by Patrick Craig
Keeping in Touch With Your Members.
In the middle of this current health crisis that has closed the doors of many, many health clubs and gyms, it is so important to remember that your members are still out there, needing direction and guidance on keeping fit. Now is the perfect time to reach out and contact them, let them know you are thinking about them, and send them some useful tips they can put to use at home, because when this is all over, you want them back in your club. Here are some ideas.
- Home workout tips, routines and programs.
Your members may be at home but most of them still want to find a way to keep fit. After all, that’s why they joined your gym. So dig out those workout tips, daily fitness routines and fitness programs from your files and send them out to your members.
- Sharing links to work out videos.
Either you or your trainers can make simple workout videos that you can post on your Facebook page or Instagram pages. Give your members something to do everyday and they will remember you. There are also some Gym Software programs that have built-in ZOOM functionality that allows your members to purchase classes and join them on-line through ZOOM.
- Nutrition plan tips and programs.
Most clubs are very health conscious, because a great majority of your members join to lose weight and get themselves into good eating and nutrition habits. Most of you gym owners are very health conscious already so put some of your knowledge to work and share it with your members. Keep it coming, something every few days. After all, now is a perfect time to get a complete file of health and fitness programs together. And remember, you can continue to provide this service even after the Corona scare has disappeared.
- Supplement program secrets.
Along with your nutrition plans you can give recommendations for supplements. When you do, remember to tell your members that you are not a trained health professional (unless of course, you are) and that they should do their own homework as far as the supplements that are right for them. A good way to do it is to list a group of supplements and the known health benefits and the areas of the body and immune system that each one impacts. Then let them follow up.
- Yoga and Meditation exercises.
Many of your members practice Yoga and meditation. If you have a background in this, you can send some of the practices that have really helped you their way.