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How to Open a Fitness Club - Open a Gym - Open a Fitness Center - Open a Health Club

Discover how to start your own fitness club business and open an athletic club, exercise club, exercise gym, exercise studio, fitness center, fitness centre, fitness club, fitness gym, health club, health gym, health and fitness club, gym, personal...
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Association Insurance Group- Health Club Insurance Risk Management Articles: 24-7 Clubs

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Fitness Centers Must Modify Marketing Strategies to Reach Multicultural Clientele

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The dream of a global village is now a reality. Fitness centers need to research and possibly modify their marketing strategies to effectively reach a multi-cultural clientele.
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Health Club Articles - Fitness Facilities Articles

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Hiring a Business Manager

 

How to choose the person who can best work with you to propel your business to the next level. 

At some point many personal training entrepreneurs decide they need assistance running their business. Are you trying to balance everything—training sessions, employee issues, business and financial matters, building and supplies, etc.? If so, it may be time to make a change. If you are at a juncture in your business life where you are feeling overwhelmed, stagnant, disorganized, frustrated or simply unable to get everything accomplished, it may be time to hire a business manager.

If you are trying to keep balance in your life and avoid the trap of working 70, 80 or even 90+ hours per week, I recommend that you make some strategic decisions to optimally benefit your business and personal life. When you reach a stage where you can no longer physically work any more hours or sessions, it is time to ask yourself a few questions:

1. Do I often yearn for “someone” to help me with daily operations?

2. Do I often have too little time to take care of all the details that are so important in running my business?

3. Do I often wish I had more time to do what I love?

4. Do I need to improve various areas of the business, such as systems development, customer service and administrative details?

5. Am I looking to grow my business, drive revenues and increase profitability?

6. Do I keep working 40+ sessions per week and work on the business only “when I have time”?

7. If I cut back my hours, do I increase my session rate, form semiprivate groups of 2–4 people or spend my time getting my other trainers busy?

8. Do I become the business manager and step away from training all together?

9. Do I hire a business manager and work with her to create a harmonious team that can catapult revenues?

Several years ago, it was not uncommon for me to do absolutely everything in my business. I was working 40+ sessions per week, handling most of  the business’s challenges and opportunities and becoming overwhelmed by its growth. I conferred with a business mentor who recommended I hire a business manager. It was the best advice I ever heeded, as I ended up hiring a manager who changed the way my company was run and helped me form one of my strongest philosophies: Do what you do best, and hire the rest

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Club Software: Club Management Software, Gym Software, Fitness Club Membership Software

Club Software: Club Management Software, Gym Software, Fitness Club Membership Software | Sports Facility Management:1055602 | Scoop.it
Club Management Software and Fitness Club Membership Software from EZFacility.
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A WELCOA case study: The State of Nebraska’s integrated health management plan | HealthFitness

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Reduce the Risk of a Lawsuit in Your Fitness Center

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You can do many things to reduce the risk of a lawsuit in your fitness center. Here are some important first steps.
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Staying Strong in a Weak Economy

by Valerie Applebaum, MPH, CHES

 

Strategies for saving money at your facility during tough times. In recent months, we have all heard these unnerving terms in the media: economic downturn, recession, weak market. The fact is, we are hearing these phrases so often because it’s true: we are in a feeble economy, characterized by sluggish consumer spending and rising unemployment. In fact, according to the Kiplinger Business Resource Center, “The United States economy in 2008 should limp along, with little or no growth in some quarters and a lousy feeling to many businesses and consumers” (Idaszak 2008).

When economic conditions create a difficult market, the fitness industry must respond quickly in order to weather the storm and prevent financial problems. The good news is that without drastically altering the way you run your facility, you can shave off unnecessary costs to make it through tough times. So where should you start? Begin by reviewing your budgets and identifying costs that appear superfluous or redundant. Pay special attention to four key areas: staffing, equipment, Internet service, and marketing and advertising.

 

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-articles/health-clubs-fitness-facilities

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