By Catherine L. Tully Distinguish yourself as a professional.
Crafting the Exercise Class Proposal
You've reached a point in your career where you are comfortable with your knowledge, skills and ability to motivate. Everyone describes you as adaptable, outgoing and consistent. You've been around long enough to have your own style and, thanks to ideas you came up with while attending f...
By Diane Lofshult
Today's Sports Conditioning Classes Got Game!
Looking for a new profit center that attracts well-heeled elite athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts alike? Consumers appear to be game about paying for sports training: In fact, 41 percent of fitness facilities polled in IDEA's latest Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey (October 2002 IDEA Fitness Manager) now charge ...
When are prepackaged programs effective?
By Amanda Vogel, MA
Ten years ago, group exercisers had the choice of either step or high-low. Today, most schedules offer a dozen or more diversified options, some of which involve sophisticated equipment. Many fitness professionals attribute this ever-broadening selection and sophistication to the influx of branded programs. But while some ...
Most kids travel in packs.
Cascade Athletic Club in Gresham, Oregon, capitalizes on this fact with its group sports training programs for kids. The programs have proven a win-win situation for clients, personal trainers and the club, with kids getting individualized attention for a reasonable price.
Q:It seems I’m always a bridesmaid, never the bride. I am good enough to sub classes when one of my colleagues needs someone, but my supervisor still doesn’t give me my own class. I’m available, trained and ready; however, openings never come my way. Meanwhile, subbing requests come in regularly, so I must be doing something right. What can I do to “move to the altar” and get more classes of my own?