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The Club Insider Archives: June 2013

Doug Ribley and Akron General Lifestyles
Health and Wellness Defined By The Medical Fitness Difference

By: Justin Cates

Justin CatesJustin CatesIn the day-to-day pursuit of new members and the retention of current members, it is easy to lose sight of a more overarching, and nobler goal, the betterment of the communities we serve. Am I saying that maximizing revenue, minimizing expenses, and thus, growing profit is irrelevant? Absolutely not, but maybe we are thinking about things in the wrong order. Read More...

Four Steps To Communication That Gets Results
By: Donna Krech

Donna KrechDonna KrechEver feel like when you speak, no one hears you? You say the same thing over and over again, yet people just don't respond the way you need them to or expect? Communication is such a vital part of our everyday lives, be it in business, or with friends and family, yet many of us struggle to get the results we want. Read More...

Service Sells
The Balance Between Sales and Service

By: Karen Woodard-Chavez

Karen Woodard-ChavezKaren Woodard-ChavezThis article will provide seven tools for your organization to be able to create a deeper, richer and differentiating service experience for all who pass through your doors. But first, a few important points from outside of our industry. Read More...

Driving Profitability Via Your Fitness Department
Part II

By: Dr. Kevin Steele

Dr. Kevin SteeleDr. Kevin SteeleIn Part I of this article, I mentioned three industry trends: the tough economic climate, the competitive landscape in most markets and flat consumer growth. Many in our industry feel that these will continue throughout this year; however, there are others who believe the worst is behind us and the climate is changing. Regardless of what the external variables are, your success is predicated upon how solid your business plan is and how well your team executes each day. Read More...

Programming For The "Fun Of It!"
Ode To Fitness

By: Laurie Cingle

Laurie CingleLaurie CingleGive Your Next Member or Staff Newsletter a Kick! Draw Attention to your Program Offerings with this Familiar Rhyme. Include the following poem in your next member or staff newsletter for a bit of fun. It can be adapted for any season of the year or for holiday time. Read More...

24 Hour Fitness Announces Resignation of Carl Liebert, and Appointment of New Interim Executive Leaders
SAN RAMON, CA - 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced Carl Liebert, III has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer after more than six years of service to the company. Mr. Liebert has accepted a new position as President of USAA Capital Corporation, based in San Antonio, Texas. Read More...

Club One Announces Leadership Changes and Strategic Shift to Fitness and Wellness Management
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Club One Fitness, known for their fitness and wellness solutions, announced that President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill McBride, will step down from his post effective July 31, 2013. McBride's departure is part of a strategic shift for Club One to expand its fitness and wellness management offerings and portfolio. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Strikes Deal With David Lloyd Leisure to Launch in the UK
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the energizing interval fitness franchise and first to use heart-rate-monitored training for scientifically proven results, will expand into the United Kingdom through an exclusive agreement with David Lloyd Leisure, Europe's premier health, sports and leisure group. In a UK health and fitness industry first, David Lloyd Leisure will launch the trailblazing Orangetheory Fitness concept in a new North London studio, which is scheduled to open in August, 2013. Read More...

Wellbridge Names Michael Meehan Chief Operating Officer
DENVER, CO - Wellbridge, the owner and operator of 19 premier athletic clubs, spas and fitness centers nationwide, announced that it has welcomed Michael Meehan as Chief Operating Officer. With more than 30 years of experience in all facets of fitness center operations, sales and management, Meehan will oversee national operations for all Wellbridge facilities beginning June 17, 2013. Read More...

O2 Fitness Opens New Clubs Just in Time for Summer
RALEIGH, N.C. - The largest locally owned fitness company in North Carolina will be doing some heavy lifting this summer as it prepares for expansion. O2 Fitness is continuing its recent growth by announcing it has acquired three new clubs in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Wake Forest. This announcement comes on the heels of news earlier that the company will open a brand new location in Wilmington later this year, bringing the total number of O2 Fitness clubs across the state to twelve. Read More...

TLC5, The Life Coaching Connection, Sponsors "Coaching for Soldiers" for Optimal Fitness
TLC5 - The Life Coaching Connection reaches out to health clubs and fitness industry vendors nationwide to sponsor TLC5 as a life-enhancing benefit for employees, clients, the U.S. military, civilian veterans and their families. The number five in TLC5 represents the process of having a Life or Success Coach; Coaching, Clarity, Connection, Courage and Creation. Having a life coach helps you focus, find purpose and live fearlessly to create what you want most in your life. Read More...

Norm's Notes for June 2013
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesHello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader Since 1993 checking in! Read More...

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