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MINDBODY Named to the Pacific Coast Business Times 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List
Posted: April 19, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, a leading technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness industries, announced its selection to the Pacific Coast Business Times 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List. Winners were selected as a result of a survey which took into consideration work-life balance, career growth opportunities, effectiveness of management and onsite amenities, among other criteria. Read More...

2019 Hammer Strength Clinic Unites Strength and Conditioning Professionals in Atlanta
Posted: April 15, 2019 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Hammer Strength, the world's foremost strength training equipment brand, will host a strength training clinic on April 26 - 27 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, offering fitness professionals the opportunity to learn from some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the industry. The clinic, the most recent in a series of hundreds that have been hosted by Hammer Strength over the past 27 years, is designed to bring the athletic community together to share knowledge and help build elite programs across the country. Read More...

Wellbeats Partners With PreferredOne
Posted: April 13, 2019 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - PreferredOne is breaking the mold when it comes to health plan fitness benefits by partnering with Wellbeats to bring on-demand, virtual fitness to employer groups. PreferredOne will offer Wellbeats to fully-insured groups upon renewal beginning in July. Self-insured groups will also have the option to add Wellbeats to their plan design. Read More...

Health Club Experts d/b/a The Business Finance Depot Announces Promotions of Gary Raffensberger and Robert Hyndman
Posted: April 10, 2019 in Suppliers

Business Finance DepotMOUNT DORA, FL - Paul Bosley, owner of Health Club Experts d/b/a The Business Finance, has announced the promotion of Gary Raffensberger to Director of Operations and he will be joined by Robert (Bob) Hyndman, who is their company processor for new lease and loan applications. Bosley has announced that his company is gearing up to prepare for growth and they’re looking forward to welcoming their new franchise clients. Read More...

Precor and eGym Reach Installation Milestone
Posted: April 10, 2019 in Suppliers

PrecorWOODINVILLE, WA - Less than a year after the launch of their global partnership, a leading fitness equipment manufacturer, Precor, and fitness training system provider, eGym, celebrate the installation of eGym SmartStart on networked Precor cardio equipment in more than 100 clubs across Europe and the U.S. Read More...

Tips & Strategies For Increasing Member Retention
Posted: April 8, 2019 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingIt’s that time of year again. The time where you notice that your gym, which was once bustling with motivated new faces, has begun to revert back to its state of mostly "the regulars." The New Year likely brought with it a surge of new memberships, and while your regular members may be grateful they aren’t having to fight over machines anymore, you are getting nervous about all the new additions that have been jumping ship. Research shows that almost a third of all resolutions are related to health and fitness, which can lead to a big spike for the fitness industry. Unfortunately, data also shows that people are likely to give up on those resolutions as early as mid-January. So, what can you do to not only attract new members but also to keep them? The following are our key strategies to help you keep your members satisfied, successful and coming back for more... Read More...

Record Numbers for Let’s Move for a Better World 2019
Posted: April 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Technogym announced the amazing results of its 2019 Let’s Move for a Better World campaign, a worldwide social initiative to raise awareness in the fight against obesity and sedentariness, that ran its sixth edition from March 11 - 30, 2019. Let’s Move for a Better World is the biggest social campaign in the fitness and wellness industry that embodies Technogym’s mission to improve wellness on a global scale. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Announces Departure of Longtime CEO Jim Whitehead
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced the departure of CEO Jim Whitehead, who accepted a new leadership position after 29 years of distinguished service as head of the organization. An executive search process is underway, and ACSM Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Tim Calvert, has been named interim CEO. Read More...

ClubReady Adopts a Progressive Structure to Meet the Needs of the Fitness Industry
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady announces a new structure and commitment to service and customer experience in the fitness industry. With rapid growth over the last 10 years, the fitness industry shows no signs of slowing down. ClubReady has kept pace with the industry and seen tremendous growth over the last few years, supporting some of the most important brands in the industry. To meet the service needs and expectations of the fitness business of the future, ClubReady is adopting a new service-oriented structure. This customer-centric operations department will focus on the entire lifecycle of a ClubReady client. Read More...

ThanksUSA Partners with Professional Pickleball Registry to Support Military Families
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryMCLEAN, VA - People of all ages are enjoying the sport of Pickleball, making it one of America’s fastest growing sports. In coming weeks, this new army of athletes will be partnering with ThanksUSA to support military children and spouses in reaching their educational and career aspirations. Read More...

