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April.30.2010 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Revenue Up, Attrition Down for Life Time
TSI Q1 Revenue Down as Giardina Returns as CEO
Life Fitness Revenue Improves
Planet Fitness Hires CFO from Gulf Oil
Anytime Trainer Arrested for Voyeurism
Clubs Prepare for Get Active Week
Q1 Revenues Down for The Sports Club Co.
Child Obesity Threatens Military Success
YMCA, Hospital Offer Joint Memberships
CSU Renovation Continues Amidst Funding Cuts
Life Fitness Makes VP Moves
WebSavvy's May Article Online Now
Best of the Best
Facility News
Supplier News
Life Time, TSI at Different Ends of Public Spectrum
Jane Fonda and Her Past
State of Confusion


News
Revenue Up, Attrition Down for Life Time
CHANHASSEN, MN -- Life Time Fitness enjoyed an increase in revenue and a decrease in its attrition rate during the first quarter of the year.
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TSI Q1 Revenue Down as Giardina Returns as CEO
NEW YORK -- Town Sports International (TSI) reported a decrease in revenue during its first quarter 2010 earnings call with analysts.
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Life Fitness Revenue Improves
SCHILLER PARK, IL -- The Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corp. had a slight increase in first quarter 2010 revenue, according to financials released by Brunswick, Lake Forest, IL.
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Planet Fitness Hires CFO from Gulf Oil
NEWINGTON, NH -- Planet Fitness has hired former Gulf Oil LP Chief Financial Officer Jayne Conway as its new CFO.
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Anytime Trainer Arrested for Voyeurism
BATON ROUGE, LA -- A personal trainer at an Anytime Fitness in Louisiana allegedly used a pen camera to record women in the club’s shower room.
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Clubs Prepare for Get Active Week
BOSTON -- The 7th annual Get Active America! Week will occur May 3-9, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The event is a national health promotion program sponsored by IHRSA.
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Q1 Revenues Down for The Sports Club Co.
LOS ANGELES -- The Sports Club Co. had a decrease in revenue for the first quarter of the year, the Los Angeles-based company announced.
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Child Obesity Threatens Military Success
WASHINGTON, DC -- The childhood obesity epidemic is posing a threat to national security, according to a new report from Mission: Readiness, a group comprised of retired military leaders.
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YMCA, Hospital Offer Joint Memberships
GREENVILLE, SC -- A new joint membership option will enable members of the YMCA of Greenville to use fitness facilities and services offered by the Greenville Hospital System (GHS) University Medical Center.
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CSU Renovation Continues Amidst Funding Cuts
FORT COLLINS, CO -- Although the $32 million renovations to the Colorado State University (CSU) Student Recreation Center recently reached the halfway mark, CSU officials announced that they may cut 50 campus jobs this summer to compensate for a decrease in state funding.
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Life Fitness Makes VP Moves
SCHILLER PARK, IL -- Life Fitness has named Tim McCarthy as vice president for the Americas, responsible for performance in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
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In Brief
WebSavvy's May Article Online Now
Read about ping-pong marketing in May’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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Best of the Best
Do you think your club has winning programs? If so, put them up against programs from other clubs by entering the eighth annual Club Industry Best of the Best competition. Winners will be featured in the magazine and will receive their awards at the Club Industry show in October. Entries are due June 7, so download a PDF entry form today to get started.
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Facility News
  • Potential Energy Athletic Club in Saginaw Township, MI, closed its doors last Friday as a result of foreclosure. The 45,000-square-foot club, which had been in business for 29 years, had between 2,000 and 2,500 members in the 1980s and 1990s, owner Chuck Hise told The Saginaw (MI) News. That number dwindled to 500 members in its final days. Potential Energy employed 29 people.
  • Jim Lawler, former director of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, Auburn, ME, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on May 4 as part of the 2010 Maine Fitness Awards. The awards recognize Maine citizens for their involvement in promoting physical activity. Lawler retired from the Auburn YMCA last year after 29 years. During his tenure there, he went from a part-time employee to the executive director and grew the Y’s budget from $268,000 to nearly $2 million.
  • Students at the University of California-Riverside voted to approve a rec center expansion project. The current rec center is operating at 72 percent beyond its capacity and has 30-minute waiting lines for cardio equipment, school officials say. Opponents of the proposal say the proposed $149-per-quarter student fee increase is too high. The new facility is expected to open in the winter of 2014 and will have three times the current amount of space for cardio and weights, as well as an indoor rock climbing wall, juice bar and swimming pool.
  • Supplier News
  • Star Trac, Irvine, CA, introduced the Star Trac Coach, a personalized workout led by professional coach Kimberly Shah, who guides users through more than one million workouts on Star Trac’s embedded screen treadmills. “We think it’s a revolution in cardio training,” said Steve Nero, president and COO of Star Trac. “It’s like having a personal coach for you throughout your cardio workout.”
  • Roger Harvey, who served more than 12 years as the COO of Crunch, New York, has joined the board of advisors of Technique Fitness Inc., an online fitness management company. Technique Fitness will be exhibiting at next week’s Club Industry East show in New York.
  • Cybex International Inc., Medway, MA, named Stephen Alvezi as its director of sales for Cybex Golf. Alvezi is responsible for growing the number of golf and country clubs that have Cybex equipment. He also is helping to further strengthen golf industry relationships for Cybex and support the company’s partnerships with the Club Management Association of America and PGA Tour legend Greg Norman, an official ambassador for the Cybex Golf Fitness platform.
  • Advantage Fitness Products (AFP), a provider of full-service fitness facility planning, design, supply and service, recently completed a club installation on behalf of global real estate investment management firm CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) for its first New York City property at 1540 Broadway. Building tenants include Viacom, MTV, BET Networks and Pillsbury, among others. CBRE chose the fitness amenity as a distinguishing opportunity to set its New York City property apart from competitors, according to AFP. AFP was retained to develop a five-star wellness complement within the skyscraper that would be available to building occupants as a based amenity of their tenancy.
  • From the Blog
    Life Time, TSI at Different Ends of Public Spectrum
    The two main public fitness club companies in the industry, Life Time Fitness and Town Sports International, are operating on two completely different levels.
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    Jane Fonda and Her Past
    Judging by the comments made by readers after this recent article, Jane Fonda remains a polarizing figure in America. The USA Today article promotes Fonda’s World Fitness Day, which will be held Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
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    State of Confusion
    It’s no wonder that so many non-gym goers are confused about the effects regular exercise has on their bodies. In reading this New York Times article on exercise studies, I must say all the mixed messages were confusing me, and I work for Club Industry magazine!
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