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Massage vs. Bodywork – Is There a Difference? Part 2

by on Oct.29, 2012, under Fitness

Now, I can hear many people saying, “she was sick for three days and you say GREAT?”

Oh, yes. My next words to her were, “you didn’t want to keep that inside you, did you? Who knows how that would have manifested?” (continue reading…)

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Massage vs. Bodywork – Is There a Difference? Part 1

by on Oct.18, 2012, under Fitness

There are many massage therapists and types of bodyworkers working in the health industry. It can get confusing figuring out who is who and who can do what. Here are some tips that may help you to choose the right therapist. (continue reading…)

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What are the Laws?

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Fitness

Unfortunately, laws covering the difference between an employee and an independent contractor are man-made. Unlike the speed of light and the number of feet in a mile, there can be a great deal of disagreement on the status of a worker or group of workers. If a state or federal auditor disagrees with any fitness facility’s labeling of a worker as an independent contractor, the results can be disastrous. (continue reading…)

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Niche Facilities Abound. Part 2

by on May.24, 2012, under Fitness

There’s no end to the markets that can be served with fitness.Any new or existing facility has the ability to grow its business by identifying niches within the markets it plans toor currently serves. Taking on a new niche can be a low-risk way to grow your business. But, to do so, you need to first be sure to tailor your facility to meet the needs of your niche. (continue reading…)

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Niche Facilities Abound. Part 1

by on May.24, 2012, under Fitness

You can’t please everyone. We’ve all heard this saying, but how many of us actually live by it? On a personal level, it’s hard for manynot to try to please everyone. But on a business level, pleasing everyone can often mean pleasing no one. (continue reading…)

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What Is Pilates?

by on May.07, 2012, under Fitness

Have you ever wondered what Pilates is? It’s not some newfangled, New Age exercise trend. Pilates (pronounced pi-LAH-teez) was actually introduced to the United States back in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, a German athlete who developed a method of exercise that uses springs for resistance to deliver a full-body, non-impact workout. (continue reading…)

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Motivation

by on Jan.31, 2012, under Fitness

What is incentive game programming? Let us first begin with a brief discussion on why people do or do not exercise, which will lead us back to this question. It has been argued that lack of motivation is the most important deterrent to regular exercise.2 A person needs some sort of self-motivation in order to come to your club to work out, and this can be for intrinsic or extrinsic reasons. (continue reading…)

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Bruce’s Journal Week Nine

by on Jan.27, 2012, under Exercise

Well, I did not exercise this week because I had the flu. I went to the doctor twice and missed a day of work. All in all, it was not a pleasant week. I did try to regulate my caloric intake, but on Sunday I was so ill that I had to order a pizza, since there was nothing to eat in the house and I just couldn’t leave the couch. It was a miserable day.

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Cooper Fitness Center, Part 2

by on Dec.28, 2011, under Fitness

Often, merely identifying the source of a potential problem may motivate a client to make changes, Darden says. “We may not be able to get that person’s spouse to join with them, but if a person determines his problem is that he’s not getting support at home, there may be other areas he can think of to foster support,” he says. (continue reading…)

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Cooper Fitness Center, Part 1

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Fitness

Innovation: “Stages of Readiness Profile” identifies factors that may prevent a new member’s success so individual support can be given.

The success of Cooper Fitness Center, now celebrating its 27th year in business, is bred from simple yet smart philosophies like “when our members succeed, so does our business.” While this is not an official creed of the Cooper organization, it’s a good example of the facility’s approach to doing business: Help members improve their overall health and well-being and the bottom line will improve as well. (continue reading…)

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