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August.10.2010 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Life Fitness Names Clawson New President
Woman Leaving LA Fitness Allegedly Raped
Star Trac VP Leaves for efi
Gold's Adds BTS Group Ex Classes
The Sports Club Co. Reports Lower Revenue in 2Q
Obesity Rates Climbing, per CDC
Construction Begins on Pearl Harbor Gym
Washington JCC Sued for Discrimination
Iowa Opens New Rec Center
John McCarthy: Bahram Akradi is the New Curt Beusman
Time to Clean Up Our Act
August Step by Step Articles Online Now
Club Industry and Midwest Mania
Facility News
Supplier News


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Life Fitness Names Clawson New President
LAKE FOREST, IL -- Brunswick Corp., the parent company of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength, has named Chris Clawson as Life Fitness’ new president.
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Woman Leaving LA Fitness Allegedly Raped
COVINGTON, WA -- Police are searching for a man accused of raping a 21-year-old woman who was taken from an LA Fitness parking lot.
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Star Trac VP Leaves for efi
SAN DIEGO -- Randy Bergstedt, vice president of marketing for Star Trac, is leaving the company to become the new executive vice president of efi Sports Medicine, San Diego.
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Gold's Adds BTS Group Ex Classes
IRVING, TX -- Gold’s Gym International (GGI) is sponsoring Body Training Systems (BTS) group exercise programs for its franchisees.
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The Sports Club Co. Reports Lower Revenue in 2Q
LOS ANGELES -- The Sports Club Co. Inc. reported lower revenue in second quarter 2010 and the first six months of 2010 compared to the same periods last year, according to financials released by the company.
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Obesity Rates Climbing, per CDC
WASHINGTON, DC -- Nine states now have an obesity rate of 30 percent or more, three times as many as in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Construction Begins on Pearl Harbor Gym
PEARL HARBOR, HI -- The Navy broke ground on a $24 million fitness center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 63,636-square-foot facility is slated for completion in November 2011.
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Washington JCC Sued for Discrimination
ROCKVILLE, MD -- A hearing-impaired former employee of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD, is suing the organization for discrimination.
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Iowa Opens New Rec Center
IOWA CITY, IA -- The University of Iowa (UI) has officially opened its new $70 million Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The 150,000-square-foot center features a 20,000-square-foot fitness area across three floors of the multi-level facility.
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From the Blog
John McCarthy: Bahram Akradi is the New Curt Beusman
In writing about Lifetime Achievement Award winner Curt Beusman for our September issue, several people have offered up great stories and perspectives about the man. One such view came courtesy of former IHRSA Executive Director John McCarthy.
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Time to Clean Up Our Act
I’m a fan of The New York Times, so I’ve been watching with interest as this story published last week about getting skin infections from gym equipment has crept up to the top of the newspaper’s most popular articles list. This tells me people are concerned about getting MRSA from touching fitness equipment, or that they’re getting ready to be after reading the article.
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In Brief
August Step by Step Articles Online Now
Club Industry’s online how-to section was updated to include columns on increasing profits with ancillary revenues, LEED basics for club design, lessons learned from Jimmy Buffett, personal training lessons from man and dog and why members don’t join your gym. Visit our site to read past articles from industry experts.
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Club Industry and Midwest Mania
Club Industry and SCW Fitness Education are teaming up this October at the Club Industry Conference and Trade Show and Midwest Mania in Chicago. When you register for Midwest Mania for Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10 only, you receive a free pass to the Club Industry show, held Oct. 6-8 at McCormick Place. Midwest Mania is Oct. 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. For more information, visit www.clubindustryshow.com or www.scwfitness.com/midwest.
Facility News
  • The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled last week in a 5-2 decision that the former Powerhouse Gym in Brick Township, NJ, was not liable for injury after a member injured herself on a stationary bicycle in a spin class, according to the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger. Gina Stelluti sued Casapenn Enterprises after injuring herself less than an hour after purchasing a gym membership in 2004. She claimed the bike’s adjustable handles dislodged as she stood on the pedals, just as she was instructed to do. She fell forward with her feet still strapped to the pedals, causing her to suffer neck and back pain and a cracked tooth. The defense argued that Stelluti was bound by the club’s waiver and release form that she signed before joining the gym.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) board of directors has named Kerry Campbell its new executive director. Campbell joins MACMA with 14 years experience in the health and fitness industry. She was formerly on the New England Health, Racquet and Sportclub Association (NEHRSA) board of directors and continued working with NEHRSA as the associate member manager after moving to Virginia.
  • Tysons Sport & Health Club, McLean, VA, in the Washington, DC, area, is planning a Veterans Day weekend event called Sweat for a Vet on Nov. 13. The three-hour Kranking and indoor cycling fundraising event will benefit wounded warriors at the Walter Reed Army Hospital and the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Sport & Health is co-hosting the event with Project VisAbility.
  • The YMCA of Greater Kansas City named David Byrd its CEO, replacing Gene Dooley, who recently retired after serving as CEO for the past 23 years. Previously, Byrd served as COO for the YMCA chapter of Middle Tennessee, based in Nashville, TN, and CEO of YMCA of Greater Durham in Durham, NC. Byrd holds more than 30 years’ experience with the nonprofit organization.
  • Braemar Country Club, Tarzana, CA, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, broke ground on July 22 on a 4,600-square-foot fitness center that is scheduled to open in early 2011. The facility will feature a group exercise studio, cardio and strength-training equipment, and training staff. Braemar’s golf and tennis members will receive complimentary access to the fitness center.
  • Supplier News
  • The IDEA Health & Fitness Association launched IDEA FitnessConnect, a platform linking fitness professionals, certification verification partners and consumers. IDEA FitnessConnect is a free, all-inclusive national directory of fitness professionals that allows consumers and employers to verify if a trainer is certified. All 13 fitness certification agencies accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies have agreed to participate in the directory and will verify the certification status of professionals listed in the directory.
  • Motionsoft, Silver Spring, MD, has a agreement with Chicago Athletic Clubs to implement its new club management and payment processing programs in five locations in the Chicago area—Evanston, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop and the new Lincoln Square club that is expected to open later this year. Motionsoft’s payment processing software and services are powered by Motionsoft’s Quickstar service.
  • A new pool chemical iPhone app from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) makes chemical dosing easier, faster and more accurate for pool technicians, facility managers and water treatment managers. The interface includes pre-loaded chemical formulas for the most commonly used pool chemicals, organized by category. The new app sells for $5.99 and joins the portfolio of apps NSPF introduced in March. It is available from the Apple App store.
  • Jamba Juice and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced a multi-year partnership—Jamba Juice’s first with a professional sports league—that will highlight both companies’ commitment to promoting fitness and healthy nutrition through a series of joint promotional activities with WNBA teams. During this WNBA season, Jamba Juice will host special in-arena nights with the Los Angeles Sparks to promote its Jamba Jump Program through jump roping, interactive activities and positive messaging. In addition, Jamba Juice’s alliance with WNBA FIT will feature exclusive content, including nutrition and exercise tips for fans.
  • The member services department of Twin Oaks Software, Berlin, CT, challenged the company’s employees to take action in their community this summer, and the staff responded by helping various organizations, including the Plainville Food Bank, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the Connecticut Humane Society, the New Britain Public Library and the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. In addition to their annual toy drive for Toys for Tots, Twin Oaks’ employees raise funds for the Town of Berlin Community Services, sponsor a fundraising drive and organizational support for the Get Your Guts in Gear ride, and participate in many other opportunities. In addition, Twin Oaks provides a paid day off each year to encourage full-time employees to perform community service at the charity of their choice.
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