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ClubIntel Announces the Upcoming Launch of 5th Annual International Health/Fitness Industry Trend Study – What’s All the Rage
Posted: August 6, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubIntelDALLAS, TX - ClubIntel, a global leader in conducting market research related to the health and fitness club industry, has announced that it will be launching the 5th Annual International Health/Fitness Industry Trend Study – What’s All the Rage in September of 2019. The survey, available in seven languages, will be distributed in early September to fitness operators and professionals around the world by our 19 international partners. Read More...

Club OS Named Exclusive Club Management System for Nearly 3,000 Anytime Fitness Franchises in the US and Canada
Posted: July 31, 2019 in Suppliers

Club OSPHILADELPHIA, PA and WOODBURY, MN - Anytime Fitness, one of the fastest-growing gym franchises in the world, has announced Club OS as the exclusive prospect and training management software vendor for its franchise locations in the United States and Canada. Club OS has worked with Anytime Fitness since 2014, emerging as the preferred club management vendor. Read More...

Brenda Horton Joins Power Wellness as Director of Human Resources and Benefits
Posted: July 30, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - Brenda Horton joins Power Wellness as its Director of Human Resources and Benefits at the home office in Lombard, Illinois. She comes with over 20 years of a collective body of human resources experience. Read More...

NSCA Releases Position Statement on Resistance Training for Older Adults
Posted: July 25, 2019 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently released a first-of-its-kind position statement that addresses resistance training for older adults. The benefits of resistance training are almost overwhelming, however, too few older adults participate in resistance training, largely because of fear, confusion and lack of consensus to guide implementation. It is the hope that this position statement may have a positive impact addressing these issues and on empowering healthier aging. Read More...

Corporate Fitness Works Launches New Fitness Center Design Division
Posted: July 24, 2019 in Suppliers

Corporate Fitness WorksST. PETERSBURG, FL - Corporate Fitness Works (CFW) has announced a new fitness center design division, responding to demand from commercial real estate owners and developers who want to take a more sophisticated approach in fitness center design. Read More...

FlexIt, Easy-Access Gym App, Announces Dynamic Pricing and Upgraded Features Nationwide
Posted: July 24, 2019 in Suppliers

FlexItNEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - FlexIt, a unique mobile app that enables users to access hundreds of fitness clubs and pay only for the time they use, announces the introduction of its innovative proprietary dynamic pricing technology, which adjusts prices at fitness clubs during off-peak hours. FlexIt’s dynamic pricing system automatically displays by-the-minute prices in real time, delivering an optimal experience for both gym-goers and fitness clubs. Read More...

ClubReady Organizes Around Innovation for the Fitness Industry
Posted: July 19, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady has announced a new structure designed around member experience innovation in the fitness industry. This development heightens the service-oriented structure deployed by ClubReady earlier this year. With rapid growth over the last ten years, the fitness industry shows no signs of slowing down. As fitness studios work to meet the experience demands of their members, these same studios are raising the bar of technology expectations with their partners. A recent organizational change at ClubReady emphasized commitment to the 'service' component of software-as-a-service. This latest development is getting to the heart of SaaS, the software. Read More...

ABC Financial Announces New CEO and Expanded Leadership Team
Posted: July 18, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial Services, LLC (ABC), a leading provider of technology and related financial services for the health and fitness club industry, has announced a series of leadership appointments designed to strengthen its long-term market positioning, including naming current President, Bill Davis, as CEO. Davis will also continue to serve as President and will serve on ABC's Board of Managers. Davis replaces longtime CEO and industry veteran, Paul Schaller, who will move to the position of Vice Chairman of ABC's Board of Directors, where he will work closely with Davis and the expanded leadership team to execute on its strategic initiatives and support ABC's accelerated growth. Read More...

PTR Launches New Level I Certification Pathway
Posted: July 15, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has announced the launch of an enhanced Level I certification pathway. This marks another major addition to PTR’s education pathway since the current highly-acclaimed Coach Education was drastically improved in 2009. Coaches can expect the same internationally recognized/externally accredited education while experiencing a more robust foundational framework for coaches. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Board of Directors Elects Scott Alarcón as Chair
Posted: July 12, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - Scott Alarcón, Chief Executive Officer of Georgetown Health Foundation has been elected by the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) Board of Directors as Chair of the Board. He will preside over the Board of Directors of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Board for one year. Read More...

canfitpro 2019 will make you sweat on August 16 & 17
Posted: July 11, 2019 in Suppliers

canfitproTORONTO, CANADA - Come workout and sweat at Canada's largest fitness event, canfitpro 2019. The canfitpro 2019 trade show will be take place on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, with this year's admission being completely free. Trade show passes are available in advance. As Canada's leader in fitness education, more speakers from the fitness industry around the world have been added to the trade show this year. canfitpro 2019 trade show now has a larger, more diverse agenda with over 65 inspiring sessions featuring prominent leaders and speakers; new experiential trade show zones highlight Group Fitness, Health & Nutrition, Power & Performance and Technology & Innovation. Read More...

