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Student Loans and the Trainers Who Have Them

The fitness trainers that I’ve worked with over the years have been a very diverse range of people. They share a love of fitness and the drive to help others achieve it. Of course, I’m speaking in very broad generalizations here, but there is another thing that all too many certified fitness professionals have. I’m talking about student loans. It could sometimes be that they followed their dreams and went all out on a bachelors degree relating to fitness, followed by fitness certification. Alternatively, perhaps they majored in something like real estate management, only to find out that they didn’t [...]

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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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Let The Trend Be Your Friend With Special Populations

As an owner or operator of a fitness center you’re probably going to find in the near future that your clientele will include more members of special populations. By this I mean groups such as seniors and people with fitness and diet related health issues. These are growing segments of the population and there is a market to be found by catering to their needs. Start With Special Population Certified Trainers The reason special populations are distinct categories; separate from your average gym member is that they start from such a delicate level of health. They need to work with [...]

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How the 2013 Fitness Industry Trends Could Affect Your Business

Gym Industry Trends In 2013 The 2012-2013 Edition of Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor has projected that the employment of fitness instructors and trainers will grow by 24% from 2010 to 2020.[1] The handbook further states this increased demand for professionals in fitness industry originates from the changed perception of insurance companies and businesses about fitness.[2] Today, organizations recognize the benefits of fitness and health programs for people and this has resulted in more incentives for people to join gyms and other fitness facilities. Fitness Trends of 2013 Let’s take a look at the top [...]

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Undo Personal Training Sessions

It is now possible for personal trainers to undo previously trained session. Essentially, they would only need to do this in the event that they made a mistake in entering a session. However, it's been a persistently asked for feature! Here's how it works, from the client list screen, the trainer (or manager) would need to click on either the Purchased or Trained column of the desired client: Then, from the client view page you'll notice a new icon on sessions that have been completed but aren't expired: If you hover your mouse over the icon, you'll see a description: [...]

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Location Dashboard

Hi Guys: By now, you've probably noticed the new location dashboard. The dashboard is now the first screen you will see if you log into Insight and you are an Owner. If you are a manager, you will still see the Production screen. If you are a personal trainer (and not a manager), you will see the Client List by default. The dashboard is our attempt to quantify the key daily metrics for your gyms. We're working on an overview dashboard for those of you with multiple locations that will summarize the daily performance of all your locations on one [...]

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