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Bally Moves Closer to Bankruptcy
Club Hopping
YMCA of Greater St. Louis Receives $250,000 in Tax Credits for Expansion
School Days
Chef Harry to Help Fight Childhood Obesity With Watermelon
Boot Camp
New Pentagon Channel Show Helps Troops Get Fit for Duty
Industry Beat
Strength Training for the Brain
Fit to Print
In Brief...
Speaking Out
Reader Poll
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Hot News
Bally Moves Closer to Bankruptcy
CHICAGO -- Bally Total Fitness announced an agreement with noteholders that brings the company closer to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which Bally expects to happen "in the near future," according to a release from the company. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
YMCA of Greater St. Louis Receives $250,000 in Tax Credits for Expansion
ST. LOUIS -- The YMCA of Greater St. Louis will use $250,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits approved by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) to expand its Four Rivers Area Family Facility in Washington, MO. Read the full story.

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School Days
Chef Harry to Help Fight Childhood Obesity With Watermelon
LOS ANGELES -- Celebrity chef Harry Schwartz will be introducing children to his "Fitness from the Start" program--based on his upcoming book and PBS series--to help combat childhood obesity by promoting watermelon. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
New Pentagon Channel Show Helps Troops Get Fit for Duty
WASHINGTON, DC -- As of Monday, service members didn't have to leave the comfort of their own room to get fit. For the first time, the Pentagon Channel aired a fitness show, "Fit for Duty." The show takes viewers through a high-energy, 30-minute workout led by service members with expertise in fitness training. Read the full story.

Industry Beat
Strength Training for the Brain
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Can a fitness program for your brain improve thinking and concentration the way lifting weights can increase muscle strength? Early results from a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study suggest that attention training can change brain activity so that older adults can block out distractions and improve concentration. 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 www.regpark.net. 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 other two Healthy Living Center locations on the Rochester, MN, Mayo Clinic campus.

  • For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 158 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.

  • Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for the fourth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference, Oct. 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.

  • For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 159 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.

    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 www.freeproductinfo.net/club.


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

    How will Bally's possible bankruptcy affect the fitness industry?

    Results from the last Speaking Out:
    Will the federal minimum wage increase affect your facility and/or staffing?

    Yes: 71%

    No: 29%

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