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Fitness Business Management: The Untapped Resource for Success
The core of any successful business consists of a strong business structure. Having a set plan for how every aspect of a business will run provides a solid foundation for quickly implementing various business tasks and plans. Simple typical business skill sets such as organization and time management are imperative for growing a successful fitness business. Furthermore, specific business management practices such as setting personal training standards, setting and maintaining a department/company budget, and creating/implementing marketing campaigns are equally important topics that need to be considered and utilized.
A good personal trainer, whether running a department/facility or not, should have a specific set of training standards he/she adhere to. Taking the time to set training standards is important as it helps to make sure each client is appropriately taken care of in addition to protecting both the client and the trainer from potential issues. For instance requiring a trainer to keep well documented notes on each session they perform for a client is helpful for several reasons. One, it can help a client for when their trainer is not able to be with them for a session. It gives the client the opportunity to look back on their notes and remember how to perform their exercise routines. In addition it provides the opportunity to look back and assess what has worked and has not worked for the client. This can be essential for helping the client attain their goals quicker. If you are unsure of how many and what types of training standards you should have, finding an educational course in fitness business management could prove beneficial.
Setting a department or company budget is another behind the scenes business management related area necessary for success. Simply having a goal to make as much money as possible each week and month is not enough. Having an idea of what you spend on gas, electricity, income tax, and uniforms, is important for business survival. Furthermore when it comes to running a department or facility, it would be a good idea to work into your budget funding for business management related educational courses. Even if you feel you are good a budgeting in your personal life, furthering your education in the area of business can help set you up for more success as opposed to trying to do it without related education.
Having a strong understanding in what it takes to implement a successful marketing campaign is another area that is a must for having a successful business. After all marketing is how you get the word out about your services, and ultimately new business. This is another area that would be good to get some actual education/training in. Marketing is an art form. The way you write the content, how it looks, what message is coming across from the marketing takes a bit of training and expertise to do correctly. Often time’s people will create a marketing piece with no prior experience or knowledge in marketing and end up wasting money on creating something that proves unsuccessful. When marketing is done correctly however it can help make a company.
There are a number of other areas within business management that play an essential role in the success of yourself, your department and/or your company. It can not be said enough how important gaining education in fitness business management is. When it comes down to it, gaining additional education to help strengthen what you may already know can only help you attain additional success.
Dimitri Onyskow is Director of Academic Relations for Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc (EFS). EFS, in partnership with the College-University Partners Network™ and national organizations, has created innovative, Web-based certificate programs in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health. To learn more, visit our website: http://www.efslibrary.net
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 23, 2011
Just three years after becoming a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Dennis H. Smith, director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System, recently received ACHE?s VA Regent Award for the Senior Healthcare Executive Award category.
?I feel strongly that in Mr. Smith we have a superior hospital administrator who is worthy of this prestigious award,? said Fernando O. Rivera, the director of the VA Capital Health Care Network that serves Veterans in Maryland, the District of Columbia, portions of Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ?As a creative and dynamic leader, Mr. Smith has a synergistic effect on the health care system by allowing his managers to develop innovative solutions and programs that serve Maryland?s Veterans.?
Developed to recognize a senior level health care executive and ACHE member, the award is granted to individuals with demonstrated leadership ability and innovative and creative management style. The Senior Healthcare Executive Award also recognizes ACHE affiliates who develop their organization and promote its growth and stature in the community, foster the development of others in the profession, and who has established themselves as a leader in local, state, provincial hospital and health association activities.
Under Smith’s direction, the VA Maryland Health Care System, which serves more than 52,000 Maryland Veterans annually, now possesses one of the largest funded research and development programs in VA nationwide, including a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, a Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence and a Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. Moreover, Smith has positioned the health care system to be a leader in Veterans’ health care, research and education. A leader dedicated to cultivating future health care professionals, Smith has also developed an active affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and other local colleges and universities. Thanks to this commitment, more than 1,100 residents, interns and students from various medical and allied health disciplines are trained throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System each year.
ACHE is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. Known for prestigious credentialing and education programs, ACHE operates one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management and textbooks used in college and university classes. It is also known for its ground-breaking research, career development and public policy. ACHE is also known for its two journals, Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Service Management and for its magazine, Healthcare Executive. Through its myriad of efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for health care leaders. The ACHE awards are bestowed according to region with a special region established for VA and Department of Defense health care facilities.
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and outpatient care to veterans at two medical centers, one community living & rehabilitation center and five outpatient clinics located throughout the state. More than 52,000 veterans from various generations receive care from the VAMHCS annually. Nationally recognized for its state-of-the-art technology and quality patient care, the VAMHCS is proud of its reputation as a leader in veterans? health care, research and education. It costs nothing for Veterans to enroll for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the more important things a Veteran can do. For information about VA health care eligibility and enrollment or how to apply for a VA medical care hardship to avoid future copayments for VA health care, interested Veterans are urged to call the Enrollment Center for the VA Maryland Health Care System, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324 or visit http://www.maryland.va.gov.
