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These Small Pivots Will Prepare Your Gym to Seize Opportunity in 2021
Posted: February 23, 2021 in Suppliers

UpSwell2020 derailed most of our business plans (and many of your members’ workout routines) for the year. The limitations of many fitness centers greatly reduced exercise options, and many people had to adjust their goals for being physically active. These changes will likely continue this year, sparking a challenge for gyms to rethink how and where to connect with their members. So, how can you adjust your gym’s marketing strategy to set yourself up for success in 2021? Read More...

Peloton Enters into Agreement to Acquire Cevian Technologies
Posted: February 23, 2021 in Suppliers

PelotonCALGARY, AB - Peloton announces that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Cevian Technologies, a cloud-based software company that specializes in real-time data acquisition, visualization and reporting tools for the completions industry. Read More...

USPTA and University of Florida Partner to Deliver New Director of Racquet Sports Certification
Posted: February 18, 2021 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The USPTA has announced it will partner with the University of Florida (UF) School of Health and Human Performance to deliver its new Director of Racquet Sports curriculum. Once students complete the curriculum and pass the final exam, they will be eligible to receive the new designation of USPTA-certified Director of Racquet Sports. Read More...

Updated ACE Specialist Program Equips Exercise Professionals to Aid Older Adults
Posted: February 17, 2021 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched an updated and enhanced Senior Fitness Specialist Program. This continuing education program provides exercise professionals with population-specific knowledge and behavior-change coaching skills to best serve older adults seeking to live more vibrant, healthier lives, full of movement. Read More...

SportsArt Expands Energy Producing Equipment ECO-POWR, Adds Elite Series
Posted: February 17, 2021 in Suppliers

SportsArt FitnessSEATTLE, WA - SportsArt, a green fitness brand that develops sustainable gym equipment, introduces an addition to its energy producing ECO-POWR line, the ECO-POWR Elite Series. This new series has the same build quality and ECO-POWR technology as the original Status Line, while designed to be more compact to accommodate smaller fitness spaces like those seen in boutique gyms, hotels and multi-family housing. Read More...

FlexIt, Leader in Virtual Personal Training, Partners with Ebenezer Samuel, Men’s Health Fitness Director
Posted: February 16, 2021 in Suppliers

FlexItNEW YORK, N.Y. - FlexIt, the fitness app that enables users to seamlessly access fitness facilities and live 1-on-1 virtual personal training with leading, certified trainers, announces that Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., veteran fitness trainer and social media fitness personality, will join the company as Head of Training Innovation. Read More...

Cybex Agrees to Pay $7.95 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Serious Injuries Involving its Exercise Equipment
Posted: February 13, 2021 in Suppliers

Cybex InternationalWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Cybex International, Inc., a New York corporation, has agreed to pay a $7.95 million civil penalty. The settlement resolves CPSC's charges that Cybex failed to immediately report to CPSC, as required by law, that its Arm Curl and Smith Press Machines contained a defect or created an unreasonable risk of serious injury. Cybex recalled the Arm Curl Machines on August 25, 2015, and subsequently recalled the Smith Press Machines on August 29, 2018. Read More...

OneFitStop Appoints Industry Veteran Andrew Graham as Senior Sales Executive
Posted: February 12, 2021 in Suppliers

OneFitStopNEW YORK, N.Y. - Jarron Aizen, CEO of OneFitStop has appointed Andrew Graham as Senior Sales Executive, North America. Graham is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. He has represented top manufacturers such as Keiser, Cybex and FreeMotion. Most recently, he served on the team at the software/billing company, Jonas Fitness. Read More...

TSG Announces Acquisition of Adaptive Analytics
Posted: February 11, 2021 in Suppliers

TSGPORTSMOUTH, N.H. - TSG, an Advent portfolio company and a leading global provider of business management software and integrated payments, for the Boutique, Health and Fitness and Early Education markets, announces that it has acquired Adaptive Analytics LLC., a leading provider of data analytics and visualization tools for the health and wellbeing, and fitness sectors. Immediately, TSG will integrate Intelli-hub's reporting and analytics capabilities into its leading studio management software platform Mariana Tek, with plans to follow suit across its remaining boutique solutions in future. Read More...

