Posts by Lara Hale

in Behind the Scenes Mar 22, 2011

Group Ex Heats Up IHRSA Show

I didn't spot any green beer or “Kiss Me, I'm Irish” pins, but there was definitely a party going on St. Patrick's Day night at the San Francisco....More
in Behind the Scenes Mar 19, 2011

San Francisco Kroc Offers Community More than a Place to Keep Fit

I've been hearing—and writing—about the Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Centers since I joined Club Industry about six months ago. It was only a....More
in Behind the Scenes Mar 08, 2011

Legends of Fitness: A Good Read and a Great Cause

If you're headed to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) trade show in San Francisco next week, stop by the....More
in Behind the Scenes Feb 11, 2011

JCC's Valentine's Day Event Aims to Get Broken Hearts Pumping

I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day–whether I've been single or attached. Every year the increasing levels of over-the-top commercialization....More
in Behind the Scenes Jan 11, 2011

What's Your Club's Role in the Future of Fitness?

It's one of the big paradoxes of the club industry—there are more people in the United States than ever who need the healthier way of life that a....More
in Behind the Scenes Dec 20, 2010

New Year, New Newsbeat

The new year is just around the corner and, like most everyone else, we at Club Industry have already started thinking about how we can make....More
in Behind the Scenes Nov 30, 2010

Fire Destroys Clubhouse but Not Club Spirit

You could see and smell the smoke in the air last night as I left work, but I didn't know until I got home and switched on the local news that it was....More
in Behind the Scenes Oct 07, 2010

Keynote Speaker Richard Simmons Brings Laughs and Tears

The words “keynote speaker” seem a little odd when followed by the name Richard Simmons. We didn't know really what to expect when we asked the....More
in Behind the Scenes Oct 07, 2010

W Is for “Woo-Hoo”

With a name like “Gimme a W!”, you could probably already guess that the presentation from Kathy Stewart of Ellipse Fitness would involve a bit of....More
in Behind the Scenes Oct 06, 2010

Coffman Offers Service with a Smile

State-of-the-art equipment, top-notch facilities and a diverse schedule of programs may help draw customers to a health club, but there's one thing....More