Motionsoft is providing links to Coronavirus resources for club operators. This list will be updated frequently.
Escape Your Limits podcast hosted by Matthew Januszek of Escape Fitness has published a must-watch interview with Al Noshirvani on how the fitness industry can navigate its way through the Coronavirus pandemic as well as tips on not what to do during this emergency. This is an information-rich interview covering best practices on how gym operators can deal with staff, member retention, safety, and operational challenges clubs are likely to face during this pandemic.
There a number of ways to view or listen to the interview, including:
- Escape Your Limits site: https://escapefitness.com/podcast
- iTunes: https://apple.co/39eH3Bo
- Youtube: https://youtu.be/zd39QleV4BU
Vistage Speaker of the Year Dr. Eve Meceda offers two resources to help your business address the pandemic.
The first video is a simple formula, “Beliefs–> Behaviors–> Outcomes” for you and your team that will remind you of the power you have. The second is the importance of the stories you tell yourself and your team. Stories have become more important than ever. Dr. Meceda reminds us that the core of storytelling is what’s called “the hero’s journey.”
Google has published a resource guide on working remotely, communicating with customers, and employee communications including continuity plans.
Les Mills International (LMI) is giving gyms and schools free access to their digital workout platform during the coronavirus pandemic.
Les Mills is providing clubs, instructors and schools with access to its workouts through the Les Mills On Demand (LMOD) digital fitness platform, so they can support families and paying gym members with workout options to stay healthy and active.
Sport England is planning to open its Small Grants program to help ease the financial pressures put on sports clubs and organizations by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Learn more by visiting HCM.
In an IHRSA webinar presented on 18 March, Colin Grant, CEO of Pure International Group, has shared what he has learned from managing closures and member concerns across his 30+ South Asia clubs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was written by Steph Eaves and can be found here on leisure opportunities.
IHRSA Board Member and FIT-C Chairman Bryan O’Rourke has posted an informative podcast with Mike Leveque from Myzone, Dr. Paul Bedford from Retention Guru, and Garrett Marshall from Exponential Fitness on Dealing with Coronavirus. A transcript and resource links are also provided. Thank you Bryan!
Aernout Leezenberg posted an uplifting video clip of a Spanish fitness coach having people from surrounding buildings join in on his makeshift exercise class from their balcony and apartments. Watch this. That’s a winning spirit!
The CEO of Myzone, Dave Wright owns FEELGOOD FITNESS. Dave’s posted an incredible guide for club operators who are supporting their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic including tips on loaning equipment to members. Thank you Dave! Here’s a link to his original post.
Coronavirus Resources for Clubs. Our industry association has an amazing wealth of expert advice and insights. Topics range from staffing, strategy and finance, legal, and the importance of keeping your members active.
Club Industry has a number of news and information guides from social distancing strategies
Join AFS Founder & CEO, Josh Leve and a panel of studio owners as they discuss how to minimize the impact of coronavirus on your business. Registration is required.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
One of the most practical and talked about member retention strategies for club operators during Covid-19 was publish by Dr. Paul Bedford. His 14 minute video is an invaluable resource.
Health Club Management has published a number of news updates from across the health and fitness sector.