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ClubCorp Charity Classic Generates More Than $1.4 Million for Charity Through Challenging 2020
Posted: March 31, 2021 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – continued its tradition of providing impact in the markets where its clubs call home by generating more than $1.4 million through its Charity Classic events. While the total dollar amount is certainly impressive, especially given the challenges of 2020, the stories of the impact in the communities that ClubCorp calls home are an inspiring reminder of the good that can be generated through membership organizations that take the extra steps to give back. Read More...

XSport Fitness Hires New CIO
Posted: March 31, 2021 in Chains

XSport FitnessST. CHARLES, IL - Capital Fitness, dba XSport Fitness has announced the appointment of Brent Zempel as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Zempel has an impressive professional history centered on the health and fitness industry. Brent led Life-Time Fitness as the CIO for over 17 years, and most recently, he spent two years at Motionsoft as its CPO. Read More...

Mountainside Fitness Joins the Pickleball Revolution
Posted: March 31, 2021 in Chains

Mountainside FitnessSCOTTSDALE, AZ - Pickleball is taking the world by storm: one dink shot at a time. Mountainside Fitness is joining the frenzy as the King of the Swing by offering the game at three of its Valley Locations: Scottsdale Shea, Mesa and Surprise. “Pickleball is a fun way for members of Mountainside Fitness to get in their work-out and play a competitive game with their friends and family at the same time,” said Craig Cote, CEO of Mountainside Fitness. “We are constantly evolving and thinking out of box and court in order to add to our offerings here at Mountainside Fitness, and Pickleball is definitely a fun one.” Read More...

Volofit Appoints Fitness Industry Leader Kory Angelin as Chief Operating Officer
Posted: March 31, 2021 in Chains

VolofitCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Volofit, a breakthrough HIIT fitness concept, announces the appointment of Kory Angelin as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. An award-winning fitness expert, Kory joins Volofit with more than two decades of leadership experience and a proven track record of driving brand growth and achieving operational excellence. Read More...

UpSwell’s Secret To Rebuilding Your Gym’s Member Base With Direct Mail
Posted: March 30, 2021 in Suppliers

UpSwellAs we continue to look back on the year that brought radical changes to the fitness industry and left lingering effects in its wake, it’s important that we learn from the challenges and grow. As a result of the pandemic, pressures from new safety mandates, social distancing, limited capacity and membership cancellations were more than enough to cause many health clubs to close their doors for good. Many people have lost their gym because of COVID-19, and some have yet to find another club to replace their last. As an industry that relies heavily, if not exclusively, on memberships, use this new niche to your advantage when targeting new membership prospects. Here's UpSwell's strategy... Read More...

TG The Gym – Mesa, Arizona Opens March 31, 2021
Posted: March 30, 2021 in Chains

TG The GymMESA, AZ - Starting March 31, 2021, TG The Gym Mesa, Arizona will be serving its community of bodybuilders, powerlifters and serious fitness enthusiasts with over 40,000 square feet of indoor gym space, lap pool, saunas, steam, private training studio, private spin studio, cardio theater room and converting of a basketball court to a large functional training area. And, of course, all the hard core equipment TG is known for. Read More...

EoS Fitness Opens 25th Gym in Arizona
Posted: March 30, 2021 in Chains

EōS FitnessGILBERT, AZ - EoS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with its High Value Low Price gyms, officially opened the doors to its 25th location in the state of Arizona, its second gym in Gilbert, Arizona. Just minutes from Gilbert's Heritage District and SanTan Village, the brand new 38,000+ square-foot gym is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Statement on Violence against People of Asian Descent
Posted: March 30, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. While ACSM is an international organization, today we focus on the racial injustices seen with recent attacks against people of Asian descent in the U.S. Read More...

Hyperice Named Proud Partner of the New York Yankees
Posted: March 29, 2021 in Suppliers

HypericeIRVINE, CA - Hyperice, an industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression and thermal technology, has announced the company has been named a Proud Partner of the New York Yankees. The partnership not only taps one of the most coveted sports brands in the world, but further extends Hyperice's strategic partnership and investment by Major League Baseball (MLB) as the league's Official Recovery Technology Partner. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Ready to ‘Rumble’ with Addition of Boutique Boxing Concept
Posted: March 25, 2021 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness has announced the acquisition of Rumble, the latest brand added to its portfolio, further highlighting the company's position as the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world. Rumble, a boutique boxing concept, joins the other eight brands under the Xponential Fitness umbrella including Pure Barre, Club Pilates, CycleBar, YogaSix, StretchLab, Row House, AKT and STRIDE. Read More...

