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July Step by
Step Articles Online Now
Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro’s online how-to
section has been updated to include columns on clubs,
training. Visit www.fitnessbusinesspro.com/stepbystep
to read articles from industry experts.
Join sales and marketing expert Casey Conrad from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
EDT on Thursday, July 16, for a free teleseminar
titled “Summer Sales Strategies.” Conrad will offer a four-point
plan to help your salespeople improve traffic and closing percentages
during the slow summer months.
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States Reach 30 Percent Adult Obesity Rate
WASHINGTON, DC -- Tennessee has joined Mississippi, Alabama and West
Virginia as four states that have an adult obesity rate of 30 percent or
higher, according to the “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are
Failing in America 2009” report, which was released earlier this
month. Read the full story.
Announces Film Contest
NEW YORK -- Crunch, New York, may have filed for bankruptcy in May,
but that hasn’t stopped the company from going forward with new ideas.
This week, Crunch launched its first-ever film contest called Gym
Shorts. The grand prize is $10,000 and a one-year Crunch membership.
Read the full story.
$350,000 to Fight Diabetes
IRVING, TX -- Gold’s Gym International, Irving, TX, is the top
national fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de
Cure, a series of cycling events held in 40 states that raise money to
benefit the association and other programs designed to prevent, cure and
Gold’s, along with its franchisees, employees, members and local
communities, raised more than $350,000 this year. More than 83 teams and
2,000 riders represented Gold’s in this year’s events.
President Resigns Amidst Child Rape Scandal
MELROSE, MA -- Following the arrest of a former YMCA after-school
program coordinator at the Melrose (MA) Family YMCA on multiple child
rape counts, a citizen’s group has called for and received the
resignation of the Y’s president. Read the full story.
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of Kansas Students Generate Energy for Green Movement
LAWRENCE, KS -- The University of Kansas (KU) is the latest school
to harness green, user-generated energy by retrofitting ellipticals in
its fitness center. Read the full story.
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Examines Yoga for PTSD Relief
WESTMINISTER, CO -- To combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
among war veterans, the U.S. military is exploring alternative methods,
such as yoga nidra, for treating the condition. Read the full story.
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SILVER SPRING, MD -- Motionsoft, a club management solutions
provider based in Silver Spring, MD, has acquired Baltimore-based
Conexion and Conexion Tan, companies that specialize in club management
software, accounts receivables and financial services programs. Read the
Fit to Print
Brad Wilkens, director of fitness management and development for
Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, is the recipient of the fourth annual
John McCarthy Institute Merit Scholarship, which provides full tuition
and a $500 travel stipend to the International Health, Racquet and
Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) Institute for Professional Club
Management. The education program will be held Aug. 2-5 at the Resort at
Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA.
The Planet Fitness Discovery Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Tuesday, July 28, at HoteLumière in downtown St. Louis. The
Discovery Day will feature more than 30 pre-approved Planet Fitness
sites in St. Louis, Kansas City, MO, and Springfield, MO. Planet Fitness
corporate staff and franchisees as well as lenders and real estate
brokers will be on hand to answer any questions. The event is free and
open to the public, but because of space limitations, registration must
be taken at www.DiscoverPlanetFitness.com.
On June 6, people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico celebrated the
American Hiking Society’s 17th National Trails Day. There were more
than 1,600 events total, a 47 percent increase from the number of events
held in 2008, the association said. The next National Trails Day is
slated for June 5, 2010.
Inc., a national distributor of commercial swimming pool equipment,
chemicals and supplies, has released its newly updated 184-page Consumer
Swimming Pool Equipment Catalog.
Iron Grip Barbell Co., has
joined the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) as a corporate vendor
member. “We’re very excited to support the MFA,” says Donna
McCallum, vice president of sales for Iron Grip. “Not only do medical
fitness centers help educate the population at-large about the health
benefits of regular exercise, but they also help to legitimize the idea
of exercise as medicine.”
The National Academy of Sports
Medicine (NASM) is offering its Introduction to Personal Fitness
Training (IPFT) course at no charge through July 31. Students who enroll
in the IPFT course, which normally costs $149, will receive instruction
on the fundamentals of fitness training and cover core concepts in
flexibility, stabilization, resistance, cardio-respiratory and overall
wellness. Upon completion of the course, students can test their
knowledge with a 100-question exam.
Fitness Anywhere and
Surf Stronger are releasing a new surf-specific training video that
couples suspension training with surfing. The new video includes a
30-minute full-body workout that targets the muscles and movements that
are critical to surfing performance and injury prevention. The video is
the third in the Surf Stronger series and features professional surfer
Holly Beck. The follow-along, real-time video will be sold as a Web
download and requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer.
Are you paying your traditional cleaning service to spread
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Best of the
Best Deadline Extended
To enter Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro’s seventh
annual Best of the Best contest, go online to print out
the entry form and either e-mail it to Editor Pam Kufahl or mail it to her at
the address provided on the form. The deadline has been extended to July
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