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The Club Insider Archives: June 2010

Simon Meredith Celebrates 30 Years with East Bank Club
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesSimon Meredith celebrated 30 years with East Bank Club (EBC) on May 5th, 2010. He's originally from England. His parents owned and operated a hotel for 25 years, so he grew up in the hospitality industry and was a natural for his work at EBC. Read More

Mike Grondahl Comments on Missed Deal
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesMike Grondahl, the Founder and CEO of Planet Fitness, spent the last four months negotiating a deal to sell a minority, 45% interest in his company to Goode Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, for $108 million. Read More

The "Insider Speaks"
To Benefit the Health and Fitness Club Industry, Imagine The Evolution of the Health Club Industry Without IHRSA! - Part I

By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesThis article is about the health and fitness club industry. It is about our industry's beginning, its evolution until now and where it can and will go in the future. As with anything, to understand where you are going, you must first know where you came from. In order not to repeat history, you must know your history. Read More

Got Milk? Yes. Got Fitness? No.
By: Derek Barton

Derek BartonDerek BartonI was thinking about the award-winning ad campaign from the Milk Advisory Board, "Got Milk?" and how sales for milk went up dramatically across the nation after the launch of that campaign. Then, I thought of other advisory boards and associations that boosted their members' sales from a national ad campaign. Read More

Fifteen Steps to Paradise
Step 10 - Managing People Productively

By: Will Phillips

Will PhillipsWill Phillips"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." Read More

How to Attract the Overweight Population
Part I

By: Donna Krech

Donna KrechDonna KrechI attended IHRSA's Summit for a Healthier America in Washington, D.C. in early May, and during our visits to Capitol Hill, one fact kept showing up. Obesity is THE main focus in our nation's mind, and this same fact was the focus of our IHRSA meeting. Read More

Programming Tip of the Month
Sprechen Sie "Fun?"

By: Sandy Coffman

Sandy CoffmanSandy CoffmanI recently returned from Heidelberg, Germany where I had the opportunity of speaking to 50 of our soldiers stationed there. Among other things, I was asked to give them some tips on creating successful programs, certainly something that was near and dear to me. Read More

Health Clubs Down Under Take Big Economic Hit On Music Fees!
From the Photograph Performance Company of Australia, LTD. Website: Australian recording artists and record labels have welcomed today's decision of the Copyright Tribunal which will see improved rates paid for licensed music when it is used in fitness classes. Read More

New York Health & Racquet Club and ABC Financial Join Forces
LITTLE ROCK, AR - New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC), the premier health club in the Greater New York area with 11 locations announced on May 18th that it had selected ABC Financial to provide billing and electronic funds transfer (EFT) services, as well as club management software, online membership software and credit card merchant services. Read More

Norm's Notes for June 2010
By: Norm Cates

Norm CatesNorm CatesHello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader since 1993 checking in! Hold onto your hat as this is a heck of an edition for you! Read More

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