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The Definitive Health Club Member Retention Toolkit

Everything you need to know about engaging and retaining members at your club.

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Gaining new members is often the top priority for health clubs, as it should be—growth is critical for any successful business. However, having a narrow focus on recruitment tends to distract from keeping those hard-earned new members happy and engaged.

And when members don’t feel taken care of, a disconnect between brand expectations and brand experience forms, and, ultimately, retention suffers.

This toolkit is designed to help you create a strategy to keep members active and engaged in your club from the day they join and for years to come. It includes:

  • Five reasons health club members quit (and how to make them stay)
  • Proven member onboarding strategies
  • The role staff plays in member retention
  • How fitness technology enhances member engagement
  • A member retention tune-up checklist

“Results show that any type of interaction with a member at risk of canceling can reduce the likelihood of dropping out by nearly 10%.”

Kristen Walsh, Associate Publisher

IHRSA - Boston