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Dec 17, 2014

High Five: Club Industry Receives Fifth Eddie Award

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....More
Dec 16, 2014

It Looks Like Bally Is Going…Going…Gone?

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,....More
Dec 09, 2014

Share Your Thoughts and Expertise on Industry Topics

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....More
Dec 02, 2014

University Justifies Dress Code at Student Rec Center

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....More
Nov 25, 2014

The Perks and 'Perils' of My Job Covering the Fitness Industry

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....More
Nov 18, 2014

Concerns Arise about the Health and Fitness of Richard Simmons

A knee injury has slowed famed exercise guru Richard Simmons, who some say they have not seen in months, according to reports....More
Nov 12, 2014

Thirty Years of Changes in the Fitness Industry and at Club Industry

Club Industry celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, leading to reflection on all that has transpired in 30 years in the fitness industry and at....More
Nov 11, 2014

Story of AED Life Save in Army Fitness Center Shows True Hero in Action

An Army medic recently helped save the life of a man who had collapsed in a base's fitness center....More
Nov 04, 2014

ISIS Fitness Rebrands for the Better in Buffalo

A name change has become necessary in the fitness club industry. ISIS Fitness is now Buffalo Multifit. It's not a moment too soon....More
Oct 28, 2014

One Fishbowl Yields Two Health Club Mentorships

Club Industry gave away two mentorships with CEOs of Top 100 clubs during the Top 100 Reception at the Club Industry Show last week....More
Oct 27, 2014

After a Glitch, the Presentation Went On without a Hitch

A funny thing happened on the way to presenting a tribute video to John McCarthy last week at the Club Industry Show in Chicago. Actually, it was a....More
Oct 21, 2014

Anytime Fitness Franchisee Gets Tattoo on His Backside

A new Anytime Fitness franchisee from Missouri got a company tattoo on a place where the sun doesn't shine....More
Oct 14, 2014

Fitness Technology Leader's Schedule Is Up in the Air

Bryan O'Rourke is traveling more than 40,000 miles to fitness industry events in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Melbourne during the month of October....More
Oct 08, 2014

Personal Trainer Franchise Thinks Outside the Box, Into Your Home

A business that can deliver personal training sessions to your home, office or anywhere is branching out of New York and into the Midwest....More
Sep 30, 2014

Ride Along with John McCarthy, Who Played Hoops with the Harlem Globetrotters

Before serving as the executive director of IHRSA for 25 years, Club Industry Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John McCarthy spent one spring....More
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