Buyer Beware
Posted: February 11, 2021 in Suppliers

Concept2MORRISVILLE, VT - FRAUD ALERT from Concept2: We have received reports of counterfeit Concept2 products being sold on popular retail sites. Please review these details to ensure that you're receiving genuine Concept2 products.... Read More...

U.S. Tennis Participation Surges in 2020, Adding Four Million Players
Posted: February 11, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced that tennis participation increased by 22% in 2020, with 21.64 million people hitting the courts according to recent data from the Physical Activity Council’s Participation (PAC) report produced by Sports Marketing Surveys. The survey and report monitor more than 120 different sports and activities participated in by Americans. Read More...

Expresso Fitness Appoints Jeff Veldhuizen Chief Executive Officer
Posted: February 9, 2021 in Suppliers

Expresso FitnessSANTA CLARA, CA - Expresso Fitness, a leader in gaming technology for the commercial fitness market, has named Jeff Veldhuizen as Chief Executive Officer. Veldhuizen, who served as Vice President of Direct to Consumer for Zwift, a connected fitness leader in virtual cycling, and held senior roles for more than a decade at Nike, will lead Expresso Fitness’ successful partner-driven B2B business, as well as drive the company’s emerging direct-to-consumer strategy. Read More...

Hyperice Partners with Kaulig Racing to Bring Recovery Technology to NASCAR
Posted: February 8, 2021 in Suppliers

HypericeIRVINE, CA - Hyperice, an industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression and thermal technology, has announced a partnership with Kaulig Racing as the team's Official Recovery Technology Partner. The announcement follows an unprecedented run of professional sports league, teams and elite athlete alignments in 2020 and demonstrates Hyperice's commitment to optimizing performance through its suite of technologies while engaging the NASCAR fan base at its premier event. Read More...

ACSM Celebrates Black History Month with Special Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community
Posted: February 8, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - February is Black History Month, a dedicated time to acknowledge the contributions of Black people to American society and culture, as well as a time to reflect on the racial injustices and discrimination still taking place today. As part of Black History Month, ACSM will host a a special webinar from 4 - 5 PM EST on February 18. Read More...

Mark Dunn Named Vice President of Customer Experience at Mindbody
Posted: February 4, 2021 in Suppliers

MindbodySAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Mindbody, a leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry, has announced the hiring of Mark Dunn as Vice President of Customer Experience. Dunn joins the Mindbody team as an accomplished executive with extensive operations experience that is proven to drive business results. Read More...

NuStep Launches the First Upper Body Ergometer with a Swivel Drive Train: The UE8
Posted: February 4, 2021 in Suppliers

NuStepANN ARBOR, MI - NuStep, LLC, a leading global provider of recumbent cross trainers used in healthcare, senior living and wellness settings, has announced the launch of the UE8, a smart, inclusive upper body ergometer with a swivel drive train that supports barrier-free access to exercise from three positions: seated, standing and a wheelchair. Read More...

Registration is Open For the March Future of Fitness by Club Industry
Posted: February 2, 2021 in Suppliers

Club IndustryFRAMINGHAM, MA - The wait is over! Registration for Club Industry’s next Future of Fitness virtual event on March 9 - 10 is now open! And yes, it’s FREE! This event will again bring you the high-quality speakers and content that you expect from Club Industry and that you need to better operate your business during challenging times. Read More...

IHRSA and REX Roundtables Agree on Strategic Partnership
Posted: February 2, 2021 in IHRSA, Suppliers

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announces a strategic partnership with REX Roundtables for executives on various initiatives. The partnership aims to enhance the business, leadership and management skillset of fitness industry owners and operators to strengthen the overall industry. Read More...

ClubReady Announces Acquisition of iKizmet
Posted: February 2, 2021 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady, a leading provider of full-suite studio fitness and wellness club management software and services, has announced the acquisition of iKizmet, a leading data analytics provider in the fitness industry. Through this acquisition, fitness studios can bring a predictive approach to fitness studio growth, leverage improved analytics tools allowing them to unlock earning potential, capitalize on utilization trends, and optimize member acquisition and retention. Read More...

Daxko Wins Silver in Stevie Award for Exceptional Customer Service in an Unforgettable Year
Posted: February 2, 2021 in Suppliers

Daxko BIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko was presented with a Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This win represents the sixth consecutive year for Daxko having been recognized with this award. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes in 51 nations were considered. Read More...

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