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.
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.
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.
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.
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