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FIBO USA 2020 Has Been Cancelled
Posted: June 29, 2020 in Suppliers

FIBO USANORWALK, CT - FIBO USA 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related impact on the fitness industry. The show was scheduled for November 6 - 8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. After extensive discussions with customers about the feasibility of participating in FIBO USA during these challenging times, the decision to cancel the show was made with the industry’s long-term health and customers’ business needs at the forefront. Read More...

ACSM Updates Recommendations to Prevent Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities
Posted: June 29, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM recently published an expert consensus statement that provides guidance on training staff and establishing emergency plans to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities, community and hotel fitness facilities and sporting event venues. The paper updates and replaces previous guidelines released by ACSM and the American Heart Association in 1998. Read More...

EoS Fitness and Black Box VR Join Forces, Pilot First Dynamic Resistance Virtual Reality Workouts in U.S. Gyms
Posted: June 25, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

EōS FitnessSAN DIEGO, CA - EoS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with its High-Value, Low-Price gyms, and Black Box VR, an award-winning pioneer in virtual reality fitness, have announced an exclusive partnership to help transform members' health and fitness goals with state-of-the-art VR gaming technology. Launching this summer in four EoS Fitness locations across Arizona and California, EoS will be the first national gym brand in the U.S. to offer its members a VR workout that combines dynamic resistance training and high-intensity cardio with sensory and immersive technology. Read More...

Grant & Eisenhofer Files Class Action Lawsuit against Illinois-based Markel Insurance Co. Over Failure to Cover Business Losses Suffered by Anytime Fitness Franchisees from COVID-19
Posted: June 24, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

Anytime FitnessCHICAGO, IL and BIRMINGHAM, AL - Leading plaintiffs' law firm Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit against Deerfield, Illinois-based Markel Insurance Co. for failing to accept claims from franchisees of national fitness chain Anytime Fitness that were shuttered and lost business due to state-imposed COVID-19 restrictions. The four Anytime Fitness outlets named in the complaint are operated by Fountain Enterprises, of West Point, MS, and are located in Mississippi and Alabama. Read More...

Matrix Fitness Launches Service Direct App Designed for Industry Leading Service Solutions
Posted: June 24, 2020 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech (JHT), has launched a new app, Matrix Service Direct, that allows fitness facilities to place service requests faster and more efficiently. The Matrix Service Direct app features an intuitive interface that enables users to easily populate service requests using talk-to-text, scanning serial numbers and uploading photos and videos, while onsite by a machine. Once a service request is submitted, the app instantly notifies Matrix customer service for quicker turnaround time. Read More...

Back to Fitness Post-COVID-19: What Does That Mean for Our Gyms?
Posted: June 23, 2020 in Suppliers

UpSwellGetting back to the usual routine of fitness training looks very different than it did before this pandemic. Many states are on their way to lifting restrictions and allowing gyms to reopen, but questions still remain: What will reopening really look like? And, what does that mean for gym owners? As you reopen your fitness facility, one of your first goals will likely be to regain the trust of your current members. Read More...

Hammer Strength and BeaverFit Team Up for Unique Collaboration in Outdoor Performance Training
Posted: June 22, 2020 in Suppliers

Hammer StrengthROSEMONT, IL and RENO, NV - Hammer Strength, a leader in performance strength training, and BeaverFit, a leader in outdoor, portable and customized training solutions, announce a collaboration to launch a unique, outdoor training and performance solution. The Hammer Strength Outdoor Box features a rugged performance training rig built around a convenient storage space that is large enough to accommodate various strength training equipment and accessories for outdoor training. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients
Posted: June 22, 2020 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the Foundation’s 2020 grants. Since the Foundation’s creation in 2007, it has awarded 174 grants, including 14 new recipients this year. This year’s recipients add to the prestigious legacy of those who came before them. Read More...

PTR’s Level 2 Accredited by NCACE
Posted: June 17, 2020 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) under the auspices of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). The NCACE accreditation was for PTR’s recently launched Level 2 Certification. Initially accredited in 2011, PTR is one of only 32 accredited coach education programs within the United States. Read More...

SCW Fitness Education is Full-STREAM Ahead & Zooming into the 21st Century
Posted: June 16, 2020 in Suppliers

SCWDEERFIELD, IL - While events across the world were being cancelled at a staggering rate, SCW Fitness Education charged full-stream ahead and announced the first-ever fitness convention of its kind, Live Stream MANIA. American ingenuity at its finest emerged in late May with 1,125 fitness pros from across the globe logging-in to learn, grow and connection. Just announced is Live Stream MANIA Summer, this July 24-26. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Debuts GO Online Workouts Across Eight Brands
Posted: June 15, 2020 in Suppliers

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of leading boutique fitness brands with over 1,500 studios open worldwide as of May 31, 2020, has officially announced the launch of its highly-anticipated platform called GO, which brings live and on-demand content across numerous boutique verticals to the masses. Brands within the Xponential Fitness portfolio include Club Pilates, Pure Barre, CycleBar, StretchLab, Row House, YogaSix, AKT and STRIDE, all of which have a unique GO platform that can be accessed through the brand's individual apps. Read More...

