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Entries in Social Media (17)


Become friends with social media during IHRSA's next webinar

If you own or run a business, it is nearly impossible not to be using social media. That is no different in the health club industry. 

But the $64,000 question is how can you use sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and others to best serve your business and your clients/members? 

If you aren’t sure if you are utilizing this tool to its fullest, or you want to learn new uses, be sure to join in on IHRSA’s next webinar, “Social Media – Friend of Foe,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2-3:30 p.m. (EST). 

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Clubs want to socialize with their members

Pura Vida Fitness and Spa often has themed events at its facility.When Pura Vida Fitness and Spa opened four years ago it had everything you would want in a club. The Denver location was a state-of-the-art, brand new facility. It had all the amenities in an aesthetically beautiful space. 

But, as General Manager Keith Moore put it, “even though we had a gorgeous space there wasn’t a lot of soul in the club” when the staff noticed that after the first year there was something missing. 

So, like any good business, those in charge put their heads together in hopes of finding a solution. The one thing that stuck out was 30% of the members were new to the area, coming from New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The staff was being asked everything from good places to eat or get a drink or suggestions for arts and entertainment. 

The realization was that Pura Vida wanted to me more than the club where members do a 60-minute workout and then go home. It strived to be social but it wasn’t providing for its clientele. 

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New IHRSA Online Question feature

IHRSA strives to educate both our members, and non-members who use the information available to them. We hope to be a valuable resource for those who are seeking an answer to a question or are mulling a business decision and want to see what others have done.

We are trotting out a new feature on the website in order to garner a more light-hearted conversation among their peers, club members, or really anyone who wants to jump in with an opinion. 

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How to Claim Your Chunk of Facebook's $10 Million Ad Giveaway

Facebook will give away $10 million in free advertising to small business owners. How can you get a piece?

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How to Protect Your Club's Reputation from Negative Online Reviews

Managing your online identity requires attention and understanding.

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