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Retro Fitness Selects Life Fitness Premium Cardio for Burgeoning Franchise
Posted: July 19, 2018 in Chains

Retro FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Retro Fitness, a high-energy, high-value franchise, has named Life Fitness a preferred cardio vendor as the group continues its development pipeline with new clubs opening across the U.S. The first Life Fitness-equipped club will open in Q3 2018. Retro Fitness has chosen Elevation Series treadmills and Lifecycle bikes with premium cardio consoles with app-enabled content for new Life Fitness-equipped clubs opening in the coming years, with 10 planned through 2019. Each machine is custom painted to fit Retro Fitness' bold brand colors and create a unique gym experience for members. Read More...

Life Fitness Selected By Orangetheory Fitness to be Preferred Treadmill Supplier for International Expansion
Posted: June 27, 2018 in Chains, Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Orangetheory Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise brands, has selected Life Fitness as the preferred treadmill supplier for its growing international business. The Life Fitness treadmills were custom-engineered to give Orangetheory’s members an intuitive high intensity training interface and an ultra-comfortable running deck. Read More...

Active Stirling Chooses Halo Fitness Cloud to Increase Member Engagement at Newly Redesigned Fitness Center
Posted: June 20, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Active Stirling, a leading leisure trust delivering sport and physical activity opportunities in Scotland, has selected Life Fitness’ Halo Fitness Cloud as their facility management tool to increase engagement with exercisers and empower community members to reach their fitness goals. Read More...

Life Fitness Brings Apple GymKit to Canada
Posted: May 3, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that it has partnered with Equinox to launch the first Apple GymKit-enabled health club in Canada. Equinox’s Yorkville location in Toronto is the first club to add the new equipment, with others following later this year. Read More...

Life Fitness Appoints New CMO and VP, Global Customer Experience & Service
Posted: April 24, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announces the appointment of two transformational leaders dedicated to marketing, customer experience and service. At a time of rapid change in the fitness industry, these leaders reinforce the company's dedication to excellence in digital leadership and customer intimacy while pursuing its vision to be the platform that connects the world to fitness. Read More...

Life Fitness Revolutionizes Facility Management and Exerciser Engagement With Halo Fitness Cloud
Posted: March 21, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - In an era when fitness technology is evolving fast, today’s gym members expect more from health clubs than just supplying the place and equipment needed for a workout. That’s why Life Fitness has announced the launch of Halo Fitness Cloud, a revolutionary software offering that enhances the exerciser experience while simplifying facility management. Read More...

Life Fitness Launches Digital Ventures Group
Posted: March 14, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Exercisers are transforming their workouts through technologies ranging from biometric monitoring and workout programming to virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI). With fit-tech rapidly developing, fitness facilities are expected to provide new workout experiences that keep exercisers motivated and engaged. To forge the path of merging advanced technologies with everyday workouts, Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced the creation of Digital Ventures Group (DVG). Read More...

Life Fitness and Studio Join Forces to Bring Audio Group Running Classes to Treadmills Worldwide
Posted: February 8, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, is adding competition, motivation and high-energy playlists to their treadmills outfitted with Discover SE3 HD consoles. Through their open architecture, Life Fitness has partnered with Studio, a leading audio group running platform, to offer treadmill users an energizing and challenging running experience. Runners will be able to experience the Studio platform on the 21-inch console screen, with or without a compatible wearable device. Read More...

Life Fitness Integration with Life Fitness’ LFconnect and Apple GymKit Coming in Q1 2018
Posted: December 12, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, will offer Apple GymKit compatibility on premium cardio consoles beginning in Q1 2018. With this functionality, cardio equipment will pair seamlessly and wirelessly with Apple Watch so exercisers can measure and track the most accurate measurements possible. With a simple tap to the Life Fitness console, a connection between Apple Watch and the cardio equipment is established, and data is exchanged between the watch and Life Fitness machine. Once connected, Apple Watch and the fitness machine exchange data like heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed and incline. Read More...

Pioneer Partnership Brings Virtual Reality to Gyms, Opening New Possibilities for Sports and Immersive Fitness
Posted: November 13, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, and VirZOOM, a developer of virtual reality (VR) content and vSports technology, have partnered to provide an immersive workout integrated with commercial cardio equipment and VR. An industry first, the partnership enables VR workouts accessible across a vast network of commercial equipment on gym floors worldwide. Read More...

