There once was a time when no one could accuse a fitness facility’s management of too much smart talk. But times have changed for many clubs: Owners update their knowledge in seminars. Senior managers have university degrees. Staff needs certification. We want respect for our expertise from the business and medical communities. Sophistication abounds. Read the rest of this entry »
Kathie J. Deja is a graduate assistant in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., is the vice president of product management and sports medicine at StairMaster Sports/Medical Products Inc., and James A. Peterson, Ph.D., is a sports medicine specialist residing in Monterey, Calif. Both Peterson and Bryant are fellows and active members of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and internationally known authors and speakers on topics relating to fitness and nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »
Table 1. Computer Consultant Tasks
* Research the available software applications, and prepare an overview of this research for review.
* Coordinate with software vendors and prepare bids.
* Prepare hardware bids for review. Read the rest of this entry »
Cost is perhaps the single greatest factor that can impact engineware purchase. Every organization is sensitive to budget considerations. Obviously, it is essential that certain factors be considered to ensure that an organization’s resources are spent wisely. When contemplating the purchase of computer hardware or software, consider the following: Read the rest of this entry »
The hard facts about computers, software and the internet for health/fitness professionals aren’t as hard as they seem at first.
For health/fitness (HF) professionals to progress into the infinite world of benefits and favorable outcomes, they must have access to and be able to effectively utilize three key technological components: computers, software and the Internet. Read the rest of this entry »
Like many English Canadians, I took French lessons for more than 10 years in school. Sadly, I can barely speak or write a word of the language.
In the new reality of the Internet, being unilingual can be frustrating. Certainly the Internet is global and English predominates, just as it does in the business world. But in this global village, you must learn to deal with multiple languages.
Schuyler School is an active participant in the AT&T Learning Points Program. This program will assist our school in obtaining the equipment necessary to provide our children with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »
That wouldn’t surprise me — I tend to see a lot of Web sites., and I’ve come to the conclusion that the vast majority of organizations in Canada have not taken the time at a senior level to clearly identify or articulate the business strategy or objectives for use of the Internet, nor have they fully articulated the purpose and content of such a World Wide Web site.
There’s something wrong here. We seem to have forgotten about reality – I simply don’t think that there are so many millions of people in Western culture who are so starved for a life that they are willing to throw down everything to rush out to explore the latest greatest cybermall. I simply don’t think that on-line sales are going to explode like anyone suggests. Read the rest of this entry »
When preparing this column, I thought to myself, “I really should write an article that is more positive in outlook.”
After all, if you have a look at what I’ve written here in the last year, you might have noticed that I seem to spend a lot of time complaining about the approaches that companies take with respect to the Internet. Read the rest of this entry »