Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor

Goldman, Executive Editor
Managing Editor,
Club Industry
Netpulse Co-Founder and CEO Exits Company
Bryan Arp, the co-founder of Netpulse, has stepped down as CEO of the San Francisco-based technology company Arp left Netpulse in late December.
Oregon Completes $50 Million Rec Center Renovation
The University of Oregon has completed a $50 million renovation. The renovation includes 110,000 square feet of new space—giving the rec center a total of 280,000 square feet on the Eugene, OR, campus—and 40,000 square feet of renovated space.
Thomas Plummer Nominated to TSI Board of Directors
Thomas Plummer, a fitness industry veteran and the owner of the National Fitness Business Alliance (NFBA), has been nominated to the board of directors of Town Sports International (TSI), New York.
TSI Ramping Up Conversion to Low-Price Model
Town Sports International (TSI), which announced a plan to convert a number of its clubs to a low-price model last year, is intensifying that conversion in 2015.
JCCA Names New President and CEO 
The Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) of North America, New York, has named Stephen Hazan Arnoff as its new president and CEO. Hazan Arnoff succeeds Allan Finkelstein, who announced his retirement last March.
LA Fitness Closes Three Former Urban Active Clubs
In addition to the recent Bally Total Fitness club closing in New York state, a number of other closings have dotted the health club industry in recent weeks. LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, closed three clubs in the Nashville, TN, area that it acquired from Urban Active in 2012, according to a newspaper report.
Power Systems Acquired by PlayCore Holdings
Power Systems, a supplier of fitness, strength training and sports conditioning products, was acquired by PlayCore Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of recreation products. Terms were not disclosed.
Bally Total Fitness Down to Five Clubs in Operation
There are now five Bally Total Fitness clubs remaining in operation after one Bally club in New York state closed last week and another club in Colorado rebranded.
YMCA in Virginia Receives One-Year Extension
A YMCA in Charlottesville, VA, that has faced opposition from neighboring for-profit health clubs has received a one-year extension to begin construction on its multimillion-dollar project.
24 Hour Fitness Leads Club Industry's Stories of 2014
The top stories in the fitness industry involve mergers and acquisitions, club closings, bankruptcies, lawsuits, the growth of wearables and club violence. Six of the top stories involved 24 Hour Fitness while others involved LA Fitness, Town Sports International, Gold's Gym, Equinox, Planet Fitness and more.
Study Reveals Injuries Related to Indoor Tanning 1
More than 3,200 people go to the emergency room each year due to tanning-related injuries, and the majority of those injuries are skin burns, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
University of Mississippi Medical Center to Acquire For-profit Clubs
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will take over a chain of six for-profit clubs in the Jackson, MS, area beginning Jan. 1.
The Top Fitness Industry Stories of 2014 Photo Gallery
Club Industry looks back at the 20 top stories of 2014, according to accumulated page views at
Anytime Fitness Ranks No. 2 on 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List
Anytime Fitness did not fall far from its perch atop the Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 list. One year after it was ranked No. 1, Anytime Fitness dropped one spot to No. 2 on this year's list.
Greater Midland Rebrands, Acquires For-profit Club
Greater Midland Community Centers, Midland, MI, a nonprofit organization that began almost 100 years ago, is looking to the future with its latest rebranding and acquisition of a for-profit health club.
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