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The Club Insider Archives: May 2010

The Newtown Athletic Club
A True Community Within a Community

By: Justin Cates

Justin CatesJustin CatesWhat do you do best in your health and fitness club business? Is there one thing, two things or many things? Do you try to make your club be everything to everyone? Or, do you capitalize on your strengths? Read More...

Industry Embarrassment Hired by American Club Systems to Manage Gold's Gym in Indianapolis!
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesIndustry embarrassment, SHANE FRANKLIN, has surfaced in Indianapolis, Indiana as a Gold's Gym Manager! Read More...

Fifteen Steps to Paradise
Step 9 - Culture: The Hidden Advantage

By: Will Phillips

Will PhillipsWill Phillips"Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world." Read More...

Fitness Boot Camps Prove to Be An Investment With BIG Returns
By: Bonnie Pfiester

Bonnie PfiesterBonnie PfiesterFive years ago, we were investing in new gym equipment. Now, we are investing in members, and as members get smaller, profits get bigger. Here is my story about how Boot Camp has impacted our business. Read More...

30 Tips for a Profitable Party!
By: Karen Woodard-Chavez

Karen Woodard-ChavezKaren Woodard-ChavezMember parties can be a very powerful, cost-effective and quick return-on-investment component of your club's promotional mix and retention program. Some clubs have GREAT results from member parties, where many clubs have disappointing results. Read More...

Health Care Reform
Employer Requirements

By: T.J. Carter

T.J. CarterT.J. CarterLandmark legislation making major changes to health care insurance practices in the United States was enacted in March, 2010. The law affects employers in a variety of ways, many of which are discussed briefly below. Read More...

IHRSA Expresses Its Ardent Support of America's First-Ever National Physical Activity Plan
BOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) expressed its ardent support of the United States' first-ever National Physical Activity Plan and has agreed to serve as co-chair of the Plan's National Implementation Team for Business and Industry. Read More...

Former Gulf Oil CFO, Jayne Conway, Jumps to Planet Fitness
One-time Dunkin' Exec Joins Fast-moving Gym Franchise

NEWINGTON, N.H. - Jayne Conway, a longtime Dunkin' Brands executive who recently spearheaded a turnaround at Gulf Oil, has been named Chief Financial Officer at Planet Fitness. Read More...

World Gym Selects Body Training Systems As Exclusive Group Fitness Provider
ATLANTA, GA - Body Training Systems (BTS) is proud to partner with World Gym International to be the exclusive group fitness provider. BTS' Group Fitness system will be branded with the iconic brand to further enhance World Gym's position in the marketplace. Read More...

IHRSA Summit Urging Congress to Pass Anti-Obesity, Exercise Promotion Legislation
WASHINGTON D.C. - Within hours of the introduction of the Healthy CHOICES Act, and just days after the release of America's first-ever National Physical Activity Plan, IHRSA and leaders from the fitness industry gathered on Capitol Hill in early May as part of the 8th Annual Summit for a Healthier America. Read More...

Norm's Notes for May 2010
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesHello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader Since 1993 checking in! Hey... hey... what 'da 'ya say... let's get out there and make some hay! Read More...

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