“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 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 […]

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, […]

Club Rules: One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out!

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It’s bound to happen. You open the doors to your gym and eventually end up with a member that causes problems. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen that often.   There are several solutions to addressing problem members, but the key is that you have to do something. To allow a member to disrupt your facility’s atmosphere sends a clear message to your staff and your members that you have no control over your club.  No one likes confrontation, but if your club is going to be successful, you have to act quickly. One disruptive member can turn into several and before […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert Ken Reinig Focuses on Training to Prevent Liability Claims

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert focuses on the educational aspect of keeping health club employees properly trained and proactive in effective risk management. Lakewood, Co: March 7, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new article on his website entitled “A Health Club Training Routine for Effective Risk Management.” Mr. Reinig writes, “The one thing I emphasize when establishing a risk management system for health clubs is simplicity.” According to Reinig, “Club policies and procedures must be consistent and they have to be simple and easy to implement.  This is the foundation for creating effective risk […]

A Health Club Training Routine for Effective Risk Management

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The one thing I emphasize when establishing a risk management system for health clubs is simplicity.  Club policies and procedures must be consistent and they have to be simple and easy to implement.  This is the foundation for creating effective risk management for any health club business.   Education and documentation are the two building blocks for your risk management foundation. I covered documentation in my recent blog post (see Make Your Health Club Mantra “Education! Documentation!”) My focus here is education.  The more you and your staff learn about safety, the less likely you will experience a liability insurance […]

Speaker and Health Club Insurance Expert, Ken Reinig, Gives Club Owners a Mantra to Ensure Safety

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Ken Reinig, speaker and health club insurance expert, offers guidance to health club owners and managers intended to help protect them against liability insurance claims while keeping members safe. Lakewood, Co: February 18, 2016– Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, posted a new blog on his website entitled “Make Your Health Club Mantra “Education! Documentation!” in which he explains the basics of each. Reinig writes, “If you are the owner or manager of a health club or gym, I hope your daily mantra is something along the lines of “Education! Documentation! Education! Documentation!” He continues adding, “Keeping those two concepts […]