News http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7474/more en 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 ClubCorp to Acquire Sequoia Golf for $265 Million http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubcorp-acquire-sequoia-golf-265-million <div class="node-body article-body">ClubCorp, Dallas, has agreed to acquire the stock and assets of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf for $265 million, the companies announced today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubcorp-acquire-sequoia-golf-265-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/clubcorp-acquire-sequoia-golf-265-million#comments For-profits Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:01:00 +0000 31451 at http://clubindustry.com Former Planet Fitness Employee Sentenced in Peeping Tom Case http://clubindustry.com/planet-fitness/former-planet-fitness-employee-sentenced-peeping-tom-case <div class="node-body article-body">A former Planet Fitness employee in Michigan was sentenced Monday to state prison after secretly attempting to videotape a woman undressing in the club's tanning room.</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/planet-fitness/former-planet-fitness-employee-sentenced-peeping-tom-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/planet-fitness/former-planet-fitness-employee-sentenced-peeping-tom-case#comments planet fitness Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:54:00 +0000 31441 at http://clubindustry.com YMCA Landlord Convicted of Embezzlement http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/ymca-landlord-convicted-embezzlement <div class="node-body article-body">The property manager of the Bethlehem (PA) YMCA's housing unit was convicted of stealing more than $94,000 from the Y.</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/ymca-landlord-convicted-embezzlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/ymca-landlord-convicted-embezzlement#comments Nonprofits Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:18:00 +0000 31431 at http://clubindustry.com Senator Says Fitness Apps Could Present 'True Privacy Nightmare' http://clubindustry.com/news/senator-says-fitness-apps-could-present-true-privacy-nightmare <div class="node-body article-body">Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York, wants fitness device and app companies to provide an opportunity for users to opt-out before personal health data can be provided to third parties such as employers and insurance companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/news/senator-says-fitness-apps-could-present-true-privacy-nightmare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/news/senator-says-fitness-apps-could-present-true-privacy-nightmare#comments News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:16:00 +0000 31421 at http://clubindustry.com <p>U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention outside the Barclays Center on Monday. This week, Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission to give fitness app users an option to withhold their health information so that it cannot be obtained by third parties.<em> Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images.</em></p> Three Fitness Companies Named to Top 25 'Most Innovative' List http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/three-fitness-companies-named-top-25-most-innovative-list <div class="node-body article-body">Fitbit, TRX and Flywheel are among the top 25 most innovative consumer and retail brands cited by Entrepreneur magazine.</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/manufacturers/three-fitness-companies-named-top-25-most-innovative-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/three-fitness-companies-named-top-25-most-innovative-list#comments Manufacturers Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 31411 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The Fitbit Force was displayed in the Fitbit booth at the 2014 International CES held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. <em>Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.</em></p>