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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.
The 15 Top Nutrition Trends to Watch for in 2015
The top nutrition trends in 2015 may sound a little "nutty" to some. 2014 superfoods kale and coconut will continue to be popular in 2015, but the top superfoods in 2015 will be seeds and nuts, according to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition" survey.
High-Growth Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Strategy 
Harvard Business School Professor Steven Rogers shared tips for creating strategies for growth in the fitness industry by sharing examples from some of the high-growth businesses in the country.
What Health Club Operators Can Learn from Big Brands 
Marketing expert Gerry O'Brion shares what he has learned from working with large brands such as Procter & Gamble, Red Robin and Coors, and how health club operators can apply some of this knowledge to their own brands, regardless of their budget.
Bahram Akradi Named Person of the Year by Tennis Industry Magazine
Bahram Akradi, CEO of Life Time Fitness, has been named Person of the Year for 2014 by Tennis Industry magazine as part of its 14th annual Champions of Tennis Awards. The magazine also named winners in 20 other categories.
Fitness Devices to Dominate the Wearables Market until 2018
The use of wearables will almost triple by 2018, led by fitness devices. However, smart watches are expected to overtake wearable fitness devices after 2018, according to a new report.
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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 1

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