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5 Simple Strategies to Boost New Year's Resolution Member Retention

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Along with the new year comes the annual rush of motivated individuals hoping to make good on their promises to themselves to improve their fitness and health - in fact Nielson reports that 32% of people regard weight loss as the primary New Year’s … More

Looking Deeper

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Running a business can be both the best and most challenging endeavour many people will ever know. To be successful requires a wide range of skills and knowledge. We’ll be focusing on the latter. Most owners know their profit, sales and expenses. … More

Membership Cycle and Retention Part II

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Previously we covered the standard events in a normal membership cycle and some general suggestions on how and when to contact them. In part two we’ll cover some additional times that specifically relate to Non-Visitation. Stopped visiting Maybe … More

Membership Cycle and Retention Part I

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Signing up a new member can be a great feeling. Apart from the obvious financial importance someone has decided to utilize your facility to help improve themselves, to achieve their goals whether they are looking to lose a few pounds, get fit or add … More

Why Community Matters

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Retention is a core goal of most businesses including the health and fitness industry. Yet the main focus in many industries is on simply acquiring new clients, often overlooking the value of their existing customer base. While sales are an important … More

The Key to Member Retention

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

At the core of it, happy members rejoin. Often it is easy to forget the basics, of what drives member retention. Its easy is often easy to sign up members, but retaining members is the hard part of running a gym. Sort out retention and your health … More

What's Your Point of Difference?

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The Health and Fitness Industry seems to become a more and more crowded place every year. With increased competition in the market knowing your key point of difference becomes even more vital. At its essence your point of difference defines not only … More

Are my health club members getting older?

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

There has been some fear in the industry about the age of members getting older, and being less engaged with younger members. The age of the members joining is getting younger over the last 5 years. But that isn’t the full story. The age … More

Gym Best Practices - Part 2

Fri, Dec 27, 2013

GymMaster is packed with some great features to help cut administration time. Here is Part 2 of our simple gym best practices to help make your system work for you. Link GymMaster with your accounting system If you keep a separate accounting system, … More

SMS Marketing: Better (and cheaper) than ever!

Fri, Sep 20, 2013

With digital marketing becoming the way of the future, we’ve searched high and low for a reliable, cost-saving solution to make SMS marketing more accessible for you to get your message delivered directly into your target’s hands. New … More

Top 3 SMS's Every Health Club Should Send

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

SMS or text messages have been a hot topic over the last three months, so I felt it time to write a blog on the matter. Margins are being squeezed with members negotiating for lower cost premiums with the influx of 24/7 unmanned franchise facilities … More

How to retain your gym members ... tip 4

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

gary gowan - Aug 3, 2011as a personal trainer i have used many ways to keep members and personal clients…..here are a few ideas that worked well for me. free trials for clients and members friends. people are always happier training with … More

How to retain your gym members ... tip 4

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Get members to try it all! A member who only comes into the club to use the treadmill is harder to retain than a member who uses the exercise equipment, the personal trainer, the group fitness classes, and who enjoys a smoothie at the cafe. These … More

Retaining memberships... tip 3

Wed, Feb 9, 2011

Watch for red flags A sure-fire sign that a member is at risk of cancelling their membership is when they stop attending your club as often as they used to. By keeping tabs on attendance rates, you can spot at-risk members and see if you can find … More

How to retain your gym members ... tip 2

Tue, Jan 18, 2011

Encourage socialization between members Did you know that the type of fitness clubs with (anecdotally) the highest member retention rate are tennis clubs? To be more specific… contract tennis clubs where members are given a fixed time to … More

How to Retain your Gym Members?

Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Sheba Bruscino - Jan 4, 2011Great post on fitness Good infomation here, thanks. great TIP,thank you More

How to Retain your Gym Members?

Mon, Jan 10, 2011

At Gym Master, we know that you’re in the health and fitness business for the great lifestyle and the huge business potential, so based on the feedback we have had from our members we have decided to put together some tips for getting the most out of … More