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?
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...
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...
Designing Your Floor Space for Maximum Profits
HOW TO GET THE BIGGEST RETURN ON YOUR EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT.
By Amy Boone
nowing how to position your new fitness equipment in your facility is both a skill and an art. There are so many design considerations and so many conflicting opinions to balance. Because it is such a complex process, many clubs hire individuals who specialize in organizing f...
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...
By Kay L. Cross, MEd
Face Your Finances
Create a winning budget to gain control of your money-- and life. During one of my presentations at the IDEA Personal Trainer Summit...
By Justin Price, MA
Accounting and Hiring Practices
How to set up your books, choose an ownership structure and select staff for your new facility. a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can create summaries by setting up ledgers (records in which accounts are recorded) and posting information to them. A completed ledger is really nothing more than a summary of revenues, expenditures ...
The spate of circuit training clubs, along with the subsequent needs of their owners, has led to the formation of the Association of Hydraulic & Fitness Clubs. According to information on its website, the new association “was formed to assist in the financial and personal development of current gym owners by mutual sharing of ideas.” The charter statement also includes a pled...