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USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients
Posted: December 3, 2018 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 USPTA/ThanksUSA scholarship program. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships awarded to the families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will receive a $3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies. Read More...

FIBO USA Brings The Future of Fitness to Orlando Next Week
Posted: November 27, 2018 in Suppliers

FIBO USANORWALK, CT - There is still time to register for one of the world’s leading event for fitness, health and wellness: FIBO’s inaugural U.S. event, December 5 - 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. FIBO USA is backed by the long-running success of FIBO Global events in Germany, China and South Africa. Its U.S. debut will assemble fitness professionals and enthusiasts in Orlando for an immersive exhibit of the most groundbreaking people, products and ideas propelling the global fitness industry forward. Read More...

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Bill Signed into Law
Posted: November 21, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - President Donald Trump has signed into law HR 302/S. 808, which includes the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act that now paves the way for sports medicine practitioners to work across state lines with liability protections. The new law extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional while on travel to another state when the professional provides medical services to an athlete, athletic team or team staff member. Previously, clinicians that traveled with teams across state lines could have faced allegations that they were practicing medicine without malpractice protection. The new law sufficiently remedies this problem. Read More...

MINDBODY Named to Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500
Posted: November 15, 2018 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB), a leading technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness services industries, is included in Deloitte's Technology 2018 Fast 500, ranking 463 among the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. 2018 is the seventh time MINDBODY has appeared on the Fast 500 list since 2010. Read More...

ACE Applauds Revisions to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Posted: November 12, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) supports the first-ever revision to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines), underscoring the essential role they play in setting the bar for a more physically active nation. The second edition, released by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, recommend as before, daily physical activity to reduce the risk for many chronic diseases. They now also state that any amount of daily activity, no matter how big or small, is beneficial to health. Finally, the revised guidelines reflect the latest science from the past 10 years, which is that physical activity not only wards off disease but helps individuals to sleep better, feel better and more easily perform daily tasks. Read More...

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Releases the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Posted: November 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition is based on the latest scientific evidence that shows that physical activity conveys even more health benefits than previously known. New aspects include discussions of... Read More...

Study Reveals SilverSneakers Fitness Program Linked to Less Social Isolation and Better Health for Older Adults
Posted: November 6, 2018 in Suppliers

SilverSneakersCHANDLER, AZ - Participation in an exercise program has significant social benefits that, in turn, magnify benefits for health, according to a new study from Tivity Health (NASDAQ: TVTY) and the MIT AgeLab. Results from the study show that members of SilverSneakers, the nation's leading fitness program for older adults, experienced less social isolation than those not participating in the program, leading to reduced loneliness and better overall health. The study, Reducing Isolation and Loneliness Through Membership in a Fitness Program for Older Adults: Implications for Health, was published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Read More...

Wellbeats 2.0 Software Will Soon Be Available on All Hardware Systems
Posted: November 6, 2018 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Wellbeats has announced that clients using its 1.0 software will soon automatically update to the new cloud-based 2.0 software. What’s different about the 2.0 software? For starters, the software features a simple, easy-to-navigate interface. More features include... Read More...

The Club Industry Show Experiences 21% Growth in Its Conference Attendance
Posted: October 31, 2018 in Suppliers

Club Industry ShowBOULDER, CO - The Club Industry Show wrapped its 32nd year, October 24 - 26, 2018, at the Hilton Chicago, hosting fitness professionals from health and wellness facilities of all types as well as large and small fitness brands that continue to launch innovative products in the industry. The conference program at the Club Industry Show experienced 21% growth in attendance. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation Announces 2018 Coaching Advancement and Eleiko Equipment Grants Recipients
Posted: October 31, 2018 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The NSCA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Coaching Advancement Grant, Nicholas Cuthrell, and the Eleiko Equipment Grant, North High School in Aurora, Colorado. Read More...

