A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 07, 2006
“Fitness for Women” (Lucille Roberts)
Lucille Roberts began operating health clubs in the 1970s. The company's slogan has been "Fitness for Women" or "Fitness for Women by Women."

http://www.lucilleroberts.com/aboutLR.php?PHPSESSID=56f8e3264e5782192ba66b1ee6ad2e3d
Lucille Roberts is truly living the American dream. Her dramatic life story—with its roots on Ellis Island—is fulfilled with the rebirth of Lucille Roberts as a captain in the $5 billion health and fitness industry.

As a child, Roberts and her family adopted the United States as their homeland after fleeing Russia. Adhering to the strong work and family values her immigrant family impressed upon her, Roberts has triumphed in both her personal and professional life.

Founder and Director of one of the largest women's health club chains, Lucille Roberts has succeeded in turning her passion for fitness and nutrition into a multi-million dollar empire serving hundreds of thousands of women daily.

In her early twenties, Roberts rapidly worked her way up in the retail industry, soon becoming the only female sales executive in a chain of major department stores. Young and ambitious, Roberts was shocked when the company reneged on a contract that promised her a significant raise for increased sales—a goal that she had met and even surpassed. Disappointed and humiliated, Roberts quit that day.

With all her energy, and more time on her hands, Roberts became very active at the local health club she already viewed as a refuge. Soon she found her calling and was teaching classes, her passion for health and nutrition, and her knowledge of sales and marketing, Roberts was ready to begin her own retail business—in fitness. In 1970, after seeking the advice and expertise of physicians, dietitians, and fitness specialists, the first Lucille Roberts Health Club was born.

Located on 34th Street, directly across from New York's famed Macy's Department Store, the first Lucille Roberts Health Club was completely unique in its approach, providing affordable, professional and luxurious exercise and weight control programs exclusively for women. Leading the fitness revolution, Lucille Roberts set a standard that has allowed her business to expand to over 50 health clubs with over 450 employees.

Roberts' savvy business philosophy has catapulted Lucille Roberts Health Clubs to a $30 million empire. Having completed Harvard Business School's Owner/Management Program, Roberts is actively involved in all aspects of her corporation, from financing to location to staffing and motivating. Her health clubs are continuously ranked #1 by regional publications and in the top 15 nationally. And now Lucille Roberts is about to embark on a major expansion plan.

At home, Lucille Roberts has had the full support of her husband and, with the help of her mother, remained devoted to the upbringing of her two sons. Her commitment to family and business is the reason her employees and clients feel the club reflects a family atmosphere. Since the early 70's, Lucille Roberts has been bringing her children to work, an idea recently embraced by corporate America. She also offered day care at her health clubs long before it became fashionable.

Lucille Roberts' dedication to the betterment of women extends into her personal life as well. She is a member of such business organizations as The Women Business Owners of New York, The American Women's Economic Development Association, and the Women Alumnae of Harvard Business School, of which she is a founding member. She is an active member of her community, participating in many fundraising organizations, acting as a mentor in Big Sisters of New York, and working with the Mayor's office to offer academic credit to high school students working in her clubs.

Roberts has been honored with the award of New York Woman of the Year and is one of the few women to become a member of the Young President's Organization. She is the author of two books, COMPUTERCISE (Simon and Schuster, NY) and THE LUCILLE ROBERTS 14 DAY MAKEOVER (Ventura Books, NY). She has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal; she has been on television shows from ABC News to Regis and Kathy-Lee, CNBC and numerous other TV shows.

In the 32nd year of her health clubs, Lucille Roberts' passion goes into every single Lucille Roberts Health Club that bears her name.

(Trademark)
Word Mark LUCILLE ROBERTS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: [ Cosmetic Skin Cream ]. FIRST USE: 19780600. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780600
(CANCELLED) IC 005. US 006 018 044 046 051 052. G & S: [ Vitamins ]. FIRST USE: 19790100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19790100
(CANCELLED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: [ Ladies Tights ]. FIRST USE: 19790100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19790100
IC 041. US 107. G & S: Health Club Services. FIRST USE: 19770100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19770100
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73225191
Filing Date July 27, 1979
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 26, 1981
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 1165132
Registration Date August 18, 1981
Owner (REGISTRANT) Spa Shop Management and Maintenance Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK 274 Madison Ave. New York NEW YORK 10016
(LAST LISTED OWNER) ROBERTS, LUCILLE INDIVIDUAL BY MERGER, BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY ASSIGNMENT UNITED STATES 4 EAST 80TH STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK 10021
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20020410. PARTIAL SECTION 8(10-YR) 20020411.
Other Data The name "Lucille Roberts" is the name of a living individual whose consent is of record.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark LUCILLE ROBERTS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Health club services. FIRST USE: 19990830. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19990830
IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Weight loss centers. FIRST USE: 19990830. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19990830
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 76157197
Filing Date October 31, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition February 5, 2002
Registration Number 2565156
Registration Date April 30, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) Roberts, Kirk INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 4 East 80th Street New York NEW YORK 10021
Attorney of Record STEVEN M. PEREZ
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data The name "LUCILLE ROBERTS" identifies a living individual whose consent is of record.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark FITNESS FOR WOMEN
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Health, fitness and athletic club services; conducting exercise classes; education services, namely conducting seminars and group instruction in the field of nutrition and dietary management, and exercise and physical fitness. FIRST USE: 19940101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940101
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78289608
Filing Date August 20, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Supplemental Register Date September 7, 2004
Owner (APPLICANT) ROBERTS, KIRK INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 4 East 80th Street New York NEW YORK 10021
Attorney of Record DANIEL F. ZENDEL
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date November 7, 2005

Posted by Barry Popik
Exercise/Running/Health Clubs • (3) Comments • Tuesday, March 07, 2006 • Permalink


I have been a reader at www.barrypopik.com for months but this is my first time posting.  I thought I’d end my silence, I need to share this with everyone…

If you or anyone you know has been fighting with weight loss like I was for several years then you’re probably like me in that you’re a bit suspicious with any new “trendy” diet released claiming to work as a “miracle weight loss formula”. I was very skeptical too when I received an email from my close friend Amy about two months ago saying that she had dropped 16 pounds in just 6 weeks from a health supplement known as HCG. 

I decided that because she is my good friend and I trust her I’d try it.  I haven’t looked back since. I am so happy since I was told about HCG. Meal plans or exercise programs never kept the weight off but using HCG I put a few drops in a glass of water or juice and I can now resist all the unhealthy foods I used to uncontrollably put into my body. 

I highly recommend anyone who honestly wants to drop 10-20+ pounds check this out today. 
The regional news station in my area just posted an article on it. You can read the story online at news12.com

Don’t put off your health & wellness any longer. It’s YOUR decision if you want to make a difference in how you feel! 

**Sorry moderaters if this is in the wrong section please move it smile.**

Posted by Julie 11  on  03/08  at  02:36 AM

What’s admirable about Lucille is that in spite of being busy with work, she never sacrificed the welfare of her family especially her children. For me, she was doubly successful.

Posted by Chastity  on  04/20  at  07:03 AM

I admire how dedicated she is to inspiring everyone around! Fitness for women is quite a good topic to share and idea to spare. The CME program I attend to will have to discuss about this in the future...Thanks!

Posted by Leigh Mechster  on  08/09  at  11:08 AM

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