Herb Lipsman, contributing columnist

Herb Lipsman is chief operating officer of Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat in Hockley, TX. He also has been a consultant in the industry, specializing in design, development and operation of upscale facilities.

Articles by Herb Lipsman, contributing columnist
Make Member Safety, Emergency Policies Your Club's Top Priority  1
To protect members, staff and your club, take reasonable precautions in all areas of your business to prevent accidents and incidents and develop proper responses for when accidents or incidents occur.
Managers Facing Everyday Challenges Need to Keep Cool, Remain in Control 
Health club operators face challenges every day, but the best managers make handling problems look easy. Planning ahead and communicating with staff can make a big difference.
Successful Health Club Leaders Learn How to Prioritize the Decisions They Make
Leaders make decisions. In fact, leaders are called upon to make hundreds of decisions every day. Your decisions and the consequences of those decisions are what truly define you as a leader.
Executive Insights Videos
Feb 13, 2014
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Preview: 14 Observations about the Direction of the Fitness Industry in 2014

Bill McBride, CEO of Active Sports Clubs and BMC3, shares 14 observations about some of the fitness trends he is seeing and where the industry is headed....More
Master Class Videos
Mar 5, 2014
Club Industry

Preview: Overcome the Hurdles in the Life Cycle of Your Club

Karen Woodard-Chavez, president of Premium Performance Training, shares in which of the five stages of a fitness facility's life cycle most clubs get stuck....More

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