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Peak Fitness Agrees to Alter Misleading Ads
Club Hopping
Fuel Fitness Closes Chattanooga Facility
Eastern Lycoming Y Hits Building Speed Bump
The Sports Club Co. Revenue Increases 4 Percent
24 Hour Fitness to Team with Yankees
Bally Announces New Partnership
School Days
AAHPERD Name Stays the Same
NIRSA Teams with ACSM
Boot Camp
Regional Fitness Leaders On Board With Youth Fitness Training
Industry Beat
Campaign Urges African-Americans to Lose Weight
Foundation Pledges $500 Million to Reverse Childhood Obesity
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April.10.2007
April Articles Online Now
Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro's online how-to section helps our readers improve retention, increase sales, energize group exercise programming and more. Visit http://www.fitnessbusinesspro.com/stepbystep to read articles from industry experts.

Here's what to look for in April in our Step by Step online section.

Step by Step: Clubs
Stephen Holt, 2003 ACE Personal Trainer of the Year, discusses how to drive interest in your facility by starting a blog.

Step by Step: Sales
Leslie Nolen, CEO of the Radical Group, talks about how to troubleshoot your sales cycle in the second of this four-part series.

Step by Step: Personal Training
Jasmine Jafferali, fitness and wellness manager at The East Bank Club, addresses training a pregnant client.

Step by Step: Marketing
Pat Rigsby, co-owner of the Fitness Consulting Group, explains how to turn your club into a marketing powerhouse.

Step by Step: Spas
Karen Houshultz, owner of Apple Day Spa & Salon Inc., describes how to take the "fluff" out of sports massage.

If you would like to be a Step by Step columnist, please e-mail Jennipher Shaver at jennipher.shaver@penton.com with your mug shot, one paragraph bio and three topic ideas for 750-word, how-to articles.

Do You Have What it Takes?
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 click here to download the form.

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Hot News
Peak Fitness Agrees to Alter Misleading Ads
RALEIGH, NC -- Peak Fitness, a North Carolina chain that is facing a lawsuit from the state Attorney General's Office, agreed Wednesday to stop running misleading advertisements and to set aside money to cover future refunds. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
Fuel Fitness Closes Chattanooga Facility
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Manny Butera, who owns Fuel Fitness, closed one of his Chattanooga locations last week. Fuel Fitness filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, but Butera had kept open all of his Tennessee clubs until last week. He had already closed his Alabama, Colorado and Atlanta clubs. Read the full story.

Eastern Lycoming Y Hits Building Speed Bump
WILLIAMSPORT, PA -- The Eastern Lycoming YMCA in Williamsport, PA, needs to raise about $1.5 million after bids for its new facility came in more than $2 million above the architect's original estimate, according to The Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

The original estimate for building the new YMCA facility was $6.5 million. The bids that were opened pushed that cost to about $8.4 million. Total cost of the new building is $11.2 million. The proposed 47,000-square-foot Y would include a fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium and running track.

The Sports Club Co. Revenue Increases 4 Percent
LOS ANGELES -- The Sports Club Co. Inc., Los Angeles, saw a 4.4 percent growth in fourth quarter 2005 revenue and a 4.6 percent revenue growth for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006. Read the full story.

24 Hour Fitness to Team with Yankees
SAN RAMON, CA -- 24 Hour Fitness has signed a 10-year deal with the New York Yankees baseball club. Read the full story.

Bally Announces New Partnership
CHICAGO -- Bally Total Fitness recently announced a partnership with the Web site drugstore.com, an online provider of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products. Read the full story.

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School Days
AAHPERD Name Stays the Same
RESTON, VA -- The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) will keep its name. Read the full story.

NIRSA Teams with ACSM
INDIANAPOLIS -- The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recently announced a partnership that will make ACSM certification programs more accessible to NIRSA member institutions.

NIRSA and ACSM will work together to provide continuing education programs, health and fitness certifications, and professional development to NIRSA members. During the two-year agreement, key leaders in collegiate recreation and fitness programs will have greater access to National Commission for Certifying Agencies-accredited health and fitness certifications as well as discounts on ACSM workshops and exams.

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Boot Camp
Regional Fitness Leaders On Board With Youth Fitness Training
PEARL HARBOR, HI -- Fitness leaders from Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Naval Station Pearl Harbor (NAVSTA PH) participated in a two-day Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Youth Fitness Training seminar on March 27 and 28. Read the full story.

Industry Beat
Campaign Urges African-Americans to Lose Weight
WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, African-Americans rallied on the Mall in Washington to urge other African-Americans to lose weight in what organizers are calling the 50 Million Pound Challenge. Read the full story.

Foundation Pledges $500 Million to Reverse Childhood Obesity
PRINCETON, NJ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will commit at least $500 million during the next five years to tackle one of the most urgent public health threats facing our nation: childhood obesity. This is the largest commitment by any foundation to this issue. The foundation's goal is to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States by 2015. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Does your fitness facility work with injured Iraq War veterans? If so, e-mail Jennipher Shaver at jennipher.shaver@penton.com with more details. You may be contacted for a future article in Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro.
  • Last month, Midtown Tennis Club held a Super Service charity fundraiser that raised more than $19,000 for Tennis Opportunity Program, a Chicago nonprofit that provides academic and tennis instruction to disadvantaged youth. "Dual-Hand" Luke Jensen, tennis pro at the club, challenged local media personalities, members and guests to matches. Steven Schwartz, president and CEO of Midtown Tennis Club, served as guest umpire during the event.
  • The Nashua Valley (MA) Council of the Boy Scouts of America will give Timothy Richards, founder and owner of Lancaster-MA-based Orchard Hills Athletic Club, its Distinguished Citizen Award for 2007. Richards is also founder of the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Massachusetts. The presentation will occur at a celebratory dinner in June. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit thousands of Boy Scouts in 32 communities throughout the region.
  • Mara Raskin, certified Pilates instructor and owner of Vital Pilates Inc., Wilmington, DE, has joined Hockessin Athletic Club to establish Delaware's only fully equipped, certified, STOTT Pilates studio. Hockessin Athletic Club, a 110,000-square-foot facility, will open to the public in mid June with a floor devoted to group exercise and mind-body wellness. The club's Pilates studio will be staffed with local hires who will be trained and certified as STOTT Pilates instructors and who will offer private, semi-private and small group classes.
  • FitnessJobs.com and the Career Collection expanded their recruiting job board services to include video resumes and job postings to enhance the interviewing and selection process for both job seekers and employers.

  • For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 147 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.

  • John Heppenstall has been hired as Retention Management's new director of sales. Prior to joining the company, Heppenstall worked with CheckFree as senior sales executive and for MembersFirst as a regional sales manager.

  • For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 148 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.

  • Star Trac and MYE Entertainment entered a long-term global distribution and product development partnership to provide fitness facility operators with club entertainment options, Tony Garcia, MYE Entertainment president, and Steve Nero, Star Trac president, announced.

  • For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 149 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.


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