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Entries in Hampshire Hills (2)

Thursday
Jul242014

Clubs and members prosper with cross-discipline collaboration 

The growing sophistication of health, fitness, and wellness professionals, and the expanding number of specialties they practice, pay significant dividends for clubs and their members. It’s innovative improvement, with special relevance for the increasingly diverse populations - including those with health issues - that clubs are now being called upon to serve.

But there’s often a fly in the ointment, a pebble in the progress.

As the process of caring for members becomes more complex, the providers - personal trainers, nutritionists, health coaches, group and small-group exercise instructors, and others - tend to work independently within their respective niche, focusing exclusively on their particular skill set.

It’s a situation that’s sometimes referred to as “siloing” - a failure on the part of professionals to communicate, fully and effectively, about the singular goal that they’re all striving toward: the well-being of an individual client.

A number of factors may contribute to the condition: a limited understanding of other disciplines, professional tunnel vision, heavy work loads, lack of opportunities to confer with colleagues, etc. But the result is a disjointed, rather than a seamless, procedure; a limited, rather than a comprehensive, treatment plan.

Read on to see how some clubs and businesses are helping members' overall health with teamwork and collaboration.

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Wednesday
May292013

Bring the club outdoors during nice weather

Hampshire Hills Sport and Fitness Club takes its yoga class outside in nice weather.Granted, a place to work out is not about aesthetic beauty. You are there to essentially to accomplish a goal – get in better shape, be it aerobic, strength, agility or mobility.

However, if you can add a little variety to your environs, then more likely that not you will enjoy yourself more and want to keep going back.

As a gym owner that is music to their ears. Keeping members happy is one of the biggest reasons for high retention rates. One way to accomplish that is to take the gym outdoors during nice weather.

Read on for more.

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