Why You Need a Small Group Training Plan

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In recent months, I recommended creating small group personal training sessions (SGPT) as an option to having personal trainers as independent contractors at your health club.  The issue of independent contractors is not the only reason to consider this approach.  The logistics might be daunting at first but managers, health club owners, and most importantly, the clients are discovering the benefits of partner and group training. The popularity of small group or partner training is growing, not just because of the efficiency for the trainer.  Obviously, a trainer can earn more when more clients are present and can save their […]

Ken Reinig Publishes New Blog Discussing Small Group and Partner Training Being Implemented by Club Owners.

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Lakewood, Co – September 15, 2014 – Ken Reinig, well-known risk management specialist, published a blog offering ideas for health club owners for creating small group personal training sessions. The blog, titled “Your Next Step in Personal Training Might be in Small Group and Partner Training” shares the benefits of partner and small group training. Renig supports club owners in getting more training and education on how to take this next step.  Renig says, ” I recommended the National Fitness Business Alliance (NFBA) as a resource before, and I can not say enough about them.  You should attend one of […]

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 […]