The same is true for 46-year-old Ann Robatin Fuerst the owner of Essential CrossFit in Wilmington, NC.
Fuerst signed up with HybridAF in March, 2021 and it has been a game changer for various reasons, including helping with client acquisition and client retention, all the while allowing her to avoid burnout, as well as giving her a sense of security when she’s working out alone in her gym.
“If I’m there by myself at weird hours, having the door locked all the time except for member access only makes me feel safe so nobody random can walk through the door,” McClintock explained.
Further, like Zwirn and Arndt, having HybridAF in her corner simply means “me not having to be there all the time, so I have freedom,” she said, adding that she spends probably 50 percent less time at the gym now than she did before.
“The number one thing is not getting burnt out. I have days off now, and as a mother with kids there is nothing more important than spending time with my family while letting my members still have the ability to chase their fitness goals,” she explained.
And the best part is, Fuerst realizes that even though she isn’t there as much as she used to be, the 24/7 service has helped her acquire more clients and improve her client retention.
“People are able to come in whenever they want, so it’s a huge benefit. My clients love it,” she said.