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Wednesday
Jan162013

Proper etiquette can make or break a club

There are many ways to get the importance of gym etiquette across to your members. 

With the Internet, you can add putting the club’s rules and regulations  on your website, Facebook page and Pinterest board, as well as sending Tweets and e-mails as reminders, to name a few. Add in the old stalwarts - signs on the wall and a printout that goes along with new member packets – and there should be no problem keeping your facility clean and your members happy, right? 

Well, unfortunately, that is not always the case. Especially now, in the first quarter of the year, when many new members come to your club on the heels of a New Year’s resolution or the start of getting their body ready for the beach. 

The transgressions can range from the obvious, like not wiping off a machine after use or hanging around a machine or area to talk to another member, to the not-so-obvious, like not having a towel in the sauna or a loud text message alert on the gym floor. 

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