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Weaver Out as Gold's Gym CEO
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Massachusetts AG Sues Fit 'N Fitness
Peak Fitness to Hold Silent Auctions
Wichita YMCA to Expand Downtown Location
School Days
University of Tennessee-Martin Rec Center to Open Next Spring
Boot Camp
VA Hosts Sports Clinic
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October.9.2009
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  • Hot News
    Weaver 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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    Club Hopping
    XSport 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.

    Massachusetts 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.

    Peak 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.

    Wichita 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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    School Days
    University 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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    VA 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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    Industry Beat
    Strive Files for Bankruptcy
    PITTSBURGH -- Strive Enterprises Inc., an equipment manufacturer based in McMurray, PA, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read the full story.

    Ex-TSI 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
    In Brief...
  • 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 routines.
  • 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.


  • Inside Manufacturers...
  • PhysicalFitnet, a 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 and smartphone.


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