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How to clear your gym timetable over the holidays period.

December 16th, 2020

As another year draws to an end, many gyms will be reducing their staffed hours to give staff holidays for some well-deserved rest. For some clubs, this will mean restricting the time that members can work out, while members from clubs operating on 24/7 access control may only notice a difference if they attend classes or personal trainer sessions.

To avoid members making bookings and paying for classes or PT sessions that are not going to be running due to these holidays, we recommend taking the time now to update your club schedule. This quick guide will show you …

Optimizing How You Use Gym Software To Improve Your Club’s Bottom Line.

September 17th, 2020

As in our previous post, 2020 has been a year that has forced numerous fitness clubs to shift to a defensive business strategy or a proactive one that saw them divest into areas which they never previously considered to maintain cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. From reducing expenses such as staffing and advertising to taking their fitness classes online and selling “online memberships” to accommodate restrictions imposed by governments, the incredible strain of the virus has forced gym businesses around the world to make difficult decisions to maintain profitability.

While big fundamental shifts such as those outlined above may …

Cutting costs during a recession: How gym software can save your club money.

July 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and it’s associated lock-downs and job losses have had numerous impacts on the global economy, which, for many industries has been negative–the fitness industry, unfortunately, falls within this category. The government imposed restrictions, coupled with the fear of contracting the virus has resulted in gyms around the world losing a sizeable amount of income, putting pressure on business owners to find ways to remain open and in the green.

There are numerous ways in which gyms have been achieving this thus far, however, at the core, these are all associated with cashflow (bringing more cash in, and/or …

Gym Competition Ideas for Engagement & Retention

July 1st, 2020
Member engagement is a core antecedent towards improving the rates of retention for gym members, which is highly important to maintaining a profitable gym business given the current climate of the fitness industry being battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s associated lock-downs and economic consequences. For the sake of simplicity, this post will divide the most popular forms of gym competitions into three key categories. This is by no means an exhaustive list, merely just a few ideas to get you going–we recommend putting some thought in yourself to try to design the best competition to suit your way of…

Gym Marketing: Setting Standards To Track the Performance of Your Business.

July 1st, 2020

Performance metrics are a core component to measure in the operations of any business, KPIs help keep businesses moving forward and achieving their goals, and gyms are no exception. In this article, we will cover the key perspectives which you should aim to measure the performance of your gym’s marketing.

Whether you are marketing to increase your gym membership, or simply maintain the level of members you currently have, setting performance standards are the best way to keep a finger on the pulse of your business. This allows you to get the best returns on your marketing expenditure, while also …

Gym Marketing Strategies – Differentiating your club from the competition.

June 16th, 2020

An unfortunate aspect of running a fitness club, like operating any sort of business (usually) is that it is almost guaranteed that there will be competitors trying to grow alongside you, competing for market share (and profits). It’s basic economics really, as people see businesses making an attractive level of income, more will enter the industry to get their own slice of the pie until a saturation point is reached, at which time the competition will increase substantially as there are only a limited number of customers to share amongst these businesses.

This makes differentiation important, as there needs to …