Jason Fernandez is a CrossFit L3 trainer, Seminar Staff FlowMaster and the Co-host of the Best Hour of Their Day Podcasts, which focuses on Affiliate Ownership and Coach Development within the Affiliate Model. Affiliate University is a program designed specifically for CrossFit Affiliate Owners to maximize their businesses for impact. He is a 13+ year affiliate owner of CrossFit Rife in Virginia Beach, VA and the head of curriculum for Affiliate University.
In this episode, they talk about “Bring a Friend Week,” a strategy Fernandez’s gym use to attract new members. They explain how this strategy works and why it’s better than a single-day event. Fernandez shares success stories and highlights the benefits of a week-long event, which creates a more engaging experience for potential clients and increases the likelihood of them joining the gym. They also discuss implementing “Bring a Friend Week” three times a year to create a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) among participants. Additionally, Nicole and Jason share strategies for promoting gym memberships, nurturing potential members through personal conversations and SMS messages and creating appealing referral offers. They provide insights on building habits, fostering connections, and using scarcity effectively to help your gym grow. Finally, they emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to gym management, focusing on delivering high-quality classes, programming, coaching, and connections to improve member retention. Tune in to learn the key elements of a successful gym and referral program.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
“Bring a Friend Week” strategy: Discusses its effectiveness in generating leads and increasing gym membership through warm referrals. Highlights the benefits of a week-long event over a single day, emphasizing better experience and higher conversion rates.
Promoting gym memberships and nurturing potential members: Strategies include a four to six-week timeframe, creating invite cards with schedules, and using personal conversations and SMS messages. Emphasizes building habits, and connections, and creating compelling referral offers.
Incentives and psychology of referrals: Discusses incentivizing both referrers and referees to increase conversion rates. Recommends keeping referral offers available year-round to leverage enthusiastic gym ambassadors.
Effective use of scarcity in promotions: Mentions using scarcity carefully to avoid turning off potential members. Provides examples of successful referral campaigns and highlights long-term benefits and revenue potential.
Holistic approach to gym management: Stresses the importance of high-quality classes, programming, coaching, and connections for member retention. Acknowledges challenges and time investment in implementing additional programs like nutrition coaching.
Understanding the affiliate model and challenges faced by gym owners: Highlights the lack of understanding and challenges gym owners face. Emphasizes being present, engaging with members, and addressing various aspects of the business.
Building a solid foundation for success: Advocates mastering the core offering before adding more programs/services. Acknowledges the value of nutrition coaching but emphasizes the need for a solid foundation and understanding of interconnecting business elements.
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