A man who shot and killed a Planet Fitness employee and wounded his girlfriend in the club's parking lot in San Antonio will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated assault.
Christian Tarantino, the owner of Synergy Fitness clubs on Long Island, NY, and New York City, was sentenced last month to three terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his role in the murders of three men between 1994 and 2003.
The fitness segment of Brunswick Corp., Lake Forest, IL, which is comprised of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, had an increase in sales in first quarter 2013, according to company financials.
Beachbody, Santa Monica, CA, now offers an Insanity certification for personal trainers and group exercise instructors at health clubs, the company announced. Beachbody already offers a P90X certification for health clubs.
Technogym, Cessena, Italy, previewed its Technogym Ecosystem and a new line of 30 pieces of networked and environmentally friendly equipment at the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association trade show last week in Las Vegas.
An insurance agent in Maine was convicted on charges that he ran a prostitution operation out of a Zumba instructor's studio. The instructor is scheduled to stand trial in May but could reach a settlement.
The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, ruled that health clubs are not required to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on a club member even though state law requires clubs to have an AED and staff trained to use them.