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TRUE Fitness Partners With ECOFIT to Provide Asset Management to Gym Owners
Posted: September 11, 2017 in Suppliers

TRUE FitnessST. LOUIS, MO - TRUE Fitness Technology announced they will be a certified partner and distributor of ECOFIT, a wireless technology designed to help gym owners run a more profitable business by tracking commercial fitness equipment usage. Specific models of TRUE commercial treadmills, bikes and ellipticals are now ECOFIT compatible to provide asset management to gym owners. Read More...

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Announces Partnership With Medical Fitness Network to Provide New Fitness and Allied Healthcare Provider Resource
Posted: August 31, 2017 in Suppliers

Medical Fitness NetworkFORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, has announced its partnership with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN), an online health and fitness referral network. MSFocus and MFN share a mutual goal of educating people about healthier living and complementary healthcare management. Read More...

PTR Reaches Major Milestone
Posted: August 31, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry announces that it is celebrating a major milestone, welcoming its 10,000th member in the United States. This brings PTR’s global reach to more than 16,000 members worldwide. PTR membership in the USA has increased every year for an unprecedented 32 years. Read More...

Precor Launches New High-Intensity Interval Training Console and Releases Preva 7.0 Software
Posted: August 31, 2017 in Suppliers

PrecorWOODINVILLE, WA - In direct response to the growing shift towards one of the top training trends in the industry, fitness supplier and manufacturer Precor has launched the P30i Interval Console, a unique console, specifically designed for high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) on the Precor 700 Line treadmill (TRM 731). Additionally, the latest global software release from Precor, Preva OS 7.0, is bringing popular audio and video entertainment options and further advances to networked consoles featured on Precor cardio equipment across 82 countries. Read More...

High Demand Brings Annual Zumba Cruise Back For Its Third Year
Posted: August 30, 2017 in Suppliers

ZumbaMIAMI, FL - After two years of maxing out registrations and catering to more than 7,000 adventure-seeking fitness enthusiasts, Zumba has officially announced 2018 dates for its third annual Zumba Cruise on board Royal Caribbean International’s Navigator of the Seas. Travelers can take those shower-dancing skills to the sea and prepare to move like never before when they depart for five nights on April 8 - 13, 2018. Read More...

Iron Grip Account Executive, Michelle Gonzalez, Named to the SFIA Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program for 2017
Posted: August 29, 2017 in Suppliers

Iron Grip Barbell CompanyORANGE COUNTY, CA - Iron Grip Barbell Company, the industry-leading manufacturer of innovative and durable American-made free weight equipment, is congratulates Account Executive Michelle Gonzalez on her nomination to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program Class of 2017. Ms. Gonzalez is one of just five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry that the SFIA has selected to be recognized at the fifth annual SFIA Industry Leaders Summit this September 13 - 14 in Chicago. Read More...

MYZONE Announces New Global Director of Marketing
Posted: August 28, 2017 in Suppliers

MYZONEU.K. - MYZONE, a wearable training partner that rewards effort, is announces the addition of Gemma Bonnett to the company's marketing team as the Global Director of Marketing. Bonnett will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative marketing strategies and tactics to further drive growth for the company. In addition, she will also further develop brand development and messaging in the marketplace. Read More...

Merrithew Honored With IDEA Gratitude Award
Posted: August 23, 2017 in Suppliers

Merrithew Health & FitnessTORONTO, ONTARIO - The IDEA Health and Fitness Association recognized Merrithew with the Gratitude Award at the 2017 IDEA World Fitness Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lindsay G. Merrithew, President and CEO, was on hand to receive the award. “I’d like to thank the team at Merrithew and the entire Merrithew community of partners, training centers and Instructors for their hard work and dedication,” he said. “Moira and I owe a great debt of gratitude to each and every one of you.” Read More...

New Study Examines the Effects of Daily In-classroom Workouts on Elementary School Students
Posted: August 22, 2017 in Suppliers

ACE SAN DIEGO, CA - Despite recommendations that all children between the ages of 6 and 17 get at least one hour of physical activity every day, budget cuts have forced some schools to reduce or altogether eliminate formal physical education programs. This leaves many children without the opportunity to get enough physical activity or the knowledge of how to exercise safely and effectively. With a mission to get people moving, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the world’s leading health and fitness nonprofit, sponsored an independent study to determine if using short exercise videos in elementary school classrooms would be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools. Read More...

