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2012 In Review

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Once again, it seems like it was yesterday that I was writing our "2011 In Review" article to review the year in Club Insider. This year was an exciting one for Club Insider, as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary. As always, we strived to share great cover stories that can help you in your business if studied. Our Contributing Authors also provided an entire toolbox of Best Practices articles to learn from. And, of course, there was no shortage of news this year, covered with both published press releases and volumes of Norm's Notes. Perhaps the biggest news this year has been acquisitions, with the sale by Mike Grondahl and his partners of controlling interest in Planet Fitness, happening just last month, and several other big deals happening, including our Page #3 story this month about Jeff Skeen's Titan Fitness acquiring 7 Charlotte, North Carolina area Sports and Fitness Clubs.

Our Mission is "To help the owners and operators of health, racquet, and sports clubs professionalize their clubs and gain the trust and business of their community," and we hope you have found value in this year's Club Insider editions.

A Summary of Our 2012 Cover Stories

To begin the year, in our January Edition, we shared the story of Carol Nalevanko, President of Village Health Clubs and Spas. Serving over 25,000 people, this chain of four very high end clubs in the Phoenix area has approximately 250,000 square feet across 25 acres that generates $30 million per year.

We published a Special Tribute to Sandy Coffman, the Dean of Club Programming, in our February Edition. The energy and love Sandy has for our industry is clear from the first moment you meet her, and anyone who has been to any of her presentations over the years has seen what makes her so special to our industry. We continue to wish Sandy the best in her "semi-retirement."

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