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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
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


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
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