Texas Health Clubs Hurricane Relief

Who would ever have thought that the words “go fund me page” and Brent Darden would ever be in the same sentence? Amazing what the right motivation will do. Knowing that I live in Texas, many of you have been reaching out to me with concern related to the ongoing damage from...
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Leadership Mastery Track at the Club Industry Show

Club Industry Show October 4-6, 2017  Hilton, Chicago, IL The Leadership Mastery track is for individuals in leadership positions and also those individuals looking to move into broader leadership roles.  It is designed for those who want to re-enforce and broaden their...
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Outcompete, Outproduce, Outsource- by CBI Magazine

The operators of every business have two things in common: a shortage of resources and a lack of time to get everything done. Acquiring the expertise you require to accomplish it all can be a challenge, but there’s an answer with a variety of built-in benefits: outsourcing—a...
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Locker Rooms: Pluses & Minuses by CBI Magazine

Locker rooms. Are they necessary evils that require constant attention and maintenance… or soothing oases that can refresh, relax,and rejuvenate your members? The industry’s foremost architects, suppliers,and health club operators believe that they’re the latter. They understand...
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Capital Reinvestment & Performance Considerations

The decision to spend money, or “reinvest”, in updated facilities or new exercise equipment is never an easy one. Typically, membership prospects expect it, members request it, staff push for it, and investors / owners often resist it. Further, when is the right time to make such...
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Talent Acquisition & Acceleration

I continue to hear from club owners and managers around the world that, “finding good people” is one of their greatest challenges – especially for leadership positions, such as General Managers and Department Directors. In contrast, there is virtually unanimous agreement...
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Interview Tips and Sample Questions

Interviewing Tips   Upon initial contact (perhaps by phone), make sure the candidate understands the basics of the position they are applying for, such as hours, compensation, responsibilities, etc. It wastes everyone’s time to discover there is not a “basic’ fit later. Prepare...
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Why Get Active?

Petra – Soapbox:  Why Get Active Why indeed? The answer seems self-evident to those of us who have made careers founded on the premise of physical activity. The indisputable evidence and ongoing avalanche of research supporting the benefits of an active lifestyle are endless....
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Slingshot Leadership – Rules of Engagement

The best leaders not only perform well themselves, but perhaps even more importantly, they bring out the best in those they lead. Slingshot leadership is about just that – multiplying momentum, energy, and effectiveness to achieve a common goal. Described below are 12 crucial...
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