Nonprofits en 11 JCCs Receive Bomb Threats <div class="node-body article-body">Bomb threats were called in for a fourth time this year to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) around the country on Monday, causing evacuations of the centers. No bombs were found at any of the JCCs, and no one was injured. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:48:00 +0000 61731 at <p>The bomb threats called into 11&nbsp;JCCs&nbsp;on Monday were deemed hoaxes as were the threats called in three times in January. Many of the JCCs include fitness centers that had to be evacuated due to the bomb threats. (Photo courtesy JCC Association.)</p> Legal Briefs: Shooting Suspects Arrested at Indiana Gym; 24 Hour Fitness Legal Win, Member Ban <div class="node-body article-body">Shooting suspects were arrested in the foyer of a fitness center in Indiana while 24 Hour Fitness won an injury case and faces a lawsuit related to banning a member.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Nonprofits Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:19:00 +0000 61551 at <div>The former director of the Sonoma Valley Boys and Girls Club in Santa Rosa, California, has been charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a child. He was arrested in September when allegations first surfaced. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</div> Survey: One in Four Gym Members Are Dissatisfied with Their Health Clubs <div class="node-body article-body">Market Force Information recently surveyed more than 4,000 U.S. health club members and learned that a quarter of them are dissatisfied with their health clubs, but churn at YMCAs is lowest. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Nonprofits Studies Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:50:00 +0000 61121 at <p>Of the health club clients surveyed, 81 percent said they use the facility&#39;s aerobic equipment, 76 percent said they use weightlifting equipment and 60 percent said they attended fitness classes. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Second Wave of Bomb Threats Hits JCCs This Month <div class="node-body article-body">For the second time in one month, multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country received bomb threats. After evacuations and a search of each of the 27 facilities, the threats were deemed a hoax. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000 60881 at <p>At least 27 JCCs, including this JCC in Overland Park, Kansas, were evacuated on Wednesday due to bomb threats. Police did not find bombs in any of the JCCs. This was the second wave of bomb threats to hit JCCs&nbsp;in January. (Photo by Katie Ferrell.)</p> Property Briefs: SoulCycle Expands in Houston, Planet Fitness Expands in California; Kishwaukee Hospital Proposes $46 Million Facility <div class="node-body article-body">The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital has proposed a $46 million wellness center in DeKalb, Illinois, while SoulCycle and Planet Fitness expand operations in Texas and California, respectively. Many YMCAs and Jewish Community Centers across the country are also kicking off the new year with renovation projects.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Medical Nonprofits Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:21:00 +0000 60381 at <p>SoulCycle opened its second Houston studio, which is also its fifth in Texas, according to a media report. This photo is of another SoulCycle location. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for&nbsp;SoulCycle.)</p> Gainesville YMCA Has 30 Days to Raise $1.2 Million, Avoid Closure <div class="node-body article-body">The North Central Florida YMCA initially was set to close on Dec. 30, but after raising $784,000 toward its $1.2 million debt in a recent two-week span, the Y's directors now say the organization has until Jan. 31 to seek additional donations and prevent permanent closure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:10:00 +0000 60361 at <p>Although the Y needs $1.2 million to remain operational, an additional $300,000 would address &ldquo;critical facility renovations,&quot; according to the Y&#39;s website. (Photo courtesy YMCA.)</p> Property Briefs: $17.5 Million YMCA to Open in Shreveport; Life Time Expands to Folsom <div class="node-body article-body">Several YMCA projects come to fruition in Louisiana, Washington and Florida, while Life Time Fitness expands in California and 24 Hour Fitness expands in Texas.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Nonprofits Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:35:00 +0000 59751 at <p>The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is slated to open its latest $17.5 million facility in Shreveport<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</span>on Jan. 21. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Idaho Voters Reject Bonds to Add Pools, Library to Local YMCA Project <div class="node-body article-body">The Treasure Valley YMCA is expected to offer a gymnasium, youth development services and group exercise studios, but budgetary restrictions will not cover pool costs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:12:00 +0000 59541 at <p>While the bonds were rejected by voters, YMCA representatives remain open to any partnerships that could guarantee aquatic offerings at the facility.</p> New Indianapolis YMCA to Offer Dedicated Veteran Services <div class="node-body article-body">The planned Pike OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will dedicate a 5,000-square-foot space to specialty veteran services, such as physical therapy and job placement classes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Government Nonprofits Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:00 +0000 59531 at <p>The area surrounding the planned YMCA facility is home to about 120,000 veterans, according to the Indy Star.</p> Frankfort Y Eyes Potential Merger with YMCA of Central Kentucky <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonprofits Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:34:00 +0000 59411 at <p>A decision on the merger is expected before the end of the year, and if it does occur, it could take most of 2017 for the groups to acclimate to the merger, according to YMCA of Central Kentucky CEO David&nbsp;Martorano.&nbsp;(Photo courtesy YMCA.)</p>