5 Steps for Buying the Best Equipment
THIS SIMPLE APPROACH WILL SAVE YOU TIME, MONEY AND HEADACHES LATER ON. By Amy Boone
electing the equipment that will best suit your club can be a daunting and complex process, regardless of whether you work in a small, private facility or a multiclub chain. Few fitness managers receive the training they need to determine which models to choose, how to succ...
Program directors dream of employees who are responsible, respectful, well-rounded and educated. When a director builds a bridge between the group fitness and personal training departments, this dream team becomes reality. The result
is a unified staff with a dual focus: satisfying both the fitness needs of members and the fiscal needs of the company.
As a fitness manager or director, you probably never have enough time. Your to-do list seems endless, and you may have to switch constantly among the many roles that you play. Consequently, you might feel guilty that you don’t have as much time as you want to spend with your staff, especially your new employees.
he third year of this column commences in the midst of the most perplexing economic market in three
"baby boomlet" is occurring, this influx of youngsters will not seriously affect the domestic economy for another 15 years. According to the Salomon Smith Barney Institutional Research Department, three-quarters of the accumulated net wealth of the country lies in the 50-plus sector. ...
Of eminent interest and concern these days to American business owners and managers—including those in fitness—is the floundering U.S. economy. In recent months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has sidestepped its once positive outlook for strong and sustained economic recovery, conceding that the road we’re on has some serious bumps.
By Krista Popowych
Veteran fitness leaders share their practical strategies for retaining quality group fitness instructors and other key staff.
While many Americans dislike their careers, the majority of fitness professionals tend to be happy in the workplace and like what they do. I am one of them: I love my job. Advancing along my own career path, I have ...
The vast majority of new businesses fail because of undercapitalization, according to Stewart Welch, III, a certified financial planner and author. But obtaining the necessary capital is the biggest challenge new ventures face. With 50 percent of small businesses failing within the first year of
operation, banks are loath to lend to such start-ups; lenders look for at least two years of profitability before loosening the purse strings.
If you have followed the first three segments of this column, you realize by now that I believe management effectiveness begins with the person who looks back at you from your mirror! I have attempted in the initial three segments to give you ways to improve your well-being—a trait all great managers have.