June Issue Online
Check out the June issue of Club Industry's Fitness Business
Pro that features an investigative piece on
business practices in the fitness industry and articles on employee
compensation and benefits,
sports-specific training for adults, and
easy-to-use cardiovascular equipment.
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
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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.
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. www.thexvest.com
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.
Use Polar's Turnkey Cardio Coaching Program to:
call (800)841-8333 x 3104 or visit www.polarbodyage.com, to find out
- Sell more Heart Rate Monitors.
- Introduce new Personal Training Price Points.
- Increase Sales.
- Increase Results.
Chef Harry to Help Fight Childhood Obesity With
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.
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.
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
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
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
For more information, type in Reader Service Card No. 160 at www.freeproductinfo.net/club.
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