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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 insurance: general liability and professional liability. Both types are designed to protect you from financial losses due to negligence.
General Liability

Accounting and Hiring Practices

The Start-Up
By Justin Price, MA

Accounting and Hiring Practices
How to set up your books, choose an ownership structure and select staff for your new facility. a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can create summaries by setting up ledgers (records in which accounts are recorded) and posting information to them. A completed ledger is really nothing more than a summary of revenues, expenditures …

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…

Comparing Popular Diets

Despite the plethora of diet books available today, there is a scarcity of scientific research on the health effects of popular eating plans. To assess how well four of thes…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Online virtual exercise workout and liability insurance

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.

Enjoying an At-Home Spa Day

Are you feeling tense, anxious or overwhelmed? Would you like to feel more joy, calm and confidence? If so, then consider making a 1-day commitment to personal wellness with an at-home spa experience. Rejuvenate yourself with these spa tricks of the trade from Mary Monroe, a Los-Angeles–based health and spa writer.

Planning to Relax

Pooches Help Purge Pounds

A novel study involving people and their dogs found that buddying with Buddy may increase your chance of losing weight. Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the People and Pets Exercising Together (P-PET) study observed humans and their canine companions over a 12-month perio…

Vitamin E: Less Is More

For the past decade, many health-conscious consumers have upped their intake of vitamin E in an attempt to prevent diseases and increase longevity. Now a new study has found that high doses of vitamin E may in actuality increase the risk of dying prematurely. This conclusion was important enough to warrant both a warning at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessio…

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Shrimp and Fennel in Hot Garlic Sauce

The recipe for this quick and easy appetizer can be doubled to serve as an entrée.
1 tablespoon (tbs) olive oil
3 1/2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
1/4 teaspoon (tsp) salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 bay leaf

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