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Entries in Gainesville Health and Fitness (3)


Learn how your sales staff can adapt to economy in IHRSA webinar

Even though the economy is on the rebound, times are still tough. It is even more important to have a solid sales staff in order to get potential members in, and then turn them into members. 

IHRSA’s next webinar, sponsored by Cybex, “Marketing, Prospecting and Sales Skills for a Changing Economy,” will certainly help those still trudging through, due to the recent recession.

Shawn Stewart, general manager of Gainesville Health and Fitness in Gainesville, Fla., will lead the hour on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2 to 3 p.m. EST.

For more on Stewart's sales webinar, read on.

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Childcare may not bring in money, but it pays off

There are many businesses that have departments that don’t bring in a dime or always are in the red, but that doesn’t mean its importance is devalued. 

Such is the case with childcare facilities at health and sports club. Those that are offered with a membership at no extra cost obviously won’t make the facility money, and the clubs that charge a fee – often nominal – will never see it off-setting the costs associated with staffing and supplies.

But a broader look at clubs with the option of a member dropping off their child for a couple hours results in many who choose their club because of it, as well as possibly getting that person in the club when they may not have otherwise. 

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Gainesville club looks out for its members

Reception area at one of the Gainesville Health and Fitness.Gainesville Health and Fitness doesn’t have to have an indoor heated pool – being in Florida - but it does. It also doesn’t have to provide free babysitting or charge as low as $13 membership fee per month, but it does. And it doesn’t have to offer its Fast Track Results Program where new members get three individual coaching and 18 supervised exercise sessions, free of charge. But, as you guess, it does.

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