The holidays are a great time to draw a little more attention to your fitness blog or business.
While gyms and personal trainers often see a decline in activity this time of year, using the holiday season wisely will pay off in the New Year!
Do you have a Facebook business page for your blog or biz? (Learn all about setting up a FB business page here: How to start a Facebook page for your blog or business.)
Do you run a private Facebook group for clients or a challenge group?
Do you promote your services on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social platforms?
Do you often struggle with what to post to your page, group, or social media?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, I hope you find these holiday social media post ideas useful!
10 plug-and-play holiday post ideas to use on social media this season!
Take the info, get ideas, copy and paste it, edit it, add your own touch, and use it!
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Holiday recipe share
Example: Healthy Cranberry Sauce
[RECIPE SHARE] Share a healthy Thanksgiving recipes!
HEALTHY CRANBERRY SAUCE
1 cup canned pear halves with juice (about 3 halves, then fill the rest of the cup with the juice from the can)
12 ounce bag of fresh whole cranberries (3 cups)
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp maple syrup
Add pear halves/juice to a small pot. Over medium heat, mash pear halves a few times with the back of a fork or a potato masher.
Add cranberries and orange zest.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes until cranberries have burst. (If you need to, you can add a little water to thin the sauce).
Remove from heat and bring to room temperature before serving. Enjoy!
Notes: If this is too tart for you liking, you can add extra maple syrup to taste.
Offer a holiday giveaway
Example: First person to PM me gets a free coaching call.
Share a healthy holiday tip
Example: Importance of sleep during the holiday craziness
Studies have found that people who get less than 7 hours of sleep are at greater risk for poor health and functioning. Physical activity is associated with healthy sleep. Sleep, fitness, and diet are the 3 pillars of health and when one is out of balance, the body is not able to function optimally.
Do you agree? Do you get at least 7 hours of sleep?
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Create a holiday mock-up to promote your awesome stuff
Use stock images and Canva to create great mock ups!
Below are a few FREE options from two of my favorite creativepreneurs.
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Example: Create a social media post to promote your upcoming holiday challenge.
Hint at a sale or promotion
Example: Offer a special this time of year.
Ask a question
Example: What is your favorite small business for holiday gift shopping? (+ share your favorites – great opportunity to support fellow small business owners!)
What is your favorite holiday drink?
What is your favorite part about fall?
I created all of the above images in Canva with their free templates.
Create a social media promo image offering for Black Friday/ Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday
Example: Book your 2017 training sessions/coaching program at a discounted rate
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Encourage members to end the year with a BANG!
Example: End of year goals
Can you believe there are only a few weeks left in 2016?!?!
What are your goals for the rest of 2016?
Feel free to share here so we can encourage and support one another. Writing things down is proven to help you stay accountable and go forth and crush your goals!
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Create holiday inspirational images
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Example: Pick a fave quote and overlay it onto a holiday image (I did this in Canva as well)
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Run a mini challenge (+ offer a little prize)
Example: Share a picture of a healthy dish using a seasonal product (pumpkins, squash, etc)
[CHALLENGE] I challenge you to make ONE dish using pumpkin this week and share a picture. One person will randomly be selected to win xxxx.
Here are some interesting facts about pumpkins:
- Pumpkins are great for your eyesight and 1 cup has more than 200% of your RDA for vitamin A.
- Pumpkin is one of the foods recommended for weight loss and to help reduce cholesterol.
- Pumpkin is also a great source of B vitamins, which help with cell growth and help to support a healthy metabolism.
- Pumpkins have a light diuretic effect. This helps with flushing out toxins and other waste from your body – giving you more energy and leaving you feeling refreshed.
- Pumpkin flesh also has something called L-tryptophan, which helps trigger feelings of happiness and well-being.
Pumpkins are incredibly versatile…. they are good in everything from breakfast to dinner!
Do you accept this challenge!? Write “YES” in a comment below if you are in!
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Other mini challenge ideas:
- Pay it forward – buy someone’s coffee.
- Make an energy trail mix snack for your purse, you might need it for shopping expeditions!
- Eat two servings of vegetables at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Pick your least healthy holiday dish and give it a makeover.
- Park in the farthest spot in the parking lot.
NOTE: If you do use any of the images below on social media, just be sure to give credit where credit is due and tag the photographer who snapped the photo – I included photo credits under all pictures if applicable.)
Do you have any great posts that have worked well for you during the holidays?
Do you use stock photos?