To hire help or get a partner

You are a studio owner that has been in business for some time now and has gone through the fitness industry's ups and downs, the financial setbacks from the recession, watching everyone try to open a Yoga or Pilates studio on every street, Crossfit cannibalizing your membership base, the good years and the in between years.  Now your studio is on solid foundation, your membership base is not fluctuating like the stock market. You now have the problem we all want to have......... you are busy to the point of being unable to keep up.  Sure, you can hire more instructors to help you out by teaching some classes but you are still left with running this growing business which is your studio.  Congratulations.

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Do waivers really protect your business? We are not so sure.

You have your members sign a waiver, but what does it mean? How protected are you and your business?

This came up recently as a studio that I am very familiar with had a member sustain a bad shoulder injury during a semi-private Pilates reformer workout session.  The studio has in place an injury and health waiver document that is required to be signed by every member upon joining the studio. The studio had also purchased insurance to protect against any accidents that may injure the owner, a member, staff, instructor or visitor.  The injury to this member could not however be categorized as an accident since it happened during a supervised workout.

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