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Oct 13, 2007

Winner and Winner

There's nothing better than being a winner. Just ask Kristi Franks of Bodyworks Family Sports Center in Lubbock, TX. Not only did her facility win....More
Oct 13, 2007

Hotel Workouts

The day before the early-morning workouts on the trade show floor, I decided to try out the hotel's fitness facility. Part of that was for research,....More
Oct 12, 2007

Going Green

Sustainability is the No. 1 topic for our businesses. That was the message of Phillip Mills, creator of Les Mills International and owner of 10 Les....More
Oct 12, 2007

Still Feeling Turbo Kick

Yesterday morning, Pam and I attended the early morning workout at the Palmer House Hilton. The name of the game was Turbo Kick, and the good people....More
Oct 12, 2007

Best of the Best

Any new venture brings with it some trepidation. Today marked the first awards presentation at Club Industry for our annual Best of the Best contest....More
Oct 12, 2007

Twins

Last year at the IHRSA show, Pam and I were known as the jean-jacket twins. It's notoriously cold in the exhibit halls and session rooms at almost....More
Oct 12, 2007

Thin Walls

It‘s the third day of the show, and boy am I feeling it. You always think traveling for work is going to be fun, and generally it is, but after a few....More
Oct 12, 2007

Corporate Fitness

With a story on corporate fitness on tap for our November issue, I zeroed in on as many seminars as I could attend in connection with The Corporate....More
Oct 12, 2007

C'Mon, Get Happy!

After our original plans for tonight failed to materialize, The Four Musketeers--Pam, Jenn, Jen and me--went out to dinner. First, we had to make a....More
Oct 11, 2007

Lifetime Achievement

What a thrill today to give the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2007 to Alan Schwartz, chairman of TCA Holdings. Alan has been in the health club....More
Oct 11, 2007

Blister in the Chicago Sun

If you've ever attended a trade show, you'll know one thing: Wear comfortable shoes. Yesterday, I made the mistake of wearing a fairly new pair of....More
Oct 11, 2007

Stinging Like a Bee With Laila Ali

When Laila Ali strode down the center of the ballroom to the podium today as Club Industry's keynote speaker, the first thing I noticed was that she'....More
Oct 11, 2007

Day 1: Chicago Style

Wednesday got off to an unusual start for me. Unusual in the fact that I started the day with a walk, and it cost me big-time. Let me explain. On....More
Oct 10, 2007

Internet Access Arrives

I met earlier with the IT guy here at McCormick Place. The wireless Internet access in our booth is set up and ready to be used. This is the first....More
Oct 10, 2007

Health Trends According to Scudder

The one session I was able to attend today was part one of "Health Club Industry Trends....More
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