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Tuesday
Aug222017

How to Survive Fitness ‘Start-up Hell’

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by Jacobs Ladder.

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers by nature, but taking chances doesn’t mean winging it. When you launch a start-up business, you need a plan. You need to know what you’re getting into.

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Tuesday
Aug152017

Jumpstart Your Health Club’s Non-dues Revenue Growth

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by HydroMassage.

These days, a lot of club owners are singing the non-dues revenue blues. Extra income streams keep getting harder to find. With changing consumer habits, fluctuations in disposable income, and increased competition from non-traditional fitness start-ups, finding a supplementary service that clicks with your members is more challenging then ever.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

How to Bring the Obstacle Course Craze to Your Gym

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by Power Systems.

Fitness trends come and go, attracting people who throw themselves into the next big thing only to abandon it weeks later. Health club operators are smart to take the long view before investing in a flashy new workout obsession. It’s not always clear what has staying power, but when something takes hold, you ignore it at your peril. 

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Tuesday
Aug012017

EcoGym Galvanizes the Community by ‘Surfing the Wave of Sustainability’

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by SportsArt.

The fitness industry is driven by passion. You still need to run a successful business, but fitness professionals pride themselves on a commitment to a larger mission: bringing health and wellness to the world’s population. By offering ways to help prevent chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, a health club is a private business serving a public good. 

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Tuesday
Jul252017

How to Make Your Gym’s Brand Work as Hard as You

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by Iron Grip.

Your gym’s brand never rests. It has to keep working even after you close the doors and turn off the lights of your facility every night. In a highly competitive marketplace, you can’t miss any opportunity to build and protect your brand.

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Tuesday
Jul182017

Why Your Cardio Equipment Is the Heart of Your Health Club

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by Spirit Fitness.

The Urban Dictionary, that online anthology of streetwise slang and meme culture, has an entry simply titled: “Don’t be gentle, it’s a rental.” This is a reference to a certain type of consumer attitude about the disposable nature of rental cars: “I don’t own it, so why care about it?” 

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Tuesday
Jul112017

How to Stop Gym Germs Before They Harm Your Members

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by 2XL.

Whether or not you self-identify as a neatnik, a tidy gym does have a direct effect on your profitability. 

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Wednesday
Jul052017

How Better Software—and Better Data—Can Take Your Fitness Business to the Next Level

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by ASF Payment Solutions.

Disruption is overrated. After years of tech start-ups trying to transform business models to create sleeker, more efficient markets—and building up huge losses along the way—investors are learning that sometimes it’s better to simply upgrade the technology you already use than to break everything and start over.

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Tuesday
Jun272017

5 Signs Your Gym’s Treadmill Belt is Finished 

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by SPORTSMITH.

On top of the list of things that annoy health club members is encountering an unoccupied machine with a sign saying, “Out of Order.” One popular article from Men’s Fitness magazine called “10 Reasons to Dump Your Gym” listed “broken equipment not getting fixed on time” at number one. 

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Tuesday
Jun202017

Why Bad Floors May Be Putting Your Health Club On Shaky Ground 

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by sofSURFACES.

A health club at peak capacity is a great sight for club operators, but it may not be too good for your ears—or your nerves. With today’s trends of Olympic lifting and other functional fitness activities, your club may sound more like you’re hosting a Metallica concert than a first-class neighborhood facility. Without high-tech quality flooring absorbing the sound and punishment from weights, machines, and active bodies, your club may be creating an environment that runs counter to the image and culture you want to promote. 

Make no mistake: Noise, vibration, and acoustics matter. So does the integrity of your flooring when members drop barbells and kettlebells, and it’s a more common occurrence these days than ever before. 

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