Training/Group Exercise http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21311/more en Virtual Fitness Classes Offer a New Option for Health Club Operators http://clubindustry.com/group-exercise/virtual-fitness-classes-offer-new-option-health-club-operators <div class="field-byline"> Donna Loyle, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some fitness facility operators are adding virtual group exercise to their facilities. Find out if this option is right for you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/group-exercise/virtual-fitness-classes-offer-new-option-health-club-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/group-exercise/virtual-fitness-classes-offer-new-option-health-club-operators#comments Group Exercise Training/Group Exercise Freemium Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:24:00 +0000 37621 at http://clubindustry.com <p>For fitness facility operators needing options for group fitness classes, virtual group exercise classes may be a viable alternative. <em>Photo courtesy Wexer Virtual.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Health Club Operators Must Be Aware of HIIT Dangers to Mitigate Risks http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/health-club-operators-must-be-aware-hiit-dangers-mitigate-risks <div class="node-body article-body">Taking high intensity interval training to dangerous extremes may lead to devastating results for exercisers and fitness facility operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/health-club-operators-must-be-aware-hiit-dangers-mitigate-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/health-club-operators-must-be-aware-hiit-dangers-mitigate-risks#comments Training Training/Group Exercise Freemium Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:49:00 +0000 36411 at http://clubindustry.com <p>HIgh-intensity interval training has been a trend for the past few years, but the risks can be great if club operators and their staff members do not pay attention. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Six Hot Training Trends for 2015 http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/six-hot-training-trends-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Club Industry has asked industry professionals to weigh in on which trends might translate into profitable programming choices in 2015. Many of these predictions correspond to the predicted top fitness trends noted in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual fitness forecast survey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/six-hot-training-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/six-hot-training-trends-2015#comments Training/Group Exercise Freemium Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:33:00 +0000 34991 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Although it ranked 10th in the ACSM trend survey, club operators should not underestimate the value of a small group training program. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> The Gender of Trainers and What It Means to Members http://clubindustry.com/training/gender-trainers-and-what-it-means-members <div class="node-body article-body">Gender plays such a big role in choosing a trainer that it can far outweigh qualifications and experience, but that thinking can be a hindrance to trainers and clubs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/training/gender-trainers-and-what-it-means-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/training/gender-trainers-and-what-it-means-members#comments Training Training/Group Exercise Freemium Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:00 +0000 34471 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Male athletes tend to prefer male strength coaches, and women tend to prefer female personal trainers. Club operators need to educate members about the qualifications of their trainers so that gender does not play as large of a role in trainer selection. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> 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 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 Personal Trainer Licensing Remains a Topic of Discussion in the Industry http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/personal-trainer-licensing-remains-topic-discussion-industry <div class="node-body article-body">As legislation that proposes statewide standards and licensure for fitness professionals continues to gain momentum, many fitness professionals want to understand how licensure would change the industry, for better or worse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/personal-trainer-licensing-remains-topic-discussion-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/personal-trainer-licensing-remains-topic-discussion-industry#comments Certification/Education Freemium Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:21:00 +0000 32561 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Licensure regulations could lead to enhanced credibility, consumer trust and referrals from the medical community, some say. Others say licensure would severely limit the ability of health club owners to make their own decisions about hiring and training employees. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Are You Selling Enough Personal Training? http://clubindustry.com/training/are-you-selling-enough-personal-training <div class="node-body article-body">Because pricing has been affected by competition from low-priced clubs, it is crucial that you layer personal or group training onto memberships to help restore revenue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/training/are-you-selling-enough-personal-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/training/are-you-selling-enough-personal-training#comments Training Freemium Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 31531 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The personal training penetration rate in clubs is about 3 percent to 5 percent of members, according to statistics from IHRSA. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> TreadClimber by Star Trac http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/treadclimber-star-trac <div class="node-body video-body">TreadClimber® by Star Trac</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/treadclimber-star-trac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/treadclimber-star-trac#comments Training/Group Exercise Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:34:00 +0000 31031 at http://clubindustry.com