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Jul 06, 2007

Top 100 Over and Out

It is finally over. The mad rush to finish the annual Top 100 club list is done, and the last pages for the July issue are out of here. One club....More
Jul 03, 2007

Last Days for July

We're in our last three days of production for the July issue. It came down to the wire on the Top 100 list. I kept plugging away (with the help of....More
Jun 26, 2007

Calm Before the Storm

We are at that time of the month that I refer to as “the calm before the storm.” We‘re not quite on deadline and pushing pages through the production....More
Jun 22, 2007

Still Thinking About Florida

It's been two weeks since I arrived back home from Orlando and the Club Industry East show, but thoughts of Florida are never far away. Today, I....More
Jun 20, 2007

Diabetes and Preventive Care

I just read a Reuters story this morning about how much the treatment of diabetes is costing our country. It's staggering! In 2005, the U.S....More
Jun 15, 2007

Busy, Busy with Bally, Preventive Care, Top 100 and Best of Best

It's getting a little hectic around here. We are working on a story about Bally's plans for Chapter 11 and the lawsuit by one of its largest....More
Jun 13, 2007

What Do You Think About the Credit Card Standard?

As we research a follow-up article to our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) story from May, I wonder how many of you are even....More
Jun 12, 2007

Coalition Tackles Obesity

I read a news release yesterday about a coalition of lawmakers, health care groups, pharmaceutical companies and others that met at the National....More
Jun 12, 2007

Looking Back

Rather than doing a thousand or so teeny-tiny blogs, I thought I'd wrap up my experience at the Club Industry East show with a few more thoughts and....More
Jun 09, 2007

The Doctor and the Soft Sell

When I met Dr. Ian Smith this morning, I was taken off guard by his shyness and his seeming desire to sink into the woodwork rather than stand out in....More
Jun 08, 2007

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round...

For the first time ever, Club Industry East held a club tour of three fabulous fitness facilities in the Orlando area. Also, for the first time ever....More
Jun 08, 2007

Stay Healthy. Stay Fit. Stay Navy.

After a pleasant exercise session on the elliptical at early morning workouts (I had originally hoped to try out the Les Mills‘ BodyFlow....More
Jun 08, 2007

Meeting Dot

I was thrilled to introduce Dr. Dot Richardson this morning as our keynote speaker. She's the medical director of the National Training Center in....More
Jun 08, 2007

More on Credit Card Standards

As we blogged about from the IHRSA 2007 show and as we wrote about in the June 2007 issue, the credit card industry has developed a new standard that....More
Jun 07, 2007

A Full Brain

After burning off some energy in the pool, I cleaned up and headed to Wayne Westcott‘s session on strength exercise in wellness and chronic disease....More
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