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 Should Fitness Clubs Be Required to Have a Defibrillator on Site? http://clubindustry.com/blog/should-fitness-clubs-be-required-have-defibrillator-site <div class="node-body blog-body">How important is an AED and training your staff at your 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/should-fitness-clubs-be-required-have-defibrillator-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/should-fitness-clubs-be-required-have-defibrillator-site#comments For-profits Behind the Scenes Fri, 15 May 2015 02:23:00 +0000 40621 at http://clubindustry.com How a Friend and a Fitness Club Changed My Life http://clubindustry.com/blog/how-friend-and-fitness-club-changed-my-life <div class="node-body blog-body">My life-changing decision to get healthy started with inspiration from a colleague and some help from a fitness 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/how-friend-and-fitness-club-changed-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/how-friend-and-fitness-club-changed-my-life#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Thu, 07 May 2015 18:28:00 +0000 40241 at http://clubindustry.com <p><span>My life-changing decision to get healthy started with inspiration from a colleague and some help from a fitness club.</span></p> Club Industry Begins a New Chapter http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-begins-new-chapter <div class="node-body blog-body">Club Industry welcomes our new content producer, Eric Stromgren, to the staff.</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-begins-new-chapter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-begins-new-chapter#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:15:00 +0000 39651 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Eric Stromgren, content producer, Club Industry</p> The Long and Winding Road to The Bay Club Co.'s Purchase of Spectrum Athletic Clubs http://clubindustry.com/blog/long-and-winding-road-bay-club-cos-purchase-spectrum-athletic-clubs <div class="node-body blog-body">The Bay Club Co.'s purchase of Spectrum Athletic Clubs took almost a decade and Matthew Stevens was on both sides of the transaction at various points in the process. </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/long-and-winding-road-bay-club-cos-purchase-spectrum-athletic-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/long-and-winding-road-bay-club-cos-purchase-spectrum-athletic-clubs#comments mergers and acquisitions Behind the Scenes Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:09:00 +0000 39431 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Matthew Stevens, CEO of The Bay Club Co., says the purchase of Spectrum Athletic Clubs took many years and included him on both sides of the negotiations at different points in the process. <em>Photo courtesy of The Bay Club Co.</em></p> Prayer and Transgender Issues Hit the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/blog/prayer-and-transgender-issues-hit-fitness-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">After two recent incidents at fitness facilities received media attention, it's clear that health club operators must think about how they will deal with issues beyond fitness.</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/prayer-and-transgender-issues-hit-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/prayer-and-transgender-issues-hit-fitness-industry#comments Blog Categories news Behind the Scenes Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:01:00 +0000 38131 at http://clubindustry.com <p><em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> How You Can Help Club Industry Help You http://clubindustry.com/blog/how-you-can-help-club-industry-help-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Earlier this month, the staff at Club Industry hosted a strategy meeting with some vendors and fitness facility operators to help us create a three-year plan for the Club Industry Show. We are following up on the thought-provoking and creative ideas, and will share more details on our plans when we can.</p></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/how-you-can-help-club-industry-help-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/how-you-can-help-club-industry-help-you#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:00 +0000 36591 at http://clubindustry.com 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