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Archive for March 2005

Bone Up on Merits of Fruit

Bone mineral density (BMD) during adolescence has been found to be key to preventing osteoporosis later in life. According to the World Health Association, osteoporosis, a brittle-bone disease, is currently one of the biggest global health concerns facing our aging population.
Now a study suggests that high intakes of fruit may be important for bone health in girls. In an observat…

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Cuing Beyond Counting

One of the many challenges of teaching a fabulous class is getting your message across effectively to participants. For some instructors, simply finding the beat or staying on phrase is difficult enough without having to become proficient at cuing. And yet, cuing is extremely import…

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Soy Forumula Concern

Although mothers today commonly opt to breastfeed their babies, many infants are still fed formula. Now, a study published online in Pediatric Research last December suggests that soy formulas may inhibit intestinal development in babies.
During animal studies, researchers determined that many common soy formulas on the market today contain high concentrations of an isoflavone…

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Liability Insurance

Legal & Risk Management
By Sean Riley, MS, JD

Liability Insurance
Accidents happen, regardless of how diligent and professional you are. Protect yourself. No matter how long you have been in business or how many certificates you hold, chances are that someday you will be faced with a lawsuit. Liability insurance is a means of protecting yourself in that event. There are two types of liability ins…

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Accounting and Hiring Practices

This article is the last in a five-part series on opening your own personal training facility. The previous column examined different methods for marketing your new facility. This column covers business accounting practices; guidelines for determining the ownership structure that best suits your new business; staff hiring; and ideas for future expansion.

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Face Your Finances

In our last column we contemplated crawling out of our comfort zone to create growth. This month’s reinvigoration strategy will challenge you to put that step into practice by emphasizing the importance of budgeting.

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Liability Insurance

Online virtual exercise workout and liability insurance

No matter how long you have been in business or how many certificates you hold, chances are that someday you will be faced with a lawsuit. Liability insurance is a means of protecting yourself in that event. There are two types of liability insurance: general liability and professional liability. Both types are designed to protect you from financial losses due to negligence.

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Become a Dynamite Presenter

Sample Workshop Description

When listing potential presentations, use catchy titles and energetic descriptions that state a problem, outline a solution and cite the benefits people will gain from your presentation. Here’s a sample description to give you some ideas.

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How to Hire a Website Wizard

Is your website looking a little dog-eared these days? Or are you embarking on your first foray into cyberspace? Choosing the right website designer can be the most important decision you will ever make when it comes to building or
improving your marketing presence on the Internet.

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Become a Dynamite Presenter

Training for Growth
By Sherri McMillan, MSc, and Alex McMillan

Become a Dynamite Presenter
Develop your skills as an industry speaker and reap the benefits in new clients. One of the most effective ways to quickly gain exposure as a personal trainer is by presenting. Good speakers can expect to gain at least one to three new clients at every presentation they conduct. The problem is that for most…

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How to Hire a Website Wizard

Technology
By Joe Dysart

How to Hire a Website Wizard
Not all Web designers are created equally. Do your homework before hiring. Is your website looking a little dog-eared these days? Or are you embarking on your first foray into cyberspace? Choosing the right website designer can be the most important decision you will ever make when it comes to building or improving your marketing presence on t…

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Face Your Finances

Reinvigoration Strategies
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…

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