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Bally Plans Chapter 11 Filing
Club Hopping
Animal Steroids Sold to Club Members, Investigators Say
Oklahoma Club Owner Allegedly Sold Steroids
Fundraising Campaign Begins for Oklahoma Y
Club One Partners with Silver Creek Sportsplex
School Days
NJ Starts Office of Nutrition and Fitness
Several Rec Centers Under Construction
Boot Camp
Navy Program Addresses Summer Sports Risks
Industry Beat
Minimum Wage Increase Passes in Congress
Employers Shift Focus to Prevention
Nearby Centers, Discount Programs Encourage Participation
Survey Highlights Six Diet Disconnects
Fit to Print
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Hot News
Bally Plans Chapter 11 Filing
CHICAGO -- After months of speculation about a possible bankruptcy filing, Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. says it plans to file Chapter 11 restructuring. The company announced the plans yesterday after holders of more than 80 percent of its 9.875 percent senior subordinated notes agreed in principle to swap $150 million of the notes, which will mature this year, for new subordinated notes, common equity and the right to participate in a $77.5 million rights offering. Bally must get consents from other bondholders before filing for Chapter 11. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
Animal Steroids Sold to Club Members, Investigators Say
SAN FRANCISCO -- Investigators in Alameda County, CA, believe a man sold animal steroids disguised as illegal human steroids to people in Bay Area fitness clubs, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Read the full story.

Oklahoma Club Owner Allegedly Sold Steroids
MUSKOGEE, OK -- Prosecution witnesses described during a Tuesday hearing undercover drug buys allegedly made during a five-month investigation of a Muskogee, OK, fitness club owner, the Muskogee Phoenix reported. Read the full story.

Fundraising Campaign Begins for Oklahoma Y
ENID, OK -- The Denny Price Family YMCA in Enid, OK, began a fundraising campaign to finance a renovation to expand the cardio and weightlifting areas as well as the development of a teen fitness area, along with new construction of a nursery and administrative offices, according to The Enid News & Eagle. Read the full story.

Club One Partners with Silver Creek Sportsplex
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pre-sale memberships are underway for Club One Inc.'s newest fitness center set to open this month. Located in the Silver Creek community just south of San Jose, CA, the 60,000-square-foot fitness club marks Club One's fifth addition to the South Bay, CA, area. The center will be located in the 200,000-square-foot Silver Creek Sportsplex, a family sports facility featuring in-line hockey rinks, soccer fields, restaurants and retail space. Read the full story.

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School Days
NJ Starts Office of Nutrition and Fitness
TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey's new Office of Nutrition and Fitness will better coordinate programs aimed at preventing obesity, the Associated Press reported. Read the full story.

Several Rec Centers Under Construction
NATIONWIDE -- The spring semester has ended, but several colleges and universities are still hard at work planning, constructing or adding to their student recreation centers. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Navy Program Addresses Summer Sports Risks
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Sailors and Marines are statistically more likely to be involved in a mishap when they're off-duty during summer months, according to officials at the Safety Office at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. Looking to prevent that, officials hosted "Hot Rods: Hazards of Recreational Off Duty Safety," a program that taught sailors how to remain safe while enjoying summer recreational activities. Read the full story.

Industry Beat
Minimum Wage Increase Passes in Congress
WASHINGTON, DC -- Recently, Congress approved a bill that would increase minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour. More than half of the 50 states already have a minimum wage higher than the current federal minimum wage, and seven states' minimum wage is higher than $7.25, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a research group. Read the full story.

Employers Shift Focus to Prevention
CHICAGO -- U.S. employers are thinking differently about health care, increasingly focusing on efforts to prevent employees from becoming sick, according to a survey by the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH). The group, which is a coalition of private and public employers, presented the findings of its nationwide survey of more than 160 U.S. employers at its annual conference last month. Read the full story.

Nearby Centers, Discount Programs Encourage Participation
EAGAN, MN --- According to a study by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, people who use fitness center discount programs are more likely to live close to a fitness center (63.3 percent of those surveyed live within two miles of a participating fitness center), and nearly half of fitness discount users (43 percent surveyed) say they joined a fitness center because of the discount. Read the full story.

Survey Highlights Six Diet Disconnects
WASHINGTON, DC -- More than half of Americans say they are trying to lose weight, and a majority of them say they are trying to improve the healthfulness of their diet and increase their level of physical activity. However, nine out of 10 Americans do not know how many calories they should consume in a day. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • SuperSlow Zone (SSZ) opened its first Boca Raton, FL, location this week. The fitness center will be the area's first to integrate the SuperSlow exercise protocol with programs designed for fat loss, healthy eating and aging graciously. SuperSlow Zone franchises use SuperSlow strength training that clients dressed in their street clothes can perform in 20 minutes one to two times per week.


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