• Beyond the "Big Three"

    by Heather Peavey February 2008

    Three pieces of cardio equipment are expected in any fitness facility: treadmills, ellipticals and cycles. These are considered the big three of cardio equipment, and your fitness center should have at least two of them.

  • Maximizing Personal Training Profits

    by Stephen Holt February 2008

    Creating a solid plan can help you increase personal training evenue at your facility. Get your whole staff involved, offer a variety of training options, and educate your members through orientations and seminars.

  • The 'Issue' Is Facility Design

    by Ronale Tucker Rhodes January 2008

    The 'solution' is to comply with written organizational standards and guidelines, as well as the suggestions and lessons learned from other industry professionals and suppliers.

  • There Are Many Ways to Achieve the Benefits of Field Aeration

    by Andrew Cohen January 2008

    The benefits of field aeration are well understood, though there are many different ways to achieve them.

  • Tax Exemption for Ohio's Nonprofit Fitness Centers Draws Ire

    by Andrew Cohen January 2008

    A tax exemption offered to Ohio's nonprofit fitness centers draws fire from just about everybody.

  • Fitness Center Insurance Needs and Tips

    by Julie Anne Eason December 2007

    A lot may have changed for your fitness center in the past year, and that may affect your insurance needs. Here are some tips to heed when you perform your year-end insurance review.

  • Budgeting – Fitness Center Insurance Needs and Tips

    by Julie Anne Eason December 2007

    Most fitness center owners and managers don’t give their insurance policies a second thought — until they have a claim and find out they aren’t completely covered. No one likes to dwell on the intricate details and fine print of an insurance policy, but, as time goes by and your facility changes, it’s important to make sure that your insurance policy reflects the current state of your business. You should review your policies at least once a year, and December is a great time — before the New Year’s resolution crowd floods into your facility and takes up all of your time.

  • Fitness Programming Changing the Way Group Ex Rooms Are Designed

    by Nicholas Brown November 2007

    Evolving fitness programs are changing the way group exercise rooms are designed, but not their flexible nature.

  • Fitness Facilities Go Green

    by Amy Scanlin October 2007

    There are many ways your fitness center can make environmentally sound choices, and set a good example for members, staff and competition alike.

  • Towels: Customer Service or Money Pit?

    by Anne B. McDonnell October 2007

    To run a successful towel program, you need tokeep your costs in check and have a good monitoring/inventory system in place.