Expert Advice http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7405/more en 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 What a Franchised Studio Owner Learned When He Took a Group Exercise Class http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/what-franchised-studio-owner-learned-when-he-took-group-exercise-class <div class="node-body article-body">Taking a group exercise class that will be offered at his studio allowed this franchisee owner to see the class the way a current or potential member would see it. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/what-franchised-studio-owner-learned-when-he-took-group-exercise-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/what-franchised-studio-owner-learned-when-he-took-group-exercise-class#comments Franchise Wise Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:30:00 +0000 56471 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Once you become a fitness facility owner, taking a group class at your fitness facility becomes a whole new experience. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Five Takeaways You Get for Your Health Club from Franchise University http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/five-takeaways-you-get-your-health-club-franchise-university <div class="node-body article-body">The week-long education that many franchisors offer their franchisees prior to their grand openings is the best opportunity to learn these five key takeaways along with other operational best practices and brand standards.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/five-takeaways-you-get-your-health-club-franchise-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/franchise-wise/five-takeaways-you-get-your-health-club-franchise-university#comments Franchise Wise Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000 56001 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Attending your franchisor&#39;s Franchise University offers you the power of knowledge about the franchise system and best practices. (Photo by Thinkstock.)&nbsp;</p> Are Wellness Blogs Still Relevant? http://clubindustry.com/are-wellness-blogs-still-relevant <div class="node-body link-body">“Blogging is so yesterday. It’s all about social now.” True, or false? It’s a question that’s uniquely important in health and wellness, where engagement and trust spell the difference between success and failure.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/are-wellness-blogs-still-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Websavvy Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 55951 at http://clubindustry.com