15 in ’14 – Part II: A Star is Made

15 in ’14 – Part II: A Star is Made

Stars were once “manufactured” by film studios and publicists. Today, they are probably manufactured by managers and publicists, but it isn’t quite the same. The grooming of film stars fell first, then television stars and now only the music industry still knows how to properly launch talent, but even that is fading as YouTube and […]

Will New York Sports Club Go the Way of Crumbs?

Will New York Sports Club Go the Way of Crumbs?

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., the publicly traded company that owns and operates the New York Sports Club (as well as the D.C., Philadelphia and Boston) brand of gyms has gone from 523,000 members as of fiscal year close 2011 to 488,000 as of Q2 / 2014. Where did those 35,000 members go? Probably CrossFit […]