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Top 2019 MFA Honors are Awarded to Centers Managed by Power Wellness
Posted: November 14, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - The Medical Fitness Association (MFA), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1991 to assist medically-integrated health and fitness centers to achieve their full potential. Each year, MFA certified facilities are nominated and recognized for Medical Fitness Facility and Professional of the Year awards. Awards were presented during the 28th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Florida. These awards celebrate and honor the best and the brightest in medical fitness center management. Centers managed by Power Wellness were honored with some of the top awards at the ceremony. Read More...

Life Time’s Ajay Pant Named USPTA Professional of the Year as Company Grows Tennis Presence & Participation
Posted: November 13, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

USPTACHANHASSEN, MN - Ajay Pant, the National Tennis Director at Life Time and one of only a handful of master professionals in the world, has been awarded the prestigious Alex Gordon Tennis Professional of the Year Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). This top USPTA annual award goes to a member demonstrating excellence in growing the sport, volunteerism, coaching achievements and career development. Read More...

ClubReady and Legends Boxing Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring the Boxing Experience to the Masses
Posted: November 12, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - Founded eight years ago by brothers Andrew and Robert Scott, Legends Boxing brings the experience of a boxing gym and boxing training to anyone looking for results, a Tribe and new experiences. Currently operating in six locations, Legends is planning an additional 30 locations across the country, for a nationwide expansion plan starting in 2020. In an effort to scale their rapid growth, Legends Boxing is partnering with ClubReady to manage club operations, member acquisition and member engagement. Read More...

Department of Defense Honors ABC Financial for Its Support of Veterans
Posted: November 11, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialSHERWOOD, AR - ABC Financial, the nation's leading software and payment processing provider for the health and fitness industry, earned national recognition Monday for its extraordinary support of employees who are veterans and those in the National Guard and Reserve. On Veterans Day, the company received the 2019 Pro Patria Award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in Arkansas. Read More...

AV Now Fitness Sound Partners with 24 Hour Fitness
Posted: November 6, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

24 Hour FitnessSCOTTS VALLEY, CA - AV Now Fitness Sound, one of the nation’s largest audio-visual integrators serving the fitness industry, has partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to install group exercise and cycling studio sound systems in new and existing locations. To date, AV Now has installed over 500 sound systems in 24 Hour Fitness clubs nationwide. Read More...

New ACE Specialist Program Prepares Exercise Professionals to Help Those Living With Chronic Pain
Posted: November 6, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched the Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program, a new continuing education program that equips exercise professionals with the knowledge and tools to empower clients living with pain or chronic orthopedic-related conditions to return to their daily activities with restored confidence in movement. Read More...

Buyer Beware
Posted: November 4, 2019 in Suppliers

Concept2MORRISVILLE, VT - FRAUD ALERT from Concept2: "Big Bear Store" is listing Concept2 rowing machines for deeply discounted prices. This is not an authorized reseller for Concept2, and Concept2 believes products will not ship. As always, if it looks too good to be true, buyer beware! Read More...

HealthPartners Expands Wellbeing Program to Include Wellbeats
Posted: November 1, 2019 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - HealthPartners is expanding its wellbeing programs by offering Wellbeats, on-demand, virtual fitness classes. Wellbeats will be available beginning January 1, 2020 to all HealthPartners fully-insured individual and small group plans in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It will also be available to fully and self-insured large companies who have HealthPartners Health and Wellbeing packages. Read More...

Wearable Tech Named ACSM’s Top Fitness Trend For 2020
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Do you use your smartwatch or fitness tracker to track your exercise, heart rate, calorie consumption or sleep quality? If you answered yes, you're among the millions of adults who use a wearable device at least monthly and part of the growing movement of individuals taking control of their health. Thus, it's not shocking that more than 3,000 health and fitness pros surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) say wearable tech will be the top trend in fitness in the coming year. ACSM released the results of its annual fitness trend forecast in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020" published in the November/December issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Suppliers

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of boutique fitness brands, announced that Goldman Sachs has recognized Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Geisler, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019. Goldman Sachs selected Geisler as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored. Read More...

