Creating an Equipment Maintenance Plan
WHY AN EFFECTIVE PLAN THAT COVERS YOUR INVENTORY WILL SAVE MONEY AND TIME AND REDUCE THE NEED FOR COSTLY REPAIRS.
By Amy Boone
o far this year, this column has focused on how to select the best fitness and cardiovascular equipment for your facility; where to place it on the fitness floor for the biggest return on investment; how to foster mutua...
Education Pays, But Do You?
A QUICK TAKE-AWAY FROM THE IDEA FITNESS INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY 2004.
By Patricia Ryan, MS
uccessful fitness owners usually say that they have an educated staff, which leads to excellent customer service. A well-trained staff is so important that 59% of businesses require staff members to complete an in-house training program, according to respondents featured...
For several years the growing field of coaching has been receiving a lot of publicity. In the fitness arena, through IDEA articles and conferences, you have been reading and hearing specifically about lifestyle or wellness coaching. Are you wondering whether coaching is an area you should branch into for career longevity and variety? Personally, I have found coaching very rewarding and re...
One solution is to view your group fitness department as a business. Review your definition of teamwork and develop your team’s belief in the greater good. Learn how to harness talented egos so you can move in a common direction and encourage commitment to a fundamental purpose. The “Integrate to Elevate” success formula is based on The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Tea...
DISCOVER WHAT HELPS--AND HINDERS-- INNOVATIVE THINKING IN YOUR STAFF.
By April Durrett
Do you know how to stimulate creativity in your staff? Find out which business conditions boost creativity-- and which don't.
get bored. Leaders need to strike the right balance." What Managers Can Do. What are you doing to motivate your staff to be creative? How can you creatively rewar...
The Pros and Cons of Automated External Defibrillators
SHOULD YOU HAVE A DEFIBRILLATOR IN YOUR FACILITY? WHAT ARE THE LEGAL RISKS?
By Sean Riley, MS, JD
Association and the American Red Cross (Gmelich 2000). Moreover, a licensed physician must be involved in the design of any emergency plan that includes the use of defibrillators. Equipment Maintenance. The AED must be properly maintained....
Manage to Lead
OVERALL SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOUR ABILITY TO BRING OUT EACH PERSON'S BEST.
By Maureen Hagan, PT
contributions, time and effort. Commend him on his latest performance initiative. If you are consistent with this approach and it comes from your heart, you will unleash the power for first-rate performance every time.
Set a Standard of Excellence
Managers and employees w...