Muscle Up Marketing Named To Inc. 5000 List For 3rd Consecutive Year
Posted: August 16, 2017 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingALPHARETTA, GA - Muscle Up Marketing was ranked on the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine's annual list of the fastest-growing, privately held businesses in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. The company received a ranking of 2,416 out of 5,000, based on percentage of sales growth from 2013-2016. “It is an unbelievable honor to make this list once,” said Jon Butts, Founder and President of Muscle Up Marketing. “The fact that we have had the sustained growth to make this list three straight years is a true testament to how amazing our employees are." Read More...

PTR & Mexican Tennis Federation Sign Partnership
Posted: August 15, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces a groundbreaking partnership with the Mexican Tennis Federation (FMT). As part of a multi-year agreement, PTR will be responsible for all education and certification in Mexico. PTR will conduct all Levels of PTR education in Mexico, which will include certification workshops (Level I through 5) and Continuing Education courses. PTR and FMT will collaborate on an annual Symposium located at the PTR Mexico Headquarters in Guadalajara. Read More...

Johnson Health Tech Expands Distribution Capabilities with the Addition of Two New Facilities
Posted: August 15, 2017 in Suppliers

Johnson Health TechCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Johnson Health Tech (JHT), one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness equipment manufacturers and producer of the brands Matrix, Vision and Horizon, announced that it is expanding its presence along the East and West Coasts with the addition of two new warehouse and distribution centers. The facilities, which are located in Compton, CA. and Fairfield, N.J., will further enhance JHT’s ability to serve commercial customers on the West Coast and greater New England region. Read More...

ITF President David Haggerty to be Inducted Into Tennis Industry Hall of Fame
Posted: August 7, 2017 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - David Haggerty’s decades of experience in sports have brought him in contact with nearly all segments of the tennis industry—recreational play, college tennis, tennis teaching professional, retail, national and international governing bodies and professional tennis. On August 28, at a morning ceremony in midtown Manhattan, Haggerty will become the 13th member of the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Read More...

NSCA Announces Newly Elected Board Members
Posted: August 4, 2017 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announces the results of the 2017 Board of Directors elections, as voted on by NSCA members, which includes a new President-Elect. N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, becomes the first female to be elected President of the NSCA’s Board of Directors and will begin her three-year term in 2018 after serving as President-Elect under current President G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA. Read More...

PTR Partners With Learning Management Provider InnTier
Posted: August 3, 2017 in Suppliers

PTR - Celebrating 40 years of ExcellenceHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced its partnership with Learning Management System (LMS) provider InnTier. PTR is proud to offer it members the latest in LMS functionality and e-learning. The InnTier platform is an intelligent and expandable LMS and online educational dashboard utilizing the latest in LMS technologies. PTR members will now have a personal assessment platform associated with certification workshops that will allow PTR to expand its abilities to drive coach improvement through all areas of assessment. Additionally, members will have all inclusive educational resources to be housed on the PTR library within the InnTier platform that is currently in development. Read More...

USPTA Announces Multiyear Deal With Playmate Tennis Machines
Posted: August 3, 2017 in Suppliers

USPTAORLANDO, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association announced it will enter into a three-year agreement with Playmate Tennis Machines. Under the terms of agreement, Playmate will become the official ball machine of the USPTA. “Playmate has been a huge supporter of the USPTA's educational programs at both the Divisional as well as the National Level for over 20 years now,” said President of Metaltek/Playmate Tennis Machines, Alfred F. Yarur. “We are so excited to be the Official Ball Machine of the USPTA!" Read More...

Study Shows Members Exercise Levels Increase by 40% With Gamification
Posted: August 2, 2017 in Suppliers

MYZONEAUSTRALIA - MYZONE reports the positive results of a recent gamification study performed by 12RND Fitness in Australia. The study showed an increase in every single metric, for every club who participated, with members training for longer periods of time, more often, and at a higher effort level. The study took place during a 21-day period at fourteen 12RND Fitness facilities and involved more than 800 members. Read More...

Technogym Appointed Official Supplier to 2017 Athletics World Championships
Posted: August 1, 2017 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyCESENA, ITALY - Technogym, a world leading company in fitness equipment and wellness solutions, has been appointed the official supplier of the Athletics World Championships and the World Para Athletics Championships taking place in London this summer. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Announces 2017 Grant and Scholarship Recipients
Posted: July 26, 2017 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the foundation’s 2017 grants and scholarships. Since the foundation’s creation in 2007, it has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling over $2 million. Read More...

Escape Fitness Launches Products Across All Categories for First Half of 2017
Posted: July 26, 2017 in Suppliers

Escape FitnessCINCINNATI, OH - From functional, athletic and strength to combat, Octagon and training, Escape has launched products across every category from the improved favorites to the entirely new. Here is an overview of what’s new for 2017 (so far...) Read More...

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