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Childhood Obesity Rate Levels Off
Club Hopping
IHRSA Club Owners Converge on DC
St. Paul City Council Upholds Anytime Fitness Fines
Wolverine World Wide Family Y Expands
School Days
California High School Students Could Face More P.E. Classes
Boot Camp
Air Force Base Dedicates Fitness Center to WWII Hero
Industry Beat
Active Games Burn Up to Three Times the Calories of Hand-Held Games
Fit to Print
In Brief...
Inside Manufacturers...
Speaking Out
Reader Poll
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June.01.2008
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Hot News
Childhood Obesity Rate Levels Off
WASHINGTON, DC -- The childhood obesity rate is leveling off, according to researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but the rates are still high, with 16 percent of children classified as obese and 32 percent classified as overweight. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
IHRSA Club Owners Converge on DC
WASHINGTON, DC -- More than 140 health and fitness industry leaders from 26 states gathered May 21 and 22 in Washington, DC, at the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) Sixth Annual Legislative Summit. The IHRSA members mounted a coordinated effort to remove federal barriers to exercise and focus legislators’ attention on the need to transform the health care system from one that focuses on sick care to one that focuses on prevention and wellness, according to IHRSA. Read the full story.

St. Paul City Council Upholds Anytime Fitness Fines
ST. PAUL, MN -- The city council of St. Paul, MN, voted unanimously to uphold the $500 fines of two Anytime Fitness franchisees in St. Paul for not having CPR-trained staff on the premises at all times at the 24-hour key-card clubs. Read the full story.

Wolverine World Wide Family Y Expands
BELMONT, MI -- The Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA in Belmont, MI, recently celebrated the opening of its $2 million, 17,795-square-foot expansion, according to the Rockford Independent. As of the middle of May, the Y had 9,300 members with room for 2,000 more due to the expansion. The expansion, which increased the Y’s size by almost 40 percent, added more family locker rooms, an expanded Kid Zone, a multipurpose room, a youth and family gymnasium, a kids fitness center, and the James Balk Family Wellness Center, according to the newspaper.

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School Days
California High School Students Could Face More P.E. Classes
SACRAMENTO, CA -- High school freshmen in many California districts must pass five of six fitness exams or face the possibility of extra years in physical education classes, according to the Sacramento Bee. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Air Force Base Dedicates Fitness Center to WWII Hero
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, AZ -- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona recently held a dedication ceremony to name its fitness center after Tech. Sgt. Arthur J. Benko, a World War II veteran. Airmen and members of the Desert Lightning team attended the ceremony to show support and to pay respects to Benko, who was a turret gunner aboard a B-24 bomber aircraft during World War II. Read the full story.

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Industry Beat
Active Games Burn Up to Three Times the Calories of Hand-Held Games
INDIANAPOLIS -- Three recent studies show that playing active video games burns more calories than playing sedentary hand-held games. The studies were presented last week at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Indianapolis. Read the full story.

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Fit to Print
In Brief...

  • Life Time Fitness recently appointed Scott C. Lutz as its executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Lutz had served as a senior vice president at Best Buy Co. Inc. since 2006 and previously held executive management roles at Procter & Gamble, General Mills and ConAgra. Lutz will be responsible for all of Life Time’s marketing operations and will report to Life Time President and CEO Michael Gerend.
  • Martin Stein is the new chief operating officer of Global Fitness Holdings, which owns and operates 29 Urban Active Health and Fitness Clubs in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Stein had been senior vice president of marketing for the company. He will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the Lexington, KY-based company’s sales operations, marketing and management divisions.
  • Jeff Jervik is the new president and CEO of Fitness Together Franchise Holdings Inc., succeeding Rick Sikorski, the company’s founder, who will become chairman of the board. Jervik will lead the overall strategic direction of the company, including the growth and support of Fitness Together, a personal training fitness franchise, and Elements Therapeutic, a massage therapy franchise. Together, the franchise has more than 500 franchisees across five countries.
  • 24 Hour Fitness has formed a marketing partnership with Everlast Worldwide Inc. to provide a boxing fitness class in more than 250 24 Hour Fitness locations. The Everlast Shadow Box Workout will be a 45-minute class consisting of 12 three-minute boxing rounds that alternate between punch combos and conditioning exercises.
  • The National Academy of Sports Medicine hosted the second National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Integrated Manual Therapy seminar last week in Orlando. The two-day seminar provided NBA athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches with the latest research and information surrounding manual muscle testing, reconditioning techniques and injury-prevention solutions.
  • Equinox Fitness Clubs has leased 40,000 square feet in a landmark building in the heart of Boston’s financial district. The new upscale club will open in April 2009 and will be Equinox’s second location in Boston.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • Titan Fitness selected Retention Management to provide services to all of its Gold’s Gym locations in Minnesota and North Carolina. Retention Management currently operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its clients represent more than 2 million fitness club members.
  • SCIFIT recently launched its updated Web site, www.scifit.com, featuring its full line of commercial cardio equipment. The new site features separate fitness and medical sections, making it easier for visitors to find equipment for their respective markets. The site is designed to help users decide which product, features, benefits and accessories are best suited for their facility and clientele.
  • Life Fitness received three awards in appliance DESIGN magazine’s 21st annual Excellence in Design Competition. Products from the company’s high-tech Elevation Series, as well as a new elliptical cross trainer for the home, were recognized for their design.
  • After a 22 percent annual sales growth in 2007 and a 17 percent sales growth in the first quarter of 2008, Paramount Fitness Corp. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities to more than 200,000 square feet.


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    Speaking Out
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    What do you think have been the five most significant trends in the fitness industry in the past 25 years? E-mail your responses to Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro Editor Pamela Kufahl at pam.kufahl@penton.com.

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