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Gold’s Gym Makes More Changes
Club Hopping
Ex-24 Hour Employees Make Discrimination Claims
Mastrov Gets into the UFC Mix
Spectrum Buys Club from Wellbridge
Plus One Acquires TimeOut Services
Idaho Y Welcomes Same-Sex Couple After Rejection By City Rec Center
School Days
Macalester College Completes Athletic, Wellness Complex
Boot Camp
Fitness Challenge Encourages Sailors to Get Fit Before Going Home
Industry Beat
Miami Named Fattest City in the U.S.
Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Energy, Granola Bars
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In Brief...
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Speaking Out
Teleseminar on Closing Skills
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February.1.2009
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Hot News
Gold’s Gym Makes More Changes
IRVING, TX -- More than two months after David Schnabel’s resignation as CEO of Gold’s Gym International (GGI), the company has made more sweeping changes at its corporate headquarters. Read the full story.

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Club Hopping
Ex-24 Hour Employees Make Discrimination Claims
SAN RAMON, CA -- Two former 24 Hour Fitness employees claim they were forced out of their jobs after they complained about discrimination in the workplace, allegations that the San Ramon, CA-based chain denies. Read the full story.

Mastrov Gets into the UFC Mix
LAS VEGAS -- Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24 Hour Fitness who left the company in early 2008, now has a new venture in place. His private equity firm, New Evolution Fitness Co. (NEFC), is partnering with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization, to launch a nationwide and global network of UFC gyms. Read the full story.

Spectrum Buys Club from Wellbridge
SAN ANTONIO -- Spectrum Athletic Clubs, Los Angeles, announced that it has purchased the Concord Athletic Club & Spa in San Antonio from The Wellbridge Co. Read the full story.

Plus One Acquires TimeOut Services
NEW YORK -- Plus One Health Management Inc. has acquired TimeOut Services Inc., a provider of workplace and community fitness and wellness services in California. Read the full story.

Idaho Y Welcomes Same-Sex Couple After Rejection By City Rec Center
NAMPA, ID -- An unmarried same-sex couple received a family pass at the Caldwell (ID) Family YMCA after they were rejected for a family pass application by the Nampa (ID) Recreation Center, according to local media reports. Read the full story.

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School Days
Macalester College Completes Athletic, Wellness Complex
ST. PAUL, MN -- After a year and a half of construction, Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, opened its new Leonard Athletic and Wellness Center last year. The $45 million, 175,000-square-foot center gives Macalester a recruiting boost among small liberal arts colleges, school officials say. Read the full story.

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Boot Camp
Fitness Challenge Encourages Sailors to Get Fit Before Going Home
USS SAN ANTONIO, At sea -- Several Navy sailors aboard the USS San Antonio are participating in a 60-Day Push Challenge to lose weight, increase overall health and look their best before heading home at the end of deployment. Read the full story.

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Industry Beat
Miami Named Fattest City in the U.S.
MIAMI -- When you think of Miami, chances are you think of swimsuit-clad people having fun in the sun, but Miami’s image just expanded as the city was named the fattest city in America for 2009 by Men’s Fitness magazine. In its 11th annual survey, the magazine also named Salt Lake City as the country’s fittest city. Read the full story.

Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Energy, Granola Bars
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall of peanut butter products tainted with Salmonella Typhimurium now includes several brands of granola and energy bars that may be sold in fitness clubs. Read the full story.

Fit to Print
In Brief...
  • David Palmer and David Haase, who started an Anytime Fitness in Fort Collins, CO, just opened Kidz Fit, a new child-care center in Fort Collins, designed to keep kids active. Licensed for 150 children, Kidz Fit has 8,000 square feet of exercise space and 14,000 square feet of classroom space. The owners invested about $500,000 in renovations and technology for the center, including motion fitness, Wii Fit and bounce activities. The center offers parents biometric security, transportation to and from school, and extended hours to accommodate working parents.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • Centaur Floor Systems LLC released a new line of modular floor tiles made with Bolon called the Eight Collection. The collection consists of eight models in four natural base colors. The easy-to-clean collection is manufactured using a new production technique that provides a smoother surface. It is also fire resistant, provides acoustical advantages and is 100 percent recyclable.
  • Power Systems Inc. introduced the new Premium VersaBar, a training tool for groups and individuals. It can be used to promote upper-body resistance, lower-body strength or stretching. The steel VersaBar features color-coded end caps, a durable rubberized grip and comes in nine weights, from four to 36 pounds. Made of rubber, the end caps will not damage floors and will help reduce noise.


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    Teleseminar on Closing Skills
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