Welcome to August!
Smart health club owners know that the best gym marketing idea this month is the back-to-school promotion. At back-to-school time, moms (and dads) suddenly have more time to do something for themselves. Why not encourage them to spend that time exercising?
As a fitness center owner, not only can you market to parents this month, but you can also target teachers and other school employees. How about offering group discounts to teachers? If you decide to go this route, don't forget to make up some posters to hang in the teacher's lounge of the local school.
Also, keep in mind that when school starts, so do the inevitable fundraisers! Kids are ALWAYS looking to sell chocolate bars, cookie dough or books. Why not help them meet their financial goals, while they help you meet yours?
Here's how: consider providing the local school with a customized and personalized gym membership offer: "Friends of ABC School can join this month for $75 registration (instead of the usual $150) and $50 will be donated directly to ABC School". The kids will do the selling for you, distributing their flyers all around the neighborhood. All you have to do is sign up the new members and give the school a check at the end of the month.
Concerned about that whole "giving a check" part? You shouldn't be. If you gain 10 new members you wouldn't have gained without this promotion, and those 10 new members pay you $750 of which $500 you have to give to a worthy cause, then YOU STILL WIN. After all, you still get the $250 in registration fees. You also get to keep the ongoing monthly revenue, which is the real goal here anyway.
Need more ideas on how to make more moolah this month? Check out our 100% original, and 100% free, article titled "How To Sell Gym Memberships In August".