Membership has its benefits…I’ve written a lot about what we can learn from other industries (fast food, airlines, etc.) and there is a lot to learn by watching some of the best companies and applying their practices to running a gym. BUT (there is always a BUT), there are a lot of things that other industries can learn from us…
What other industries can learn from US!
July 30th, 2010 9:29 am
Motionsoft Clients in the News: Vida
Check out this Washington Post article featuring a local client, Vida Fitness, right here in Washington DC! As David von Storch readies to open his latest grand venture at 1612 U St., NW right in the heart of DC’s gentrifying urban core WaPo documents how he got there and what his vision for the ultimate fitness facility are.
July 27th, 2010 2:27 pm
Phishing Alert from NACHA
NACHA is posting this alert to all customers, warning them to be on alert for fraudulent emails. Here is the complete alert along with an example of what a fraudulent email looks like: http://nacha.org/news/newsDetail.cfm/RecentBusinessNewsID/178
July 26th, 2010 10:34 am
The Price Is Right
I read a very interesting article a few weeks ago about a guy who got on the Price is Right and guessed the exact price of the Showcase…$23,743! That meant he won both showcases…a karaoke machine, jukebox, pool table, a seventeen foot camper, trips to Chicago, Alberta, Edinburgh, and Cape Town. This got me to [...]
July 23rd, 2010 11:19 am
Obesity measure misleading for heart patients
Found this great, informative article in the Edmonton Journal: “A new University of Alberta study of heart failure patients casts doubt on a common obesity test, suggesting instead that muscle mass may be a better indicator of such patients’ potential lifespan.” (Sorry, this link is no longer valid.)
July 23rd, 2010 9:32 am
The Power of -ISH
I contend that the rules of life cease to exist the minute you check in at the front desk of a gym. Pass your keytag through the magic of the red light, hear a beep, and the rules that govern our daily lives come to an abrupt stop! There are lots of examples of this, [...]
July 16th, 2010 10:03 am
Ultimate Gym and Fitness Liquidation Auction in PA
Ultimate Gym and Fitness in New Freedom, PA is closed and sold. The owner of Ultimate Gym and Fitness is closing to pursue new business opportunities and will make a complete liquidation of its entire cardio, strength and fitness facility by internet only auction. Check it out here.
July 10th, 2010 3:23 pm
The Takeaway of the Lebron James Saga for Gyms
After the most bizarre, reality-show type week I have ever experienced as an NBA fan, I couldn’t let this whole thing pass without sharing my own thoughts about what I think we can learn from Lebron James’ decision to go to Miami.
July 9th, 2010 11:36 am
Who cares about your members’ health? They do.
Movin’ on up… Motionsoft has been providing club management software and billing solutions to commercial gyms, hospital wellness centers, corporate run facilities and college and university rec centers for nearly 30 years. And in the last 5 years we have seen the most growth in our hospital market. We are proud to call the Mayo [...]
July 2nd, 2010 9:30 am
And now for something completely different…
And now for something completely different…and I mean different: Check out this article called “Lusting for Fat: Gainers Come Out of the Closet” about people who are trying to gain wait. These people are called “gainers” and a growing movement is helping them gain more acceptance. Is this a good trend? Read for yourself.
July 1st, 2010 5:24 pm