advantage of Gym Management Software

Although this article is a little more dry and technical than the previous ones, it gives a little bit more background as to why Insight into your fitness business, is so important to compete in this day and age.  I hope you enjoy the guest post by Jhilmil P. A little bit of history: It appears as though the gym management system was first coined in the 1980’s by chief executive officer Mark Mastrov of 24- Hour Fitness. Mastrov’s movement incorporated a gym software system with payment processing into a 24 hour member accessable gym. (Success, 2012). Thereafter, gym management [...]

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Insight: How To Run A Report + Report Index

Sure, the electronic logging, calculating is great but what makes the program, Insight? Our automated reports can be ran at any moment - whether to check daily production, user productivity, company performance, payroll and more. Why is the reporting feature such a highlight of Insight? For starters, all reports are calculated within the program (no more spending time crunching sales numbers), you can run a report at any time of the day so you know EXACTLY what your business is doing. But, the most noteworthy feature of Insight reports is the automated email capabilities.That's right, you don't event have to [...]

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