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Q: What are some of the key membership and
operating ratios that I should be calculating on a consistent basis to
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A: There are a number of ratios and statistics that
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industry. While this is not a complete list of all possible ratios in
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Call for Speakers
Here's your chance to be a speaker at the next Club Industry show.
2008 is accepting abstracts for its national show in Chicago, Oct.
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February WebSavvy Article
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the Radial Group and a Step by Step
columnist, to provide fitness facility owners and operators practical
Internet strategies tailored for their health and wellness businesses.
Nolen's exclusive monthly column offers sound advice on harnessing the
Internet to build customer relationships, increase revenues and lower
Click here to read the February 2008 column about how to
analyze your Web site's traffic. Also, be sure to check out the free
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Four 24 Hour Executives
SAN RAMON, CA -- On Mark Mastrov's official last day at 24 Hour
Fitness yesterday, the company also let go four additional executives,
according to a spokesperson for the company. Read the full story.
Wellworks provides e-mail marketing, e-commerce and client
management to club owners. Using Wellworks Communiqué Plus, you can
easily setup an online store carrying fashion-forward products that
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Titan Fitness Gets
Financing for Growth
McLEAN, VA -- Titan Fitness has secured private equity backing to
further its efforts to open 60 Gold's Gym locations in the next five
years. Backing comes from WestView Capital Partners, a $200 million
private equity fund based in Boston, that includes National City Equity
Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity fund -- and WestView fund
investor -- with more than $1 billion of capital under management. Read
the full story.
Snap Fitness Partners
with Online Companies
CHANHASSEN, MN -- Snap Fitness, a franchisor of small 24-hour
fitness clubs, has entered partnerships with three companies that expand
the club's online offerings to members. The partnerships with
Bioceutica, Health Solutions Ltd. and HyperStrike give club members
access to a package of customizable, Web-based health and wellness
planning tools that supplement the traditional, in-club workout
experience, the company says. Read the full story.
Five Ys Recognized for
Building Healthier Communities
CHICAGO -- The YMCA of the USA recently recognized five Ys for their
involvement in Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC), an initiative
that helps communities form a team of community leaders to implement
solutions to improve eating habits and increase physical activity. Read
the full story.
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Michigan Residents Join Fitness Challenge
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI -- Taking its cue from TV's "The Biggest Loser,"
a Central Michigan University residence hall complex began a "Battle of
the Shrinking Halls" contest this week to determine which hall can lose
the highest percentage of weight in a five-week period. Read the full story.
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New Air Force
Fitness Class Brings Parents and Children Together
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, GERMANY -- In an effort to get families fit and
to spend more quality time together, fitness professionals at the
Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany have created new fitness
Read the full story.
SPORTSMITH, the leading distributor of fitness equipment repair
parts stocks a complete line of Genuine (OEM) Life Fitness and Star Trac
repair parts. Other brands include Stairmaster, Precor, Cybex and many
others. Purchase your fitness equipment repair parts online at: www.sportsmith.net
Manufacturer and Florida Y Sued Over Exercise Ball
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A Jacksonville, FL, man recently filed a lawsuit
against TKO Sports Group and the YMCA of Florida's First Coast. The man
claims that he was injured after an exercise ball that he was using
exploded, breaking both of his wrists and his forearm, and injuring both
shoulders, according to local Jacksonville media reports. Read the full
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Fit to Print
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
(IHRSA) and Aon's Affinity Insurance Services Inc. have joined forces to
enhance and expand insurance program offerings for IHRSA club members.
As part of the new relationship, Affinity Insurance Services will
function as the official group-purchasing provider and administrator for
the new IHRSA-endorsed workers' compensation insurance program along
with property and casualty programs.
Washington State University researchers plan to create the National
Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute after receiving a $1 million
grant from the National Swimming Pool Foundation. The institute will
help researchers learn more about the effects of aquatic exercise not
only on general health and well-being but also on specific medical
conditions such as asthma, hypertension, osteoporosis and obesity.
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