Anthony Dominic, Content Producer

Anthony
Dominic, Content Producer
Content Producer,
Club Industry

Anthony joined Club Industry in September 2016 and covers fitness industry news, in addition to administering the brand’s e-newsletters, social media and sponsored content.

Anthony previously worked as an assistant editor at Dispatch Magazines in Columbus, Ohio, where he earned an Excellence in Journalism Award from The Press Club of Cleveland for feature writing. He also won numerous grants and accolades during his tenure as editor-in-chief of The Burr, Kent State University’s student magazine, including a William Randolph Hearst Award. Last year, Anthony was published in “Car Bombs to Cookie Tables,” Belt Publishing's fifth narrative nonfiction anthology about the storied Rust Belt city of Youngstown, Ohio—located just north of where Anthony grew up.

Anthony is an avid follower of boxing and basketball, and spends much of his time reading, writing, rock climbing and mountaineering.

Articles
After Fire, Cedardale Health and Fitness Will Move Into Defunct Boston Sports Club
The owners of Cedardale Health and Fitness have signed a lease to temporarily move into a defunct Boston Sports Club in Andover, Massachusetts, after a fire on March 1 rendered their Havervill, Massachusetts, location unusable. The facility will provide Cedardale members with four tennis courts, four group studios, an equipment space, nursery and locker rooms.
Earth Treks Will Open Additional Climbing Gyms with New Equity Partnership
Tengram Capital Partners is investing in Earth Treks climbing gyms after it said it was attracted to the brand's focus on customer service and its full-service retail stores. For Earth Treks CEO Chris Warner, the expansion-driven partnership with Tengram Capital means more advancement opportunities for the gyms’ trainers and staff.
Federal Hiring Freeze Forces Fort Bragg to Close 3 Gyms Due to Staff Shortages
In a March 9 Facebook post, Fort Bragg representatives confirmed its Blackjack, Hosking and Funk gyms would close indefinitely, due to the federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Trump. Staff regularly assigned to the closed gyms will be temporarily reassigned to fill vacancies at other facilities.
Indianapolis Planet Fitness Franchise Group Gets 'Significant' Investment for Expansion
Atlantic Street Capital is investing in Planet Fit Indy, the Indianapolis, Indiana, franchise group for Planet Fitness, and will work alongside Planet Fit Indy CEO Mike Campagnolo to grow the franchisee's footprint in the Indianapolis area and beyond.
Equinox Names Niki Leondakis as CEO, Promotes Harvey Spevak
Niki Leondakis will assume the role of Equinox's CEO in April where she will use her 30 years of hospitality experience to develop Equinox’s hotel concept, the first of which is slated for a 2019 open, as well as to lead the executive team.
25 Top Social Media Moments from IHRSA 2017 in Los Angeles
The Club Industry staff captured highlights from last week's 36th annual International Convention and Trade Show of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) in Los Angeles. Scroll down to view the staff's 25 favorite posts from Twitter and Instagram.
24 Hour Fitness Renews Olympic Partnership Through 2020
Through a partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, 24 Hour personal trainers will be eligible to complete the U.S. Olympic Committee Certification Program, while continuing to provide on-site consulting during Olympic games.
Johnny 'Cupcakes' Earle Preaches Customer Loyalty in IHRSA Keynote
If you want to win your customers' affection, "it should feel like their birthday" every time they do business with you. This sentiment was at the heart of Johnny Earle's March 10 keynote presentation at IHRSA in Los Angeles.
Fitbit Announces Strategy to Focus on Smartwatches and Corporate Partnerships
Fitbit CEO James Park announced a new strategy for the company in which it will target two areas: consumer health as well as fitness and enterprise health.
Only 22 Percent of Hotel Guests Use On-Site Fitness Amenities
New research found that although hotel fitness facilities can cost as much as $220,000 to build and $16,000 per year to maintain, only 22 percent of guests can be expected to utilize the amenities.
Technogym Reports 8.5 Percent Revenue Increase in 2016
Technogym reported that in 2016 it experienced significant revenue growth in Italy as well as its Asia-Pacific and North America markets. The latter was spurred by an increased presence in the luxury-hospitality market and a new partnership with Life Time Fitness.
Planet Fitness Opened 195 New Clubs in 2016, Reported $378.2 Million in Revenue
Planet Fitness reported $378.2 million in 2016 revenue, helped by fourth quarter performance that included 30.2 percent increase in franchise segment revenue, a 10.6 percent increase in same-store sales and 74 newly opened facilities across the globe.
Rebranding Is a Long-Term Investment for Merritt Clubs, Not a Short-Term Cost
As of 2017, Baltimore's Merritt Athletic Clubs became Merritt Clubs. This rebranding effort also produced a new contemporary logo as well as a mantra that reflects the company's culture: "Fitness that matters."
IHRSA Returns to Los Angeles for Next Week's Annual Event
This year's IHRSA convention (March 8-11) moves back to the West Coast and features keynote presentations from FutureSight Labs founder Seth Mattison, Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle and author Martin Lindstrom.
Life Fitness Expands Cybex Facility, Celebrates Added Manufacturing Capacity
The $22.85 million expansion added 150,000 square feet and 100 new jobs at Life Fitness' Owatonna, Minnesota, Cybex facility.
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