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OneFitStop Appoints Industry Veteran Phil Bonomo as Vice President of Sales
Posted: January 19, 2021 in Suppliers

OneFitStopNEW YORK, N.Y. - Jarron Aizen, CEO of OneFitStop, has appointed Phil Bonomo as Vice President of Sales for North America. Bonomo is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Over that time, he has been a club operator, led marketing and sales at IHRSA, and has brought several new products and services to market. Read More...

Wellbeats Introduces New Guided Cardio Channel to its Members
Posted: January 19, 2021 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Wellbeats announces the addition of a new guided cardio channel for its members. Guided Cardio is a new channel providing a unique workout experience for Wellbeats members through audio-based coaching and interval tracking, all using any cardio machine a member has access to at home. Read More...

New Year, New IHRSA Initiatives
Posted: January 15, 2021 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The New Year is often a time for sweeping changes and large steps forward. 2020 has been a challenging year across the globe, especially for the health and fitness club industry. We have all put in countless hours of work to make our industry stronger, better and more resilient. As 2021 gets into full swing, IHRSA has a lot of new developments to share... Read More...

Four Things to Look for in ALS Research in 2021
Posted: January 15, 2021 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - While 2020 left the ALS research community adjusting to unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is showing some early promise as an exciting year in the search for effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Here are some of the most important research findings and advancements to look forward to as we move into the new year... Read More...

Javad Ra’ed Named Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Mindbody
Posted: January 14, 2021 in Suppliers

MindbodyMindbody SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Mindbody, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, today announced the hiring of Javad Ra’ed as Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Ra’ed brings considerable experience leading and managing strategic account teams having done so for global brands such as IBM, Fiserv, and Equifax. In his role, Ra’ed will […] Read More...

Red’s Celebrates 58 Years in Business
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Independents

Red's Celebrates 58 Years in BusinessLAFAYETTE, LA - On January 13, 1963, Red's opened for business. Now, it is celebrating 58 years serving the Lafayette Louisiana community. Congratulations to Red Lerille and Team on this great achievement! Read More...

World Gym Tucson to Open in 2021
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, an iconic global fitness brand, will open its first Arizona gym in Tucson in Summer 2021. World Gym Tucson will be a brand new 20,000 square-foot flagship fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Read More...

Curves Introduces Virtual Group Coaching Option for MyCurves On Demand
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Chains

CurvesWACO, TX - Curves, one of the largest chains of fitness clubs for women in the world, is celebrating the first birthday of their at-home video-on-demand program, MyCurves On Demand, with the introduction of their new Virtual Group Coaching membership. Read More...

Daxko Expands Integrated Payments & Billing Solutions for the Health, Fitness and Wellness Industry
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko has announced the expansion of its integrated payments and full service billing offering, Gains Pro, to serve all types of organizations in the health, fitness and wellness industry from boutique gyms, to fitness clubs, and nonprofits like YMCAs and JCCs. Read More...

USPTA, ATA Partner to Provide Opportunities in Tennis
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL, The USPTA has announced it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to provide extensive educational opportunities to ATA coaches. As part of the agreement, the USPTA is committed to granting Free Access to USPTA division conferences and the USPTA World Conference to a select number of ATA and HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) coaches. In addition, ATA coaches will have access to the USPTA’s education website. Read More...

Michael Joyce, Jenna Worswick Join USTA Player Development
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Renowned women’s coach, Michael Joyce, who has coached multiple Grand Slam champions, including Maria Sharapova, and strength and conditioning coach, Jenna Worswick, have joined USTA Player Development in full-time roles. Read More...

What the COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Fitness Industry
Posted: January 12, 2021 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - Within weeks of the emergence of COVID-19, scientists had already begun work on developing a vaccine. By fall, both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines were leading the race, and in November, both had reported their vaccines were over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection in phase 3 clinical trials. In December, health authorities in several countries approved or provided emergency authorization for use of these vaccines, and healthcare workers and long-term care residents received the first vaccines. As of January 8, 2020, three vaccines are approved for use in certain countries/regions. The vaccine is key to returning the world to business as usual, but the effect will not be immediate. We will likely be dealing with COVID-19 restrictions, protocols and effects throughout 2021. Read More...

Pure Barre President Sarah Luna Selected as President of Parent Company Xponential Fitness
Posted: January 12, 2021 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, the largest curator of premium boutique fitness brands including Pure Barre, Club Pilates, CycleBar, YogaSix, StretchLab, Row House, AKT and STRIDE, has announced the appointment of Sarah Luna, current President of Pure Barre, to a new executive role as President of Xponential Fitness. In this new position, Luna will drive efficiencies across all eight brands and Xponential departments, lead projects and partnerships for the parent company, and manage efforts with the executive team to achieve their aggressive growth plans. Stepping into Luna's role as President of Pure Barre will be Regan Stokes, the brand's current Senior Vice President of Operations. Read More...

Timothy Walker Named Chief Financial Officer For 9Round Franchising, LLC
Posted: January 11, 2021 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, has announced Timothy Walker as Chief Financial Officer. Walker brings over 20 years of experience in operations, accounting and corporate finance to the position and will oversee the strategic financial direction for the growing franchise network. Read More...

Cincinnati Sports Club, TriHealth Offering Free Seminars Focusing on Mental Health
Posted: January 8, 2021 in Independents

Cincinnati Sports ClubCINCINNATI, OH - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial toll that has impacted many, especially when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. Starting next week, the Cincinnati Sports Club is partnering with TriHealth to host free seminars focusing on strategies to improve the way you live. Experts will explore different topics trying to get people back on the right track after a difficult year. Read More...

BoxUnion Acquires TITLE Boxing Club to Form Nation’s Premier Omni-Channel Fitness Brand
Posted: January 7, 2021 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubSANTA MONICA, CA and OVERLAND PARK, KS - BoxUnion, a California-based fitness boxing brand, announced that it has acquired TITLE Boxing Club (TITLE), a fitness studio with 166 clubs across the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic specializing in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes. The transaction was backed by Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI), BoxUnion’s lead investor, plus other existing shareholders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More...

Power Wellness’ Fitness Industry Forecast
Posted: January 7, 2021 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted the fitness industry in 2020. Power Wellness’ end-of-year research found that active members feel safe, are comfortable with safety protocols in place, and are happy to resume their fitness routines. However, quite a few members remain uncertain and choose to avoid public spaces such as gyms until a vaccine is widely available. Read More...

Crunch Welcomes Back Gym Goers In 2021
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch, known for fusing fitness and entertainment to make serious exercise fun, is excited to put 2020 in the rearview mirror and welcomes members back to the gym to kick-off 2021. Its 2021 campaign, "You Can Crunch with Us," reminds consumers of all that Crunch has to offer; the diversity of experiences only the Crunch community provides, not at home, not at other low-cost gyms, and not at boutique studios. Read More...

Club Pilates Kicks Off New Year with Deal to Bring 50 New Studios to Spain
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - The New Year is already bringing about new milestones for Club Pilates, particularly entry into Europe. The nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise announced it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Spain, which will bring a total of 50 studios to the country over the next decade. The massive deal is being driven by a group including Horacio Rosentgberg, a Club Pilates multi-unit franchisee in Florida, his Barcelona-based brother Fernando and a business partner, Gabriel Mops. They will serve as the chief operators with additional investors entering the company soon. Read More...

ACSM’s 2021 Annual Meeting is Going Virtual June 1 – 5, 2021
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees, exhibitors and partners, ACSM’s 2021 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine will be presented virtually from June 1-5, 2021. Read More...

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