The Club Industry editors (left to right: Pamela Kufahl, Stephanie Bloyd and Stuart Goldman) chat with Jack LaLanne as he waits in the backroom prior to the keynote address.
Elaine LaLanne works the crowd prior to introducing her husband, Jack LaLanne.
Jack LaLanne offers the keynote at the Club Industry 2009 show in Chicago.
The 2009 Best of the Best award winners pose prior to the presentation of the awards at the Club Industry 2009 show in Chicago.
Mark Feakes & Jason Ivory from Akron General Lifestyles receive their Best New Member Integration Program award from Stephanie Bloyd, senior associate editor, Club Industry, during the Best of the Best awards presentation.
Stephanie Bloyd, senior associate editor, presents the Best of the Best award for Best Community Program to The Atlantic Club staff, which includes (from left to right) Kevin McHugh, CEO Patricia Laus, Jess Hayes and Nancy Ehrola.
The Big Vanilla Athletic Club receives the Best Nonmember Program award during the Best of the Best presentation. Pictured are (from left to right): Lee Sallustio, Stephanie Bloyd (with Club Industry), Julie Lincoln, Louise Orders, Callie McFee, Sherri Wilkins and Larry Ray.
Stephanie Bloyd, senior associate editor, Club Industry, presents (left to right) BJ Warren, Landon Dean, Katy Igarta and Shayna Kjellsen of the Chesapeake Energy Corp. with its Best Behavior Modification Award during the Best of the Best awards presentation.
Stephanie Bloyd, senior associate editor, Club Industry, presents (left to right) Executive Director Eric Nelson, Jamie Soch, Beck McNabb and Alan Fenske of the Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center with their Best Group Training award.
Stephanie Bloyd, senior associate editor, Club Industry, presents Chris Hull (center) and the rest of the Sparrow’s Michigan Athletic Club staffers with their Best Children’s Program award.
Throughout the exhibit hall hours, the Club Studio was a hotbed of activity with demonstrations of group exercise classes, such as this one from Les Mills.
Attendees try out the AbSolo.
Cybex attracted a crowd at its booth.
Life Fitness showed off its Hammer Strength equipment.
Octane showed off its elliptical crosstrainer at the Club Industry show.
SportsArt displayed its green equipment at the show.
Spin class was in session at the Nautilus booth during one early morning workout.
Early morning exercisers try out the Freemotion equipment.
Star Trac’s Spin class drew a crowd during early morning workouts.
Early risers tried out the ellipticals and treadmills at the Matrix booth.
Registrants waited in line to get their badges for the show. Photo by Alexandra Buxbaum/ICDA.
Precor had a large number of its award-winning Adaptive Motion Trainers on hand at the show.
Attendees looked for fitness accessories at the SPRI booth.
A crowd gathered at the Worldwide Sports Nutrition/Met-RX booth. Photo by Alexandra Buxbaum/ICDA.
At the XRkade booth, attendees worked up their heart rate by playing games. Photo by Alexandra Buxbaum/ICDA.
Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness and owner of New Evolution Fitness Co., offered the second-day keynote address on how clubs can survive in today’s economy.