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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.
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.
YMCAs in New Jersey to Merge Next Year 
The Somerset Hills YMCA and the Somerset Valley YMCA announced their merger earlier this year after several months of analysis and planning.
NYC Club Sued for $1 Million after Member Claims Exercise Band Mishap Caused Loss of Vision
A New Jersey woman has filed a $1 million lawsuit against her club and a fitness instructor, claiming they were negligent when she suffered injuries from an exercise band.
The 2014 Club Industry Show Photo Gallery
Check out highlights from the 29th Club Industry Show held last month at the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place in Chicago.
Clemson Recreation Receives $2.4 Million Gift
Clemson University in South Carolina received a $2.4 million gift from the parents of a Clemson senior for the university's student recreation areas and programs.
PFP Announces Three Trainer of the Year Finalists
All three PFP Trainer of the Year finalists will be flown to Chicago to participate in the Club Industry Show, Oct. 22-24. The winner will be announced on the Club LIVE Stage.
YMCA of Toronto Appealing Tax Exemption Ruling 
The YMCA of Toronto is appealing the ruling of an Ontario Superior Court judge, who sided with the city of Toronto in wanting the Y to pay taxes on four properties it leases in the city.
Texas Tech Investigating Report of Sexual Assault 
Police are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly occurred in the basement of the Texas Tech University student recreation center.
Bally Member Accused of Killing Another Bally Member with Barbell
A member of a Bally Total Fitness in South San Francisco is dead, and another member was arrested for allegedly killing him with a barbell at the club.
Executive Insights Videos
Nov 13, 2014
Club Industry

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
Master Class Videos
Apr 21, 2014
Club Industry

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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