The Earlywine Park YMCA in Moore, OK, apologized to members after an employee asked two breastfeeding moms to do so in the family locker room rather than in the women's locker room. The Y says the request was about children in the locker rooms, not breastfeeding....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.
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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
Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (TSI), New York, will spend $5 million in advertising and marketing to promote the move of 84 percent of its health clubs to its premier membership high-value, low-price (HVLP) model, the company announced today. By comparison, TSI spent $1.6 million on advertising and marketing in first quarter 2014....More
Winter has delivered a wallop to the Boston, MA, and greater New England area in 2015, and that has wreaked havoc on the budgets of fitness facilities there. As of March 6, about 110 inches of snow had fallen this winter at Boston's Logan Airport. To dig out from under the heavy snow, some Boston-area health club operators blew their annual snow removal budgets by the end of February.
Winter has wreaked havoc on the budgets of fitness facilities in New England. To dig out from under the heavy snow, some Boston-area health club operators blew their annual snow removal budgets by the end of February....More
Core Health & Fitness LLC, parent company of Star Trac and StairMaster, exceeded its sales targets in 2014 with a 19 percent year over year growth in sales revenue and is realigning its management team....More
Colorado Senate Bill 186, which exempts yoga teacher training courses, programs and schools from the provisions of Colorado's Private Occupational Education Act of 1981, will move to the full Colorado Senate for a vote....More