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December.20.2010 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM

Industry Prepares for a Boom of Older Club Members
Dale Dibble, IHRSA Co-founder, Dies
Cybex Vows Verdict Appeal
Star Trac, AFP Reach Agreement
FDA Warns about Fake Supplements
XSport Helps Rescue Dog Thrown from Moving Car
Phoenix Kroc $1 Million Closer to Goal
New Year, New Newsbeat
Is a Healthy Marriage Good for Your Health?
Aglialoro Set to Release ‘Atlas Shrugged’
December Issue Online Now
Facility News
Supplier News


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Industry Prepares for a Boom of Older Club Members
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- The first Baby Boomers have now turned 65 years old, marking the beginning of a shift that, according to Department of Health and Human Services statistics, will see the number of older people rise to 19 percent of the United States population over the next 20 years.
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Dale Dibble, IHRSA Co-founder, Dies
NAPLES, FL -- Dale Dibble, founder of Cedardale Health & Fitness, Haverhill, MA, and one of the co-founders of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), has died. He was 90.
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Cybex Vows Verdict Appeal
MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex Chairman and CEO John Aglialoro sent a letter to shareholders on Dec. 13 vowing to fight a jury verdict in which Cybex was ordered to pay 75 percent of a $66 million award.
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Star Trac, AFP Reach Agreement
IRVINE, CA -- Star Trac and Advantage Fitness Products (AFP) have signed a multi-year agreement in which AFP will provide the sales and service of Star Trac products in non-membership based fitness facilities throughout the United States.
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FDA Warns about Fake Supplements
WASHINGTON, DC -- Some dietary supplements for weight loss and bodybuilding may have undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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XSport Helps Rescue Dog Thrown from Moving Car
ELMHURST, IL -- A member of a Chicago-area XSport Fitness helped rescue a dog that had been tossed into traffic from a moving vehicle.
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Phoenix Kroc $1 Million Closer to Goal
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix South Mountain Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is $1 million closer to its fundraising goal, thanks to a recent donation.
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From the Blog
New Year, New Newsbeat
The new year is just around the corner and, like most everyone else, we at Club Industry have already started thinking about how we can make improvements in 2011. Along with vowing to take the stairs and resist the office vending machine, we’ve got one New Year’s resolution we hope you’ll like: Our e-newsletter, Newsbeat, is changing from three to four issues a month.
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Is a Healthy Marriage Good for Your Health?
Are you single? Recently divorced? You may want to stay that way if you want to stay physically fit.
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Aglialoro Set to Release ‘Atlas Shrugged’
Ayn Rand devotees are eagerly awaiting the latest Herculean effort of Cybex CEO John Aglialoro. No, not a new piece of exercise equipment, but a movie based on Rand’s most popular novel, “Atlas Shrugged.”
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In Brief
December Issue Online Now
The December issue of Club Industry magazine includes a look at some of the biggest trends in 2010, including the move to low-price clubs. The issue also includes a look at a strengthening Pilates core base, plus a recap of third quarter results for equipment manufacturers. In addition, our columnists discuss how every member in your staff plays a key role in your club, how creative incentives can make a difference for members and how creative building code compliance can enhance member experience.
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Facility News
  • 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, has earned national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and an A-plus rating for every one of its more than 420 clubs. The BBB’s accreditation identifies 24 Hour as actively compliant with the bureau’s standards, which include a commitment to member satisfaction. “We are very proud of achieving an A-plus rating and will continue to focus on providing clean, friendly and well-maintained clubs for a great value to our members and guests,” 24 Hour CEO Carl Liebert said in a statement. 24 Hour clubs will be free of charge to all guests Dec. 24-31.
  • LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, recently opened two new clubs, one in Abington, PA, and one in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Grand opening parties for each club are scheduled for early next year. These clubs and one that recently opened in Leesburg, VA, bring LA Fitness’ club total to 360.
  • Crunch, New York, will open its ninth San Francisco-area club next March in Daly City, CA. The 27,000-square-foot club in the Serramonte Mall will join tenants that include Starbucks, Macy’s, H&M and Target.
  • In concert with Vanguard Realty Group, Sport & Health will lease a 42,000-square-foot fitness facility that will be constructed in Woodbridge, VA. This facility will be the 25th location for Sport & Health. The company is finalizing leases at several other locations throughout the Washington, DC, metro area, according to an announcement from Sport & Health.
  • Supplier News
  • The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has appointed Todd Galati as the director of academy. Galati, who has been with the organization since 2005, is now responsible for overseeing the certification and continuing education programs for ACE’s network of fitness professionals. Galati is one of the key contributors to the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model and was integrally involved with its launch. He initially joined ACE to manage the organization’s resource center and was most recently ACE’s certification and exam development manager.
  • Octane Fitness LLC has launched a new website at www.octanefitness.com. Redesigned to maximize ease of navigation, boost interactivity and share videos and new content, the site enables commercial customers to research Octane’s lineup of elliptical cross trainers, check the company’s trade show schedule and request a quote or a demo unit. Product brochures, assembly instructions and manuals are also available for immediate download.
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