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Jan 10, 2008

Bally Killed the Messinger

As far as names and job titles go, you couldn't have picked a better department for Matt Messinger to work in than public relations. After all, he's....More
Dec 28, 2007

A Fantasy Season

If there's one thing I took from the Athletic Business show last month in Orlando, it's that people love football. It wasn't just the fact that....More
Dec 18, 2007

A Plea for Dickie V.

Hopefully by the time the IHRSA show rolls around in March in sunny San Diego, ESPN's Dick Vitale will still be a featured speaker there. According....More
Dec 07, 2007

A Late Note on an Early Passing

The other day, I was rummaging through the seemingly thousands of Bally stories we published this year for a magazine contest we're entering when I....More
Dec 06, 2007

Fireside Visit at Woodside

It's a snowy day here in Kansas City, but that didn't stop me from making a visit this morning to Woodside Health....More
Dec 05, 2007

Do You Want to Help with Augie's Quest?

Many of you have probably heard about Augie‘s Quest to Cure ALS, an organization created by Augie Nieto, who founded Life Fitness (see previous post....More
Dec 04, 2007

The New Kid is Signing Off

It seems like yesterday that I wrote my first blog. Not that I‘ve written very many -- I think my last one was back in August, a whole season ago....More
Nov 27, 2007

More on Time's Up Story

I've received even more comments about our November 2007 story, "Time's Up," about express clubs that are closing and lawsuits that are being filed....More
Nov 26, 2007

Time's Up, So What Do You Think?

Well, the November issue has been out for more than a week, and so far, I've only received two communications from people within the industry about....More
Nov 26, 2007

Say It Ain‘t So, Joe

I was looking forward to going to the Athletic Business show this week in Orlando, but now my excitement has been tempered a bit. I just found out on....More
Nov 14, 2007

Interesting Items

Let's be honest: Not everything we write about is the most thrilling, the most exciting subject matter known to mankind. However, there are some....More
Nov 09, 2007

Augie Nieto's Book

If you haven't seen the video of Augie Nieto's appearance on the "Today Show" on Wednesday of this week, I urge you to watch it. Nieto was on the....More
Nov 07, 2007

Rick at Night

One of my favorite parts of this job is meeting wonderful people who are not only kind and knowledgeable but who also want to share that knowledge....More
Nov 06, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Howdy, folks. After a crazy couple of weeks (I got hitched! And then spent a full week in Sonoma, CA, eating and drinking merrily), I'm back in the....More
Nov 01, 2007

Alex's Debut

Alex Alimanestianu began his first official day as CEO of Town Sports International by hosting a conference call with investors and analysts on the....More
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