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USTA & Life Time Forge Relationship Aimed at Growing Tennis Participation in United States
Posted: February 1, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

USTAMINNEAPOLIS, MN - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Life Time announced a landmark alliance that brings together one of the largest tennis operators in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Both parties will combine their vast resources to continue growing the great sport of tennis, especially among younger players. Read More...

Matrix Fitness Announces Record-Breaking Year With 21% Sales Growth in 2018
Posted: February 1, 2019 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech (JHT), reported $528 million in global revenue for 2018, its highest top-line number to date, with an increase of 21% over 2017. While the company saw increased sales globally, most notably, U.S. sales grew 40% in Q4 2018, with a total 26% increase for 2018. Read More...

ABC Financial Services Acquires Brazilian Market Leader, Evo W12
Posted: January 31, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, USA and SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - ABC Financial Services, LLC, announced that it has acquired Brazil-based Evo W12 Inovações Tecnologicas, South America’s largest provider of club management software to over 2,700 facilities across 10 countries. ABC is the leading provider of software, billing, and membership services to over 7,000 North American commercial and franchise health and wellness facilities. Read More...

MYE Fitness Technologies Rolls Out AppAudio System at 24 Hour Fitness Locations
Posted: January 30, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

MYE: Club TV SystemsVALENCIA, CA - MYE Fitness Technologies is set to roll out their popular AppAudio TV Audio streaming app in select 24 Hour Fitness locations, announced Tony Garcia, MYE president and CEO. A simple and free AppAudio download from the iTunes or Google Play store enables 24 Hour Fitness members to enjoy TV audio on their Apple or Android devices from television monitors throughout the facility. Read More...

PTR Introduces Young GameChangers
Posted: January 24, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - In an effort to support younger tennis coaches, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is excited to announce the introduction of Young GameChangers, four of whom have been selected to present at the PTR International Tennis Symposium. As part of the organization’s Mentoring Program, PTR is grooming Young GameChangers to be the presenters of tomorrow. Read More...

First-Time ACSM Certification Exam Pass Rates Reach Historic Levels
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In 2017, ACSM Certification completed its regularly scheduled job task analysis (JTA) study and update of the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) certification exams. The net result of these efforts is that pass rates have jumped dramatically and are at historically high levels for the ACSM-CPT and ACSM-EP certification exams. Moving forward, ACSM will apply the same rigorous redevelopment standards to the ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) and ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) certification exams. Read More...

Wellbeats Nominated for Seventh Annual BOLD Awards
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Wellbeats announces that they have been nominated for the Seventh Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG.) The BOLD Awards are designed to honor and recognize innovation, inspirational moves, bold visions and leaders that have made BOLD moves to positively grow, restructure or enhance their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders. Read More...

FlexIt, Pay as You Go Gym App, Announces Partnership With AccuWeather
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Suppliers

FlexItNEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - FlexIt, the mobile-based solution that allows users to only pay for the gym time they use, announces its partnership with AccuWeather. Through this partnership, AccuWeather users will be encouraged to use various FlexIt fitness facilities based on the weather conditions in their area. Read More...

Kyle Garner Joins ABC Financial as EVP of Sales and Marketing
Posted: January 17, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial (ABC) announces the addition of Kyle Garner as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over twenty years of experience in sales leadership and management process, as well as financial management in the technology industry, Garner has expertise in management of all sales, marketing and financial aspects of an organization. At ABC, he will be responsible for managing and directing the execution of sales plans and initiatives towards new and existing markets. Read More...

Zeamo Announces Vendor Relationship With ABC Financial
Posted: January 17, 2019 in Suppliers

ZeamoNEW YORK, N.Y. - Zeamo, the New York City-based Health Club aggregator that reaches over 40 million full-time employed workers, announces the new relationship with ABC Financial allowing Zeamo to integrate with ABC Financial’s software to ensure users quick and easy access to mutual health club partners, while simultaneously removing added work from front desk staff. Read More...

TRX Completes Strategic Growth Recapitalization
Posted: January 16, 2019 in Suppliers

TRXSAN FRANCISCO, CA - TRX announces it has successfully recapitalized the business with a strategic growth capital investment from Equity38, LLC ("Equity38"). Structured as a management buyout of previous investors by Equity38, the partnership was ideal for TRX in that it maintains the company's existing infrastructure, led by Founder/CEO and former Navy SEAL, Randy Hetrick, while also arming TRX with the capital and significant additional category expertise and resources from Equity38, to further develop the TRX brand and business to an even higher level. Read More...

NuStep and ICAA Announce Beacon Award for “Best in Wellness” Senior Living Communities
Posted: January 15, 2019 in Suppliers

NuStepVANCOUVER, BC - As separate entities, NuStep and the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) have long championed active aging and wellness. Now, the two organizations have teamed up to recognize and honor senior living communities that have excelled at adopting wellness-based lifestyles. Together, they proudly introduce the ICAA NuStep Beacon Award. Read More...

ABC Financial and Perform Better Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: January 14, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial, a leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced their partnership with Perform Better, the leader in functional training equipment and education. Together the organizations will lead the industry in business management education for the fitness marketplace and the tens of thousands of fitness professionals operating facilities across the U.S., Canada and globally. Read More...

Gordon Smith to Step Down as USTA CEO-Exec Director
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The United States Tennis Association announced that Gordon Smith, the longest-tenured CEO and Executive Director in the Association’s history, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2019. Smith first assumed his position in November 2007. The USTA will begin a search for a new CEO by first identifying a search firm by March 2019. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Announces 2019 Coach of the Year Awards; Coach Ray Ganong Named Recipient of Prestigious NSCA President’s Award
Posted: January 10, 2019 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation converged at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference on January 10, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN 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 held during the conference was the Award Ceremony, where distinctive honors were presented to several coaches for outstanding achievement. At this event, the NSCA recognizes award winners who are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Coaching Task Force, who determine the winners based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community and the coaching profession. Read More...

Precor and Spivi Announce Partnership to Bring Immersive Training Experiences to Gyms and Indoor Cycling Studios
Posted: January 9, 2019 in Suppliers

PrecorLOS ANGELES, CA - Precor, a global leader in providing premium fitness products, services and experiences involving cardio, strength, group training and networked fitness, and Spivi, an industry leader in digital interactive displays and performance tracking, have partnered to provide an immersive workout experience integrated with the Spinner line of commercial indoor cycling bikes. Read More...

MINDBODY Research Reveals the Strongest Wellness Markets in America
Posted: January 3, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB), a leading technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness services industries, released the MINDBODY Wellness Index, a first-of-its-kind research study ranking the overall strength of the top 50 major wellness markets in the U.S. through a comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and behaviors together with wellness business performance. Read More...

Women in Tennis Forum to Be Held During PTR International Tennis Symposium
Posted: January 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis Registry HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will hold a Women in Tennis Forum during the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12 - 15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Forum will be on Thursday, February 14. Sarah Stone will moderate a panel of experts, including former World #1 Gigi Fernandez, Andy Murray’s coach Judy Murray, Tennis Australia’s Emma Doyle and Leizel Huber’s coach Tony Huber. Read More...

Technogym Wins the Good Design Award 2018 With SKILLBIKE
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - SKILLBIKE by Technogym has been awarded with the Good Design Award 2018, one of the world’s most recognized and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Read More...

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”
Posted: December 26, 2018 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationNEW YORK, N.Y. - Larry Ellison, Co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2019 issue. Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. In addition to its Person of the Year, Tennis Industry also named winners in 23 other categories for its 2018 Champions of Tennis Awards... Read More...

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