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More Thefts Reported at Life Time Fitness
Club Hopping
The Alaska Club in Pending Sale
Yao Ming Appears at Club Opening in China
Arizona Y Fires Employees Over Unattended Toddler
YMCA's America on the Move Week Continues
School Days
Certification Requirements Lead to Dismissals
Boot Camp
Sailors Celebrate Return to Naval Station Norfolk with Run
Industry Beat
Gold's, Curves and ACE Offer Discounts for AARP Fitness Program
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Hot News
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.

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Club Hopping
The Alaska Club in Pending Sale
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 full story.

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.

YMCA's America 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.

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School Days
Certification 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.

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Boot Camp
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.

Industry Beat
Gold's, Curves and ACE Offer Discounts for AARP Fitness Program
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
In Brief...

  • 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.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • 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 total-body exercises.
  • Retention 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 members.
  • Expresso Fitness 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 dumbbells.
  • 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 9-2.


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