The Exception in California

posted on July 28th, 2012 ·

In a 1990 California case (Hohe v. San Diego Unified Sch. Dist., 224 Cal.App.3d 1559, 1990), the court made it clear that, while minors are free to disaffirm contracts signed only by themselves, they cannot disaffirm contracts made by their parent or guardian. (more…)

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 3

posted on July 26th, 2012 ·

Because feelings of helplessness and hopelessness exacerbate pain, empowering patients to take charge of their medical self-care must be the cornerstone for fibromyalgia treatment programs. Many healthcare providers recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy programs that correct destructive ways of thinking and behaviors that worsen pain and disability, and thatempower patients to cope more effectively with chronic pain. (more…)

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 2

posted on July 26th, 2012 ·

What causes it?

What causes fibromyalgiaremains unanswered, although medical researchers have made some progress in understanding the nature of the disorder. Researchers currently believe that people develop fibromyalgia when something goes awry with pain processing signals in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). (more…)

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 1

posted on July 26th, 2012 ·

“I thought my doctor was joking when she told me I should start exercising,” your new client, a young woman with fibromyalgia, explains. “I mean, my muscles and joints hurt so much; soremuscles from exercise are all I need! But she told me thatthe problem is not really in my muscles, and that exercising will help them hurt less, and may even help me sleep better.” (more…)

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Reframing Member Services Through Change, Part 2

posted on July 17th, 2012 ·

Space

How can you reshape the spatial dimensions of your club’s products and services? Take a look at how things are placed in your club. Analyze the flow of people through the club. Does it make sense, or could there be a more efficient way to set up the front desk, the equipment, or the weight and cardiovascular areas? (more…)

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Reframing Member Services Through Change, Part 1

posted on July 17th, 2012 ·

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
– Alfred North Whitehead

In this age of change, you need to prevent stagnation in your club. Industry leaders are constantly changing, creating new products and services, and enhancing their existing ones. Even the best ideas, if not challenged, can become constraints. Changing the way you think about your products and services is essential to prevent obsolescence. (more…)

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Grocery List for At-Home Beauticians

posted on July 11th, 2012 ·

Here are some things you may want to have on hand for that spur-of-the-moment at-home beauty treatment:

  • Apples, papaya, strawberries, grapes, tangerines, pineapples, kiwi, banana and other fruits — Great for exfoliating and softening facials.  (more…)

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Resolving to Serve Members

posted on July 4th, 2012 ·

It should be no surprise to hear that the fitness and weight-loss industries are those that profit the most from New Year’s resolutions. According to Scott McConnell of the Ayn Rand Institute, every year, “on average, each American makes 1.8 New Year’s resolutions.”1 And the most common resolutions are “to be more attractive by losing weight, and to be healthier by exercising more and smoking less.” (more…)

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Exercise and Arthritis, Part 2

posted on June 26th, 2012 ·

Muscular/Skeletal Fitness
Research has shown that resistance exercises significantly helps strengthen the bones and muscles while improving functional fitness — the ability to perform everyday tasks and activities with greater ease, less strain and lowered chance of injury. (more…)

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Exercise and Arthritis, Part 1

posted on June 26th, 2012 ·

If you experience arthritis pain, you certainly understands its limiting effects on the body. Some of the symptoms that may result from arthritis include:
Joint pain, stiffness
Cartilage destruction
Muscle stiffness in the morning
Acute and chronic inflammation
Chronic pain
Fatigue (more…)

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