USPTA Partners With IPTPA To Bring Pickleball Certification To The Association
Posted: October 29, 2018 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into a 3-year partnership with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA). Under the terms of the agreement, the USPTA will work collaboratively with the recognized world leader in pickleball teacher certification to certify USPTA professionals in pickleball. Starting in 2019, the IPTPA will host specialty courses in pickleball across USPTA division conferences, where interested professionals will be able to earn their Level I certification in pickleball. Read More...

Escape Fitness’ MOVE IT and Myzone Partner to Help Clubs Boost Revenue Through Innovative Programming
Posted: October 25, 2018 in Suppliers

Escape FitnessCINCINNATI, OH - Escape’s MOVE IT and Myzone have joined forces in the first partnership of its kind to give clubs, boutiques and studios of all sizes an innovative and engaging class, combining wearable digital technology with industry leading programming, to help them boost market share and revenue. Read More...

FIBO, World’s Largest Fitness, Health & Wellness Event, To Make United States Debut
Posted: October 23, 2018 in Suppliers

FIBO USANORWALK, CT - On December 5 - 8, 2018, FIBO --the world’s largest interactive showcase of fitness, health and wellness innovation-- will make its United States debut at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Backed by the long-running success of FIBO Global events in Germany, China, and South Africa, FIBO USA will assemble fitness professionals and enthusiasts for an immersive exhibit of the most groundbreaking people, products and ideas propelling the industry forward globally. Read More...

USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for Current and Former PTR Members
Posted: October 19, 2018 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors has approved an equivalency pathway to membership for current and former certified Professional Tennis Registry Members. The program, which will run through 2019, allows PTR certified tennis professionals an expediated process that will consider their current and former certified membership status. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. Center for SafeSport Partner to End Abuse in Sports
Posted: October 16, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) announced a formal partnership that will allow the two organizations to leverage their strengths and address the growing issue of abuse among athletes. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport through prevention, education and accountability. Read More...

Life Fitness Launches Beta Media Offering
Posted: October 10, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced the beta introduction of Halo Media, a new addition to the Halo digital ecosystem. This new solution will leverage its large installed base of cardio equipment to efficiently deliver various forms of innovative content. The first beta offering is Halo Media-Sponsored Content. This offering, which creates an entirely new business model for fitness facilities, turns compatible connected Life Fitness cardio equipment into sources of additional revenue by displaying customized sponsored content to exercisers during their workouts. Read More...

ACSM, EXOS Announce Partnership to Enhance Fitness Industry
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) continued its aggressive partnership expansion strategy by announcing a new agreement with EXOS, a leader in workplace wellness and human performance for more than two decades. The agreement makes EXOS an official ACSM corporate partner and provides substantial benefits in the form of professional development and high-level job placement opportunities for ACSM certified professionals with one of the most innovative fitness organizations in the country. Read More...

Important Information and Insights Needed from You, Our Esteemed Club Insider Readers!
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

ClubIntelDALLAS, TX - ClubIntel, along with its 18 global partners, Club Insider being one, are actively promoting U.S. operator participation in ClubIntel’s 2018 International Fitness Industry Trend Study. W. Edwards Deming said, “Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.” Our collective goal with this study is to bring hard data to light regarding the global trends in the fitness industry in 2018 and how they have morphed since the study began in 2015. Halfway through the study there are approximately 1,200 responses, with U.S. responses presently trailing the input from numerous other nations. Read More...

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This is the third comprehensive assessment of physical activity in U.S. children and youth, updating the first report card released in 2014 and the second released in 2016. While the overall physical activity grade for children and youth remained low at D-, the 2018 report card revealed positive signs, especially related to opportunities and infrastructure that supports physical activity in children and youth. The Report Card includes grades for nine specific indicators, individual state data and recommendations for how grades can be improved. Read More...

ACE Calls for More Collaboration Between Community Leaders, Exercise Professionals and Health Coaches to Improve Grades on Youth Physical Activity
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement upon release of the 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The biennial report by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, with support from ACE and other organizations, issues grades for nine physical activity indicators. The 2018 overall grade was a D-, the same as the two previous report cards. One of the most disappointing findings of the report card is that approximately only 24% of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Read More...

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