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Ten Critical Tasks for Managing. Part 2

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5. Find the cause and be able to prove it. Once you’ve all agreed on the cause of the problem, you need to subject your view to analysis to make certain that you are correct. To proceed effectively, you need to be sure you aren’t forgetting any important elements. (more…)

Ten Critical Tasks for Managing. Part 1

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As you manage your facility, it may seem that there aren’t enough hours in the day. It is a challenge to stay ahead of everything: Administrative tasks and bookkeeping compete for your time with equipment maintenance and staffing. Managers beyond the ordinary take advantage of the knowledge, experience and creativity of every colleague and employee. (more…)

Karate Basics Simple, Direct, and Effective, Part 2

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The reverse punch is probably responsible for more points than any other single technique. Why? Simple. Direct. Effective. This is a reverse punch, so you will be punching with the hand opposite your lead leg. Start in a fighting stance, as above, left foot forward, rear foot at a forty-five degree angle. (more…)

Karate Basics Simple, Direct, and Effective, Part 1

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I remember preparing for my first karate tournament. I was excited, apprehensive and as focused as any beginner.

I had the luxury of practicing with a friend who had several more years of experience and about eight inches of height on me. I would try miserably to hit him with a ridge-hand, flying backfist, or some other fancy technique, but the results were always lacked promise. My sensei would look at me and say, “What’s that crap? Stick with the basics.” (more…)

Building Inner Strength

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One way to build inner strength is to practice with your eyes closed. This is especially beneficial doing Standing Meditation. Once you are in the firm SM stance and feel the chi flowing, close your eyes. (more…)

Making Wellness Work at Corporate Facilities. Part 4

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Special promotions. PBWM runs special monthly health promotion events to create greater awareness of different aspects of fitness, organizes fitness/wellness challenges for both individuals and teams, and holds fund-raising events to raise money for charities. (more…)

Making Wellness Work at Corporate Facilities. Part 3

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Says Brown, “Having a good programming room is essential for lifestyle-guidance sessions. It has to be non-clinical, friendly and pleasant. It has to have a warm atmosphere, and this can be created using soft lighting, plants, decor, etc. (more…)

Making Wellness Work at Corporate Facilities. Part 2

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Decor. Believing that a pleasant exercise environment is crucial to exercise adherence, PBWM pays great attention to the use of color, decor and lighting to ensure that stepping in to the facility, and staying to work out, remains an enjoyable experience. (more…)

Making Wellness Work at Corporate Facilities. Part 1

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When Peter Brown Wellness Management (PBWM) changed its mission in the year 2000 to focus on wellness rather than fitness, the facilities it manages experienced an increase in usage and participation. PBWM currently manages seven corporate wellness centers in London and its surrounding areas for leading United Kingdom companies. (more…)

Hunting Season Play It Safe Outdoors

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A hunter catches a glimpse of something moving in the distance. He readies his gun. ‘Could this be the buck of the season?’ No, it is a jogger wearing white on the wooded trail. Fall is hunting season so outdoor exercisers take precautions. (more…)

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