Managing a gym can be tough. But putting in the hard work early means gym owners, staff, and clients and focus on the actual grunt and muscle work. We talked to experienced gym owners and gathered their top 6 gym management tips.
It’s easy to get stuck in the day-to-day of running a gym. Your business plan sets a vision to guide you and your staff.
A well-formed plan will:
A good plan also considers potential risks to your business, and strategies for managing them, so you can adapt, whatever comes.
Clear and well-documented systems and processes foster trust across the business, and create a cohesive, consistent experience for you, your staff, and your gym clients.
Some processes include:
Not only will you and your staff have handy business manuals to refer to, you can then clearly see where your gym management processes can be tweaked and streamlined, for better business outcomes.
A good amount of research, based on real data, goes into professional gym management software that helps you stay flexible, and leaves you and your staff free to focus on clients.
Informed by your strategic goals and processes, gym management software is designed to anticipate your needs and your gym clients’, well ahead of schedule.
Reliable gym management software system can:
Cloud-based accounting software, such as Xero or QuickBooks, tells you where your money is at every stage, and you can access this information anytime, anywhere.
Most online accounting systems can be integrated into gym management software. Combined, they provide valuable business intelligence data to help you with your budgets and business development.
You can use our helpful business numbers calculator to help get you started.
The gym experience is a personal one.
Make your customer, and their journey, your focus:
Weave these personal elements into your plans and processes. Almost all of them can be automated and personalised to fine detail, integrating your existing tools and channels, so you won’t miss a moment.
Your gym staff represent your brand and business. They are at the front line of customer service, and their experience as employees is key to your clients’ satisfaction and wellbeing. Good gym staff management means you need to take a considered approach, and be generous in what you put into managing gym staff.
Make sure you:
So there you have it — 6 ways you can better manage your gym. If you’re looking for more tips and advice, check out our other articles and select the ‘Gym’ filter. Alternatively, if you are thinking about switching software providers and want some advice, please contact us today.