How bad is the economy these days? Businesses are starting to rely on each other to survive this severe downturn.
Kerry Knee, the owner of the West Loop's Flirty Girl Fitness, realized that her business could suffer if she didn't change with the times, so she came up with a plan that she hopes will not only keep, but increase business throughout the year.
Flirty Girl Fitness offers classes exclusively for women with themes such as Hottie Body Boxing, Coyote Ugly, Sexy Sculpt and Video Vixen, that may or may not involve a pole.
But instead of investing money in advertising, Knee reached out to fellow business owners to offer one free monthly service to Flirty Girl members.
The businesses get repeat and new clients out of the deal, and the members get another reason to continue visiting the gym. Knee says the members who pay their $150 monthly membership receive the perks worth up to $3,500.
The freebies include service such as teeth whitening, hair and eyelash extensions, shopping trips and massages.