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Personal training educational session at Convention will be beneficial to everyone

Just this week Brendan Crotty talked to a fellow Houston fitness director who was seeking some guidance. The colleague was having troubles with different aspects of his personal training department. 

As the director of Fitness at River Oaks Country Club, Crotty was able to give him some pointers and advice. Had the call come in five weeks later, however, most likely he would have been able to talk his ear off. 

Crotty plans on attending Scott Lewandowski’s educational session, “Maximize the Effectiveness and Profitability of Your Personal Training Team,” which is on Tuesday, March 19, at 3:45 p.m., at the IHRSA 32nd Annual International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. 

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Creativity is key when summer rolls around

The uncertainty of the summer is a difficult time for gym and club owners. 

Between the influx of youth and families to the loss of members who prefer to take their exercise regimen outside of the club, it really is a guessing game. Then, for some areas, there is the return of those who travel south for the winter to take into consideration. 

There are many directions a manager can take when trying to decide what is best for their club. Do you plan more to placate those who have remained loyal or do you scale back so you can focus on the fall to winter months when the place is hopping? 

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