With social media controlling every aspect of our lives in today’s day in age, it’s no surprise that it has become incredibly crucial for companies to make their social media presence known. As a millennial myself, I can attest that more and more young adults rely on social media to create a first impression of a company or business.
The dreaded “where do you want to go for dinner” question that has been decades-long hurdle in a relationship can easily be hashed out with a quick look at Facebook, where restaurants typically post their menus. For gyms and health clubs, it’s imperative to find your spot in the world of Facebook. Not only does Facebook and various other social media outlets provide a way to reach out to audiences not easily accessible before, but Facebook also provides an inner view of your gym or health club before people even walk in the door.
An astonishing 95% of adults between 18 and 34 follow a brand via social media, and with 72% of adults actually checking Facebook before purchasing a product from a local business, it would be a wasted opportunity not to be on social media.
As a health club and gym owner, being active on social media shows clients and potential clients that you are easily accessible. A lot of people tend to message companies on Facebook rather than calling or emailing because it allows them practically instant responses while being able to multi-task with other things. Having a social media presence is also essential as it allows your clients to share with the world their experiences at your gym or health club. People are more likely to go a company, gym, or restaurant that has great reviews or experiences rather than a place that has little to no social media presence. If there is a negative review or post, look at it as a way to show potential clients that you want to rectify any situation. This can show clients that you are willing to go the extra mile to make sure everyone is well taken care of.
Stop only looking at social media as a way to reach your audience and start thinking of social media as a hub for your clients to boast about your services.