Launching a new workout tracking software at your gym can often be a daunting experience. Over the years we have helped thousands of gyms to successfully integrate SugarWOD into their member's experience and we have learnt a lot on the process.
Below you will find our top 5 tips for helping to launch SugarWOD at your gym.
Tip 1: Conduct a Staff training session
Your staff are going be influential in getting your members to understand, use and enjoy SugarWOD. Conducting a training session for staff so they are comfortable not only using, but also talking about the App can be a huge help.
Check out this blog on the "Five things your coaches can do to spread SugarWod in your gym"
Tip 2: Setup SugarWOD BoxTV
BoxTV is a great way to present your programming and have a live leaderboard at the gym. Many gyms also use BoxTV as a virtual whiteboard.
BoxTV is really just a webpage. In general, anyway that you can get a web browser to show up on your TV screen will work. The SugarWOD Box Screen can be displayed on any TV or monitor that is connected to a web browser. The 3 most common ways to connect your screen:
- Direct Connect a screen connected by video cable, $0
- ChromeCast from Google connect your computer or tablet via wifi, $35
- AppleTV from Apple connect your computer or tablet via wifi, $149
Tip 3: Email / Social post for your members
Create a buzz around launching SugarWOD in your gym can be a great way to generate excitement and enthusiasm for using the app.
Aim to educate your members on what to expect, the benefits of regularly logging workouts and any new features they will see at the gym (like BoxTV!)
Tip 4: Consider class programming
Wouldn't it be nice to get your weekends back? Perhaps programming is not your bag! Well, why not let one of our many programming providers do that for you!
Spend less time with spreadsheets and more time developing your coaches and athletes.
The SugarWOD marketplace is home to expert programmers, all who have been vetted and selected to ensure that our customers are working with experienced programmers who are invested in supporting their customers.
There’s no copying and pasting workouts or sorting through PDFs or spreadsheets. Instead, all workouts, plans, videos and notes are automatically published to your programming calendar. Ready for you to customize to your gym’s needs!
Take a look at the SugarWOD marketplace here.
Tip 5: SugarWOD best practices
Through our years working with affiliates, we have discovered the best ways to ensure a successful SugarWOD a launch at your gym.
Besides the previous 4 tips, we have also found the tricks mentioned below also do a great job...
- T-shirt giveaway for most "fist bumps", most workouts logged, and most comments are given in month 1
- Educate your members on how to log results and use the other features of the app.
- Get your athletes using the "notes" section when recording workouts.
- Make the whiteboard huddle a key part of your class.