Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor

Goldman, Executive Editor
Managing Editor,
Club Industry
US Fitness, Galiani Brothers Acquire Sport & Health
US Fitness Holdings LLC, led by brothers Kirk and John Galiani, announced tonight it has acquired Sport & Health, McLean VA, and has added the company to its portfolio of clubs in Virginia and the Washington, DC, area.
Fitness Club Closings Announced This Week
At least four fitness facilities that have closed or are closing were reported by various media outlets around the country this week. Competition from low-price clubs is partly to blame.
Army Unveils New Physical Fitness Uniforms
The U.S. Army has unveiled new physical fitness uniforms, which will become available beginning in October.
Blast Fitness Owners Ordered to Pay $3 Million to WOW New England Owners
Steve Borghi, owner of Blast Fitness, Auburndale, MA, and another Blast owner were ordered by a superior court judge to pay roughly $3 million in damages to the shareholders of Work Out World (WOW) New England and cannot open competing gyms within 50 miles of WOW New England clubs.
Former LA Fitness Employee Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Her Supervisor
A woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Florida against LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, claiming she was sexually harassed by an LA Fitness sales manager last year.
ClubCorp to Acquire Sequoia Golf for $265 Million
ClubCorp, Dallas, has agreed to acquire the stock and assets of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf for $265 million, the companies announced today.
Senator Says Fitness Apps Could Present 'True Privacy Nightmare'
Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York, wants fitness device and app companies to provide an opportunity for users to opt-out before personal health data can be provided to third parties such as employers and insurance companies.
Three Fitness Companies Named to Top 25 'Most Innovative' List
Fitbit, TRX and Flywheel are among the top 25 most innovative consumer and retail brands cited by Entrepreneur magazine.
Former NBA Player Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault and Battery Charges
Rick Brunson, the former NBA player who was arrested in June stemming from an incident with an employee at a Chicago-area Life Time Fitness, was indicted on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery.
Minnesota Club Owners Question City-YMCA Project
For-profit health club owners in Minnesota are questioning a partnership between the St. Cloud (MN) Area Family YMCA and the city of St. Cloud, which are building a new $27 million aquatics and community center.
Anytime Fitness Franchisee Accused of Stealing Taxes
An Anytime Fitness franchisee in Florida who is accused of stealing more than $26,000 in sales tax is no longer running the gym.
TSI Announces Revenue and Income Decrease, Conversion to Low-Price Model for Some Clubs
Town Sports International (TSI), New York, had a decrease in revenue and net income in second quarter 2014, according to financials released by the company. TSI also announced it is converting at least 20 clubs this year to a high-volume/low-price model and will close nine clubs.
The Top 100 Health Clubs of 2014
With some well-known brands added this year, the Top 100 Clubs list is as inclusive as it has ever been.
Top 100 Health Clubs of 2014 Photo Gallery
This is a compilation of the photos and logos of the companies on Club Industry's Top 100 Clubs list.
Healthworks to Acquire Sports Club/LA 'Jewel Box'
The Healthworks Group, Boston, announced today it is acquiring the "Jewel Box" Sports Club/LA club in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, MA. Terms were not disclosed.
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