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June 25, 2012
Health Club Billing Is About More Than The Bottom-Line

Health Club Billing Is About More Than The Bottom-Line

It’s an industry wide concern. Non-payment of member dues is something nearly every health club, large or small, faces at some time. Beyond impacting your club’s bottom-line, delinquencies are also probably the biggest obstacle to a harmonious relationship with club members. No matter what size the club, the […]
June 25, 2012
The Skinny On Facebook Ads for Fitness Clubs

The Skinny On Facebook Ads for Fitness Clubs

Scattered throughout cities everywhere, small health clubs are trying to find ways to gain members amidst greater competition.  These fitness centers (perhaps your gym is one of them) may be small – but they offer a big range of amenities for the right audience – and they are […]
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 […]
June 25, 2012
Health Club Software Provider ABC Financial

Health Club Software Provider Teams with Anytime Fitness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Donations Provide Opportunities for At-Risk Children in Oklahoma City June 19, 2012 – Viewers of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire” Sunday night were undoubtedly moved as they watched the co-founders of Anytime Fitness pour their hearts out, and open up their wallets, after learning about economic and […]
June 25, 2012
Achieve Club Membership Retention Without Lower Rates

Achieve Club Membership Retention Without Lower Rates

“Buy one membership, get the second half off with our summer family plan.” “One month free with a three month membership!” “50% off all summer membership dues!” Health clubs can come to dread the summer months, a time when memberships slide as social calendars fill, vacations commence or […]
June 25, 2012
Member Outreach Means Health Club Membership Retention

Member Outreach Means Health Club Membership Retention

It’s much easier – and much more inexpensive – to keep current members coming back to your health club than it is to recruit new ones. Everyone at ABC Financial, and each of us that contribute to this blog, are aware of this basic membership retention truth. We […]
June 25, 2012
5 Health Club Programs Built For Summer Membership Retention

5 Health Club Programs Built For Summer Membership Retention

What is it that causes health club membership retention rates to dip in the summer – higher dues, fewer programs offered – or just that general summer feeling? Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to combat the latter. Price and programs, on the other hand, is a […]
June 25, 2012
Lee Bates

Lee Bates

Lee Bates has been a member of the ABC Financial family since April 2010. He has served as a Care Center Supervisor, Operations Manager in Professional Services and currently as the Data Operations Manager. He is a war veteran and has experience in the telecommunications industry with an […]
June 25, 2012
Does Your Health Club Show the Warning Signs of Trouble

Does Your Health Club Show the Warning Signs of Trouble

By: Jim Thomas Jim Thomas’ Fitness Management & Consulting I was speaking with a health club owner recently. He was thinking of making a change in club management. In meeting with him, he mentioned that sales had stalled, expenses were going up and there seemed to be some […]