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American Diabetes Association Celebrates 70 Years of Fun, Educational Camps for Children
Posted: June 17, 2019 in Suppliers

American Diabetes AssociationARLINGTON, VA - For 70 years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has hosted summer camps for children and teens with type 1 diabetes. In 2019, nearly 7,000 campers, their siblings and children at-risk of type 2 diabetes, ages 4-17, will attend one of 80 camp sessions nationwide and enjoy a traditional summer camp experience in a medically-safe environment. ADA Camps create opportunities for campers to build life-long friendships, overcome feelings of isolation, and become empowered to manage their diabetes. Additionally, campers participate in physical activity and receive individualized dietary instructions. Read More...

Power Wellness and NorthBay Healthcare Form Partnership
Posted: June 13, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - Power Wellness has announced that it is managing the day-to-day operations of NorthBay Healthcare’s HealthSpring Fitness in Vacaville. Since 2016, HealthSpring Fitness has supported the health and fitness needs of the Solano County community. The 56,000 square-foot, medically-integrated health and fitness center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as certified and degreed fitness specialists. Read More...

ClubReady Announces Row House as the Newest Client to Optimize the Boutique Fitness Studio Member Experience
Posted: June 12, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST LOUIS, MO - ClubReady has announced that Row House will be joining as their newest client, to optimize the boutique fitness studio member experience. Row House is a brand under the Xponential Fitness umbrella of brands promising to 'maximize results, minimize time.' Implementing ClubReady's performance monitoring solution, Performance IQ, Row House can deliver on that promise by strengthening the member experience with interactive performance data and power training and tracking. Read More...

Gympass Announces New Funding From SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Latin America Fund to Double Down on Getting Corporate Employees Active
Posted: June 12, 2019 in Suppliers

GympassNEW YORK, N.Y. - Gympass, a global corporate fitness platform, announced that it has partnered with SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Latin America Fund. Both funds will join existing investors, General Atlantic, Atomico and Valor Capital Group, and will support Gympass to defeat inactivity worldwide. Read More...

ABC Financial and Perkville Introduce Simplified Sign-On Process
Posted: June 11, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialSHERWOOD, AR - ABC Financial, a leading software and payment processing provider for health and fitness clubs, announced that it now offers a new single sign-on process with Perkville, a leading loyalty and rewards program in the health and fitness space. The move makes it easier for health club members to access Perkville-powered reward programs with just one log-in, their ABC Financial credentials. Read More...

Senior Management Moves at FitnessOnDemand Spotlight Technology-Led Growth Vision
Posted: June 5, 2019 in Suppliers

Fitness On DemandMINNEAPOLIS, MN - FitnessOnDemand, a leader in premium, on-demand fitness content for health clubs, hotels and commercial properties, announced two senior management changes that further spotlight the company’s vision for technology-led growth. Read More...

NSCA and CSCCa Announce Safe Return to Training Guidelines
Posted: June 3, 2019 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The two most prominent strength and conditioning coaches’ organizations, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) have issued a landmark consensus guidelines paper designed to protect athletes returning to training during what are known as “transition periods” following inactivity. In the past few years, the incidence of injuries and deaths related to exertional heat illness (EHI), exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) and cardiorespiratory failure has increased significantly, and it is the hope of the CSCCa and NSCA that these new consensus guidelines will provide professionals with the guidance to help reduce these incidences in college athletes. Read More...

Latest Tennis Participation Report Available From TIA
Posted: May 30, 2019 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The 2019 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for Tennis Industry Association members. The 26-page report, produced by the TIA in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2018 for tennis participation, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports and more. Read More...

Anne Worcester Named President of Universal Tennis
Posted: May 28, 2019 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Universal Tennis, the world’s premier tennis platform, announces that Anne Worcester, former WTA CEO & Connecticut Open Tournament Director, has joined the company as President. As President, Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide. Beyond her leadership at the organization, her focus at the outset will be on increasing grassroots efforts to connect communities to the sport and fostering diverse partnerships within the tennis ecosystem to build participation on the platform. Read More...

MINDBODY CEO & Co-Founder Inducted into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Hall of Fame
Posted: May 24, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, announces the induction of Rick Stollmeyer, its CEO and co-founder, into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes outstanding business achievement on California’s Central Coast. Stollmeyer, who is the eighteenth inductee into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame, received the honor at an awards reception on May 23, held at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Read More...

