Behind the Scenes http://clubindustry.com/blog/9964/feed en Planet Fitness Continues to Target Non-Gym Goers, Rely on Existing Franchisees http://clubindustry.com/blog/planet-fitness-continues-target-non-gym-goers-rely-existing-franchisees <div class="node-body blog-body">Data suggests an increasing number of Planet Fitness clubs are run by veteran operators with experience in multiple markets. Company CEO Chris Rondeau intends to rely on these franchise groups to grow the company's footprint.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/planet-fitness-continues-target-non-gym-goers-rely-existing-franchisees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/planet-fitness-continues-target-non-gym-goers-rely-existing-franchisees#comments news Behind the Scenes Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:48:00 +0000 60861 at http://clubindustry.com Club Industry Staffers Share Their New Year’s Resolutions and What You Can Learn from Them http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-staffers-share-their-new-year-s-resolutions-and-what-you-can-learn-them <div class="node-body blog-body">It can be easy to fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, especially when it comes to physical aspirations. Club Industry staffers were curious to learn about one another's fitness-related goals for 2017 and, more importantly, why these goals were personally significant. What they shared could be helpful to you with your New Year's resolution joiners. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-staffers-share-their-new-year-s-resolutions-and-what-you-can-learn-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-staffers-share-their-new-year-s-resolutions-and-what-you-can-learn-them#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:22:00 +0000 60601 at http://clubindustry.com The Science Behind Sports Nutrition Lags Behind the Marketing http://clubindustry.com/blog/science-behind-sports-nutrition-lags-behind-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body">The consumer crossover between the supplement industry and the health club industry means knowledge of issues affecting the sports nutrition and weight loss supplements industry is of importance to operators of clubs. Club Industry has teamed with our sister brand, Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), to offer you a free download of the executive summary of NBJ's latest "Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss Report." </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/science-behind-sports-nutrition-lags-behind-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/science-behind-sports-nutrition-lags-behind-marketing#comments studies Behind the Scenes Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:16:00 +0000 60081 at http://clubindustry.com Lessons I Learned in Personalizing My Fitness Routine http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-personalizing-my-fitness-routine <div class="node-body blog-body">Knowing potential members' motivations for joining a health club will help you and them determine whether your fitness facility can offer what their motivations require to keep them coming back so they can achieve their goals. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-personalizing-my-fitness-routine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-personalizing-my-fitness-routine#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:49:00 +0000 60341 at http://clubindustry.com Editors' Picks: Sales and Alleged Misdeeds Top Fitness Industry Stories List of 2016 http://clubindustry.com/blog/editors-picks-sales-and-alleged-misdeeds-top-fitness-industry-stories-list-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Club Industry editors looked over the stories we covered in 2016 and selected these five as the stories that affected the fitness industry the most this year and that will continue to affect the industry into the future. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/editors-picks-sales-and-alleged-misdeeds-top-fitness-industry-stories-list-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/editors-picks-sales-and-alleged-misdeeds-top-fitness-industry-stories-list-2016#comments news Behind the Scenes Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:02:00 +0000 60271 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The top story of 2016 involved 24 Hour Fitness. (Photo by Pamela Kufahl.)</p> The Club Industry Show: 'Cheers' University for the Entire Health and Wellness Industry http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-show-cheers-university-entire-health-and-wellness-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The Club Industry Show staff is in the midst of creating a whole new experience for you based on your feedback. A three-year plan began at this year's show and will blossom further in the 2017 show Oct. 4-6 at the Hilton Chicago. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-show-cheers-university-entire-health-and-wellness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/club-industry-show-cheers-university-entire-health-and-wellness-industry#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:52:00 +0000 59621 at http://clubindustry.com Someday, Someone's Life Could Depend on the Preparedness of Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/blog/someday-someones-life-could-depend-preparedness-your-health-club <div class="node-body blog-body">Preparing your staff to help your members lose weight and increase their level of health is just part of your responsibility to your community. An equally important part of it is your responsibility to ensure your staff can handle emergencies, in particular those involving sudden cardiac arrest. Club Industry shares some helpful articles on this subject. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/someday-someones-life-could-depend-preparedness-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/someday-someones-life-could-depend-preparedness-your-health-club#comments facility issues Behind the Scenes Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:29:00 +0000 59381 at http://clubindustry.com MYZONE Helped Gauge the Stress Level of the Last Presidential Debate http://clubindustry.com/blog/myzone-helped-gauge-stress-level-last-presidential-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's presidential campaign has been one of the most stress-inducing campaigns in a long time. How stressful? A group of 10 volunteers who watched the debate and self-reported their stress levels while also having their heart rates monitored by a MYZONE belt will show you. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/myzone-helped-gauge-stress-level-last-presidential-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/myzone-helped-gauge-stress-level-last-presidential-debate#comments news Behind the Scenes Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:20:00 +0000 58761 at http://clubindustry.com The Lessons I Learned Running My First Half Marathon http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-running-my-first-half-marathon <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of thoughts run through the mind of a half marathoner, and many of those thoughts are lessons that can be applied outside the race. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-running-my-first-half-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/lessons-i-learned-running-my-first-half-marathon#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:22:00 +0000 58551 at http://clubindustry.com Trainers: Get Your CEUs/CECs in These Sessions Tailored to Your Needs http://clubindustry.com/blog/trainers-get-your-ceuscecs-these-sessions-tailored-your-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are a personal trainer or a group exercise instructor and if you need CEUs/CECs, take a day or two to increase your knowledge and earn credits to keep up your certifications by attending sessions in the Active Training track and the Personal Training track at the Club Industry Show Oct. 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/trainers-get-your-ceuscecs-these-sessions-tailored-your-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/trainers-get-your-ceuscecs-these-sessions-tailored-your-needs#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:39:00 +0000 58351 at http://clubindustry.com My Repeat Epiphany: Why Getting Face Time with Your Peers Is Good for Your Career and Your Fitness Business http://clubindustry.com/blog/my-repeat-epiphany-why-getting-face-time-your-peers-good-your-career-and-your-fitness-business <div class="node-body blog-body">It's time to stop living in a world where you connect with your fitness industry peers only at your own health club and online. Relationships are built more quickly and become stronger faster when they are made in person. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/my-repeat-epiphany-why-getting-face-time-your-peers-good-your-career-and-your-fitness-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/my-repeat-epiphany-why-getting-face-time-your-peers-good-your-career-and-your-fitness-business#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:16:00 +0000 58341 at http://clubindustry.com These Sales Sessions Can Help You Increase Your Conversion Rate of Health Club Prospects http://clubindustry.com/blog/these-sales-sessions-can-help-you-increase-your-conversion-rate-health-club-prospects <div class="node-body blog-body">Whether you are a salesperson or the director of sales at your fitness facility, you are likely seeing a decrease in prospect traffic at your health club. If so, converting those prospects who do come through your doors is more important than ever. Both sales veterans and sales newbies are invited to attend eight sales sessions at the Club Industry Show that will offer solutions to the difficulties of sales in today's health club market. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/these-sales-sessions-can-help-you-increase-your-conversion-rate-health-club-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/these-sales-sessions-can-help-you-increase-your-conversion-rate-health-club-prospects#comments club industry conference Behind the Scenes Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:18:00 +0000 58331 at http://clubindustry.com 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>