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Mar 07, 2007

We‘re done (and eating doughnuts)

We got the March issue out on Tuesday, so it should be arriving at your club and here on this Web site in a couple of weeks. This was my maiden....More
Mar 06, 2007

WAC Plans

I had a chance this morning to interview Jim Gerber, owner of Western Athletic Clubs, for our April Executive Insights department. He let me in on....More
Feb 28, 2007

Manny's Side of the Story

I spoke with Manny Butera this afternoon about his clubs and his December Chapter 11 filing. According to him, several financial backers backed out....More
Feb 27, 2007

Step Class Misstep

I saw something last night in my step class that was very disheartening. Now, I have to say that this was the first step class that I ever attended....More
Feb 27, 2007

Executive Insights

I wanted to draw your attention to the online version of our first Executive Insights Q....More
Feb 26, 2007

One We Missed

Sometimes we miss a story. It‘s a bit embarrassing, especially when it‘s a big story. I received an e-mail on Sunday about a big story that we missed....More
Feb 20, 2007

Hit the Books

After a beautiful three-day weekend (the staff was lucky enough to celebrate President‘s Day away from the office and Mother Nature was gracious....More
Feb 16, 2007

It's All About Sports, of Course

After 10 years of sportswriting, my first blog entry as the new managing editor for this magazine had to be about sports, right? OK, so this won't be....More
Feb 13, 2007

Welcome to Stuart

Yesterday was the first full day for our new managing editor, Stuart Goldman. He was fortunate enough to spend part of a day last week training with....More
Feb 07, 2007

So Long Amy

Just one more day before our managing editor, Amy Fischbach, leaves the magazine to have her second child and become a stay-at-home mom. We're going....More
Feb 06, 2007

In the Navy...

Recently, I wrote about how the Navy introduced the option of sailors using an elliptical or stationary bike to complete the cardiovascular portion....More
Feb 01, 2007

Do You Really Want to Help?

Last week, I spoke to a New York Times reporter for a story she was writing about how clubs are doing more hand-holding of their clients to help....More
Jan 31, 2007

Surprising Finding About Diabetics

Yesterday, I read a Reuters article about a study that showed that most people with Type 2 diabetes don‘t exercise like their doctors recommend. In....More
Jan 29, 2007

Fun and Games

Mike Hansen, CEO and president of iTECH Fitness, contacted me more than a month ago about an interactive fitness research lab that was opening at the....More
Jan 25, 2007

Out to Sea

This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to visit Naval Station Norfolk. The Morale, Recreation and Welfare (MWR) department there showed me....More
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