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Overcoming the Business Challenges of COVID-19 – A Survey of Collective Discovery and Sharing
Posted: March 31, 2020 in Suppliers

ClubIntelDALLAS, TX - Vincent Van Gogh said, “Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” Today, our world, and our industry finds itself in an era far removed from normality. But, as Van Gogh eluded too, normalcy is comfortable, but it doesn’t spur innovation or success. At ClubIntel, we believe that in this time of uncertainty that each of our business can blossom into beautiful flowers if we work together collectively to discover what others in our industry are doing to address today’s challenges and converting them into flowers along the path. Read More...

How the CARES Act Can Help ACSM Members
Posted: March 31, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, new legislation that will provide $2.2 trillion in economic stimulus for families and businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus. ACSM Vice President of Government Relations, Monte Ward, offers a summary of a few of the provisions related to the legislation that may be useful for ACSM members and certified professionals such as state-specific resources, information on taxes and rebates and details specific to education. Read More...

How to Prepare for Coronavirus
Posted: March 31, 2020 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - Dear Members, during this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the USPTA Board of Directors is concerned about the safety and wellbeing of your families, colleagues, customers, partners and the many friends who make up the USPTA family. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of Coronavirus. As each day goes by dealing with COVID-19, more and more facilities are being closed, tennis departments are shutting down or your income is being cut. If that is happening, please check with your employer regarding their human resources policies. As an Association, we will be doing the following... Read More...

Fitness Media Giant “Muscle & Fitness” Completes Fully Digital Transition
Posted: March 30, 2020 in Suppliers

Muscle & FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - For generations of fitness enthusiasts, Muscle & Fitness Magazine has been the holy grail for all things fitness, strength, nutrition and physique transformation, along with the world's fittest celebrities. Last month, it was announced that Muscle & Fitness and the iconic Olympia Fitness & Performance event brand were sold to JW Media, an Arizona based fitness media and events company. Today, Muscle & Fitness is announcing the completion of phase one of a fully integrated digital strategy, a process that included staff transitioning, content expansion, original programming development and an overall shift in visitor engagement. Read More...

ACE Fitness Commends U.S. Government for Relief Bill
Posted: March 27, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise, on behalf of its 90,000+ certified exercise professionals and health coaches, commends the U.S. Congress and state legislatures for the approval of legislative relief for small businesses and their employees, independent contractors and self-employed individuals who are either affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or are likely to be. Read More...

Octane Fitness Response to COVID-19
Posted: March 25, 2020 in Suppliers

Octane FitnessVANCOUVER, WA - To our fitness industry partners and customers, founded with a bold mission to Fuel Your Life and Fuel Your Business, Octane Fitness remains resolutely committed to this goal during this extremely challenging time. While we all experience immense change and uncertainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can be confident that Octane Fitness remains your dedicated business partner. Read More...

COVID-19: Best Practices for Your Gym
Posted: March 24, 2020 in Suppliers

UpSwellThe coronavirus (COVID-19) has everyone on edge right now. It is a scary time for many during this uncertain, anxiety-inducing season. As of March 24, there have been over 50,000 confirmed cases in the United States, and experts say the number is likely to keep growing. This virus has exponentially taken the world by storm, and so far, it is unclear when we will see the end of its spread. Fitness centers and gyms across the country are quickly having to adapt during this pandemic. Many have been temporarily forced to close their doors, as others are changing their hours or limiting class sizes in response. As your gym is facing these challenges, consider the following suggestions for minimizing the spread of illness and improving member retention... Read More...

ACE Urges Policymakers to Not Leave Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors and Small Family Businesses Behind
Posted: March 20, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - ACE commends the U.S. Congress and state legislatures for the recent rapid exploration of legislative relief for small businesses and their employees who are either affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or are likely to be. We are encouraged by the bipartisan commitment to this cause. At the same time, ACE urges policymakers, as relief legislation options are considered, to take great care to avoid leaving independent contractors and self-employed people behind. Read More...

Fitness Streaming Experts Offer Solution for Fitness Clubs and Instructors to Stay Connected to Members During Covid-19 Shutdown
Posted: March 19, 2020 in Suppliers

EndorphinzTAMPA, FL - Fitness studios and gyms are closing their doors in an effort to bridle concerns over the spreading of coronavirus, while opening their screens in search of streaming opportunities. Endorphinz, a fitness streaming agency with integrated services, content, production and publishing, is deploying resources and teams to help fitness organizations continue offering exercise programs and fitness classes to members while they are practicing social distancing. Read More...

