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How to prep your gym for the new year

HOW TO PREP YOUR GYM FOR THE NEW YEAR

It’s a no-brainer that January is the hottest time for fitness clubs. Gym memberships will be on the rise, and even though right now prospects may be postponing their motivation to join a gym, it’s still the prime time to get ready for all of the future chaos. Here are some ways your gym can prep for the new year. Tips on How to Prep Your Gym for the New Year PREPARE FOR MEMBERSHIP FLUCTUATIONS It’s common to see a large increase in memberships during this time as it is to also see a large drop once resolutions fade, but

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HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON

For many, the holiday season is a typical time to get carried away and forget about fitness. Fortunately, there are many ways to practice healthy habits and still enjoy yourself. Here are some ways to do it. NEVER GO TO A PARTY HUNGRY Going to a party in starvation mode is basically a recipe for disaster because it’s one of the many ways people go downhill with their fitness goals. Eat a healthy meal before attending a holiday party so that you only indulge a little, and reach for the vegetables first before chowing down on the unhealthy options. BRING

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Solutions for Weight Loss: 13 Common Weight Loss Mistakes

13 COMMON WEIGHT LOSS MISTAKES

Many of us have either tried to lose weight or have at leastwanted to lose weight and it’s easy to be misinformed or to waste time byrelying on the wrong solutions. Here are some of the most common weight loss mistakes. Solutions for Weight Loss: Common Mistakes You’re Making 1. RELYING ON THE SCALE One of the most common weight loss mistakes majority of usare guilty of is relying on the scale to detect our progress. Although it canbe a helpful tool, especially for those looking to lose an excess amount ofweight, it can actually hinder weight loss. First off,

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How to get the most out of your gym membership

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP

A gym membership is one of the best purchases you can make because investing in your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but you also might not always be aware of everything your club offers. Here’s how you can get the most out of your gym membership. UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT MEMBERSHIPS Different memberships offer different things. That’s why it’s important to understand what your membership entails. Basic packages typically offer access to general gym equipment but exclude perks like free group classes. It’s important to keep in mind that you may not be one for

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN YOUR GYM

Fall is upon us, which means your members are in the Halloween spirit but also might be losing their spirit to go to the gym. Thankfully there are many different Halloween tactics your club can use to keep members motivated all while you’re enhancing retention and attracting prospects. Here are some ways your club can celebrate the spooky holiday. Here’s Five Ways to Celebrate Halloween at the Gym 1. DECORATE YOUR FACILITY  This is probably the easiest thing you can do to celebrate Halloween. Members and prospects are already in the Halloween spirit, so a gym full of Halloween will

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THE DOS AND DON’TS OF GYM ETIQUETTE

The gym is a place of community, which means all members should feel welcomed and comfortable. Most gyms and fitness clubs typically have specific rules, however there are unspoken guidelines members should be aware of. Here are some dos and don’ts of gym etiquette. Here’s the Dos and Don’ts of Gym Etiquette DO: PUT WEIGHTS BACK Once you’re finished using free weights, always remember to put them back for safety and courtesy purposes. It’s not only dangerous to have heavy weights lying around but leaving them out implies that they are still in use. Be courteous and put weights back

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Signs You're Overdoing It At The Gym

SIGNS YOU’RE OVERDOING IT AT THE GYM

The gym may be a place for self-improvement, however, it is possible for it to negatively impact your fitness journey if you don’t find the right balance. Whether you’re a gym junkie or just signed up with a gym, anyone can work their body too much and hurt themselves if they aren’t careful. Here are some general warning signs to watch out for. 6 Signs You’re Over Doing It at the Gym LINGERING SORENESS AND JOINT PAIN Exercise and muscle soreness go hand and hand, and if you’re new to working out, it’s normal to be sore for longer, however,

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10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR GYM SAFE

It’s easy for your members to get caught up in their workouts and for you to get caught up in your retention, but it’s important to remember that gyms can be serious danger zones if proper precautions aren’t taken. As a gym or club owner, it’s your job to ensure your members’ safety. Here are 10 ways to keep your club and your members safe. 1. HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS THROUGHOUT YOUR FACILITY This is not only important for dangerous situations like theft and unwelcomed people in your club, but it’s especially important to have security cameras for unstaffed hours and

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HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE IN SHAPE OR NOT

It may not be rocket science, but it’s not always easy to detect whether you’re in shape or not. This is because there is not one definition of being “in shape,” according to Business Insider. It can be everything from having low body fat to having muscular strength. You could strength train often, but your cardiovascular health might not be up to par. This same concept applies in a situation when someone might appear skinny, but they have a higher amount of body fat and very little muscle. Although they appear thin, they aren’t necessarily “in shape.” If you exercise

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