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Norm Cates, Jr. is the Founder of Club Insider, now in its 27th year of publication, and its Tribal Leader Since 1993. He is a 45+ year veteran of the health, racquet and sportsclub industry. As IHRSA’s First President and a Co-Founder of the Association with Rick Caro and five others, in 1981; the 2001 DALE DIBBLE Distinguished Service Award winner, one of IHRSA’s highest honors; and Club Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2017, Norm Cates, Jr. is a highly decorated veteran who cares about you. And, he wants to hear from you.

Phone: (770) 635 - 7578
Email: Norm@clubinsideronline.com

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50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Patricia Weir, Atlantic Club Senior Program Director

September 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With David Lahait

September 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Kathy Kres, Program Director of Salem Athletic Club

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Bob DelMonteque

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Sarah Kennedy, Wellness Specialist at White Bear Racquet & Swim

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Judy Dubreuil, Coordinator, 50Plus Momentum Baylor-Tom Landry Fitness Center

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Anita Drew, Program Director at Franco's Athletic

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Glenn Colarossi, President of AgeFit, Inc.

October 2002 - Read Article...

50+ Market Special Report
An Interview With Melanie Cook, Fitness Director at The Clubhouse At Town Center Village

October 2002 - Read Article...

8 Years and Counting!
November 2000 - Read Article...

9 Years and Counting!
November 2001 - Read Article...

A "Grand Lady"
Virginia Smith Passes Away

August 2006 - Read Article...

A "Tribute" to Augie Nieto
August 2005 - Read Article...

A 100 Year Perspective On the Health and Fitness Club Industry
Will Our Industry Be "Just Another Brick In The Wall" of American History or Will We Earn America's Trust?

June 2008 - Read Article...

A 25th Anniversary Tribute to The STEP Company!
June 2014 - Rich Boggs and Ray Irwin are the two great American entrepreneurs who brought the idea of The STEP to the world on June 19, 1989, marking the beginning of what has now been an amazing 25-year run for the Marietta, Georgia-based company. The STEP Company and The STEP came from a series of special events... events, that had they not happened, would have left a void in the health and fitness world that might have never been filled. Read Article...

A Black Friday Hits Bally Total Fitness!
March 2007 - Read Article...

A Club Insider Flashback
December 2014 - Club Insider published Parts I and II of this Flashback In Time Series in our October and November Editions to celebrate Club Insider's 250th Monthly Edition (our October edition). This writing will review several years. I've decided to take my time and do a few years every month until we've Flashed Back in time and reviewed all past editions. So, here we go! Read Article...

A Financial Doomsday Scenario for the U.S.?
March 2007 - Read Article...

A Letter to Nepulse E-Zone Media Network Customers From the New Company
December 2000 - Read Article...

A Memorial Tribute to Robert "Dr. Bob" Delmonteque
1919 - 2011

December 2011 - Robert "Dr. Bob" Delmonteque will always be remembered by people in the health and fitness club industry as a man that totally embodied, and spent his life teaching, all that health and fitness is about. Read Article...

A Message to the Industry About IHRSA and IHRSA San Francisco
February 2007 - Read Article...

A Newer Look At Member Retention
December 1997 - Read Article...

A Personal Note From Norm Cates
December 2006 - Read Article...

A Special Tribute to Sandy Coffman
The Dean of Club Programming

February 2012 - What do you do for a woman who's 70 years old (hard to believe that!), has been married to her husband Bud for 50 years (as of this July) and has spent 40 years in the health and fitness club industry? That's easy! You do a second cover story about her as a Special Tribute to this amazing lady! Read Article...

A Tribute to Brother Michael Scott Scudder
July 2017 - This Tribute to club consultant, former club operator and fitness industry veteran, Brother Michael Scott Scudder, age 75, was completed on the 4th of July, the day Brother Scudder was buried at a small, Jewish and non-sectarian cemetery affiliated with the Taos Jewish Center. Brother Scudder had suddenly died at his home in Taos, New Mexico on Friday, June 30th from complications related to his June 7th hip surgery. Michael's wife of many years, Phyllis Landis, wrote that doctors believed her husband had died from a pulmonary embolism. An autopsy was being done. Read Article...

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