• Outsourcing Sports Programs Allows a Department to Do More with Less

    by Marvin Bynum August 2007

    A Florida recreation department outsources its sports programs, learning that it can offer residents more by doing less.

  • The Importance of Auditioning Group-Exercise Instructors

    by Andrew Cohen June 2007

    When hiring group-exercise instructors, you're likely to learn more from an audition than from certifications.

  • Results of Background Checks Must Be Guarded to Protect Volunteers' Privacy

    by John T. Wolohan March 2007

    Organizations requiring background checks need to ensure that the privacy of all volunteers is protected.

  • How to Benefit from Interns

    by Debra Atkinson October 2006

    Establishing an internship program at your fitness center takes work, but it can be worth the effort. The key is to be prepared and to know what type of individual you're looking for, as well as how the internship will work within your facility.

  • Are Consultants Necessary?

    by Ralph Newman October 2006

    There are all types of consultants - good ones and not so good ones. When you are looking to improve your business, look for someone who can objectively analyze your operation.

  • Scripting and Role Playing for Effective Management

    by Mike James August 2006

    With carefully scripted responses and role-playing exercises, staff members will spread the same message and avoid embarrassing miscommunications.

  • Be An 'Employer of Choice' to Excel in the Spa Industry

    by Dr. Mallard Owen August 2006

    If you build a corporate culture that attracts and retains the best people, you have the best opportunity to excel in the spa industry. Creating an "employer-of-choice" environment should be your top priority.

  • Maximizing Group Exercise Instructor Performance

    by Natalie Digate Muth February 2005

    Your group exercise program can benefit from a well-designed evaluation and recognition plan for your instructors.

  • Job Opportunities in Campus Rec Attract Widespread Interest

    by Paul Steinbach April 2003

    Amid a sluggish economy and competition from the municipal sector, career opportunities in campus recreation are attracting widespread interest

  • Athletic Depts. Deal with Threat of Resume Inaccuracies

    by Paul Steinbach April 2002

    A headline in the January issue of Blue & Gold Illustrated, an independent newspaper devoted to University of Notre Dame football, read "Fans Will Be Leery of O'Leary." By the time that issue reached subscribers, however, George O'Leary was no longer the team's new head coach - his UND career having lasted two fewer days than the weeklong search the school had just conducted to fill its coaching vacancy.