Resourcebeat http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21381/more en Outdoor Training Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Group Exercise http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/outdoor-training-brings-breath-fresh-air-group-exercise <div class="field-byline"> Life Fitness </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The outdoor training method continues to gain popularity because it encourages camaraderie, accountability and intensity while still allowing trainers to offer individualized attention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/outdoor-training-brings-breath-fresh-air-group-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/outdoor-training-brings-breath-fresh-air-group-exercise#comments Resourcebeat Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:34:00 +0000 30431 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Outdoor equipment, such as the Synrgy BlueSky from Life Fitness, can provide various configurations that can accommodate exercisers at any fitness level. <em>Photo courtesy of Life Fitness.</em></p> Trainers and Clients Both Can Find Success in Group Classes http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/trainers-and-clients-both-can-find-success-group-classes <div class="field-byline"> Matt Veigl, Power Systems advisory board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Group classes are changing the game when it comes to the way the masses consume fitness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/trainers-and-clients-both-can-find-success-group-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/trainers-and-clients-both-can-find-success-group-classes#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 30421 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Group classes solve a major issue for trainers and clients alike, both increasing the efficiency of the trainer&#39;s hour and the client&#39;s dollar. <em>Photo courtesy of Power Systems.</em></p> Promoting Indoor Workouts Can Help Boost Memberships during the Summer http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promoting-indoor-workouts-can-help-boost-memberships-during-summer <div class="field-byline"> Dan Corkill, Star Trac </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The summer is not only the perfect time to fast track an indoor workout, but it might just be the best way to boost membership numbers and reignite the energy in the facility to avoid the typical mid-summer lull.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promoting-indoor-workouts-can-help-boost-memberships-during-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/promoting-indoor-workouts-can-help-boost-memberships-during-summer#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 30401 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Conducting a contest for who can complete a 20-minute hills course on an elliptical in the shortest amount of time is one way to encourage members to work out in the club during the summer. <em>Photo courtesy of Star Trac</em>.</p> Fitness Professionals Need Protection from Four Primary Liability Exposures http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/fitness-professionals-need-protection-four-primary-liability-exposures <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Urmston Lowe, Sports &amp; Fitness Insurance Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fitness professionals should be aware of four primary types of liability exposure in the clubs and studios where they train their clients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/fitness-professionals-need-protection-four-primary-liability-exposures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/fitness-professionals-need-protection-four-primary-liability-exposures#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:59:00 +0000 30391 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Individual insurance policies tailored to meet the needs of fitness professionals should include coverage to protect them from all types of claims. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Ab-Focused Programs Can Attract New Members, Increase Membership Revenue http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/ab-focused-programs-can-attract-new-members-increase-membership-revenue <div class="field-byline"> Don Brown, The Abs Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you want to increase your membership and generate more revenue from existing members, offering short-term ab-focused programs combined with a dedicated core training area will help you deliver to people what they really want: great-looking abs and a slender waistline.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/ab-focused-programs-can-attract-new-members-increase-membership-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/ab-focused-programs-can-attract-new-members-increase-membership-revenue#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 30381 at http://clubindustry.com <p>In addition to cardio and strength training and group exercise classes, a dedicated core training area, such as the Core Strength Zone from The Abs Company, will help club operators offer an added feature to prospects. <i>Photo courtesy of The Abs Company.</i></p> Research-Based Treadmill Design Is Key to Operator Success http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/research-based-treadmill-design-key-operator-success <div class="field-byline"> Adam Hubbard, Precor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When evaluating treadmills for their gym facilities, fitness club operators prioritize reliability first and foremost among all other purchasing criteria, according to the results found in a recent industry study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/research-based-treadmill-design-key-operator-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/research-based-treadmill-design-key-operator-success#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:02:00 +0000 29411 at http://clubindustry.com <p>According to a study, club members like comfortable, clean, low-impact treadmills that feel solid, stable and have a wide running surface. This treadmill is the TRM 885 from Precor. <em>Photo courtesy of Precor.</em></p> How to Maximize Your Equipment Investment http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/how-maximize-your-equipment-investment <div class="field-byline"> Avi Shanbhag, Star Trac </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With just a few simple steps, club owners and operators can make sure they are getting the most out of every piece of equipment in their fitness center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/how-maximize-your-equipment-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/how-maximize-your-equipment-investment#comments Resourcebeat Fri, 30 May 2014 19:21:00 +0000 29371 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Strength equipment, such as Star Trac&#39;s Leverage plate-loaded line shown here at UFC Gym in Torrance, CA, could last 10 years or more, depending on the amount of use, the condition and the overall quality of the equipment. <em>Photo courtesy of Star Trac.</em></p> Nine Elements for an Effective and Successful Billing Process http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/nine-elements-effective-and-successful-billing-process <div class="field-byline"> Larry King, ShapeNet Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nine important elements are part of an effective and successful billing process for your fitness facility. Understanding each one will empower you to operate a more successful business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/nine-elements-effective-and-successful-billing-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/nine-elements-effective-and-successful-billing-process#comments Resourcebeat Tue, 06 May 2014 00:59:00 +0000 28451 at http://clubindustry.com <p>A billing and software company can reduce the headaches for club operators when it comes to membership payment processing. <em>Photo courtesy of ShapeNet Software.</em></p> Despite the Growth of Social Media, Email Marketing Still Offers Many Benefits http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/despite-growth-social-media-email-marketing-still-offers-many-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Robert Skinner, Motionsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are a few time-tested email marketing strategies that successful senders have used to get their emails opened and read.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/despite-growth-social-media-email-marketing-still-offers-many-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/despite-growth-social-media-email-marketing-still-offers-many-benefits#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 05 May 2014 20:19:00 +0000 28521 at http://clubindustry.com <p>There are many ways to communicate through marketing, but studies have shown that email marketing can be most effective. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Health Clubs Must Fulfill 12 Credit Card Responsibilities for Compliance with PCI Standard http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-clubs-must-fulfill-12-credit-card-responsibilities-compliance-pci-standard <div class="field-byline"> ABC Financial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PCI compliance helps health club operators avoid fines related to data and credit card breach and also reduces risk, enables delivery of services and maintains the trust of customers and business partners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-clubs-must-fulfill-12-credit-card-responsibilities-compliance-pci-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/resourcebeat/health-clubs-must-fulfill-12-credit-card-responsibilities-compliance-pci-standard#comments Resourcebeat Mon, 05 May 2014 17:29:00 +0000 28481 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The Payment Card Industry Council requires implementing encryption of cardholder data in transmission. This can be achieved using an SSL certificate, which provides the optimum level of website security. <em>Photo courtesy of ABC Financial.</em></p>