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2022 ALS TDI Summit Presents Updates on Promising Research and Potential Treatments
Posted: October 21, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - On October 14, 2022, ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) scientists and guest presenters from across the ALS space gathered at the ALS TDI Summit in Boston, to provide the community with updates on research from the past year. They were joined by an audience from across the ALS community, including people with ALS, families, advocates, researchers, pharmaceutical industry professionals and many more who streamed the event online. Read More...

Community Gyms Coalition Announces Fitness is Essential Commitments For White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Posted: October 5, 2022 in Other News

Community Gyms CoalitionWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), representing more than 15,000 community gyms and fitness facilities across the U.S. that serve over 25 million members, announces its Fitness is Essential commitments to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. A first-of-its-kind collaboration of well-known fitness brands, the CGC has offered the following commitments to provide education, access and support for all Americans by 2030 to improve nutrition and promote physical activity... Read More...

Exercise Should be Prescribed for Depression
Posted: August 31, 2022 in Other News

John W. Brick Mental Health FoundationBALTIMORE, MD - Have you ever wondered if exercise impacts mental health, how walking can lead to mental wellbeing, or whether yoga reduces symptoms of depression or anxiety? The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) has released a groundbreaking report on over 30 years of published research on the link between physical activity and mental health. The Move Your Mental Health Report synthesizes over 1,600 peer-reviewed scientific studies on how exercise affects brain function and mental health. This research is vital to advance and revolutionize mental health care by showing the importance of a well-rounded, integrative treatment plan. Read More...

USPTA and ITF Publishes Short Documentary Film: History of Tennis
Posted: August 22, 2022 in Other News

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The ITF has released a short film produced in collaboration with the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the United States Professional Tennis Association, documenting the history of tennis, from its origins as a medieval game through the establishment of formal rules in the 19th century, before charting the sport’s journey from the amateur days of the early-mid 20th century to the modern day. Read More...

ALS TDI’s 2022 Mid-Year Highlights
Posted: August 17, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - Ending ALS will require many treatments to meet the needs of every individual with this disease. As the Drug Discovery Engine for ALS, ALS TDI is solely focused on inventing and discovering treatments until everyone with ALS has access to effective therapies. ALS TDI is proud of the progress that it has made thus far in 2022 and looks forward to continuing to share detailed updates at the 2022 ALS TDI Summit on October 14th. Here are some of our research highlights so far in 2022.... Read More...

Billie Jean King Joins PHIT America to Help Improve Kids’ Health
Posted: August 4, 2022 in Other News

PHIT AmericaWASHINGTON, D.C. - Billie Jean King has joined PHIT America to help kids all over the nation improve their physical and mental health by implementing new school physical activity programs using the Billie Jean King Eye Coach Brain Training system (BJK-BTS). PHIT America is on a mission to get fifty million kids active through its school program, AMPED. For youth, tennis is especially beneficial in promoting social skills, sportsmanship and physical fitness. Read More...

Eledon Announces Phase 2a Trial Results for Tegoprubart, a Drug Invented at ALS TDI
Posted: May 27, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - Eledon Pharmaceuticals announced topline results from their Phase 2a trial of Tegoprubart (formerly AT1501), a drug invented and developed at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). The trial demonstrated Tegoprubart dose-dependent target engagement and pro-inflammatory biomarkers were dose-dependently reduced. Pro-inflammatory biomarker reduction was associated with a non-significant trend toward slowing disease progression as measured by ALSFRS-R. Read More...

IDEA Health & Fitness Association Announces New Ownership
Posted: May 19, 2022 in Other News

IDEASAN DIEGO, CA - IDEA Health & Fitness Association, a leading organization for fitness and wellness professionals, announces new ownership as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary and a return to in-person education at its premier conference event, IDEA World Convention. Amy Boone Thompson, Former Vice President and General Manager and now Owner and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to lead IDEA as a new generation of fitness and wellness professionals Inspire the World to Fitness. Read More...

Tony de Leede Named as Wellness Partner for Storylines Private Residential Ship
Posted: May 9, 2022 in Other News

Tony de LeedeWorldwide - Storylines has announced Wellness Entrepreneur and Founder of Wellness Solutions, Tony de Leede, as a partner to build the largest Wellness Centre at Sea onboard their Private Residential Ship. Owners living aboard the ship will enjoy a 10,000 square foot health and wellness spa with anti-aging clinic and extensive indoor and outdoor fitness areas. The extensive wellness facilities are part of the company’s goal of providing a healthy travel lifestyle for the global citizens living aboard, enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal state of health while they travel the world. Read More...

Move In May for ALS Awareness Month
Posted: April 18, 2022 in Other News

Augie's QuestIf you have ever run a race, you know how amazing it feels when you cross that finish line. As a current or future ALS Supporter, it is hoped that you know how crucial funding is to move ALS treatments forward. That's why Augie's Quest hopes you'll the Virtual Race to Cure ALS in honor of May ALS Awareness Month. Choose the activity of your choice! Run, walk, hike or bike any distance, anywhere, anytime between May 22 - 28 and raise critical funds and awareness for ALS. Register Today to Move In May! Read More...

