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‘FITTING’ TOGETHER: 5 WINNING STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE WORKPLACE

 

Discover how to maximize the productivity of a multi-generational staff by recognizing their distinct differences in values, work ethics and attitudes. In this session you will learn how to promote harmony in your facility by implementing 5 management strategies which are based on understanding how each generation works best, their preferred means of communication, and how they respond to conflict.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF HEALTH CLUBS: SEVEN ISSUES FITNESS PROFESSIONALS MUST CONSIDER FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

 

There is no doubt about it… changing demographics (Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials), interactive technology and an energy conscience world are all influencing the modern health club. In this presentation you will discover which departments are positioned to be major profit centers in the next 10 years, what your future client will look like, and what services should be offered. In addition, design trends that emphasize a GREEN and environmentally responsible approach will be discussed as well as how the use of technology will impact the future of your business. Gain practical insight for profitability in the next decade.

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THE MILLENNIALS ARE COMING: IS YOUR CLUB READY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION?

 

Millennials, or Gen Y, are now the largest generation ever and are positioned to be the core of employment and leadership in the next three decades.
A huge economic and social force, they are not only the next managers, directors and staff, they are your new clients. Technology, social networking and multi-tasking are only a few of the things that define them. But do you really know who they are and what makes them tick? In this session, you will learn top strategies for hiring and retention, how job descriptions and company policies should change, why mentoring is important and what steps are necessary to win over and engage this bright, connected and technology-savvy group. 

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FIND, OPTIMIZE AND KEEP GOOD STAFF!

 

Is it time that your Job descriptions, Hiring practices and Retention strategies had an extreme makeover? Probably! For the first time in modern history, 4 distinct generations are together in the workplace. And each one comes with different values, attitudes and expectations. In this session you will learn where and how to find and hire the best employees for your business, how to optimize their performance and productivity, and how to retain your staff by creating an environment that meets their needs and keeps them satisfied.

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NAVIGATING A CAREER IN HEALTH AND FITNESS: NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS IN A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

 

Networking is not just making connections, it is creating and establishing relationships. Fred provides tips and resources to improve your networking skills and broaden your reach in the health and fitness industry. He will also discuss employment possibilities and where to find them, how to generate opportunities and growth, and what tools are essential for professional development.

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THE LITTLE THINGS REALLY DO MATTER: FUNCTIONAL DESIGN FOR YOUR HEALTH CLUB

 

There are many design considerations when opening or renovating a health club, with decision making frequently based on existing models. While this many be the 'easy way out', it often leads to costly design and service issues that become evident once the work has been completed. Often the vision of 'the experience' is not even considered and the ‘little things’ that help a health club to function well are overlooked, neglected or completely forgotten.
This workshop will address design, service and staff issues which contribute to the overall functionality of the club. It will provide a number of practical, no or low-cost solutions to commonplace and potential problems, and you will discover how they can help you to reduce current costs, attract new members, retain existing members and design a top-notch facility which functions in harmony.

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GREAT TEACHERS: BORN OR MADE?


To be an educator is a true gift. But is it a natural born talent or a learned behavior? Answer: a little bit of both.
In this lecture you will learn how communication, motivation, being flexible, and life experience all play key roles in what it takes to be a successful educator in the health and fitness industry. Explore the stages of learning, discover teaching strategies for diverse situations, and identify obstacles that you might encounter.
GOOD teachers are easy to find..... discover how to be a GREAT one!

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FIT TO TRAVEL? : EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING INTERNATIONALLY

   

Got the travel bug? Then make working abroad a reality! In this session you will discover where to find teaching opportunities, how to negotiate contracts, what is essential to know before your departure, and what to expect upon your arrival. Fred shares practical tips for overcoming language barriers, working with translators, and successfully bridging cultural differences when teaching fitness in a foreign country. So start packing.... and Bon voyage!

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THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE SPA EXPERIENCE

   

Fitness and lifestyle services are becoming an integral part of Spa culture, but how can you be sure that this is the right ‘fit’ for your facility? Discover what is necessary when integrating a fitness and lifestyle concept into a new spa project or an existing spa, and learn 10 key components for success and profitability when implementing exercise and wellness programming into a spa. Topics include concept and design, space layouts and functionality, activity and service offerings, equipment selection and purchase recommendations, marketing strategies and staff integration.

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‘I’m delighted that you opened our convention, the delegates deserve the best and you not only provided them with first class presentations but with heaps of ideas and inspiration.’
Angela Porter, Manager, Fitness Scotland

 
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