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"Augie's Quest" Raises Over $1 Million For ALS Research!
September 2005 - Read Article...

"Diet" Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows
May 2017 - ATHENS, GA - High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden "diet" foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that rats fed a diet high in sugar but low in fat, meant to imitate many popular diet foods, increased body fat mass when compared to rats fed a balanced rodent diet. The high-sugar diet induced a host of other problems, including liver damage and brain inflammation. Read Article...

"Future of Fitness" Symposium Brings Together Healthcare & Fitness Leaders
June 1995 - Read Article...

"Go Platinum" With Body Training Systems
April 2004 - Read Article...

"Insider Speaks"
Mike Alpert... Our Industry's Most Dedicated Prophet Leads the Exercise IS Medicine Charge!

April 2017 - The following letter is from Mike Alpert, President and CEO of The Claremont Club in Claremont, California. Mike has taken the concept "Exercise IS Medicine" to a World Class level. Recently, to follow-up on the IHRSA Convention, I called Mike to check in by phone. During that conversation, we agreed that Club Insider will publish a new monthly column, which will be written each month by Mike and his Claremont Club Managers. The title of the new monthly column will be: "Exercise IS Medicine." This month, we present a letter from Mike Alpert. Read Article...

"Selling Fitness" Hits Italian Market
September 1999 - Read Article...

$50K Pledged to Create Millions of New Exercisers
Goal is to Double Number of Fitness Center Members by 2010

October 1998 - Read Article...

1,500+ Join New Crunch Gym in Tuscaloosa on Record First Day of Pre-Opening Sales
August 2018 - TUSCALOOSA, AL - Crunch Franchise announced that 1,536 people signed up for memberships for the Crunch gym opening in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the first day they became available. That figure sets a Crunch Franchise record for the most memberships sold during the first day of a gym's pre-opening sales period ("pre-sale"). Crunch Tuscaloosa is expected to open in September 2018. Read Article...

10 Most Common Exercise Mistakes
Contributed by the American Council On Exercise (ACE)

July 1998 - Read Article...

100 Clubs Reach Body Training Systems Platinum Status
James and Susan Viars Gold's Gym Eagles Landing Among 100

January 2005 - Read Article...

100 Ways To Beat Tax-Exempt Competitors
April 1999 - Read Article...

12 Good Reasons To Come To The Augie's Quest Bash
March 2015 - Dear Friends, this is our LAST CALL to come to the Augie's Quest BASH (However, you'll still be able to sign up almost to the last days before the event). I have listed below 12 reasons why you should come. Read Article...

14 New York Metropolitan Area Gyms Close
September 1997 - Read Article...

19% of Gen-Y Americans Were Health Club Members in the 4th Quarter
IHRSA Trend Report Analyzes the Gen X & Y Health Club Consumer

March 2012 - BOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released The IHRSA Trend Report: Fourth Quarter 2011 Executive Summary on February 28th. Conducted in partnership with the Leisure Trends Group, Boulder Colorado, the report examines why Americans join, stay and leave their health clubs. The fourth quarter installment analyzes Generations X and Y (See Definitions Below) consumer attitudes' towards health club membership. Read Article...

1998 Club Insider News Editorial Content
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200,000 Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented
September 2013 - HealthDay News - In 2010, more than 200,000 Americans under 75 died from heart disease and stroke that could have been prevented, health officials stated. Sadly, more than half of those who died were under 65, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read Article...

2008 U.S. Health Club Revenues Total $19.1 billion, up 3%
April 2009 - BOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today that industry revenues reached $19.1 billion in 2008, an increase of three percent over 2007. IHRSA reports that the number of health clubs increased by one percent in 2008, totaling 30,022 facilities in the United States. Additionally, the results of IHRSA's annual health club membership survey indicate that health club memberships in the Unites States totaled 45.5 million in 2008. Read Article...

200th Participant Enrolled in Precision Medicine Program for ALS
September 2015 - CAMBRIDGE, MA - The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced that it has enrolled the 200th participant in its Precision Medicine Program (PMP). This program is the first of its kind to be created for ALS and includes multiple aspects unique to the field of precision medicine specifically aimed to discover and develop treatments for ALS. This milestone meets two thirds of the program's goal for enrollment of 300 participants, which was made possible by the donations received from the 2014 social media phenomenon, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Read Article...

2011 Club Industry East Canceled
February 2011 - In a recent survey, we received a lot of feedback about how to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience at Club Industry events. As a result of that feedback, and in an effort to make a positive change affecting participants in our events, we have decided to cancel the 2011 Club Industry Executive Summit in New York. By focusing on one event this year, Club Industry 2011 at McCormick Place, Chicago, October 12-14, we will better meet the direct needs of our industry. Read Article...

2015 IHRSA Awards To Be Presented At IHRSA Los Angeles
February 2015 - BOSTON, MA - Three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2015, the Association's 34th Annual International Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles, California, March 11-14, 2015. Read Article...

2016 Club Insider Survey
August 2016 - Please take a few minutes to give us feedback on how we might make Club Insider better for you. We'd appreciate your assessments and candid input... good OR bad, so fire away! Thanks in advance to those of you who choose to provide feedback to help us make our publication better as we approach our 24th Anniversary by completing the survey. Read Article...

2017 World Gym Convention Celebrates The Barbell With "Made Of Iron" Theme
September 2017 - LOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, gathered franchisees, vendors and partners from 11 countries for the 2017 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas, September 6 - 9, 2017. The annual gathering was held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with attendees that included gym owners and staff from the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Egypt, Mexico, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, Costa Rica and the Cayman Islands. Featuring a "Made of Iron" theme, the convention celebrated the return of the barbell, a core piece of exercise equipment integral to World Gym's signature small group training program, World Gym Athletics. Read Article...

2018 Club Insider Reader Survey
July 2018 - Please take a few minutes to give us feedback on how we might make Club Insider better for you. We'd appreciate your assessments and candid input... good OR bad, so fire away! Thanks in advance to those of you who choose to provide feedback to help us make our publication better as we near the completion of our 25th Anniversary. Read Article...

2018 World Gym Convention Highlights the Future of the Iconic Brand
October 2018 - LOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, gathered franchisees, vendors and partners from nine countries for the 2018 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas on September 5 - 8, 2018. The annual gathering was held at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with nearly 200 attendees, including gym owners and staff from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico, Taiwan, United States and Russia. Read Article...

23rd Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show
March 22-25, 2004 - Las Vegas, Nevada

December 2003 - Read Article...

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