Club Industry http://clubindustry.com:80/rss.xml/favicon.ico en MYZONE Signs on as ClubConnect Education Partner http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/myzone-signs-clubconnect-education-partner <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by MYZONE. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/myzone-signs-clubconnect-education-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:36:53 +0000 59731 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Scott Burgess To Be Named President of Jonas Fitness http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/scott-burgess-be-named-president-jonas-fitness <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Jonas Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/scott-burgess-be-named-president-jonas-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:08 +0000 59711 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Be Cautious When Selling Functional Beverages at Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com:80/supplements/be-cautious-when-selling-functional-beverages-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The benefits of functional beverages to provide more energy, stamina or clarity in thinking are highly touted, but health club operators who serve these beverages should educate themselves and their staff on them so they are not taken in by false claims. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/supplements/be-cautious-when-selling-functional-beverages-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/supplements/be-cautious-when-selling-functional-beverages-your-health-club#comments Supplements Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 59451 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Functional beverages can offer a lot of benefits to your members, but you and your staff should not oversell those benefits. (Photo by&nbsp;Thinkstock.)</p> The Club Industry Show: 'Cheers' University for the Entire Health and Wellness Industry http://clubindustry.com:80/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:80/blog/club-industry-show-cheers-university-entire-health-and-wellness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/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:80 Life Time Fitness Must Pay $976,000 in Back Wages after Settlement with Department of Labor http://clubindustry.com:80/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-must-pay-976000-back-wages-after-settlement-department-labor <div class="node-body article-body">A former Life Time Fitness policy that dictated that uniform costs be subtracted from employees’ first paychecks led to an alleged violation of minimum wage rules, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-must-pay-976000-back-wages-after-settlement-department-labor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/lifetime-fitness/life-time-fitness-must-pay-976000-back-wages-after-settlement-department-labor#comments lifetime fitness Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:48:00 +0000 59631 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Life Time Fitness is now required to administer special training for all managers who supervise company employees. (Photo by Jen&nbsp;Ray.)</span></p> Retro Fitness Franchise: A Fit for Everyone http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/retro-fitness-franchise-fit-everyone <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Retro Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/retro-fitness-franchise-fit-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:09:44 +0000 59701 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Mats Inc. Launches New Line of Rubber Flooring http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/mats-inc-launches-new-line-rubber-flooring <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Mats Inc. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p> <p>November 28, 2016 &ndash; Stoughton, Massachusetts &ndash; Commercial flooring leader Mats Inc. introduces Cork &amp; Color, the newest addition to the Panorama flooring collections.</p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/mats-inc-launches-new-line-rubber-flooring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:04:42 +0000 59691 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Johnson Health Tech Acquires Busy Body http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/johnson-health-tech-acquires-busy-body <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Johnson Health Tech. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/johnson-health-tech-acquires-busy-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:02:15 +0000 59681 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Consumers Desire Sustainable Gym Equipment http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/survey-nearly-two-thirds-consumers-desire-sustainable-gym-equipment <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by SportsArt. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/survey-nearly-two-thirds-consumers-desire-sustainable-gym-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:59:51 +0000 59671 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Stow Fitness – Exercise Equipment and Furniture in One http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/stow-fitness-exercise-equipment-and-furniture-one <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Stow Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/stow-fitness-exercise-equipment-and-furniture-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:57:53 +0000 59661 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Club Pilates Dominates Fitness Industry with the Signing of 350 Franchise Agreements http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/club-pilates-dominates-fitness-industry-signing-350-franchise-agreements <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by Club Pilates. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/club-pilates-dominates-fitness-industry-signing-350-franchise-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:55:28 +0000 59651 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Powering The Planet Together: SportsArt and Carlson Rezidor http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/powering-planet-together-sportsart-and-carlson-rezidor <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 15px;">This press release was provided by SportsArt Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/powering-planet-together-sportsart-and-carlson-rezidor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:51:43 +0000 59641 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Federal Judge Halts Nationwide Overtime Pay Increase with Injunction http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/federal-judge-halts-nationwide-overtime-pay-increase-injunction <div class="node-body article-body">The rule, initially scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, would guarantee overtime wages for workers earning less than $47,892 or $913 weekly. This would effectively double the current threshold.