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Capturing & Protecting Your Members’ Hearts: 4 Important Things You Must Know about CPR & AEDs

Sudden cardiac arrest is considered to be among the leading causes of death in the Unites States alone, with more than 350,000 deaths every year. According to a new report "[s]udden cardiac arrest survival greater at fitness facilities," people who experience sudden cardiac arrest at "traditional" exercise facility's (like health clubs) have greater chances of survival rate than any other alternative exercise type of venue, simply because of the equipment and resources were more readily available to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) method and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in order to gain back the normal heart rate of the victim. [...]

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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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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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Most Current Fitness Industry Statistics – Part 1

This is part 1 of a multiple part series. We have recently seen an immense increase in profitability of the fitness industry. This also means that there is an attractive prospect in terms of jobs and businesses in the industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that the number of jobs within this industry is expected to increase by more than 23% over the next 10 years. The bureau also said that the number of jobs available under "fitness and recreational sports centers" even went up to 484,200 in 2010. Economists justify this prediction by looking at how businesses [...]

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Increase Health Club Memberships and Retention Rates with Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Virtual Group Fitness is a Great Way to Increase Health Club Membership Gyms are usually full only during specific times such as early mornings and evenings. The rest of the time, the gyms see just a few people or none at all. For owners, it is a great disappointment to see people walking away from the gym just because they are full. There is also the issue of providing group training to just a couple of people during late mornings and afternoons as this is not economically viable. If you are a gym owner who is facing such problems, virtual [...]

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Pull Your Head Out of Your Back Office!

Do you want to work in an office cubicle? I didn't think so. I don't either, but if you do, you certainly don't want to be working in a cubicle in the back of a gym. You want to be in a big office somewhere with glass walls, photocopiers, fluorescent lighting and a different necktie for every day of the week. On the other hand, if you want to work at a gym you really don't want to be stuck in a cubicle in the back office. Most people who take up a career running a gym do so with [...]

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