It appears Gold's Gym International, Dallas, is putting the expansion of its Gold's Gym Express model on hold. The Express gyms, with memberships as low as $9.99 a month, were introduced in 2011, representing the company's venture into the high-volume, low-price sector of the industry.
Cooper Fitness Center, Dallas, unveiled $7.5 million worth of renovations last week. The added features to the club, which covers more than 50,000 square feet, includes the Cooper Spa, The Coop retail boutique and Cedars Woodfire Grill restaurant, which are all open to the public.
The fitness segment of Brunswick Corp., Lake Forest, IL, which is comprised of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, had a double-digit increase in sales in fourth quarter 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.