Behind the Scenes http://clubindustry.com/blog/9964/feed Behind-the-Scenes - Get a look behind the magazine--the people the editors talk to, the clubs they visit and the stories they are working on. en Equinox's CEO Speaks Out about Fears of Technology Replacing Personal Trainers http://clubindustry.com/blog/equinoxs-ceo-speaks-out-about-fears-technology-replacing-personal-trainers <div class="node-body blog-body">Fears of evolving technology making the health club or personal trainer obsolete should be turned around to view technology as an opportunity to reach new markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/equinoxs-ceo-speaks-out-about-fears-technology-replacing-personal-trainers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/equinoxs-ceo-speaks-out-about-fears-technology-replacing-personal-trainers#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:13:00 +0000 36101 at http://clubindustry.com You Just Can't Say No to This Harvard Business School Professor http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-just-cant-say-no-harvard-business-school-professor <div class="node-body blog-body">Harvard Business School Professor Steven Rogers and marketing expert Gerry O'Brion share words of wisdom on entrepreneurship and marketing in two presentations at the 2014 Club Industry Show. Videos of the presentation are available to Premium subscribers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-just-cant-say-no-harvard-business-school-professor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-just-cant-say-no-harvard-business-school-professor#comments club industry conference marketing Behind the Scenes Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:18:00 +0000 35591 at http://clubindustry.com Improve Your Retention by Checking Out Other Health Clubs' New Member Integration Programs http://clubindustry.com/blog/improve-your-retention-checking-out-other-health-clubs-new-member-integration-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">To keep those new members swamping your facility this month, get some new member integration ideas for your fitness facilities from health club operators and consultants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/improve-your-retention-checking-out-other-health-clubs-new-member-integration-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/improve-your-retention-checking-out-other-health-clubs-new-member-integration-programs#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:38:00 +0000 35561 at http://clubindustry.com <p>To keep from losing the momentum of the New Year&#39;s rush, you need to implement a good new member integration program. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> NPR Podcast Puts Spotlight on Planet Fitness, Health Club Industry http://clubindustry.com/blog/npr-podcast-puts-spotlight-planet-fitness-health-club-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">A Planet Fitness spokesperson tells Club Industry the way the company was portrayed in a recent NPR podcast "is not an accurate representation of what our brand truly stands for."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/npr-podcast-puts-spotlight-planet-fitness-health-club-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/npr-podcast-puts-spotlight-planet-fitness-health-club-industry#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:40:00 +0000 35471 at http://clubindustry.com Another Great Gift for the Bash for Augie's Quest http://clubindustry.com/blog/another-great-gift-bash-augies-quest <div class="node-body blog-body">Augie Nieto tells Club Industry how a longtime friend paid him a visit and left a large contribution to Augie's Quest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/another-great-gift-bash-augies-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/another-great-gift-bash-augies-quest#comments charitable efforts industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:44:00 +0000 35261 at http://clubindustry.com High Five: Club Industry Receives Fifth Eddie Award http://clubindustry.com/blog/high-five-club-industry-receives-fifth-eddie-award <div class="node-body blog-body">We are delighted to report that Club Industry is now the proud owner of five consecutive Eddie Awards. We received our fifth award last week at the FOLIO: Awards breakfast in New York.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/high-five-club-industry-receives-fifth-eddie-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/high-five-club-industry-receives-fifth-eddie-award#comments awards Behind the Scenes Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:56:00 +0000 35051 at http://clubindustry.com It Looks Like Bally Is Going…Going…Gone? http://clubindustry.com/blog/it-looks-bally-going-going-gone <div class="node-body blog-body">A pending sale of 32 Bally Total Fitness clubs to 24 Hour Fitness likely will leave Bally with only a handful of clubs left. Some are not surprised, nor sad, to see the company fading away.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/it-looks-bally-going-going-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/it-looks-bally-going-going-gone#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:12:00 +0000 35001 at http://clubindustry.com Share Your Thoughts and Expertise on Industry Topics http://clubindustry.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-and-expertise-industry-topics <div class="node-body blog-body">Check out the new IdeaXchange section of Club Industry's website, where you are invited to share your thoughts and opinions on topics of relevance to the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-and-expertise-industry-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-and-expertise-industry-topics#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:09:00 +0000 34871 at http://clubindustry.com University Justifies Dress Code at Student Rec Center http://clubindustry.com/blog/university-justifies-dress-code-student-rec-center <div class="node-body blog-body">The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee implemented a new dress code in September for T-shirts worn at its rec center. The reaction has been mixed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/university-justifies-dress-code-student-rec-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/university-justifies-dress-code-student-rec-center#comments facility issues Behind the Scenes Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:16:00 +0000 34651 at http://clubindustry.com The Perks and 'Perils' of My Job Covering the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/blog/perks-and-perils-my-job-covering-fitness-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">One perk of working for Club Industry is being invited to visit clubs and try out classes, including this Pilates-inspired class at the new Body Lab.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/perks-and-perils-my-job-covering-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/perks-and-perils-my-job-covering-fitness-industry#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:08:00 +0000 34551 at http://clubindustry.com <p>At The Body Lab, clients perform slow and steady movements on the Megaformer. The classes combine Pilates, strength and cardio. <em>Photo courtesy of The Body Lab.&nbsp;</em></p>