“Ounce of Prevention…blah blah blah”

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Everyone has heard the term, well Millennials may have heard this from their parents, but “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.   That especially applies to the health club industry.   It is always easier, smarter, and cheaper to implement sound risk management BEFORE you have a loss.   Whether it is applying simple maintenance protocols, keeping your facility and equipment up to date or training your staff on how to complete an incident report; establishing basic risk management techniques can go a long way. As well as reduce your risk and keep you out of litigation.   All too […]

Insurance is only one part of a risk management solution for protecting your club!!

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8 Risk Management Tips In much the same way that proper nutrition and exercise are key components to protecting your body, risk management is a necessary process to keep your business healthy. Preventative measures can definitely reduce the likelihood of injuries and unnecessary litigation. Here are some examples of risk management procedures that every health club should implement as part of their business practices. 1) Is your waiver up to date and is it a stand-alone document? 2) Do you have written instructions for your staff addressing how to document incidents at the club? 3) Are your incident and witness […]

Notice to all Trainers; “PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!”

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We all know that our cell phones have actually become a physical part of our bodies.   It seems we can’t even go the restroom without taking our phones and checking into Facebook while sitting on the throne.    Nice…   However, when it comes to personal and group training, nothing is more distracting and rude then an instructor who is checking their phone while training.   Some trainers will complain that they need their stop watch capability on their phone to conduct their training.   Give them $10 and tell them to go buy a stop watch.   Not only does the phone usage […]

May is Protect me from MAYhem month

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May is Protect me from MAYhem month. When was the last time you took a serious look at the risk management of your gym?   The term “risk management”  probably involves more than you think.   From analyzing your lease, to creating a specific protocol for reporting incidents and following up on claims.   Here are some other areas that fall under the term “risk management”.   #1  Your waiver.   When was the last time it was updated?    Does it address social media?  Is it a separate document or buried on the back on your membership agreement? #2  Your special events.    Do you have […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Reviews Health Club Trends

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, encourages health and fitness club owners to review their insurance policies in light of new trends taking root in the industry to make sure they are not subject to liability claims. Lakewood, Co: January 16, 2017– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “Play It Safer,” in which Mr. Reinig encourages health club owners to be aware of safety protocols as new trends become mainstream. Reinig launches into his blog saying, “Here we go again on another 365-day spin around the sun! We’re just about […]

Play It Safer

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Launch Into the Year with Resolutions, Safety and Health Club Trends Reviews Here we go again on another 365-day spin around the sun! We’re just about halfway through the first month and your club is probably busting at the seams with new members and old alike launching into their New Year’s Resolutions to trim down, beef up, get flexible, and hopefully not give up before the first month of the year is over. This is a great time for you club owners to review new trends that might be taking root in the health and fitness club industry and make […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig on Having a Claim-free New Year

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert offers a list club owners will want to check twice and take seriously to avoid liability claims in the coming New Year. Lakewood, Co: December 22, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “Out With the Old, In With New Club Safety Guidelines.” Health clubs and gyms are coming into their busiest season and Mr. Reinig attempts to arm club owners with some safety guidelines. Reinig writes, “Another year is coming to an end. With each brand-spanking New Year, you will have an influx […]

Out With the Old, In With New Club Safety Guidelines

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Another year is coming to an end. With each brand-spanking New Year, you will have an influx of new members coming into your health club or gym desperately trying to achieve their latest New Year’s Resolutions. They are determined to trim down, pump up, run faster etc. You know the drill. This is the perfect time to review your club’s insurance policies and safety guidelines. It’s the time to take action to repair or improve anything that could potentially put your club at risk. After all, no matter how buttoned-up you are, members will still find ways to injure themselves […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Talks About Cyber Liability

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, urges club owners to get cyber liability insurance protection for their clubs since only one cyber liability claim can destroy a club that’s not protected. Lakewood, Co: December 15, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “Protect Your Gym from Creepy Crawly Cyber-Criminals.” Mr Reinig is definitely not referring to hiring a pest service in his latest blog. Reinig writes, “You have done everything you can to make your gym a safe place for members and employees. You think you have all the protection […]

Protect Your Gym from Creepy Crawly Cyber Criminals

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You have done everything you can to make your gym a safe place for members and employees. You think you have all the protection you need. You feel good. You feel satisfied. Then, out of nowhere something or someone you can’t even see clobbers you and brings you and your club to your knees. That’s how cyber-criminals work. They work in ways that are difficult and sometimes impossible to see. They work by hacking into computer systems. Sometimes it’s your system; sometimes it’s the system of someone you work with. Sometimes they are attempting to steal important information that allows […]