In today’s digital world, inbound marketing is the most effective way to attract new members to your gym or fitness center. Traditional marketing and advertising are intrusive, interrupting a person’s activity, either on television, radio, or the internet. Using ad blockers, spam filters, and call blocking apps, consumers are actively working to avoid aggressive marketing methods. Inbound marketing works because it attracts those who are actually interested in what you have to offer, rather than trying to convince a cold prospect why they need you or your services.
By building a content library, you can create a system that perpetually attracts new visitors, build an audience, and nurture those leads until they become active gym members. Moreover, it provides a steady flow of educational, helpful, and entertaining content that will turn your customers into your promoters and brand advocates. Nevertheless, many gym and fitness owners believe that simply pumping out large volumes of content is all that is needed. Inbound does not work that way. In order to be effective, your content must be original and valuable to your ideal members. This means publishing content that has either new information or presents old information in a new way.
When done correctly, inbound marketing is the most cost-effective and productive form of marketing. It will attract new visitors to your website, spur social media engagement, build a community around your brand, boost your search engine optimization, and create a higher visitor-to-lead conversion rate. How does that happen? Below is a list of content types that your target will find irresistible.
Best Content Types for Gyms and Fitness Clubs
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Jim Thomas is the founder and president of Fitness Management USA Inc., a management consulting, turnaround and brokerage firm specializing in the gym and sports industry. With more than 25 years of experience owning, operating and managing clubs of all sizes, Thomas lectures and delivers seminars, webinars and workshops across the globe on the practical skills required to successfully to overcome obscurity, improve sales, build teamwork and market fitness programs and products. In addition, his company will buy gym equipment from gyms liquidating or closing. Visit his Web site at: www.fmconsulting.net orwww.jimthomasondemand.com.