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COVID-19 Information and Resources for Gym Owners

Hilary Achauer

This is a challenging time for all of us, particularly gym owners.

Many of us at UpLaunch are small gym owners. We know what it’s like to close your gym, not knowing when you’ll reopen. We understand how difficult things are, and we are focused on continuing to give you the tools you need to keep your community together, making sure your members stay strong and healthy.

To help, we've created a real-time list of resources and information specifically for gym owners. We will continually update this post so you can easily find the latest information.

Facebook small business grants program

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. Visit this website to learn more and apply for updates.

At-home online program from Coach Catalyst

Coach Catalyst got to work and created an at-home online training program called the Unbreakable Program. They're offering 60 days of the software for to all new coaches for $1.

Guide to negotiating with your landlord

PushPress put together a guide to opening a dialogue with your landlord to come up with a plan that works for both of you. Don't wait until you're in a crisis situation -- start the discussion today! 

How to run an at-home program on SugarWOD

Instructions for SugarWOD users on how to set up an "at-home" track.

Coronavirus contingency planning for gyms from Factory Forged

A comprehensive Google doc with links and resources from Factory Forged. Most gyms are closed now, so skip to page two for information about how to operate with a closed facility.

Disaster loan assistance

Visit this site to apply for disaster loan assistance.

75 free at home workouts

Looking for at-home programming ideas? Xplore Nutrition came up with 75 workouts your members can do at home with no equipment.

Gym Survival Guide Facebook group

PushPress acted quickly and set up a "Gym Survival Guide" on Facebook. They created this resource to help cut the noise and provide small business owners with a central resource to help navigate the issues that might stem from the Coronavirus and our businesses. Check out the "units" tab along the left to find information organized by topic.

How to Close Your Gym Without Losing Members

Right now it's important for gym owners to keep providing membership value and bring your community together -- virtually. This blog from Zen Planner has a some great ideas and resources to help you accomplish that at your gym.

Build a Virtual Nutrition Coaching Program

Healthy Steps Nutrition put together free guides and webinar recordings to help you build a virtual nutrition program.

2020 CARES Act Recap for Gyms

playbook from PushPress with step-by-step instructions for getting help from the CARES Act, which offers financial relief for small businesses.

What to Cut in a Crisis

Gyms need to do what they can to survive the upcoming months. Two-Brain Business created a plan for managing your cash flow for the next few months.

How Other Gyms Are Handling Member Engagement

If you're looking for ideas to keep your members engaged and your community strong, the folks at Zen Planner interviewed four gym owners to find out what they're doing to engage and retain members.

SBA Loans Q & A

PushPress founder Dan Uyemura talked with Carlos Huiza of Bank of Southern California about the Small Business Association loans available to gym owners.

THE UPLAUNCH REACTIVATION FRAMEWORK

The easiest and cheapest way to increase membership … and increase revenue.

The Reactivation Framework will help you to engage former clients, rekindle meaningful relationships with them, and have them asking YOU how they can get started again!

Download our reactivation framework with five easy steps to engage and reactivate former clients!
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