Since we last reported on automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in a Special Report that appeared in our March issue, several new developments have taken place. In the March 2002 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a Joint Position Statement addressing the purchase and use of AEDs in health and fitness facilities.
It seems as if a new “quick-fix” weight loss product or gadget comes on the market every day. If a client asks you if one of these really works, let the client know that such products don’t always deliver on their promises. To protect your clients from health fraud, share the advice of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which warns consumers to look for these telltale signs of fraudulent claims:
statements suggesting that the product is a quick and effective cure-all or diagnostic tool for a wide variety of ailments
Surmounting Industry Challenges
Portrait of an Industry:
The First Industry-Wide Work Satisfaction Study of Fitness Professionals
W H AT M A K E S P E O P L E E N J O Y THE WORK THEY DO? Is it solely the money
they earn, or do other factors have greater impact on job satisfaction? Social scientists have been intrigued by these questions for most of the past century. As we enter the 21st century,...
Operating Within Yo u r P r o f e s s i o n a l
"Jane Smith" is a 30-year-old female member at your health club. Although she is extremely thin, she exercises for hours at a time. Since becoming a club member, Jane has spent three hours a week with a staff personal trainer, participated in various classes six to seven days a week, used a treadmill for 45 minutes six days a week and li...
Intergenerational fitness programs-- BY APRIL DURRETT programs that engage persons of different generations in a fitness activity--serve many purposes. They increase the fitness levels of seniors and the aging baby boom generation and provide an opportunity for parents and children to bond while exercising together. Perhaps more important, they bridge the age...
s fitness facility owners and managers know, it can be challenging to help new members commit to exercise and get the most out of your programs and services. A variety of facilities are now offering introductory group exercise classes to help new members--and those new to group exercise-- feel welcome and successful. Some facilities schedule just one type of intro class. For examp...
When was the last time you took a hard look at the risks your business faces and the systems that you have—or don’t have—in place to safeguard yourself when disaster strikes? In this article you’ll learn how to manage the most costly risks to your business and how to stay ahead of the risk-management curve as your business growsnewsletter_teaser: When was the last time you took a hard look at the risks your business faces and the systems that you have—or don’t have—in place to safeguard yourself when disaster strikes? Learn how to manage the most costly risks to your business and how to stay ahead of the risk-management curve as your business grows
The use of body mass index is widespread among scientists and clinicians looking to determine overweight and obesity levels among various populations. However, researchers from the Deakin University IMPACT Strategic Research Centre in Geelong, Australia, believe this approach has flaws.