Resourcebeat http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21381/more en Wearable Technology Use in Group Exercise Classes Can Improve Retention and Increase Revenue http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/wearable-technology-use-group-exercise-classes-can-improve-retention-and-increase-reven <div class="field-byline"> Amanda Caswell, sponsored content writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Capturing data such as heart rate, calories burned, training zone and exertion has proved to be attractive to group fitness class participants. Heart-rate monitors and wearable technology help each participant train at the right intensity based on their own body metrics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/wearable-technology-use-group-exercise-classes-can-improve-retention-and-increase-reven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/wearable-technology-use-group-exercise-classes-can-improve-retention-and-increase-reven#comments Resourcebeat Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:52:00 +0000 37941 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Capturing workout information during a group exercise class motivates members to exercise in their ideal heart rate zone and get the most out of each workout. <em>Photo courtesy of Polar Electro.</em></p> The Game of Gym Life http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/game-gym-life <div class="field-byline"> Erin Gray, Power Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">CONTENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Power Systems</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/game-gym-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/game-gym-life#comments Resourcebeat Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:27:00 +0000 37891 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Although members who choose to use machines at a health club get a lot of benefits, members who choose to participate in group exercise can get benefits that will keep them members for longer. <em>Photo courtesy of Power Systems.&nbsp;</em></p> Leveraging the Psychological Power of a Loyalty Program for Your Fitness Facility http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/leveraging-psychological-power-loyalty-program-your-fitness-facility <div class="field-byline"> Maria Parrella Turco, FitRewards </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since the 1980s, when customer loyalty programs began to appear, customers have become accustomed to seeing rewards in a myriad of ways; they are spending their money, and gaining recognition and instant gratification in return. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/leveraging-psychological-power-loyalty-program-your-fitness-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/leveraging-psychological-power-loyalty-program-your-fitness-facility#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 37901 at http://clubindustry.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">As people get closer to the goal, their commitment is likely to deepen as they strive increasingly harder to achieve success. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></span></p> Educate Your Fitness Staff, Retain Your Members http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/educate-your-fitness-staff-retain-your-members <div class="field-byline"> Scott Douglas, NSCA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Having a team of educated trainers is key to guiding and retaining members. Well-educated trainers help clients reach their goals and keep them coming back for more. A staff that keeps your clients satisfied keeps your business model strong and that keeps your bottom line happy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/educate-your-fitness-staff-retain-your-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/educate-your-fitness-staff-retain-your-members#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 37811 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Ensuring your trainers continue with their education and increase their skills helps you retain trainers and clients. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Promote Online Joining at Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promote-online-joining-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> Carole Oat, Twin Oaks Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Health club operators need to upgrade their websites so that potential members can join online.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promote-online-joining-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promote-online-joining-your-health-club#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 04:26:00 +0000 37071 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Providing the ability for prospects to join your health club online can help boost membership sales. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> The Economic Value of SaaS for Health Clubs http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/economic-value-saas-health-clubs <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Benamor, Motionsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Of all the perceived benefits of partnering with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, one is consistently overlooked. Ironically, it is the one benefit that may have the most resounding impact on the health and fitness industry: increasing margins.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/economic-value-saas-health-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/economic-value-saas-health-clubs#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:50:00 +0000 37051 at http://clubindustry.com Answers to Five FAQs Related to the New Credit Card Standard for Fitness Facilities http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/answers-five-faqs-related-new-credit-card-standard-fitness-facilities <div class="field-byline"> Scott Burgess, Jonas Fitness </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are answers to five frequently asked questions about upgrading your system for credit card transactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/answers-five-faqs-related-new-credit-card-standard-fitness-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/answers-five-faqs-related-new-credit-card-standard-fitness-facilities#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:32:00 +0000 37031 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Health club operators have a lot of quesitons about how the new EMV standard will affect purchasing at their facilities. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.&nbsp;</em></p> Search Engine Optimization: Your Health Club's Key to Being Found Online http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/search-engine-optimization-your-health-clubs-key-being-found-online <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Wilson, ASF Payment Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SEO strategies can help potential customers find your website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/search-engine-optimization-your-health-clubs-key-being-found-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/search-engine-optimization-your-health-clubs-key-being-found-online#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:11:00 +0000 37021 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Having your website set up for the best search engine optimization is important because millions of people search the Internet every day for products and services. You want your company to come up on the first page of the search when they look for something related to your company. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Health Club Operators: Ready or Not, Here Comes the EMV http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-club-operators-ready-or-not-here-comes-emv <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Elkins, ABC Financial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By adopting a more secure system for credit card transactions, club owners can better protect their members' privacy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-club-operators-ready-or-not-here-comes-emv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-club-operators-ready-or-not-here-comes-emv#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:03:00 +0000 37011 at http://clubindustry.com <p>A little microchip embedded on credit cards could lead to big problems at fitness facilities if operators are not equipped to accept them by October. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Traits to Look for When You Hire Your Dream Team of Trainers http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/traits-look-when-you-hire-your-dream-team-trainers <div class="field-byline"> Erin Gray, Power Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can have tons of trainers, but you need trainers with the right personality types to form a winning team in your health club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/traits-look-when-you-hire-your-dream-team-trainers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/traits-look-when-you-hire-your-dream-team-trainers#comments Resourcebeat Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:57:00 +0000 35851 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The specialist trainer, such as a trainer who works with kettlebells, is an expert who can be trusted to get results in a specific area of need. <em>Photo courtesy of Power Systems.</em></p>