Member Retention

Member retention is vital for your fitness club. Our collection of fitness club member retention articles are written to help you retain your member base.

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Blair

Blair McHaney
CEO & President of MXM

April 29, 2020
Two Ideas From Top Club Operators

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. I’m going to share two ideas with you that came from very good friends and colleagues of mine in the last few days. One from Scott Gillespie in Saco, Maine. He’s been doing his shutdown survey and getting some great information, great data. He shot about a 2-3 […]

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April 28, 2020
Light Speed Learning

(VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION): Hi, Blair here with MXM. Today we should cross 100,000 responses on our shutdown survey. Common metrics that allow clubs to compare against each other (you can’t see them and they can’t see you) but you can see where you are in a broader world for member experience while members are sitting at […]

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October 30, 2018
Top 3 Practices of Customer Experience Leaders

Okay, are you ready for this? These are lessons that I learned during my 20+ years managing health clubs. Simple to identify but harder to implement. Three practices used by top Customer Experience Management practitioners that can help you begin to manage the experience at your business vs. just putting out fires as fast as they […]

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November 5, 2018
We Say 'Yes'!

The product of the health club business is the member experience.  Just as the product of a restaurant is not only the food but the overall experience.Say this in a group of gym owner/operators and most will agree.  Asked if they deliver an excellent, average, or poor member experience and I bet at least 80% […]

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November 12, 2018
Training The Customer Experience Athlete

"Great athletes have great proprioception. Great customer experience athletes have great “social proprioception.” Proprioception is an individuals’ ability to sense where they are “in space.”  Without video, coach feedback, or seeing with one’s own eyes, they still have a high degree of awareness as to their entire body position. Rory McIlroy knows exactly where the club is […]

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March 4, 2019
Onboarding New Members

Once you have members signing up at you gym, you must ensure that the next step, the Member Onboarding Process, goes smoothly! Developing a frictionless onboarding strategy will maximize your member retention and improve your member experience. The most important time period in the membership lifecycle is the first four weeks, and you should be making contact frequently […]

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February 7, 2019
Fitness Center Employee Retention - Set the Right Tone

When your employee retention rate is as high as possible, it keeps the work and the cost down and it will also reflect in your levels of membership retention too. Hiring gym staff can be like jumping on a treadmill that’s reeled up to eleven; it’s hard work that takes all your time and another […]

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January 3, 2019
Top 6 Fitness Challenges to Engage and Retain Your Gym Members

The goal of all health clubs is to increase member engagement, because members that actually use your facility are more likely to continue to use the club. However, 44% of all gym members are showing up to health clubs less than four times a month, making them high cancellation risk members. It is difficult to entice those […]

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December 28, 2018
3 Key Things Your Customer Engagement Platform Should Provide

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, a customer experience platform is one big way to stand out as a health club. It gives your customers a place to give feedback and be heard, and enhance their experience. But as a fitness club owner, what should you look for when finding the right customer experience platform? We’ve compiled […]

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December 27, 2018
CEM Products and Repeat Responders. Why Should I Listen to You Again?

I was talking to a customer the other day regarding his MXMetrics/Medallia CEM product and he said – “I think we should not be asking people to give us feedback so frequently.  I think it should be twice a year instead of four times because some people keep bringing up something we can’t do anything […]

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