USTA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of NJTL Network; USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards
Posted: March 28, 2019 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network by launching an NJTL 50th Anniversary campaign. The United States Tennis Association announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 22 - 25, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. Read More...

L Catterton Sells CorePower Yoga to TSG Consumer Partners
Posted: March 20, 2019 in Suppliers

CorePower YogaDENVER, CO and GREENWICH, CT - L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell CorePower Yoga (the "Company" or "CPY"), the fastest growing and largest yoga fitness studio operator in the U.S., to TSG Consumer Partners ("TSG"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More...

Life Fitness Partners With Functional Solutions to Provide Digital Programming Solutions
Posted: March 20, 2019 in Suppliers

Life FitnessNEWPORT NEWS, VA - As part of a strategy to offer digital fitness solutions for small group training experiences, Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, has chosen Functional Solutions as its digital programming partner. Life Fitness will use the Functional Solutions platform to offer exercise visualization on TV display for small group training, equipment education and to support individual member training when small group space is not being used. Read More...

USTA Texas to Move Headquarters to New Facility with 46+ Courts
Posted: March 20, 2019 in Suppliers

USTACEDAR PARK, TX - The USTA Texas Section intends to bring its headquarters and facilities to the Indigo Ridge Mixed Use Development in the City of Cedar Park, north of Austin, Texas. A resolution to authorize the agreement was approved by the City of Cedar Park City Council on March 14. The planned Tennis Campus will include approximately 40 outdoor tennis courts, 6 to 8 indoor tennis courts, a stadium court, and related amenities for training, development and competition. Read More...

PickTEN Program to Benefit Pickleball and Tennis
Posted: March 20, 2019 in Suppliers

PickTENHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce the creation of PickTEN, a revolutionary program aimed at growing both pickleball and tennis. PickTEN gives clubs a resource for attracting new players to their facilities by providing a fun, social and engaging program, and it creates an environment that allows players to learn two sports by using pickleball as an introduction of basic skills (striking and tracking the ball) and tennis to further develop those skills. Read More...

Five Tips For Improving Email Effectiveness
Posted: March 19, 2019 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingEmail is a low cost, easy to use and highly personalized form of marketing communication, and if it isn’t already an essential piece of your club’s marketing mix, it should be. In fact, according to research, most people (72% to be exact), prefer to be contacted by companies through email. BUT, before you run off and start sending out emails left and right, you need to formulate a game plan to make sure your emails are not only engaging, but also effective. A successful campaign takes a healthy balance of strategy, creativity, and most importantly data. With these five tips, you’ll learn how to get your open rates up, unsubscribes down, and your club flooded with new members. Read More...

Life Fitness Debuts Innovative Approach to Small Group Training Design at IHRSA
Posted: March 16, 2019 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, debuted new small group training modules at the 38th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, the world's largest fitness trade show. These modules allow any fitness facility to create a robust and versatile small group training offering with tools provided by Life Fitness brands. To complement the small group training module system, Life Fitness is also announcing a partnership with innovative custom content platform, Functional Solutions. This on-demand, visual instruction can be used to guide individual exercisers or as a supplement to trainer-led small group training. Read More...

TRX Invites Health Clubs & Gyms To “Strap Into The Movement” With TRX Mbody
Posted: March 15, 2019 in Suppliers

TRXSAN FRANCISCO, CA - TRX, a global leader in functional training equipment, world-class training content, and app-based training technology, announced TRX Mbody, a dynamic, scalable group-training solution, applicable to the widest range of fitness levels and personal fitness goals. Grounded in the science-based principles of Suspension Training and integrated with cardio equipment and other popular functional training methods, TRX Mbody stands to revolutionize small and large group-training formats within the commercial fitness industry. While pre-registration is open now, TRX Mbody will be available to commercial fitness facilities in the U.S. and Canada in early June. Read More...

ABC Financial and Club Access Systems Announce Vendor Partnership
Posted: March 11, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial (ABC), a leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced their preferred partnership with Club Access Systems, provider of innovative hardware and software door access solutions. Read More...

Daxko Acquires GroupEx PRO to Bring Streamlined, Integrated Group Fitness Program Management to a Growing Number of Health and Wellness Centers
Posted: March 8, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko announced that it has acquired GroupEx PRO, a privately held best of breed, web-based group exercise management portal utilized by group fitness departments across the country. The addition of GroupEx PRO enhances Daxko's offerings of membership management platforms powering more than 10,000 health and wellness facilities worldwide. Read More...

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