This month, with COVID-19 rates rising rapidly, many states across the country issued new restrictions for citizens and businesses. Gym closures have been among these restrictions, forcing gym owners and their members to temporarily put their training on pause. For many members, their gym is a home away from home, their teammates and coaches like family.
The lockdown has members asking what they can do to support their gym during this time. Here are a few suggestions.
Maintain Your Memberships
Finances are difficult for many people right now, business owners and individuals alike. It is understandable if you need to put your gym membership on pause due to personal financial hardship. If you are able, however, keep paying your gym dues. Many gym owners are offering virtual instruction for their members, so you’ll still be able to train in some capacity. Keeping your membership, if you’re able, will help ensure you have a gym to come back to once businesses can reopen.
Leave A Review
Have you always meant to leave a Google and Facebook review for your gym, but never got around to it? Reviews are important for small businesses and taking the time to write one for your gym means a lot to your coach. The best reviews are personal, detailed, and thoughtful, so take your time. Ask the owner of your gym where he or she would like you to post the review and email them a copy that they can use on their website or social media.
Engage on Social Media
Follow your gym on social media if you haven’t already. This is a good way to keep up with what’s happening at your gym and learn more about your gym’s reopening plan. Another way you can help your gym is by sharing their posts on your social media. Gym owners rely on referrals and word of mouth to help them grow their businesses, and by sharing your gym’s social media posts, you can help get more eyes on their business. This may help them enroll new members when gyms reopen.