The end-of-year holidays are all about giving thanks and giving back, and there are plenty of ways to support your local gym or fitness studio during this selfless season. Whether you have money to spend or only a few minutes to dedicate, you can show your appreciation for the gyms near you. Here are six ways to support the local gyms and studios you love during the holidays.
Buy their merchandise
Many gyms and fitness studios offer a variety of merchandise, from workout clothes and water bottles to yoga mats, gym bags, and more. Buying these items not only supports local businesses financially, it gives you a way to promote them by proudly sporting their logo on the merch you wear and carry around.
Spread the word and tell your friends
Many gyms depend on word-of-mouth to gain more clients. If you can’t get enough of a certain class or instructor, let your friends know and encourage them to take the class. Gyms and studios often offer a free trial class for first-timers, so bring a friend along to your next workout— then they’ll see for themselves why you love your go-to gym so much.
Engage with them on social media
Social media platforms are incredibly helpful tools for gyms and fitness studios. Interacting with your favorite gyms’ social posts helps them expand their online reach and catch the attention of new customers. It only takes a few seconds to like and share a post, tag a friend, or reply with an encouraging comment, and the gym will appreciate your feedback and engagement.
Post about them
Once you crush your workout and snap that perfect gym selfie, post it and tag the gym with a few words of appreciation. Your friends will get a new workout recommendation, and your favorite fitness spot might gain some new followers and prospective clients.
Leave a review
Many people looking for a new gym or workout class check online reviews to know what to expect. That’s why it’s important to leave a review about your positive gym experience.You’ll not only help out the gym, you’ll prepare newcomers for their first visit.
Let them know you love their workouts
One of the easiest ways to support your local gym is to simply tell the instructors and staff there that you love their workouts and services. A few words of support might seem small, but it can make a huge difference in the day of a hardworking gym owner or fitness instructor.
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