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IHRSA Conference Wraps Up
Bally May Be Delisted From New York Stock Exchange
Club Hopping
HFC Fourth Quarter Increase Almost 20 Percent
NJ JCCs Outsource Fitness
School Days
North Carolina School Receives $350,000 Gift
Boot Camp
Zumba Master Class Comes to Yokosuka Naval Base
Industry Beat
Circuit Workout Burns More Than 450 Calories
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April.02.2007
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Hot News
IHRSA 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 blog.

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.

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Club Hopping
HFC Fourth 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.

NJ JCCs Outsource Fitness
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.

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School Days
North 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 full story.

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Boot Camp
Zumba Master 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.

Industry Beat
Circuit Workout 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 story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Do you have a funny story about your club or member experience? If so, e-mail Jennipher Shaver at jennipher.shaver@penton.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.


    Speaking Out
    Reader Poll
    Visit our Web site to participate in an online poll that asks the following question:

    Did you attend the IHRSA show in San Francisco?

    Results from the last Speaking Out:
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    Children: 71%

    Adults: 29%



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