Texas Tech University has partnered with Escape Fitness and Marathon Fitness to transform two dormant racquetball courts into a functional fitness training facility on its Lubbock campus—the first of its kind among Lone Star state universities....More
With the help of ClubIntel, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recently issued its annual 2016 Health Club Consumer Report. Click through this photo gallery for the report's six key insights about trends in the fitness industry.
Retro Fitness plans to open 30 franchised clubs during the next three years in the growing Florida markets of Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Orlando and West Palm Beach....More
A former Life Time Fitness policy that dictated that uniform costs be subtracted from employees’ first paychecks led to an alleged violation of minimum wage rules, according to the U.S. Department of Labor....More
Fitness trends to watch for in 2017 include new ones and the return of old favorites, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), which this week released its picks for top fitness trends for the coming year.
The Association of Fitness Studios has released its second annual report detailing key financial elements of the studio business, including average annual revenue, average retention rate and average pay for trainers....More
Yoga practitioner and founder of Def Jam Recordings, Russell Simmons, has opened a yoga and lifestyle studio with a retail element. The retail element is in partnership with activewear company The Moret Group....More
Representatives from the Frankfort (Kentucky) YMCA and the YMCA of Central Kentucky discussed the terms of a possible merger at a Nov. 11 meeting. The merger, which awaits votes from the board, would allow the groups to share services and improve operational costs....More
Intrigued by the idea of opening a health club in a unique space? Click through this photo gallery to find out how Wisconsin Athletic Club, DavidBartonGym, Under Armour Performance Center powered by FX Fitness at 10 Light Street, and Snap Fitness Catskill each made their location a destination.
In SoulCycle's initial public offering filing from July 2015, company representatives said they “believe that the SoulCycle brand can be successfully transported abroad" at a rate of 10 to 15 new studio openings every year....More
New product rollouts and increased consumer demand contributed to the sale of 5.3 million Fitbit products and revenue of $503.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 for the company, according to financials released by Fitbit on Friday....More