Posts by Lara Hale

Nov 02, 2011

Personal Trainer Goes from Fit to Fat to Help Clients

When celebrity personal trainer Chris Powell spoke to Club Industry prior to his appearance at the CI 2011 show in Chicago last month, he told us....More
Oct 04, 2011

UMaine Finds a Good Fit in New Balance

Students' running shoes are not the only place you'll find the New Balance name at the University of Maine, Orono. The school renamed its rec....More
Aug 16, 2011

Congratulations to this Year's Best of the Best Winners—and a Challenge for Next Year

After a lot of deliberation and debate, the votes for the 2011 Club Industry Best of the Best awards are in, and we can now announce the winning....More
Aug 03, 2011

Augusta, GA, Residents Are Lucky Beneficiaries of 13th Kroc Center

Most of us in the health club industry are already aware of the state-of-the-art Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers that the Salvation Army....More
Jul 06, 2011

Awareness Is Not Enough—the Childhood Obesity Problem Needs Action

My parents taught me an awful lot when I was growing up—but physical education was never part of the “curriculum” at my house. My father is one of....More
Jun 29, 2011

How Does Your Club Use Social Media?

Undeniably, social media has changed how businesses interact with customers. What was once communicated by a phone call or flyer is now tweeted to....More
May 23, 2011

University Rec Facilities Give Shelter to Joplin Tornado Survivors

As the home of the Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) men's and women's basketball teams, Leggett and Platt Athletic Center often plays host....More
May 09, 2011

Best of the Best: Success Is in the Details

The countdown is on—there are just six weeks left to nominate your club for this year's Best of the Best Awards. Club Industry created the annual....More
Apr 18, 2011

It Was a Red Letter Day in Louisiana

a>Like any other job, being an editor at Club Industry has its ups and downs. There are days when I effortlessly tick off everything on my to-do list....More
Apr 06, 2011

Would a Fitness Tax Break Encourage More People to Join a Club?

Last week, the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, pledged to double the country's popular fitness tax credit for children and also to extend....More