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Snyderman, Licensing Legislation Highlight Club Industry East
Club Hopping
AG Prevents Peak Fitness from Selling Prepaid Memberships
School Days
Senior Members Rally to Keep Fitness Club Open
Boot Camp
Navy Hospital Hosts Fitness Fair, Poker Run
Industry Beat
Cybex's Pink Treadmill to Benefit Cancer Research
Washington, DC, Tops List of Fittest Cities
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In Brief...
Inside Manufacturers...
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June.1.2009
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  • Hot News
    Snyderman, Licensing Legislation Highlight Club Industry East
    BOSTON -- The Club Industry East show last week drew industry professionals from the Northeast and even some from other areas of the country as the show returned to Boston for the first time since 2000. This year’s show was held in the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Read the full story.

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    Club Hopping
    AG Prevents Peak Fitness from Selling Prepaid Memberships
    RALEIGH, NC -- Peak Fitness has reached another settlement with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, agreeing to secure required bonds before collecting prepaid memberships and similar fees. Read the full story.

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    School Days
    Senior Members Rally to Keep Fitness Club Open
    COLUMBIA, MO -- Members of a University of Missouri-funded fitness facility for senior citizens successfully rallied to keep their health club open after its closure was announced because of budget cuts. Read the full story.

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    Boot Camp
    Navy Hospital Hosts Fitness Fair, Poker Run
    BREMERTON, WA -- The Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) hosted a health and fitness expo on May 15 to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Read the full story.

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    Industry Beat
    Cybex's Pink Treadmill to Benefit Cancer Research
    MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex International Inc. has introduced custom-made pink treadmills to log miles and raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Read the full story.

    Washington, DC, Tops List of Fittest Cities
    SEATTLE -- The Washington, DC, metro area was named the fittest among the 50 biggest cities in the United States by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) 2009 American Fitness Index (AFI) report. Read the full story.

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    Fit to Print
    In Brief...
  • Bally Total Fitness, Chicago, recently closed its two clubs in the Dayton, OH, area, according to the Dayton Daily News. Bally closed its Centerville, OH, club last Tuesday and its Englewood, OH, club last Friday. Bally spokesperson Larry Larsen told the newspaper that the decision to close the clubs came after a review of Bally’s real estate holdings.
  • World Gym International, Los Angeles, has appointed Helen Rockey as its chief operating officer. Rockey has held numerous executive positions with companies in the sporting goods industry, including Nike, Brooks and Just For Feet. The Joyce J. Cammilleri family purchased World Gym from Planet Fitness last December.
  • Parisi Franchise Systems, franchisor of Parisi Speed School, appointed Rick Caro to its board of directors effective April 1. As a member of the Parisi board, Caro will provide counsel to Parisi’s leadership team. “We are truly honored to have Rick Caro join our board of directors,” said Bill Parisi, founder and CEO of Parisi Speed School. “Rick brings unmatched experience in working with our target audience of health clubs at strategic levels throughout the industry.”


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • ASF International launched a new Web site with simpler navigation and a comparison checklist for club owners to use when shopping for a billing or software company. “We hope our Web site can not only educate users about our services but also assist them in choosing a company that best fits their business model,” says Rachelle Dodge, ASF’s marketing manager.
  • DC Brands International Inc., a company that produces energy drinks, announced that Carlos Aviles has joined the company as its national fitness and gym retail sales manager. Aviles has more than 16 years in the health club industry and has had business ventures with companies such as Gold’s Gym and Anytime Fitness.
  • Big Ass Fans has introduced its latest product, Isis, a fan that weighs less than 100 pounds and is designed for smaller facilities with ceilings as low as 12 feet. Isis comes in 8-, 9- and 10-foot diameters and works in conjunction with HVAC systems to distribute conditioned air and reduce energy consumption.


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    Speaking Out
    Best of the Best Begins
    To enter Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro’s seventh annual Best of the Best contest, fill out this form and e-mail it to Editor Pam Kufahl. The deadline is July 7.

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