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Complaint Against Las Vegas Club Goes to AG
Club Hopping
New Jersey Club Recovering After Fire
Gold's Closes Last Club in Hawaii, Announces Company Hires
Titan Fitness Wins Visionary and Bravo Awards
Y of Greater Seattle Partners to Offer Fitness Program to Cancer Survivors
School Days
Club Closes After Minnesota College Files Eviction Complaint
Boot Camp
Air Force Commander Scores 100 Percent on Fitness Test, Inspires Others
Industry Beat
Three States Reach 30 Percent Adult Obesity Rate, Study Shows
MFA Introduces Medical Fitness Facility Certification
Fit to Print
In Brief...
Inside Manufacturers…
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Reader Poll
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August.20.2008
August Issue Online Now
The August issue of Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro features a look at the issues between Gold’s Gym franchisees and Gold’s Gym International as well as a preview of the Club Industry 2008 show in Chicago. The issue also contains reports on active gaming programming and high-performance flooring.

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In addition to Dave Merrill, CEO of Conexion, Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro has added a second Ask the Expert to answer your questions. Maria Parella-Turco is executive director of FitRewards and is available to answer questions about referral, rewards and loyalty programs. Ask your question or read previously answered questions by clicking here.

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Hot News
Complaint Against Las Vegas Club Goes to AG
LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Athletic Club (LVAC) may no longer be able to offer free enrollment to women if it doesn’t do the same for men. The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) has forwarded a complaint about the practice to the state’s attorney general’s office. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
New Jersey Club Recovering After Fire
BRICK, NJ -- Work Out World owner Stephen P. Roma says he’s fortunate that a fire last month in his corporate club in Brick, NJ, did not significantly slow down his company’s operations. Read the full story.

Gold's Closes Last Club in Hawaii, Announces Company Hires
IRVING, TX -- Last year, Keith Albright, senior vice president of franchising at Gold’s Gym International, said the company planned to open about a half dozen Gold’s Gyms in Hawaii over the next few years. Those plans will not include the last remaining Gold’s Gym in Hawaii, which will close on Aug. 31. Read the full story.

Titan Fitness Wins Visionary and Bravo Awards
IRVING, TX -- Titan Fitness won the Visionary Award from Gold’s Gym International and the Bravo Award from the Gold’s Gym Franchise Association during the Gold’s annual franchise convention in late July in Las Vegas. Read the full story.

Y of Greater Seattle Partners to Offer Fitness Program to Cancer Survivors
SEATTLE -- The YMCA of Greater Seattle and a cancer research center recently partnered to create a new strength and fitness program designed specifically for cancer survivors. The 10-week program, Exercise and Thrive, is available free to adults who have completed cancer treatment, regardless of where they were treated. Read the full story.

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School Days
Club Closes After Minnesota College Files Eviction Complaint
MOORHEAD, MN -- Officials at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, are still weighing their options after Moorhead Racquetball and Fitness Center, a for-profit club that operated in a building it leased from the college, closed last week. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Air Force Commander Scores 100 Percent on Fitness Test, Inspires Others
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, SC -- When Air Force service members take their annual fitness test, most of them hope to pass. But one commander is inspiring his group to do much more than just pass. Col. Joseph Mancy, 437th operations group commander at Charleston Air Force Base (SC), passed his July fitness test with a score of 100 percent in the men’s 25-and-under category. Mancy is 47. Read the full story.

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Industry Beat
Three States Reach 30 Percent Adult Obesity Rate, Study Shows
WASHINGTON, DC -- The number of states that have an adult obesity rate of at least 30 percent has jumped from one to three. West Virginia and Alabama join Mississippi in that category, according to the fifth annual “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2008” report, which was released Tuesday. Read the full story.

MFA Introduces Medical Fitness Facility Certification
RICHMOND, VA -- The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is now accepting applications for its new facility certification program. This is the first facility certification to be offered within the fitness industry and specifically for the medical fitness industry, which serves more than 3 million members nationwide. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...
  • Planet Fitness, Dover, NH, was named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Planet Fitness was 732nd overall and had the No. 1 spot among U.S. health club companies. The Inc. 5,000 list ranks businesses according to revenue growth in the previous four years. From 2004 to 2007, Planet Fitness’ annual revenues grew from $8.4 million to $48.5 million, an increase of 472 percent.

  • Chuck Leve, vice president of business development at the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), will leave the association at the end of this month to launch the Consumer Fitness Association, a new association that will serve active, healthy lifestyle consumers.


  • Inside Manufacturers…
  • The YMCA of Greater Houston has signed a six-year agreement making Precor the exclusive supplier for its fitness centers’ strength, cardio and entertainment equipment. With 38 locations in the Greater Houston area, the Houston YMCA is the third largest association in the U.S.
  • In a recent OK! magazine interview, country music singer Melissa Lawson attributed her healthy lifestyle to her use of Vitabot, an on-line nutrition tracking program that was provided to her by The Texas Club, which is located near her home in a suburb of Dallas.
  • Fitness Flooring released Zenterra, a bamboo sports floor designed specifically for group exercise and yoga. While bamboo has been used for sports flooring, Zenterra is the first bamboo product designed specifically for group exercise and yoga rooms.


  • Speaking Out
    Reader Poll
    How have religious groups or members’ religious beliefs affected the way you operate your club? E-mail your experiences and contact information to Managing Editor Stuart Goldman at stuart.goldman@penton.com.

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