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to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Jack LaLanne will receive the Lifetime
Achievement Award from Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro
magazine on Oct. 15 at the Club Industry show in Chicago. He will also
offer the keynote address at the conference. Read the full story.
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Heading South for Expansion
COLTS NECK, NJ -- RetroFitness, the 1980s-themed club chain, has
plans to expand again, this time in the South. Eric Casaburi, the CEO of
RetroFitness, says the company is solidifying leases in the Atlanta area
and is exploring the Charlotte, NC, market. Read the full story.
Beach Celebrates 75th Anniversary
VENICE, CA -- Muscle Beach in Venice, CA, is celebrating its 75th
anniversary this year, and a new club franchise is sponsoring events to
help in the celebration.
Read the full story.
YMCA Branch Closes Over Financial Concerns
FRESNO, CA -- After a failed fundraising effort designed to pay off
its debts, the Central Valley YMCA board of directors voted to close the
downtown Fresno, CA, YMCA branch as of May 31. Read the full story.
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Tech Unveils Aquatics Complex
LUBBOCK, TX -- Texas Tech University students kicked off summer on
June 1 in the school’s newly opened $8.25 million outdoor aquatics
complex. Read the full story.
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Fighter Dedicates Shipboard Gym
SAN DIEGO -- James Wilks, of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
fame, attended the June 1 dedication of a new shipboard gym on the
Navy’s USNS Carl Brashear. Read the full story.
Acquires BroadcastVision Entertainment
THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- Cardio Entertainment Inc. (CEI) announced its
acquisition of the BroadcastVision Entertainment (BVE) name and assets
and said it has completed its first-year initiatives for BVE ahead of
schedule. Read the full story.
Offers Instructional Video Services
SAN DIEGO -- IDEA Health & Fitness Association is offering two new
video services for fitness professionals: a video exercise library and
educational fitness video subscription services. Read the full story.
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Fit to Print
A woman known as the “gym bag bandit” who stole personal
items from 24 Hour Fitness members in Sacramento County, CA, has been
sentenced to six years in prison, The Sacramento Bee reports.
Angela Martinez used a stolen 24 Hour membership card to enter several
24 Hour clubs. After breaking into lockers and taking the personal
items, Martinez used the victims’ identification and credit cards to
commit more thefts. Her getaway driver, Robert Martinez, was previously
convicted and sentenced to 32 months in state prison.
Planet Fitness, Dover, NH, recently honored its franchise in Oneida,
NY, for having the highest percentage of women members among the
company’s 282 clubs, The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports. Women
make up 66 percent of the membership at the Oneida club, which opened
Colorado Athletic Clubs, operated by The Wellbridge Co., Denver, is
planning to open a 40,000-square-foot facility at a mall in Boulder, CO,
later this year. The company has four centers in the Denver area, with a
fifth club under construction at the Tabor Center in downtown
One2One BodyScapes, Southborough, MA, had a 17 percent cumulative
increase in sales in April compared to March at its 11 personal training
studios across the country, according to founder Rob Shapiro. The
company’s personal training sales in the first quarter of 2009 were up
9 percent over the fourth quarter of 2008, he adds.
The 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention will be held Aug. 12-16 at
the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center. The theme is “Inspire: Be the
Change,” and the focus will be on creating success and positive change
for club owners and their clients. This year’s convention offers more
than 300 educational sessions, 135 presenters, nine pre-conference
workshops and the chance to earn more than 23 continuing education
credits. More than 5,000 attendees from 65 countries are expected to
attend. For additional information or to register, visit the event’s
Mills Midwest, Millennium Park and Lakeshore Athletic Club are
sponsoring Les Mills group exercise classes at 10 a.m. in Millennium
Park, Chicago, each Saturday this month. On June 6, attendees
participated in a BodyCombat class. This Saturday, participants can
experience BodyFlow. Exercisers will participate in BodyAttack on June
20 and BodyJam on June 27.
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