JLR Associates Chooses HireRight Platform for Standardized Screening Services
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

JLR AssociatesMASSACHUSETTS and NEW JERSEY - JLR Associates has chosen HireRight’s platform, backgroundchecks.com, as their preferred provider for standardized background screening and drug testing services. This affiliation will provide all of JLR’s clients with an easy way to register and a user-friendly platform to conduct standardized background checks domestically and internationally on employees. Some aspects of the program that JLR clients will benefit from are as follows... Read More...

Motionsoft Closes $17M in New Financing
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

MotionsoftROCKVILLE, MD - Motionsoft, a pioneer of Software-as-a-Service for member-based organizations in the fitness and wellness markets, announced it secured a $17M round of financing. The round was funded exclusively by existing investors including Edison Partners, Route 66 Ventures, and co-founders Al and Hossein Noshirvani. The funds will be used to fuel the Company’s growth, further enhance its product offering and extend its leadership position in health and fitness industry. Read More...

Power Wellness Renews Partnership with MercyOne Health & Fitness Center
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - This spring, Power Wellness renewed its partnership with MercyOne to manage their MercyOne Health & Fitness Center for another three years. This successful partnership has supported the health and fitness needs of the West Des Moines, Iowa for the past two years. Since transitioning to Power Wellness Management in April 2017, MercyOne Health & Fitness Center has seen a 146% growth in membership. Read More...

ClubReady Announces Pure Barre as Newest Client to Raise the Bar in the Boutique Fitness Studio Space
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady announces that Pure Barre will be joining as their newest client, to deliver excellence in the boutique studio space for all Pure Barre members and franchisees. Along with its evolving technology, ClubReady has adopted a new service-oriented structure to meet the service needs and expectations of the fitness business of the future. This customer-centric operations department will focus on the entire lifecycle of a ClubReady client. Read More...

Daxko Announces Stefani Thornton as Chief Revenue Officer
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, one of the member-based health and wellness industry's leading software and payments providers, announces that Stefani Thornton has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer for the Daxko and Zen Planner brands. Thornton will lead Daxko's revenue growth strategy in the boutique fitness and nonprofit market segments. She reports directly to Ron Lamb, Daxko's Chief Executive Officer. Read More...

PTR Launches Coach Development Days
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of Coach Development Days. These highly interactive one- to two-day workshops with industry leaders covering topics in the fields of Junior Development, Adult Development, Performance, Club Programming and Business are being held at PTR’s new Regional Education Centers. The first Coach Development Day is set for June 1-2, at Fremont Tennis Center in Fremont, California. Read More...

Peloton Announces Expansion Into Germany
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

PelotonNEW YORK, N.Y. - Peloton, a global technology company that revolutionized the fitness industry, announces plans to launch in Germany, its third market outside the U.S., by the end of this year. The company introduced the Peloton Bike to a U.S. audience in 2014 and expanded internationally last fall, starting with the U.K. and Canada. Read More...

Life Fitness and Smart Fit Celebrate Partnership to Equip 450 Gyms in Three Years
Posted: May 20, 2019 in Suppliers

Life FitnessSAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Life Fitness will equip 450 Smart Fit gyms in the region by the end of 2021. With more than 600 units distributed in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador, Smart Fit grew 34% last year, reaching 2 million customers. Read More...

Daxko Acquires SugarWOD to Become the Unrivaled Software Provider for Affiliate Gyms
Posted: May 16, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko announced that it has acquired SugarWOD, the top workout tracking and community engagement software for affiliate and boutique gyms. Coupled with Daxko's existing Zen Planner brand, which serves over 2,000 affiliate gyms, the company now becomes the leading end-to-end software experience for box owners, coaches and athletes. Read More...

New Education Course Applies Evidence-based Coach Approach to the Fight Against Diabetes
Posted: May 15, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched a new continuing-education course, Diabetes Prevention Coaching, to equip certified exercise professionals and health coaches to be more valuable contributors to the diabetes-prevention team. The new Diabetes Prevention Coaching course equips the exercise professional to coach clients at risk for diabetes using disease-prevention strategies at the intersection of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle behavior-change. Read More...

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