Except for the non-profit Y, which dominates the fitness market in Iowa with its tax-supported facilities that dwarf most private fitness enterprises in the state (who are unfairly forced to support the Y with their own taxes), Holmes Health & Fitness is larger and offers more services than most of its local competitors. The club is well-equipped with dozens of wall-to-wall cardio machines including Life Fitness treadmills and elliptical trainers , a sizable selection of selectorized resistance training machines for every body part, and free weights enough for even the biggest and most ambitious lifters. The club also features tanning beds, nutritional supplements, kids club, and a well-appointed group exercise studio with hardwood floor and mirrors to accommodate classes in Zumba , body shaping, and yoga . Personal training is also an important amenity at the club, and the locker rooms are nicely finished and immaculately clean (a critical factor for a prospective member of any fitness facility). A graduate of Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Bryce, 36, was a standout in football and basketball for the Railsplitters before he began seriously tinkering with weight training at the age of 19. He worked as a personal trainer for other Des Moines-area clubs for several years but became disillusioned by the relentless emphasis on selling clients more and bigger training packages to shape the clubs bottom line rather than what was necessarily best for the client. I just felt that that the emphasis was misplaced, explains Bryce, because it was all about the money and not the customer, but it gave me the motivation to open my own gym and change the priorities. The big guy he was the 2006 Mr.
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Life Time Fitness Announces Planned Retirement of Chief Financial Officer
EDT Life Time Fitness Announces Planned Retirement of Chief Financial Officer CHANHASSEN, Minn., Aug 27, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. /quotes/zigman/350115/quotes/nls/ltm LTM -3.11% , The Healthy Way of Life Company, today announced that Michael R. Robinson plans to retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer in early 2014. Robinson’s nearly 12-year tenure with Life Time began in March 2002 when he was elected executive vice president and CFO. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Next Generation Network, Inc. from April 2000 to March 2002. Over a 17-year period prior to that, Robinson served in multiple senior management and financial roles with Honeywell International, Inc.
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