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The Club Insider Archives: July 2012

Rodney Steven
A Rapidly Budding Club Business Titan Powers Ahead!

By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesThis industry is filled with great success stories. That's one of many reasons that I just love my job. I love it because I'm able to really get in close touch with our Cover Story subjects and dig in with them to provide all of you with a monthly dose of vision, motivation and new ideas. These one-on-one interviews, usually conducted by phone, provide me with a vast cache of information. This information, if properly applied by you, the reader and club owner/operator, will help your business be more successful, day in and day out. Read More...

7 Nutrition Principles for Olympic Performance
1. Eat Breakfast. Every athlete knows that the base of a good training day starts with the right fuel to energize performance. A balanced breakfast will provide the energy needed to perform at maximum potential. Most athletes will start their day with complex carbohydrates mixed with protein and fat. Read More...

Double Your Success... Before The Summer Ends.
By: Donna Krech

Donna KrechDonna KrechDoubling your success is easier than you think, no matter what kind of success you're looking for. You'll double your success simply by setting a specific goal. You can guarantee that doubled success by getting an accountability partner or coach. Read More...

A Snapshot of the Health and Fitness Industry
By: Andy Graham

Andy GrahamAndy GrahamAdapt or die. We all know and understand this Darwinian principle, "It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." Of course, what Darwin meant for the evolution of species, we commonly apply to other areas of our life and business, and this particular case, the commercial fitness industry. Read More...

Looking for Mr. Know-it-All
By: Derek Barton

Derek BartonDerek BartonI miss Mr. Know-it-All. Not the guy who thinks he knows it all, the one we never liked. I'm talking about the guy who actually does know it all, the expert in his field, the one we liked and respected! Read More...

Sometimes the Answer is NO!
By: Thomas Plummer

Thomas PlummerThomas PlummerThe Pareto Principle states that roughly 80% of the effect comes from about 20% of the causes. Stated in our business terms, this means that we make about 80% of our money in business from about 20% of our clients. Or, yet another way, most of what we get comes from a small segment of the people we deal with each day. Read More...

What Keeps You Up At Night?
By: Jeffrey Keller

Jeffrey KellerJeffrey KellerLet me start with a question. What keeps you up at night? This question is the ultimate question you should ask yourself, because ultimately, business is there to provide a quality of life you enjoy. If you enjoy being a stressed out insomniac, then ignore the rest of this article. But, if your endeavor is to have an enjoyable life outside of work, pay attention to this heartfelt advice. Read More...

Colonel John B. Urmston, USMCR Retired
1946 - 2012

Colonel John Burt Urmston, United States Marine Corps Reserve Retired, resident of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and longtime fitness industry leader, passed away on July 11, 2012 at the age of 66. Read More...

LA Fitness, Lifestyle Family Fitness Complete Deal
IRVINE, CA - LA Fitness and Lifestyle Family Fitness announced that they have completed their transaction relating to LA Fitness' purchase of the assets of 32 of the 33 Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs in Florida. Read More...

Stone Creek Club and Spa Raises Over $130,000 for Charities
COVINGTON, LA - Stone Creek Club and Spa opened in 2009 with a mission to make a difference in the lives of its members and to have a positive impact on the community it serves. The club's owners and management team, all local to the area, have demonstrated their commitment to the community since the club's inception. Read More...

IHRSA Releases The Future is Bright: Health Club Employment Outlook
BOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the release of a new report, The Future is Bright: U.S. Health Club Employment Outlook. Read More...

IHRSA Index Performance Starts Strong in 2012
BOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced results for the IHRSA 2012 First Quarter Index, which provides a snapshot of performance results for the commercial health club industry. For the quarter ending March 31, 2012, the Index posted double-digit percent increases in non-dues revenue and EBITDAR. Read More...

Norm's Notes for July 2012
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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