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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.
24 Hour Fitness Announces Mark Smith as CEO
24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, formally announced the appointment of Mark Smith as CEO last Friday. On Monday, two longtime executives left the company, multiple sources told Club Industry.
Life Time Fitness Exploring Conversion of Real Estate Assets, Could Split into Two Companies 
Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, announced that it is exploring a conversion of real estate assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT), paving the way to potentially split Life Time into two companies.
Texas A&M, Army, Navy Top Fittest Colleges List
The top four fittest colleges in the nation either have a tie to the military or are military based, according to a recent survey.
Four Milwaukee YMCAs Scheduled for Auction
An auction is set for Sept. 29 for four branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. The four Ys have purchase offers from two neighboring YMCAs.
US Fitness, Galiani Brothers Acquire Sport & Health
US Fitness Holdings LLC, led by brothers Kirk and John Galiani, announced tonight it has acquired Sport & Health, McLean VA, and has added the company to its portfolio of clubs in Virginia and the Washington, DC, area.
Fitness Club Closings Announced This Week
At least four fitness facilities that have closed or are closing were reported by various media outlets around the country this week. Competition from low-price clubs is partly to blame.
Army Unveils New Physical Fitness Uniforms 
The U.S. Army has unveiled new physical fitness uniforms, which will become available beginning in October.
Blast Fitness Owners Ordered to Pay $3 Million to WOW New England Owners
Steve Borghi, owner of Blast Fitness, Auburndale, MA, and another Blast owner were ordered by a superior court judge to pay roughly $3 million in damages to the shareholders of Work Out World (WOW) New England and cannot open competing gyms within 50 miles of WOW New England clubs.
Former LA Fitness Employee Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Her Supervisor
A woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Florida against LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, claiming she was sexually harassed by an LA Fitness sales manager last year.
ClubCorp to Acquire Sequoia Golf for $265 Million
ClubCorp, Dallas, has agreed to acquire the stock and assets of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf for $265 million, the companies announced today.
Senator Says Fitness Apps Could Present 'True Privacy Nightmare' 
Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York, wants fitness device and app companies to provide an opportunity for users to opt-out before personal health data can be provided to third parties such as employers and insurance companies.
Three Fitness Companies Named to Top 25 'Most Innovative' List
Fitbit, TRX and Flywheel are among the top 25 most innovative consumer and retail brands cited by Entrepreneur magazine.
Former NBA Player Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault and Battery Charges 
Rick Brunson, the former NBA player who was arrested in June stemming from an incident with an employee at a Chicago-area Life Time Fitness, was indicted on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery.
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