News en Second Wave of Bomb Threats Hits JCCs This Month <div class="node-body article-body">For the second time in one month, multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country received bomb threats. After evacuations and a search of each of the 27 facilities, the threats were deemed a hoax. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000 60881 at <p>At least 27 JCCs, including this JCC in Overland Park, Kansas, were evacuated on Wednesday due to bomb threats. Police did not find bombs in any of the JCCs. This was the second wave of bomb threats to hit JCCs&nbsp;in January. (Photo by Katie Ferrell.)</p> Chris Clawson Leaves Life Fitness; Former GE Exec Appointed New President <div class="node-body article-body">After six years as president of Brunswick Corp.'s Life Fitness Division, Chris Clawson has left the company. Taking over as president is Jaime Irick, who has experience at GE "transforming traditional business models to compete in new and evolving markets," according to an announcement from Brunswick.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:14:00 +0000 60871 at <p>Brunswick Corp. made a change in the president role for its Life Fitness Division, replacing Chris&nbsp;Clawson&nbsp;(left) as president with former GE executive Jaime&nbsp;Irick (right).&nbsp;(Photos courtesy of Life Fitness.)</p> Fitness Franchisors Make Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500 List <div class="node-body article-body">Seventeen fitness franchise companies made the 2017 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, which was released this month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:39:00 +0000 60801 at <p>Club Pilates was one of three new fitness franchise companies on this year&#39;s Entrepreneur&#39;s Franchise 500 list. (Photo courtesy Club Pilates.)</p> Army Emphasizes Strength, Aerobics in New Physical Assessment Test <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) will place a greater emphasis on U.S. Army applicants' physical strength and aerobic ability through a series of monitored exercises. The test also encourages physical fitness prior to the recruitment and training processes, an Army spokesperson said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:07:00 +0000 60781 at <p>Recruits may request to retake the&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="OPAT">Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT)</span>&nbsp;if they fail.&nbsp;Multiple&nbsp;unsuccessful attempts may result in a military occupational specialty (MOS)&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="renegotiation">renegotiation</span>&nbsp;and a subsequent difficulty downgrade in the test. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Property Briefs: Anytime Fitness Plans Major Growth in Indiana, LA Fitness and Life Time Acquire New Properties <div class="node-body article-body">Anytime Fitness is planning multiple club openings throughout Northwest Indiana in 2017, and LA Fitness and Life Time Fitness are eying new properties in Tennessee and Oklahoma, respectively.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Universities Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 60771 at <p>Anytime Fitness is targeting nine new locations in Indiana&#39;s Calumet Region. The clubs are expected to open throughout 2017 and potentially into 2018. (Photo courtesy Anytime Fitness.)</p> ClubCorp Reviews Possible Sale of Company <div class="node-body article-body">After a September letter from an active investor complained about ClubCorp's share price and asked the company to look at strategic alternatives, ClubCorp announced that has formed a committee to look at options for the company. Those options might include a sale or a real estate investment trust, according to Reuters. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 60761 at <p>During the past two years, ClubCorp has purchased 12 golf and country clubs, some which include fitness centers. However, now the company has formed a committee to determine whether the company itself should now be sold. (Photo courtesy ClubCorp.)</p> University of Rhode Island Fitness Center Earns LEED Gold Certification <div class="node-body article-body">The 33,000-square-foot Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center at the University of Rhode Island earned a LEED Gold certification, the second-highest the offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center was formerly a dining hall before the university embarked on an $11 million renovation project that, in 2013, transformed the building.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Universities Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0000 60721 at <p>The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center for its use of sustainable bamboo flooring, rubber flooring made from recycled materials and hydration stations aimed at reducing the use of disposable bottles. (Photo by Joe Giblin.)</p> Equinox Limits Healthcare Coverage for Part-Time Employees <div class="node-body article-body">Equinox employees working less than 30 hours per week are no longer eligible for the company's top-tier healthcare packages, according to a story by Bloomberg. Now, part-time employees can only enroll in a self-described “limited medical plan” primarily focused on preventive services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> equinox Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:08:00 +0000 60611 at <p>Equinox issued an internal memo describing the coverage changes, according to Bloomberg. Executives told part-time employees they &ldquo;will have to make a change,&rdquo; suggesting they enroll in the Basic Plan, join a spouse&rsquo;s plan or seek assistance from (Photo by Stuart Goldman.)</p> Mother of Deceased Medical Student Sues Des Plaines Park District for Wrongful Death <div class="node-body article-body">Anisoara Frunza is seeking a trial by jury and $50,000 for medical and burial expenses against the Des Plaines Park District after her daughter collapsed and later died in 2015 while working out at the Prairie Lakes Community Center.. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:06:00 +0000 60591 at <p>The lawsuit alleges an automated external defibrillator (AED) was available at the time of Alexandra Frunza&#39;s collapse but never used. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Viral Fitness News: Life Time Bans Chris Brown, Flo Rida Visits Gold's Gym, Equinox's Bold Campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Life Time Fitness handed a lifetime ban to pop singer Chris Brown, while Flo Rida surprised trainers at a Texas Gold's Gym and a cancer survivor bared intimate scars in Equinox's new marketing campaign.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 60581 at <p>Pop singer Chris&nbsp;Brown and his friends were asked to leave a New York City Life Time Fitness club for allegedly&nbsp;using vulgarity and playing loud music. (Photo by Getty.)</p>