A dozen members of Global Gym have filed complaints with the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office because they were charged for dues for the month of March despite the gym being closed the entire month due to a February fire....More
During the next two weeks, 10 Blast Fitness clubs will have permanently shut their doors. Although some locations have already abruptly closed, others in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Minnesota and on the East Coast will soon cease operations....More
More business owners are investing in corporate wellness, a market that continues to show strong growth, according to a recent report. Over the next five years, corporate wellness industry revenue is forecast to grow by 8.4 percent annually....More
Jillian Michaels will launch a TV show that seeks to uncover the next big group exercise program. She now offers her 30-minute group exercise program to health clubs and has teamed with Curves to integrate a workout program in its facilities....More
A franchisee of World Gym closed three of his locations in Arkansas earlier this week after a lawsuit related to alleged unpaid rent of $476,423 was filed against him, according to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal....More
The board of directors for Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (TSI), New York, has approved the immediate appointment of five new board members and the resignation of four members. In addition, former TSI CEO Robert Giardina will serve as a member of the board as a non-employee director....More
A former Planet Fitness member is suing the company on seven counts after her membership was revoked for telling other female members about the company's non-discrimination policy allowing transgender people to use the locker room of their choice....More
ClubCorp has signed agreements to acquire a multi-club portfolio of six golf clubs for a combined purchase price of just under $44 million. The sellers are Stratford Golf Partners and Accord Golf Capital and the acquisition will be funded from existing liquidity. This acquisition includes four private clubs, one semi-private club and one public golf club, adding 171 holes of golf in already established ClubCorp markets throughout the Southeast United States....More
IHRSA 2015 wrapped up on Saturday after four days of educational sessions, keynote addresses, early morning workouts, demonstrations, exhibitors and parties, parties, parties. Next year's event will move to March 21-24 in Orlando.
For more about this year's event, scroll through the images in the photo gallery above.
The world is changing, and how well fitness facility operators adapt to that change will determine their success, three of the keynoters at last week's IHRSA conference in Los Angeles indicated to varying degrees....More
Life Time Fitness, Inc., Chanhassen, MN, has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners and TPG will acquire Life Time in a transaction valued at more than $4 billion....More