Archive for January, 2012

Promotion & Advertising

Friday, January 27, 2012 7:11 Comments Off

Where do you advertise your program once it’s available? * Gynecologist’s offices * Chiropractor’s offices * Health food stores * Libraries * Supermarkets * Newspaper “weeklies” * A special invitation to your members * Signs and posters throughout the facility * Offer a free flower (have the kids in your nursery make them) to all […]

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Viagra May Be Safe for Heart Patients

Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:07 Comments Off

Impotence Drug Appears OK for Men Who Are Not Taking Nitrates There have been reports of heart attacks and sudden death in men who took Viagra, Pfizer’s brand of the drug sildenafil. This drug is a usually effective remedy for impotence, or erectile dysfunction, but safety concerns have prevented some men from trying it.

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Bringing Boot Camp to Your Facility

Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:04 Comments Off

There are some unique managerial issues to consider before putting the popular boot-camp style class on your group exercise schedule. Over the past five years, group exercise classes have changed dramatically. Many existing and potential new members have grown tired of the traditional aerobics and step classes, and are seeking something different for their exercise […]

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Meeting Member Desires

Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:00 Comments Off

More than 1,000 surveys during their membership sales process asked people why they joined health clubs. What was found was that members wanted to lose weight, have more energy, feel less tired and get in shape. However, when members spoke with the fitness staff on the exercise floor, their concerns fell into one of five […]

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Stereosound Equipment

Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:46 Comments Off

If you are adding this program to an existing aerobics room that currently has a sound system with a headset microphone, that’s fine. A programmable CD player is recommended. The instructor should have access to the controls from where he/she is sitting on the bike via actually reaching the system or remote control. If you […]

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Lyme Disease Hard to Catch, Easy to Prevent and Treat. Part 2

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:39 Comments Off

There has been no clear evidence that early, brief treatment, before onset of any symptoms (such as the typical rash, called “erythema chronicum migrans”) actually prevents the disease, even though antibiotics are almost always effective against Lyme disease once it appears. Now there is evidence supporting this approach.

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Lyme Disease Hard to Catch, Easy to Prevent and Treat. Part 1

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:32 Comments Off

The July 12th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine will contain two articles on Lyme Disease, but the Journal made the articles available for early review because of their importance, in view of the onset of summer, the season when the disease is generally transmitted.

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