Recurring Billing & Customer Management for Gyms

Membership-based fitness programs use PaySimple to automate their billing and manage their customers.

Fitness professionals across the country use PaySimple to automate membership fees, invoice for equipment, and collect online payments for training sessions. Access their stories below, and gain other industry insights in our Fitness Center News and Trends section.

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Despite tough economy, fitness industry is thriving

Fitness Industries Pump Up Revenue

IBISWorld

While many American industries are still recovering from the Great Recession, the fitness world has continued to grow at a healthy rate. According to research from IBISWorld, gym memberships reached 42.8 million in 2011, compared to 36.3 million back in 2002. The report also shows that among the fastest growing sectors within fitness are Pilates and Yoga Studios (7.7% per year since 2007) and Gym, Health and Fitness clubs (.9% per year).

The motivations for working in the fitness industry are aplenty. Getting in shape is in huge demand, the revenue is often recurring and therefore predictable, and the movement has a positive effect on the health of society.

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Three out of four gym-goers use technology while working out

New Life Fitness Report Links Technology to Workout Success

DailyFinance

Life Fitness, a commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, recently released survey results concerning technology use during workouts, and the findings point to a very clear trend among fitness gurus – they’re not only willing to adopt technology, but they want more of it.

Over half of the respondents credited technology for achieving their fitness goals, and 75% reported using technology during workouts.

Respondents report that they’re becoming so fond of technology while working out, that 33% of them would consider changing gyms for more, and better, technology.

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Need financing for your club? Consider working with small banks

In Tight Credit Market, A Tool For Small Businesses

NPR

If you need financing to launch a fitness program or upgrade equipment, there’s a new tool that can help you navigate the waters.

Bankingrates.com was launched earlier this year by small business loan guru Ami Kassar to help small businesses find the best loan. Simply enter your geographical information, and you will be presented with a list of banks, all categorized by a grading system that pulls quarterly data from the FDIC.

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Why Fitness Professionals Turn to PaySimple Online Payment Processing

  • Recurring membership billing
  • Electronic invoicing for training and equipment
  • Intuitive customer database management and reporting
  • Hands on customer support

Fitness Center Success Stories Using PaySimple

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