Fitness is one of the sectors with the highest turnover of customers, partly due to seasonal aspects such as the large number of casualties that occur in many clubs in summer.
It's therefore important to consider the following:
Understand the situation: Unsubscriptions of customers doesn’t mean that he’s fully convinced of it. You may be unmotivated or unhappy, but you may still want to lead a healthy life and exercise.
Understand your work: The main function is not to unsubscribe the customers, it’s to find out the reasons why they make this decision.
Once you know these two aspects you can carry out strategies to avoid unsubscriptions at this time of year. Some of the effective techniques to retain these customers are:
Keep track of customers
Sending personalized emails to those who dropped out asking about their well-being and offering options for them to return to the gym can be an effective strategy.
Offer incentives to return
You can offer a free month’s fee if they renew or discount on renewing their fee, so they can feel their loyalty is being rewarded.
Offer special events
Take advantage of the favorable weather and consider organizing special events or classes such as practicing outdoor training, performing a yoga class or pilates on the beach... so you can avoid some unsubscriptions.
Offer special maintenance fee
Allow your members to attend a maximum of days during the period of the fee, being cheaper than usual. The idea is that they will enjoy this fee during the months that they won’t attend the center or will do it less often.
In short, although the trend of sports centers in summer can be a decrease in the number of customers, you can take steps to retain them and maintain a good attendance during the summer months.
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