Behind the Scenes http://clubindustry.com/blog/9964/feed en Big Does Not Always Equate to Great in the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/blog/big-does-not-always-equate-great-fitness-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">If you judge something only by scale rather than depth, then boutique studios are not worth opening, independent films should be banned and anyone under 5 foot tall should dare not voice an opinion. But being big is not the same as being great whether you are talking about health clubs or trade shows and conferences. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/big-does-not-always-equate-great-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/big-does-not-always-equate-great-fitness-industry#comments Insights & Resources Behind the Scenes Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:21:00 +0000 61621 at http://clubindustry.com Are 'People-Powered' Green Gyms the Future of Fitness? http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-people-powered-green-gyms-future-fitness <div class="node-body blog-body">In Club Industry's latest webinar, three industry experts outline strategies for implementing sustainable practices that can reduce your facility's energy bills, galvanize members and improve retention—all while aiding the environment. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-people-powered-green-gyms-future-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-people-powered-green-gyms-future-fitness#comments Insights & Resources Behind the Scenes Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:23:00 +0000 61511 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The percentage of consumers who are willing to pay more for socially responsible goods and services rose from 35 percent in 2011 to 42 percent in 2014, according to data provided in Club Industry&#39;s latest webinar. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Is the Wearable Device Trend on Its Way Out? http://clubindustry.com/blog/wearable-device-trend-its-way-out <div class="node-body blog-body">Fitbit Inc. executives announced the company will miss its fourth quarter 2016 revenue projections by at least $145 million. Is this the wake-up call that wearables are part of a dying trend? </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/blog/wearable-device-trend-its-way-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/wearable-device-trend-its-way-out#comments Insights & Resources Behind the Scenes Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:04:00 +0000 61281 at http://clubindustry.com <div>The use of activity trackers seemed like a trend that would never end, but Fitbit&#39;s&nbsp;warning that its 2016 performance would not hit expectations has some people wondering about the future of wearables. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</div> 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources 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 Insights & Resources Behind the Scenes Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:29:00 +0000 59381 at http://clubindustry.com