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SEC Sues Bally on Fraud Charges, Reaches Settlement
Club Hopping
TSI Reports Growth in 2007
Life Time Reports 28 Percent Revenue Increase
24 Hour Teams Up With Baseball Star Derek Jeter
Indiana Y Sued Over Sauna Death
School Days
Iowa State University Students Vote on Rec Center Renovation
Boot Camp
Marines Buddy Up with North Carolina Residents
Industry Beat
Nintendo Taps into Fitness Market
Fit to Print
In Brief...
Inside Manufacturers...
Speaking Out
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March.01.2008
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Hot News
SEC Sues Bally on Fraud Charges, Reaches Settlement
CHICAGO -- On the same day the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil lawsuit against Bally Total Fitness on financial fraud charges, the Chicago-based health club company reached a settlement with the SEC. However, the SEC's investigation is continuing, according to a statement. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
TSI Reports Growth in 2007
NEW YORK -- Town Sports International reported a 7.9 percent increase in revenue in the fourth quarter of last year and a 9.2 percent revenue growth for the year, according to a statement the company released Thursday. Fourth quarter 2007 revenue was $118.9 million, up from $110.2 million during the same period in 2006. Revenue for the year was $472.9 million, up from $433.1 million in 2006. Read the full story.

Life Time Reports 28 Percent Revenue Increase
CHANHASSEN, MN -- Life Time Fitness reported 22.8 percent revenue growth in the fourth quarter of last year and 28.1 percent revenue growth for the year, according to a statement from the company. Fourth quarter 2007 revenue was $171.1 million, up from $139.3 million during the same period last year. Revenue for the year was $655.8 million, up from $511.9 million in 2006. Memberships grew 12.5 percent in 2007 to 499,092. Read the full story.

24 Hour Teams Up With Baseball Star Derek Jeter
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has become the latest in a line of celebrity athletes to lend his name to 24 Hour Fitness clubs. Read the full story.

Indiana Y Sued Over Sauna Death
LAFAYETTE, IN -- The wife of a man who died last year after being found unconscious in the men's sauna at the Lafayette Family YMCA in Lafayette, IN, is suing the organization, according to the Journal and Courier. Read the full story.

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New 95X Elliptical Cross-Trainer from Life Fitness

Life Fitness combines form and function with its sleek new 95X Elliptical Cross-Trainer. Part of the new Elevation™ Series, the 95X is offered with three unique options — the Engage™, Inspire™ and Achieve™ consoles, which deliver the company's latest entertainment and motivational features such as iPod® compatibility, USB connectivity and a Virtual Trainer. Visit www.lifefitness.com or call 1-800-634-8637.

School Days
Iowa State University Students Vote on Rec Center Renovation
AMES, IA -- Last week, Iowa State University students voted on a proposed $52.8 million recreation plan that ISU recreation professionals are calling an "extreme makeover" for the Lied Recreation Center. Although results hadn't been announced, support for the plan was mixed, according to the Des Moines Register. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Marines Buddy Up with North Carolina Residents
HARRISBURG, NC -- North Carolina citizens braved the cold and worked out like Marines for the Marine Buddy Challenge that was held in late January. The challenge was based on the Marines' physical fitness test and is part of the Marine Corps Semper Fi Racing Series.

Held by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Greater Charlotte (NC), teams of two participated in four fitness tests and a three-mile run, all while carrying packs weighing 10 percent of their body weight and staying in unison with their partners. Marines cheered on the teams during the race. All race proceeds went to The Colonel Richard A. Christie Memorial Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to former Marines to help them attend colleges across the nation.

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Industry Beat
Nintendo Taps into Fitness Market
REDMOND, WA -- Nintendo recently announced plans to release a fitness-related video game for Wii users. The game, Wii Fit, launches May 19 and will include the weight-and-motion-sensing Wii Balance Board.

The board is used for a variety of dynamic activities, including aerobics, core training, yoga, muscle stretches and games, according to Nintendo. Additionally, Wii Fit includes access to the Wii Fit Channel, an interactive channel that lets users check in each day to track their fitness progress through their weight and body mass index. In Japan, Wii Fit has sold more than 1.4 million units since its Dec. 1 launch.

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Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Revolution Fitness in Boston completed its extensive three-phase renovation. The renovation includes the addition of fitness services, such as nutrition counseling, and one-on-one kickboxing and yoga instruction. The renovated facility also offers enhanced cardio and strength-training space, private training areas, new locker rooms and a café-lounge.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • Nautilus Inc. has agreed to sell its Pearl iZumi apparel and footwear segment to Shimano American Corp. for $69.5 million. Read the full story.
  • Matrix Fitness Systems signed an exclusive agreement to distribute two new Tomahawk indoor cycles. Matrix will distribute the E-Series and S-Series models to the commercial fitness market in the United States and Mexico with limited distribution to Central America and Canada.
  • Go Figure Inc., a customer- and member-management software company based in Sugar Land, TX, announced translation of its software into six new languages: Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. These are in addition to French, Italian, German and Turkish, which were made available last year. The launch of the software in multiple languages is in response to the increased need worldwide to manage member-based businesses.


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    Speaking Out
    Reader Poll
    Reader Poll Visit our Web site to participate in an online poll that asks the following question:

    Have you held a "Biggest Loser"-style weight-loss contest at your facility in the last three years?

    Results from the last Speaking Out:
    What type of Pilates classes do you offer?

    Mat only: 15%

    Equipment only: 0%

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