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    Does anyone's gym sponsor an in-house competition for newbs?

    We've had a few here at the board. But i was wondering why gyms do not sponsor local competitions for their members? I think it would be fantastic for business, and would give props to the winners.

    the contest wouldn't have to be body building per se....

    more like "most improved" or something to that effect.

    or most weight loss, or whatever. something to get the members involved.

    I see so many newbs struggling in the gym. struggling with form. struggling with routines. struggling with basic knowledge.

    I think the more you get your members involved, the more likely you will be able to retain them. and the more likely they will bring their friends with them.

    or is this a stupid idea for some reason?

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    gold gym does that
    If people can't tell your on steroids then your doing them wrong

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    having used my "backyard gym" my entire life, the public gym thing is new to me. I go to 24hour and it really seems like with the volume of newbs that come and go, they are really missing out by not better retaining their members.....

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    I've been a member of gyms that have done similar. I wouldn't enter one of those comps personally, always some 50% bodyfat person that has never exercised that would win it then buy mcdonald's with the earnings and get fat again.

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    We have our own "biggest loser" comp

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    maybe I'll talk to the manager at 24hour. i know he bonuses on profitablilty, so he may listen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    having used my "backyard gym" my entire life, the public gym thing is new to me. I go to 24hour and it really seems like with the volume of newbs that come and go, they are really missing out by not better retaining their members.....
    is this the same gym in which you spotted moses doing squats at?

    i like this idea TR, and i to am a 24 hour fitness member. i know they do not offer it over here

    they (24 hr) do email a lot regarding surveys but that is never on there

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    AMy gym runs all kinds of little things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTERYGOODNESS View Post
    We have our own "biggest loser" comp
    You gotta be the biggest loser.

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    Never heard of it TR,

    But it seems like a really good idea. I agree with you that it would give members a reason to stick around and build a community feeling amoung the gym members.

    However, I think one problem may be that the vast majority of gyms are able to exist because upwards of 90% of members join for year and work out wholeheartedly for the first couple of weeks loose interest and then only come 5-8 more times during the rest of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    is this the same gym in which you spotted moses doing squats at?

    i like this idea TR, and i to am a 24 hour fitness member. i know they do not offer it over here

    they (24 hr) do email a lot regarding surveys but that is never on there
    by the looks of it, i think Moses was just taking a dump

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    You gotta be the biggest loser.
    agree. Butterygoodness really has lost alot of that baby fat. much kudos to him!! =)

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