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December.10.2009 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Nautilus Sells Portion of Commercial Assets
Former Employees Sue New York Club for Sexual Harassment
Teacher Suspended After Public Indecency Charge at LA Fitness
Cybex Notifies Customers of Price Increase
FFC Acquires Crunch Gym in Chicago
Lincoln University Moves to Change Fitness Requirement
Retrofitness Opens First LEED-Certified Location
Diversified Acquires American Bodyworks
Cybex Donates $25K to Cancer Research
Fort Leavenworth Implements CSF Program
Delaware Y Plans Expansion
December Step by Step Articles Online Now
Facility News
Supplier News
More Details about Trainer Certification
Showtime in Orlando for Athletic Business 2009


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Nautilus Sells Portion of Commercial Assets
VANCOUVER, WA -- Nautilus Inc. announced that it has sold some assets of its StairMaster and Schwinn Fitness commercial line to Fit Dragon International Ltd.
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Former Employees Sue New York Club for Sexual Harassment
NEW YORK -- Two former employees of a New York fitness club have filed a lawsuit against the club for alleged sex-based discrimination and retaliation. The two say they were fired after they filed sexual harassment complaints with the club’s human resources department.
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Teacher Suspended After Public Indecency Charge at LA Fitness
DARIEN, CT -- A high school teacher has been suspended with pay after he was cited for public indecency at an LA Fitness club.
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Cybex Notifies Customers of Price Increase
MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex International, Medway, MA, notified its customers, dealers, distributors and shareholders this week that it will increase pricing on commercial products.
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FFC Acquires Crunch Gym in Chicago
CHICAGO -- Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) has acquired the 54,000-square-foot Crunch Gym in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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Lincoln University Moves to Change Fitness Requirement
PHILADELPHIA -- After receiving widespread criticism about its mandate that overweight students take a special fitness class to graduate, Lincoln University faculty recently voted to rescind the requirement.
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Retrofitness Opens First LEED-Certified Location
COLTS NECK, NJ -- 1980s-themed Retrofitness recently opened its first LEED-certified location. The Deer Park, NY, facility is owned and operated by franchisee NGA Group LLC.
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Diversified Acquires American Bodyworks
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Diversified Health and Fitness recently announced the acquisition of American Bodyworks.
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Cybex Donates $25K to Cancer Research
MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex International, Medway, MA, recently donated $25,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
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Fort Leavenworth Implements CSF Program
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS -- Fort Leavenworth recently completed Phase I of an initiative to implement the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program (CSF) by installing new functional fitness equipment in its Harney gym.
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Delaware Y Plans Expansion
NEWARK, DE -- The barely two-year-old Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA, Newark, DE, announced a 9,000-square-foot expansion project this week that the facility says is needed to accommodate its member base of 22,000 people.
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In Brief
December Step by Step Articles Online Now
Club Industry’s online how-to section was updated to include columns on how to handle an emergency, driving traffic with special events, using a fitness assessment to sell personal training and improving retention with e-communications. Visit our site to read past articles from industry experts.
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Facility News
  • Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, MN, announced plans to open a new club in Lenexa, KS, in March. This will be the second Life Time club in the Kansas City area, (the Overland Park, KS, location opened in 2006) and the second new Life Time club scheduled to open in 2010. The company previously announced that a new club in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, OH, would open in January.
  • As a buildup to the annual “Civil War” football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers, the schools’ rec centers hosted an “Energy Civil War” to see whose students could produce the most energy on retrofitted ellipticals. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, students generated 24,000 watt hours of energy. Oregon came out on top by a margin of only 200 watt hours, or four 30-minute workouts. The event was co-sponsored by student sustainability groups on both campuses as well as the campus recreation departments. Oregon officials said this will be an annual event to promote both fitness and sustainability.
  • The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced a recall today of the new high-performance physical training uniform (PTU) shorts that went on sale Nov. 27. NEXCOM said the word "NAVY" on the shorts peels off after being laundered. New PTU shorts should be available in about eight weeks.
  • Supplier News
  • 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, recently introduced My24, an iPhone application and mobile Web site. The My24 iPhone app includes a club finder, club details, a class schedule finder and a default club setting. My24 users also have access to personal health tools such as a body mass index calculator, a daily calorie calculator and a video library.
  • From the Blog
    More Details about Trainer Certification
    Issues with certification and licensing of personal trainers have many people in our industry expressing passionate views on the subject. One of the most passionate people on this subject is Jay Delvecchio, president and CEO of World Instructor Training Schools (WITS).
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    Showtime in Orlando for Athletic Business 2009
    I enjoyed a whirlwind tour of the Athletic Business Conference and Expo last week in Orlando. There were some neat new product announcements and a great group of instructors assembled to address the attendees from the military fitness, nonprofit facilities, university fitness, and parks and rec sectors.
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