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Attrition Defense announces a new seminar at Club Industry presented
by Rich Ekstrom, President "Improving Retention vs. Maintaining
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Nautilus Inventor Arthur
VANCOUVER, WA -- Arthur Jones, the inventor of Nautilus training
equipment and a pioneer in strength training, died Tuesday. He was 80.
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
Approves Bally's Amended Plan
CHICAGO -- The bankruptcy court handling the reorganization for
Bally Total Fitness has approved Bally's amended Chapter 11 plan, the
company announced. Read the full story.
Receptionist Allegedly Stole Members' Credit Card Numbers
EAST HILLS, NY -- After a six-month investigation, a Nassau County
(NY) district attorney alleges that a 22-year-old former receptionist at
the Sid Jacobsen Jewish Community Center in East Hills, NY, stole the
credit card information of 18 JCC members and racked up more than
$15,000 in bills from high-end department stores over the course of
three months. If convicted, Elizabeth Young faces a maximum of seven
years in prison. Read the full story.
More Scrutiny to Life Time in Texas
PLANO, TX -- Life Time Fitness centers in the Dallas area are facing
more scrutiny after thefts were reported at two locations. Read the full
Trustee Appointed for
NASHVILLE, TN -- The U.S. Trustee Program appointed Gary Murphey as
the trustee of the Fuel Fitness chain that is undergoing Chapter 11
proceedings. Read the full story.
for Burglary at 24 Hour Fitness Stores
SACRAMENTO, CA -- A woman was arrested last week after she allegedly
stole vehicles and burglarized lockers at 24 Hour Fitness locations in
the Sacramento, CA, area, the Sacramento Bee reported. Read the
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Increases at Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- Students at Penn State University will be
paying more to work out this year. The fitness membership fee increased
$9 per semester from last year because of the addition of the Rec Hall
fitness center, according to the university's newspaper, The Daily
Collegian. Read the full story.
Navy Gets Its
First Fitness Uniform
WASHINGTON, DC -- Adm. Mike Mullen, chief of naval operations,
recently approved the first Navy physical fitness uniform: a gold
short-sleeved shirt and navy blue shorts. The shirt is moisture-wicking,
made of odor-resistant polyester and has "Navy" in reflective lettering
on the back and front. Read the full story.
Scales in Obesity Study
WASHINGTON -- Although health clubs and state governments have made
a push to get Americans healthier, not a single state's rate of adult
obesity decreased in 2006. In fact, obesity rates rose in 31 states last
year, and Mississippi became the first state in history with an adult
obesity rate of more than 30 percent, according to a recent study. Read
the full story.
Groups Update Physical Activity
INDIANAPOLIS -- Healthy adults ages 18 to 65 need moderate-intensity
aerobic physical activity for at least 30 minutes five days each week or
vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity for at least 20 minutes
three days each week, according to updated physical activity guidelines
released earlier this month by the American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Read the full story.
More Than 150
Attend MACMA Conference
ELLICOTT CITY, MD -- Three clubs took top honors at the Mid-Atlantic
Club Management Association (MACMA) annual conference on Aug. 9 in
Ellicott City, MD. The three clubs were Annapolis Athletic Club in
Annapolis, MD; Merritt Athletic Club in Eldersburg, MD; and SEC Fitness
Center in Washington, DC. Read the full story.
Fit to Print
Systems was named to the Gold's Gym National Vendor Program.
Inclusion in this program makes Matrix a recommended fitness equipment
manufacturer of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for
Gold's Gym franchisees worldwide.
Hockessin Athletic Club paired with Conexion and created an
ambassador program to bring more than 90 percent of its members from the
Pike Creek, DE, location to the new location in Hockessin, DE.
Life Fitness will provide
various pieces of fitness equipment to the 2007 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
The Solheim Cup is an international team event in women's professional
golf. This year, the United States will play Europe in a three-day
competition Sept. 14-16 at Halmstad Golf Club in Halmstad, Sweden.
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