Commercial Clubs en DavidBartonGym Sued by New York State for Failing to Refund Member Money after Closure, Bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body">After Club Ventures Investments, which does business as DavidBartonGym, closed eight of its clubs in late 2016 and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it failed to refund money to more than 5,000 members, leading to a lawsuit by the New York Attorney General's Office. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:25:00 +0000 61721 at <p>The suit argues that executives were &ldquo;well aware that the health clubs were in a financially precarious position,&rdquo; yet they continued to solicit new club memberships and service payments through early December. (Photo courtesy DavidBartonGym.)</p> Town Sports International Reports Fifth-Straight Year of Revenue Decline <div class="node-body article-body">Town Sports International reported fourth quarter revenue of $96.1 million and year-end revenue of $396.9 million, decreases of $4.7 million and $27.4 million, respectively.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0000 61711 at <p>Town Sports International reported a small increase in its member count from 541,000 in 2015 to 544,000 in 2016, despite a fourth-quarter drop of 1,000 members. (Photo by Stuart Goldman.)</p> State Officials Consider Fate of Yoga Regulation in Idaho and Washington <div class="node-body article-body">Two states are considering regulating yoga instruction, which if implemented could cost studios as much as $3,000 in state-required renewal and certification fees. Since 2014, activist group the Yoga Alliance has successfully lobbied against the implementation of regulatory laws in seven states.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:47:00 +0000 61631 at <p>On Feb. 2, a&nbsp;bill was introduced to Idaho&rsquo;s House Education Committee on that would exempt yoga instruction from an official state list of &quot;proprietary schools.&quot;&nbsp;A similar&nbsp;bill is awaiting a vote in Washington&rsquo;s Senate. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Viral Fitness News: Veteran Saves Collapsed Friend; LA Fitness Patron Strips Naked; Club Vandalism <div class="node-body article-body">An Air Force staff sergeant resuscitated his incapacitated friend at a Florida health club, while a patron and former employee cause ruckuses at an LA Fitness in Michigan and a Quik Fit in Tennessee, respectively.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:54:00 +0000 61611 at <p>A woman was captured on video stripping out of her clothes and loudly arguing with employees inside an LA Fitness facility in Southfield, Michigan, on Jan. 25. (Photo by Pamela Kufahl.)</p> Blink Fitness Makes a Move into the West Coast Market <div class="node-body article-body">Blink Fitness announced that by the end of the year it will open its first location in California, a facility to be located inside the 87-year-old Huntington Park Warner Theatre. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:40:00 +0000 61571 at <p>Blink Fitness is aiming to have open 300 health clubs within five years. The new opening in Los Angeles will be the brand&#39;s first on the West Coast. (Photo courtesy Blink Fitness.)</p> Legal Briefs: Shooting Suspects Arrested at Indiana Gym; 24 Hour Fitness Legal Win, Member Ban <div class="node-body article-body">Shooting suspects were arrested in the foyer of a fitness center in Indiana while 24 Hour Fitness won an injury case and faces a lawsuit related to banning a member.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Nonprofits Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:19:00 +0000 61551 at <div>The former director of the Sonoma Valley Boys and Girls Club in Santa Rosa, California, has been charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a child. He was arrested in September when allegations first surfaced. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</div> Property Briefs: Life Time Rebuilds in California; 24 Hour Anchors Florida Development; BWI Gets Gym <div class="node-body article-body">24 Hour Fitness and Life Time Fitness establish new clubs in Winter Park, Florida, and San Clemente, California, respectively. ROAM Fitness opens its first gym inside the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Medical Government Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:16:00 +0000 61531 at <p>ROAM Fitness opened in late January at the BWI Airport in Baltimore. It&#39;s the first of several gyms the company plans to open in airports. (Photo courtesy ROAM Fitness.)</p> World Gym Will Open 30 New Gyms Internationally by Q2 <div class="node-body article-body">Of the 30 new health clubs that World Gym will open in the second quarter, five will be located in the United States in California, Tennessee and Texas. Many of the international openings will be in Asia.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:35:00 +0000 61501 at <div>The marketing and sales initiatives of World Gym&#39;s international team have helped to fuel the company&#39;s recent expansions, director Marcus Cammilleri said in a statement. (Photo courtesy World Gym.)</div> Flywheel Sports Lures Former Equinox President Sarah Robb O’Hagan to CEO Role <div class="node-body article-body">Former Equinox President Sarah Robb O'Hagan will now head Flywheel Sports, a competitor of Equinox's SoulCycle brand. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:52:00 +0000 61301 at <p>Sarah Robb O&#39;Hagan left Equinox in February 2016 to write a book and start up a content platform.&nbsp;</p> Drunken Falls Killed Yoga Mogul Trevor Tice, Investigators Confirm <div class="node-body article-body">A San Diego County medical examiner concluded Trevor Tice’s blunt-force head trauma was the result of repeated falls while under the influence of alcohol and a mix of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:35:00 +0000 61181 at <div>Trevor Tice&rsquo;s blood-alcohol content at his time of death was .20, more than twice the legal limit of .08, according to the New York Daily News. (Photo courtesy CorePower Yoga.)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>