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.

Is your indoor pool properly ventilated?


Fall and winter are likely to be peak seasons for your recreation facility’s indoor pool usage. Lap swimming, swim lessons, water aerobics and family recreation times dramatically increase activity. As activities increase, so should your safety vigilance.

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Can health clubs be safe doing that?


Health clubs competing fiercely for membership and revenue are always looking to attract and retain members and their disposable dollars. Keeping up with the latest trends and fads by putting in a functional training area, Pilates studio or TRX suspension training is one way. Another method often involves adding fun attractions such as water slides, climbing walls, trampolines and inflatables for parties.

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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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