Liability/Insurance http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21331/more en The ABCs of EMV for Fitness Facility Operators http://clubindustry.com/technology/abcs-emv-fitness-facility-operators <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Health club operators need to upgrade their systems for processing point-of-sale credit card transactions in the next several months or face potential liabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/abcs-emv-fitness-facility-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/abcs-emv-fitness-facility-operators#comments Liability/Insurance Management/Operations Technology Freemium Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:04:00 +0000 37611 at http://clubindustry.com <p><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 Your Legal Obligations to Deal with Anorexic Members in Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/your-legal-obligations-deal-anorexic-members-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> David L. Herbert, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When fitness facility operators and fitness professionals suspect a member of having an eating disorder, a number of questions arise, many of which relate to your legal obligations in the matter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/your-legal-obligations-deal-anorexic-members-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/your-legal-obligations-deal-anorexic-members-your-health-club#comments Liability/Insurance Management/Operations Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:49:00 +0000 29751 at http://clubindustry.com <p>When health club professionals notice a member who has an eating disorder, they should treat the member as they would any member with a health issue. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> How to Spot and Help Members with Compulsive Exercise or Eating Disorders http://clubindustry.com/operations/how-spot-and-help-members-compulsive-exercise-or-eating-disorders <div class="field-byline"> Laura Discipio, executive director, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can your trainers and the rest of your health club staff tell if members are taking their workout too far or are not eating properly?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/operations/how-spot-and-help-members-compulsive-exercise-or-eating-disorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/operations/how-spot-and-help-members-compulsive-exercise-or-eating-disorders#comments Liability/Insurance Operations Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:11:00 +0000 25941 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Members with exercise and eating disorders can be male or female. Watch for certain signs if you suspect one of your members has a problem. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> You May Not Have Done Enough to Train Your Health Club's Staff for Emergency Situations http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-may-not-have-done-enough-train-your-health-clubs-staff-emergency-situations <div class="node-body blog-body">When I read last week about the Planet Fitness employee who allegedly would not go into the women's locker room to help a woman who had collapsed, my initial reaction was likely similar to most of yours: Why didn't he jump into action right away? Isn't he trained to do so?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-may-not-have-done-enough-train-your-health-clubs-staff-emergency-situations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-may-not-have-done-enough-train-your-health-clubs-staff-emergency-situations#comments Liability/Insurance Management/Operations facility issues Freemium Behind the Scenes Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 17651 at http://clubindustry.com Awareness of Child Safety Concerns in Fitness Facilities Can Prevent Injuries and Liability Claims http://clubindustry.com/profits/awareness-child-safety-concerns-fitness-facilities-can-prevent-injuries-and-liability-claims <div class="node-body article-body">When fitness facility operators welcome children through their doors, those children bring with them safety concerns that staff must address. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/awareness-child-safety-concerns-fitness-facilities-can-prevent-injuries-and-liability-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/awareness-child-safety-concerns-fitness-facilities-can-prevent-injuries-and-liability-claims#comments For-profits Liability/Insurance Nonprofits Premium Tue, 21 May 2013 13:31:00 +0000 15691 at http://clubindustry.com Climbing Wall Operators Need Risk Management Policies to Limit Injuries http://clubindustry.com/profits/climbing-wall-operators-need-risk-management-policies-limit-injuries <div class="node-body article-body">Climbing wall operators can reduce the risks to climbers and to their businesses by putting risk management policies in place in their facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/climbing-wall-operators-need-risk-management-policies-limit-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/climbing-wall-operators-need-risk-management-policies-limit-injuries#comments For-profits Liability/Insurance Universities Premium Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 15381 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Climbing walls can be dangerous, but club operators can reduce the risk of injury by requiring all climbers to go through an orientation. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Club Operators Take Steps to Keep Kids Safe from Predators http://clubindustry.com/profits/club-operators-take-steps-keep-kids-safe-predators <div class="field-deck"> As more fitness facilities welcome children inside their doors for various programs, operators are learning that they must take more steps to keep these children safe from predators who may be on staff. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A child abuse incident is not only devastating for the child, but it also can be devastating to a club’s reputation, especially if the club did not do employee background checks or ignored warning signs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/club-operators-take-steps-keep-kids-safe-predators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/club-operators-take-steps-keep-kids-safe-predators#comments For-profits Liability/Insurance Nonprofits Premium Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 15401 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Health club operators should know what warning signs suggest an employee could be a child predator and take extra precautions to keep kids safe. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Club Closings without Proper Membership Transfers Can Create Liability Issues http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/club-closings-without-proper-membership-transfers-can-create-liability-issues <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to closing or transferring ownership of a health club, an owner’s largest liability could be ignorance. Knowing what you need to do can help prevent lawsuits in the end. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/club-closings-without-proper-membership-transfers-can-create-liability-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/liabilityinsurance/club-closings-without-proper-membership-transfers-can-create-liability-issues#comments For-profits Liability/Insurance Technology Premium Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 13541 at http://clubindustry.com Clubs Handle Privacy Issues with Cell Phone Cameras http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-handle-privacy-issues-cell-phone-cameras <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an age when few people can remember their lives without cell phones, fitness facility operators are finding it more difficult to enforce their policies on no cell phones in the locker rooms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-handle-privacy-issues-cell-phone-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-handle-privacy-issues-cell-phone-cameras#comments For-profits Liability/Insurance Operations Universities Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 4609 at http://clubindustry.com