GOJO Takes Significant Steps to Expand Its Capacity to Meet Exponential Demand
Posted: June 10, 2020 in Suppliers

GOJOAKRON, OH - GOJO is continuing to take significant steps to expand its capacity to meet exponential increases in demand for PURELL sanitizer, soap, wipes and surface spray, as more and more businesses and institutions reopen with a sharp focus on cleanliness and hygiene. By running its facilities 24/7, working with its existing suppliers to dramatically increase raw materials and component supplies, and by implementing creative partnerships with other companies that have directed bottles and caps its way, GOJO is producing more than two times what GOJO did before the pandemic started across all of its operations. Read More...

ClubReady Announces Innovative Solution Enhancements to Support Fitness Studio Reopening Needs
Posted: June 8, 2020 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady, a leading provider of full-suite studio fitness and wellness club management software, has announced enhancements to their CORE solution suite providing fitness studios with the strength and stability needed in this uncertain environment and allowing for controlled and contactless member experiences, as well as easy to scale operational practices. This suite is in response to the circumstances that have caused studios to pivot their operations to support new government requirements for social distancing and safety. Read More...

USTA Announces Sweeping Plan to Reorganize, Prioritize
Posted: June 8, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced a transformational plan that aligns the organization to both execute against the USTA mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis as well as combat the negative long-reaching financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is designed to streamline costs and focus investments and people on supporting the grassroots of tennis and bringing the tennis community through the relief, recovery and rebuild phases of the pandemic. Read More...

Dynamic Fitness Teams Up With VFPnext
Posted: June 4, 2020 in Suppliers

VFPnextFORT WORTH, TX - After conducting an exhaustive review of the fitness industry's leading CRM, marketing and sales platforms, the multi-unit Houston, Texas-based fitness chain Dynamic Fitness announced they are launching VFPnext as their new technology platform. VFP has been one of the leading developers of technology solutions for health clubs, fitness centers and gyms during the past decade. Read More...

How to Reopen Fitness Centers Post-COVID-19
Posted: June 4, 2020 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - In mid-March 2020, COVID-19 forced the entire fitness industry to change course, with most fitness centers having to close to reduce the spread of the virus. As most states move forward with lifting restrictions and allowing fitness centers to reopen, several facilities are trying to figure out the HOW. Power Wellness has put together a comprehensive playbook to assist facilities as they reopen. Read More...

ACE Makes Donation to the Advancement Project to Help End Structural Racism
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - It's time for structural racism to end. The ACE family's hearts breaks for black people who live in fear of injustice. To do our part, ACE has donated $25,000 to the Advancement Project. We encourage our allies in fitness and physical activity promotion to do the same. Contribute to one of the many organizations working diligently for a more just United States. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Official Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity; we value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The college promotes expanded diversity in membership, involvement and access to leadership. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. For more than a decade, ACSM has had a strategic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion within its membership, leadership and educational programming. Read More...

ClubIntel Announces Upcoming Release of Industry Study Entitled: What Members Say Matters – A National Fitness Industry Study of What Members Say is Needed if Health/Fitness Facilities Want Them Back
Posted: June 2, 2020 in Suppliers

ClubIntelDALLAS, TX - ClubIntel, a global leader in conducting market research related to the health/fitness industry, has announced that it will release a ground-breaking study the week of June 8, 2020. The study explores the behaviors and experiences of health/fitness facility members pre-COVID-19 closures and during COVID-19 closures, a profile of the best predictors of those who will return and a detailed list of the most influential requirements facilities should provide to ensure members feel physically and emotionally safe to re-enter their gyms. Read More...

NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, becomes 64th President of the American College of Sports Medicine
Posted: June 1, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Each year at the ACSM Annual Meeting's Friday evening banquet, the current ACSM President is recognized and thanked for their contributions to the college. At this time, the President-elect is brought to the stage, a ceremonial passing of the gavel occurs and the new President begins their duties by leading the Saturday Board of Trustees meeting. This year, however, was different. It was determined that Nicole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, would take over as ACSM President effective June 1. This is the date following what would have been a series of events at the San Francisco Annual Meeting celebrating and recognizing both Dr. Keith and William Kraus, M.D., FACSM, the 63rd President of ACSM. Read More...

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