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 […]

DIY Evaluations – how your clients can help you help themselves

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When anyone comes to work out for the first time, they think they are ready to go.  The reality is there are several factors they need to consider to know the right kind of exercise program to start, from their age to the intensity level that they are ready for. There are sets of evaluations that are designed to self-guide exercisers as they go, and your staff can guide clients how to use them for maximum effectiveness. The two best known tests have been around since Jane Fonda and leg warmers.  The first include is the talk test. When you’re […]

Reinig Insurance Solutions Offers Free Insurance Quote Calculator On Their Website

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reinig Insurance Solutions clients now have the option of calculating their own insurance quote for free on Ken Reinig’s website, TheInsuranceGuy.com Lakewood, CO – July 30, 2014 – Owner of Reinig Insurance Solutions, Ken Reinig, a well-known fitness industry risk management specialist, and his team have recently teamed with Quotes Done Right on their website to provide users an excellent tool to calculate just how much life insurance they need. Reinig Insurance Solutions is the fitness industry’s most unique solution for their insurance needs. “We are really excited about this new feature on our website,” remarked Mr. Reinig. “This great […]

Reinig Insurance Solutions Offering A Wealth of Free Resources

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, offers free articles and forms on his website, TheInsuranceGuy.com Lakewood, CO – July 25, 2014 – Well-known fitness industry risk management specialist, Ken Reinig, is the owner of Reinig Insurance Solutions, the fitness industry’s most unique solution for their insurance needs. Ken and his team have put together several helpful resources for fitness industry businesses to use – all free of charge. On Ken’s website, www.TheInsuranceGuy.com, offers several informative articles on fitness industry insurance, as well as relevant waivers and release forms, all of which are available for download. These resources can be found at […]

Ken Reinig Publishes First Part in New Article Series Outlining the Differences Between Health Club Employees and Independent Contractors

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, evaluates the risks involved in hiring independent contractors.  Lakewood, Co – July 3, 2014 – Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, published the first in a two-part series on the importance of understanding the differences between an independent contractor and a health club employee. The article, titled “Your Best Business Model Part I: Understanding the Relationship of an Independent Contractor to Your Business” outlines the criteria that the courts look at when determining the independent contractor status of personal trainers. Reinig says, “Often when club owners decide to get into the personal […]

Your Best Business Model Part I: Understanding the Relationship of an Independent Contractor to Your Business

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There is no doubt that the fastest growing segment in fitness over the past five years is in the area of personal training, and more specifically in the past two years, in small group personal training.  Even the big box gyms understand that they can no longer rely exclusively on revenue generated from membership base for monthly billing.   These club owners know that personal training can not only operate as its own profit center, it ultimately affects the renewal retention of those gyms that rely heavily on membership sales.  Every club owner understands the potential revenue that can be generated […]

Reinig Insurance Solutions Now Offers Key Person Life Insurance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, recently launched Reinig Insurance Solutions’ newest insurance offering – Key Person Life Insurance Lakewood, CO – June 25, 2014 – Well-known fitness industry risk management specialist, Ken Reinig, is the owner of Reinig Insurance Solutions, the fitness industry’s most unique solution for their insurance needs. Ken in excited to announce the launch of a new product line to their insurance offerings – Key Person Life Insurance. In conjunction with this new offering, Ken and his team have recently teamed with Quotes Done Right on their website to provide users an excellent tool […]

And You Thought You Were Safe Part I: What Club Owner’s Need to Know About Independent Contractors

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If you are a club owner that currently uses independent contractors to run your personal training and/or group exercise classes, I highly recommend that you Google “Independent Contractor vs. Employee”. Here are just a few gems from the Small Business Administration’s website to clarify the distinction: An Independent Contractor: – Operates under a business name – Has his/her own employees – Maintains a separate business checking account – Advertises his/her business’ services – Invoices for work completed – Has more than one client – Has own tools and sets own hours – Keeps business records   An Employee: – Performs […]