Pamela Kufahl, Director of Content and Engagement

Kufahl, Director of Content and Engagement
Director of Content and Engagement,
Club Industry

Pamela joined Club Industry in 2002 and became editor-in-chief in 2004. She became director of content and engagement in 2014 when the brand moved completely online. Pamela helped transition the brand to a news/business franchise and expanded its online products. She was a finalist for two Jesse H. Neal Awards and has won four regional American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) writing awards, one national ASBPE award and a gold Eddie award from FOLIO. Prior to joining Club Industry, Pamela covered the energy industry for a decade. She is an avid exerciser, especially enjoying boxing and kickboxing, strength training, Pilates and yoga.

She can be reached at Or follow her on Twitter at @PamelaKufahl.


ClubCorp Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Record Results
ClubCorp reported 2016 revenue of $1.1 billion, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year. The growth comes as the company continues to look at ways to improve shareholder value after an active investor asked the board to consider selling the company.
11 JCCs Receive Bomb Threats
Bomb threats were called in for a fourth time this year to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) around the country on Monday, causing evacuations of the centers. No bombs were found at any of the JCCs, and no one was injured.
Follow the Fitness Leaders: The Biggest Threat to the Health and Wellness Industry in 2017
Find out the biggest threats that 10 leaders in the health and wellness industry say the industry must contend with in 2017 by viewing the latest installment of Club Industry's Follow the Fitness Leaders series.
Flywheel Sports Lures Former Equinox President Sarah Robb O’Hagan to CEO Role
Former Equinox President Sarah Robb O'Hagan will now head Flywheel Sports, a competitor of Equinox's SoulCycle brand.
Sprint Corp. Fitness Center Renovation Revealed at Grand Re-opening 1
The open house at the renovated Sprint Corp. fitness center showed off a refresh and redefinition of the 18-year-old facility and resulted in 50 new members in one day.
Follow the Fitness Leaders: Waning Trends in the Health and Wellness Industry in 2017
Trends ebb and flow. Find out which health and wellness industry trends that six leaders in the fitness industry think are on their way out in 2017.
Go Inside Sprint Corp.'s Renovated Fitness Center
Sprint Corp. and its club management company, Corporate Fitness Works, refreshed the company's 18-year-old employee fitness center with new paint and flooring, new equipment and repurposing of space. Take a look inside.
Second Wave of Bomb Threats Hits JCCs This Month
For the second time in one month, multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country received bomb threats. After evacuations and a search of each of the 27 facilities, the threats were deemed a hoax.
Chris Clawson Leaves Life Fitness; Former GE Exec Appointed New President
After six years as president of Brunswick Corp.'s Life Fitness Division, Chris Clawson has left the company. Taking over as president is Jaime Irick, who has experience at GE "transforming traditional business models to compete in new and evolving markets," according to an announcement from Brunswick.
Fitness Franchisors Make Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500 List
Seventeen fitness franchise companies made the 2017 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, which was released this month.
Follow the Fitness Leaders: Trends That Will Affect the Health and Wellness Industry in 2017
Find out the trends that eight of the leaders in the health and wellness industry say will affect the industry the most in 2017.
ClubCorp Reviews Possible Sale of Company
After a September letter from an active investor complained about ClubCorp's share price and asked the company to look at strategic alternatives, ClubCorp announced that has formed a committee to look at options for the company. Those options might include a sale or a real estate investment trust, according to Reuters.
DavidBartonGym Closes Clubs in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Bellevue
Rising competition from boutique studios, particularly in the New York market, has led to the closure of the DavidBartonGym clubs in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Bellevue, Washington. DavidBartonGym clubs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Honolulu will remain open.
Top Five Fitness Industry Insights from ClubIntel's 2016 Report
ClubIntel has published its "2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report" based on responses from 193 operators representing 4,000 clubs worldwide. The study's authors, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson, developed these five observations about the industry based on the responses.
Police Investigate Death of CorePower Yoga Founder Trevor Tice
CorePower Yoga staff members are dealing with the death of the company's founder, Trevor Tice. Police are investigating the death, which occurred on Monday, calling it "suspicious."
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