American Council On Exercise Names Jay Grant as Executive Vice President of Marketing
Posted: October 24, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announces the promotion of Jay Grant to the role of Executive Vice President of Marketing. Grant, promoted from his role as Interim Vice President of Marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for GreatCall, which was acquired by Best Buy and CBS Interactive. Read More...

Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea Teams Up With STRONG by Zumba to Create Exclusive Workout Routines
Posted: October 24, 2019 in Suppliers

STRONG By ZumbaMIAMI, FL - STRONG by Zumba, the high-intensity workout program, announced it has partnered with Celebrity Trainer and Author Erin Oprea to create new workout routines that will live in-class and on all digital platforms. This is the first time Oprea has partnered with a branded fitness program, as well as the first time STRONG by Zumba has developed routines with an outside fitness partner. Read More...

ABC Financial and Trek Announce Vendor Partnership
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial (ABC), a leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, has announced their preferred partnership with Trek CCM, LLC. ABC is excited to integrate Trek's automated, yet personal, customer communications platform with ABC's software ecosystem. Trek's solution, Heather, will enable clubs using ABC Financial software to effectively and efficiently communicate with members on a continuous basis. Read More...

USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association and ThanksUSA have awarded the 2019-2020 USPTA/ThanksUSA Scholarship to three college students. Through Tennis Thanks the Troops, the USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA members to raise money for scholarships for families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will receive $3,000 towards their undergraduate studies. Read More...

Activbody Launches Donation Campaign for Challenged Athletes Foundation
Posted: October 18, 2019 in Suppliers

ActivbodySAN DIEGO, CA - Activbody, Inc., a health and fitness product innovator, announces the launch of their holiday donation campaign "Giving Makes Us Stronger." This campaign will direct 5% from proceeds of Activbody's sales in the U.S. to the non-profit organization Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a world-leader in helping to provide opportunities and support for individuals with physical challenges pursue sports and physical fitness. Read More...

Freemotion Appoints Director of Sales for Canada as Its Worldwide Growth Continues
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

FreemotionLOGAN, UT - Freemotion Fitness, a global manufacturer of premier fitness equipment, has appointed Sheldon Guy as Director of Sales-Canada, as it continues to actively enhance its operations in North America and worldwide. Read More...

KORR Partners With CoachCare Digital Health Platform
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

KorrSALT LAKE CITY, UT - In an effort to help weight loss doctors see better success with their patients, KORR has partnered with CoachCare, a digital healthcare startup with an integrated healthcare platform. The HIPAA compliant CoachCare platform connects patients to their doctors through a custom-branded mobile app, a physician/coach dashboard and connected devices (including a wireless scale and wristband exercise tracker). The platform helps monitor individual patient progress during the course of their program, even when they are away from the clinic. Read More...

Wilson President Michael Dowse Named USTA Executive Director and CEO
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search for current CEO Gordon Smith’s replacement. Starting January 1, 2020, Dowse, 53, will be based at the USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando, Florida. Read More...

Daxko Acquires TennisSource to Become a Premier Solution for Tennis Facilities in the Health and Wellness Industry
Posted: October 16, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko has announced that it has acquired TennisSource, a provider of tennis facility management software solutions. Coupled with Daxko's existing Club Automation brand, which serves over 200 tennis centers, the company further enhances its offering for tennis clubs in the health and wellness industry. Read More...

MindBody Invests in Healthy Living Platform Fitt
Posted: October 15, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MindBody, the San Luis Obispo-based software provider for boutique fitness studios, invested in Pittsburgh healthy living platform Fitt on October 15, joining Mountain State Capital and other investors in the funding round. The parties did not disclose the size of the investment. Fitt’s platform connects users in 31 cities in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Read More...

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