Facilities: Fitness & Training
Fitness Centers Benefit from Sport-Specific Training Programs
by Anne B. McDonnell November 2008
With the growing interest among members to participate in sporting events, such as races and tournaments, fitness centers can benefit from offering sport-specific training programs.
by Heather Peavey, Associate Editor October 2008
Ensuring the privacy and comfort of your members in your locker rooms is essential for your retention efforts. The challenge is to accommodate minors, their parents and other members, while also taking into account available space and budget constraints.
Skyrocketing Costs of Raw Materials and Fuel Affecting Price of Exercise Equipment
by Andrew Cohen September 2008
Skyrocketing costs of raw materials and fuel are putting tremendous upward pressure on the pricing of strength equipment.
A Clean Facility Means Good Hygiene, Orderliness and Functioning Equipment
by Ronale Tucker Rhodes August 2008
Cleanliness is many things. It's about hygiene, orderliness and functioning equipment. But, most importantly, whether you are a clean or neat freak, or not, you and your staff need to put on both of those hats and wear them at all times.
25 Tips for Improved Member Relations
by Debra Atkinson July 2008
There is more to good customer service than knowing members by name. Here are 25 tips for improved member relations that you and your front-desk staff can implement.
Science Update: Biomechanics of Free Weight Exercises
by Stephen Holt July 2008
Not all standard free weight exercises actually work the muscles they were designed to strengthen, and some can even be harmful. However, by using the principles of biomechanics, trainers can design free weight exercises that are safe and effective.
by Stephen Tharrett and James A. Peterson June 2008
Fitness industry leaders and facility operators in the U.S. should look abroad for new ideas about technology, service, programming, pricing, design and more.
Buying Equipment: Going Once, Going Twice
by Rob Bishop June 2008
When other fitness facilities put their used equipment up for auction, you can find some great bargains.
Country Clubs Emulate Lower-Priced Fitness Providers
by Andrew Cohen June 2008
Country clubs seek a competitive edge by emulating lower-priced wellness providers.
It's Not Easy Flooring Green
by Heather Peavey May 2008
Making eco-friendly choices in your fitness facility seems relatively uncomplicated. But when it comes time to make green flooring choices, things get more complicated.