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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

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Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Melbourne, Florida
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMELBOURNE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the May 20, 2020 opening of a $5 million, 46,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in West Melbourne, Florida. Crunch West Melbourne is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson. As an ownership team, they have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry and have built more than 120 clubs. Read More...

Life Fitness Expands COVID-19 Initiatives by Giving Back
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, has announced a new initiative to produce non-medical, reusable face coverings in its global manufacturing plants. The Life Fitness-branded face coverings are available to purchase in packs of 25 on the company's website. For every pack of 25 sold through June 18, 2020, Life Fitness will donate $1.00 per face covering to No Kid Hungry in the United States to help provide children with meals they need during school closures. Read More...

IHRSA Outlines 4 Key Areas to Safely & Successfully Reopen Clubs
Posted: May 16, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - It's been over a month since states began mandating the more than 40,000 U.S. clubs, employing nearly 800,000 Americans pre-shutdown, to close. Now, as states prepare to reopen, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and fitness industry leaders are ramping up efforts and guidance to help club operators work with their local administrators to reopen safely. Read More...

The California Fitness Industry Unites to Bring Jobs and Fitness Back
Posted: May 15, 2020 in Chains, Independents

CFASACRAMENTO, CA - Members of California's fitness industry have joined together to form the California Fitness Alliance (CFA) with the goal of safely and responsibly initiating the reopening of clubs and fitness facilities throughout the state. An industry that employs over 180,000 people at more than 4,000 fitness locations across the state, fitness was completely shut down by COVID-19. With little warning, it left thousands of people jobless and millions of Californians without access to the gyms and clubs they rely on to help them live healthy lifestyles. The CFA will seek to provide relief to these employees by pursuing federal and state aid and work with state and local officials to set and define safe, effective statewide reopening standards and guidelines. Read More...

ACSM Announces Initial Plans for 2020 Annual Meeting Content, Alternate Delivery Following Cancellation
Posted: May 15, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In response to the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses, the Program Committee released new information regarding the delivery of content planned for this year’s meeting. ACSM remains committed to providing value to members and attendees by meeting their educational needs despite the need to cancel. Read More...

Integrity Square Announces The Launch of HALO Academy
Posted: May 14, 2020 in Suppliers

HALO AcademyNEW YORK, N.Y. - The Authority In Online Executive Leadership & Financial Training Certification For Those Seeking To Continue To Learn & Grow In The HALO Sector. Take your Health, Active Lifestyle, Outdoor (HALO) education to the next level in this 2 week intensive. Five Live, Interactive Classes Led By Pete Moore, Managing Partner & Founder, of Integrity Square, Harvard Business School Graduate. With over 25 years of private equity, investment banking & entrepreneurial experience in the global HALO sector. Application only. Read More...

Will Phillips, REX Roundtables Founder, Announces Retirement
Posted: May 14, 2020 in Suppliers

Roundtables For ExecutivesGARRISON, N.Y. - As a leader in the design and operation of industry peer networks that bring CEOs together, over Will Phillips’ career, he founded his own business, two professional societies and played a central role in creating three successful consulting organizations. He has led over 2,800 working sessions and corporate retreats with top managers in the fitness industry. He was also a frequent lecturer to national associations, industry conferences and exclusive executive groups such as The Executive Committee and the Young Presidents Organization. And, he’s authored over 400 Management Briefings on special topics for health club executives. In 1989 Phillips founded Roundtables for Executives (REX), which operates peer roundtables, or mastermind groups, for business owners worldwide... Read More...

USTA Announces Teaching Professional Recovery Grant
Posted: May 14, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announces the details of the $4 million initiative to help support Certified Tennis Teaching Professionals as they seek to recover from the impact of COVID 19. These grants will cover the 2021 dues of all certified teaching professionals in good standing with USTA accredited teaching professional organizations who meet the designated requirements. Read More...

Fueling Mind and Body: 7 New Nutrition Classes on Wellbeats
Posted: May 13, 2020 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Since March of 2020, Wellbeats has extended its fitness and wellbeing platform to provide research-based, educational nutrition and cooking classes. To add to its new “Nourish” nutrition channel, Wellbeats is releasing seven more classes to consume from trained chefs and certified nutritionists, including... Read More...

