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Health Clubs 2015: The Things that will Plague Us? and Save Us

  By: Michael Scott Scudder I guess if you?re lucky enough to last in this business for more than a decade, some folks think you?re wise?and they ask you for ?predictions.?  So here are some of mine for the New Year. I have access to over 7 years of my own quarterly and annual fitness-business… Continue reading Health Clubs 2015: The Things that will Plague Us? and Save Us

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Secrets to Successful Gym Membership Sales

  By: Jim Thomas In many clubs we go into they have everything they need to be successful.  By simply changing the attitude, the process and fundamentals, things can start to change their sales volume right away. Here are some things to consider: Telephone Inquiries and Log Sheet.  Be sure every inquiry is logged in. … Continue reading Secrets to Successful Gym Membership Sales

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Decision Disasters and How to Avoid Them Part 2

  Click here to read part 1. Every club owner and executive by and large think they make pretty good business decisions.  Yet when they are examined in the harsh light of a peer business review, their shortcomings are revealed.  We know because REX Roundtables regularly conducts these reviews for its members. So how do… Continue reading Decision Disasters and How to Avoid Them Part 2

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ABC Financial Participates in Hour of Code

  LITTLE ROCK, AR., (December 17, 2014) ? ABC Financial (ABC), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, participated in Hour of Code last week in Central Arkansas.  ABC employees spoke to students about the availability of software careers in Central Arkansas, as well as, donated a Samsung Galaxy… Continue reading ABC Financial Participates in Hour of Code

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Is Your Gym Ready For The 2015 New Year’s Resolution Rush?

  With the New Year just around the corner, gym owners are gearing up for the post-holiday rush – after all, the first week of January is to health clubs and fitness facilities what Black Friday is to retail stores! New members will be looking for a facility where they can fulfill their New Year’s… Continue reading Is Your Gym Ready For The 2015 New Year’s Resolution Rush?

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Top Fitness Trends for 2015

  According to the annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015, there are 20 fitness trends predicted to drive the market next year; this list includes the Top 5. The results of this annual survey help experts in the health and fitness industry to make informative investment decisions when utilizing gym software. Results also… Continue reading Top Fitness Trends for 2015

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Decision Disasters and How to Avoid them

By: Will Phillips Founder of REX Roundtables Recent research points out that the common mental shortcuts (called heuristics) that we use in making decisions lead to faulty decisions.  Of even greater concern is the research that shows the faults can be amplified in a group, and spiral into an even worse decision than an individual… Continue reading Decision Disasters and How to Avoid them

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And the Winner of the Most Profitable Gym is?.

By: Michael Scott Scudder Founder/CEO of Fitness Business Council If your answer to the above is: 1) the one that sells the most memberships; 2) the one that retains the most memberships; or 3) the one that sells and retains the most memberships?in all three cases ? SORRY CHARLIE!!!! Increasing statistical evidence from Fitness Business… Continue reading And the Winner of the Most Profitable Gym is?.

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How to Close a Gym Membership Sale at Anytime, Under Any Circumstances

By: Jim Thomas President/Founder of Fitness Management and Consulting You just never know when things will change.  You get transferred to another club.  You have a new boss.  Your company is sold.  Even if things just seem to be going crazy in the gym you have worked at for years. Things change, but the expectation… Continue reading How to Close a Gym Membership Sale at Anytime, Under Any Circumstances