Whether to offset a summertime slump in usage or boost ancillary revenue, enhancing summer camp offerings may be just the answer for fitness facility operators looking to fill a void in programming during the summer months.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) recently introduced a new approach to weight-loss education for certified personal trainers that may make establishing a weight-loss program with a facility’s current staff an option.
The approaching New Year offers fitness facility operators an opportunity to capitalize on one of the most common resolutions members make each year: to lose weight. Whether beginning an exercise regimen to lose that extra holiday weight or to kick off a lifestyle change for 2013, members and potential members need more than a treadmill or personal trainer to achieve their weight-loss goals.
An initiative by Best Fitness, Nashua, NH, to better the health of the city of Erie, PA, attracted more than 350 community members to the fitness facility last month. The program, known as OctoberBest, offered a free 30-day membership for nonmembers in the community.
The Club Industry conference and trade show’s move from McCormick Place in Chicago to the Las Vegas Convention Center was the topic of much conversation during the Oct. 10-12 show. Concluding its 27th year, the show’s change in location helped attract more West Coast attendees along with its Midwest and East Coast audience. Next year, the show will return to McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 23-25.
Health clubs are much more than businesses. They instill lifestyle changes in their members that reach far beyond working out. However, part of serving a community is not just about helping people improve their health and fitness. Club operators often reach beyond their walls through philanthropic efforts.
Boston University is teaming with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) to launch the Boston University Health, Fitness and Wellness Program in the South End Blackstone Community Center.
A membership meeting held Thursday night at the Moorer branch of the YMCA of South Alabama to elect the organization's board resulted in the passing of the Metro Board nominees by more than 80 percent of voting members.
In response to a lawsuit between its members and regional YMCA board, The YMCA of South Alabama plans to hold elections this week for a new board. After the board has been reconstituted, the controversial strategic plan that led to the member lawsuit would be subject to a vote in order to move forward.
Treadmills, ellipticals and dumbbells have staked their claim as traditional strength and cardio fitness staples, but some unique products on the market are trying to take a piece of that claim, often entering health clubs through the group exercise room.