USTA Foundation Receives $180K From Chase for 12 NJTL Chapters
Posted: July 10, 2019 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that for the sixth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime U.S. Open sponsor Chase to award 12 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a $15,000 grant each in support of year-round tennis and education programming through the A.C.E. (Academic Creative Engagement) curriculum, the Foundation’s signature academic initiative. Chase has awarded more than $750,000 to select NJTL chapters within its six-year partnership with the Foundation. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association Celebrates the 2019 Annual Award Recipients
Posted: July 9, 2019 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Health and fitness professionals from across the world will converge on the NSCA’s National Conference on July 10, 2019 in Washington, DC to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events that will be held during the conference is the Award Banquet where distinctive honors are given to several professionals for outstanding achievement. The NSCA is proud to announce this year’s award recipients... Read More...

Life Fitness Names Chris Clawson New Chief Executive Officer; Augie Nieto Joins Board of Directors
Posted: July 8, 2019 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness has announced the appointment of Chris Clawson as CEO. Clawson served as President of Life Fitness from 2010 to 2016, and most recently, he was Chairman of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. He succeeds Jason Worthy, effective immediately. It was also announced that Augie Nieto, Founder of the modern-day Life Fitness company, will be a co-investor in the business and will be appointed to its Board of Directors. Read More...

SilverSneakers Announces National Inspiration Award Winner
Posted: July 8, 2019 in Suppliers

SilverSneakersCHANDLER, AZ - SilverSneakers by Tivity Health, the nation's leading community fitness program for older Americans, announced the national winner of the 2019 SilverSneakers Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award. Greensboro, North Carolina resident Lonnie Cathey has been named the winner of the 15th annual award, which is presented to one member who has improved their life through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates fitness and social interaction, while helping others navigate their own fitness journeys. Read More...

Professional Pickleball Registry Collaborates on USAPA Youth Playbook for Pickleball
Posted: July 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Pickleball RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a collaboration with USAPA on its newly released Youth Pickleball Playbook. PPR provided the layout and design for USAPA Let’s Play Pickleball Playbook. The playbook is designed to help teachers, coaches, recreation leaders, afterschool staff and ambassadors implement pickleball in any recreational setting, including schools, parks, youth centers and racquet/paddle facilities. Read More...

Four Ways to Beat the Summer Slowdown
Posted: July 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingThe dreaded summer season is upon us. Most fitness clubs expect it; owners, managers and sales staff fear it. With the weather heating up, people want to take their workouts outside, so they quit. Or, equally as frustrating, they come try your club and say they will join in the Fall. The whole process leaves us with fewer members and less revenue. But, how can we avoid the regular summer slowdown and keep the dollars flowing in these historically quiet months? Here are a few ideas that you can put into play in your club. Read More...

Pete Moore and Integrity Square HALO Talks With Club Insider’s Norm and Justin Cates
Posted: July 2, 2019 in Suppliers

Halo Talks With Norm and Justin CatesNEW YORK, N.Y. - Club Insider has become the "gatekeeper of the industry's history," says Assistant Publisher, Justin Cates... and anyone who truly knows the HALO space knows he's not exaggerating! If you haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting Justin's Dad, Norm Cates... perhaps you haven't been around long enough and you're missing out! Norm is one of the Founders of IHRSA, and he served as IHRSA's 1st President in 1981. He now has 44 years of health, racquet and sports club industry experience under his belt. In 1993, he began Club Insider and has built the company from the ground up. Justin spent the past 11 years working with his Dad to take things to the next level and by all accounts, they have succeeded! Listen now to learn more about this great team, Club Insider, the history of IHRSA, and some thoughts on the cyclical nature of the fitness world. Read More...

ClubReady Announces YogaSix as Newest Client to Build Fitness Business for the Future
Posted: July 2, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady announced YogaSix will be joining as their newest client as they focus on building their fitness business for the future. YogaSix is the only national yoga brand to franchise as a modern take on this ancient practice, which dates back more than 1,000 years. They believe that everyone deserves the timeless experience and benefits of a yoga practice that is energizing, empowering and fun. Read More...

Gym Launch Co-Founders Pledge $1-Million to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘After-School All-Stars’
Posted: July 2, 2019 in Suppliers

GymLaunchAUSTIN, TX - Alex and Leila Hormozi, co-founders of Austin-based Gym Launch, pledge to donate $1-million to Arnold Schwarzenegger's After-School All-Stars, making it the largest donation in the organization's history. The pledge was made at the seventh annual Westime Charity Evening at Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles home. This marks the Hormozis' third milestone in a larger goal to raise a total $2.7-million for After-School All-Stars over the next three years. To date, the Hormozis have raised $200,000 for the organization. Read More...

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