Pamela Kufahl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief
Club Industry
Articles by Pamela Kufahl, Editor-in-Chief
Fitness Industry Veterans Create Active Sports Clubs
Jill Kinney and Bill McBride are working together again, this time on the former Club One Petaluma (CA) facility that will be rebranded as Active Sports Clubs.
Great Life Golf and Fitness Expands to South Dakota, Looks to National Franchising
Great Life Golf and Fitness, Topeka, KS, has struck a partnership deal with a golf course owner in Sioux Falls, SD, that will launch the national growth of a franchised model.
Welcome to the Digital Club World 
Club Industry is making big changes in 2014 by moving completely online, launching new e-newsletters and providing additional coverage of the industry's most important topics.
Fitness Centers Offer Stability for Great Life Golf and Fitness
Adding fitness centers to its golf clubs has helped Great Life Golf and Fitness reach more people and stay profitable as golf participation declines nationwide.
Sending BMI Letters Misses the Mark  1
As schools continue to create ways to effectively help obese and overweight children, fitness facilities have an opportunity to partner with schools to help kids and their parents get healthy.
Club Industry Show Returns Home to the Windy City 
The Club Industry Conference and Exposition returned to McCormick Place in Chicago last month to a warm welcome from 4,000 attendees who had opportunities to network, attend educational sessions and try out the latest equipment.
Fitness Connection Teams with LNK Partners for Expansion
The management team at Fitness Connection, McLean, VA, has received funding from LNK Partners, White Plains, NY, to purchase WestView Capital's share of the company.
The Future of Your Club Relies on Kids 
The fitness community must reach out to children to ensure that we are preparing a new generation of personal trainers, dieticians, group exercise instructors, swim coaches, physical therapists to join our ranks.
Clubs Go Above and Beyond 
The fitness industry’s generosity in helping others comes through in charitable efforts that many fitness facilities undertake throughout the year. But some facilities go above and beyond not just the normal fitness and wellness offerings at health clubs but also the normal community outreach efforts.
Tend Your Health Club Well for Growth 
Fitness facility operators can learn valuable lessons from gardening, including the importance of patience and making decisions carefully.
The Claremont Club Helps Change Lives with Project Walk 2
Through a program called Project Walk, the Claremont Club is helping spinal cord injured clients regain mobility, and it now is working with ALS patient and fitness industry veteran Augie Nieto to help him reach his goal of walking again.
Club Doors Open through Project Walk
Editor-in-Chief Pamela Kufahl shares her experience visiting the Claremont (CA) Club's Project Walk program, which helps patients with spinal cord injuries improve their mobility.
Networking the Fitness Experience Offers a Variety of Member and Fitness Facility Operator Benefits 
Cardio equipment manufacturers are now offering more technology options, especially those related to networked fitness, which can benefit the users, club operators and manufacturers.
Don't Throw Out Your Machines Just Yet  1
Functional training is gaining popularity, but traditional strength machines can still play an important role in workouts.
Business Intelligence May Offer a Smarter Way to Operate 
For clubs willing to make an investment, business intelligence can pay off by helping operators make smarter decisions that can ultimately improve member satisfaction.
Executive Insights Videos
Feb 13, 2014
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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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