The 2013 Gold’s Gym Challenge Video Blog #1: The Launch Manual


by Dave Kenyon, Gold’s Gym Hudson Valley

The excitement is building around the upcoming 2013 Gold’s Gym Challenge.  Teams are getting registered and creating a lot of buzz within their gyms.  This is the best time of year to get people involved in something that truly works and can make them a loyal fan of your club(s) for years. And at the same time make you some extra money, which makes it all worthwhile.

The Challenge is a great way to create excitement, motivation, retention, and new memberships within your gym.  If you have competed in the past, you know this feeling well.   If you have not entered the competition, we encourage you take the step this year and be a part of this life changing event for so many.    The first thing you need to do is to register your team.  You can do this through the GGFA website or click here to go directly to the team registration link.

If you are new to the Challenge or even if you have competed in the past, there are always questions that come up along the way.  With that said, we are pulling together a series of videos that should help you with the basics or point out the most important aspects when it comes to running your Challenge.

Dave Kenyon, Gold’s Gym Hudson Valley, is a veteran of the Gold’s Gym Challenge and serves on the Challenge Committee.  His gyms have competed for many years and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  He has tried and true methods when it comes to running a successful Challenge in your club and we are very fortunate to have his perspective.  Dave will author many of the videos we bring to you.

All videos will be very short and are meant to give you the most basic and most important information for a given topic.  Upcoming topics will include:  Launch Manual, Taking Measurements, Room Set-up, and Helping Members during the Challenge and many others. These are designed to give you visual aids and simple tips to help you launch and run a successful Challenge.

Launch manual screen shotVIDEO # 1 Click on image to view video
The Gold’s Gym Challenge Launch Manual.  This manual is over 20 pages long and may seem overwhelming.   Dave will hit the highlights and the most important “take-away’s” from the manual.  This will get you started until you have a chance to read it thoroughly.

If you have difficulties with the video link

The 2013 Gold’s Gym Challenge Launch Manual:  Click Here

UPCOMING Videos – December & January

VIDEO #2:  (December 18th)
How to set up the room or space you will be using to take the measurements and pictures. This will give you ideas to make the room more comfortable for the members and also how to cross market your products and services to help members get through the contest.

VIDEO #3:  (January 2, 2013)
How to take measurements. A “hands on” approach to taking them and ways to be consistent.

We wish you the BEST of luck in the 2013 Gold’s Gym Challenge.  We are here to support you however possible, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us!

Gold’s Gym Challenge Support:  

For more information, or answers to questions, contact via phone or email:

Dave Reiseman, Gold’s Gym International

Deborah Collins, Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association (GGFA)

Amy Simpson, Visual Fitness Planner


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