Saturday, November 9, 2019

When performing any physical activity – whether at home, at work, or in a fitness studio – there is always an inherent risk of injury. In fitness facilities where people often have a goal of improving their physical condition – e.g., by lifting weights, stretching, or performing strenuous aerobic activity – injuries may occur due to the stress placed on the body while performing such activities.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

High customer retention is often one of the most overlooked and undervalued goals of a business, but retaining your customers and developing a sense of loyalty with them can have a major impact on your bottom line.

It is much more beneficial (and cost effective!) to keep your current members than to put all of your efforts into obtaining new ones.

Friday, November 1, 2019

When it comes to your fitness business, the best (and sometimes most difficult) way to grow is by attracting new customers who aren’t your current target audience. This sounds daunting, but there are actually some easy ways you can broaden your client base while staying true to your brand.

What it really comes down to being more inclusive and mindful of different types of customers. We’ve identified some of these groups—and ways you can encourage them to come through your door.

Monday, October 28, 2019

“I want to lose weight.”  This is the most common reason Americans join a gym, especially in January.  With the New Year right around the corner, what is your fitness team doing to ensure your members are accomplishing their goals? 

The good news is there are several opportunities for you to take advantage of in the technology space that could, in fact, help your clients lose weight! 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Thank you to Kolleen Losch from CORE Physique and CORE 57 for taking the time to answer some questions from AFS!

In this featured spot, Kolleen shares how in under one year, Power Systems helped her win the award for Best Gym in Alpharetta, GA over the competition.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Can you believe that we are already coming to the end of another year?  Before you know it you will be eating Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas shopping. This means that NOW is a perfect time to start preparing your books for year-end. 

The last thing you want is to be scrambling when time is tight. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Having worked in programming, operations, and facilities planning for the better part of two decades, the calendar year and a fitness studio’s likely needs has become largely predictable.

The beautiful part of this ebb and flow is that it allows owners and managers to form a sound annual strategy.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Most gyms and studios don’t have a huge marketing budget. So how can owners optimize their marketing campaigns to get the most value from the budget they do have?

Whether you’re a small, single-site studio or one site of a larger national franchise, the key is local SEO or search engine optimization.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Each new fitness client is a chance to establish a long-time valuable customer. Boost membership sales and retention by making their first visit memorable!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Independent fitness studios are no different than any other businesses - in at least one important way.  They are always looking for new ways to create revenue, and preferably ones that do not cost a lot to implement. 

So we have compiled a list of ways you can add revenue to your studio without a lot of investment.