Club Insider

Health and Fitness Club Industry News: Suppliers

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Older Stories | Back to Club Insider Online

ACSM, EXOS Announce Partnership to Enhance Fitness Industry
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) continued its aggressive partnership expansion strategy by announcing a new agreement with EXOS, a leader in workplace wellness and human performance for more than two decades. The agreement makes EXOS an official ACSM corporate partner and provides substantial benefits in the form of professional development and high-level job placement opportunities for ACSM certified professionals with one of the most innovative fitness organizations in the country. Read More...

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This is the third comprehensive assessment of physical activity in U.S. children and youth, updating the first report card released in 2014 and the second released in 2016. While the overall physical activity grade for children and youth remained low at D-, the 2018 report card revealed positive signs, especially related to opportunities and infrastructure that supports physical activity in children and youth. The Report Card includes grades for nine specific indicators, individual state data and recommendations for how grades can be improved. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Equinox Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: August 28, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, announced a strategic partnership to help grow and advance the careers of ACSM Certified Personal Trainers. ACSM Personal Trainers will gain access to key Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) education tools and various career opportunities within Equinox. As part of the partnership, Equinox will be recognized as an ACSM approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) via ACSM’s online learning platform. Read More...

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs
Posted: July 10, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) announced an expansion of their 16-year partnership that will deliver two co-branded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions. The two co-branded offerings include a health and wellness coach training and education program and behavior change coaching skills program for fitness professionals. Read More...

ACSM Presents Honor Award and Citation Awards at Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
Posted: June 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced several award winners at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One Honor Award and seven Citation Award recipients were presented, and all of the winners were selected because of their significant contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. “Honor and Citation award winners are selected for their outstanding performance in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services,” said ACSM President Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM. “We are happy to recognize these awardees.” Read More...

Annual American Fitness Index Expands to Rank 100 Cities Arlington, Virginia is New #1 ‘Fit City’
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia edged out Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the coveted “most fit city in America” title by only half a point in the annual ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking (Fitness Index). Arlington’s neighbor, Washington, D.C., came in third, 3.7 points behind. Read More...

World’s Largest Exercise Class: May 2 Celebrates 30th Annual Project ACES Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
Posted: May 1, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineJERSEY CITY, N.J. - In conjunction with May's Exercise is Medicine Month, “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to students, schools and various health, fitness, sports and medical-related facilities around the world on May 2. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM. Read More...

ACSM Announces New Recommendations and Warnings Regarding Safety of Energy Drinks
Posted: February 8, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new official statement regarding energy drinks, published in the college’s clinical review journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports. “Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper” provides helpful guidance and warnings regarding these beverages because of the dangers they present to at-risk populations, primarily children who are the most vulnerable and the target of marketing efforts. Read More...

Despite Fears, Fitness Pros Name HIIT Top Trend for 2018
Posted: October 26, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - No pain, no gain? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness. HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery. The fitness trends forecast was released in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition," published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

10th Annual American Fitness Index Reveals Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Newest “Fit City”
Posted: May 16, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul edged Washington, D.C. in the 10th annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The nation’s capital held the top spot for the past three years and improved its score in 2017, but Minneapolis-St. Paul still finished on top despite the challenges of being a northern state with hard winters. Read More...

May 3 is Project ACES Day – All Children Exercise Simultaneously!
Posted: May 2, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to children and schools around the world on May 3. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 29th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM on Wednesday, May 3. This Youth Fitness Coalition (YFC) signature program, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine initiative, promotes physical activity to children in order to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity. Project ACES, an acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously, also coincides with Exercise is Medicine® Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education Week. Read More...

Off The Scale Partners With American College of Sports Medicine to Scale its Chronic Disease Intervention Care
Posted: March 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineNEW YORK, N.Y. - Off The Scale (OTS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced a significant strategic partnership, with ACSM and its Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Global Center teaming up with OTS to combat the progression of chronic diseases. This partnership supports continued efforts to develop and implement lifestyle change programs aimed at combating sedentary lifestyle, obesity and those chronic diseases that can be significantly treated or managed by physical activity and other lifestyle interventions. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Polar Team Up to Create New Heart Rate Monitoring & Assessment Course
Posted: February 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Polar, a leader in wearable sports and fitness technology, announced the launch of a new heart rate monitoring and assessment course. The 3-hour course, designed for fitness professionals and heart rate monitor users, provides a foundational knowledge of the physiology of heart rate, including how to perform maximal and sub-maximal VO2 field testing and how to build an effective heart rate-based training program. The course focuses on using the five heart rate training zones through the exercise disciplines of cycling and running. Read More...

Current Sports Medicine Reports Becomes Official Journal of the International Federation of Sports Medicine
Posted: February 5, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) announced that Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) is now the organization’s official journal. CSMR, which is a clinical review journal published by the American College of Sports Medicine, will now be available as a resource to all FIMS members, whose ranks include sports medicine physicians and researchers across the globe. Read More...

The Top Fitness Trend for 2017 is Wearable Technology
Posted: October 26, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – Won’t leave home without your fitness tracker? If so, you’re part of a rapidly growing segment of consumers using technology to collect daily health metrics. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast, and unsurprisingly, exercise pros say wearable technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. The results were released in the article, “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2017,” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

New Award Recognizes Innovative Health Professional Training and Education Programs in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Counseling
Posted: October 11, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Bipartisan Policy Center have launched the inaugural Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education. This award recognizes leading health professional training programs that have developed new and innovative ways to provide nutrition, physical activity and obesity counseling education to their students. Three categories of awards are available: schools or programs offering innovative training for future health care professionals; schools or programs offering innovative professional development or graduate training for current health care professionals; and student-led programs offering innovative training or curricula. Applications are open through November 11, 2016. Read More...

ACSM and Walk with a Doc Program Announce Partnership
Posted: July 27, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced a new partnership with the Walk with a Doc program, forged to promote walking for better health. Walk with a Doc encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, because it can reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improve the health and well-being of Americans. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Installs New Officers
Posted: July 6, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine installed its officers for 2016-17 at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston, MA. Lawrence A. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, 2015-16 President, passed the gavel to Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM as the 59th president of ACSM. Dr. Joy is a physician practicing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Read More...

Physical Activity Vital Sign Should Be Standard in Patient Consultation Says ACSM, Kaiser
Posted: May 25, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine and Kaiser Permanente released a new official recommendation, calling for health care professionals to assess patients’ level of physical activity using the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) at every medical appointment as a key measure of general health. The paper was published in the May/June issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports. Read More...

New Rankings Reveal Washington, D.C. is Fittest City for 3rd Consecutive Year
Posted: May 18, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Washington, D.C., closely followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver, are the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the ninth annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. Read More...

Older Stories | Back to Club Insider Online