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5 Ways to Get New Gym Members

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Whether you’re a one-person operation or heavily-staffed fitness center, creating daily traffic and sales is essential for your gyms growth and success. While consistency is key, businesses do not remain static. Your gym is either on its way up and forward or spiraling downward and failing. Making steady improvements to create the environment for a sales oriented gym should be top priority. Be mindful to target the right areas of your gym that will make the largest impact and and use your time wisely. 

These 5 tips will help you focus on areas of improving your gym that offer the best returns.

1. Create a Social Media Community for your Gym

One of the most audience-centric ways to promote your gym online is by cultivating a community. Not to mention, your gym can get a ton of free exposure online! This can be accomplished by creating a group on Facebook and other social media platforms, or even through your social media channels by regularly starting conversations with followers. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok are essential platforms that your gym should be showcased on.  As part of your online presence, it’s important to optimize your gym for local search so it can be found seamlessly. Be personable and responsive to comments and messages that come in from all your social media accounts.

2. Setting Goals for your Gym

Like keeping score, setting goals and objectives is an essential part of your gym’s success. Set goals and use them as an ongoing planning tool to ensure you continue to move ahead in your gym. Make sure the goals you set are realistic and benefit the business.

3. Stay in the know with what’s trending in the Health Club & Gym Industry

No gym operates like a vacuum. You must keep up with all the latest Gym Marketing and Gym Operation tactics. As we’ve seen, some changes and events can pose a large impact on your fitness center. See what others successful clubs are doing and implement those things in your gym. Subscribing to industry magazines like Club Solutions and Club Industry is a good start. Constantly monitor trends and issues happening in the fitness industry and your local community.

4. Share Success Stories

This not only motivates your current membership base, but also serves as motivation for prospective gym member as well. Allowing your target audience to view success videos and weight loss testimonies creates excitement and anticipation. It also reduces the intimidation factor for your gym. 

5. Have a Weight Loss Challenge

It’s easy to come up with a new years resolution. Finding a place to commit to a goal oriented fitness and weight loss program will enable your current members to reach their goals and also motivates new gym members to start getting involved. Promote your challenge to be available to everyone for a fee. Have a set workout schedule with pre planned low impact exercises that will work for anybody and every body. Also include Meal plans and routine body assessments to track the progress of the participants. Organization with a focus on accountability is essential to running a successful weight loss program.

Running your gym can be a big task at times, but as the saying goes, “consistency is key” think of it in terms of meaningful, achievable steps you can take. What you do on a daily basis will determine how successful you gym will be. So if you’re not already doing some of the things mentioned above, then start today! 

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