If you answered “True” to more than two of these questions, it’s time to take action! What can you, as an employee, do to make your next staff meeting more enjoyable? Simple: Get involved. Face it, staff meetings are as certain as death and taxes—but they do not have to be as daunting. Taking a few moments to prepare for your next staff meeting will ensure that you get more out of it, gain respect from your boss and coworkers and actually enjoy the experience.
First, begin by following a few basic ground rules:
as sound investments, and has a training course fund budgeted for such purposes. Besides training and certification, the Y's fitness instructors receive other employee extras--most of which, naturally, are geared toward fitness. "I occasionally give gifts like fitness tapes," Turner says. "And since I attend fitness conferences and conventions, I always bring back shirts and other f...
Hiring Trainers Who Motivate Clients
By Jim Annesi, PhD
magine taking the guesswork out of hiring qualified, competent and skilled personal fitness trainers capable of motivating and
What Traits Work?
Research for the study was conducted in fitness facilities in the Northeast and Midwest United States. Supervisors of five training departments were asked to select (from a prepared list) specif...
Are you curious about how the european fitness market is prospering? Here are some insights from The IHRSA European Health Club Report: Size & Scope of the Fitness Industry, which includes data from 32 “health club” markets.
Experts agree that employers need to invest more in staff training and development to create stability, boost retention and improve the consumer experience. This is a particular challenge for many large-chain, membership-based fitness facilities. Rather than nurturing and training a newly hired personal trainer for exercise life- style programming and customer service skills, some fitness facilities orient trainers to be salespeople whose wages depend on commissions.
In the fitness business, where many personnel are part-time, employee conduct can easily be overlooked. Given their schedules, some fitness facility employees may not even have contact with management. Continued success and growth depend on a code of conduct that goes beyond such basics as punctuality and appropriate dress. If your facility doesn’t have a standard operating procedure that governs staff conduct, now is the time to start one. The areas of concern dealt with in this article are some of the most important ones to be addressed.newsletter_teaser: In the fitness business, where many personnel are part-time, employee conduct can easily be overlooked. Given their schedules, some fitness facility employees may not even have contact with management.
I am extremely lucky because I have a great referral network. However, it didn’t materialize overnight. Relationships, especially good ones, take time to develop.
My best advice is always to be eager to learn from every experience and to be professional. Health professionals will respect your dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge.
Operating a business can be challenging. Success demands innovation and creativity, and business owners must learn to develop strategies that will separate their business from all the others. What will customers appreciate about one personal training studio versus another? You can distinguish your venue in multiple ways<&em>unique equipment, greater square footage and desirable amenities are just a few. However, while these accommodations alone may be effective, they don’t guarantee success and they can be quite costly.newsletter_teaser: Operating a business can be challenging. Success demands innovation and creativity, and business owners must learn to develop strategies that will separate their business from all the others. What will customers appreciate about one personal training studio versus another?
At Hot Feet Fitness in Burien, Washington, members break a sweat with Hot Feet Fitness. ThThis 21-minute, high-intensity class takes place in a 100° Fahrenheit room with 40% humidity.
Located in West Hollywood, California, Best U Studio offers a unique circuit class that blends Pilates, barre, dance and a weighted U bar. Best U focuses on strength, breathing, control and centering. The weighted bar also helps attendees improve their balance and coordination.