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...
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...
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...
Sales & Marketing
By Colin Milner
Small Studio = Big Business
Learn how owners of private, independent personal fitness training studios can attract the burgeoning older-adult market. With more than 8,000 locations opened worldwide in just 9 years, Curves...
Recruit and Retain Top Talent
DON'T LET THE GOOD ONES PASS YOU BY.
By Maureen Hagan, PT
he fitness industry appears desperate to find ways to resolve the high attrition rate of its membership. Not one industry publication passes my desk these days without a focus on membership retention. Each new year, countless numbers of men and women make resolutions to lose weight or get in...
MAKE YOUR SUGGESTION BOX MORE THAN JUST A DUSTY ACCESSORY.
By Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA
those goals before a comment or concern got to the note phase. In a way, the best suggestion box is one you don't need because members' requests have already been acknowledged." While Livingston firmly believes in offering suggestion boxes, she thinks they are more import...
A SNAPSHOT OF HUMAN RESOURCES FROM THE IDEA FITNESS INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY 2004.
By Patricia Ryan, MS
ow many staff positions do fitness businesses need to operate successfully? Among those surveyed in the IDEA Fitness Industry Salary Survey 2004, the emphasis is on teaching staff. Personal trainers (78%) and Pilates or yoga teachers (64%) are the job titles respondents...
As a fitness manager, you
recognize that certain acts
result in legal liability. Injuries caused by worn flooring surfaces, equipment malfunctions and inappropriate program designs exemplify what acts have legal consequences. However, the critical issue is who may
be legally responsible for injuries. If one of your personal fitness trainers designs an inappropriate program for a client and that client is injured, who is liable—you or the trainer?