Anoop Singh Named Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Mindbody
Posted: March 25, 2021 in Suppliers

MindbodySAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Mindbody, a leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry, has announced the hiring of Anoop Singh as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Singh joins Mindbody from Vista Consulting Group, part of the value creation team at Vista Equity Partners. Read More...

Only 18% Regularly Achieve 8+ Hours of Sleep According to Survey by Life Time and Beautyrest
Posted: March 25, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN and ATLANTA, GA - To bring more attention to the importance of sleep during National Sleep Awareness Month, a new survey finds 92% of respondents deem sleep quality to be extremely/very important to their overall holistic wellness, yet only 18% achieve 8+ hours, which is often noted as the magic number by experts. Read More...

USTA, ITA Enter Strategic Alliance to Elevate College Tennis
Posted: March 25, 2021 in Suppliers

USTA ORLANDO, FL - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) have entered into a new strategic alliance that formalizes the two organizations’ ongoing collaboration to strengthen and elevate collegiate tennis. This alliance between the sport’s national governing body and its college coaches association brings greater focus and resources to both new and existing initiatives that the two organizations believe will not only benefit college tennis but the entire tennis ecosystem. Read More...

Workout Anytime Approves the GluteCoaster for Clubs Nationwide
Posted: March 24, 2021 in Chains

Workout AnytimeATLANTA, GA - The renowned fitness chain, Workout Anytime, has officially approved the GluteCoaster from The Abs Company as their newest booty training tool for their 160+ clubs. Many Workout Anytime clubs are already finding that the GluteCoaster is a big hit. The new GluteCoaster is the latest in The Ab Company's line of products leveraging the rising trend of glute training. Read More...

YogaSix Opens 100th Studio, Flows Past 500 Signed Franchise Agreements
Posted: March 24, 2021 in Chains

YogaSixIRVINE, CA - YogaSix, the fast-growing boutique yoga brand backed by Xponential Fitness announced it has opened its 100th studio overall and surpassed over 500 signed franchise agreements. Even during a challenging year, YogaSix continues to prove its value to consumers, evidenced by growth with 56 new studios opened since the beginning of 2020 and the onboarding of dozens of new franchisees to continue that momentum. Read More...

Wellbeats Debuts New Injury Prevention Channel
Posted: March 24, 2021 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Wellbeats announces the introduction of a brand-new channel that many customers have been asking for: Circuit-style classes to strengthen muscles in frequent pain-point areas: Low Back, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle and Neck. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Names PATH Official Sustainable Water Provider for Corporate Events and Releases Co-Branded Refillable Bottled Water for U.S. Studios
Posted: March 24, 2021 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessFREMONT, CA - Orangetheory Fitness has partnered with PATH, the first refillable bottled water brand, to provide a custom-designed bottled water for OTF Corporate events and to make available in select studios nationwide. Featuring Orangetheory Fitness' signature color, the sleek aluminum 20oz bottles are filled with ultra-purified water and can be infinitely refilled or 100% recycled. Read More...

You Can Now Join the 2nd REX Supplier / Partner Roundtable
Posted: March 23, 2021 in Suppliers

Roundtables for ExecutivesGARRISON, N.Y. - Since 1989, clubs have had the opportunity to enhance their business through the most unique business development program on the planet. Now, in 2021, industry suppliers / partners can finally join REX Roundtables. To learn more about the REX / IHRSA Supplier Roundtable program, join us for an informational Zoom call taking place March 24 at 2:30 PM EDT. Read More...

World Gym International Selects Life Fitness as a Preferred Partner
Posted: March 23, 2021 in Chains, Suppliers

World GymROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness has signed a partnership agreement to be a preferred equipment supplier to World Gym International. Under the agreement, Life Fitness will supply World Gym facilities with select premium cardio and strength training equipment from its Hammer Strength and SCIFIT brands, in addition to its Life Fitness SPARC and Arc Trainer cardio products. Read More...

ACSM and Technogym Partner to Promote Physical Activity, Improve Quality of Life
Posted: March 23, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Adults averaged more than eight hours a day sitting prior to COVID-19. Some report sedentary behavior has increased upwards of three hours since the pandemic hit. As world leaders in health and wellness, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Technogym understand the increased health risks people face when they are less active. That’s why the two organizations are extending their partnership to promote the importance of physical activity to combat chronic disease and illness. Read More...

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