Brian Rawlings

Brian Rawlings, national program director for Cincinnati’s Fitness, Sports & Recreation program, has been with Cincinnati Insurance since 2005. He holds a bachelor of science degree in sports organization and spent nearly 10 years in public recreation and YMCA management. He blends his education and background in the recreation industry with his experience as a commercial lines and excess and surplus division underwriter to help Cincinnati’s local agents and their fitness clients assess operations for best practices and insurance solutions to meet their needs. Brian holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Underwriting (AU), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Associate in Insurance Management (AIM) and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designations.

Partner with community resources to improve safety


Like many business operators, managers of a busy health club have a lot of responsibilities, including driving membership growth and retention, developing new programs to meet the latest trends, keeping the books in order and dealing with HR issues. Of course, they also have to keep everyone safe.

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Keeping the ‘health’ in your health club


People go to the gym to get healthy. Members look for clubs with the right equipment, classes and trainers to help get their heart rate up and break a good sweat. But when users climb down from the elliptical machine or exercise bike, it’s all too easy to forget to wipe it down. Proper cleaning of your equipment and facility is vital to your health club’s business.

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Clubs make child safety a priority


The May edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Brian Rawlings, Target Market Manager for Cincinnati’s Fitness & Recreation program. He outlines what health and fitness clubs can do to protect the safety and well-being of children in their care. 

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Keep exercise equipment in tip-top shape


Gym owners demonstrate concern for member safety and well-being by making sure the club offers good, safe equipment.

You employ and train lifeguards for pool safety; make sure weights are re-racked and do not create a trip hazard; clear walkways; and see that treadmills and weight machines receive regular service and maintenance.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook two common pieces of exercise equipment when doing risk assessments and inspections: rubber stability balls and resistance bands. It’s important to evaluate how this equipment could affect member safety.

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