Step by Step en Three Ways Fitness Professionals Can Get into Medical Fitness to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wellness Step by Step personal training Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 57731 at Stem the Rising Tide of Lawsuits in the Fitness Industry with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Step by Step Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 57721 at Twelve Questions That Will Help You Redefine Your Health Club's 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57201 at Reach New Customers by Providing Small Group Strength Training at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> personal training Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57191 at Use These Five Pillars to Build a Consistent Training Program for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> personal training Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57171 at Strategies for Protecting Your Health Club When Working with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57131 at <p>Cristina LaMarca</p> SYSTEMs Are the Answer to a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clubs Step by Step Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000 56141 at Five Ways Your Group Exercise Instructors Can Improve Member Retention <div class="node-body article-body">Group fitness can be a great tool in the retention effort. Strategies put in place can move members from feeling like just another participant to making connections and belonging. Here are five things you should ensure your group exercise instructors are doing that will help with retention.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retention Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000 54611 at Three Ways Health Clubs Can Get Referrals without Asking for Referrals <div class="node-body article-body">Asking for referrals from members and clients before they have experienced your facility and services may show a lack in confidence that you will provide a high-enough quality of experience after they are a member to refer their friends. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Step by Step sales Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000 54591 at Five Steps to Help Your Clients Lose More Weight <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the challenges of living in a sedentary society with easy access to junk, it is possible to help your clients lose weight. These five evidence-based practices will make you a more effective weight-management coach.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nutrition personal training Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000 54571 at