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The Gym Owner's Guide to the Galaxy - Episode 2: How to Build an Online Community

Build an online community to grow your gym

If you've ever participated in an online forum or discussion group, you know just how easy these communities can make it to share advice. You also know that these groups can turn pretty messy if they're not managed well. But we know one guy who's created a fantastic online group for CrossFit box owners - John Manser, founder of the CrossFit Affiliate Owner's Group on Facebook.

In this episode, we spoke with John about why he decided to start a Facebook group in the first place, the challenges he faced in growing its membership, and how the group has helped him and others gym owners grow their business. John's also owner of CrossFit Dynamo in Cumming, GA and a great guy to boot. 

Links mentioned in this podcast:

CrossFit Affiliate Owner's Group
Affiliation Facebook Group
Affiliation Website (coming soon)

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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.


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.


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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