Jonas Fitness Partners with Mobile Marketing Solution, Textmunication
Partnership provides club owners with innovative mobile marketing solutions
January 18, 2016 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
WEBSTER, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jonas Fitness®, the leading club management software and billing services provider to the health and fitness industry has integrated with Textmunication, a leader in mobile marketing communications, allowing Jonas Fitness customers to communicate with their members more effectively. The complete set of powerful, automated messaging features available on the Textmunication platform includes:
-Health tip alerts
-New member alerts
-Billing decline alerts
-Reminders for renewals
The collaboration will offer Jonas Fitness customers advanced online tools to more precisely reach their members, build brand recognition and increase marketing ROI. In addition, members who have not worked out for several weeks can receive reminders along with incentive offers for family and friend referrals.
Textmunication’s unique mobile solution is used by leading clubs such as Gold’s Gym, World Gym, Fitness 19, Anytime Fitness, Crunch Fitness, UFC and many more health club chains. “SMS marketing and communication is the most powerful way to communicate with our clients’ members,” says Wais Asefi, CEO at Textmunication. “It is a huge timesaver for health club owners who tell us that it immediately magnifies the impact of their marketing and operations efforts in terms of member retention, lead generation and conversion, billing recovery and staff productivity.”
About Jonas Fitness
Jonas Fitness is a division of Jonas Software and has been providing industry-leading health club management software, payment processing and member-service solutions for over 30 years to some of the largest clubs and fitness centers in the United States.
About Jonas Software
Jonas Software operates over 50 independently-managed software companies around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective markets. With our roots formed in the Construction and Club Management markets, our reach has grown extensively within the Hospitality and Industrial verticals, and today we are proud to supply industry leading enterprise management software and related services to 15 vertical markets. www.jonassoftware.com
Textmunication is an online mobile SMS marketing platform service provider that helps health and fitness clubs communicate more effectively with their members using a non-intrusive, FCC-compliant text messaging medium to build loyalty, engage and retain members, generate new business and recover payments. Fitness centers across North America rely on the easy-to-use Textmunication dashboard to customize and automate text messages to select member groups and individuals so that they immediately receive the latest promotional offers, discounts, service alerts, events, training schedules and any other tailored content right to the palm of their hand.
For Jonas Fitness, Inc.
Jessica Winn, 888-590-0026
For Textmunication, Inc.
Bret Andersen, 800-677-7003 x105
Sales and Business Development
Jonas Fitness Partners with Mobile Marketing Solution, Textmunication
Every New Year Health and Fitness businesses get very busy with newbies looking for a lifestyle change. This is the best time of year for sales and your staff is ready with both guns loaded. Am I right?
Not necessarily. What usually happens is that your staff goes into Zombie overload and you find that they are now just order takers. “I would like membership #1 please” It is the worst time of year for retention.
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PLEASANT HILL, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 6, 2016 / On January 5, 2016, Textmunication Holdings, Inc., (TXHD)(“Textmunication”), a Nevada corporation entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Aspire Consulting Group, LLC, (“Aspire”), a Virginia limited liability company.
Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Agreement, Textmunication agreed to acquire 49% of all of the issued and outstanding membership units of Aspire. As a result of the Share Exchange Agreement, Textmunication became a minority owner of Aspire.
About Aspire Consulting Group LLC:
Aspire is headquartered in McLean, Virginia – a key business hub of Washington, D.C. and provides IT consulting and solution-based services as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to commercial, state and Federal
agencies. Aspire’s leadership and advisory board consists of executives from IT, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Quality Management, Knowledge Management and Financial Services.
In FY 14, Federal SDVOSB spending was nearly $14 billion. As of August 2015, there are 5611 verified SDVOSBs in the United States.
Key Milestones for Aspire:
-Verified as SDVOSB by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in 2015.
-Acceptance into the Veterans First Contracting Program within the VA System. The purpose is to ensure that legitimately owned and controlled VOSBs and SDVOSBs are able to compete for VA VOSB and SDVOSB set-aside contracts and are credited by VA’s large prime contractors for subcontract plan achievements.
-Teamed with several Fortune 100 companies for a $25 billion Federal multi-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) opportunity scheduled to be announced in mid-2016.
-Targeting SDVOSB set-aside contracts and forming key teaming partners to add value for SDVOSB set-aside proposals.
-Teaming on a multi-award $5 billion SDVOSB IDIQ contract due in Q2-2016.
-Secured placements on a mission-critical Cyber security program in Q1-2016 valued at $250,000.
-Formed partnerships with Top 20 Federal System Integrators as a strategic subcontractor for IT projects.
-Partnered with one of the premier LED lighting companies to supply and install specialized lighting across the U.S.
-Delivered stellar Healthcare results in Cloud and Big Data initiatives for a large digital marketing firm.
-Provided guidance and resource support for Aspire VC – an advisory firm targeting technology start-ups.
“It makes sense to acquire a stake in a growing company who can elevate our presence in the Federal and commercial markets,” stated Wais Asefi, President of Textmunication. Aspire’s leadership team is well connected and respected in the Federal procurement community and we feel we can grow our businesses together as strategic partners.”
