In recessionary times, business owners typically find that revenues are less predictable. This translates into concerns that new member acquisition may not increase at the same rates as in the past. It also may trigger less additional member spending in non-dues categories. (more…)
Archive for January, 2012
As if consumers haven’t had enough food scares in the past few years, the self-styled consumer activist group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is now attacking an ingredient sometimes added to dough — potassium bromate–because it has been shown to cause kidney cancer in some strains of lab rats when they drink large amounts of it in water.
Friendships are a must for healthy living, says Sheenah Hankin, a Manhattan-based psychologist who specializes in relationships and personality disorders. She offers the following advice for staying connected:
Make regular dates with friends — Block out time on your calendar weeks in advance for having dinner or lunch or going to a museum with a friend, and schedule all other professional and family commitments around that. Rotate friends into the time slot. (more…)
Kickboxing fitness classes are being introduced across North America, spurred by a consumer frenzy for Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo, a martial-arts workout developed in Los Angeles, Calif. Unlike other forms of aerobics or group fitness classes, kickboxing is relatively new for the majority of recreational exercisers and fitness professionals. Although boxing-style classes have been successful in the fitness environment for several years, implementing a martial-arts-inspired class requires additional planning and special consideration. (more…)
Propecia, an FDA approved drug, can be an effective treatment for hair loss. Propecia is an effective treatment for moderate hair loss or baldness in men. This drug is also used to treat prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. (more…)