As the New Year begins, a group of IHRSA's newest health club members set their sights on the next 12 months and beyond.
Strategy & Finance
Successful health club businesses are built on a long-term vision surrounding strategic goals and a short-term vision surrounding actionable planning.
Health club operators who reinvest in their business can profitably impact key performance indicators (KPIs), according to IHRSA's 2017 Profiles of Success. Our research expert explains.
Many clubs are strengthening their bottom lines with ancillary services. Here's a look at 10 creative new revenue streams.
The Sansone brothers opened their first club 30 years ago. Today, The Edge Fitness Clubs have 16 fitness centers, with number 17 expected to launch in February.
Depreciation, or "maintenance capex," is a real expense in the health club industry. Here's what you need to know.
The Total Fitness CEO shares the growing company's formula for success in the burgeoning Polish health club market.
It can be difficult to step back from daily operations to think about long-term strategy. Here are some questions that should be on your radar.
The discount fitness market in Germany exploded since its birth in the 90s, but its growth is beginning to slow down, says PRIME TIME fitness Founder Henrik Gockel.
Ancillary income is always second priority to membership dues, but you’re leaving money on the floor if you don’t have a strategy for non-dues income growth.
Learn how two club operators who faced location and design roadblocks managed to transform their ideas into brick-and-mortar successes.
Tracking cash flow and managing funds for growth in the midst of ongoing market disruptions require special expertise.
With so much financial data at our fingertips these days, it's hard to know which key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor. So we asked an expert.
Creating a strategic plan from scratch can be a massive undertaking for any health club owner. This roadmap will get you started.
There are three new strategic schools of thought when it comes to health club strategic planning. Find out which is right for you.
It's easy for a strategic plan to veer off course. Merritt Athletic Clubs VP Mark Miller shares three tips to keep your strategic plan on track.
It's critical to understand several factors when it come to calculating the local demand before opening a new club. These four matter most.
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