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January.11.2011 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Important Note from the Editors
Familiar Fitness Brands Make Franchise 500
Sports Club/LA Invests $2 Million in Equipment
The Dangers of Old or Unbolted Gym Equipment
With ABC Complete, Star Trac Focuses on AFP for 2011
YMCA, United Healthcare Partner for Healthier Kids
New Air Force Fitness Policy Revised
What’s Your Club’s Role in the Future of Fitness?
Rulon Gardner Trying Not to Cheat Death Again
Step by Step: Make Room for Fee-Based Programming
Facility News
Supplier News


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Familiar Fitness Brands Make Franchise 500
The 2011 Franchise 500 list produced by Entrepreneur magazine includes many of the same fitness companies that appeared on last year’s list.
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Sports Club/LA Invests $2 Million in Equipment
The Sports Club/LA recently installed $2 million worth of new equipment at its clubs, according to the company. The West Los Angeles club received $1 million in new equipment and the Beverly Hills club received another $1 million in new equipment.
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The Dangers of Old or Unbolted Gym Equipment
In the wake of the Cybex International $66 million product liability suit announced last month, some manufacturers and club operators are taking a second look at the equipment in their facilities and the idea of bolting it down.
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With ABC Complete, Star Trac Focuses on AFP for 2011
After an eventful and sometimes difficult 2010, Star Trac kicked off the new year with some promise.
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YMCA, United Healthcare Partner for Healthier Kids
The YMCA of Greater Providence is teaming with insurers United Healthcare to offer a program aimed at helping overweight youths aged 6 to 17 reach a healthy weight.
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New Air Force Fitness Policy Revised
Six months after its implementation, the U.S. Air Force has fine-tuned its new fitness policy in response to feedback from airmen.
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From the Blog
What’s Your Club’s Role in the Future of Fitness?
It’s one of the big paradoxes of the club industry—there are more people in the United States than ever who need the healthier way of life that a fitness club offers, but how do you get those people who haven’t learned to value fitness in the door?
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Rulon Gardner Trying Not to Cheat Death Again
Losing weight is just the latest battle in the incredible life of Rulon Gardner. As a contestant on this season’s “The Biggest Loser,” which airs again tonight, Gardner tipped the scales at 474 pounds, more than 200 pounds heavier than he was as an Olympic champion wrestler.
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In Brief
Step by Step: Make Room for Fee-Based Programming
Avoid the pitfalls associated with fee-based programming with advice from Ann Gilbert, director of fitness for Shapes Total Fitness for Women.
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Facility News
  • Crunch, New York, will open its eighth franchise club in February in Norwalk, CT. The 20,000-square-foot club will sit across from a Costco and will include more than 80 pieces of cardio and strength equipment. The club also will offer personal training, tanning and an online fitness and nutrition program. Owners Eugene Russo and David and Kristen Oddie are local to the area and plan to open more Crunch franchise clubs in the future.
  • 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, has entered into a partnership with USA Water Polo. As part of the agreement, 24 Hour will provide discounted memberships to the USA Water Polo men’s and women’s senior national team members to support their training for the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
  • Curves International, Waco, TX, is partnering with dance-fitness program Zumba Fitness, Hollywood, FL, to offer a 30-minute class called Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness. Participants will work out on each Curves strength machine for one minute and do Zumba moves with a certified instructor for one minute in between each machine. During the introductory period, Curves is offering the classes free for one week to both members and nonmembers.

  • Supplier News
  • Life Fitness, Schiller Park, IL, has appointed Dan Wille as its vice president of global marketing and brand management. Wille, who has been with the company for 16 years, returns to Life Fitness corporate headquarters from the United Kingdom, where he served as country manager since July 2008. Murray Rudkin succeeds Wille as country manager of the U.K. Rudkin, who has been with Life Fitness for 10 years, was most recently the company’s director of the U.K. sales unit.
  • LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, says the use of Cintas ReviveR automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in LA Fitness clubs has helped save more than 50 lives. Cintas Corp. has begun the Cintas ReviveR Survivor Program, an initiative that honors responders who demonstrate life-saving emergency skills using the ReviveR. Cintas’ AEDs have saved more than 160 lives to date, according to the company.
  • Greg Maurer has joined New Paradigm Partners as an associate partner. Maurer invented the Training Camp Slide, to which he eventually sold the rights. He later developed a proprietary weight management program used in 12 centers and managed a team of 15 trainers/instructors. He was the general manager of Hockessin Athletic Club, Hockessin, DE, and held similar positions at the Pike Creek Fitness Club, Wilmington, DE, and the Tilton Fitness Club, Mays Landing, NJ.
  • Fundamental Fitness Products has appointed Brent Metzger as president. Metzger has served the club industry in a variety of roles, including fitness director, training director, and membership and marketing director for YMCAs and for-profit facilities in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Fundamental Fitness Products is an Internet-based manufacturer and retailer of more than 1,500 commercial-grade fitness products and is a preferred vendor for Anytime Fitness.
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