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/federal-judge-halts-nationwide-overtime-pay-increase-injunction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/federal-judge-halts-nationwide-overtime-pay-increase-injunction#comments For-profits Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:26:00 +0000 59601 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>If enacted, the new overtime pay rule has been estimated to cost businesses $12 billion per year over the next decade. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> ACE's 10 Fitness Trends to Watch in 2017 http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/aces-10-fitness-trends-watch-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Fitness trends to watch for in 2017 include new ones and the return of old favorites, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), which this week released its picks for top fitness trends for the coming year. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/aces-10-fitness-trends-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/aces-10-fitness-trends-watch-2017#comments For-profits Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:12:00 +0000 59591 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Denver Yoga Studio to Seek Marijuana-Usage Permit http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/denver-yoga-studio-seek-marijuana-usage-permit <div class="node-body article-body">After the passage of a public consumption ordinance in Denver, the owner of The Rhythm Revolution will seek a city permit that will allow its clients to consume cannabis at the yoga studio.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/denver-yoga-studio-seek-marijuana-usage-permit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/denver-yoga-studio-seek-marijuana-usage-permit#comments For-profits Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:40:00 +0000 59581 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Fitness professionals continue to consider potential positive and negative implications of marijuana entering the health club world. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> The Future of Health Clubs May Lie in Lifestyle Coaching http://clubindustry.com:80/wellness/future-health-clubs-may-lie-lifestyle-coaching <div class="node-body article-body">Fitness industry professionals are increasingly adopting holistic coaching techniques to better meet the demands of their clients, enhance the offerings of their clubs and attract the deconditioned market with a broader approach to their health and wellness challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/wellness/future-health-clubs-may-lie-lifestyle-coaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/wellness/future-health-clubs-may-lie-lifestyle-coaching#comments Management/Operations Nutrition/Weight Loss Training/Group Exercise Wellness Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:15:00 +0000 59571 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Experts agree the most important aspect of lifestyle coaching is effective communication. Coaches must not only be good listeners, but they must step&nbsp;off the proverbial pedestal and demystify the client&#39;s pathway toward their goals.&nbsp;(Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Wexer Acquires ClubVirtual http://clubindustry.com:80/manufacturers/wexer-acquires-clubvirtual <div class="node-body article-body">Virtual fitness company Wexer has purchased ClubVirtual for an undisclosed price, noting that ClubVirtual will continue to produce content under the ClubVirtual name. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/manufacturers/wexer-acquires-clubvirtual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/manufacturers/wexer-acquires-clubvirtual#comments Manufacturers Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:19:00 +0000 59561 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Wexer&nbsp;offers virtual fitness and has virtual installations in more than 40 countries.&nbsp;(Photo courtesy Wexer.)</p> Report: Studio Owners Earn Less Than $300,000 in Annual Revenue http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/report-studio-owners-earn-less-300000-annual-revenue <div class="node-body article-body">The Association of Fitness Studios has released its second annual report detailing key financial elements of the studio business, including average annual revenue, average retention rate and average pay for trainers. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/report-studio-owners-earn-less-300000-annual-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/report-studio-owners-earn-less-300000-annual-revenue#comments For-profits Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:54:00 +0000 59551 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Studio operators have an average annual equipment spend of $9,489, according to the AFS study. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Idaho Voters Reject Bonds to Add Pools, Library to Local YMCA Project http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/idaho-voters-reject-bonds-add-pools-library-local-ymca-project <div class="node-body article-body">The Treasure Valley YMCA is expected to offer a gymnasium, youth development services and group exercise studios, but budgetary restrictions will not cover pool costs.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/idaho-voters-reject-bonds-add-pools-library-local-ymca-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/idaho-voters-reject-bonds-add-pools-library-local-ymca-project#comments Nonprofits Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:12:00 +0000 59541 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>While the bonds were rejected by voters, YMCA representatives remain open to any partnerships that could guarantee aquatic offerings at the facility.</p> New Indianapolis YMCA to Offer Dedicated Veteran Services http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/new-indianapolis-ymca-offer-dedicated-veteran-services <div class="node-body article-body">The planned Pike OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will dedicate a 5,000-square-foot space to specialty veteran services, such as physical therapy and job placement classes.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/new-indianapolis-ymca-offer-dedicated-veteran-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/nonprofits/new-indianapolis-ymca-offer-dedicated-veteran-services#comments Medical Military Nonprofits Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:00 +0000 59531 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>The area surrounding the planned YMCA facility is home to about 120,000 veterans, according to the Indy Star.</p> Elements Fitness Fashion & Beauty PopUp to Open at the 1 Hotel South Beach http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/elements-fitness-fashion-beauty-popup-open-1-hotel-south-beach <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by Elements Fitness. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content. </strong></p> <p><em>Powered by PopUpSummer! the shop will feature the best of Fitness, Fashion &amp; Beauty Brands</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/elements-fitness-fashion-beauty-popup-open-1-hotel-south-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:29:31 +0000 59521 at http://clubindustry.com:80 When Opening a New Health Club, You Can Expect Some Delays http://clubindustry.com:80/franchise-wise/when-opening-new-health-club-you-can-expect-some-delays <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you are opening a franchise location or an independent health club, the process is often fraught with challenges. One of the biggest challenges can be delays, especially those beyond a club owner's control. