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Department of Energy Recognizes Columbia Association for Achieving Better Buildings Challenge
Posted: August 23, 2018 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for achieving the ambitious 20% goal set as a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge. The Better Buildings Challenge is a DOE program that works with market leaders to encourage their adoption of cost-effective and proven strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s buildings, manufacturing plants and multifamily housing. Columbia Association instituted a robust energy management program in 2012. Through its efforts, CA has seen savings of approximately 20% across its portfolio. Participants in the Better Buildings Challenge have saved a combined $3.1 billion since 2001. Read More...

EY Announces Patrick Walsh of Town Sports International Holding Inc., Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Winner in New York
Posted: June 14, 2018 in Chains

Town Sports InternationalNEW YORK, N.Y. - EY announced that Patrick Walsh, Chairman and Chief Executive of Town Sports International Holdings Inc., (“TSI,” “Town Sports” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CLUB) received the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in the Transformational category in New York. Entrepreneur of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, and it’s the only competitive awards program for leaders of high-growth companies. 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...

Gold’s Gym Named 2018 Global Franchise Award Winner
Posted: February 21, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym has been named a Global Franchise Award Winner for 2018 in the category of Best Health, Beauty and Fitness Franchise. The 2018 Global Franchise Awards, sponsored by Global Franchise Magazine and chosen by a panel of judges of top franchise professionals from around the world, celebrate excellence in international franchising. Winners were selected on criteria including the brand's global intentions, the relationship fostered between franchisor and franchisee, how the brand is marketed and the extent to which a brand has advanced the cause of international franchising. Read More...

SKILLMILL Awarded “2017 Gear of the Year” by Runner’s World America
Posted: December 4, 2017 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - TECHNOGYM SKILLMILL has been chosen as the “2017 Gear of the Year” by Runner’s World America. Each year, the most important magazine for the running community selects a shortlist of products that stand out for their innovation and style, able to make running feel easier and cooler than ever. SKILLMILL is the ideal training solution for sports professionals and for those every day athletes who are dedicated to their fitness and improving their sporting performance; it allows users to experience the full speed-resistance spectrum by offering the possibility to switch from resistance-free running to an all-out sled push. Read More...

USPTA Recognizes Industry Leaders With its 2017 Awards
Posted: October 14, 2017 in Suppliers

USPTAORLANDO, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those members who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry during its annual General Membership Meeting on October 13 at the 2017 NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop, powered by USTA & USPTA at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Read More...

MINDBODY Wins 2017 BIG Innovation Award for Branded App Solution
Posted: February 7, 2017 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ:MB), a leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry, has been named a 2017 BIG Innovation Award winner for its branded mobile app solution, Engage by MINDBODY. Read More...

Columbia Association Honored in “Best of Howard County 2016” Readers’ Choice Awards
Posted: December 8, 2016 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) was once again honored in Howard Magazine’s annual awards, in which readers vote on the best that Howard County has to offer in 74 different categories. CA received four first-place awards: Best Golf Course: Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club; Best Gym: Supreme Sports Club; Best Pool for Kids: Swansfield Pool and Mini-WaterPark; and Best Personal Trainer: Bonnie Pace. Read More...

Coronado’s Ben Press Receives USPTA Lifetime Achievement Award; Kirk Anderson Named 2016 USPTA Professional of the Year
Posted: September 30, 2016 in Suppliers

USPTAINDIAN WELLS, CA - Ben Press was honored with the 2016 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Press who passed away Friday, September 9, was posthumously recognized during the annual awards ceremony at the USPTA World Conference at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA, on Tuesday, September 27. Kirk Anderson of Portland, Or, was also honored with the 2016 Alex Gordon Award for the USPTA Professional of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Read More...

Planet Fitness Ranked One of The Best Franchises In America By Forbes
Posted: July 1, 2016 in Chains

Planet FitnessNEWINGTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., ranked #4 on Forbes' annual list of America's Best and Worst Franchises in the category of best franchises with an initial investment of $500,000 and over. "We are thrilled to be acknowledged as one of the best franchises in America," said Planet Fitness' Chief Executive Officer, Chris Rondeau. "The ranking further demonstrates that our easy-to-operate model, strong store-level economics and brand strength make for a highly attractive franchise system built for growth; one that has enabled us to attract a team of passionate, successful franchisees from a variety of industries." Read More...

