Please take a moment this Memorial weekend to honor our military and veterans and consider getting your fitness business involved with one of these great charity organizations! Here are some health Club ideas for sponsoring charties for the military wounded and war veterans.
Please be aware that arthritis does not discriminate and can effect anyone. Please have compassion for those in chronic and disabling pain.
The US, in recent times, has seen an increase in population that suffers from heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and other such longstanding health conditions. There is also a rising need for health programs that are cost effective and help in Medicare qualifications of adults. All these factors have given birth to a new branch in fitness learning called specialized populations training.
The certification is usually structured in collaboration with healthcare experts and enables the fitness trainers to work with individuals with diverse fitness and health needs. These specialized trainers become distinguishable in the fitness industry by being able to scientifically design effective and safe preventive exercise programs for your fitness center members with unique needs.
Trainers with Special Populations Certification are professionals who use individualized approach to educate, motivate, assess, and train their clients among the special population. These include people with chronic as well as temporary health conditions. These conditions are categorized by body systems and psychological implications and involve cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, immunologic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cancer as well as behavioral/psychological impairments.
Special population also includes people who are not necessarily affected by disease conditions and can include women who are menopausal, pregnant or postpartum. They could also be older adults, adolescents, or children.
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What makes this management system different the rest?
The management system allows the user to register completely online with releasing very limited information.
- To start your free account with us, all you have to provide is your name and a verifiable email. Once your email is verified, the program will ask you for a password and gym name. That's it! Within seconds you will be entering members and on your way to seeing more Insight into the daily production at your fitness facility!
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Developing a risk management strategy for your fitness facility, health club, or personal training studio involves three basic steps:
- Identify the potential risks;
- Evaluate the severity of the potential risks;
- Develop strategies to mitigate the potential risks.
Taking a cold hard look at your facility from a risk management point of view is the first step in developing a risk management plan. Take some time to tour each area of your facility and imagine what possible hazards could possibly arise in each area.
Find out the areas that I explored at my home blog, Gym Business Insights!
Group training involves a fitness trainer from your gym leading a group of participants in their path of fitness. Participants, apart from group camaraderie, also benefit from access to a knowledgeable fitness professional at shared costs. These basic benefits of group training are making more and more fitness enthusiasts go for it in today’s world. It is therefore essential that gyms look at this trend and provide an avenue for such people in order to stay competitive in the fitness market. The effectiveness of group training is mainly because social interaction, answerability, financial viability, and promotion of healthy competition.
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Since Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, I wrote a post on my blog about couple promotional ideas for my gym. The post specifically deals with promotions that will help resolve the issue of keeping couples together on this romantic holiday when only one person in the couple is a fitness enthusiast and the other is, well..., not so enthused about fitness. Here are just a few ideas...
- Salsa dance class. What could be more invigorating than hot Latin dance moves, powerful percussive music and red-hot Valentine’s Day lighting?
- Partner yoga. This is a great way to stretch, relax and connect with someone on a very basic, non-verbal level.
- Couples spinning class, for couples who like to get competitive, get hot and get sweaty together.
- Couples strength training. This is a clever way to get her involved with your regular strength training routine, and show off your muscles at the same time.
- Assisted stretching is yet another great way to communicate and interact, while improving flexibility and loosening up muscles at the same time – great for before or after a strength-training workout.
For the full blog post, please go to "Love Among the Cardio Machines."
Happy Valentine's Day (week)!
Most Common Costs Associated with Personal Trainers:
As a continuation of the series, “Which is better…”, Part IV touches upon the most basic cost and liability issues that should be considered when a fitness facility hires a personal trainer. As a gym owner or manager, it is your responsibility to provide your members with access to a number of services, including those of a professional personal trainer. However, you do have to decide whether you are going to place your personal trainers on the payroll or if you are simply going to use a series of independent contractors to do the job. There are inherent costs and liability that you need to assess before you make your final choice.
Payday to Payday
Of all the different costs associated with having personal trainers in your gym, those associated with hiring your own trainers are likely to be the highest ones. Since in doing things this way, you are adding them to your payroll, you are going to be paying them an hourly wage or salary. This means that as long as they are on the clock, you will be paying them, whether they are working with one of your members or not. As long as they have a long list of clients you will be getting the most for your money, but when times are slow, you may end up paying out more than you are taking in.
On the other hand, if you use independent contractors, you never have to pay them unless you offer their services for free to your members as part of an introductory package. At which point you may have to pay the cost of the time your members use. Other than this the only other real cost on a day to day basis is in ensure that you have them covered under your workers’ compensation insurance.
For the full article, including a recap of the series, please visit my gyminsight blog!