Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor

Goldman, Executive Editor
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West Seattle YMCA Launches $11 Million Expansion 
A branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle announced the launch of an $11 million expansion project that will increase the size of the Y by 50 percent to 47,000 square feet.
Report: Crunch Sale Could Fetch More Than $200 Million
Crunch, New York, may be heading for a sale that could net more than $200 million, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Former CEOs of The Rush Land COO Roles in Industry
Two former CEOs of The Rush Fitness Complex, Knoxville, TN, which was acquired by Gold's Gym in July, have found new roles in the industry.
Professor Receives Grant for HIIT Study with Army
An assistant professor of kinesiology has been awarded a grant of more than $2.52 million for a study to test the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) compared to usual Army physical readiness training among active duty military personnel.
Inc. 5,000 List Includes Several Fitness, Wellness Companies
The recently released Inc. 5,000 list from Inc. magazine contains several companies from the fitness industry, including club companies, suppliers and wellness companies.
NSF Health and Fitness Facilities Standard Withdrawn
NSF International has withdrawn the NSF 341 Health/Fitness Facilities Standard that was adopted in 2012 as an American national standard for fitness facility certification.
Gold's Gym Mourns Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
A Gold's Gym in Westborough, MA, is mourning the loss of a soldier who was killed last week in Afghanistan. Spc. Brian Arsenault, 28, not only was a member but had worked for the club for two years under previous ownership.
Bally Club in New Jersey Fined $10,500 
A Bally Total Fitness club in Jersey City, NJ, was one of five health clubs in New Jersey that were fined by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for various reasons, including failure to register with the state.
Deal Falls Through Between Equinox, Healthworks
The sale of the Jewel Box Sports Club/LA club in Chestnut Hill, MA, from Equinox, New York, to Healthworks Fitness Centers, Boston, has fallen through.
Twenty States Now Have Obesity Rates of 30 Percent or Higher, Study Shows 
The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released their annual report on obesity rates in the United States.
North Castle Partners Sells International Fitness
North Castle Partners, the Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm that owns Curves, Jenny Craig and Octane Fitness, has sold Canadian-based International Fitness Holdings Inc.
University of Alabama Opens New Rec Center
The University of Alabama opened its new student activity center last month in Tuscaloosa, AL, just in time for the fall semester.
Florida YMCA Rebuilding One Year after Fire
One year after a lightning strike caused a fire that significantly damaged the Greater Naples (FL) YMCA, hope and donations continue to grow in the recovery.
24 Hour Fitness Announces New Leadership Team
One week after 24 Hour Fitness formally announced Mark Smith as CEO, the San Ramon, CA-based company today announced its entire senior leadership team and other appointments.
XSport to Expand in Chicago, New York, DC Areas
XSport will add three new clubs, one each in Melrose Park, IL; the Bronx, NY; and Fort Totten, a neighborhood in northeast Washington, DC.
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Eric Affeldt, CEO, Club Corp
May 20, 2014
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Preview: How High-End Clubs Differentiate Themselves and How They Are Changing

Preview video: Eric Affeldt, CEO of Club Corp, Dallas, shares his thoughts on the future of luxury clubs, how they are changing, how they compete with low-priced clubs and what other clubs can learn from them....More
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Apr 21, 2014
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Preview: Close More Sales by Using Three Concepts and the Four-Chain Link

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