Developing a Personal Philosophy
By Tracy Morgan
“Your personal philosophy provides a foundation for all other issues.”
–Colonel Maureen K. Leboeuf, U.S. Army
The Random House Dictionary defines the term philosophy as “a rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct.” Most of us associate the word with scholars, college requirements or attempts at decipherin…Read More
Weathering an Economic Slowdown in the Fitness Industry
What facilities and staff can do to succeed in today’s cloudy economic climate.
Nobody likes to talk about an economic slowdown.
People at all levels of the health and fitness business worry enough about their companies in good times; hardly anyone wants to think about potential bad times. It is scary to think of consumers pulling back on sp…
Develop a green thumb and your fitness career may blossom into something greater. Sound
farfetched? Not if you follow the lead of skilled gardeners and try hybridization.
Thank you for the February 2001 Problem Solver column, “Dealing With Fellow Instructors’ Eating or Exercise Disorders.” Recently a colleague of mine encountered this situation with a member of her facility. With regard to getting involved, our staff is concerned about the legal implications, including possible claims of discrimination and privacy violation. What are the legal guidelines for approaching a member (especially at the request of other members) when it is clear that the member’s health is in danger?Read More