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Challenges in the fitness industry need to be overcome

The new year can be considered a fresh beginning, so with it comes different challenges. Every club has them, as does the industry as a whole. 

One of the most common and recurring “issues” is finding quality employees, especially personal trainers as that is one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry. Getting the right people to improve both the businesses as well as industry-wide in order to move health and fitness in the right directions is hard to come by.

Read on to see what IHRSA members feel are their biggest challenge in 2014, as well as issues concerning the industry.

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All things personal training in next IHRSA webinar

Any business would love to be able to hire the applicant who was at the top of their class, has the most practical experience, and is a delight as an employee. 

First off, that person rarely, if ever, exists. Second, just because a candidate is flawless on paper it doesn’t automatically mean they will fit in with your company.

Hiring the right personal trainer is one of the main objectives for the next IHRSA Webinar, “Practical Tools for Leading and Managing Your Personal Training Team,” on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The webinar is sponsored by Cybex.

Read on to see who is leading the webinar, what will be discussed and how to register.

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