Gold’s Gym Launches Upgrades to its Popular Fitness App GOLD’S AMP
Posted: May 12, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - GOLD'S AMP, a digital personal training app from a brick-and-mortar gym, has revamped and launched an upgraded version for seamless user experience. The results-driven app, introduced initially by Gold's Gym in 2017, will be available for free until May 31, 2020, to U.S. and Canada-based members and nonmembers looking for an elevated, at-home exercise option. Read More...

Matrix Fitness Introduces an Industry Support Resource Page
Posted: May 12, 2020 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Matrix recently launched a resource page to assist facility owners in offering fitness solutions to their communities during gym closures and altered routines. The Total Solutions Support web page offers resources, insight and tools that support viewers’ professional and personal goals. Read More...

Mindbody Introduces Integrated Live Streaming for Wellness Businesses
Posted: May 11, 2020 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Mindbody, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, has announced the launch of an integrated live streaming feature for fitness, beauty and wellness businesses. Live streaming is the latest feature to be introduced into Mindbody's Virtual Wellness Platform, which launched in April and is experiencing rapid adoption around the globe. Read More...

Remote Live Class Linking Now Available on FitnessOnDemand
Posted: May 11, 2020 in Suppliers

Fitness On DemandCHANHASSEN, MN - There’s no question that remote fitness training and classes is becoming more popular than ever, in many cases, out of necessity. However, just like many of the adjustments industries are making right now, we expect off-site virtual fitness and remote training to stick around as a staple of the new normal. To accommodate facilities with this evolving trend, FitnessOnDemand has enhanced our scheduling tool to allow the addition of hyperlinked URLs. Read More...

PTR Debuts Online Certification
Posted: May 7, 2020 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - To address the need for coaches to become certified during a time of social distancing, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) developed a virtual Level 1 Certificated Tennis Instructor course. The 7+ hour online educational course with eight specific domains and 29 individual lessons is available to all coaches. Read More...

IHRSA Shares Videos that Celebrate 2020 Award Recipients
Posted: May 6, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA AwardsBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is pleased to share these videos honoring the industry’s 2020 award recipients announced earlier this year. The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to “recognize, celebrate, and inspire.” These videos were originally scheduled to premiere during IHRSA 2020. Read More...

COVID-19 – The Coronavirus Crisis: Community
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Chains, Independents

April 2020 Edition of Club InsiderAs a supplement to our Special Edition Two-Part Cover Story on COVID-19, the Coronavirus Crisis (Click Here to Read Part I), Club Insider presents the following participant responses, as well as some inspiring stories about Communities around the country and what some club companies are doing to provide needed support to those communities. In this supplement, you will hear from Greta Wagner, Mike Alpert, Jim Worthington and Linda Mitchell, Larry Conner, Rich Nelsen, Phil Wendel and Joe Cirulli. Next week, closing out our primary pandemic coverage, we will be presenting Part II of our Special Edition Cover Story on COVID-19, focusing on the Re-Opening. Stay tuned, and stay safe and healthy! Read More...

IHRSA to Host Webinar on Safely Reopening Health Clubs
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is set to host a webinar to assist club operators around the world learn best practices on reopening from industry leaders. Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc., will moderate a discussion with Ben Midgley, CEO, Crunch Franchise and Todd Magazine, CEO, Blink Fitness. The webinar will take place Thursday, May 7, at 3 PM EDT. Read More...

Planet Fitness, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2020 Results and Provides COVID-19 Update
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) has reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020 and provided a further update on its response to COVID-19. The majority of stores remain temporarily closed and will reopen when local authorities issue guidelines authorizing the reopening of fitness centers, which has begun to happen in certain localities. The following is a summary of the current status of Planet Fitness and the actions taken to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 and preserve liquidity to-date... Read More...

USPTA Revamps Tennis Coaching Education with USPTA-U
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

USPTA-ULAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has launched USPTA-U, a new platform to bring all the continuing education and coaching resources the USPTA has to offer into one place. USPTA-U will allow members to earn continuing education credits wherever they are by watching courses on TennisResources.com and other USPTA webinars on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Non-members will also be able to watch a selection of free courses and videos. Read More...

ACSM Announces Initial Plans for 2020 Annual Meeting Content, Alternate Delivery Following Cancellation
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In response to the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses, the Program Committee released new information regarding the delivery of content planned for this year’s meeting. ACSM remains committed to providing value to members and attendees by meeting their educational needs despite the need to cancel. Read More...

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