Columbia Association Recognized As Inaugural Partner in the Better Climate Challenge
Posted: April 13, 2022 in Other News

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) has officially joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% within 10 years. CA was recognized as an inaugural partner during a webinar with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy. CA joins other challenge participants, including major healthcare systems, universities and corporations across the country, in a commitment to work toward a low-carbon future. Read More...

ALS TDI Receives Department of Defense Grant to Accelerate ALS Biomarker Discovery
Posted: April 1, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) has been awarded a $281,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Mandated Research Program for ALS (ALSRP) to support a new study designed to identify biomarkers for ALS. Leveraging PMP data and cutting-edge technologies, this study represents what may be an unprecedented opportunity in the pursuit of ALS biomarkers. Discovery of biomarkers for ALS has always been a key goal of ALS TDI’s Precision Medicine Program (PMP), and this grant from the ALSRP will allow ALS TDI to significantly expand this effort in 2022. Read More...

Jack LaLanne Legacy Book Launch: Pride and Discipline
Posted: March 22, 2022 in Other News

Pride and DisciplineDecades before celebrities and athletes promoted health and fitness, Jack LaLanne, The Godfather of Fitness, was already recognized for publicly preaching the health benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition and a positive attitude. Pride & Discipline: The Legacy of Jack LaLanne reintroduces Jack's message to a new generation. This book is written in Jack's own words, along with the words of those he inspired. It is co-authored by Elaine (Lala) LaLanne, The First Lady of Physical Fitness, and Greg Justice, National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee (2017). Pride & Discipline: The Legacy of Jack LaLanne is packed with his beliefs in mind power, overcoming obstacles, visualization, motivation, humor, and of course, exercise and nutrition. Read More...

Project 435 – Uniting the Fitness Industry to share ONE Message with One Voice!
Posted: February 28, 2022 in IHRSA, Other News

NHFAProject 435 is a National Health and Fitness Alliance Effort to secure strong representation in every congressional district throughout the United States. The Project 435 goal and #1 priority is collective and committed effort with all stakeholders in the industry that will form a team of fitness professionals that is active in spreading the message to all 435 Members of The House of Representatives through a grassroots effort focusing on the key premise. Read More...

ALS TDI and Google Develop New ALS Symptom Severity Measurement Tool
Posted: February 2, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - One of the most important goals of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s (ALS TDI) Precision Medicine Program (PMP) since its inception has been to discover objective measures of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) progression. In late January, ALS TDI and its collaborators at Google made an important step toward making this goal a reality for people living with ALS with the preprint publication of a paper describing their research to create artificial intelligence tools for scoring ALS-related symptom severity. Read More...

The “ACT for ALS” BIll Has Passed and Been Signed Into Law By President Biden – Here’s What’s in the Bill
Posted: December 28, 2021 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - On December 23rd, 2021, President Biden officially signed the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act (more commonly known as ACT for ALS) Bill into law. But, now, what will actually happen? Much of the discussion around the bill has centered around expanding early access to experimental treatments for people with ALS, but thas is only part of what the bill does... Read More...

Fitness Industry Council of Canada Thrilled as Government Supports Fitness Facilities
Posted: November 29, 2021 in Other News

FICCANADA - With the Federal Government’s announcement of Bill C-2, an Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19, the fitness industry can breathe a sigh of relief. Now, fitness businesses are able to apply for financial support to rebound and rebuild as a part of the program supporting hospitality and tourism. Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) persistently lobbied the Federal Government to be recognized as a hard-hit industry. The announcement, to have the fitness industry included in a program for further support, is more evidence that the relationship between the fitness industry and the government is strong. Read More...

50+ Year Industry Veteran, Chuck Leve, Passes Away
Posted: November 23, 2021 in IHRSA, Other News

Chuck LeveFBA - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - It's with great sorrow we inform you that on Thursday, November 11th at 1:11 am Chuck Leve, devoted husband, father, papa, and fitness industry veteran passed away in his home surrounded by his family. Chuck's contributions to the fitness industry span over 50 years. As Executive Director of NCCA, one of IHRSA's predecessors, and over the next 28 years Chuck helped usher in a new era in the fitness industry. His many accomplishments include... Read More...

2021 ALS TDI Summit Presents Potential Treatments and Innovative New Technology
Posted: November 17, 2021 in Other News

ALS TDIWATERTOWN, MA - Every year, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) hosts the ALS TDI Summit as a way to update its community on the state of ALS research and drug discovery at ALS TDI. The Summit program included updates about drug discovery research programs in various stages of development at ALS TDI, as well as an extensive update on Project Euphonia, an initiative from Google to develop communication tools for people with conditions that affect their speech like ALS that was launched in collaboration with ALS TDI. ALS TDI also paid tribute to outstanding members of the ALS community with the annual Leadership Awards. Read More...

SCW Midwest MANIA 2021 Returns with All Smiles
Posted: November 3, 2021 in Other News

SCWDEERFIELD, IL - The atmosphere was emotional at the recent return of the SCW Midwest MANIA Fitness Convention. This first in-person convention for SCW Fitness Education since the start of the pandemic over 18 months ago kicked-off without a hitch, bringing about high-fives and smiles (even with a face mask). Over 400 people, including 22 sponsors and almost 40 exhibitors, filled the halls and ballrooms of the Westin O’Hare in Chicago. Read More...

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