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Plus a “Special Offers Brainstorming Worksheet” for Your Social Media Optimization Plan

This series of articles focuses on social media and your PT Business. It’s easy to think that social media has nothing to do with your fitness business… How can it possibly help you?

The big news is this… it not only can help you, but it is imperative for the growth of your business. We explore why and give you another tool to use!

Part Three is about Social Media statistics – and why you want to have a presence on a variety of social media sites. We added a “Special Offers Brainstorming Worksheet” to help you come up with offers for your social media optimization plan.

General Local Social Media Statistics

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Mobile Social Media

  • 18% of smartphone social media users use their phones to find directions prior to going out to eat. – Lab 42
  • 35% of US arts organization use location services such as Yelp, Google Latitude, or Foursquare to interact with patrons. – Pew Research Center
  • 23% of marketers leverage location-based data in mobile campaigns. – NeoLane
  • 55% of smartphone users are more likely to visit a retailer’s store after receiving location-aware alerts. – Latitude

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Source: (last updated January, 2013)

  • Community: Over 30 million people worldwide
  • Over 3 billion check-ins, with millions more every day
  • Businesses: Over a million using the Merchant Platform (more information at
  • Employees: Over 100 between headquarters in New York, an office in San Francisco, and a lovely outpost in London.
  • 251 NFL Games: 45,002 total check-ins in Foursquare, 40% of fans checked-in in the 1st quarter — Foursquare Habits of NFL Fans

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Source: (as of May 5, 2013)

  • Total Members: 13.7 million
  • Meetup Groups: 127,941
  • Countries: 196
  • Monthly Meetups: 407,154
  • Monthly RSVPs: 2.84 million
  • Meetups Happening Now: 931


  • Yelp had a monthly average of 102 million unique visitors in Q1 2013*.Social Media 4 Personal Trainers
  • By the end of Q1 2013, Yelpers had written more than 39 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.
  • Yelp’s mobile application was used on approximately 10 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q1 2013.

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Are you aware that…

Australian’s are one of the highest users of social media world wide

  • 250,000 new users sign up for Facebook every day (since 2007)
  • 80% of users prefer to connect with brands who are on Facebook
  • 1 Billion tweets per week are made on Twitter, averaging 1650 tweets per second!
  • As of March 2013 Twitter surpassed 200 million active users
  • 53% of people on Twitter recommend products in their tweets
  • Someone joins LinkedIn every second of every day and
  • 66% of LinkedIn members are the decision-makers in their company and

So, what can you do to make all this happen?

And here is your “Special Offers Brainstorming Worksheet” to download

Worksheet for brainstorming special offers.pdf

In the next group of articles we will give you information on how to set your fitness business up on some of these sites. Be sure to come back and check in the next week.

And in the meantime – come visit us on our facebook page and see what other PT business owners are doing in their businesses.