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Hot News
Speakers, Seminars Highlight Club Industry East Show
Club Hopping
Shareholder Threatens to Sue Bally
Y Activates Fort Wayne Kids
School Days
Benefits Of School-Based Fitness Programs Fade After Summer, Study Shows
Boot Camp
Air Force 'Perspective' Discusses Fitness Standards
Industry Beat
Short, Low-Intensity Exercise Has Benefits
Fit to Print
In Brief...
Speaking Out
Reader Poll
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We will finalize the Top 100 club list soon, so get your Top 100 form in this week to be included in Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro's July 2007 issue and the annual ranking of the Top 100 revenue-producing fitness facilities in the country. Click here to download the form.

Are you the Best of the Best? Deadline extended to June 27!
Prove your facility is the best by entering our 2007 Best of the Best competition. This year, similar type facilities will compete against each other for best new member integration program, non-member program, children's programming and senior programming. To enter, visit

June Step by Step 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 to read articles from industry experts.

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

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

Step by Step: Clubs
Jim Labadie, a fitness entrepreneur and speaker, discusses how to promote your personal trainers as experts.

Step by Step: Sales
Leslie Nolen, CEO of the Radical Group, explains how to close the sale in the last of this four-part series.

Step by Step: Personal Training
Jayson Hunter, a registered dietitian, tells fitness facilities how to help their members who are athletes lose weight safely.

Step by Step: Programming
Laurie Cingle, fitness industry consultant and coach, shares how to create a one-year program events calendar.

Step by Step: Marketing
Nicole Wicks, president of, gives seven tips on how to improve the success of your new member campaigns.

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Hot News
Speakers, Seminars Highlight Club Industry East Show
ORLANDO -- The Club Industry East Conference and Exposition attracted 115 exhibiting companies that filled 250 booths last week at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. For more on the show, read the full story here or check out the Club Industry East blog.

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.

Club Hopping
Shareholder Threatens to Sue Bally
NEW YORK -- It has been an active period for Bally Total Fitness since the company announced on May 31 plans to restructure under Chapter 11 protection. Liberation Investment Group, Bally's second largest shareholder, threatened to sue the company in a letter sent Wednesday to Bally's board of directors. In the letter, Liberation says that Bally's pre-packaged bankruptcy plan was "draconian" because it cancels all existing equity. The company is expected to file for bankruptcy next month. Read the full story.

Y Activates Fort Wayne Kids
FORT WAYNE, IN -- The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne in Indiana and other local organizations helped begin Activate Fort Wayne, a new initiative financed by a $10,000 grant from the national YMCA to fight childhood obesity, according to The Journal Gazette. The Y, Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, and the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will help teach 10,000 local kids about nutrition and exercise through free programs this summer. Read the full story.

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School Days
Benefits Of School-Based Fitness Programs Fade After Summer, Study Shows
CHICAGO -- A study of 17 middle school students suggests that physical fitness gains made by obese children who participated in a lifestyle-focused physical education class during the school year were lost after the three-month summer break, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)/Archives journals. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Air Force 'Perspective' Discusses Fitness Standards
SAN ANTONIO -- The Air Force's top enlisted airman focuses on the importance of physical fitness and discusses how meeting current fitness standards are individual airman responsibilities in the latest "Enlisted Perspective," a written senior leader viewpoint. Read the full story.

Industry Beat
Short, Low-Intensity Exercise Has Benefits
BATON ROUGE, LA -- Daily, mild exercise such as walking or bike riding improves the fitness of post-menopausal women who are currently sedentary, overweight or obese, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Reg Park, a former two-time Mr. Universe Bodybuilding champion, was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, which is untreatable, according to a notice on Reg Park's Web site at His son, Jon Jon Park is owner of Velocity Personal Training in West Los Angeles, CA. He is renaming his gym as Legacy Gym in honor of his father. Also in honor of Reg Park, his daughter, Jeunesse, plans to form the Reg Park Legacy Foundation to assist people who cannot afford physical training to improve their quality of life. The Web site offers an opportunity to send well wishes to Reg Park.
  • Conexion's club management software will operate the new Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The software is currently installed in the two other Healthy Living Center locations on the Rochester, MN, Mayo Clinic campus.
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  • Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities are available for the fourth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference, October 2-4 in Cincinnati. Participating in the conference allows sponsors to meet face-to-face with speakers and attendees from every aspect of the aquatics field.

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    The American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America accredited WaterRower Inc.'s WaterCoach Professional education program. WaterRower, a manufacturer of rowers for use in fitness facilities and homes, offers fitness instructors training designed to increase their knowledge of the benefits of rowing and enable them to teach indoor rowing classes. Instructors who complete the company's WaterCoach Professional program are eligible to teach WaterCrew -- an indoor group rowing program that simulates on-water crew rowing.
    For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 160 at

    Speaking Out
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    Average: 75%

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    Lower than average: 25%

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