Are you one of those who think of quitting gym class because it failed to deliver the results it once promised? You might be called “Skinny” by many, which lead you searching for effective methods in gaining muscles. If this is the case, you once shared the experience with Sean Nalewanyj. He was referred to as a weakling because of his thin body. Just like you, he tired lifting some weights and other traditional methods but eventually failed. Frustration made him search for innovative ways towards muscle gain, and he was successful.
A list of methods for gaining muscles is described below.
You should first have a good background about the different types of muscles. Be aware about various muscle sizes, their corresponding functions and the group they belong.
You should not only focus your study about triceps and biceps. Most importantly, you need to know what type of exercise can lead you to satisfactory results as it targets the muscle or muscle group you are focusing.
Second, do the isolation exercise. This is an exercise principle which suggests to work from the largest muscle groups down to the smaller ones. You clearly observe this pattern as your instructor will often suggest you to start developing your chest muscles before proceeding to the triceps.
The next step is to do mixed exercises. This type of exercise uses several muscle groups which makes it possible to develop them at once. Nonetheless, be sure to follow the overall process accordingly to avoid unnecessary physical damages.
A good example is the famous push up. It targets several muscles such as the forearm, shoulder, biceps and chest. However, this exercise and others that are even more complex require a lot of stamina to go forth with the movements longer.
Last but not the least, take some rest. This is a vital step towards a healthy exercise routine. You should never overdo these kinds of activities because you will only end up hurting yourself. Keep in mind that everything should be done slowly by surely. Let your body rest for a while. You can create a schedule and allow a day or two gaps between your exercise sessions. If you are fitted enough, an hour a day is ideal.
Who would not want to break free from the medications required to control high blood pressure? Is there any other effective way to manage this condition? It’s good to know that natural remedies for high blood pressure are there to save your day. One of the best aspects about these treatments is that you can combine them to create a much effective approach to deal with high blood pressure effectively and in a natural way.
You might be surprised how you missed out on so many natural remedies as you decided to go with synthetic medications to treat your high blood before. There are several natural methods that you can choose from which includes meditation, breathing exercises, treatments that can be prepared in the kitchen, and many more. All you need to do is to persevere in your search. In no time, you will eventually get a hold of a natural remedy that can bring back the normal life that this heart condition once took away from you.
Everyone who suffers from hypertension aims for long-term results. Although lifestyle changes can provide you with a good start, they are not enough. You might have started to be active, avoided unhealthy foods and vices like alcoholism and smoking, but why are the results still unsatisfactory? What you need are effective natural methods to help you get over with high blood pressure once and for all!
Prescribed medications for hypertension often come with negative side effects. This is the main aspect that made natural remedies far better. Moreover, natural remedies treat the condition from its root cause, which is contrary to what synthetic medication aims to do.
One of the best things about natural remedies is that they won’t only normalize your blood pressure but improve overall health as well. Individuals who suffer from diabetes and high cholesterol level experienced significant results as they lower their blood pressure with the aid of natural remedies.
There is no need to search for anywhere else because effective remedies for high blood pressure can be found at the kitchen which includes Omega 3, red wine and Omega 3. Nonetheless, there is a certain concoction that you can create that promotes effectiveness in dealing with hypertension. Creativity is imperative as you need to mix several natural remedies to come up with the best one.
Prescription might be the easiest way around but there is no point of taking a shortcut if you’ll eventually find yourself in danger from negative side effects. However, it is a must for you to deal with hypertension at once to avoid heart attack and stroke.
The best way to treat high blood pressure is through natural methods. I highly recommend you to read the High Blood Pressure Remedy report. It has never been so easy to get over hypertension while improving overall health!
If you have been admiring other people’s efforts at remaining trim and lovely physique, know that it is possible for both men and women to achieve this. It is contrary to what some people believe that only men can have an easy time trying to get to a perfect body shape, but this is neither here nor there.
It is very important to enter a strict exercise routine that will help you to achieve your desires.
It is easier to think any type of activity that makes you sweat a lot can be of help in getting a beautiful trimness of body. That is a complete fallacy because what you need is a controlled and prescribed physical exercise effort. This will have certain rules and guidelines for you to follow that will make you lose weight.
Coupled with the correct exercises, there should also be the right kind of diet. The diet should be carefully chosen to power your body so you will need what makes you burn more during the exercises than what you eat.
Eat a rain forest, so to speak. Avoid the fats from rinds of pork, sodas and beers. Replace these with more vegetables, fruits and whole grains as well as lean meats.
Your muscles will become strong and you will have agility. Lifting weights will do this for you, so go ahead and lift barbells as well as doing pushups.
Once this is done, you will notice that your muscles and general physique look better. The exercises that involve the cardiovascular are the most important ones. Run up and down the track and shed off some extra kilos, realize improved breathing and get more power in your muscles.
The body will need some rest, so get snatches of relaxation here and there. If you get long periods of rest it is likely to slow down your progress because it slows down the heart rate. A faster pace at certain short intervals and a little rest in between will give you better results.