Club Industry http://clubindustry.com/rss.xml en Chelsea Piers Connecticut Announces CP-AC Fitness Management Team http://clubindustry.com/chelsea-piers-connecticut-announces-cp-ac-fitness-management-team <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Chelsea Piers Connecticut. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/chelsea-piers-connecticut-announces-cp-ac-fitness-management-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:16:34 +0000 31901 at http://clubindustry.com SPRI Bolsters Commercial Sales Team http://clubindustry.com/spri-bolsters-commercial-sales-team <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by SPRI. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>SPRI Products, Inc., a leading distributor of rubberized resistance products and fitness accessories, has added Jonna Pento and Andy Hubbard to its commercial sales team in the health club market; Pento as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Hubbard as Western Regional Sales Manager.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/spri-bolsters-commercial-sales-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:32 +0000 31891 at http://clubindustry.com Traveling to NYC and Need a Gym? New Site Offers Access to Members-only Clubs http://clubindustry.com/traveling-nyc-and-need-gym-new-site-offers-access-members-only-clubs <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Fit Daypass. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple have a brand new way to visit the gym. A new site, Fit Daypass (<a href="http://www.fitdaypass.com" target="_blank">www.fitdaypass.com</a>), allows users to buy one-visit day passes to 20+ gyms in Manhattan and Brooklyn from just $9.95.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traveling-nyc-and-need-gym-new-site-offers-access-members-only-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:01:06 +0000 31881 at http://clubindustry.com Behavior Change Counseling Highlighted In U.S. Preventive Task Force Recommendations http://clubindustry.com/behavior-change-counseling-highlighted-us-preventive-task-force-recommendations <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by the American Council on Exercise. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/behavior-change-counseling-highlighted-us-preventive-task-force-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:35 +0000 31871 at http://clubindustry.com Snap Fitness Partners with AMC on New Unscripted Series 4th and Loud http://clubindustry.com/snap-fitness-partners-amc-new-unscripted-series-4th-and-loud <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Snap Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>America&rsquo;s fitness brand, Snap Fitness, and AMC&rsquo;s newest unscripted television series, <em>4<sup>th</sup> and Loud, </em>are partnering to launch a <em>Get Off the Sidelines</em> campaign that will include free workouts and the <em>4<sup>th</sup> and Loud Workout: Get Off the Sidelines Sweepstakes.</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/snap-fitness-partners-amc-new-unscripted-series-4th-and-loud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:42:12 +0000 31861 at http://clubindustry.com 24 Hour Fitness Announces Mark Smith as CEO http://clubindustry.com/profits/24-hour-fitness-announces-mark-smith-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, formally announced the appointment of Mark Smith as CEO last Friday. On Monday, two longtime executives left the company, multiple sources told Club Industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/24-hour-fitness-announces-mark-smith-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/24-hour-fitness-announces-mark-smith-ceo#comments 24 hour fitness For-profits Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:37:00 +0000 31811 at http://clubindustry.com IDEA World Fitness Convention 2014 Photo Gallery http://clubindustry.com/shows/idea-world-fitness-convention-2014-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">If you missed IDEA World Fitness Convention 2014, then check out Club Industry's photo gallery to see what you missed. If you were there, see if Club Industry caught you in action. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/shows/idea-world-fitness-convention-2014-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/shows/idea-world-fitness-convention-2014-photo-gallery#comments Shows Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 31821 at http://clubindustry.com Life Time Fitness Exploring Conversion of Real Estate Assets, Could Split into Two Companies http://clubindustry.com/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-exploring-conversion-real-estate-assets-could-split-two-companies <div class="node-body article-body">Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, announced that it is exploring a conversion of real estate assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT), paving the way to potentially split Life Time into two companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-exploring-conversion-real-estate-assets-could-split-two-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-exploring-conversion-real-estate-assets-could-split-two-companies#comments lifetime fitness Freemium Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:12:00 +0000 31851 at http://clubindustry.com Time to Try Something New at the IDEA Show http://clubindustry.com/blog/time-try-something-new-idea-show <div class="node-body blog-body">If you didn't make it to the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month, here is a recap of some of the products you missed in the exhibit hall. </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/time-try-something-new-idea-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/time-try-something-new-idea-show#comments Blog Categories Behind the Scenes Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:35:00 +0000 31841 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The IDEA World Fitness Convention attracted trainers and group exercise instructors to the Anaheim Convention Center for classes as well as its exhibit hall. (Photo by Pamela Kufahl.)</p> Texas A&M, Army, Navy Top Fittest Colleges List http://clubindustry.com/universities/texas-am-army-navy-top-fittest-colleges-list <div class="node-body article-body">The top four fittest colleges in the nation either have a tie to the military or are military based, according to a recent survey.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/universities/texas-am-army-navy-top-fittest-colleges-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/universities/texas-am-army-navy-top-fittest-colleges-list#comments Military Universities Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:07:00 +0000 31831 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Texas A&amp;M University was recently named the fittest college in America by The Active Times. <em>Photo courtesy of Texas A&amp;M University.