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Blink Fitness Grew Club Numbers by 40 Percent in 2014, Plans to Open 300 Locations Nationwide by 2020
Low-priced brand Blink Fitness added 14 clubs in 2014 and plans to add a minimum of 12 this year as it sets its sights on becoming a national brand.
ClubCorp to Acquire Six Golf Clubs for $44 Million

ClubCorp has signed agreements to acquire a multi-club portfolio of six golf clubs for a combined purchase price of just under $44 million. The sellers are Stratford Golf Partners and Accord Golf Capital and the acquisition will be funded from existing liquidity. This acquisition includes four private clubs, one semi-private club and one public golf club, adding 171 holes of golf in already established ClubCorp markets throughout the Southeast United States.

Winter 2015 Scenes from Cedardale Health and The Longfellow Clubs
Winter has delivered a wallop to the Boston, MA, and greater New England area in 2015, and that has wreaked havoc on the budgets of fitness facilities there. As of March 6, about 110 inches of snow had fallen this winter at Boston's Logan Airport. To dig out from under the heavy snow, some Boston-area health club operators blew their annual snow removal budgets by the end of February.
Yoga School Exemption Passes Colorado Senate, Moves to House
A bill exempting yoga schools from regulation passed the Colorado Senate by a vote of 32-1 today and will move to the Colorado House for a vote next.
Core Health Posts 19 Percent Sales Increase in 2014, Realigns Executive Team
Core Health & Fitness LLC, parent company of Star Trac and StairMaster, exceeded its sales targets in 2014 with a 19 percent year over year growth in sales revenue and is realigning its management team.
Town Sports Evaluates Sale Possibility, Switches Up Management 1
Town Sports International is evaluating whether to sell the company, and has moved Daniel Gallagher into the CEO role while former CEO Robert Giardina has been appointed executive chairman.
Fire Injures One at YMCA in Casper, WY
A fire in the men's sauna on Tuesday at the Casper (WY) Family YMCA resulted in a Y board member being taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to media reports.
Life Time Fitness to Move Athletic Events Division to Colorado
Life Time Fitness is moving its athletic events division from Minnesota to Colorado to bring the staff for its 65 events under one roof.
Life Time Fitness Will Enter the Boston Market This Summer 

Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, plans to open its first club in Massachusetts this summer in the Boston suburb of Westwood, company officials announced. The facility will be part of the new University Station development, a mixed-used development of retail, office and hotel space that also will include 350 luxury apartment homes in the first phase of development.

Matrix Fitness Increases Global Sales by 19 percent in 2014
Global sales for Matrix Fitness grew 19 percent in 2014, and all regions that Matrix serves had double-digit increases over 2013.
Trial Date Set for Former NBA Player in Alleged Attack at Life Time Fitness
Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson is scheduled to stand trial on March 9 in Lake County, IL, for an alleged attack on a massage therapist at a Life Time Fitness club.
Study Finds Some Activity Trackers Fail to Accurately Measure Movement and Caloric Expenditure 

Some activity trackers fail to accurately measure complex movements as well as they do steps taken, and they often do not accurately measure calories burned, according to a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego.

ClubCorp Adds Two Clubs in Chicago
ClubCorp, Dallas, has purchased the Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights, IL, and the Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, IL, doubling the number of clubs it has in the Chicago area.
Inactive People Could Cut Their Mortality Rate by Up to 30 Percent with Just a Brisk Walk
Inactive people could cut their risks of premature death by up to 30 percent by adding as little as a brisk 20-minute walk to their daily lives, according to a recent study from Cambridge University.
Finding Hidden Revenue Streams for Your Health Club 
Fran Dean-Bishop, president, AFC Management Services, shares insights into how you can grab the money that your competitors are missing.
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Nov 13, 2014
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Exhale: How a Boutique Well-being Brand Thrives  

Annbeth Eschbach, CEO of exhale, shares why she created her boutique studio brand and how she plans to grow her business in New York and beyond....More
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Apr 21, 2014
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Preview: Close More Sales by Using Three Concepts and the Four-Chain Link 2

Use this plan to inform, inspire and persuade so you can close more membership sales....More
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