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Attrition Defense announces a new seminar at Club Industry presented
by Rich Ekstrom, President "Improving Retention vs. Maintaining
Retention: There is a Difference."
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More Thefts Reported at
Life Time Fitness
PLANO, TX -- Four Life Time Fitness members had their Rolex watches
stolen from inside the locker room at Life Time Fitness centers in Plano
and Allen, TX, bringing the number of reported thefts at Dallas-area
Life Time centers to nine over the past two months. 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
The Alaska Club in
ANCHORAGE, AK -- The Alaska Club, which has 17 clubs in Alaska, is
up for sale, according to a report by Anchorage, AK, TV station KTUU.
Read the full story.
Yao Ming Appears at Club Opening in China
SAN RAMON, CA -- All-Star basketball player Yao Ming was on hand at
the grand opening of his first signature health club, California
Fitness--Yao Ming Sports Club, on Sept. 15 in Beijing, China. The
40,000-square-foot club is the first 24 Hour Fitness club in China.
California Fitness is a wholly owned unit of 24 Hour Fitness. Read the
Arizona Y Fires
Employees Over Unattended Toddler
GOODYEAR, AZ -- Several Southwest Valley Regional YMCA child care
employees were fired after a 1-year-old boy was left unattended in the
Y's child care center. The boy's mother found her son soaked in what she
believes was toilet water, according to a report by Phoenix TV station
KPHO. Read the full story.
on the Move Week Continues
WASHINGTON, DC -- More than 1,500 YMCAs nationwide participated last
week in America On the Move Week with the YMCA. The campaign, which is a
partnership of the America On the Move Foundation and the YMCA of the
USA, was created to educate and motivate people to make two small daily
changes -- taking 2,000 more steps and eating 100 fewer calories --
which research shows can prevent the average annual weight gain of one
to two pounds per year. Read the full story.
Give your club and your members the program for success!
Polar's turnkey cardio coaching program can help you:
To learn how you can easily implement this program in your club, email
call (800)841-8333 or learn more at www.polarusa.com/clubtechnology.
- Maximize member results
- Streamline your sales process
- Increase revenue streams
- Enhance personal training services
Requirements Lead to Dismissals
MESA, AZ -- Officials at Mesa (AZ) Community College say the removal
of 15 adjunct faculty members from teaching in the school's fitness
centers had to do with their failure to meet new certification
requirements and was not an issue of age discrimination.
Read the full story.
Sailors Celebrate Return
to Naval Station Norfolk with Run
NORFOLK, VA -- More than 2,000 USS George Washington (GW) sailors
took to the streets of Naval Station Norfolk on Sept. 14 for a 2-mile
command fun run. Read the full story.
Gold's, Curves and ACE Offer Discounts for AARP
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three fitness companies partnered with the
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for its new fitness
program, which provides discounted rates to select Gold's Gym and Curves
locations along with personal training services by the American Council
on Exercise (ACE). Read the full story.
Fit to Print
WTS International provided pre-opening duties and is now
performing daily management services for the L'Auberge de Sedona (AZ).
The spa was recently included on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List
as one of the best places in the world to stay. The spa was also named
one of the top 500 hotels by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Bally Total Fitness, Chicago, has tapped Eastwest Marketing Group to handle
its creative and promotional tasks, which previously had been handled by
Bally's in-house marketing department as well as various firms. Bally
spent $75 million in measured media last year and almost $50 million
through the first half of 2007.
Mad Dogg Athletics (MDA) won
a cyber-piracy lawsuit against NYC Holding for trying to use SPNERGY as
its trademark, according to a statement by MDA. MDA owns the SPINNER
trademark and won $300,000 in damages from the suit.
Elements, a women's fitness club, will offer the GRAVITYSystem from
efi Sports Medicine in
its clubs. The system offers core-strength training with more than 250
Management will provide retention services to the YMCA of the
Capital Area in Baton Rouge, LA. Retention Management will provide
automated member-communication services that include personalized e-mail
communication and on-going e-mail marketing messages to the Y's new
partnered with Gold's Gym for the club company's national vendor
program. Expresso Fitness is a pre-screened supplier for Gold's Gym's
franchisees and corporate facilities.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently purchased Hampton Fitness' Gel-Grip Series
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Kenny Florian,
sponsored by VersaClimber,
won his match at UFC Fight Night on Sept. 19. Florian fights in the
155-pound weight class and trains on the VersaClimber. His record is
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