Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Smoke Out!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The ‘Great American Smokeout’ is coming up, and if you’re going to kick butt this year, I’m sure you’re concerned with how it will affect your weight management efforts. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 6

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Bally Total Fitness
Train to Attain, MedWell and FitConsult International are all examples of independent facilities that have successful medical-referral programs. But if your facility is part of a chain, you can still implement a medical-referral program. One such example is Bally Total Fitness, which began offering medical fitness programs in its clubs in 1998 to provide clients with a natural extension to its health club services. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 5

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

FitConsult International
FitConsult International Inc., located in Durango, Colo., is a private training facility that offers supervised training to medical referrals. Frank Frestinsky, owner of FitConsult International, originally founded the Medical Fitness program in Zurich, Switzerland, which became successful enough to bring to the U.S. in 1997. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 4

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

MedWell is a small post-rehab training clinic in Aurora, Colo., that specializes in working with chiropractic and medical referrals. Anthony Palmieri, owner of MedWell, founded the facility in 1996, and worked closely with Eric Prager, owner of Train to Attain, before developing his own medical-referral program in 2000. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 3

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Train to Attain offers two types of memberships for clients: personal training and personal cardio. Before training begins, all clients must provide medical clearance and referral forms from their physicians, and Prager consults with their physicians about their medical histories. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 2

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

With the Strive for Recovery program in place, Prager was able to reduce the animosity the medical community had toward the fitness industry, and start building medical marketing relationships with the physicians. He admits to having some difficulties getting through to the physicians, as office staff can be apathetic to solicitors, but he found building a rapport with staff and tying in patient information to the phone calls to be effective techniques in marketing his services. (more…)

Combining Health and Defensive Practice

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The main focus on moving chi does not change when combining defensive practice with a health orientation, but concentration may. Combining all of the foregoing instructions may seem like learning a golf swing, where a myriad of movements and positions need remembering all at once. (more…)

What Is I.T. Syndrome?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Iliotibial Band Syndrome, more commonly known by its initials ‘I.T. syndrome’ is an over-use injury that affects the knee, the lateral portion of the thigh and sometimes the hip. Pain increases with activity, usually running, and subsides when the activity is stopped. (more…)

Insuring the Risks

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Other risks that are identified but not eliminated, reduced or transferred through the previously defined risk management mechanisms can be transferred, “spread out” or “covered” through professional liability insurance. In evaluating available insurance coverage, owners should be mindful of the need to secure liability insurance for those activities that are actually taking place within their facilities. (more…)

Why Is My 12-Year Old Sucking Her Thumb?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

It is not likely that you will be able to get your daughter to stop sucking her thumb, until and unless she sees the thumb sucking as a problem she wants to solve. (more…)