Cybex Receives Presidential Award For Export Successes
Posted: May 16, 2016 in Suppliers

Cybex InternationalROSEMONT, IL - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Cybex International with the President’s “E” Star Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Read More...

Seattle Business Magazine Names Precor Washington Manufacturer of the Year
Posted: May 11, 2016 in Suppliers

PrecorSEATTLE, WA - In its May 2016 Edition, Seattle Business Magazine has named Precor as Washington's Large Firm Manufacturer of the Year. Employing 573 local workers, Precor has a commitment to lean principles and efficient production. Precor estimates it spends $1 million to $2 million each year on machinery, equipment and automation to make improvements in machining, welding, tooling and production-line monitoring systems. It expects still more spending as it adds to its line of cross-training and fitness machines, and as it expands its networked-fitness service known as Preva, which lets equipment users track their workout histories and check progress toward goals. Read More...

World Gym Honors Mike Uretz With Joe Gold Lifetime Acheivement Award
Posted: December 17, 2015 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has awarded Mike Uretz the Joe Gold Lifetime Acheivement Award. The award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the principles on which Joe Gold built World Gym. Read More...

Columbia Association Honored in “Best of Howard County 2015” Readers’ Choice Awards
Posted: December 3, 2015 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) has been honored once again in Howard Magazine’s annual awards, in which readers vote on the best that Howard County has to offer in 74 different categories. CA received four first-place awards: Best Golf Course: Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club, Best Gym: Columbia Gym, Best Pool for Kids: Swansfield Pool and Mini-WaterPark and Best Workout Class: BodyPump at Columbia Association. Read More...

USPTA Nominated for Organization of the Year
Posted: December 3, 2015 in Suppliers

USPTADELRAY BEACH, FL - USPTA Florida has been nominated for Organization of the Year by the Delray Beach Open, one of the largest men's pro tennis events in the U.S. The 2016 YellowTennisBall.com Tribute Award nominees consist of individuals and organizations who have shown a passion and dedication for supporting the growth of tennis and community outreach in South Florida, and have gone above and beyond in dedicating their time to the sport. Read More...

Experience Life Magazine Wins Six National FOLIO: Awards
Posted: October 24, 2015 in Chains

Experience Life MagazineCHANHASSEN, MN - A finalist in nine categories, Experience Life magazine won six top awards at the 2015 FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards program. The awards recognize the very best in editorial and design in the magazine-publishing industry. Read More...

Gold’s Gym, Xsport Fitness and Planet Fitness Top J.D. Power 2015 Health and Fitness Center Satisfaction Report
Posted: July 2, 2015 in Chains

J.D. PowerWESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Gold’s Gym ranks highest in customer satisfaction among national health and fitness centers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Health and Fitness Center Satisfaction Report. The inaugural report measures customer satisfaction with health and fitness centers by examining seven factors (in alphabetical order): cleanliness; equipment condition; helpfulness of the staff; price; safety; variety of classes; and variety of equipment and amenities in the facility. Satisfaction is measured on a 1,000-point scale. Read More...

ECORE International Receives Well Workplace Award
Posted: June 9, 2015 in Suppliers

ECORE InternationalLANCASTER, PA - ECORE, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, recently received a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Lancaster Health Summit in Lancaster, PA. The Well Workplace award recognizes successful wellness initiatives of local companies that strive to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. The Platinum award is given to the organization that "represents the pinnacle of result-oriented worksite wellness programming." Read More...

ACAC Named a Top Workplace
Posted: May 13, 2015 in Chains

acacRICHMOND, VA - ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers have been named a top workplace in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times Dispatch teamed with Workplace Dynamics to survey and rank private, public, government and non-profit organizations with 35 or more employees. Topics for consideration included workplace environment, benefits and pay, work-life balance, and training. Employee engagement, community involvement, and how companies promote diversity also factored in the evaluation. ACAC ranked #3 among large companies in Richmond, Virginia. Read More...

IHRSA Announces 2015 Industry Award Recipients
Posted: February 3, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association announced today that three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2015, the Association’s 34th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles, California, March 11-14, 2015. Read More...

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