</em></p> Four Milwaukee YMCAs Scheduled for Auction http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/four-milwaukee-ymcas-scheduled-auction <div class="node-body article-body">An auction is set for Sept. 29 for four branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. The four Ys have purchase offers from two neighboring YMCAs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/four-milwaukee-ymcas-scheduled-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/four-milwaukee-ymcas-scheduled-auction#comments Nonprofits Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:49:00 +0000 31801 at http://clubindustry.com Events for Driving Sales in Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/events-driving-sales-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> Elivate Fitness </div> <div class="field-deck"> CONTENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY ELIVATE </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Driving sales at your gym sometimes takes a little more interaction and thoughtfulness than just having power bars at the register or water in the vending machine. Driving sales takes true interaction with the customer and giving them a quality member experience.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s important for us to know everybody&rsquo;s name,&rdquo; said Jill Doge, group fitness director for seven Metro Fitness locations in Central Ohio. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re a small town gym. It&rsquo;s more of a family feeling.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/events-driving-sales-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/events-driving-sales-your-health-club#comments Management/Operations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:57:00 +0000 31781 at http://clubindustry.com Events for Driving Sales http://clubindustry.com/events-driving-sales <div class="node-body page-body">Driving sales at your gym sometimes takes a little more interaction and thoughtfulness than just having power bars at the register or water in the vending machine. Driving sales takes true interaction with the customer and given them a quality member experience.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/events-driving-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:19:37 +0000 31741 at http://clubindustry.com Star Trac Adds to Growing Direct Sales Force with Territory Manager Brian Layhue http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-adds-growing-direct-sales-force-territory-manager-brian-layhue <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Star Trac. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-adds-growing-direct-sales-force-territory-manager-brian-layhue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 31731 at http://clubindustry.com Star Trac Promotes Haris Akhtar to Pacific Northwest Territory Representative http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-promotes-haris-akhtar-pacific-northwest-territory-representative <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Star Trac. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-promotes-haris-akhtar-pacific-northwest-territory-representative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 31721 at http://clubindustry.com Star Trac Strengthens Direct Sales Team with Addition of Industry Veteran Nicole Hagar http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-strengthens-direct-sales-team-addition-industry-veteran-nicole-hagar <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Star Trac. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/star-trac-strengthens-direct-sales-team-addition-industry-veteran-nicole-hagar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 31711 at http://clubindustry.com US Fitness, Galiani Brothers Acquire Sport & Health http://clubindustry.com/profits/us-fitness-galiani-brothers-acquire-sport-health <div class="node-body article-body">US Fitness Holdings LLC, led by brothers Kirk and John Galiani, announced tonight it has acquired Sport & Health, McLean VA, and has added the company to its portfolio of clubs in Virginia and the Washington, DC, area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/us-fitness-galiani-brothers-acquire-sport-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/us-fitness-galiani-brothers-acquire-sport-health#comments For-profits sport health Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:01:00 +0000 31701 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Kirk Galiani, left, and John Galiani now operate Onelife Fitness clubs, Crunch Fitness clubs and Sport &amp; Health clubs under the US Fitness umbrella in Virginia and the Washington, DC, metro area. <em>Photo courtesy of US Fitness.</em></p> Fluidity Studio Barre Makes Commercial Debut http://clubindustry.com/fluidity-studio-barre-makes-commercial-debut <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Fluidity. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that as more women (and men!) lift, tone and tuck at their local barre studio, it&rsquo;s traditional fitness facilities who feel the burn. The Fluidity Studio Barre debuts just in time to give those fitness facilities a big advantage &ndash; in a product so functional and beautifully designed, it&rsquo;s already being described by industry insiders as a &ldquo;piece of art.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/fluidity-studio-barre-makes-commercial-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 31691 at http://clubindustry.com World Gym Expands Globally into Four New Countries http://clubindustry.com/world-gym-expands-globally-four-new-countries <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by World Gym International. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/world-gym-expands-globally-four-new-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 31681 at http://clubindustry.com Fitness Club Closings Announced This Week http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-club-closings-announced-week <div class="node-body article-body">At least four fitness facilities that have closed or are closing were reported by various media outlets around the country this week. Competition from low-price clubs is partly to blame.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-club-closings-announced-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-club-closings-announced-week#comments For-profits Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:00 +0000 31671 at http://clubindustry.com Duke University Partners with Local JCC on Discount Membership Program http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/duke-university-partners-local-jcc-discount-membership-program <div class="node-body article-body">Duke University, Durham, NC, is expanding its Duke Fitness Club employee discount gym membership program to a local Jewish Community Center (JCC).