CBI July 2016

In 1985, Victor and Lynne Brick opened their first club in Timonium, Maryland. Today, they’re the proprietors of five Brick Bodies coed facilities, two Lynne Brick women-only clubs, 43 Planet Fitness franchises in four states and Washington, D.C., and have just launched the first in a series of Studio B Yoga and Barre studios. One can only wonder what’s coming next!

“CBI provides a worldwide view of the industry. The unique benefit of this is it allows you to be even prouder of local choices and even more confident in picking products from large manufacturers. Everybody wins!”

David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO

GoodLife Fitness Clubs, London, Ontario, Canada

Highlights of this issue include:

  • IHRSA Global 25: Success and staying power quantified by the companies on this year’s lists
  • First, Last, Always: The most important room in your club is the one that members visit the most
  • Small-Group Results: Functional fitness frames provide a fresh new way to reenergize programs
  • First Person: Gary Player, the “Black Knight” and grand slam champion, discusses fitness
  • F.I.T. Extra: Cutting-edge technology is transforming treadmill workouts into fitness adventures
  • First Set: The goal of “Success by Association” is for everyone to be successful, notes board chairperson Rasmus Ingerslev
  • Best Practices: Richard Beddie on disaster planning; Colin Milner on senior safety issues
  • In Brief: Healthy lifestyle incentives produce benefits for employers, workers, and clubs
  • Value Proposition: Wearables pioneer Polar Electro, Inc., continues to push the “possibilities” envelope
  • Last Rep: Joe Moore, the president and CEO of IHRSA, suggests that, if you have a business question, IHRSA is likely to have the answer