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10 Tricks to Help Remember Names

June 1, 2008

YYou’re preparing for class, and participant Jane Doe walks in early. She is “Jane Doe” to you even though she’s been coming to your class for the past 5 years. Somewhere along the way she told you her name, but for the life of you, you can’t remember it! Surely at this late stage in your teacher-student relationship it would be rude to ask her.

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No Equipment Required

October 31, 2004

The popularity of core training has led to the misconception that to get results you need to use equipment. This simply isn’t true. And it’s a good thing too, because group fitness instructors don’t always have a lot of equipment to work with. In fact, there are a number of moves…

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Taking a New Product to Market

June 30, 2004

Some of you may already have a clearly formed concept of a particular product or service you want to market. Others may wish to create something but feel unsure how to zero in on a particular product. Regardless of where you are today, taking the time to honestly complete the following statements can help you figure out where you want to be tomorrow.

1. The things I am most passionate about are _______.
2. I am very knowledgeable on the topic(s) of _______ .
3. What really gets me excited is _______.

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9 Steps to Becoming a Better Manager

May 31, 2001

In the fitness business, many
managers acquire their titles and supervisory responsibilities in the absence of any formal training—or, for that matter, any natural leadership skills. Even trained managers may occasionally get so busy with their
day-to-day responsibilities that they
neglect the basics of handling people. Whether you are a new manager or a veteran, take some time out to brush up on these essential skills.

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Motivate Without Money

February 28, 2001

When faced with the dilemma of how to motivate employees, many managers simply avoid offering employee incentives because they “don’t have it in the budget.” Yet most employees can be handsomely rewarded if managers budget time, effort and a bit of creativity.

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