Behind the Scenes http://clubindustry.com/blog/9964/feed Behind-the-Scenes - Get a look behind the magazine--the people the editors talk to, the clubs they visit and the stories they are working on. en Enjoyment of Exercise Is Key to Retaining Members, Says CEO of Les Mills U.S. http://clubindustry.com/blog/enjoyment-exercise-key-retaining-members-says-ceo-les-mills-us <div class="node-body blog-body">In his webinar on Thursday, Les Mills U.S. CEO Brian Gagne emphasized the importance of health clubs selling fitness, not just memberships. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/enjoyment-exercise-key-retaining-members-says-ceo-les-mills-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/enjoyment-exercise-key-retaining-members-says-ceo-les-mills-us#comments facility issues Behind the Scenes Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:04:00 +0000 58311 at http://clubindustry.com <p><span>Les Mills U.S. CEO Brian&nbsp;</span>Gagne<span>&nbsp;said group exercise programs are&nbsp;one of the best ways to boost&nbsp;retention and improve member experience. (Photo courtesy Les Mills.)</span></p> Why Is It Harder for Millennials to Maintain a Healthy Weight? http://clubindustry.com/blog/why-it-harder-millennials-maintain-healthy-weight <div class="node-body blog-body">A study found that it’s significantly harder for today’s adults to maintain the same weight levels as it was three-to-four decades ago, specifically taking into account diet and exercise.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/why-it-harder-millennials-maintain-healthy-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/why-it-harder-millennials-maintain-healthy-weight#comments obesity efforts studies Behind the Scenes Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:15:00 +0000 58221 at http://clubindustry.com <p>According to a study published in the Obesity Research &amp; Clinical Practice journal, the cards may, in fact, be empirically stacked against Gen Y when it comes to issues surrounding health and weight gain. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> The Club Industry Team or 'The Office'? Behind the Scenes of Making the Club Industry Show http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-team-or-office-behind-scenes-making-club-industry-show-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">With the Club Industry Show rapidly approaching, we wanted to ensure everyone is aware of all this year’s event has to offer. So we grabbed an iPhone and put our acting skills to the test.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-team-or-office-behind-scenes-making-club-industry-show-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-team-or-office-behind-scenes-making-club-industry-show-0#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 57941 at http://clubindustry.com <p><span>With the Club Industry Show rapidly approaching, we wanted to ensure everyone is aware of all this year&rsquo;s event has to offer. So we grabbed an iPhone and put our acting skills to the test. (Photo by Club Industry.)</span></p> Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend and Saying Hello to a New One in the Fitness Industry Media World http://clubindustry.com/blog/saying-goodbye-old-friend-and-saying-hello-new-one-fitness-industry-media-world <div class="node-body blog-body">Club Industry's Content Producer Eric Stromgren has left the brand to go to graduate school. Anthony Dominic has joined Club Industry as the new content producer, covering health and fitness news and trends, putting together the brand's e-newsletters and handling social media. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/saying-goodbye-old-friend-and-saying-hello-new-one-fitness-industry-media-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/saying-goodbye-old-friend-and-saying-hello-new-one-fitness-industry-media-world#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:20:00 +0000 57811 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The Club Industry staff enjoyed a going away and welcome dinner for Eric Stromgren and Anthony Dominic last week. Pictured are (left to right): Marty McCallen, managing director; Pamela Kufahl, content and engagement director; Eric Stromgren, former content producer; Jen Taylor, conference manager; Anthony Dominic, content producer; Ashley Brand, marketing specialist; and Crystal Romberger, integrated sales manager. (Photo by Sam Posa.)</p> What Planet Fitness' Performance after One Year as a Public Company Means to You http://clubindustry.com/blog/what-planet-fitness-performance-after-one-year-public-company-means-you <div class="node-body blog-body">A strong second quarter performance capped off the first year as a public company for low-priced health club franchise Planet Fitness. Some of the insights shared by its CEO, Chris Rondeau, should lead to introspection by mid-priced club operators. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/what-planet-fitness-performance-after-one-year-public-company-means-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/what-planet-fitness-performance-after-one-year-public-company-means-you#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:58:00 +0000 57391 at http://clubindustry.com Lunch and Learn about Wellness, Leadership, Sales and Marketing at the Club Industry Show http://clubindustry.com/blog/lunch-and-learn-about-wellness-leadership-sales-and-marketing-club-industry-show <div class="node-body blog-body">Four lunch presentations not only provide educational opportunities but also networking time with peers and industry experts. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/lunch-and-learn-about-wellness-leadership-sales-and-marketing-club-industry-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/lunch-and-learn-about-wellness-leadership-sales-and-marketing-club-industry-show#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:09:00 +0000 57381 at http://clubindustry.com Meet Your Club Industry Team: Boxer, Runner, Obstacle Course Enthusiast http://clubindustry.com/blog/meet-your-club-industry-team-boxer-runner-obstacle-course-enthusiast <div class="node-body blog-body">In the second of our series introducing our Club Industry Show staff members and their love of fitness to you, I'm introducing someone I know well: me.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/meet-your-club-industry-team-boxer-runner-obstacle-course-enthusiast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/meet-your-club-industry-team-boxer-runner-obstacle-course-enthusiast#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:41:00 +0000 57371 at http://clubindustry.com Keynoter Bo Burlingham Will Share How to Take Your Fitness Business from Good to Great http://clubindustry.com/blog/keynoter-bo-burlingham-will-share-how-take-your-fitness-business-good-great <div class="node-body blog-body">During his keynote at the Club Industry Show, business writer Bo Burlingham will share six characteristics that give great companies their "mojo," offering examples of great companies inside and outside the fitness industry. And he will give you steps for moving your business from good to great. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/keynoter-bo-burlingham-will-share-how-take-your-fitness-business-good-great" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/keynoter-bo-burlingham-will-share-how-take-your-fitness-business-good-great#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Fri, 19 Aug 2016 01:03:00 +0000 57351 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Bo Burlingham, who has covered business for more&nbsp;than 30 years for various media, including Inc. magazine, will present the keynote address on Oct. 13 at the Club Industry Show at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (Photo courtesy Bo Burlingham.)&nbsp;</p> Health Club Owners Continue Complaints about National Fitness Financial Systems Related to Payments http://clubindustry.com/blog/health-club-owners-continue-complaints-about-national-fitness-financial-systems-related-payment <div class="node-body blog-body">A story on National Fitness Financial Systems and problems that some club owners have allegedly had with payment of members' dues continues to generate comments--and Club Industry wants your input if you have been affected by this situation. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/health-club-owners-continue-complaints-about-national-fitness-financial-systems-related-payment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/health-club-owners-continue-complaints-about-national-fitness-financial-systems-related-payment#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:52:00 +0000 57311 at http://clubindustry.com You Have Been Challenged: Health Club Bike Challenge in August Will Benefit Augie's Quest http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-have-been-challenged-health-club-bike-challenge-august-will-benefit-augies-quest <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone in the health and wellness is challenged to get involved in one of two events that will raise money to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-have-been-challenged-health-club-bike-challenge-august-will-benefit-augies-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-have-been-challenged-health-club-bike-challenge-august-will-benefit-augies-quest#comments charitable efforts Behind the Scenes Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:12:00 +0000 56761 at http://clubindustry.com