Programming: Health & Fitness
Military Veterans Find Success in Fitness Industry
by Emily Attwood July 2012
The boot camp workout trend is still going strong in the fitness industry, once again making the American Council on Exercise's list of fitness trends to watch in 2012. Also on the list is suspension training, the invention of a Navy SEAL in the '90s.
Capitalizing on the 'Strongman' Training Trend
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2012
Many years ago, before age and injury took their toll, one of our favorite pastimes was strongman training. Actually, it was one of Rob's favorite pastimes.
Why Health Club Members Are Not Always Right
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein February 2012
The customer is always right." How many times have you said this to your staff - or when you were the customer, felt this yourself?
Health Club Owners New Believers in Prepackaged Group Fitness Programs
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein July 2011
Group fitness is vital to our business. We know that members who take classes come in more often, keep their memberships longer and bring us more referrals than those who don't.
Blog: Zumba's Great - Just Not for Us
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2011
We're going to come right out and say it, and then go hide behind something sturdy in anticipation of the response.
Overly Aggressive Workouts Put Athletes at Risk of Rhabdomyolysis
by Paul Steinbach March 2011
A University of Iowa investigation into the January hospitalization of 13 football players has determined that an intense exercise regimen on the heels of a three-week layoff from supervised workouts was the cause of the players' rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal breakdown of muscle fibers into the bloodstream, where excess proteins can clog the kidneys and cause renal failure.
One on One: Personal Trainer David Geslak Helps Autistic Children
by Paul Steinbach January 2011
David Geslak's personal training career has taken him from making stronger men of major college football players to changing the diapers of 16-year-old boys. He has no regrets about the career change.
How to Respond to Complaining Customers
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein December 2010
Sometimes you just have to tell your complaining customers to find another club.
Corporate Fitness Programs Add Value, Even if Difficult to Track
by Paul Steinbach October 2010
Corporate fitness professionals believe in the value of their programs, even if returns are difficult to track.
Trainer Shouldn't Have Told Client to 'Push Through' Pain
by John T. Wolohan October 2010
After an apparent workout injury, telling a client to "push through it" is not a trainer's wisest course of action.