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Norm Cates is a 40+ year veteran of the health and fitness club industry. He began his career as an owner/operator of a chain of clubs in the Atlanta-area and then expanded throughout the Southeastern United States. He and three partners started out by creating mainly racquetball-oriented clubs, and then over the years, reconfigured them into multisport facilities.

After serving as the final President of the National Court Clubs Association (NCCA) --the racquetball owners' trade association-- he was a co-founder of IHRSA (then IRSA) in 1981. Afterwards, he was elected to serve as IHRSA's first President. In 2001, IHRSA honored Mr. Cates with the first annual Dale Dibble Distinguished Service Award.

He established Club Insider in 1993 to provide a unique perspective of the health and fitness club industry and to be a differentiated publication from other existing trade journals.

Contact Norm Phone: (770) 635 - 7578
Fax: (678) 826 - 0933
Email: Norm@clubinsideronline.com

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"Attitude is Everything!"

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"Insider Speaks"
Dealing With Active Shooters in Your Club and Elsewhere


December 2015 - Since the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, our beautiful America has also been hit by a series of warlike efforts including bombings overseas and even in the U.S. Then came 9/11/2001 when the World Trade Centers came down, and it became clear that America had a real fight on its hands with lunatics. Since then, and in particular for the last two to three years, Americans and people around the world have become subject to attacks of all kinds in all kinds of places... with the latest ISIS attack in Paris, France and then just this month with the ISIS-inspired San Bernadino, California massacre. Read Article...

"Leaving Fat City"
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"Make It Fun!"

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"Really Nice People"

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"Sleeping With The Devil"
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"Some" Of America's Most Successful Clubs
Part I


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"Some" Of America's Most Successful Clubs
Part II


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"Younger Next Year" To Grow Your Club Membership
Neal Boortz Hosts Power Lunch With Authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge - Part II


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"Younger Next Year" To Grow Your Club Membership
Neal Boortz Hosts Power Lunch With Authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge - Part I


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$95 Million!

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10 Years and Counting!

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13 Years And Counting!

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15 Years and Counting!
I Am Thankful For...


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1994 In Review and 1995 Predictions
Part II


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1994 In Review and 1995 Predictions
Part I


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1995 Club Insider Honor Roll

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1998 In Review

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1999 In Review

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2 Years!

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20 Years!

November 2012 - 20 Years! WOW! This is the first edition of our 20th year, and I'm so pleased to be writing this for you on this special occasion. WOW! 20 Years! My, oh my, how time does fly! Who do you love? After nearly 40 years in the health, racquet and sportsclub industry, including the past 19 years as Publisher of Club Insider, I've come to one very important conclusion. My conclusion is that the paramount question you and everyone in our industry needs to be sure we know the answer to is, "Who do you love?" Read Article...

2001 In Review

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2002 In Review
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2002 In Review
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2003 In Review
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