No. 11. Donahue Wildman, Founder of Bally Total Fitness, Dies

Don Wildman

Don Wildman, founder of the Health and Tennis Corporation of America, died in September. He sold the company to Bally Entertainment Corp. in 1983 and stayed with the company until his retirement in 1994. Read the full story here. The Club Industry editors added this story to the list because of Wildman helped to grow Bally Total Fitness into what was once the largest fitness chain in the country. (Sept. 20, 2018]

No. 11. Donahue Wildman, Founder of Bally Total Fitness, Dies
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