Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor

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Articles by Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor
LA Fitness to Rebrand Seattle's Vision Quest Clubs, Close Four and Transfer Memberships
Fitness International LLC, the owner and operator of Irvine, CA-based LA Fitness, is rebranding the Vision Quest Sport and Fitness clubs in the greater Seattle area as LA Fitness. Fitness International acquired all 10 Vision Quest clubs in late December 2013.
Millennium's Million Inducted into YWCA Boston's Academy of Women Achievers
Smaiyra Million, CEO of Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, Boston, has been inducted into YWCA Boston's Academy of Women Achievers.
Health Club Revenue, Memberships Increase in 2013 
Overall memberships and revenue generated by health clubs in the United States increased in 2013, according to figures released Monday by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
NIRSA Conference and Expo Set for Nashville
The 65th NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition will take place April 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.
Shootings at JCC, Retirement Home in Kansas City Area Leave Three Dead
A suspect was arrested today after three people were killed in shootings that took place at the Jewish Community Center as well as a local senior assisted living center in the Kansas City, MO, suburb of Overland Park, KS.
Gun Discharges at Indiana YMCA, Injuring Gun Owner 
A man who had a gun inside his gym bag was grazed by a bullet to his chin after the gun accidentally discharged in the locker room of a YMCA in Fort Wayne, IN.
Kansas Senate Passes Another Bill that Would Exempt Property Taxes from Health Clubs
A new bill with an amendment favoring for-profit health club owners was passed last week.
Corporate Fitness Works Acquires L&T Health and Fitness
The two female founders of L&T Health and Fitness have retired and sold their business to Corporate Fitness Works, which also is a women-owned fitness and wellness management company.
Sale of 24 Hour Fitness Nears, Sources Say
Private equity firm Forstmann Little, which has been the parent company of 24 Hour Fitness since 2005, has agreed to sell the company, Club Industry has learned.
Jack LaLanne Fitness Studio Opens at Orlando Hotel
The partnership with the LaLanne family is part of Universal Orlando's new Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
YMCA in Louisiana Closes Second Branch 
Board members had hoped to secure $100,000 to $150,000 to keep the Y open.
Firefighter Saves Woman's Life at Life Time Fitness 2
The local district's assistant fire chief commended Life Time Fitness for having an AED readily available.
LA Fitness in Illinois Closes Hot Tub Again 
The club first closed the hot tub last October after two members contracted Legionnaires' disease.
JCCA President and CEO to Step Down
Allan Finkelstein has served in his current roles since 1994. His retirement announcement was made Thursday.
Dallas YMCA Receives Anonymous $3 Million Donation 
The donation is part of a fundraising campaign that the White Rock YMCA expects to complete by next January.
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Feb 13, 2014
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Preview: 14 Observations about the Direction of the Fitness Industry in 2014

Bill McBride, CEO of Active Sports Clubs and BMC3, shares 14 observations about some of the fitness trends he is seeing and where the industry is headed....More
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Mar 5, 2014
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Preview: Overcome the Hurdles in the Life Cycle of Your Club

Karen Woodard-Chavez, president of Premium Performance Training, shares in which of the five stages of a fitness facility's life cycle most clubs get stuck....More

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