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Michelle Obama Revealed as Keynote Speaker at BOLD 2018, the MINDBODY Conference
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB), the leading technology platform for fitness, beauty and wellness services, announced that former First Lady, Michelle Obama, will join MINDBODY’s CEO and co-founder, Rick Stollmeyer, for a fireside chat during the company’s annual BOLD conference. This premier event for fitness, beauty and wellness business owners and professionals will be held September 18 - 20, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Read More...

Get Kids Moving With PHIT America’s National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign
Posted: May 24, 2018 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationSILVER SPRING, MD – In its ongoing effort to educate and enlighten the U.S. about the dangers of physical inactivity, PHIT America, the charity and campaign created by tennis industry veteran Jim Baugh, is giving the American general public the chance to be a part of the solution with its first National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign. And, everyone in the tennis industry can help. Read More...

Annual American Fitness Index Expands to Rank 100 Cities Arlington, Virginia is New #1 ‘Fit City’
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia edged out Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the coveted “most fit city in America” title by only half a point in the annual ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking (Fitness Index). Arlington’s neighbor, Washington, D.C., came in third, 3.7 points behind. Read More...

USPTA Partners with RacquetFit to Introduce the Body-Tennis Certification to the Tennis Industry
Posted: May 14, 2018 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with RacquetFit to introduce a new certification for tennis-teaching professionals, fitness coaches and medical providers. RacquetFit, an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to tennis, will be offering seminars throughout the United States for these providers who wish to earn the RacquetFit Certification. Read More...

Instinctive Insights Names Deneen Laprade As VP of Business Development
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Suppliers

Deneen LapradeCOLUMBUS, OH - Instinctive Insights announced that Deneen Laprade has been named Vice President of Business Development. Laprade’s responsibilities include lead pipeline development and management, content development and marketing and key account management. Jeramy Fishel, Instinctive Insights Co-Founder says, “We’re thrilled to have Deneen join our team. She’s been in the industry for 20 years and has successfully performed in several industry roles that give her a unique, dynamic set of skills that align with our profit-based commitment to club marketing campaigns at Instinctive Insights.” Read More...

MINDBODY Joins Forces with Partnership for a Healthier America
Posted: May 3, 2018 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB), a leading technology platform for fitness, wellness and beauty services industries, announced a new partnership with the nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to help connect people of all ages to wellness nationwide through several integrative programs and initiatives. Read More...

Life Fitness Brings Apple GymKit to Canada
Posted: May 3, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that it has partnered with Equinox to launch the first Apple GymKit-enabled health club in Canada. Equinox’s Yorkville location in Toronto is the first club to add the new equipment, with others following later this year. Read More...

World’s Largest Exercise Class: May 2 Celebrates 30th Annual Project ACES Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
Posted: May 1, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineJERSEY CITY, N.J. - In conjunction with May's Exercise is Medicine Month, “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to students, schools and various health, fitness, sports and medical-related facilities around the world on May 2. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM. Read More...

PTR Kicks Off Mentor Program; Launches Coach App
Posted: April 30, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), is pleased to announce PTR has kicked off its new Mentor Program. The program honors the legacy of PTR Founder, Dennis Van der Meer, who recognized the need for industry leaders to help guide, shape and foster earnest professionals in the areas of community, business and athletic development, as well as club management. PTR also announced the launch of the new PTR Coach App, an indispensable tool for tennis coaches. The goal is to provide coaches and athletes with a specific platform that can be used effectively in helping a player transition and achieve positive change. Read More...

Life Fitness Appoints New CMO and VP, Global Customer Experience & Service
Posted: April 24, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announces the appointment of two transformational leaders dedicated to marketing, customer experience and service. At a time of rapid change in the fitness industry, these leaders reinforce the company's dedication to excellence in digital leadership and customer intimacy while pursuing its vision to be the platform that connects the world to fitness. Read More...

More than 700 Capitol Hill Staffers from 64 Offices Set New Participation Record in ACE Congressional Fitness Challenge
Posted: April 19, 2018 in Suppliers

ACEWASHINGTON, D.C. - ACE’s 3rd Annual Congressional Fitness Challenge, a competition that tracks steps and other selected forms of physical activity for six weeks, drew a record number of competitors with more than 700 individuals from 64 offices, a more than 200% increase from last year. The competition spanned from February 5 to March 18, 2018. The challenge provided members of Congress, their full-time staff and interns the opportunity to get more physically active in a congenially competitive way, to build camaraderie while doing so and to inspire their constituents to embrace physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. The friendly competition drew almost equal numbers of teams from both sides of the political aisle. Read More...

