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March.16.2011 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM
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Gold’s Gym Rolls Out Express Clubs
Anytime Fitness in Japan Unharmed after Earthquake, Tsunami
New Star Trac President to Streamline Product Offerings
Curves Agrees to Reimburse New York Members
Club One Makes Move for Growth in Medical Fitness
Red Lerille to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Fitness Clubs Use Mobile Apps to Interact with Members and Prospects
Netpulse’s Entertainment Platform Now Integrated on Fitness Equipment
Retention Edge: The Best Health Club Programs Are Those That Help Members Reach Their Goals
Step by Step: Group Fitness Directors Must Remain Connected to Staff
Why Are We So Excited about Stuart Winning a Neal?
What Would You Do?
Facility News
Supplier News


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Gold’s Gym Rolls Out Express Clubs
Gold’s Gym International (GGI) has officially joined the low-price clubs club.
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Anytime Fitness in Japan Unharmed after Earthquake, Tsunami
The Anytime Fitness club in Japan and its master franchise team based in Tokyo were unharmed in last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
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New Star Trac President to Streamline Product Offerings
As Dustin Grosz steps into the president’s role at Star Trac, one of his top priorities is to streamline the company’s product offerings.
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Curves Agrees to Reimburse New York Members
Curves International came to terms with the New York Attorney General on an agreement to reimburse members of more than 60 Curves clubs that closed in that state.
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Club One Makes Move for Growth in Medical Fitness
Club One has appointed Bill McBride as president in addition to COO and plans to expand its medical fitness center management market.
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Red Lerille to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Red Lerille, owner of Red Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club in Lafayette, LA, will receive the Club Industry 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Club Industry show Oct. 13, 2011, in Chicago.
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Fitness Clubs Use Mobile Apps to Interact with Members and Prospects
Want to find a step aerobics class you can hit on your way home from the office? For the members of many fitness clubs today, there’s an app for that.
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Netpulse’s Entertainment Platform Now Integrated on Fitness Equipment
Netpulse may prove to have timed things perfectly during the recession—at least according to Bryan Arp, CEO of Netpulse, an interactive entertainment platform company that offers on-demand TV and videos on fitness equipment.
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Retention Edge: The Best Health Club Programs Are Those That Help Members Reach Their Goals
These days, club owners employ many innovative strategies for retaining members. Member loyalty programs, incentives and extras can be effective components of a comprehensive member retention plan, but commitment to your members’ fitness is critical for your club’s success.
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Step by Step: Group Fitness Directors Must Remain Connected to Staff
Wendy Jeff explains how implementing simple methods for maintaining a connection with each instructor can assist in creating a feeling of teamwork and in keeping everyone moving in the same direction.
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From the Blog
Why Are We So Excited about Stuart Winning a Neal?
Last week, Stuart Goldman, our managing editor, headed to New York for the “Pulitzer Prize” of the business press industry, the Jesse H. Neal Awards, sponsored by American Business Media. He was a finalist for his profile of our 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Curt Beusman.
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What Would You Do?
If a national television show approached you to use your club, would you say yes? Paul and Leanne Neville did.
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In Brief
Facility News
  • Lifestyle Family Fitness will begin its annual Teen Initiative on May 15. Last year, Lifestyle Family Fitness donated 11,000 health club memberships to teens at its 55 locations. Teens will be able to use the free memberships all day on weekends and until 4 p.m. on weekdays through Aug. 15.
  • Memberships to the newly opened Salvation Army Kroc Center in Augusta, GA, went on sale Monday. The community center’s grand opening is scheduled for early August. The facility will feature a fitness center with strength and cardio equipment, an indoor leisure pool with water slide and lap lanes, group exercise studio and a full-sized gymnasium.
  • Supplier News
  • Retention Management, Cornelius, NC, is now serving clubs in Scandinavia. Clubs in Sweden and Norway will join the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in using the custom e-mail generating service. “This is a natural progression for us, and I am looking forward to the fresh opportunities these markets present,” says Jon Nasta, U.K. managing director.
  • Cybex International Inc., Medway, MA, is partnering with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to launch a body shop fitness facility. Cybex donated $120,000 worth of exercise equipment to be used by the university for research projects on exercise, fitness and wellness. Students, faculty and staff will also use the center for recreation.
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