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Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro's July 2007 issue will
feature our annual ranking of the Top 100 revenue-producing fitness
facilities in the country. We'll rank the companies by 2006's gross
annual dollar volume. Should you be listed among them? If so, please
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Conference Wraps Up
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last week's International Health, Racquet and
Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show included
addresses from boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Vice Admiral Richard Carmona and
former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.
For a behind the scenes look at the trade show and sessions, visit our
Bally May Be
Delisted From New York Stock Exchange
CHICAGO -- Bally filed a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Form 8-K on Friday in which the company said its shares may be delisted
from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) if the company does not submit
an acceptable business plan that indicates how it will regain compliance
within 18 months. Read the full story.
The Xvest (adjustable weight vest) voted as "The Best Fitness
Product of the Year" by industry experts.
It's no wonder why the Xvest is utilized by the NFL, NBA, MLB and the
Summer and Winter Olympians. First responders and the military depend on
it for staying in top condition.
The Xvest can give your exercise and training the extra boost that it
needs. Put it on for jogging, power-walking, or with any aerobic
exercises. Your workout will be more productive and burn up to 70% more
calories in the same amount of time. Until now, there have been no
product on the market that allows you to condition aerobically while
building lean muscle mass. www.thexvest.com
Quarter Increase Almost 20 Percent
MINNEAPOLIS -- Health Fitness Corp., Minneapolis, experienced a 19.3
percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter 2006 and a 15.7
percent increase for all of 2006, according to the company, which
provides fitness and health management services. The company had revenue
for the fourth quarter of $17.1 million compared to $14.3 million for
the same period in 2005. Gross profit during the quarter increased 33.8
percent to $4.6 million from $3.4 million for the same period in 2005.
Read the full story.
WEST ORANGE, NJ, and WHIPPANY, NJ -- The JCC MetroWest branch in New
Jersey is outsourcing its health and fitness centers and membership
functions to the Manhattan-based fitness management company Plus One,
according to the New Jersey Jewish News. The outsourcing is
intended to make the JCC MetroWest's fitness centers more competitive
with commercial clubs and to improve their bottom line, the newspaper
reported. Read the full story.
Use Polar's Turnkey Cardio Coaching Program to:
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- Sell more Heart Rate Monitors.
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Carolina School Receives $350,000 Gift
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
has received a $350,000 gift from Charlotte-based supermarket chain
Harris Teeter and the Dickson Foundation to support student health and
wellness, according to the Triangle Business Journal. Read the
Class Comes to Yokosuka Naval Base
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN -- More than 30 sailors participated in the first
Zumba Master class sponsored by the Wellness and Fitness Center at Fleet
Activities Yokosuka on March 22. Read the full story.
Burns More Than 450 Calories
DENVER -- The circuit-training workout offered at Denver-based
fitness franchise 1-2-3 Fit burns more than 450 calories in 30 minutes,
according to a study released by The American Council on Exercise (ACE).
The study found that the 1-2-3 Fit circuit training workout was just as
effective -- if not more -- than other methods of exercise such as
playing sports, jogging or lifting weights for 30 minutes. Read the full
Fit to Print
Do you have a funny story about your club or member experience?
If so, e-mail Jennipher Shaver at email@example.com
by April 31 with your best One Last Thought. The Club Industry's
Fitness Business Pro staff will pick the top five stories, feature
them online and send Exerflex Flooring T-shirts to the winners.
BV Entertainment (BVe) now offers XM Satellite Radio® as an
option with its new AXS wireless system. BVe launched the new system at
IHRSA 2007, March 29-31 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 144 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.
MYE Entertainment introduced the new MYE "Download a New You" FitP3
programs at the 2007 IHRSA Convention in San Francisco, providing club
members with unlimited access to instant in-club downloads of treadmill,
elliptical, cycle and motivational fitness training tracks.
For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 145 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.
The Business Journal of Phoenix's seventh annual Forty Under
40 list for the Phoenix area listed National Academy of Sports Medicine
president and CEO Dr. Micheal Clark. The winners were chosen by an
independent panel of judges from among more than 130 nominations for
their career achievements, contributions to the betterment of the
community's future, leadership and vision. All candidates were required
to be 39 or younger as of March 1, 2007.
For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 146 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.
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