Operations http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21341/more en Why You Need a Succession Plan before You Leave Your Club Company http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/why-you-need-succession-plan-you-leave-your-club-company <div class="node-body article-body">As the relatively young fitness industry reaches maturity, health club operators will be faced with new decisions about how and when they will hand off operations to a new generation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/why-you-need-succession-plan-you-leave-your-club-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/why-you-need-succession-plan-you-leave-your-club-company#comments Management/Operations Operations Freemium Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:39:00 +0000 31561 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Rick Beusman, left, took over Saw Mill Sports Management from his father, Curt Beusman, right, in the mid-1990s based on the recommendation from an outside consulting firm that the company hired. <em>File photo by Gabe Hopkins.</em></p> Is It Time to Unbundle Your Membership? http://clubindustry.com/operations/it-time-unbundle-your-membership <div class="node-body article-body">Clubs both domestically and abroad are offering more lower-cost base memberships and replacing lost revenue by focusing on personal training packages and premium offerings to boost their bottom lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/operations/it-time-unbundle-your-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/operations/it-time-unbundle-your-membership#comments Operations Freemium Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 30721 at http://clubindustry.com <p>North Point Fitness is not only a club in Roswell, GA, it is a licensed personal training system that many clubs offer in their premium packages. <em>Photo courtesy of North Point Fitness</em>.</p> Improving Quality of Work Life for Employees Is Key http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a business that often involves long hours and stress, it is easy for health club employees to forget about keeping a good quality of work life.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key#comments Human Resources Operations Freemium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:52:00 +0000 30021 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Part of ensuring employees have a good balance of work and life involves providing them with the resources and support they need to do their jobs well.<em> Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Four Silent Dangers That Put Your Pool Facility at Risk http://clubindustry.com/clubs/four-silent-dangers-put-your-pool-facility-risk <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Swimming pool and hot-water spas offer many benefits to fitness center operators and their membership. With these benefits comes the responsibility to effectively manage the facility, minimizing risk. Four silent dangers can put your facility and members at risk, but you can take steps to prevent them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/four-silent-dangers-put-your-pool-facility-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/four-silent-dangers-put-your-pool-facility-risk#comments clubs Operations Step by Step Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 30121 at http://clubindustry.com Better Business Bureau Remains Relevant for Health Club Operators http://clubindustry.com/operations/better-business-bureau-remains-relevant-health-club-operators <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Protzman Howlett, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some club operators say the BBB is more impartial and has a more objective view of a company compared to other business review websites, such as Yelp or TripAdvisor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/operations/better-business-bureau-remains-relevant-health-club-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/operations/better-business-bureau-remains-relevant-health-club-operators#comments Operations Freemium Thu, 15 May 2014 21:01:00 +0000 28881 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Some respondents for this story&nbsp;liked that the BBB has a rating system based on a fitness club&#39;s history of customer service performance rather than one or two instances of complaints that stick out on social media. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Enhancement Fees Become a More Common Method for Capital Expense Funding http://clubindustry.com/operations/enhancement-fees-become-more-common-method-capital-expense-funding <div class="node-body article-body">Whether they are called enhancement fees, annual fees or rate guarantee fees, a growing number of fitness facility operators have begun adding an extra fee to members' charges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/operations/enhancement-fees-become-more-common-method-capital-expense-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/operations/enhancement-fees-become-more-common-method-capital-expense-funding#comments Operations Freemium Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:57:00 +0000 25971 at http://clubindustry.com <p>To successfully implement an enhancement or annual fee, club operators must make members aware of the fee in advance and ensure that their staff can clearly communicate the reason for the fee to members. <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> Budget Cuts Have Slowed Military Equipment Sales, Have Had Little Effect on Military Fitness Facility Operations http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa <div class="node-body article-body">Military fitness facilities have been largely unaffected by the recent federal budget cuts and government shutdown, but efforts to minimize spending have led to slow sales for equipment manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa#comments Operations Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Military Premium Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 22401 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Although military fitness facilities have made small changes to facility operations, most have not been significantly affected by recent budgets cuts. <em>Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.</em></p> Fitness Facility Operators Return to Basics, Implement Security Strategies to Help Prevent Locker Room Theft http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-facility-operators-return-basics-implement-security-strategies-help-prevent-locker-r <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to locker room security, health club operators are implementing basic, time-tested security strategies to help keep members, their belongings and the facility’s reputation safe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-facility-operators-return-basics-implement-security-strategies-help-prevent-locker-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-facility-operators-return-basics-implement-security-strategies-help-prevent-locker-r#comments For-profits Operations Premium Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0000 20322 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Communicating locker room policies and educating members on how to behave can help club operators prevent locker room thefts. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Clubs Go Above and Beyond http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-go-above-and-beyond <div class="field-deck"> Fitness facility operators often adopt community causes as a way to help others, but some of them take that calling to another level. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fitness industry’s generosity in helping others comes through in charitable efforts that many fitness facilities undertake throughout the year. But some facilities go above and beyond not just the normal fitness and wellness offerings at health clubs but also the normal community outreach efforts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-go-above-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubs-go-above-and-beyond#comments For-profits Operations Nonprofits Universities Premium Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0000 20302 at http://clubindustry.com