• XSport Fitness will add two locations — one in Hicksville, NY, and the other in the West Loop area of Chicago. The $10 million, 45,000-square-foot mega fitness centers will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment with personal flat screen televisions, more than 300 strength-training machines, free-weight areas, two group exercise rooms, a four-lane pool, whirlpool, rock climbing walls, basketball courts, and sauna and steam rooms.

  • Fitness Together Franchise Corp., which recently sold its 500th personal training franchise, named Kevin Betts as its president, according to Rick Sikorski, CEO and founder of Fitness Together. Betts has served as vice president of operations since 1999, working alongside Sikorski for 14 years. Betts began working with Fitness Together in 1993 as a personal trainer while a student at Arizona State University. He was promoted to general manager of the company's largest fitness studio in 1996 and then became vice president of operations for Fitness Together in 1999.

  • Healthworks Fitness Centers, Boston, launched a green initiative effort, called Greener, early this month. As part of the initiative, the company will recycle, transition to eco-friendly cleaning supplies and bath products, switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, and reduce printing by 30 percent across the company's five clubs.

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