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 […]

Ken Reinig Publishes Part II of New Article Series on the Pitfalls of Using Independent Contractors in the Health Club Industry

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, outlines the risks involved in hiring independent contractors.  Lakewood, Co – August 7, 2014 – Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, published the conclusion of  a two-part series on the temptation of using independent contractors and the pitfalls the come with the practice. The article, titled “Your Best Business Model Part II: The Pitfalls of Using Independent Contractors” serves as a wake-up call to club owners using independent contractors. In this conclusion, Reinig presents five reasons not to use contractors and a solution for clubs that works. One reason Reinig cites, “Independent contractors, […]

Your Best Business Model Part II: The Pitfalls of Using Independent Contractors

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Personnel trainers are big business and a segment that is growing bigger every day. Only two years ago the New York Times published an article on the boom in the market citing a 44 percent growth in the last decade. And that includes the economic slow down. The temptation to have personal trainers  as independent contractors can be enticing but here are five good reasons why club owners. should not run their personal training or group exercise classes with the use of independent contractors. Lack of Control You must keep the keep the independent contractor relationship free of  the kind […]

And You Thought You Were Safe Part II: Pitfalls in Personal Training

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by Ken Reinig Let’s face it — some personal trainers are the craziest, freakiest, most self-centered individuals you’ll ever meet.  They often have their “signature” training method and will modify the gym’s equipment to demonstrate just how cool they really are.  That’s the kind of liability you want to avoid. There are a few more reasons you want to stay away from using independent contractors in your club. Lack of Control You must keep the keep the independent contractor relationship free of  the kind of requirements that would make them staff.  For instance, an independent contractor cannot be told how […]

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 […]

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

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, reveals the criteria for hiring independent contractors, like personal trainers and fitness teachers. Lakewood, CO – July 2, 2014 – Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, published the first in a two-part blog series on the importance of understanding the differences between an independent contractor and a health club employee. The blog, titled “And You Thought You Were Safe Part I: What Club Owner’s need to know about Independent Contractors” outlines the criteria that the courts look at when determining the independent contractor status of personal trainers. Reinig says, “The likelihood that a […]