Mark Johnson, Aspire’s President added, “The idea of weaving Silicon Valley innovation into the procurement engine of the Federal government is intriguing and exciting. Aspire’s goal of increasing visibility in the Enterprise Mobility sector is one of our key initiatives in 2016. Textmunication brings that expertise and leadership. We want a piece of the $20 billion SMS market working closely with Mr. Asefi and his team.”
About Textmunication Holdings, Inc.:
Textmunication located in Pleasant Hill CA, is an online mobile marketing platform service provider that helps health clubs, real estate, insurance, entertainment, hospitality, education and health care organizations communicate with their members by allowing them to build loyalty, engage member retention, and create new business through a non-intrusive, value added medium. The SMS market is expected to grow to more than $20 billion by 2017.
For more information, contact:
Aspire Consulting Group LLC
Mark Johnson/President 571-888-0009
For more information, contact:
Textmunication Holdings, Inc.
Wais Asefi/CEO 925-250-4282
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SOURCE: Textmunication Holdings, Inc.
Imagine if you could communicate with your members virtually instantly, in the blink of an eye? No need to imagine. Text is a form of communication often underutilized by clubs that can be revolutionary to your gym’s member experience and operations. Here, PJ Jones, the manager of Get Fit Athletic Club and Gold’s Gym Indianapolis, shares how his partnership with Textmunication benefited his business.
CS: How were you introduced to Textmunication, and why did you decide to partner with them?
PJ: I was introduced to Textmunication by one of their marketing programs. I believe they found my name as a club manager somewhere and sent me a marketing-specific email that I, in turn, responded back to for more information. This was back in October of 2014.
I decided to partner with Textmunication because I believe in mass text messaging. I believe that it is the single most-effective way to market in today’s fitness business. It allows us to reach a lot of people in a short amount of time, and it allows us to cut down on our workload, because it’s automated. I was looking for a mass text messaging program and Textmunication happened to find me first. I specifically decided to go with Textmunication because of their customer service, professional explanation of their program and the services that they provide.
CS: What are the benefits to your business as a result of this partnership?
PJ: I am able to mass text prospects, delinquent members, new members, former members and current members. If I have a promotion at the gym that is specific to former members, I can reach them all. If I have a promotion at the gym that is personal training or small group training specific, then I can easily reach all appropriate members. Bottom line is this, if I have something that I want to market and I have an approved list, then I can hit them all at one time with little to no effort. There is no coincidence that 2015 was the best year for my clubs yet in regards to sales and income.
CS: What are the benefits to your members as a result of this partnership?
PJ: We are easily able to communicate with them in regards to their account, personal training programs and key promotions that we are running at the clubs. They enjoy the service because they can opt-out or opt-in based on their preferences. They also like it because they can simply tell us no or ignore the text message instead of having to listen to someone on our outreach team try and convince them to purchase a product, service or promotion at the gym. Above all else it keeps the members in the know on important club events. In over a year of service, we have had next to no complaints from our members or prospects, which is rare when mass text messaging occurs.
CS: Have you been pleasantly surprised by working with Textmunication in any way?
PJ: Yes. Working with Nick, vice president of sales, and Wais, president, have been a pleasure. If I ever need something they are readily available. Let’s just say that adding a third-party vendor to your team can leave a lot to be desired when it comes to customer service sometimes. I have zero complaints and have had zero issues with Textmunication in any way. That’s a pleasant surprise when working with any company that tries to help you build your club marketing when they aren’t doing it presently every day with you.
CS: What else can you tell other club owners about the benefits of working with Textmunication?
PJ: Textmunication is great for pushing personal training on new members, former members and current members. Each month we use the mass texting feature for two primary reasons. First, we use it to promote a one-day new membership special on closeout. We’ve never sold less than 90 deals in one day since we began using Textmunication for closeout. Secondly we use it to push a personal training special on our current members. Each time we do that we see a spike in our new client sales. Bottom line is this: We all want to leverage our time by working smarter, not harder. Textmunication does that for my clubs.
Health Club Doctor, Inc is a full concept to completion health and fitness consulting firm that specializes in helping gyms, health clubs and fitness studios reach maximum profit. Jarrod Saracco, President and Owner of HCD, is a 20 year veteran in the health and fitness industry with strong roots in personal training, club general management and B2B equipment sales. HCD’s sole focus is to create and maintain top performing fitness clubs that outpace the competition.
Jarrod is a dynamic and inspiring speaker/presenter at events such as IHRSA, Club Industry, NEHRSA, Can Fit Pro, the National Fitness Trade Show, the YMCA AYP conference, and has been the Keynote Speaker at CMS Conventions in the USA, Sweden & Finland. He is set to give another keynote presentation along with two management workshops in Warsaw, Poland in April 2015.
Testimonial by Jarrod Saracco
Saracco had this to say: “I am pleased to partner with TEXTMUNICATION at this time. Everyone gets bombarded with hundreds of emails every single day, so email marketing is starting to lose its effectiveness. However, just about everyone will read their text messages! With TEXTMUNICATION’s easy to use platform and seamless integration with existing health club management software, this is a home run for club operators and fitness professionals around the world. I am excited to be at the forefront of this communication strategy and to be able to bring these systems to the fitness industry.’
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Authoritative data about the internet users
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18.0% in Europe
10.2% in South America
9.8% in Africa
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