“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 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 […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Recommends Training Wheels

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, explains what he means by training wheels and suggests they provide security and stability in a gym or club. Lakewood, Co: December 5, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “Employees are Members Too and They Must Sign a Waiver.” Mr. Reinig takes protecting club owners seriously as he encourages a hard line approach in his latest blog. Reinig writes, “One of the perks that you, as a club owner provide to your employees and independent contractors is that they can work out in […]

Employees Are Members Too and They Must Sign a Waiver

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One of the perks that you, as a club owner provide to your employees and independent contractors is that they can work out in your facility pretty much anytime that they want to. Your worker’s compensation insurance covers you and your employees should they injure themselves in the scope of their employment. However, what would happen if they injure themselves when they are “off the clock”? Although accidents involving employees working out on their own time are rare, they do occasionally happen. Equipment malfunction, slip and fall incidents in wet areas, and trainers who do stupid things when no one […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Helps Clubs Survive Every Punch

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, talks about the typical and expected claims that are filed against fitness center owners along with some of the unexpected ones that sneak up on owners and knock them for a loop. Lakewood, Co: October 31, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “Bulk Up on Insurance So Your Club Can Survive Every Punch.” Besides taking every visible precaution, gym owners need to take invisible ones too. So says Mr. Reinig in his latest article. Reinig writes, “Let’s face it, running a gym today […]

Bulk Up on Insurance So Your Club Can Survive Every Punch

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Let’s face it, running a gym today comes with the threat of punches from places you couldn’t even imagine just a few years ago. An unexpected, unprepared for punch could knock you for a loop so hard you and your club might never recover. Typically, it has been the case that if you run a workout facility, you were exposed to liability claims and lawsuits. All too often, gym owners take out the minimal insurance policies and hope for the best. They have members sign waivers when they join and think that will be enough to protect them. Expected Punches […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert, Ken Reinig On Exercising Brains Over Brawn

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, addresses the importance of club owners using their brains to protect their clubs, advising they should not skimp on full range of insurance coverage. Lakewood, Co: October 20, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “If You Own a Gym, Your Brain Should Be Bigger Than Your Biceps.” Mr. Reinig addresses both women and men owners of clubs, gyms and fitness centers in his latest blog, making the point that their brains should be the most prominent muscle on display. Reinig writes, “I know, […]