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 Why Some People Are Willing to Pay More for 'Less' at Boutique Studios http://clubindustry.com/blog/why-some-people-are-willing-pay-more-less-boutique-studios <div class="node-body blog-body">Some people are willing to spend more for specialized classes at boutique studios while still being members of a traditional health club. Why? And will that trend continue?</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/why-some-people-are-willing-pay-more-less-boutique-studios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/why-some-people-are-willing-pay-more-less-boutique-studios#comments facility issues Behind the Scenes Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:17:00 +0000 42991 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Boutique studios, such as this Title Boxing Club, can command more from some people who want a specialized experience. (Photo courtesy Title Boxing Club.)</p> Woman's Undiscovered Death in Steam Room Shows How Routines Should Never Become Routine http://clubindustry.com/blog/womans-undiscovered-death-steam-room-shows-how-routines-should-never-become-routine <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Akiko&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Belich">Belich</span>, 77, died in a steam room at a 24 Hour Fitness in Littleton, Colorado, in March. It&#39;s a sad end for the widow and grandmother of three who had moved to the United States from Japan in her 30s and lived her life as a seamstress, according to her obituary.</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/womans-undiscovered-death-steam-room-shows-how-routines-should-never-become-routine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/womans-undiscovered-death-steam-room-shows-how-routines-should-never-become-routine#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:08:00 +0000 42531 at http://clubindustry.com Health Club Sales Help Is on Its Way http://clubindustry.com/blog/health-club-sales-help-its-way <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 Club Industry Show has a Sales Excellence track created for anyone who is new or established on the sales side of the health club business.</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/health-club-sales-help-its-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/health-club-sales-help-its-way#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:51:00 +0000 41931 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Karen Woodard, president of Premium Performance Training, is chair of the Sales Excellence track at this year&#39;s Club Industry Show, Oct. 7-9 in Chicago.&nbsp;</p> 24 Hour Fitness Case Could Affect How Your Club Positions Treadmills http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-case-could-affect-how-your-club-positions-treadmills <div class="node-body blog-body">Does a standard exist for safety zones around treadmills?</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-case-could-affect-how-your-club-positions-treadmills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-case-could-affect-how-your-club-positions-treadmills#comments facility issues news Behind the Scenes Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:28:00 +0000 41561 at http://clubindustry.com The Club Industry Show Refresh Is Gaining Momentum http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-show-refresh-gaining-momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">The Club Industry Show is going through a refresh. Catch up on the changes you will see Oct. 7-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. </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-show-refresh-gaining-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-show-refresh-gaining-momentum#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:23:00 +0000 41301 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Club LIVE will be back at the 2015 Club Industry Show as a venue to show off some new programming for fitness facilities.&nbsp;</p> Is Your Fitness Facility Environmentally Sustainable? http://clubindustry.com/blog/your-fitness-facility-environmentally-sustainable <div class="node-body blog-body">The spending debate always comes down to initial cost vs. return on investment. For some, the choice for environmental sustainability and feeling of public goodwill will outweigh the up-front costs.</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/your-fitness-facility-environmentally-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/your-fitness-facility-environmentally-sustainable#comments For-profits Behind the Scenes Fri, 22 May 2015 17:56:00 +0000 40881 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The Sporting Club In San Diego uses signs like this to raise member&nbsp;awareness in club conservation practices. (Photo by Anthony Macaluso, The Sporting Club).</p> 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>