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Entries in Club One (5)


New brand, new clubs for former Club One management team

Active Sports Clubs founders, from left, Carey White, Jill Kinney and Bill McBride.It’s been an interesting year for Jill Kinney, Bill McBride, and Carey White.

In January, Kinney, the co-founder of Club One, Inc., a prominent and highly regarded San Francisco–based chain, joined with McBride, the company’s former president and COO, and Carey White, its former CFO and CTO (chief technical officer), to embark on a new journey.

Their goal was to work, with the help of equity partners, to acquire the assets of Club One, and launch a new lifestyle brand focused on the local communities and client site environments the firm planned to serve.

The name of the new entity: Active Sports Clubs (ASC).

Read on for more on how it came together, the vision of the new brand and future of the company.

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Time to take a look at yourself and your service

Make sure you are showered and look your best if you are heading to Frank Ancharski’s educational session on Wednesday, March 12, at 9:45 a.m., at the IHRSA 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

During the 90 minutes, “Unlock the Service Within Us,” part of the Customer Service & Retention track, presenter Frank Ancharski is going to ask those in attendance to look at themself in the mirror. He wants everyone, himself included, to discover their shortcomings in order to become better at what they do.

Of course the mirror isn’t literal. However, he said the self-discovery could be emotional.

For more on this session from the Customer Service & Retention track, read on.

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Get help with retention and member service with one webinar

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.netAre you looking to better your retention rates? One known way is providing top-notch member service.

IHRSA’s next webinar, Simple Truths of Service, sponsored by Cybex, will address both areas, which, really, go hand-in-hand.

The webinar is Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Check out more, including areas to be covered.

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Club workouts keeping pace with popularity of endurance event craze

Members of Dakotah! Sport and Fitness take part in a class for an endurance event.There is no doubt that the endurance race craze is here to stay. 

In addition to the extremely popular Tough Mudder with its incredible marketing and packed-to-the-gills entrants, there are similar events - but less taxing on the body - like the Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, triathlons, half marathons and others. A little down the ladder are “mini” events like the Rugged Maniac, local obstacle course races and 5K and 10Ks, to name a few.

It appears that individuals are looking for new challenges. Jumping over fire, running down muddy mountains, and going out for a few hours of miles and miles of running, biking and swimming are the new ways to push yourself.

With all the options out there, and more and more people hitting the gym and getting in shape, it is the natural progression that “boot camps,” group exercise classes and personal training specifically for these events are now being offered.

Read on for more.

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Conference mixes fitness with well-being

Some of us need a little something different from working out in the gym there's Living at Your Peak, coming to Vail, Colo., in September.

Living at Your Peak is the only symposium that is for those who want to live longer and better, while impacting the well-being of the world around them.

The inagural event will feature experts and sessions on fitness, nutrition, cognitive health and well-being, preventive medicine, longevity and stress, sports fitness and personal health.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  • Fitness gadgets
  • Summer fitness gear
  • New sport gaining popularity
  • User-friendly website for Club One 

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