Gym attendance tends to increase by roughly 33-50% each January, according to the International Health, Racquet, & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
“January is the perfect storm,” said IHRSA Chairman Bill McBride. “You’ve got cold weather, a long month, psychological awareness about achieving goals, and everybody’s finally out of vacation mode.”
Just a few short months after the start of the new year, however, gyms can already see a marked decrease in daily attendance. According to IHRSA, 80% of the New Year’s Resolutions crowd will stop going to the gym by the second week of February. And that rate tends to taper off as the year goes on. 73% of people who make fitness their New Year’s resolution give up before meeting their goals, according to an online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Bodybuilding.com.
- 42% say it’s too difficult to follow a diet or workout regimen.
- 38% say it’s too hard to stay on track.
- 36% say they can’t find the time.
When all is said and done, a mere 18% of people actually use their gym memberships, according to IHRSA.
How to Retain Gym Members
“You may not be able to even handle those people all year, but the more you work to keep them satisfied, the more they’re going to come back and refer you to their friends,” said Pam Kufahl, editor-in-chief of Club Industry magazine.
The secret: customer service. Every gym has equipment. For the most part, people do not choose your gym or fitness center over the competition for your equipment. They choose you because of your service. And one way to show your members you care is to offer a complimentary towel service.
The Benefits of Towel Rental
Gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, spas, and health clubs have a constant need for clean, fresh towels, and towel rental is the most cost-effective way to handle this need. There is no initial investment, there is no need to purchase towels, there is no need to purchase equipment, and there is no need to pay for any additional labor. Your towel rental service will handle everything, from pickup and delivery to laundering and repairs, for a flat, weekly fee.
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Towel Rental from Lord Baltimore
For over thirty years, Lord Baltimore has provided towel rental services throughout Washington DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Our high level of customer service, coupled with our affordable prices has made us the go-to linen provider in the area. We offer our customers an alternative to the high volume corporate commercial laundries that are all too often big on volume but short on service.
To learn more about how Towel Rental can help improve your business, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.