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Bally Secures Extensions Through July 31
Club Hopping
Crunch Names New CEO
24 Hour Reaches 24 Years
Mukilteo YMCA Breaks Ground on Expansion
JCC Maccabi Games to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
School Days
Texas School to Open Rec Center to Faculty, Alumni, Families
Boot Camp
Weight Warriors Drop Pounds at Air Force Base
Industry Beat
Celebrity Fitness Trainer Faces Legal Troubles in Indiana
Noted Fitness Researcher Dies
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Hot News
Bally Secures Extensions Through July 31
CHICAGO -- Bally Total Fitness has secured extensions of existing forbearance arrangements until July 31 from beneficial holders of a majority of its 9 7/8 percent senior subordinated notes due 2007 and its 10 1/2 percent senior notes due 2011 as well as from the lenders under its $284 million senior secured credit facility, the company announced Tuesday. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
Crunch Names New CEO
NEW YORK -- Tim Miller, who has nearly 20 years experience as a hotel executive, is the new chief executive officer of Crunch Fitness, the club chain announced. Miller replaces Jeff Feinberg, who had been the interim CEO. Read the full story.

24 Hour Reaches 24 Years
SAN RAMON, CA -- 24 Hour Fitness is celebrating the 24th anniversary of its first club opening.

"24 Hour Fitness was founded with the mission of making fitness affordable and a way of life for everyone," says Mark Mastrov, company founder and chairman. "We are extremely proud of the fact that our 24 Hour Fitness team members have impacted millions of lives around the world, and we're thrilled to celebrate this unique birthday." Read the full story.

Mukilteo YMCA Breaks Ground on Expansion
EVERETT, WA -- More than 500 people celebrated as the Mukilteo Family YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Snohomish County in Mukilteo, WA, broke ground July 11 on its 14,000-square-foot expansion. Read the full story.

JCC Maccabi Games to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
NEW YORK -- Nearly 5,000 coaches and Jewish athletes from across the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Israel, the United Kingdom and Venezuela will convene at three sites in August to take part in the 25th anniversary JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style athletic competition. Host communities include Houston (Aug. 5-10), Baltimore (Aug. 5-9) and Orange County, CA (Aug. 12-17). Read the full story.

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School Days
Texas School to Open Rec Center to Faculty, Alumni, Families
AUSTIN, TX -- The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) recreation center, which is scheduled to open this fall, could have alumni and families of students working out alongside UTPA students, faculty and staff, The Brownsville Herald (TX) reported.Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Weight Warriors Drop Pounds at Air Force Base
HURLBURT FIELD, FL -- More than 50 active duty service members, civilians, retirees and dependents participated in the second annual Weight Warriors program at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida. Based on the popular reality television series "The Biggest Loser," the program helped participants develop regular fitness and healthy eating habits. Read the full story.

Industry Beat
Celebrity Fitness Trainer Faces Legal Troubles in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tracy Anderson, a fitness trainer to celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, is the subject of an investigation in the state of Indiana. Read the full story.

Noted Fitness Researcher Dies
PALO ALTO, CA -- Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., a medical professor and researcher whose study of the connection between exercise and longevity impacted the modern physical fitness movement, has died. He was 84. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Two fitness centers in La Crosse, WI, Valley View Fitness and Fitness Express, will close on July 31, owner Charley Swayne says. Swayne, who declined to say why his two centers were closing when asked by the La Crosse Tribune, says about 60 employees will be laid off. He adds that membership agreements have been purchased by La Crosse/Onalaska Fitness.
  • DAC, a regional fitness management company, and Fitness 24 are merging to become DAC 24. The combined company will have 10 fitness center locations in the Memphis, TN, area, the Memphis Business Journal reported. After the merger, future DAC 24 members can purchase an all-access membership, allowing them to use any DAC 24 location across the Tennessee area, according to the report.

    Inside Manufacturers...
  • Founded in 1977 by Paul Kuo, SportsArt Fitness is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In November, the company will celebrate with a world conference at its new Zhuhai, China, facility. Distributors from more than 70 countries, along with company personnel from around the world, will share ideas for future innovations. Recently, the company introduced its Xtreme Series cardio products, which includes three treadmills featuring the ECO-Powr™ drive system that delivers energy savings of up to 32 percent.
  • Cybex International Inc. has opened a $15 million, 340,000-square-foot, eco-friendly manufacturing facility in Owatonna, MN. The new facility is expected to serve projected growth and to generate significant manufacturing efficiencies over time, according to a company release. The facility is 70 percent larger than the previous plant, which was one mile away. The building is designed to be environmentally sound and incorporates natural lighting and water recycling systems that provide cost-savings on maintenance and efficient energy consumption while reducing greenhouse gases and mercury pollution. The 36-acre area surrounding the facility will be seeded for the use of wildlife and natural foliage.
  • The National Swimming Pool Foundation® expanded its content and online store at www.nspf.org. The new site provides easy access to safety information, state health codes, design standards, research, educational product information and class schedules.


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