How Are You Managing COVID-19 at Your Facility?
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Suppliers

CoronavirusLOMBARD, IL - As the nation’s largest medical fitness management company, Power Wellness prioritizes the health and safety of our members and associates. Medical fitness centers typically serve a higher percentage of at-risk members than commercial gyms, including seniors and those living with chronic conditions or immunocompromised systems. Medical fitness centers also serve a high percentage of hospital employees and physicians, on the front-line fighting COVID-19. As such, many medical fitness centers have made the difficult decision to temporarily close, if not closed by governmental decree. If you have made the decision to remain open, we suggest taking the following precautions... Read More...

Staying Physically Active During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted: March 16, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM is dedicated to supporting and promoting health through physical activity. Amid concerns around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, individuals in communities across the country and around the world are being encouraged to stay home. The following are many resources to help you and your members continue to stay physically active while at home... Read More...

MFA Statement on COVID-19
Posted: March 16, 2020 in Suppliers

Medical Fitness AssociationRICHMOND, VA - As the new coronavirus spreads throughout the US, it is disrupting many medical association meetings and conferences. After much thought and discussion, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the MFA Regional Conferences in Elkhart, IN (April 15-17) and Jackson, TN (May 20-22), and we will not be planning a Northeast Regional Conference for June. Read More...

COVID-19 Virus and Metabolic Testing
Posted: March 16, 2020 in Suppliers

KorrSALT LAKE CITY, UT - At this time of concern for the health and safety of both clients and staff, we at KORR wish to address any questions regarding the COVID-19 virus and KORR Metabolic Analyzer. All KORR products utilize one-way valves for testing. No patient ever draws a breath that has gone through the device because the one-way valves will close and prevent them from doing so. This valve causes them to draw in fresh air from the room with every breath, protecting them from any threat of cross-contamination via the device. Read More...

Wellbeats Offers Free Virtual Fitness Subscriptions to Employers Until April 30 to Help Fight Spread of Coronavirus
Posted: March 11, 2020 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut down national events, slowed travel and caused a growing number of companies to enforce work-from-home policies until health officials are able to stop the spread of the virus. In addition to impacting workforce productivity and scheduling, coronavirus is making consumers reluctant to hit the gym. To support employers in their efforts to maintain employee health and well-being during this time, Wellbeats has announced that the company will offer its on-demand, virtual fitness subscriptions free of charge to U.S. employers through April 30, 2020. This offer is effective immediately. Read More...

Ecore Raises More Than $5,000 for Challenged Athletes Foundation
Posted: February 27, 2020 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore recently raised $5,714 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). CAF provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The fundraiser was held in conjunction with Ecore’s annual sales meeting in Los Angeles. Funds were raised through a combination of cash donations as well as a bowling competition where Ecore donated one dollar per pin knocked down. Read More...

ACSM Foundation Announces New Board Members
Posted: February 27, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation recently elected four new members to its Board of Directors: Sam Browd, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington; Michael McBrayer, DJO Global; David Myers, Wolters Kluwer; and Ralph Reiff, Butler University. The foundation also appointed Kristin Belleson, ACSM’s new Chief Executive Officer, as secretary. Read More...

Life Fitness Media Statement Regarding FIBO 2020 Attendance
Posted: February 21, 2020 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - After closely assessing global concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Life Fitness has made the difficult decision to withdraw attendance to FIBO in Cologne, Germany on April 2 - 5. Life Fitness takes the current situation very seriously, and the health and safety of its employees, customers and partners are always top priority. Read More...

First Hotel Installation of Octane Fitness’ Max Trainer Machine with LG TV at Anaheim Marriott
Posted: February 20, 2020 in Suppliers

Octane FitnessVANCOUVER, WA - Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS), an innovation leader in home fitness for over 40 years, has announced that Octane Fitness recently completed its first hotel installation of the top-of-the-line Max Trainer machine, the MT8000, with the new LG TV screen, at the redesigned Anaheim Marriott near the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Read More...

ACSM Announces Strategic Partnership with USA Weightlifting
Posted: February 19, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced a new partnership with USA Weightlifting (USAW), the sole governing and coaching certification body for weightlifting in the United States. The agreement significantly expands the opportunities for professional growth of ACSM and USAW, their members and certified professionals in the health fitness industry. Read More...

Daxko Announces Steve Ayers as Vice President of Mid Market Sales for the Club Market
Posted: February 19, 2020 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, a member-based health and wellness industry software and payments provider, has announced that Steve Ayers has joined the company as Vice President of Mid Market Sales for their Club Market. Ayers will lead Daxko's strategies for targeting growth in the fitness mid-market segment. He reports directly to Jeff VanDixhorn, Daxko's Chief Revenue Officer for the Club Market. Read More...

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