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 […]

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 […]

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 Treadmill Safety

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert turns his attention to treadmills and suggests owners keep their heads out of the clouds and their feet on the ground to make sure they are not liable in treadmill injury claims against them. Lakewood, Co: November 22, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “Don’t Be A Space Cadet With Your Club’s Treadmills.” While treadmills, according to Mr. Reinig are, “still one of the major causes of liability claims in the health club industry”, he offers several easy ways to minimize risk in […]

Don’t Be A Space Cadet With Your Club’s Treadmills

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Treadmills are still one of the major causes of liability claims in the health club industry. And though we do live in what could be called “the space age” with all of our technical space-age gadgets and savvy, some club owners simply space out when it comes to protecting themselves against liability claims that come as a result of treadmill mishaps. When I was a kid I loved watching the Jetsons cartoon show. I’ll never forget the one where George Jetson takes his dog, Astro for a walk. The Jetsons really lived in the Space Age. In fact, they didn’t […]

Conquer the Controversial

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For decades health club facility owners have mainly had to concern themselves with maintaining equipment in order to manage the risk of lawsuits by members who claimed negligent injury. Today, however, facility owners have a host of other issues that can only be classified as controversial. Now, as a club owner, you have to be knowledgeable and train your employees to be wise to issues such as breastfeeding, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identification, handicap access and religious beliefs among others. All of these issues must be treated in the same way you would treat potential gym injuries. Of equal, […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Warns Employee Lawsuits Rising

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert talks about the rising number of employee lawsuits and the importance of having the proper employee manual, management procedures and insurance policy in place. Lakewood, Co: August 29, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “Owners, Protect Yourself: Employee Lawsuits at Fitness Clubs are on the Rise.” As Mr. Reinig makes clear, “The health club business is tough enough without the added distraction of dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and your ex-employee’s attorney.”    Reinig writes, “We live in a litigious […]

Owners, Protect Yourself: Employee Lawsuits at Fitness Clubs are on the Rise

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We live in a litigious society. No one is immune and some businesses are more frequent targets for lawsuits than others. Gyms and fitness clubs top the list. Club owners are accustomed to being the targets of unhappy members who may slip and fall on a wet floor or a treadmill through lack of proper training or distraction. We take care to make sure we have liability insurance in place to protect us from those members who sue. However, when it comes to being sued by an employee, many club owners think that just won’t happen to them. It’s time […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Shares a Tale to Remember

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert relates a real life tale with a grim ending to help club owners make sure they have the correct liability coverage for events both on and off premises. Lakewood, Co: July 22, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “A Grim Health Club Insurance Tale For Owners to Remember.” It can be devastating to a club to get caught in an unexpected gap of insurance coverage, which Mr. Reinig clearly relates in his most recent article. Reinig goes into a well-established fairytale mode writing, […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert, Ken Reinig Looks at Offsite Liability

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, turns his attention to the potential liability claims that could hurt club owners as members and trainers get lured by the fresh air and sunshine of summer to host events and exercise and train in the great outdoors. Lakewood, Co: July 15, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “Do You Know Your Club’s Liability During Off Site Training or Special Events?”  Mr. Reinig understands the allure of training out in the fresh air. He also knows the potential liability dangers. Reinig says, “It’s […]