News http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7474/more en Retro Fitness Gets a New Kid on the Block http://clubindustry.com/profits/retro-fitness-gets-new-kid-block <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jordan Knight, one of the former members of 1980s pop music group New Kids on the Block, has converted his Cranston, RI, club to a Retro Fitness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/retro-fitness-gets-new-kid-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/retro-fitness-gets-new-kid-block#comments For-profits Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:00 +0000 37961 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Jordan Knight (center holding sign) took the strong work ethic he developed working in the music business as part of the 1980s pop music group New Kids on the Block and used it to open a gym with his brother in 1995. Knight recently converted his independent club to a Retro Fitness franchise. <em>Photo courtesy Retro Fitness.</em></p> IHRSA 2015 in Los Angeles Just Around the Corner http://clubindustry.com/profits/ihrsa-2015-los-angeles-just-around-corner <div class="field-byline"> James Dukart, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you haven't done so already, it's time to get in gear for IHRSA 2015, the 34th Annual International Convention and Trade Show of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), taking place March 11-14 in Los Angeles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/ihrsa-2015-los-angeles-just-around-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/ihrsa-2015-los-angeles-just-around-corner#comments For-profits Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:53:00 +0000 37931 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Commercial club operators and fitness vendors are gearing up for the 2015 IHRSA conference next week in Los Angeles. <em>Photo by The Photo Group, courtesy of IHRSA.</em></p> Long Island YMCA Settles Suit over Lifeguard Drowning http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/long-island-ymca-settles-suit-over-lifeguard-drowning <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Family of 17-year-old high school senior sued the YMCA of Long Island after the teenager drowned in the Y's pool in 2008. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/long-island-ymca-settles-suit-over-lifeguard-drowning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/long-island-ymca-settles-suit-over-lifeguard-drowning#comments Nonprofits Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:55:00 +0000 37921 at http://clubindustry.com Large Planet Fitness Franchise Gets Funding, Plans Expansion to West Coast http://clubindustry.com/profits/large-planet-fitness-franchise-gets-funding-plans-expansion-west-coast <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the largest franchise groups for Planet Fitness has secured a $58.75 million credit facility that will enable it to expand in its existing areas as well as possible expansion on the West Coast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/large-planet-fitness-franchise-gets-funding-plans-expansion-west-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/large-planet-fitness-franchise-gets-funding-plans-expansion-west-coast#comments For-profits Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:17:00 +0000 37911 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Lynne and Victor Brick (couple in the center holding large scissors) plan to expand their group of Planet Fitness franchises within their current markets of Maryland, Tennessee and Florida, but they also may be looking to the West Coast for expansion. <em>Photo courtesy of Victor Brick.</em></p> Life Time Fitness Reaches Possible $15 Million Settlement in TCPA Class Action Suit http://clubindustry.com/profits/life-time-fitness-reaches-possible-15-million-settlement-tcpa-class-action-suit <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, will pay from $10 million to $15 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).</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/life-time-fitness-reaches-possible-15-million-settlement-tcpa-class-action-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/life-time-fitness-reaches-possible-15-million-settlement-tcpa-class-action-suit#comments For-profits lifetime fitness Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:48:00 +0000 37821 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Even though Life Time Fitness asserted that it could text members with offers because the members gave the company their cell phone numbers, Life Time decided to settle a class action lawsuit related to the practice. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> New Orleans YMCA to End its Operation of Facility in Algiers District http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/new-orleans-ymca-end-its-operation-facility-algiers-district <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The West Bank YMCA at Federal City will continue to be run by the Y while a new operator is sought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/new-orleans-ymca-end-its-operation-facility-algiers-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nonprofits/new-orleans-ymca-end-its-operation-facility-algiers-district#comments Nonprofits Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:43:00 +0000 37801 at http://clubindustry.com Recreation Center Will Expand at Grand Valley State University http://clubindustry.com/universities/recreation-center-will-expand-grand-valley-state-university <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grand Valley State University's board of trustees has approved a $7.8 million expansion of its recreation center to address growing student demand for recreation and fitness opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/universities/recreation-center-will-expand-grand-valley-state-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/universities/recreation-center-will-expand-grand-valley-state-university#comments Universities Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:45:00 +0000 37791 at http://clubindustry.com <p>A 17,000-square-foot addition at Grand Valley State University&#39;s recreation center will enable the school to address growing student demand for health and fitness opportunities. <em>Photo by Kate Harmon, campus recreation director.</em></p> Life Time Fitness Reports 7 Percent Revenue Growth in 2014, Decreased Attrition http://clubindustry.com/profits/life-time-fitness-reports-7-percent-revenue-growth-2014-decreased-attrition <div class="field-byline"> Pamela Kufahl, director of content and engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Life Time Fitness had an 7 percent revenue growth for 2014 as well as a 8.3 percent growth in fourth quarter 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/life-time-fitness-reports-7-percent-revenue-growth-2014-decreased-attrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/life-time-fitness-reports-7-percent-revenue-growth-2014-decreased-attrition#comments For-profits lifetime fitness Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:27:00 +0000 37751 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Life Time Fitness experience revenue and membership growth in fourth quarter 2014 as well as full-year 2014. It also experience a decrease in membership attrition. <em>Photo courtesy of Life Time Fitness.&nbsp;</em></p> Town Sports International's Transition Year Results in Revenue Decrease in Q4 2014 http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-internationals-transition-year-results-revenue-decrease-q4-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Pamela Kufahl, director of content and engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Town Sports International experienced revenue decreases in fourth quarter and full year 2014 as it transitioned to a new pricing model by converting many of its clubs to high-value, low-priced facilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-internationals-transition-year-results-revenue-decrease-q4-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-internationals-transition-year-results-revenue-decrease-q4-2014#comments For-profits town sports Freemium Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:06:00 +0000 37741 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Town Sports International transitioned a majority of its clubs to a high-value, low-price model, resulting in a decrease in revenue for 2014. <em>Photo by Stuart Goldman.</em></p> Town Sports Evaluates Sale Possibility, Switches Up Management http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-evaluates-sale-possibility-switches-management <div class="node-body article-body">Town Sports International is evaluating whether to sell the company, and has moved Daniel Gallagher into the CEO role while former CEO Robert Giardina has been appointed executive chairman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-evaluates-sale-possibility-switches-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/town-sports-evaluates-sale-possibility-switches-management#comments For-profits Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:18:00 +0000 37731 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Possible sale on the horizon for publicly traded Town Sports International. <em>Photo courtesy of Town Sports International.</em></p>