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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.