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/franchise-wise/when-opening-new-health-club-you-can-expect-some-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/franchise-wise/when-opening-new-health-club-you-can-expect-some-delays#comments Franchise Wise Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:59:00 +0000 59471 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Permit issues can be a major source of delay when it comes to opening a new health club. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Intelivideo Unveils a New Suite of Apps for Video On Demand http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/intelivideo-unveils-new-suite-apps-video-demand <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by Intelivideo. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content. </strong></p> <p><em>Beautifully redesigned UI makes it seamless for customers to access videos and subscriptions anytime, anywhere, across any device</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/intelivideo-unveils-new-suite-apps-video-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:17:29 +0000 59511 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Gym Source Announces an Agreement to Acquire Seattle Home Fitness, Chicago Fitness Partners, PNW Commercial Fitness Sales and Utah Home Fitness http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/gym-source-announces-agreement-acquire-seattle-home-fitness-chicago-fitness-partners-pn <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by Gym Source. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Company forges a partnership with Scott Egbert to launch major expansion plan.</em></strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/gym-source-announces-agreement-acquire-seattle-home-fitness-chicago-fitness-partners-pn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:15:24 +0000 59501 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Former Pro MMA Fighter Joe Brammer Masters Body Transformation for Thousands Throughout His Native Iowa http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/former-pro-mma-fighter-joe-brammer-masters-body-transformation-thousands-throughout-his <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by Elite Edge Gym. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>The Onetime MMA Champion Turned Entrepreneur&#39;s Vision For Des Moines #1 Group Personal Training Studio (Now With Four Locations) Includes 20-Plus Gyms Throughout the Midwest&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/former-pro-mma-fighter-joe-brammer-masters-body-transformation-thousands-throughout-his" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:13:11 +0000 59491 at http://clubindustry.com:80 MuscleSound Partners with e3 Fitness to Maximize Performance http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/musclesound-partners-e3-fitness-maximize-performance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by MuscleSound Partners. The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/musclesound-partners-e3-fitness-maximize-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:09:54 +0000 59481 at http://clubindustry.com:80 ActivMotion Bar Launches 'IGNITE' Home Fitness Program on Indiegogo http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/activmotion-bar-launches-ignite-home-fitness-program-indiegogo <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>This press release was provided by ActivMotion.&nbsp;The Club Industry editorial staff was not involved in the creation of this content.</strong></p> <p>DETROIT, MI (November 2016) ActivMotion Bar, the revolutionary fitness tool that has been embraced by trainers and fitness experts around the world, launches a new program for home and office use.</p></div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/news-central/activmotion-bar-launches-ignite-home-fitness-program-indiegogo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Central Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:03:44 +0000 59461 at http://clubindustry.com:80 Music Mogul Russell Simmons Opens Yoga Wellness Center http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/music-mogul-russell-simmons-opens-yoga-wellness-center <div class="node-body article-body">Yoga practitioner and founder of Def Jam Recordings, Russell Simmons, has opened a yoga and lifestyle studio with a retail element. The retail element is in partnership with activewear company The Moret Group. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/music-mogul-russell-simmons-opens-yoga-wellness-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/music-mogul-russell-simmons-opens-yoga-wellness-center#comments For-profits Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:15:00 +0000 59441 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Recordings, opened a yoga studio last week in West Hollywood, California. Simmons is shown here at a Boston Hip-Hop Summit in 2004. (Photo by William Plowman/Getty Images.)</p> Richard Simmons Closes Slimmons Studio http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/richard-simmons-closes-slimmons-studio <div class="node-body article-body">After spending the last three years out of the public spotlight and the last two without teaching at his Slimmons Studio, fitness guru Richard Simmons closed his studio on Saturday. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/richard-simmons-closes-slimmons-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/profits/richard-simmons-closes-slimmons-studio#comments For-profits Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:29:00 +0000 59431 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>Richard Simmons, shown here at the 2010 Club Industry Show where he offered the keynote address, has closed his studio to take time for himself and to do what he wants to do, according to a post on his website. (Photo by Vincent Johnson.)</p> 78 Percent of U.S. Children Do Not Meet Exercise Guidelines, Report Finds http://clubindustry.com:80/studies/78-percent-us-children-do-not-meet-exercise-guidelines-report-finds <div class="node-body article-body">The majority of American children are not meeting physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, which recommended several strategies for increasing physical activity.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com:80/studies/78-percent-us-children-do-not-meet-exercise-guidelines-report-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com:80/studies/78-percent-us-children-do-not-meet-exercise-guidelines-report-finds#comments Studies Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:09:00 +0000 59421 at http://clubindustry.com:80 <p>The overall physical activity grade of &ldquo;D-&ldquo; remains unchanged from the first National Physical Activity Plan Alliance report card issued in 2014. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p>