Behind the Scenes http://clubindustry.com/blog/9964/feed en Time to Try Something New at the IDEA Show http://clubindustry.com/blog/time-try-something-new-idea-show <div class="node-body blog-body">If you didn't make it to the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month, here is a recap of some of the products you missed in the exhibit hall. </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/time-try-something-new-idea-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/time-try-something-new-idea-show#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:35:00 +0000 31841 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The IDEA World Fitness Convention attracted trainers and group exercise instructors to the Anaheim Convention Center for classes as well as its exhibit hall. (Photo by Pamela Kufahl.)</p> Are You Up for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Club Industry's Pamela Kufahl accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise funds for ALS. See who she challenges to join her. </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/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge#comments charitable efforts Behind the Scenes Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 31581 at http://clubindustry.com Remembering Robin Williams from the First Bash for Augie's Quest http://clubindustry.com/blog/remembering-robin-williams-first-bash-augies-quest <div class="node-body blog-body">A member of the Augie's Quest team recalls the time Robin Williams spent shooting a video for the Bash.</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/remembering-robin-williams-first-bash-augies-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/remembering-robin-williams-first-bash-augies-quest#comments charitable efforts Behind the Scenes Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:42:00 +0000 31401 at http://clubindustry.com Is It 'Irrational' to Support Town Sports International? http://clubindustry.com/blog/it-irrational-support-town-sports-international <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite a drop in members and stock price, one observer encourages investors to stick with publicly held Town Sports International.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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-irrational-support-town-sports-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/it-irrational-support-town-sports-international#comments media mentions Behind the Scenes Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:08:00 +0000 31311 at http://clubindustry.com It's July, So That Means It's Top 100 Time http://clubindustry.com/blog/its-july-so-means-its-top-100-time <div class="node-body blog-body">For the first time, the Club Industry Top 100 Clubs list is in an all-digital format.</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/its-july-so-means-its-top-100-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/its-july-so-means-its-top-100-time#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:46:00 +0000 31061 at http://clubindustry.com Lululemon: Sunscreen Might be Worse than Sunshine http://clubindustry.com/blog/lululemon-sunscreen-might-be-worse-sunshine <div class="node-body blog-body">The maker of yoga apparel has been criticized for a phrase used on its website and printed on store bags about the use of sunscreen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/lululemon-sunscreen-might-be-worse-sunshine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/lululemon-sunscreen-might-be-worse-sunshine#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 30791 at http://clubindustry.com Club Industry Receives Two Azbees and Some 'Fast' Recognition http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition <div class="node-body blog-body">We want to recognize both our editorial and show staffs for some recent awards bestowed upon us.</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/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition#comments awards Behind the Scenes Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 30601 at http://clubindustry.com Is Life Time Fitness Still a Growth Company? http://clubindustry.com/blog/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company <div class="node-body blog-body">Analysts weigh in on the state of Life Time Fitness, which has had three executives sell more than 42,000 shares of company stock combined the past three months and has taken on an activist investor.</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/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 30531 at http://clubindustry.com Butterfly Life Founder Loses Lawsuit Over Free Speech http://clubindustry.com/blog/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech <div class="node-body blog-body">Mark Golob, founder of the women-only Butterfly Life club chain, sued a publisher of a website serving disgruntled franchisees over statements written on the site. </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/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech#comments news Behind the Scenes Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 30271 at http://clubindustry.com You Can Help Big Corporations Make a Difference in America's Healthcare Crisis http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Why should you care that the Vitality Institute&#39;s commission released its report, &quot;Investing in Prevention: A National Imperative,&quot; last week? The report, which offers five recommendations for health promotion and preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), includes a recommendation that business owners <a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/companies-should-report-their-employee-health-metrics-report-states" target="_blank"><strong>start reporting their employee health statistics</strong></a> like they do their financials.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis#comments obesity efforts Behind the Scenes Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 30161 at http://clubindustry.com Members Scramble as Tornado Gets Close to Club http://clubindustry.com/blog/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club <div class="node-body blog-body">A tornado earlier this month knocked down the wall in front of a Club Fitness in St. Peters, MO, but there were no injuries or major damage to the club.</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/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:56:00 +0000 29941 at http://clubindustry.com The 'Benefits' of a Little Stomach Fat http://clubindustry.com/blog/benefits-little-stomach-fat <div class="node-body blog-body">At least one person tried to find a unique use for his stomach fat. However, it ended up being a big failure.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/benefits-little-stomach-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/benefits-little-stomach-fat#comments obesity efforts Behind the Scenes Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:48:00 +0000 29831 at http://clubindustry.com Ex-Planet Fitness CEO Mike Grondahl Back in the News http://clubindustry.com/blog/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news <div class="node-body blog-body">Mike Grondahl, co-founder and former CEO of Planet Fitness, made a brief appearance in a local news item recently. But the subject had nothing to do with the fitness industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:52:00 +0000 29681 at http://clubindustry.com Protesters of Washington, DC, 'Yoga Tax' Have Monumental Hurdle to Climb http://clubindustry.com/blog/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb <div class="node-body blog-body">Members of health clubs, yoga studios and tanning salons in Washington, DC, will be subject to a 5.75 percent sales tax next year if a budget proposal is approved on June 17.</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/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:00 +0000 29521 at http://clubindustry.com Is the 24 Hour Fitness Sale About to Close? http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close <div class="node-body blog-body">One source shares details of the 24 Hour Fitness transaction with Club Industry. Another source says the sale could close on Friday.</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/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 28 May 2014 14:51:00 +0000 29311 at http://clubindustry.com