But all things considered, I think it’s an easier obstacle to tackle. Just remember, keep pumping the water. I saw this quote on a Camelback(TM) add “Hydrate or Die!” That’s motivation right there! Good luck and stay motivated. (more…)
What can I do for stress eating?
I find it helpful to plan alternative activities. If someone in the family makes cookies, brush your teeth or go for a walk. Then when you return from your walk, the urge to eat will be gone. (more…)
Ask for help.
If you’re not sure how to set up equipment, ask the person next to you or the instructor. Both will usually be happy to help. (more…)
Do you love to exercise but stick to using cardio equipment and weights at your gym? Maybe you’re avoiding group fitness classes for one of the following reasons:
*You’re overwhelmed because there are so many different classes to choose from. (more…)
Staffing needs obviously depend on the range of your service. If you plan to offer a full-service nutrition program, consider dedicating someone at least part time to oversee the program. Hiring a registered dietitian, which can be costly, is not crucial. (more…)
Marketing. ACAC’s marketing methods include word-of-mouth, community partners, posters, mailing and cheerleaders. Community partners post fliers and spread the word about the program, and ACAC is continually putting up posters in its facilities to let members know what’s going on. (more…)
Cheerleaders. A concept critical to the Discover programs’ success, says Gamble, is cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are staff members who have a strong interest in a particular Discover program, and who act as a leader for that program and serve as a cheerleader to members. “Find someone passionate about a program, and it’ll work,” says Gamble. (more…)
Depending on the scope of the program, start-up costs can range from $100 for a basic software program to upwards of $10,000 if hardware needs to be purchased and/or certification costs are involved. Most software programs are Windows-based and require a personal computer with 4 megabytes of available RAM. (more…)
Since its revamping nearly four years ago, ACAC has nearly tripled its membership, to more than 10,000 members today, half of whom are new to exercise. The average age of the members is a little older than 50 years. (more…)
And the fact that these programs do retain members can add a lot to your bottom line, according to Neil Spruce, president of Apex Fitness, a software company based in Westlake Village, Calif. “Renewal is the most important result you’re going to see from implementing this type of system. (more…)