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June 15.2011 FROM CLUBINDUSTRY.COM
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Longtime Gold's Gym Executive Leaves Company
Anytime Fitness Suing Massachusetts Town's Board of Health over AED Staffing Regulation
Health Care Reform Spurs Growth of Medical Fitness Centers
Medical Fitness Center Becomes Profitable with Club One's Help
Former Fitness Instructor Becomes President and Owner of Newtown Athletic Club's New Facility
The Best of the Best Awards Entry Deadline Is Next Week!
Civilian Fit Bosses Help Navy Sailors Keep Ship Shape
Retention Edge: Focus Health Club Retention Efforts on the Right Things
Step by Step: Six Steps to Build the Yoga Community in Your Health Club
Weiner Gym Photos Make You Want to Hide Your Eyes
Facility News
Supplier News


News
Longtime Gold's Gym Executive Leaves Company
Joel Tallman, the senior vice president of franchising and global operations for Gold's Gym International (GGI), is no longer with the company.
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Anytime Fitness Suing Massachusetts Town's Board of Health over AED Staffing Regulation
Anytime Fitness, Hastings, MN, is suing the Kingston, MA, Board of Health, which requires automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in health clubs and a staff member certified in the use of an AED during all hours of operation.
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Health Care Reform Spurs Growth of Medical Fitness Centers
The number of medical fitness centers is growing, as is the opportunity for fitness management companies.
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Medical Fitness Center Becomes Profitable with Club One's Help
When Club One, San Francisco, was hired in January 2009 to manage the membership and fitness operations for St. Mary's Center for Health & Fitness, Reno, NV, the three-year-old facility was in trouble.
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Former Fitness Instructor Becomes President and Owner of Newtown Athletic Club's New Facility
Almost 20 years after he began working as a fitness instructor at the Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, PA, Doug Steinly has become the president and owner of the company's new facility, the Horsham Athletic Club in Philadelphia.
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The Best of the Best Awards Entry Deadline Is Next Week!
If you're planning to enter the 2011 Best of the Best competition to win industry recognition for the excellent programming at your club, now is the time. The deadline for entries is June 24. Download the application form and find out more about the competition here.
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Civilian Fit Bosses Help Navy Sailors Keep Ship Shape
On every U.S. Navy ship, there are thousands of sailors whose hard work helps ensure Americans' welfare and quality of life. Those ships also are home to a few civilians whose job is to ensure the same for the sailors on board.
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Retention Edge: Focus Health Club Retention Efforts on the Right Things
Thomas Kulp says retention is an overused word in the fitness industry. He shares his thoughts about how focusing on certain things will help you keep members.
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Step by Step: Six Steps to Build the Yoga Community in Your Health Club
Ralph Cissne shares how to capitalize on the continued popularity of yoga while building your club's yoga program.
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From the Blog
Weiner Gym Photos Make You Want to Hide Your Eyes
In an effort to tie the Anthony Weiner scandal to the fitness club industry, we give you…the House of Representatives gym!
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In Brief
Facility News
  • The Rush Fitness Complex, Knoxville, TN, will hold a grand opening this weekend for its new club in Greenville, SC. The 35,000-square-foot club is the company's 23rd location and includes amenities such as a cardio theater, a spinning room, a member lounge, certified fit coaches, individual nutrition programs, kid fit classes and free child care. It also will include the Ring of Fire, a six-station, octagon-shaped circuit training center elevated 15 feet off the main floor.
  • The Twin Valley YMCA in Elverson, PA, will close its facility on Nov. 1 but will continue to serve its community through various family programs. In a letter to members and donors, Helen Flanders, the executive director of the facility's regional office, the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley, said that slower than anticipated growth in residential housing meant that there were not enough households to support the branch. Twin Valley is looking for spaces where it can offer group exercises classes and other programs, according to a story in The Reading Eagle, Reading PA. Another branch in the region, the Octorara YMCA, recently formed a partnership to offer its programs using a local elementary school's facilities.
  • The Pocono Family YMCA, Stroudsburg, PA, has opened an extension fitness center in a former elementary school in Kunkletown, PA. The West End Extension branch is equipped with strength and cardio machines and offers fitness programming for all ages. The Y will pay a monthly rental fee of $475 for use of the building.
  • The Charlotte and Dick Levin Jewish Community Center opened on June 12 in Durham, NC. The facility features a fitness center with cardio and strength equipment, group exercise studios, recreational sports courts, a 25-yard lap pool and a leisure pool with slide, beach entry and splash park. In addition to fitness programming, the community center will offer other healthy living classes on topics such as meditation and healthy cooking.
  • The Joplin (MO) Family YMCA is waiving its $25 application fee for former members of the Olympic Fitness Center, Joplin, MO, a for-profit club that was destroyed in the EF5 tornado that tore through the city on May 22.

  • Supplier News
  • Star Trac, Irvine, CA, says it shipped 380 new bikes ordered at the World Spinning and Sports Conference held June 1-5 in Miami. All but 15 of the bikes were Star Trac's new Spinner NXT. Fitness professionals from 41 states and 47 countries attended the conference. Through a raffle, Erik Chopin, winner of "The Biggest Loser," won a new Spinner NXT.
  • Hach Company/ETS Business Unit, Elkhart, IN, the maker of AquaChek pool and spa test strips, has released a new product that tests phosphate levels, which can be linked to algae outbreaks. The One Minute Phosphate Test is recommended for weekly use.
  • The National Swimming Pool Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO, has appointed two members to its board of directors. Franceen Gonzales is the corporate director of aquatics for Great Wolf Resorts, Madison, WI, and Anita Sayed is president and CEO of Colorado Time Systems, a Loveland, CO-based manufacturer of aquatic timing systems.
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