Hammer Strength Launches Program Identifying Elite Strength Training Facilities
Posted: October 3, 2017 in Suppliers

Hammer StrengthROSEMONT, IL - Each year, over 100,000 athletes consider taking their game to the next level by joining 460,000 NCAA student-athletes –-more than ever before-– to compete in 24 sports across 19,000 college teams. Program heads and coaches are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves so athletes and parents know they’re training in the most advanced facilities and using industry-trusted equipment. Hammer Strength, one of the world’s foremost strength training equipment line, initiated the Hammer Strength Training Center Program, which recognizes facilities in an elite class. Read More...

Life Fitness Sets New Performance Cycling Standard With Launch of Indoor Power Trainer
Posted: September 21, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, launched the IC8, an indoor power trainer designed for serious riders and all athletes that want superior tracking and fitness results. Life Fitness brought together experts at Indoor Cycling Group (ICG), a Life Fitness brand, and Hunter Allen, an elite cycling coach, author, co-developer of TrainingPeaks’ WKD+ software and founder of Peaks Coaching Group, to design a world-class alternative to traditional indoor trainers. Read More...

Life Fitness Launches New Integrity Series Cardio Line; LFconnect to Pair Seamlessly With Apple Watch
Posted: June 5, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced its new Integrity Series cardio line, including a Treadmill, Elliptical Cross-Trainer, and Upright and Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bikes. Life Fitness also announced that its cardio equipment will pair wirelessly and seamlessly with Apple Watch so exercisers can track the most accurate measurements possible. Read More...

Hammer Strength Celebrates 25 Years of Performance Clinics
Posted: May 21, 2017 in Suppliers

Hammer StrengthROSEMONT, IL - Hammer Strength, a foremost strength training equipment line, hosted a strength training clinic from May 19 - 20 in Cincinnati, where the brand and its storied clinics were forged to celebrate 25 years of bringing athletic training and education to the athletic community. Read More...

Life Fitness Adds Heat Map Technology to LFconnect Platform
Posted: May 15, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, launched Heat Map, an expansion of its LFconnect digital platform that helps fitness facility managers visualize traffic to and usage of their cardio equipment. Read More...

Life Fitness Celebrates Expansion of Cybex’s Minnesota Factory
Posted: February 23, 2017 in Suppliers

Life FitnessOWATONNA, MN - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Cybex facility in Owatonna, Minnesota, on February 23, to celebrate the completion of a 150,000-square-foot expansion. Life Fitness leadership, employees and leaders of the Owatonna community participated in the ceremony. Completed in February, the expanded facility now totals 490,000 square feet. The expansion, coupled with an investment in automation and technology, dramatically increases the facility’s overall manufacturing capacity to support the continued growth of the fitness industry. Read More...

Brunswick Names Irick President of Fitness Division
Posted: January 18, 2017 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForLAKE FOREST, IL - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced the appointment of Jaime A. Irick, 42, as President of the Fitness Division, reporting to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Schwabero. Irick will succeed Christopher E. Clawson, President of Life Fitness, who is leaving the company. The appointment is effective immediately. Read More...

Life Fitness Partners With VirZOOM
Posted: January 5, 2017 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced a partnership with VirZOOM, a maker of virtual reality games, to pilot a virtual reality solution that can be used with fitness equipment. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the companies announced their partnership and plans to host pilot virtual reality competitions at select global commercial fitness facilities in Q1 2017. Read More...

Indoor Cycling Group Joins Life Fitness Family
Posted: August 31, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that its parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has completed its acquisition of Germany’s Indoor Cycling Group (ICG), a leading provider of indoor cycling equipment. The intention to acquire the company was first announced in July, and was subject to review by the German competition authority, which has now been completed. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More...

Life Fitness Plans to Add Indoor Cycling Group to Its Brand Portfolio
Posted: July 28, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that its parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has signed an agreement to acquire Germany’s Indoor Cycling Group (ICG), a leading provider of indoor cycling equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review and approval by the German competition authority. The approval is anticipated during the third quarter. Read More...

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