We were lucky enough to start with Zen Planner from the day we opened, so thankfully we didn’t have to experience running a gym without them. With that said, we have had several obstacles arise throughout our four-plus years of business that Zen Planner has been critical in helping us solve.
CrossFit Somerville’s Urban Agriculture Project consists of honeybees (who live in hives on the roof of the box), organic vegetable gardens and a chicken coop. The project is run by his members who volunteer their time and in exchange get a share of what they produce.
Our new website from Zen Planner saved our business,” says Conrad. “A few months ago, I was nervous we wouldn’t make it to summer. Since we launched the new website, we’ve seen a huge spike in calls and emails from prospective members. Now, I am certain we’ll be making money by summer."
By now you’ve realized that it takes time to put on a seminar, specialty class or community event. If you want to have a successful event, you must plan ahead of time. Here are some strategies we use when planning for a successful event.
While we loved the physical whiteboard and believed it offered several benefits, we ultimately felt like we could provide more value to our members by switching to an automated version. If you are thinking about making the switch in your box, here is the thought process we followed that ultimately convinced us to change, and might even convince you to do the same.
So you want to provide more for your members, your brand and ultimately, your bank account? Seminars, specialty classes and community events are great ways to accomplish this.
Earlier in this series, we explored topics like diversifying your revenue and making sure you’re saving time with automations. Today we talk about why accurate reporting is critical for the long-term success of your box.