County Health Rankings Released

EUGENE, Ore.– New health rankings are out! Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Population their annual nationwide, county by county study that gives an overall look at the community’s well being. Among out neighboring counties, Lane County was the only county to move up in the rankings. It came in 16th … Continue reading »

International Fitness Closes for Remodel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An International Fitness in Springfield is closing its doors for the next six months to do some remodeling. The gym at the Gateway Mall location is about to get a makeover with new equipment and a second-floor cardio deck. Store managers say the remodel will temporarily put some employees out of work. Most … Continue reading »

Gym Memberships Spike For New Year

EUGENE, Ore. — Just two more days until a new year, new resolutions, and for some people, a new gym routine. Management at International Fitness on Green Acres Road says they’re gearing up for the busiest time of the year, when people make new year’s resolutions and are working toward their goals. Assistant manager, Andy … Continue reading »

Charity Helps With Adoption Grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Not everyone can adopt a child, especially one with special needs. A nationwide charity called Recce’s Rainbow is helping families get the funds they need to adopt orphaned children who have Down syndrome. International Fitness, in Springfield, held a Zumbathon along to help raise money for Reece’s Rainbow. Dozens of people broke … Continue reading »

International Fitness Holds Re-Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — Help yourself while helping others–that’s what a local gym hopes to convince folks to do Thursday. The International Fitness on Green Acres Road will hold its grand re-opening. Everyone, member or not, can check out what the remodeled facility has to offer. Formerly a Gold’s Gym, managers say the melding of the … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Wattiers Breaks the Bank

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of gym goers sweated it out for a good cause Saturday morning. Now a Lane County deputy and his wife have even more help on their side. Drew and Michelle Wattier were victims of a hit-and-run crash while vacationing in Mexico. Both are in stable but serious condition. Michelle has started … Continue reading »

Local Gym Holding Wattier Fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’re looking for ways to help a Lane County deputy and his wife who are recovering from a hit-and-run, International Fitness at Gateway Mall is holding a fitness class fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 29. The gym is asking for a suggested donation of $10 per class. All proceeds will go to the … Continue reading »

Oz Gym Under New Ownership

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oz Fitness in Springfield’s Gateway Mall will be under new ownership starting Saturday. International Fitness, a locally-owned gym, bought it. The 32,000-square-foot space will become the fifth location for International Fitness in the Eugene and Springfield area. At least one customer is excited about the change. “There’s been some maintenance issues. There’s … Continue reading »