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Entries in Retention (18)


Go deeper into being successful in personal training

There are many educational sessions on personal training – it is one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry after all. Finding the one, or a couple, that best suits what you are looking to get out of your department or business is paramount.

Paul Stugart is a first-time presenter at the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show and feels his session will be a little different than others. He expects The 5 R’s of Successful Personal Training, in the Fitness & Personal Training track on Wednesday, March 12, 9:45 a.m., will delve a little deeper into the steps needed to what it takes to have an effective, and profitable, personal training department.

“I want to help (attendees) get something out of (my session). It will be more in-depth than what others try to cover in an hour and 30 minutes,” said Stugart, who in no way was trying to put down other speakers and their talks. “”Hopefully they will walk out with information to stimulate their thought process on what doing now and reassess to make changes or assimilate new changes.”

Read on to see what Stugart intends to discuss.

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Industry insight with IHRSA Consumer Report

If you are looking for fitness industry trends that can help with membership sales, retention and attrition, then IHRSA’s latest research publication, 2013 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report will give you all the information you will need.

The report provides detailed insight into the participation trends of both member and non-member consumers in U.S. health club facilities. It is based on analysis of 42,356 online interviews that were conducted with a nationwide sample of individuals and households in early 2013. 

For report excerpts and how to order, read on.

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Graduate-level education, close-knit setting at IHRSA Institute 

IHRSA Institute classroomIHRSA offers a plenty of resources and events for anyone in the fitness industry. No matter what level you are at and what department you work in, there is a webinar, publication, education session at a convention, and research for everyone.

But for those looking to get to the next level in the fitness industry, there is the IHRSA Institute.

The Institute, on hiatus for four years, is back. It is scheduled for Aug. 5-8 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School on the University of North Carolina campus.

Read on to see who the Institute is suited for and what is offered.

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Get help with retention and member service with one webinar

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.netAre you looking to better your retention rates? One known way is providing top-notch member service.

IHRSA’s next webinar, Simple Truths of Service, sponsored by Cybex, will address both areas, which, really, go hand-in-hand.

The webinar is Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Check out more, including areas to be covered.

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New machines serve many purposes

This Week in the Fitness Industry looks at a wide variety of stories that can help you with retention, keeping current and up-to-date, a club's 18th renovation in 30 years and the advantages of buying a franchise.

Also, check out the past week's stories on the IHRSA blog.

Read on for more.

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