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November.2.2009 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

TSI Hit with Revenue, Membership Decreases
Nautilus to End Commercial Orders
Group Ex Instructors Sue 24 Hour Fitness
24 Hour Accused of Bank, Wire Fraud
Life Time's Q3 2009 Revenue Up
Cybex Numbers Down in Third Quarter
Life Fitness Sales Down, Earnings Up
Hammann Named Power Plate CEO
Judge Sues YMCA for Negligence
Three Fitness Centers Open at Camp Pendleton
Western Oregon Breaks Ground on Wellness Center
WebSavvy's November Article Online Now
Facility News
Supplier News
Photos from the Club Industry 2009 Show
We Hammed It Up with Jack LaLanne


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TSI Hit with Revenue, Membership Decreases
NEW YORK -- Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (TSI), New York, had a tough third quarter with lower revenue and memberships than in third quarter 2008.
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Nautilus to End Commercial Orders
VANCOUVER, WA -- Nautilus Inc. notified its customers recently that it would not take new orders for commercial equipment past Oct. 30. All outstanding orders will be shipped by Dec. 31, according to a letter sent to customers. The notice essentially dates Nautilus’ previously announced exit from the commercial fitness equipment business at the end of the year.
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Group Ex Instructors Sue 24 Hour Fitness
SAN DIEGO -- 24 Hour Fitness is dealing with a class-action lawsuit that involves the company’s system of paying group exercise instructors.
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24 Hour Accused of Bank, Wire Fraud
LOS ANGELES -- 24 Hour Fitness is facing another lawsuit claiming the company has taken monthly payments out of members’ accounts after they have canceled their memberships.
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Life Time's Q3 2009 Revenue Up
CHANHASSEN, MN -- Despite an increase in revenue for Life Time Fitness in the third quarter, CEO Bahram Akradi is not satisfied with his company’s performance.
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Cybex Numbers Down in Third Quarter
MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex International experienced a drop in both net sales and net income for the third quarter, according to the company’s financials.
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Life Fitness Sales Down, Earnings Up
LAKE FOREST, IL -- The fitness segment of Brunswick Corp. had a decline in sales but an increase in earnings in third quarter 2009.
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Hammann Named Power Plate CEO
IRVINE, CA -- Former Nautilus CEO Gregg Hammann has been appointed global CEO of Power Plate International.
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Judge Sues YMCA for Negligence
WAUSAU, WI -- A former judge in Marathon County, WI, is suing the Woodson YMCA, saying her stroke was caused by the negligence of one of the Y’s personal trainers.
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Three Fitness Centers Open at Camp Pendleton
CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- Three new fitness centers are coming to the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton, CA, base.
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Western Oregon Breaks Ground on Wellness Center
MONMOUTH, OR -- Western Oregon University (WOU) recently broke ground on a $30 million health and wellness center.
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In Brief
WebSavvy's November Article Online Now
Learn how to use Twitter for quick-hit marketing in November’s WebSavvy column, provided by Club Industry and Leslie Nolen, CEO of the Radial Group and a Step by Step columnist. Get more from your Web site by reading past WebSavvy articles on how to get more e-newsletter subscribers, analyze Web traffic and make your site more useful.
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Facility News
  • Sport & Health Clubs, Washington, DC, recently donated $20,000 worth of fitness equipment to Woodbridge Middle School in Woodbridge, VA. The donation is part of Sport & Health’s commitment to help decrease childhood obesity throughout the Washington, DC, region. During the past several years, the club company has donated equipment to eight schools.
  • The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, (IHRSA) partnered with JobTarget to announce the launch of a new fitness industry career site, www.healthclubs.com/jobs, which replaces ActiveCareers.com. Most job-seeker services are free. For employers, a single job posting costs $99 for IHRSA-member companies and $149 for nonmembers. The site’s bank of more than 3,000 resumes allows employers to directly contact qualified, industry-specific job-seekers.
  • BodyScapes Fitness in Brookline, MA, and Southborough, MA, celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by donating $1 for every mile logged on the clubs’ new pink Cybex 750T treadmill to raise money for The Ellie Fund, which improves the health and welfare of women and families undergoing breast cancer treatment in Massachusetts. BodyScapes Fitness will continue supporting The Ellie Fund by donating 5 cents for every mile logged on the pink treadmill the rest of the year.
  • Supplier News
  • Motionsoft is one of three finalists in the Services and Other category for the 2009 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Deal of the Year Awards. The nomination recognizes Motionsoft’s acquisition of Conexion. The winner will be announced Wednesday at a ceremony at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.
  • Fitness Anywhere Inc. received the No. 5 ranking in the San Francisco Business Times’ annual listing of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. The publication surveyed more than 2,000 local companies to create the list. To qualify, each company must be headquartered in the Bay Area, be privately held between 2006 and 2008, and have revenues of more than $200,000 in fiscal year 2006. Companies were ranked on percentage of revenue growth from 2006 to 2008.
  • Life Fitness was part of a joint effort to create a state-of-the-art fitness room and athletic training facility at North Chicago High School. The company worked in conjunction with the Chicago Bears and the United Way of Lake County as part of the Bears/United Way Hometown Huddle project. The new facilities will support the school’s commitment to use exercise as its method for helping to improve student health and lower its absentee rate.
  • The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has selected Peaksware LLC to provide all ACE-certified professionals with TrainingPeaks Professional Edition software, a program for improved client management, exercise program planning featuring ACE’s Exercise Library, and a publishing platform for exercise videos, custom workouts, training plans and meal plans. Peaksware will provide classes in the form of online webinars.
  • The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) is preparing for a TV/radio satellite media tour, “Getting Fit and Staying Fit in the New Year,” which will take place on Jan. 6, 2010, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando. The tour involves SGMA partnering with six or seven companies to showcase their fitness and exercise products to TV viewers and radio listeners. The SGMA is looking for companies who want to participate in the event. The cost to participate is $8,000. The money goes to defray the satellite costs of the event. Companies can contact SGMA industry spokesman Mike May at MMay@sgma.com.
  • From the Blog
    Photos from the Club Industry 2009 Show
    If you didn’t attend the Club Industry 2009 conference (or even if you did and want to relive those wonderful memories!), then you can get a feel for the show by going to our photo gallery.
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    We Hammed It Up with Jack LaLanne
    Before the Jack LaLanne keynote at the Club Industry show two weeks ago, the editors went in the back room to meet and say “hi” to Mr. LaLanne.
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