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Summary Judgment Granted to LA Fitness 
LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, was granted summary judgment in a case involving a member who claimed he was injured in a fight that broke out in a basketball game at a club in Pennsylvania.
Missouri House Passes Bill Exempting Health Clubs from Paying Sales Taxes
Under current Missouri state law, fees paid to athletic, exercise and fitness clubs are subject to sales tax.
New Jersey Fines 53 Health Clubs for Alleged Non-Compliance
The state says 31 health clubs are unregistered and an additional 22 clubs are registered but allegedly violated New Jersey law by selling longer-term contracts to members without maintaining a required security bond.
YMCA in California to Sell Branch Building 
The Golden State YMCA, which includes facilities in Hanford and two other central California locations, has struggled financially for years, according to a report.
Navy SEAL Team Six Seeks New Fitness Center  1
The Human Performance Center would emphasize strength conditioning, nutrition rehabilitation, injury prevention, testing, evaluation research and development.
Arizona State University Receives Gold Certification in LEED Program
The 61,000-square-foot complex, which was completed in January 2013, received 17 out of 19 points on its LEED scorecard before solar panels and a solar pool heater boosted the project to a perfect score.
IHRSA 2014 Photo Gallery
The IHRSA Convention and Trade Show included a little bit of everything for commercial health club operators, who gathered March 12-15 in San Diego.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Returns to Gold's Gym Mecca
Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the Gold's Gym "Mecca" in Venice, CA, last month to celebrate the launch of the March issue of Flex magazine.
IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Set for Sunny San Diego
The 33rd Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show is set to open March 12 in San Diego, drawing an international crowd of commercial club operators and staff to the San Diego Convention Center for four days of seminars and two days of exhibits.
FDA Proposes Changes to Nutrition Labels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed an update to the nutrition facts label for packaged foods that was adopted in 1994. The changes would reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart disease.
Obesity Rates Decline in Young Children, Remain Unchanged in Most Other Age Groups
Obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years old declined by 43 percent from 2003 to 2012, but the obesity rate increased for women over 60, according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington, DC.
Newtown Athletic Club Provides Warm Haven during Winter Storm 2
When a winter storm hit the Northeast this week causing power outages to 650,000 homes and businesses, some people in Newtown, PA, headed to their gym, the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC).
24 Hour Fitness Names Elizabeth Blair as President and CEO
Elizabeth Blair is the new president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness.
Planet Fitness Announces New CFO, Other Hires 
Planet Fitness, Newington, NH, has appointed Dorvin Lively as its new chief financial officer, the company announced Tuesday.
Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Military Recruits' Health
U.S. Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have introduced the Fit to Serve Act, which would boost nutritional awareness for youth and help improve fitness and health among military-aged Americans.
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Preview: 14 Observations about the Direction of the Fitness Industry in 2014

Bill McBride, CEO of Active Sports Clubs and BMC3, shares 14 observations about some of the fitness trends he is seeing and where the industry is headed....More
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Mar 5, 2014
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Preview: Overcome the Hurdles in the Life Cycle of Your Club

Karen Woodard-Chavez, president of Premium Performance Training, shares in which of the five stages of a fitness facility's life cycle most clubs get stuck....More
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