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The Club Insider Archives: August 2013

Rob Goldman and The Columbia Association
The Quality of Life People

By: Justin Cates

Justin CatesJustin Cates"There really can be no other right purpose of community except to provide an environment and an opportunity to develop better people. The most successful community would be that which contributed the most by its physical form, its institution and its operation to the growth of people." Read More...

The Habit of Winning
By: Donna Krech

Donna KrechDonna KrechThe force of habit is your greatest tool for success. We first make our habits; then our habits make us. It happens subtly, over time, imperceptibly, quietly, beneath the notice of anyone. Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep. The chains of our habits are usually too small to be recognized until they're too strong to be broken. Read More...

"New & Improved!"
By: Derek Barton

Derek BartonDerek BartonTo rebrand or not to rebrand? That is the question. To stay the way you are and hope that people will change their minds about you or rebrand yourself and inspire them to change their minds about you? Read More...

Programming For The "Fun Of It!"
Five Steps to Championing a Program in Your Facility

By: Laurie Cingle

Laurie CingleLaurie CingleThe difference between great programs and okay programs is simply the person who is in charge, the Program Champion. Here are five easy steps to get you started on the path to becoming a champion of programming... Read More...

Membership Doesn't Provide Results... But...
By: Maria Parrella-Turco

Maria Parrella-TurcoMaria Parrella-TurcoBeing in the health and fitness club industry for over two decades, I can say that we have done a great job at perfecting a membership sale. However, what I have also learned is that a membership doesn't provide results. Health and fitness clubs need to get with the "Program." In the last several years, programming has evolved, and consumers are looking beyond memberships to small group training experiences that will deliver results and solutions. Read More...

Sell Your Health Club For More Than It's Worth
By: Jim Thomas

Jim ThomasJim ThomasIs it time to go fishing? Would you like to sell your gym? This may be more challenging than you think. Nearly half of all gym owners who try to sell their business can't get it done. Read More...

Leadership and Our Stress Response
By: Bill McBride

Bill McBrideBill McBrideThere is a common belief that leadership positions carry lower levels of stress than non-leadership positions based on measured lower Cortisol Hormone levels as well as self-reported anxiety levels. This premise was confirmed by an article titled, Leadership is Associated With Lower Levels of Stress, written by Gary D. Shermana, Jooa J. Leea, Amy J. C. Cuddyb, Jonathan Renshonc, Christopher Oveisd, James J. Grosse and Jennifer S. Lerner - Harvard. Read More...

Revisiting "10 Characteristics of High Retention Clubs" from IHRSA 2004
By: Chris Werte

Chris WerteChris WerteTime flies! Eleven years ago, I joined Retention Management. Looking back over this period, I am reminded of all the changes that have occurred both in the fitness industry and how we all do business today. Read More...

Club Industry Returns to Chicago
BOULDER, CO - Club Industry Conference and Exhibition, the premier independent fitness industry event returns to its roots in Chicago, October 23 - 25, 2013, at McCormick Place Lakeside Center. Read More...

Scott Manion Passes On
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scott Manion, a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died suddenly on July 28, 2013, at the age of 52. Beloved son of the late James and Jo Anne Manion, he is survived by his brother Mark (Renee) Manion of Delafield, WI; sisters Linda (Tom) Manion Hirst of Whitefish Bay and Nancy Manion Bartley of Denver, CO; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Read More...

Fitness Management & Consulting Launches Gyms for Sale Website
DALLAS, TX - Fitness Management & Consulting announced the launch of its new Gyms for Sale website: www.fmconsulting.net/gymsforsale. Fitness Management & Consulting is a full-service consulting and brokerage firm connecting sellers of gyms with qualified, capable buyers and acquisition specialists across the country. The new website is designed to provide individuals who are looking to buy a gym or sell a gym with all the tools and resources they need. This site offers a free registration to notify potential buyers when gyms become available in their desired area. Read More...

Life Fitness Personal Trainers To Watch Final Judging Event To Be Held At Nuffield Health London
SCHILLER PARK, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, announced that Nuffield Health, the U.K.'s largest healthcare organization, will serve as the global stage for the Personal Trainers to Watch live competition, where the world's top personal trainer will be selected. The event, to be held on September 27, 2013, at St. Albans Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, will bring together the competition's top 10 finalists who will compete and be judged based on training technique using the Life Fitness Synrgy360 personal training system. Read More...

Norm's Notes for August 2013
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesHello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader since 1993 checking in! Read More...

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