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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...

Life Fitness Names Mike Shedivy as Vice President of Global Commercial Category Management and Product Development
Posted: May 2, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that Mike Shedivy has been named Vice President of Global Commercial Category Management and Product Development. In this new role, Shedivy will be the global leader for product management, engineering and marketing across all Life Fitness brands. He will report to Life Fitness President Chris Clawson. The appointment is effective immediately. Read More...

Life Fitness Showcases Its Full Suite of Brands at IHRSA 2016
Posted: March 21, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForORLANDO, FL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, displayed its full range of activity inspiring brands at IHRSA 2016. All six of its brands including Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, SCIFIT, InMovement, Brunswick Billiards and the recently acquired Cybex, which was displayed in a separate booth, and featured products at the show, showcasing a full portfolio dedicated to healthy living and active lifestyles. Read More...

Life Fitness Celebrates Expansion of Ramsey Factory
Posted: March 3, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForRAMSEY, MN - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Ramsey, MN, factory to celebrate the completion of a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion, which will provide increased production capacity and efficiency. Life Fitness leadership, employees and members of the Ramsey community will participate in the ceremony. Read More...

Cybex Joins Life Fitness Brand Family
Posted: January 21, 2016 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that Cybex will join the Company’s family of leading fitness brands. The addition of Cybex expands Life Fitness’ product portfolio, specifically bolstering its premium fitness equipment offering. Cybex International, Inc. was acquired by Life Fitness’ parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), for $195 million, subject to a working capital adjustment. Read More...

Life Fitness SYNRGY360 Training System Evolves to Help Fitness Facilities of All Sizes Provide Small Group Training Workouts
Posted: November 11, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, is driving the evolution of functional fitness forward with the launch of new spaces and on-demand video links for its multi-purpose SYNRGY360 training system. The first in the industry to combine multi-jungles with functional training, this evolution of the SYNRGY360 training system provides increased training options and limitless workout versatility consistent with today’s hottest exercise trends. Read More...

Greg Johnson of Sacramento, California, Named Top Personal Trainer To Watch In Fifth Annual Competition From Life Fitness
Posted: November 3, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Ten of the world’s top personal trainers converged from all corners of the globe came together at David Lloyd Club Turó in Barcelona, Spain, on October 30 as finalists, but only one trainer emerged the winner. Life Fitness announced that Greg Johnson of Sacramento, CA, has won the Life Fitness 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition. Read More...

Life Fitness Announces The Top 10 Global Finalists For 2015 Personal Trainers To Watch Competition
Posted: October 13, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Selected from nearly 1,000 nominations and a record-breaking 49 countries and territories, 10 elite trainers have emerged to compete for the title of world’s best Personal Trainer to Watch. On October 30, Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, will gather these finalists at David Lloyd Club Turó in Barcelona, Spain, for one last challenge: a final judging event to evaluate their training skills. Read More...

Life Fitness to Expand Ramsey Factory
Posted: September 24, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForRAMSEY, MN - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, broke ground at its Ramsey, Minnesota, factory on September 24, to make way for a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion. The addition comes after production at the factory has nearly doubled over the previous six years. In addition to increased production efficiency, the expansion will provide additional jobs for the local community and surrounding area. Read More...

SCIFIT Joins Life Fitness Brand Family
Posted: July 8, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that SCIFIT Systems, Inc., will join the company’s brand family. The addition of SCIFIT provides Life Fitness with an expanded product lineup and increased access to the growing active aging market, as well as the medical wellness and rehabilitation fitness segments. SCIFIT was acquired by Life Fitness’ parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). Read More...

Barcelona Club To Host Global Final For Life Fitness Personal Trainers To Watch Competition
Posted: June 17, 2015 in Suppliers

Life Fitness: What We Live ForROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, has announced that David Lloyd Club Turó Barcelona in Spain will serve as the global stage for the 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch live competition. On Friday, October 30, the competition’s top 10 international finalists will come together for a live judging event to determine the top personal trainer in the world. Read More...

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