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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
Oct 26, 2007

Wedding Day Is Here

It's an exciting day today for the staff of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro. Okay, so it's probably most exciting for Jennipher Shaver, our....More
Oct 25, 2007

Are You Affected by the California Fires?

I'm working on a story about the fires in Southern California right now. I hope to finish that up this afternoon and post it on the Web site. So far....More
Oct 24, 2007

Do You Want to Know Your Genes?

Just received an interesting link to an article about mapping DNA. Troy Mosley at Sportsmith sent it my way after reading my editorial in the October....More
Oct 13, 2007

End of the Show

Well, it's time for my time at the show to end. The feedback that I've been getting was that it was a successful show for many people. I've heard a....More
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