Thursday, February 26, 2009

FitLink Revolutionizes Health Club Industry with New Premium Location Services

“, the premier online fitness community, proudly announces the launch of its Premium Location services for fitness facilities. The new service marks the first seamless web branding experience for health clubs to more effectively reach the ever-expanding online world. ‘Most clubs are neither staffed nor equipped to gain a significant presence on the Internet,’ says co-founder Jason Borro. ‘FitLink does the grunt work. All we need is a logo and some basic information, and they’re up and running with an impressive suite of services.’ Members need no longer scour the web for local gym recommendations. On FitLink, health clubs, fitness professionals, and enthusiasts coexist in one social network, effortlessly disseminating information. For the first time, gyms have a branded presence in the online social networking scene. Extending beyond targeted banner placements, FitLink incorporates technically advanced advertising techniques. FitLink’s low-cost Premium Location services transform members into virtual advocates and recruiters for their health clubs. Gyms benefit from the endorsements of thousands of educated and qualified members. Fitness facilities can create a free profile page for each of its locations displaying basic information, activities, specialties, and user ratings. With a premium subscription, the fully-branded profile also incorporates the following features:
• Search result priority
• A company logo and link to your club’s profile on all members’ personal profiles
• Free trial membership passes, special offers, and membership packages
• Facility amenities, photo galleries, and staff profiles
• Discussion boards
• Website links and a FitLink URL
Since the site emerged from beta testing in 2008, user-friendly content and features have been added daily to enhance the relationship between health clubs and their current and potential members. With a 15 percent membership increase in January alone, FitLink’s close-knit community has garnered national attention and support by large chain health clubs, independent fitness professionals, and exercise enthusiasts. ‘Our members develop workouts, find partners, join discussion boards and groups, and track results every day. The site has become an important networking tool for the fitness industry,’ says Christopher Charlier, co-founder.”

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