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How This Snap Fitness Gym Harnesses the Power of Facebook Check-Ins

"It's 2016. You can't not have a digital presence," said Geoff Wyatt of Snap Fitness Rosemount in MN. "We don't see much value in print material. We see tremendous value in digital marketing." He understands the power of Facebook check-ins, and so will you in 2:24 seconds (the time it takes to read this entire post).

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The Value of a Facebook Check-In


Imagine that you were trying to create the ultimate social media post to promote your business. What kind of information would you include? Location? Ratings? People who have been there? Photos of your community?

It turns out that this is exactly how Facebook check-ins work, and they're the most valuable form of exposure a gym owner could hope for. Why do we say that? Keep reading to find out.

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5 Tips for Building a Strong Brand

Most businesses wonder what it takes to build a brand that reaches to the ends of the earth (think Coca-Cola, Apple, Kleenex). Everyone knows these brands, and if you don’t, you probably need to get out more. But what makes them so successful? 

Psst! The answer is a little thing called branding.

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Leslie Knope's Top Tips for Business Owners


If you’ve ever seen Parks and Recreation, you know that Leslie Knope is not just an entertaining character, but also a hard-working, passionate, and inspiring individual. Just like a business owner.

We recently interviewed Leslie Knope (probably) to see what advice she had for business owners. After paging through binders full of notes, she shared the following tips with us... 

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How Many People Does Your Business Reach on Facebook?


Since so many people use Facebook, it’s worth learning how to reach more people with your business's Facebook posts. In this article, we'll start by showing you how to use Facebook Insights to see how well your posts are performing. We'll then show you when the best time to post on Facebook is. Put these two pieces together and you'll start seeing some major improvements in your social media.

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5 Ways To Turn Your Gym Staff Into Raving Fans


Today's blog post is written by guest author, Sheena Bull. Sheena is a social entrepreneur, personal trainer, and the founder and owner of a full membership gym. Sheena is also the author of a book called "Unleash Your Fitness Freak: It Starts With A Trip To The Gym,” about her experience starting a gym in a small community.



Have you been read about the idea of turning your customers into "raving fans"? Many gym owners and managers focus energy and attention on customer satisfaction, sales strategies, advertising and promotion. However, as a gym owner, you must realize that without a passionate staff, all of your other efforts might be in vain.

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How to Grow Your Martial Arts School During Back to School Season


It’s that time of year again. Time to connect with your school-aged students and get them re-enrolled in your programs. Otherwise, you miss out on one of the best ways to grow your martial arts school. As you know, the easiest way to do that is to host a few events. Then you catch them before they get involved in other school or community sports and activities.

To inspire you to do the planning and coordination to make this happen, we’ve got a few different ideas for you to try.

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6 Best Practices for Getting More Check-Ins at Your Gym


The following is a guest post by Katie Arnold, from 50 States In A Year, who raised money for Sweat Angels by Causely charities at CrossFit boxes all over the country.

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11 Facebook Check-Ins From a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Facebook check-ins are arguably the best way to tell your friends about places you love, especially if you happen to be in different star systems. 

To celebrate our love for both Star Wars and Facebook check-ins, we put together this collection of check-ins from some of our favorite characters in both the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire.

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How To Sell Gym Memberships


Today's blog post is written by Phil Stern, Director of Sales at Zen Planner, How To Sell Gym Memberships  a company which provides client management software for thousands of fitness businesses.

If I had to guess, you own a fitness business because of your passion for fitness and desire to help people  – not to sell memberships. If that’s the case, some of the tasks associated with being a business owner might feel like a complete pain. Like sales. But let’s be clear: if you want your business to thrive, you will have to know how to sell gym memberships.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Rougeux

John is co-founder and CMO at Causely. When he's not trying to build the most philanthropic company in the world, he's probably hanging out with his wife and three daughters in Lexington, KY. You can also find John on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Matthew Watson

Matt is Customer Success Manager at Causely, where he does everything in his power to help our customers succeed. He loves sports, his wife, his dog, and the great outdoors, but not in that order. He may love his dog more than sports. You can find Matt on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sarah Werner

Sarah is a writer, marketer, and brand specialist. She has experience in both non-profit marketing and financial development as well as for-profit content marketing and social media. She holds degrees in English and Art from Asbury University. When she’s not writing content for Causely, you’ll find her outside with a book or camera enjoying the company of trees. You can also find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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