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...
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...
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....
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...
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...