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Octane Fitness Adds Seasoned Veteran to Commercial Sales Team
Posted: January 31, 2020 in Suppliers

Octane FitnessVANCOUVER, WA - Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS), an innovative leader in home fitness for over 40 years, has announced that Octane Fitness has hired veteran Matt Santos as the new Territory Manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. With 23 years of experience in the fitness industry, Santos is focused on commercial sales in the South region, managing all YMCAs, the GSA Tactical Fitness account and all dealer business. Read More...

New Zeamo Rewards Program Helps Companies Incentivize Employee Fitness to Encourage Healthy Habits
Posted: January 30, 2020 in Suppliers

ZeamoNEW YORK, N.Y. - Zeamo, the digital fitness solution for employee wellness, has launched Zeamo Rewards, giving companies a free, easy way to reward employees for staying fit and building healthy habits to improve physical and mental well-being among the workforce. Read More...

IHRSA Announces 2020 Industry Award Recipients
Posted: January 29, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA AwardsBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced that four award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2020, the association’s 39th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2020: The Associate Member of the Year Award will be presented on Wednesday, March 18, to SportsArt. The Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main will be presented on Thursday, March 19, to Paula Neubert, president and general manager, Club Greenwood. The President’s Award will be presented on Friday, March 20, to Richard Bilton, owner and president, Companhia Athletica. The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented on Friday, March 20, to Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) Oak Park. Read More...

The Vitamin Shoppe Opens New Distribution Channel in Partnership With LA Fitness
Posted: January 27, 2020 in Chains

LA FitnessSECAUCUS, N.J. - The Vitamin Shoppe, an omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products, has announced a partnership with LA Fitness that opens The Vitamin Shoppe locations inside LA Fitness health clubs. Since November, The Vitamin Shoppe has opened nine shops within the LA Fitness chain. Read More...

Columbia Association Tennis Receives USTA Award for Outstanding League Tennis
Posted: January 27, 2020 in Other News

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association’s (CA) tennis programming has been named the winner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mid-Atlantic’s Outstanding League Tennis Facility Award for 2019. The award recognizes a tennis organization that supports and promotes the growth and development of USTA leagues in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Maryland; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and parts of West Virginia. Read More...

Medical Fitness Association Names Active Wellness’ Amanda Konigsberg as Northeast Region Chair
Posted: January 27, 2020 in Suppliers

Medical Fitness AssociationPINEHURST, N.C. - The Medical Fitness Association announces that Amanda Konigsberg, who works with Active Wellness, has been appointed as its Northeast Region Chair. In this role, Konigsberg will oversee the NE Region Advisory Board that consists of the several State Captains in the Region. She is responsible for communicating activities and events impacting member facilities and planning the annual Regional Conference. Read More...

UFC GYM Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Special Guests Dana White, Forrest Griffin, BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar, Jessica Eye
Posted: January 26, 2020 in Chains

UFC GymCONCORD, CA - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the regimens of UFC athletes, welcomed fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike to attend an event in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of UFC GYM Concord, which took place Saturday, January 25. The celebration included an appearance by UFC President, Dana White, and meet and greet opportunities with UFC Hall of Famers Forrest Griffin and BJ Penn, along with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and former UFC flyweight title challenger Jessica Eye. Read More...

The Highly Anticipated Life Time Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Athletic Resort Opens
Posted: January 25, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanySAN CLEMENTE, CA - Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, has continued its national and southern California expansion with the opening of Life Time Rancho San Clemente. A grand opening celebration was held on Thursday, January 23 before officially opening to members for tennis and workouts on Friday, January 24. Read More...

Daxko Acquires PlayerSpace to Bring Streamlined, Integrated Youth Program Management to a Growing Number of Health and Wellness Centers
Posted: January 24, 2020 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko has announced that it acquired PlayerSpace, a leader in sports program management technology to YMCAs and similar organizations across the country. The addition of PlayerSpace enhances Daxko's offerings of membership management platforms powering more than 10,000 health and wellness facilities worldwide. Read More...

