The following was written by Christine Thalwitz, vice president of marketing for ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers, for our Best Practices series.
Question: How can I retain health club members when a popular exercise instructor leaves?
First, take steps to ensure a smooth transition. Inform members about pending changes clearly and well in advance. If you plan to retain the class, find a strong replacement, and, if possible, have the new and departing instructors teach together a few times prior to the transition.
Focus members on other exciting club offerings.