Longfellow Clubs Top $97,000 in March Personal Training Sales With Pro Fitness Program
Posted: April 16, 2018 in Suppliers

Pro Fitness ProgramTORONTO, CANADA - The Longfellow Health Clubs (Natick & Wayland, MA) have been servicing Boston area tennis and fitness enthusiasts for decades with a focus on mind, body, wellbeing and community. Because they are co-owned by tennis legend, Laury Hammel, the perception might be that the club's focus is exclusively on that one sport. Because conditioning is a key component of tennis, and because the club has a robust fitness membership, ownership decided to implement the Pro Fitness Program (6 years ago) and has never looked back. In March, the personal training department produced $97,000 in 1 to 1 personal training revenue! Read More...

Wounded Warrior Reaches New Heights in Colorado Springs
Posted: April 12, 2018 in Suppliers

Wounded Warrior ProjectCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Indoor rock climbing is becoming a popular exercise among injured veterans due to the complexities of the enormous rock walls and the reward felt when reaching new heights, or even, peaking the top. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave warriors the opportunity to experience this empowering method of exercise in a group setting. A typical bouldering gym uses no ropes, and the walls are usually 10 to 14 feet tall, which can increase anxiety in anyone ready to attempt the wall. For wounded warriors, the increased anxiety affords an opportunity to incorporate stress-reducing techniques and peer support lessons learned through WWP programs and services. Read More...

USPTA and PTR Reach Agreements with Universal Tennis to Expand Resources for Tennis Teaching Professionals
Posted: April 11, 2018 in Suppliers

UTR Powered by OracleSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Both the United States Professional Tennis Association and Professional Tennis Registry announced partnerships with Universal Tennis to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Read More...

Universal Tennis Partners With Professional Tennis Registry to Expand Resources For Tennis Teaching Professionals
Posted: April 10, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistrySAN FRANCISCO, CA - Universal Tennis and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a long-term, official partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Under the agreement, Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle will become the official tennis rating of PTR, the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Universal Tennis will enable all PTR teaching professionals to use its technology for free, providing the tools and products to fundamentally change the way tennis is played at clubs and municipalities worldwide. Read More...

Pro Fitness Program Consultants Attend IHRSA 2018
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Suppliers

Pro Fitness ProgramTORONTO, CANADA - Pro Fitness Program Consultants were sharpening their skills at the 2018 IHRSA Conference in San Diego. The Pro Fitness Program is the the only consulting company and system in the fitness industry that focuses exclusively on 1-to-1 personal training. Clubs throughout North America that utilize this program drastically increase PT revenue, improve member retention, and because of the structured sales and service system, easily recruit and retain quality fitness professionals for the facilities. Read More...

Club Pilates to Offer Continuing Education Opportunities to Aspiring Pilates Instructors with $70,000+ in Scholarship Giveaways
Posted: April 6, 2018 in Suppliers

Club PilatesCOSTA MESA, CA - Following the re-launch of its Teacher Training program and the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art instructor training facility in Atlanta earlier this year, Club Pilates is continuing its advocacy for fitness education by awarding more than $70,000 in scholarships for its Teacher Training program in 2018. Club Pilates will attend five SCW Fitness Education conventions throughout the year in which fifteen scholarships will be awarded to aspiring Pilates instructors. At the end of the year, Club Pilates will also give away a Balanced Body IQ traveling reformer to one of the scholarship recipients. Read More...

MINDBODY Completes Acquisition of Booker Software
Posted: April 2, 2018 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB), a leading technology platform for the wellness services industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Booker Software, a leading cloud-based business management platform for salons and spas, and the provider of Frederick, a fast-growing, automated marketing software for wellness businesses. Originally announced on March 12, 2018, MINDBODY acquired Booker Software for approximately $150 million and the assumption of unvested option awards. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Names Carolann Dekker Chief Marketing Officer to Lead Global Growth and Advance ACE’s Behavior-Change Offerings
Posted: March 29, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a global certifier of health coaches and exercise professionals, has announced the promotion of Carolann Dekker to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Dekker, promoted from her role as Executive Vice President of Marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for international enterprises including the America’s Cup and Robbins Research International. Read More...

Daxko Unveils Exclusive Partnership with Conversica
Posted: March 28, 2018 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, a market leader in software for health and wellness organizations, announced a partnership with Conversica, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for business, to provide an AI-powered virtual sales assistant to Daxko customers. Daxko is now the exclusive reseller of Conversica in the member-based health and wellness market, and Daxko customers can utilize Conversica's powerful offering to automatically contact, engage, qualify and perform follow up with potential members via natural, multi-channel, two-way conversations. Read More...

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