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Clubs Still Closing Around the Country
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Navy SEALs Team Competes in Commodore’s Cup Fitness Competition
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September.1.2009
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  • Hot News
    Crunch Sale to Close Soon; Miller Out as CEO
    NEW YORK -- Crunch, New York, formally announced Monday that its sale to an investor group led by New Evolution Fitness Co. (NEFC) and Angelo, Gordon & Co. has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The sale is expected to close by mid-September. Read the full story.

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    Club Hopping
    Lawyer for LA Fitness Shooting Victims Subpoenas Club, Authorities for Information
    PITTSBURGH -- The lawyer for three shooting victims of the LA Fitness tragedy on Aug. 4 in Collier, PA, has subpoenaed information from LA Fitness as well as several area police departments and a medical examiner’s office. Read the full story.

    Clubs Still Closing Around the Country
    OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Despite some hope for the economy in recent months, clubs are still shutting down around the country. Two casualties are clubs owned by Bally Total Fitness and Peak Fitness, both of which are involved in bankruptcy proceedings. Read the full story.

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    School Days
    University of Florida Breaks Ground on Rec Center Expansion
    GAINESVILLE, FL -- The University of Florida broke ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion to its Southwest Recreation Center on Aug. 25. The project is expected to earn Gold LEED certification. Read the full story.

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    Navy SEALs Team Competes in Commodore’s Cup Fitness Competition
    LITTLE CREEK, VA -- A soon-to-be-deployed Navy SEAL team from the East Coast participated in a Commodore's Cup Fitness Competition on Aug. 21 at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, VA. Read the full story.

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    Industry Beat
    Life Fitness Sales Down in Second Quarter
    LAKE FOREST, IL -- Sales were down 33 percent in the second quarter of 2009 for the fitness division of Brunswick Corp., according to recently released financial earnings. The Brunswick fitness division manufactures and sells Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment. Read the full story.

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    Fit to Print
    In Brief...
  • Augie Nieto, the Life Fitness founder who is battling ALS, will appear twice on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon this weekend. Nieto is scheduled to appear at 10:10 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday night with Bally Total Fitness CEO Michael Sheehan and again at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time on Monday morning with his wife, Lynne. Host Nancy O’Dell will interview Augie and Lynne Nieto on Monday morning, and singer John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will sing a song he wrote about Augie.
  • Retro Fitness, Colts Neck, NJ, has signed a franchise development agreement to open two new locations in East Norriton, PA, and King of Prussia, PA, bringing the total number of Retro Fitness clubs in the Philadelphia area to six. The company plans to add 14 more clubs in that region during the next three years.
  • The Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Jewish Community Campus held its grand opening last weekend. The $5 million, 34,000-square-foot center features a state-of-the-art fitness center, an air-conditioned gymnasium, a group exercise/dance studio, locker room facilities, plus 10 newly furnished preschool classrooms, two new playgrounds, a multipurpose lounge, and ball fields for outdoor leagues and sports. It was built with donations, including more than $3.5 million from Orlando hotelier Harris Rosen.
  • Howard Ravis, former conference program manager for the Club Industry trade shows, was honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) at its national conference in July with the 2009 NSCA Award of Appreciation at the Bronze Level. Ravis earned this honor in recognition of his contributions to the association as a host for Exams on Request.
  • Boogie Box Fitness is opening a new Hollywood, CA, flagship location by bringing in Paco Evangelista, international dance champion and Boogie Box assistant creative director, to launch Boogie Box at the International Dance Academy on Sept. 13. Boogie Box is a high-intensity workout that fuses hip hop and Latin dance, mixed with kickboxing, plyometric exercises and military drills. Boogie Box started in Southern California and has spread to more than 25 locations, including Chicago, Las Vegas and New Jersey, since November 2008.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • Cybex International Inc. has rebranded its research arm as the Cybex Institute for Exercise Science with the continued mission of disseminating scientifically accurate information applicable to the disciplines of general fitness, sports performance and clinical medicine. Under the guidance of Executive Director Paul M. Juris, the entity formerly known as the Cybex Institute will continue to partner with exercise research-oriented universities, hospitals and sports performance organizations nationwide, exploring areas such as cardiac health, obesity, orthopedic impact, and sports and human performance.
  • Iron Grip Barbell Co. has entered into partnerships with Macrolease, Franchise Financial and Jules & Associates. All three companies specialize in providing financing for fitness facilities. Each company focuses on a specific type of customer. “Leasing can provide our customers with flexible options and affordable payments,” says Donna McCallum, vice president of sales for Iron Grip. “We are happy to be able to facilitate this opportunity for our customers.”
  • David Grenewetzki has been named CEO and president of Expresso Fitness, which has recently closed an equity investment of more than $6 million from Sierra Ventures, Physic Ventures and Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. The new funding will enable Expresso Fitness to enhance and accelerate new features and functionality to its cardio fitness systems as well as expand sales efforts and support marketing initiatives. Grenewetzki will be responsible for maintaining Expresso’s growth and improving business fundamentals.
  • eFit Financial has introduced the new eFit Member Access Portal and eCommerce application as the latest value-added extensions of its Club Advantage management software program. The new applications empower club operators to offer their members the convenience and security of 24/7 online access, scheduling and sales.
  • California State University at San Bernardino is the latest school to add green exercise equipment to its student rec center. The college installed 20 Precor ellipticals equipped with ReRev technology to harness user-generated energy from exercising students. Each machine generates about 100 watts of power per hour. The school also installed solar panels on some of its buildings to further its green efforts.


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