When fitness facility operators and fitness professionals suspect a member of having an eating disorder, a number of questions arise, many of which relate to your legal obligations in the matter....More
When I read last week about the Planet Fitness employee who allegedly would not go into the women's locker room to help a woman who had collapsed, my initial reaction was likely similar to most of yours: Why didn't he jump into action right away? Isn't he trained to do so?...More
A child abuse incident is not only devastating for the child, but it also can be devastating to a club’s reputation, especially if the club did not do employee background checks or ignored warning signs....More
Driving sales at your gym sometimes takes a little more interaction and thoughtfulness than just having power bars at the register or water in the vending machine. Driving sales takes true interaction with the customer and giving them a quality member experience.
“It’s important for us to know everybody’s name,” said Jill Doge, group fitness director for seven Metro Fitness locations in Central Ohio. “We’re a small town gym. It’s more of a family feeling.”...More
Congratulations—you own a gym! And you’ve likely got quite a few members contributing to your bottom line through memberships, group exercise classes, and personal training. But you want to do everything you can to stay in the black and now you’re thinking about the next big step—retail....More