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 Club Industry Receives Two Azbees and Some 'Fast' Recognition http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition <div class="node-body blog-body">We want to recognize both our editorial and show staffs for some recent awards bestowed upon us.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-receives-two-azbees-and-some-fast-recognition#comments awards Behind the Scenes Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 30601 at http://clubindustry.com Is Life Time Fitness Still a Growth Company? http://clubindustry.com/blog/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company <div class="node-body blog-body">Analysts weigh in on the state of Life Time Fitness, which has had three executives sell more than 42,000 shares of company stock combined the past three months and has taken on an activist investor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/life-time-fitness-still-growth-company#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 30531 at http://clubindustry.com Butterfly Life Founder Loses Lawsuit Over Free Speech http://clubindustry.com/blog/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech <div class="node-body blog-body">Mark Golob, founder of the women-only Butterfly Life club chain, sued a publisher of a website serving disgruntled franchisees over statements written on the site. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/butterfly-life-founder-loses-lawsuit-over-free-speech#comments news Behind the Scenes Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 30271 at http://clubindustry.com You Can Help Big Corporations Make a Difference in America's Healthcare Crisis http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Why should you care that the Vitality Institute&#39;s commission released its report, &quot;Investing in Prevention: A National Imperative,&quot; last week? The report, which offers five recommendations for health promotion and preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), includes a recommendation that business owners <a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/companies-should-report-their-employee-health-metrics-report-states" target="_blank"><strong>start reporting their employee health statistics</strong></a> like they do their financials.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/you-can-help-big-corporations-make-difference-americas-healthcare-crisis#comments obesity efforts Behind the Scenes Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 30161 at http://clubindustry.com Members Scramble as Tornado Gets Close to Club http://clubindustry.com/blog/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club <div class="node-body blog-body">A tornado earlier this month knocked down the wall in front of a Club Fitness in St. Peters, MO, but there were no injuries or major damage to the club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/members-scramble-tornado-gets-close-club#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:56:00 +0000 29941 at http://clubindustry.com The 'Benefits' of a Little Stomach Fat http://clubindustry.com/blog/benefits-little-stomach-fat <div class="node-body blog-body">At least one person tried to find a unique use for his stomach fat. However, it ended up being a big failure.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/benefits-little-stomach-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/benefits-little-stomach-fat#comments obesity efforts Behind the Scenes Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:48:00 +0000 29831 at http://clubindustry.com Ex-Planet Fitness CEO Mike Grondahl Back in the News http://clubindustry.com/blog/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news <div class="node-body blog-body">Mike Grondahl, co-founder and former CEO of Planet Fitness, made a brief appearance in a local news item recently. But the subject had nothing to do with the fitness industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/ex-planet-fitness-ceo-mike-grondahl-back-news#comments industry people and companies Behind the Scenes Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:52:00 +0000 29681 at http://clubindustry.com Protesters of Washington, DC, 'Yoga Tax' Have Monumental Hurdle to Climb http://clubindustry.com/blog/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb <div class="node-body blog-body">Members of health clubs, yoga studios and tanning salons in Washington, DC, will be subject to a 5.75 percent sales tax next year if a budget proposal is approved on June 17.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/protesters-washington-dc-yoga-tax-have-monumental-hurdle-climb#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:00 +0000 29521 at http://clubindustry.com Is the 24 Hour Fitness Sale About to Close? http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close <div class="node-body blog-body">One source shares details of the 24 Hour Fitness transaction with Club Industry. Another source says the sale could close on Friday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/24-hour-fitness-sale-about-close#comments news Behind the Scenes Wed, 28 May 2014 14:51:00 +0000 29311 at http://clubindustry.com Checking Out Chicago for the 2014 Club Industry Show http://clubindustry.com/blog/checking-out-chicago-2014-club-industry-show <div class="node-body blog-body">The Club Industry staff paid a visit to Chicago last week to prepare for the Club Industry Show, Oct. 22-24.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/behind-scenes">Behind the Scenes</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/checking-out-chicago-2014-club-industry-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/checking-out-chicago-2014-club-industry-show#comments Blog Categories club industry conference Behind the Scenes Wed, 21 May 2014 14:09:00 +0000 29111 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The Lakeside Center of McCormick Place will host this year&#39;s Club Industry Show Oct. 22-24. The opening night reception location will be selected soon, and conference sessions are being finalized now. <em>Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p>