With just a few days left in the year, we took a look back at the last twelve months and pulled together a list of our most popular blogs. This was a fun exercise for us because we analyzed their popularity by how many readers we had per blog. So really, these are the best blogs of the year, as voted by you.

red flag waving on stormy beach#5 Member Red Flags You Need to Know

Member retention is always a hot topic, and this blog was popular for its predictive power. If you talk with members when you see these signs, you’ll be able to address concerns and retain your members.

#4 Socialize Your Fitness Business

Did you know that 72% of online adults use social media? Well of course you did! You read this popular blog from our Vice President of Marketing, Michelle Burrows, and learned how to embed social media posts and reviews into your website.

facebook like graphic#3 Facebook Bans Like Gates

Ahhh, Facebook. It wouldn’t be a “year’s best” compilation without a blog about Facebook. With their ever-changing security settings, confusing algorithms, and the increasing need to boost your posts so they will be seen, could this social network be the official network to keep up with in 2015? They continue to add business page friendly features like the CTA button and win the hearts of businesses everywhere.

#2 2014 Fitness Industry Trend Report

This was a fun blog that was written after we attended the IHRSA convention last spring. In it, we talked about the things we saw at the convention and made note of the really exciting new developments and products in the fitness space.
As the year progressed we saw the expansion in popularity of wearable devices and Stand-up Paddleboards. Now we can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring. [clearfix]

#1 10 Survival Tips for the CrossFit Games

If you’ve been there, you know why our survival tips are right on. The CrossFit Games are amazing in every way. But they are also extremely well attended, take place in the hot CA sun, and the bathrooms are sometimes short on paper. We’ll probably revive this post for the 2015 CrossFit Games. But before we do, is there anything we need to add to our list?

Thanks for reading our blog this year. We look forward to many more blogs and conversations with you in 2015. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to subscribe to our blog. You can do that in the upper right hand corner of this post.

Check out our latest eBook, Fitness Business Management Time Traps to Avoid. This guide will help you identify which tasks are taking up too much of your time, how to avoid these traps in the future and, most importantly, how creating efficiencies can help you better build relationships with your members.

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