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Second LA club for Crunch Crunch Fitness will open its latest location in the heart of Burbank, California, US, this month – its second club in the LA area. T e 2,415sq m facility will off er


top of the range CV and strength equipment, a dedicated personal training area, an online fi tness and nutrition programme, Kids’ Crunch, a sauna and locker rooms. Hundreds of weekly classes


will be off ered in the large group fi tness studio and indoor cycling studio, including AntiGravity Yoga, Pole Dancing, T e Ride and LaBlast, which is taught by celebrity instructor Louis Van Amstel. T e club’s expansive windows


off er views of the Hollywood Hills. “T ere’s no better place to


introduce our ‘fi tness meets entertainment’ philosophy than to the entertainment capital of the world,” says Crunch president Keith Worts.


Disney attraction closes Disney has closed a new theme park attraction promoting healthy eating and exercise – because it was deemed off ensive to overweight children. Habit Heroes – which soſt -launched


at Disney’s Epcot resort in Orlando, Florida, in February – used obese cartoon villains to highlight the dangers of junk food, watching too much TV, and a sedentary lifestyle. But critics accused Disney of


stigmatising overweight kids, and as a result the attraction has been closed indefi nitely.


German operator Just Fit opened its 16th club on 1 April. The 1,400sq m, two-storey facility


is located in the operator’s new headquarters in Northrhine-Westfalia. Nevertheless, the gym is open to the


NEWS New headquarters for Just Fit


public, with membership starting at €37.90 a month and a target of 1,500– 2,000 members by the end of 2013. The showcase gym will offer a range


of the latest equipment from 13 different equipment manufacturers. Meanwhile, all elements of the Just


Fit administration – which are currently distributed over diverse clubs – will work together in the new HQ. “This will simplify the communication between the section departments and will give rise to new synergies for future- orientated thinking and work processes,” says CEO Frank Böhme. The first step will be the expansion of


Refurb for Dubai ladies-only gym T e showcase gym will off er the latest fi tness


equipment from 13 diff erent manufacturers


Dubai Ladies Club has refurbished its gym, installing the latest equipment from Precor – including the AMT with P80 consoles. The club was originally set up in 2003


by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It has the only private beach for women in Dubai, and the first women-only dive centre. Facilities also include an 85sq m fitness centre, five-star Moroccan-style spa, childcare centre, restaurant and café. As well as providing a luxurious oasis


in which women can work out and relax, the club aims to help its members develop their interests and talents. As a result, it offers events and talks, including art exhibitions, fashion shows and lectures. Membership starts at AED300 (£52) a month, up to AED10,000 (£1,722) a year.


the Just Fit academy, with an expanded portfolio of training and seminars that will also be made available to external participants, as well as Just Fit staff.


T e club has an 85sq m fi tness centre, which has been fi tted out with the latest Precor kit


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