</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/duke-university-partners-local-jcc-discount-membership-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/duke-university-partners-local-jcc-discount-membership-program#comments Nonprofits Universities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 31661 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Duke University&#39;s Duke Fitness Club program consists of nearly 3,000 university staff, faculty and family members. <em>Photo courtesy of Duke University.</em></p> Army Unveils New Physical Fitness Uniforms http://clubindustry.com/military/army-unveils-new-physical-fitness-uniforms <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Army has unveiled new physical fitness uniforms, which will become available beginning in October.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/military/army-unveils-new-physical-fitness-uniforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/military/army-unveils-new-physical-fitness-uniforms#comments Military Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:13:00 +0000 31651 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Soldiers at Fort Wainwright, AK, do physical training while testing new fleece caps and uniforms. <em>Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.</em></p> Blast Fitness Owners Ordered to Pay $3 Million to WOW New England Owners http://clubindustry.com/profits/blast-fitness-owners-ordered-pay-3-million-wow-new-england-owners <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Borghi, owner of Blast Fitness, Auburndale, MA, and another Blast owner were ordered by a superior court judge to pay roughly $3 million in damages to the shareholders of Work Out World (WOW) New England and cannot open competing gyms within 50 miles of WOW New England clubs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/blast-fitness-owners-ordered-pay-3-million-wow-new-england-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/blast-fitness-owners-ordered-pay-3-million-wow-new-england-owners#comments For-profits Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:00 +0000 31641 at http://clubindustry.com Former LA Fitness Employee Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Her Supervisor http://clubindustry.com/la-fitness/former-la-fitness-employee-claims-she-was-sexually-harassed-her-supervisor <div class="node-body article-body">A woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Florida against LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, claiming she was sexually harassed by an LA Fitness sales manager last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/la-fitness/former-la-fitness-employee-claims-she-was-sexually-harassed-her-supervisor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/la-fitness/former-la-fitness-employee-claims-she-was-sexually-harassed-her-supervisor#comments la fitness Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 31631 at http://clubindustry.com Are You Up for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Club Industry's Pamela Kufahl accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise funds for ALS. See who she challenges to join her. </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/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/blog/are-you-als-ice-bucket-challenge#comments charitable efforts Behind the Scenes Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 31581 at http://clubindustry.com GoodLife Fitness Focuses on Becoming Largest Fitness Club in the World http://clubindustry.com/goodlife-fitness-focuses-becoming-largest-fitness-club-world <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by GoodLife Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>The Team at GoodLife Fitness is focused on one thing positively changing the lives of as many Canadians as possible. The company aims to do this by becoming the largest corporately owned fitness club chain in the world.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/goodlife-fitness-focuses-becoming-largest-fitness-club-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:47 +0000 31621 at http://clubindustry.com Core Health & Fitness Strengthens Executive Management Team with Addition of Jason Leone as Chief Financial Officer http://clubindustry.com/core-health-fitness-strengthens-executive-management-team-addition-jason-leone-chief-financial-offic <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Core Health &amp; Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>Core Health &amp; Fitness, a leader in developing advanced equipment for the fitness industry, announces the hiring of Jason Leone as the Chief Financial Officer. Jason will direct the global financial operations for the Company, including Star Trac and StairMaster, and contribute to the overall corporate strategy as a key member of the executive staff.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/core-health-fitness-strengthens-executive-management-team-addition-jason-leone-chief-financial-offic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:47 +0000 31611 at http://clubindustry.com Zebra Introduces Zebra Fit Training Equipment http://clubindustry.com/zebra-introduces-zebra-fit-training-equipment <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Zebra. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/zebra-introduces-zebra-fit-training-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:47 +0000 31601 at http://clubindustry.com Mobile Apps Help Engage Members and Drive Revenue http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue <div class="node-body article-body">With a steady influx of mobile consumers, apps, which once were a luxury for health clubs, have now become a popular means of communication, referrals and social promotion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue#comments Apps Freemium Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 31571 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Health club operators report that members who engage with a club&#39;s mobile app are more likely to attend group fitness classes, share information about the club on social media and become involved in club events and challenges. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Muscle Up Marketing Further Personalizes Marketing Campaign Process http://clubindustry.com/muscle-marketing-further-personalizes-marketing-campaign-process <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong><em>This press release was provided by Muscle Up Marketing. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</em></strong></p> <p>This week, Muscle Up Marketing launched a dynamic new website, <a href="http://www.MuscleUpMarketing.com/" target="_blank">www.MuscleUpMarketing.com</a>, making customer interactions and creation of marketing pieces even more personalized.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/muscle-marketing-further-personalizes-marketing-campaign-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:49:47 +0000 31521 at http://clubindustry.com