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The Top Fitness Industry Stories of 2014 Photo Gallery

Once again, mergers and acquisitions dominated the news in the health club industry in 2014. The biggest news of the year was the sale of 24 Hour Fitness, which was first reported in April and completed in May for $1.85 billion. Months after the sale and after its new leadership team was announced, 24 Hour Fitness closed the year by acquiring 32 Bally Total Fitness clubs, leaving Bally with less than 10 clubs. Read more about other acquisitions involving LA Fitness, Gold's Gym and Equinox in our year-in-review article. All photos are file photos unless otherwise noted.

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