TRENDS http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21251/more en The Big Picture on Financing Options in the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/clubs/big-picture-financing-options-fitness-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The following is an overview of each financial product possibility for you in a likely chronological order, starting from the inception of your business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/big-picture-financing-options-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/big-picture-financing-options-fitness-industry#comments clubs Operations marketing Freemium Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34081 at http://clubindustry.com Embracing Wellness Coaching in Your Clubs http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/embracing-wellness-coaching-your-clubs <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Health and wellness coaches and personal trainers provide valuable services to clubs and their members, but club owners need to recognize that the way those two professions interact with clients is different.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/embracing-wellness-coaching-your-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/embracing-wellness-coaching-your-clubs#comments Certification/Education Training Freemium Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:05:00 +0000 33831 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Clients who choose a health and fitness program that meshes with the individual circumstances of their lives are more likely to adhere to it, as opposed to a regimen mandated by a personal trainer that may make sense for clients&#39; physical conditions but may not take into account their personal needs and wants.<em> Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Credentialing for Fitness Professionals and New Liability Concerns http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/credentialing-fitness-professionals-and-new-liability-concerns <div class="field-byline"> David Herbert, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The media and the public are once again focusing on injuries and deaths arising out of certain segments of the exercise and fitness industry, including those characterized as "extreme" fitness or sports activities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/credentialing-fitness-professionals-and-new-liability-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/credentialing-fitness-professionals-and-new-liability-concerns#comments Certification/Education Liability/Insurance Freemium Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:33:00 +0000 33641 at http://clubindustry.com Six Apps That Work for You and Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club <div class="node-body article-body">This list of notable apps, based on informal surveys and best-of lists, will help fitness professionals use mobile technology to elevate their businesses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club#comments Apps Freemium Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 33631 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The recent explosion in the number of fitness apps can make finding and choosing the best apps for your business more confusing than ever. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Crowd Funding: A Devilish and Angelic Option for Raising Money in the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/marketing/crowd-funding-devilish-and-angelic-option-raising-money-fitness-industry <div class="node-body article-body">If not done right, crowd funding can be a lot of work with little to no payoff. Done correctly, it can reap financial rewards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/marketing/crowd-funding-devilish-and-angelic-option-raising-money-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/marketing/crowd-funding-devilish-and-angelic-option-raising-money-fitness-industry#comments Marketing Operations Freemium Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:29:00 +0000 33621 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Crowd funding is defined as financing a business venture using small amounts of money from a large number of people. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> HIIT Workouts Can Include Precor's AMT http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/hiit-workouts-can-include-precors-amt <div class="node-body video-body">High intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage. Why not incorporate some of your cardio equipment in a HIIT workout? You might want to start with this workout on Precor's AMT. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/hiit-workouts-can-include-precors-amt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/hiit-workouts-can-include-precors-amt#comments Training/Group Exercise Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:41:00 +0000 33421 at http://clubindustry.com ASF Payment Solutions & Thom Plummer http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer <div class="node-body video-body">ASF Payment Solutions & Thom Plummer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer#comments Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:34:00 +0000 33261 at http://clubindustry.com Inventors Crucial to Development of Fitness Equipment http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Independent inventors continue to be a driving force for new products and technology that eventually end up within the four walls of many fitness facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment#comments Equipment Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:26:00 +0000 32641 at http://clubindustry.com <p>After developing an idea, inventors seek advice from a competent patent attorney and apply for provisional patents, which are relatively inexpensive and protect both the inventor and the company investing in the product. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Diabetes Programs Provide Needed Help for Communities http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many fitness facility operators are offering diabetes prevention and management programs not only to help those who are at-risk for diabetes but also to attract new members.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities#comments Nutrition Freemium Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:21:00 +0000 32631 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Beyond the benefits to diabetics, programs directed to this market have the potential to bring in additional revenue and members for club operators and raise the profile of the facility as a business interested in keeping the community healthy. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Attracting and Retaining Top Talent Requires Respect and Rewards http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards <div class="node-body article-body">Health clubs of all sizes want to attract the best talent—a central reason why many club owners offer employee incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards#comments Human Resources Management/Operations Freemium Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:34:00 +0000 32571 at http://clubindustry.com <p>It is difficult to measure the effect of incentives on overall returns, but the consensus is that clubs generally do better when employees are incentivized than when they are not. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p>