About Norm Cates
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.
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2005 In Review
Part III - September and October, 2005
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2005 In Review
Part I - January Through April, 2005
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2006 In Review
Part I - January Through March, 2006
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2007 In Review
Part I - January Through July, 2007
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2008 In Review
December 2008 - "2008 In Review" will, as I promised last year, appear in this single issue and will be a shorter read... as compared to the previous year-end "Dead Sea Scrolls" of the past. Read Article...
21 Years and Counting!!!
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October 2013 - Who would have thought it? Who would have believed it could happen? There are those among us who were around 20+ years ago when we started Club Insider and didn't give it much of a chance for survival. I say to you: Howdy folks. Glad to see you reading now. I bet you didn't know this author was so hard headed that he would not quit, no matter what happened, did you? To those who believed, came on board and supported Club Insider, I say: Thanks a Million! You will never know how great my sincere appreciation is for your confidence in Club Insider and for supporting the effort all these years. Read Article...
October 2014 - 250. In preparation for this special Cover Story, and our 250th Edition of Club Insider, I went to www.clubinsideronline.com and clicked on Archives to take a little stroll down memory lane. Let me start this Cover Story off by telling you a little bit about how Club Insider was dreamed up and by whom. Then, I'm going to pull out some of the stories from our archives that really stand out (believe me, there were lots of them) and will share some of them in this month's Norm's Notes. So, don't put this edition down, as it's packed with amazing stuff from front to back! Read Article...