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a green HVAC system, how
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search engines for leads. Visit www.clubindustry.com/stepbystep/
to read articles from industry experts.
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Out as Gold's Gym CEO
IRVING, TX -- Another year, another new CEO for Gold’s Gym
International. James Weaver has resigned as president and CEO of the
company. Read the full story.
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fitness professionals since 1988 and offers an NCCA accredited Certified
Personal Trainer (CPT) credential. Exam dates are set up by appointment
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Sued for Spying in Tanning Room
CHICAGO -- A bodybuilder is suing XSport Fitness, Big Rock, IL, and
one of its employees, alleging the employee spied on her while she was
nude in a tanning room. Read the full story.
AG Sues Fit 'N Fitness
FALL RIVER, MA -- The office of Massachusetts Attorney General
Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit against Fit ’N Fitness, a club in
Taunton, MA, that never opened. Read the full story.
Fitness to Hold Silent Auctions
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Peak Fitness is hosting silent auctions this month
at 11 of its 15 locations. Read the full story.
YMCA to Expand Downtown Location
WICHITA, KS -- Amid controversy over its nonprofit status, the
Greater Wichita YMCA recently announced the purchase of land adjacent to
its downtown branch and its intent to rebuild that branch on the wider
footprint, rather than on an entirely new site. Read the full story.
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of Tennessee-Martin Rec Center to Open Next Spring
MARTIN, TN -- Students at the University of Tennessee-Martin will
enjoy their choice of recreation centers when they return to class for
the spring 2010 semester. Read the full story.
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Hosts Sports Clinic
SAN DIEGO -- Wounded veterans from around the United States recently
took part in the week-long National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San
Diego. Read the full story.
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Files for Bankruptcy
PITTSBURGH -- Strive Enterprises Inc., an equipment manufacturer
based in McMurray, PA, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read the
CEO Named HydroMassage CEO
CLEARWATER, FL -- The board of directors of HydroMassage named
former Town Sports International (TSI) CEO Robert Giardina as its new
CEO. Read the full story.
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Fit to Print
New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), operated by Town Sports International, New
York, announced a partnership to become the official training site of
the Jets Flight Crew, the dance and cheerleading team of the National
Football League’s New York Jets. The partnership will include newly
created cardio dance classes, led by members of the Jets Flight Crew at
select NYSC locations, as well as full membership privileges for the
team to continue to rehearse and practice their game-day
After a successful soft launch in April, Pink Iron, a women-only,
full-service health and fitness center in West Hollywood, CA, will
officially launch on Oct. 15. The club was created by Holly Holton,
certified personal trainer and globally ranked fitness competitor, and
is staffed by more than a half-dozen female personal trainers. The
4,000-square-foot facility features pink gym equipment, plus a
functional training area, a group fitness classroom, a private Pilates
area and locker rooms.
The North Central Florida YMCA
could not pay the 200 employees in its eight-county region last week,
according to The Gainesville Sun. Officials told the newspaper
that its financial difficulties were caused by several factors,
including a one-time retirement fund payout, United Way funding cuts,
and declining memberships and donations. The Y expected to pay employees
this week, though an exact date was not given.
provider of Web-based fitness tools and content, recently introduced its
WorkoutBuilder Pro application to help professional personal trainers
better support their clients and create new business opportunities
online. WorkoutBuilder Pro is a Web-based program for trainers to create
and send individually designed video workout programs to their clients
using an exercise library of more than 900 professionally created
videos. Clients can access the video workouts from any desktop computer
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