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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
Oct 10, 2007

In the Beginning

We've arrived! All three editors made it to Chicago today and we've started our coverage of the Club Industry 2007 show for you. The set-up for this....More
Oct 09, 2007

Visit the Club Industry 2007 Show Blog

The Club Industry 2007 conference and exposition will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Click here to read all the entries from the editors about the....More
Oct 01, 2007

Club Industry Hits Chicago Soon

I love going to Chicago each October for the Club Industry show. It's just a great time to meet up with people that I talk to on the phone but don't....More
Sep 11, 2007

Don't Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

Dear Britney Spears, If I had known you were going to embarrass yourself at the VMA awards Sunday night, I would have stuck around Las Vegas long....More
Sep 10, 2007

Club Industry 2007 Update

Pam, Stuart and I recently learned that due to personal circumstances, Dr. Mike Nichols, CEO and founder of TempusClinic, will not give his keynote....More
Sep 07, 2007

Best Celebrity Week Ever

Up until this week, the only celebrity sightings I‘d ever had were pretty tame. In my high school years, I walked by Mr. Aerosmith himself, Steven....More
Aug 31, 2007

Strength From Within

Usually about this time of year, I'm recovering from producing a football preview section, which I used to do while working for various newspapers....More
Aug 17, 2007

Family Ties

Being a woman and one of three daughters, I only have first-hand knowledge of mother-daughter and father-daughter relationships. The dynamics of....More
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