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December 17, 2014
Health Club Software Provider ABC Financial

ABC Financial Participates in Hour of Code

LITTLE ROCK, AR., (December 17, 2014) – ABC Financial (ABC), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, participated in Hour of Code last week in Central Arkansas.  ABC employees spoke to students about the availability of software careers in Central Arkansas, as […]
December 9, 2014
Top Fitness Trends for 2015

Top Fitness Trends for 2015

According to the annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015, there are 20 fitness trends predicted to drive the market next year; this list includes the Top 5. The results of this annual survey help experts in the health and fitness industry to make informative investment decisions […]
December 2, 2014
And the Winner of the Most Profitable Gym is

And the Winner of the Most Profitable Gym is….

By: Michael Scott Scudder Founder/CEO of Fitness Business Council If your answer to the above is: 1) the one that sells the most memberships; 2) the one that retains the most memberships; or 3) the one that sells and retains the most memberships…in all three cases – SORRY […]
November 5, 2014
MasterCard Regulation Update

MasterCard Regulation Update

In an effort to keep our club owners and their fitness staff abreast of changes in regards to credit and debit card policy and processes, we are sending out this email to notify you of changes that will be implemented with MasterCard on October, 17th 2014. MasterCard is […]
July 16, 2014
Strength-train Your Gym for Slow Seasons

Strength-train Your Gym for Slow Seasons

By: Hope Osborn For gym managers, seasons such as summer create the problems of loss of member involvement. Members vacation, weaken in New Year resolve, spending time with kids, favor outdoor athletics, and enjoy increased events. Seasonal diversions also disrupt healthy habits best maintained by continual practice. Good […]
May 22, 2014
Smart Health with Smartphones

Smart Health with Smartphones

By: Hope Osborn 200,000 or 1 in 10 deaths in the U.S. every year are the result of physical inactivity or a sedentary lifestyle, according to the United Health Foundation (Physical Inactivity.) “Only 5% of Americans perform vigorous activities on any given day. But sedentary activities … were […]
April 21, 2014
Bridging the Gap between Fitness Club Owners and Trainers

Bridging the Gap between Fitness Club Owners and Trainers

Hope Osborn As a club owner, of all your important assets of a sound management team, flourishing community relationship, buzzing online and off-line marketing strategy, effective equipment, and vital location, your trainers have the potential to be the most valuable and effective. They are the personal connection between […]
August 30, 2013
Potential Star Health Club Salesperson

How to Spot a Potential Star Health Club Salesperson

How to Spot a Potential Star Health Club SalespersonBy: Jim Thomas Fitness management & Consulting After having interviewed thousands of potential salespeople over the years on behalf of client clubs…and after having hired and helped to supervise many of them…and after having trained them and worked beside them, […]
June 25, 2012
5 Critical Questions To Ask When Selecting Health Club Software

5 Critical Questions To Ask When Selecting Health Club Software

As the health club industry continues to improve along with the economy, the challenges of club management will no doubt keep pace. And member retention and recruitment are just the tip of the iceberg. The most competitive health clubs need sophisticated solutions to keep them ahead – and […]