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The Advantages Your Club Has

By: Michael Scott Scudder Founder/CEO of Fitness Business Council I don’t write promotional articles often…it just ain’t my style. But this one is way too timely and illustrates the ADVANTAGES OF YOUR CLUB…and YOU MAY NOT EVEN RECOGNIZE THEM! Allow me to veer off for a few sentences. One thing that is for certain you… Continue reading The Advantages Your Club Has

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Total Time Management: Managing Your Scarcest & Most Costly Resource-Organization Time

By: Will Phillips Founder of REX Roundtables for Club Executives “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” -Peter Drucker- Peter Drucker has written more stuff about real management than any other; he will challenge your standard beliefs and push your thinking out of the box. So if… Continue reading Total Time Management: Managing Your Scarcest & Most Costly Resource-Organization Time

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Total Time Management Advice from Peter Drucker, Founder of REX Roundtables for Club Executives

By: Will Phillips Founder of REX Roundtables for Club Executives “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” -Peter Drucker- Peter Drucker has written more stuff about real management than any other; he will challenge your standard beliefs and push your thinking out of the box. So if… Continue reading Total Time Management Advice from Peter Drucker, Founder of REX Roundtables for Club Executives

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Are you watching your monthly membership sales decline and don’t know why?

By: Jim Thomas President/Founder of Fitness Management and Consulting We recently took on a client club whose sales were on a steady decline. Of course, we heard the normal push-backs such as too much competition, time of year, rates are too high, marketing is not working, etc. One of the first things we will normally… Continue reading Are you watching your monthly membership sales decline and don’t know why?

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10 Reasons Your Gym Business Has Become Stagnate

By: Jim Thomas Fitness Management & Consulting We work at both ends of the fitness industry – with those gym owners who are just starting out and want to shorten the learning curve and those who have been in business are in need of a turnaround (and everything in between). There are many reasons why… Continue reading 10 Reasons Your Gym Business Has Become Stagnate

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Most Common Causes of Gym Failures

By: Eric Haaranen In the ultra-competitive world of health and fitness, where less than 50% of new gyms and fitness centers are expected to survive beyond the first 5 years in business, Jim Thomas has many answers to questions most gym owners don’t even know to ask. Jim Thomas is the well-known founder and president… Continue reading Most Common Causes of Gym Failures

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What Fitness Industry “Numbers” Are Telling Club Owners

By: Michael Scott Scudder Founder/CEO of Fitness Business Council, Those of you who’ve attended my business seminars over the years have often heard me say: “Your numbers are the sum and substance of your business practices.” If your numbers are up, usually it reflects some solid business practices. If your numbers are down, take a… Continue reading What Fitness Industry “Numbers” Are Telling Club Owners

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It’s not just a job, it’s MyFitnessCareer!

By: Jim Thomas Fitness Management & Consulting Recently launched by Jim Thomas’ Fitness Management & Consulting, the MyFitnessCareer site provides job seekers and employers in the fitness industry with tools and resources to build their businesses, careers, or both. Club owners and other employers looking for experienced fitness personnel can post job listings on MyFitnessCareer… Continue reading It’s not just a job, it’s MyFitnessCareer!

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Managing for Member Loyalty

By: Blair McHaney VP Strategic Initiatives- Medallia The fitness industry was an early adopter of retention tactics.  Most added no value for the customer and were designed specifically to make cancellation difficult.  More recently, our industry is adopting new tactics to extend a membership or to influence renewal.  This view can be short sighted, requiring… Continue reading Managing for Member Loyalty