Planet Fitness Will Once Again be the National Gym Sponsor of USA Network’s “The Biggest Loser”
Posted: January 24, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announced it is the official national gym partner of the reboot of the popular TV series, 'The Biggest Loser.' A revamped version of the original hit series, 'The Biggest Loser,' will provide 12 contestants with a 360-degree view of what it takes to make positive lifestyle changes. Contestants will then prepare for each week's challenge in 'The Biggest Loser' gym that is completely equipped by Planet Fitness. Read More...

Workouts For Good: Wellbeats Announces Partnership With HopeKids MN
Posted: January 24, 2020 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Working out could benefit more than the waistline this February, thanks to Wellbeats and HopeKids MN. St. Louis Park-based Wellbeats, a leading provider of on-demand, virtual fitness programming, announced it has formed a philanthropic partnership with HopeKids MN, the local chapter of a national nonprofit that organizes ongoing events and activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition, such as cancer. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Brings Comprehensive Experience With Apple Watch To Members At New York Signature Locations
Posted: January 23, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces Apple Watch integration at New York Crunch Signature locations including W83rd Street and FiDi. As an Apple Watch Connected fitness center, Crunch is committed to help members achieve their goals and transform their fitness experience using Apple Watch in and out of the gym. At these Apple Watch Connected locations, members can use an Apple Watch app specifically designed for Crunch to easily reserve classes in advance and record their workouts. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa Is Now Open
Posted: January 23, 2020 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsCOSTA MESA, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has opened its first corporate-owned World Gym Athletics Studio in Costa Mesa, California. The new flagship World Gym Athletics studio will be the best place to train and get fit in Orange County and offers a huge variety of strength, conditioning and mobility classes. World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa will host a grand opening party later in 2020. Read More...

IHRSA Launches 2020 Global Survey
Posted: January 22, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - To maintain the most up-to-date research on the global health club industry, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub (IHRSA) recently launched the 2020 Global Report Survey. Industry leaders who participate in the survey will have a chance to be recognized among global leaders in the “Company Profiles” section of The IHRSA Global Report, IHRSA’s most requested research publication. Read More...

USTA Awards $50,000+ in Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants
Posted: January 22, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA has announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. Read More...

Mindbody and F45 Training Finalize New Global Agreement
Posted: January 22, 2020 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Mindbody, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, has announced a global agreement with one of the fastest-growing fitness franchisors in the United States, F45 Training. The five-year agreement will see Mindbody utilized in key markets to manage their studio operations. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Opens in Oxnard, California
Posted: January 22, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymLOS ANGELES, CA - Gold's Gym, the world's trusted fitness authority, is set to open its latest state-of-the-art gym in Oxnard on Febuary 1, 2020. As the 20th facility opened by Gold's Gym franchisees Angel and Willy Banos (CEO and COO respectively of Gold's Gym SoCal), the new facility is poised and ready with the highest quality of amenities to help Oxnard locals continue pursuing their 2020 fitness goals. Read More...

Cycle For Survival’s 2020 Events Begin With A New City And Millions Raised For Rare Cancer Research Led By Memorial Sloan Kettering
Posted: January 21, 2020 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancer, is heading into what will be the biggest year yet, with more than $10 million raised and counting. The goal is to exceed the $42 million raised in 2019. Participants across the country will join the annual high-energy team indoor cycling events in January, February and March. The first weekend kicks off in Dallas, Miami, Seattle and a new location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Read More...

Theragun Introduces Theragun University, A Percussive Therapy Training Program, Launching With Genesis Health Clubs
Posted: January 21, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

THERAGUN LOS ANGELES, CA - Theragun, Inc., a leader in hand-held percussive therapy devices, announced the launch of Theragun University, premiering the program with its partnership with Genesis Health Clubs. Theragun University is the education division of Theragun, leading the industry in providing proprietary certification courses for personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and physical therapists. With master trainers in over 12 countries, Theragun University delivers certification courses in-person and through digital online classes. To date, Theragun has trained over 1,000 professionals worldwide in live certification courses. Read More...

IHRSA Names SportsArt as 2020 Associate Member of the Year
Posted: January 20, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is pleased to announce SportsArt as the 2020 Associate Member of the Year. The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members, and its mission through program and event participation, advertising, and sponsorship. SportsArt, an IHRSA member since 1999, was selected as this year's honoree due to its outstanding achievements, innovations, and support of the health and fitness industry and its unwavering support of IHRSA and its members. Read More...

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