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How to Stay Classy While Sweaty: Top 5 Rules of Health Club Etiquette

Contrary to what some believe, there is a certain way in which you should conduct yourself when you are working out around others in a gym environment. The reason behind this is pretty simple and obvious: there will be other people who might not be able to put up with the way you conduct yourself. This will go a long way in ensuring that you remain a classy member of the health club and people will appreciate you for that. Here are the top 5 rules. 1) Safety The general feeling is that the health club is a very safe [...]

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Top 10 Questions Every New Customer Will Ask When Joining Your Health Club

Customers today understand that it is very important to know as much as they can about a gym, health club, fitness facility, or studio before they decide to join. It is vital for you or your staff to be prepared to answer these queries in a manner which remains truthful during the sales process. How Much does it Cost? Any individual joining a gym will most likely first ask about the membership rates. Be sure to tell them the entire price, including taxes and extras, and then tell give them the breakdown of everything that is included in the total. [...]

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Broaden Your Horizons By Supporting Fitness For Special Populations

If you are a gym and fitness center owner you will most likely find that you have to compete in a crowded market, where everyone is trying to court the same clientele. Having a fitness club where the customers are drawn in by the mere fact that you unlocked your front door is a luxury that most owners will never have. To compete effectively in the modern fitness market you've got to be able to offer something extra to your clients. Well, all of that pretty much states the obvious. But did you know that being able to train and [...]

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5 Quirky Personalities You Are Likely to Encounter at the Gym

Hitting the gym has its per-requisites. There are a few people to look out for, who may interrupt your workout routine. Here you will find some methods by which you may spot them, and more importantly how to avoid them. The Beefy Guy in Tights Some people love to show off their bodies. They may go to the extent of wearing clothes too small for them. The entire purpose for the clothes is to catch your attention, which they will successfully do. Spotting them is not the problem. Unfortunately, this category of people also will try to chat you up. [...]

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Top 5 Most Popular Gym Equipment Pieces

One of the problems that people face when opening a gym or health club is the plethora of equipment choices. Although there are new and interesting, like the shake weight , it is ideal to stick to the classics. Here are the top 5 popular equipment pieces that every gym should have. Stability Ball Although unassuming and seemingly simple, a stability ball is a vital equipment that should be present in every gym. There are a number of reasons why the stability ball is so popular in the gym. First, it can be used by anyone and everyone, irrespective of [...]

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    7 Ways to Overcome Price Objections when Selling Health Club Memberships

    Closing a deal when selling health club memberships is not easy nowadays. With the boom in the fitness industry, more and more health clubs are offering attractive deals and discounts to bring in more members. When making any sale, you need to have the knowledge and skills to handle any type of objections. You may not find it difficult to do this, but price objections are the most difficult to handle. Even if your prospective clients want the deal, the price may be holding them back. Here's what you have to do to close the sale: 1) Wait for the [...]

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    Controlling Chronic Pain with Exercise

    Pain can be classified broadly into two types: acute and chronic pain. Although acute pain is more severe in intensity, chronic pain can be very difficult to manage. Chronic pain is a type of pain that will persist in a certain area for a very long period of time. Chronic pain be be on its own or come with other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, etc...where the pain will persist and the recovery period for this type of pain is also very long or never ending. There are many ways in which you can manage chronic pain. Physiotherapy [...]

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      Organic Juicing Recipes

      A healthy diet comprising or organic foods can go a long way in ensuring your good health. But the truth is that, most of us might not like to eat vegetables in their raw form. Also, making them can be tedious, and something that we cannot spare time on, in the busy lives that most modern day professionals have. A good option to consider would be Organic juices. You can blend a variety of vegetables and fruits to make your juice look and taste delicious, and above all, healthy. Here are a few recipes that can come in handy, and [...]

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      Special Populations: Helping the Unhealthy Become Healthy

      There are really two kinds of people in America. Of course I'm speaking in terms of cliches here. But if you are going to reduce it to the lowest common denominator it can seem as though there are two types, one that is fit and healthy and one that is in bad shape. Americans are very lean and healthy, athletic and fitness conscious or they're not. The former is stereotyped as the "gym-rat" and the latter group as the couch potato. Now, these are very broad generalizations, but the line between healthy and unhealthy has been marked out in the [...]

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      Health Club Business Planning

      If you are a fitness freak, you will find that opening a health club is a good way of doing something that you love. People are getting more and more health conscious by the day, owing to the unhealthy corporate lifestyle that has become very common in the modern way of life. One of the mistakes that owners do with health clubs is that they don't treat it like a business. Since they feel that it is a place where people relate to, they tend to take it in a more personal way. A good business plan is vital for [...]

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      Fitness Industry Trends – Effect of Health Insurance on Fitness Businesses

      Health insurance companies today are of the opinion that prevention of ailments results in considerable cost reduction in healthcare. This is the precise reason why they are promoting fitness through discounts and reimbursement to their members when they join gyms or fitness clubs. If you think this is just a passing fitness industry trend, think again. Insurance companies have already acknowledged that personal training is a form of preventive healthcare. It is believed that for ever dollar that insurance companies spend on prevention, they end up saving $10 for treatment. This is one of the reasons why insurance companies today [...]

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      Health Club Charity Ideas for Our Military Wounded and Veterans

      I just posted an article that dealt with how health clubs can sponsor a charity organization while promoting their health club business. Because Memorial Day is almost here, I wanted to give health clubs that are looking into sponsoring a charity some more ideas. One of the most unappreciated and selfless professions is that of a military man. When people enroll into the military, they leave behind everything even everyone they love and put their bodies on the line to protect their nations. To be fair, helping war wounded or veterans should be considered a duty of every citizen.. To [...]

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      3 Health Club Charity Sponsorship Ideas

      With our economy at its current state and the rise in competition, it can be difficult to stay competitive in the fitness industry. You have to keep with the current fitness industry trends and fitness industry statistics to get in touch with your members and patrons. Staying current in the trends can also help you attract new members and retain your loyal ones. Avoid replicating the marketing ideas used by your competitors and instead, go for fresh ideas that can guarantee you success. A primary focus that will always stay fresh and true in the minds of the majority are [...]

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      Best Juicing Combos for Workout Recovery

      For best results and recovery, you need to be mindful of what you eat and drink after exercise. A good diet post exercise speeds up your recovery and enables you to train consistently without feeling tired the next day. When you take in the right food, your muscle and tissue repair process is boosted as you replenish the lost glucose stores and re-hydrate yourself. Hydration post exercise Your first priority after exercising should be replenishing the lost fluids. To determine how much fluid is lost, weigh yourself before and after exercise. For every pound that you lose, you must drink [...]

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      10 Steps to Improve Health Club Ventilation

      Having a good ventilation system is important for the health club experience and environment. Fact: Most gyms are indoors and many people are sweating and breathing in recycled air. Problem: Risk of infection is high in gyms with poor ventilation systems. Factors contributing to the problem: 1) Viruses, germs and bacteria thrive; 2) Humid areas compound the problem; Result: 1) Foul smell; 2) Shortness of breath; 3) Infections; 4) Your members will experience incomplete workout sets and poor performances; 5) Ultimately resulting in member avoidance, cancellation, and bad reviews; 6) Waste of money. Real World Experience: I know of a [...]

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