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JCC Aquatics Instructor Charged with Solicitation of a Minor 
An aquatics instructor at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore has been fired after he was arrested last week and charged with sexual solicitation of a minor.
Air Force Reservist Dies after Fitness Test 
A reservist with the U.S. Air Force collapsed Saturday as he was about to complete a fitness test and was pronounced dead later that day.
Houston Club That Offered Groupon Deals Closes
A women-only club in Houston that was offering deals on Groupon and selling discounted pre-paid annual memberships last week has closed.
Man Charged with Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old at Planet Fitness
A 35-year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at a Planet Fitness in Lancaster Township, PA.
Two Pennsylvania Ys Unite to Create Regional Association
The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley, West Chester, PA, and the YMCA of the Upper Main Line, Berwyn, PA, will merge to become the YMCA of Greater Brandywine effective Jan. 1, 2015.
InterContinental Hotels Group Opens First Fitness and Wellness Hotel Brand

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Atlanta, has opened its first EVEN Hotel, the company's lifestyle hotel brand with a focus on fitness and wellness. The new EVEN Hotel is in Norwalk, CT.

Air Force Introduces New Fitness Program 
The U.S. Air Force has introduced the Air Force Team Cohesion Challenge pilot program at 18 installations. The challenge involves a base-wide 5K run and a rucksack challenge.
Snap Fitness Sponsors NASCAR Driver Landon Cassill
Snap Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, is sponsoring the No. 40 car driven by Landon Cassill in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Cassill's first race will be June 28 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.
Georgia County May Buy Local YMCA for $5 Million 
A plan for DeKalb County (GA), which serves the eastern half of the Atlanta metro area, to buy a local YMCA for nearly $5 million in taxpayer money has been delayed.
Marketing and Brand Expert to Deliver Club Industry Keynote Address
Gerry O'Brion, a marketing and brand speaker, author and business coach, will deliver the keynote address at the Club Industry Show in October.
Baltimore-Area University to Get $34 Million Rec Center Expansion
Towson University, located in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, MD, will undergo a $34 million expansion of its recreation center, which is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017.
Family Sues Ohio YMCA after 2012 Drowning
The YMCA of Greater Dayton (OH), along with the Huber Heights (OH) YMCA and three other defendants, are being sued by the family of a toddler who drowned at the Y's aquatic center in 2012.
Man Arrested for Making Sexual Advances in YMCA Locker Room
A man was arrested Sunday at his home after he allegedly made sexual advances to young boys in the men's locker room at the Briggs YMCA in Olympia, WA.
Matrix Fitness Announces 20 Percent Growth in First Quarter 2014
Matrix Fitness, the commercial fitness equipment brand of Johnson Health Tech, Cottage Grove, WI, announced a 20.1 percent global growth in first quarter 2014 compared to the same period last year. The company, which is private, did not provide revenue numbers.
Woman Sues Louisiana Club after Child's Injury
A woman is suing Elmwood Fitness Club, Harahan, LA, and other entities stemming from an injury her daughter allegedly suffered at the club.
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