This comprehensive text brings conventional business management principles and operational guidelines to the unconventional business of health and fitness. <P>At a time when poorly managed health fitness facilities are failing at record rates, Health Fitness Management offers owners and managers, as well as students preparing to enter the industry, indepth and insightful information on running a health fitness facility smoothly, efficiently, and successfully. <P>Owners and managers can turn to the book for immediate solutions to problems at their health fitness facilities. They can use the books evaluation checklist to see how their facilities and programs measure up to the theoretical benchmarks, and they can follow up on observed problem areas by referencing the appropriate section of the book. They can also use the books ready-to-copy forms and worksheets, which include sample membership applications, maintenance request forms, child care waivers, and more. <P>Students will benefit from the books chapter outlines, highlighted key terms, illustrations, and graphs, as well as its practical approach to presenting management theory.