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LA Fitness to Reopen This Weekend
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Bally Reorganization Plan Approved
Completion of Crunch Sale Expected by Aug. 31
The Sports Club Co. Has Drop in Revenues
Industry Pledged $950,000 for IHRSA Lobby Efforts
Snap Fitness Leads Private Club Companies on Inc.'s Top 500 List
Meridian Receives $10 Million Investment
South Toledo Y to Remain Open Through Thanksgiving
School Days
New MSSU Rec Center Slated to Be Open for Returning Students
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Onboard Gym Reopens on USS Enterprise
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Nautilus Faces 36 Percent Loss, Possible Sale of Commercial Business
Nautilus Voluntarily Recalls Chin Dip Units
AEDs in Schools, Public Places Increase Survival Rates, Studies Find
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August.20.2009
August Issue Online Now
The August issue of Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro looks at what members want as evidenced by two recent surveys. The issue also examines family membership growth through interactive gaming, as well as stories on Life Time Fitness and inclusive equipment sales. Also, be sure to check out the latest entries on our blog.

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  • Hot News
    LA Fitness to Reopen This Weekend
    COLLIER, PA -- The LA Fitness in the Pittsburgh suburb of Collier, PA, will reopen to members on Saturday and Sunday and to the rest of the general public next Monday, according to the company’s Web site. Read the full story.

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    Club Hopping
    Bally Reorganization Plan Approved
    CHICAGO -- A judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan by Bally Total Fitness, Chicago, paving the way for the company to exit bankruptcy. Read the full story.

    Completion of Crunch Sale Expected by Aug. 31
    NEW YORK -- Court documents were filed Monday detailing a bankruptcy judge’s approval of the sale of Crunch, New York, to CH Fitness, which consists of Mark Mastrov’s New Evolution Fitness Co. (NEFC) and affiliates of the private equity firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. The sale is expected to be completed by Aug. 31. Read the full story.

    The Sports Club Co. Has Drop in Revenues
    LOS ANGELES -- The Sports Club Co. Inc., Los Angeles, had a decrease in revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, as well as for the first six months of this year, according to financial results the company released this week. Read the full story.

    Industry Pledged $950,000 for IHRSA Lobby Efforts
    BOSTON -- For-profit health club operators pledged $950,000 in 2009 to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) Industry Defense Fund to help IHRSA lobby on behalf of the fitness industry, the trade association announced this week. Read the full story.

    Snap Fitness Leads Private Club Companies on Inc.'s Top 500 List
    NEW YORK -- Three health club companies made Inc. magazine’s Top 500 companies list, and another three made it onto the magazine’s Top 5,000 list. Snap Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, was the highest-ranked club company on the list, coming in at No. 16. Another key-card franchise, Hastings, MN-based Anytime Fitness, came in at No. 285. Planet Fitness, Dover, NH, ranked No. 471. Read the full story.

    Meridian Receives $10 Million Investment
    NORTH HILLS, CA -- Meridian Sports Clubs California LLC, which operates 12 upscale health clubs under the brand name Meridian’s Bodies in Motion, has received $10 million of senior secured debt from Praesidian Capital Investors, New York. Read the full story.

    South Toledo Y to Remain Open Through Thanksgiving
    TOLEDO, OH -- Robert Alexander, president of the Greater Toledo YMCA, apologized to the community at a standing-room-only town hall meeting held Wednesday night and announced a campaign to keep the South Toledo Y open. Read the full story.

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    School Days
    New MSSU Rec Center Slated to Be Open for Returning Students
    JOPLIN, MO -- The new Beimdiek Student Recreation Center at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) should be open for students when they return to school Aug. 24, school officials say. The $16.5 million facility includes a new student health center as well as a 150-seat theatre auditorium. Read the full story.

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    Boot Camp
    Onboard Gym Reopens on USS Enterprise
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- The hangar bay gym aboard the Navy’s USS Enterprise (CVN 65) officially reopened last month in preparation for the ship’s upcoming return to the fleet. Read the full story.

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    Industry Beat
    Nautilus Faces 36 Percent Loss, Possible Sale of Commercial Business
    VANCOUVER, WA -- As Nautilus Inc. reported a loss of 36.4 percent in net sales for the second quarter 2009, Ed Bramson, chairman and CEO of Nautilus, disclosed that the company is considering a possible sale of its commercial fitness business. Read the full story.

    Nautilus Voluntarily Recalls Chin Dip Units
    VANCOUVER, WA -- Nautilus Inc. has voluntarily recalled its Nautilus F3 Chin Dip stationary exercise units because the footpads on the unit can break. Although no injuries have been reported from use of the equipment, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that it could cause users to fall. Read the full story.

    AEDs in Schools, Public Places Increase Survival Rates, Studies Find
    OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and public places could increase survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, according to two studies published earlier this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Read the full story.

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    Fit to Print
    In Brief...
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, NY, recently signed a $1.5 million agreement to purchase clean energy via a 75 kW combined heat and power system. The JCC will receive a significant amount of its energy from the cogeneration system, which will be owned and operated by American DG Energy. The JCC said it plans to use the expected annual energy savings to help support various programs, such as the JCC Maccabi Games of athletic events, which it is hosting this year.
  • Kurt Broadhag, president of K Allan Consulting and member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), recently passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Certification, making his company one of the first LEED-accredited design firms in the fitness industry. Broadhag says that this certification allows his company to consult with facility owners seeking LEED certification or, on a smaller scale, those merely wishing to adopt green practices set forth by the USGBC.
  • Ralph Yohe will become interim CEO for the Melrose YMCA in Melrose, MA, on Oct. 5. Yohe is the outgoing president of the South Shore YMCA, from which he is retiring after 23 years. He told local media that he expects to be the interim CEO for three to six months. The Melrose Y has been immersed in a scandal involving a former Y after-school program coordinator who was accused on multiple child rape counts.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • Big Ass Fans, Lexington, KY, announced a partnership with Planet Fitness to become a preferred vendor of the 300-location franchise. The fans are used to increase air circulation, reduce energy costs and enhance member comfort in weight rooms, cardio areas, cycling rooms, dance studios and group ex rooms.
  • Advantage Fitness Products (AFP) entered a strategic partnership with Atlas Fitness Systems to make Atlas the official logistics and distribution firm for AFP. The agreement was designed to extend AFP’s installation capabilities and enhance its distribution efficiencies nationwide. As part of the agreement, Atlas will absorb AFP warehouse, delivery and installation personnel. AFP also will extend its inventory management, staging and distribution base from six warehouse facilities to 14 nationwide. AFP also said it will further integrate its established technical service division and client support programs within the expanded Atlas facilities.
  • Scott Steers, owner of Healthclubleads.com, and Paul Bosley, managing member of healthclubexperts.com, launched a new Web site, www.healthclubexperts.com, to serve both existing and start-up health club owners with a diverse range of services. Bosley, who also is the national marketing director of First Financial, calls the site a one-stop shop for design, construction, finance, marketing, personal training, retention, rewards, software and acquisition services.


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