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October.20.2009 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Club Industry 2009 Concludes
Fitness Equipment Sales Dip
Safety of Exercise Balls in Question
GGFA Welcomes New Gold's President
O2 Fitness Acquires Ex-Peak Fitness Club
YMCA in Talks for Peak Fitness Facility
Soldier Dies During Army Fitness Test
Missouri S&T to Dedicate Rec Center
October Issue Online Now
Facility News
Supplier News
Three Sessions: Plan Ahead
Best of the Best 2009


News
Club Industry 2009 Concludes
CHICAGO -- Club Industry 2009 ended last Saturday at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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Fitness Equipment Sales Dip
SILVER SPRINGS, MD -- For the first time in 20 years, overall sales in the fitness equipment industry declined, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.
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Safety of Exercise Balls in Question
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A recent lawsuit and an injury to an NBA basketball player have raised issues over the safety of exercise balls.
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GGFA Welcomes New Gold's President
SUGAR HILL, GA -- The Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association (GGFA) welcomed new Gold’s Gym International (GGI) President Jim Snow in an open letter to the fitness industry.
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O2 Fitness Acquires Ex-Peak Fitness Club
RALEIGH, NC -- Another former Peak Fitness club is changing ownership in North Carolina.
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YMCA in Talks for Peak Fitness Facility
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is in final negotiations to lease a closed Peak Fitness facility.
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Soldier Dies During Army Fitness Test
COLUMBIA, SC -- A 19-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, SC, collapsed and died of heatstroke while taking the Army Physical Fitness Test.
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Missouri S&T to Dedicate Rec Center
ROLLA, MO -- As part of Homecoming weekend activities, a dedication ceremony is planned Oct. 24 for the newly renovated fitness center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO.
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In Brief
October Issue Online Now
The October issue of Club Industry features Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jack LaLanne. The issue also includes the 2009 Best of the Best winners, as well as an Executive Insights story on Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley, co-founders of New Evolution Fitness Co.
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Facility News
  • Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, has elected Jack W. Eugster and John K. Lloyd to its board of directors. Eugster served as chairman, president and CEO of Musicland Corp., a retail music and home video company, from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. Lloyd has served as president of Meridian Health, a $1.1 billion New Jersey-based integrated health system, since 1997. Life Time will hold its third quarter earnings call on Thursday.
  • The North Central Florida YMCA secured a $200,000 line of credit to enable it to pay the employees it was unable to pay earlier this month, according to The Gainesville Sun. The organization received the line of credit loan from Sun State Federal Credit Union.
  • An Air Force recruiting video that claimed airmen are in better shape than the Marines will be removed from the Internet following outcry from the Marine Corps. Marines began forwarding the video via e-mail before it reached the desk of Sgt. Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent, who asked Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy to remove it last Thursday.
  • Supplier News
  • Cybex introduced its Bravo Functional Trainer, a training system suited for more than 300 exercises to enhance strength gains, movement coordination and core integration. The trainer occupies a 6-foot-by-6-foot area and incorporates two unique features—a progressive stabilization pad that allows users to incrementally modify their stability and cable width adjustment to let the height and width of the cables be adjusted so the direction of resistance can be completely controlled.
  • Balanced Body has hired Natalie Coughlin, Olympic swimmer and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant, to be the official spokesperson for its Pilates Arc, a step barrel. The Pilates Arc acts as a spine corrector, an exercise arc and a wedge to use on a Reformer and provide back support and stability. The Pilates Arc enhances workouts by providing several options to strengthen and stretch a variety of muscle groups.
  • From the Blog
    Three Sessions: Plan Ahead
    With all that was taking place at the Club Industry show this year, I didn’t get a chance to attend as many sessions as I have in the past. The three I attended last week were quite good, and they all stressed the importance of planning ahead.
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    Best of the Best 2009
    It’s always rewarding to see the winners of our Best of the Best awards in person at Club Industry. My colleagues Pam Kufahl and Stephanie Bloyd presented the plaques Friday to our six winners before Mark Mastrov’s keynote address.
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