Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor

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Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Bally Killing Case
The suspect who allegedly killed a fellow Bally Total Fitness member with a barbell in the club pleaded not guilty to a murder charge last Friday.
Precor Has Double-Digit Sales Increase in Third Quarter 2014 
Precor, Woodinville, WA, had a double-digit increase in sales in third quarter 2014, according to financials released last week by parent company Amer Sports, Helsinki, Finland.
Life Fitness Sales Increase by Double Digits in Third Quarter 2014 
Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, part of Brunswick Corp., had sales of $189 million in third quarter 2014, an 11 percent increase from the same time last year.
Son Dies, Father Wounded in Shooting Incident in Fitness Club Parking Lot
A man died and his father was wounded in the parking lot of a New York state fitness club as part of what was believed to have been a road rage incident.
Life Time's Akradi Encouraged by Improved Attrition Rate in Third Quarter 
Attrition in third quarter 2014 improved for Life Time Fitness for the first time since fourth quarter 2011, Life Time founder and CEO Bahram Akradi told analysts on a conference call after the company released its financial results.
New Management at 24 Hour Fitness Invests in Thousands of Precor Pieces
24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, made one of the first big announcements of its new regime today by expanding its relationship with Precor, Woodinville, WA.
ClubCorp Revenue Increases in Third Quarter 
ClubCorp, Dallas, had a 4.9 percent increase in revenue in third quarter 2014, the company announced last week.
University of Portland Building $23 Million Rec Center 
Construction is under way at the University of Portland (OR), which is building a new $23 million student recreation center.
Netpulse Announces Acquisition of Club Apps
Netpulse, which secured $18.6 million worth of new funding last month, announced it has acquired the assets of mobile apps provider Club Apps, Lawrenceville, GA.
Cincinnati YMCA to Undergo $27 Million Renovation 
The Central Parkway Y branch in downtown Cincinnati will close on Dec. 8 and is not expected to reopen until the renovation is completed in early 2016.
Report Cites Rise in Obesity in Service Members
The number of obese active-duty service members has increased by 61 percent since 2002, according to a recent report from Mission: Readiness.
World Gym Vice President, Former Gold's Gym Franchise Executive Keith Albright Dies 1
Friends and colleagues in the health club industry are mourning the death of Keith Albright, the vice president of development at World Gym International who previously served as senior vice president of franchising at Gold's Gym.
YMCA in Florida to Close Branches, Cease Operations 
After serving the community for 52 years, the YMCA of Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin, FL, announced it will cease operations of its three branches and programs on Friday.
Idaho Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Fitness Club Company
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a lawsuit last week against a fitness club company or failing to reimburse members after closing six clubs.
Woman Dies in Apparent Drowning at Connecticut Fitness Club Swimming Pool
A woman has died after she apparently drowned in the swimming pool of a fitness club in Hartford, CT, according to multiple media outlets.
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