News http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7474/more en World Gym Franchisee Sued for $476,000 in Rent, Closes Three Locations in Arkansas http://clubindustry.com/profits/world-gym-franchisee-sued-476000-rent-closes-three-locations-arkansas <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</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/world-gym-franchisee-sued-476000-rent-closes-three-locations-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/world-gym-franchisee-sued-476000-rent-closes-three-locations-arkansas#comments For-profits world gym Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:15:00 +0000 38811 at http://clubindustry.com Former LA Boxing Owner Acquires Club Pilates http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-la-boxing-owner-acquires-club-pilates <div class="field-byline"> Pamela Kufahl, director of content and engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Club Pilates, San Diego, has been acquired by LAG Fit Inc. for an undisclosed sum. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-la-boxing-owner-acquires-club-pilates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-la-boxing-owner-acquires-club-pilates#comments For-profits Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:00 +0000 38801 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Club Pilates has 35 open studios with 50 more opening soon, but its management has stated plans to expand with the additional capital from a new owner, LAG Fit LLC. <em>Photo courtesy of Club Pilates.</em></p> YMCA Will Spend $20 Million to Renovate and Expand Facility in Downtown Charlotte, NC http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/ymca-will-spend-20-million-renovate-and-expand-facility-downtown-charlotte-nc <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The YMCA of Greater Charlotte (NC) will spend $20 million to modernize, expand and renovate its 55-year-old facility in downtown Charlotte.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/ymca-will-spend-20-million-renovate-and-expand-facility-downtown-charlotte-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/ymca-will-spend-20-million-renovate-and-expand-facility-downtown-charlotte-nc#comments Nonprofits Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:56:00 +0000 38791 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The steel-and-glass facade planned for the Dowd YMCA in Charlotte, NC, will make the facility a recognizable presence in the city&#39;s downtown. (<em>Rendering courtesy of YMCA of Greater Charlotte</em>)</p> Blink Fitness Grew Club Numbers by 40 Percent in 2014, Plans to Open 300 Locations Nationwide by 2020 http://clubindustry.com/profits/blink-fitness-grew-club-numbers-40-percent-2014-plans-open-300-locations-nationwide-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">Low-priced brand Blink Fitness added 14 clubs in 2014 and plans to add a minimum of 12 this year as it sets its sights on becoming a national brand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/blink-fitness-grew-club-numbers-40-percent-2014-plans-open-300-locations-nationwide-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/blink-fitness-grew-club-numbers-40-percent-2014-plans-open-300-locations-nationwide-2020#comments For-profits equinox Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:39:00 +0000 38731 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Equinox&#39;s low-priced brand, Blink, now has 35 clubs with a minimum of 12 more set to open this year. By 2020, the brand plans to have 300 locations around the country. <em>Photo courtesy of Blink.</em></p> Two Cases Related to Planet Fitness Result in Pay Outs http://clubindustry.com/planet-fitness/two-cases-related-planet-fitness-result-pay-outs <div class="field-byline"> James Dukart, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two lawsuits related to Planet Fitness' original owners and a franchisee have led to payouts of about $4 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/planet-fitness/two-cases-related-planet-fitness-result-pay-outs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/planet-fitness/two-cases-related-planet-fitness-result-pay-outs#comments planet fitness Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:37:00 +0000 38681 at http://clubindustry.com <p>As Planet Fitness considers an initial public offering, the company&nbsp;has been in the news recently for a few lawsuits as well as expansions by some of its franchisees. <em>Photo by Jennifer Ray.</em></p> Town Sports Reworks Board of Directors, Giardina to Serve as Non-Employee Board Member http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-reworks-board-directors-giardina-serve-non-employee-board-member <div class="field-byline"> Pamela Kufahl, director of content and engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-reworks-board-directors-giardina-serve-non-employee-board-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-reworks-board-directors-giardina-serve-non-employee-board-member#comments For-profits town sports Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:12:00 +0000 38671 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Town Sports International is making changes to its board as it pursues a possible sale and a possible move back to a private company. <em>Photo courtesy of Town Sports International.&nbsp;</em></p> Former Member Sues Planet Fitness over Locker Room Policy on Transgenders http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-member-sues-planet-fitness-over-locker-room-policy-transgenders <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-member-sues-planet-fitness-over-locker-room-policy-transgenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/former-member-sues-planet-fitness-over-locker-room-policy-transgenders#comments For-profits planet fitness Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:20:00 +0000 38661 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Both the Planet Fitness franchisee in Midland, MI, and the corporate Planet Fitness in Newington, NH, are named in the lawsuit. <em>Photo courtesy of Planet Fitness.</em></p> James Madison University Doubling the Size of Recreation Center http://clubindustry.com/universities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">First phase of $57 million project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/universities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/universities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center#comments Universities Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:47:00 +0000 38651 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Rendering of climbing wall that will be part of the expanded University Recreation Center at James Madison University. <em>Rendering courtesy of James Madison University.</em></p> Teen Shot to Death Outside Virginia YMCA http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/teen-shot-death-outside-virginia-ymca <div class="node-body article-body">A dispute between two boys erupts in gun violence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/teen-shot-death-outside-virginia-ymca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/teen-shot-death-outside-virginia-ymca#comments Nonprofits Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:35:00 +0000 38611 at http://clubindustry.com Town Sports International Opens Second BFX Studio While Continuing Expansion of Low-Price Brand http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-international-opens-second-bfx-studio-while-continuing-expansion-low-price-brand <div class="field-byline"> Pamela Kufahl, director of content and engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Town Sports International (TSI), New York, has opened its second luxury boutique facility while continuing its low-price model expansions with its Sports Club brand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-international-opens-second-bfx-studio-while-continuing-expansion-low-price-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-international-opens-second-bfx-studio-while-continuing-expansion-low-price-brand#comments For-profits town sports Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:18:00 +0000 38571 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Town Sports International&#39;s second BFX Studio includes floor-to-ceiling windows, historical architectural details and this private session training floor among other features in the Financial District of New York City. <em>Photo courtesy of Town Sports International.&nbsp;</em></p>