Lifetime Achievement

Last year our magazine staff gave our Lifetime Achievement Award to Rick Caro of Management Vision. He followed Judi Sheppard-Misset, founder of Jazzercise; Joe Gold, founder of Gold's Gym and World Gym; and Joe Weider of Weider Publishing. This year, we want your help in selecting our next Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Nominees should have been in the industry for at least 20 years and had a lasting impact on the industry in some way — either through founding a club company, creating a movement or propelling the industry forward. No manufacturer-related individuals are eligible.

Send your nominations to Pamela Kufahl at pkufahl@prismb2b.com.

Behind The Scenes

Our magazine blog is now up and running. Please check it out at http://blog.fitnessbusinesspro.com/fitnessbusinessproblog/. You can read about the stories we're working on for upcoming issues, the people we talk to during the week about various industry-related issues, the clubs we visit and the trade shows we attend. In general, it's an opportunity for you to get a behind-the-scenes view of the magazine and pertinent industry issues.

We've included a comment option on the site, and I encourage you to comment freely about our postings and your own thoughts on various subjects. We'll include as many of the posts on the site as we can (editing out those we deem inappropriate, i.e., those that are purely promotional or are in poor taste). You're a part of this magazine, so let us hear from you.