Expert Advice http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7405/more en Three Ways Fitness Professionals Can Get into Medical Fitness to Change Lives http://clubindustry.com/wellness/three-ways-fitness-professionals-can-get-medical-fitness-change-lives <div class="field-byline"> Trevor Wicken, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To become a legitimate medical fitness specialist or to create a program to stand out among the sea of YouTube copycats, you must commit to setting yourself apart from the rest and brand yourself as the medical fitness expert in your community. Here are three steps needed to become the go-to expert for the medical fitness population.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/wellness/three-ways-fitness-professionals-can-get-medical-fitness-change-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/wellness/three-ways-fitness-professionals-can-get-medical-fitness-change-lives#comments Wellness Step by Step personal training Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 57731 at http://clubindustry.com Stem the Rising Tide of Lawsuits in the Fitness Industry with Three Risk Management Steps http://clubindustry.com/clubs/stem-rising-tide-lawsuits-fitness-industry-three-risk-management-steps <div class="field-byline"> David L. Herbert and Rachel Brusstar, contributing columnists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Liability lawsuit numbers and settlements are increasing, but health club operators can take three steps to manage their risk. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/stem-rising-tide-lawsuits-fitness-industry-three-risk-management-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/stem-rising-tide-lawsuits-fitness-industry-three-risk-management-steps#comments clubs Step by Step Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 57721 at http://clubindustry.com When Live Video Meets Club Marketing & Member Service http://clubindustry.com/when-live-video-meets-club-marketing-member-service <div class="node-body link-body">Should your club jump on the live video bandwagon? Services like Facebook Live and Periscope have upped the ante on video by taking it to the streets, in the moment, when and where things are happening. Whether or not you should start streaming is a question of content, not popularity or even technology.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/when-live-video-meets-club-marketing-member-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Websavvy Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 57671 at http://clubindustry.com How the Fitness Franchise Team Member Is Different from Other Employees http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/how-fitness-franchise-team-member-different-other-employees <div class="node-body article-body">During his journey opening a franchised studio location, the author has discovered nine ways that fitness franchise employees are the best type of employees to have. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/how-fitness-franchise-team-member-different-other-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/how-fitness-franchise-team-member-different-other-employees#comments Franchise Wise Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:11:00 +0000 57441 at http://clubindustry.com Twelve Questions That Will Help You Redefine Your Health Club's Bottom Line http://clubindustry.com/clubs/twelve-questions-will-help-you-redefine-your-health-clubs-bottom-line <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking to redefine your health club’s bottom line? It might be as simple as answering these 12 questions, which will lead you to your health club's purpose and improved performance. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/twelve-questions-will-help-you-redefine-your-health-clubs-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/twelve-questions-will-help-you-redefine-your-health-clubs-bottom-line#comments clubs Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57201 at http://clubindustry.com Reach New Customers by Providing Small Group Strength Training at Any Time http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/reach-new-customers-providing-small-group-strength-training-any-time <div class="field-byline"> Richard J. Wolff, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite studies showing the benefits of strength training, many adults do not do so, often because they do not know how. Learn how to offer a convenient strength training program at your club that teaches people how to safely and effectively strength train. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/reach-new-customers-providing-small-group-strength-training-any-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/reach-new-customers-providing-small-group-strength-training-any-time#comments personal training Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57191 at http://clubindustry.com Use These Five Pillars to Build a Consistent Training Program for Your Clients http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/use-these-five-pillars-build-consistent-training-program-your-clients <div class="field-byline"> Joshua Proch, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The key to delivering a successful exercise training program to your clients is to be consistent and allow for individualization. Learn the five components to build a program at your club that will work for all your clients.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/use-these-five-pillars-build-consistent-training-program-your-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/personal-training/use-these-five-pillars-build-consistent-training-program-your-clients#comments personal training Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57171 at http://clubindustry.com Strategies for Protecting Your Health Club When Working with Obese Members http://clubindustry.com/clubs/strategies-protecting-your-health-club-when-working-obese-members <div class="field-byline"> Cristina LaMarca and Margaret Hilton, contributing columnists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The increase in obesity and the litigious nature of the country can create concerns for health club operators and staff when working with obese clients.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/strategies-protecting-your-health-club-when-working-obese-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/strategies-protecting-your-health-club-when-working-obese-members#comments clubs Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57131 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Cristina LaMarca</p> Why The Fitness Industry Didn't Invent A Pokemon Go App http://clubindustry.com/why-fitness-industry-didnt-invent-pokemon-go-app <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Niantic’s Pokemon Go got millions of people walking, running, riding bikes and skateboards. If you’re in fitness and wellness, you ought to be asking: Why didn’t we do that? These are the lessons that the Pokémon Go phenomenon offers the health, fitness and wellness industry:</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/why-fitness-industry-didnt-invent-pokemon-go-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Websavvy Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000 56931 at http://clubindustry.com SYSTEMs Are the Answer to a Successful Health Club Business http://clubindustry.com/clubs/systems-are-answer-successful-health-club-business <div class="field-byline"> Travis Barnes, contributing columnist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SYSTEMs are the reason 75 percent of franchises succeed while 80 percent of independent small businesses fail. A key part of SYSTEMs is having an operations manual that lists how you want your business to be run. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/clubs/systems-are-answer-successful-health-club-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/clubs/systems-are-answer-successful-health-club-business#comments clubs Step by Step Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000 56141 at http://clubindustry.com