Operations http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21341/more en Pump Up the Jam or Turn Down That Music: Noise Issues in the Health Club Industry http://clubindustry.com/operations/pump-jam-or-turn-down-music-noise-issues-health-club-industry <div class="field-byline"> Paul Nicolaus, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though sound-related issues can range from weights dropping on the floor to group exercise instructors yelling through microphones, background music is generally the most common noise concern at health clubs.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/operations/pump-jam-or-turn-down-music-noise-issues-health-club-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/operations/pump-jam-or-turn-down-music-noise-issues-health-club-industry#comments Management/Operations Operations Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:40:00 +0000 56481 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Noise issues at health clubs can cause customer complaints&nbsp;and legal issues for club operators. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Outsourcing at Your Health Club Can Lead to Savings and Risks http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/outsourcing-your-health-club-can-lead-savings-and-risks <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Protzman Howlett, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Health club owners and consultants say finding the right balance of in-house and outsourced services is a continually evolving process.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/outsourcing-your-health-club-can-lead-savings-and-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/outsourcing-your-health-club-can-lead-savings-and-risks#comments Management/Operations Operations Freemium Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:12:00 +0000 38111 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Club operators must determine whether to outsource any departments within their facilities. One area that some outsource is the operation of the climbing wall. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Boutique Clubs Make a Sustainable Case for Themselves http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/boutique-clubs-make-sustainable-case-themselves <div class="node-body article-body">The growth of boutique clubs may not be a fad but a new way of doing business—and one that is causing big-box clubs to adapt. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/boutique-clubs-make-sustainable-case-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/boutique-clubs-make-sustainable-case-themselves#comments Management/Operations Operations Freemium Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +0000 34501 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Boutique clubs, such as Ruff Fitness in Hagerstown, MD, are causing big-box clubs to make some changes. <em>Photo courtesy of Ruff Fitness.</em></p> 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> <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 Freemium Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34081 at http://clubindustry.com 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> <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> 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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>