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How to Create Shareable Fitness Content for Social Media
Posted: May 11, 2021 in Suppliers

UpSwellFitness gurus focus on improving the health and lives of others. They aren’t typically the kind of people who enjoy sitting behind a computer screen all day to connect to their clients. They prefer face-to-face interactions. While these personal interactions work great for their business, they cannot ignore the importance of social media engagement. How can a person create shareable fitness content for social media without allowing it to overtake their lives? How should they go about creating amazing content that not only gets noticed by the target audience but shared with others? The following tips will help you learn how to create, schedule and post great shareable social media content without being a slave to the computer screen. Read More...

SCW Fitness Education and IHRSA Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: May 11, 2021 in IHRSA, Suppliers

SCWDEERFIELD, IL and BOSTON, MA - CW Fitness Education, a leading provider of continuing education for fitness professionals, and IHRSA, the global health and fitness association, announce a strategic partnership for 2021. Through this strategic partnership, SCW Fitness aims to expand the business, leadership, and management skill sets of business owners and managers through educational offerings at the Health and Fitness Business Summits (HFBS) at the upcoming 2021 Midwest MANIA, Dallas MANIA and Boston MANIA Fitness Conventions. Read More...

California Fitness Alliance Launches Campaign to Encourage Californians to Get Moving for Their Mental Health
Posted: May 10, 2021 in Other News

CFASACRAMENTO, CA - As California slowly reopens and allows people to return to their gyms, studios and health clubs, the members of the California Fitness Alliance (CFA) are launching a campaign to raise awareness about the mental and physical challenges facing many Californians. The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month, so the CFA is working together to elevate the importance exercise and movement have on your mental health. Read More...

Professional Sports Registry (PSR) Set to Debut
Posted: May 10, 2021 in Suppliers

Professional Sports RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The Professional Sports Registry (PSR), a newly formed organization dedicated to better serving coaches who are certified in two or more sports, is set to debut this summer. PSR will provide premium member benefits, education and cost savings for teaching professionals/coaches in tennis, pickleball and platform tennis. From there, PSR is looking to expand into padel, squash, fitness, aquatics and possibly other sports. Read More...

Planet Fitness and iFIT Strengthen Partnership
Posted: May 6, 2021 in Chains, Suppliers

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced a minority investment in iFIT, a leading global health and fitness technology company that develops and sells interactive software, content and equipment. This investment builds upon Planet Fitness and iFIT's existing collaboration announced in April 2020, in which Planet Fitness partnered with iFIT to accelerate Planet Fitness' digital offerings with expanded and enhanced content. Read More...

World Gym International Appoints Jared Deptula as Franchise Business Coach
Posted: May 6, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has appointed Jared Deptula as its Franchise Business Coach. As World Gym’s Franchise Business Coach, Deptula will help both new and existing franchisees improve all areas of their business to achieve significant growth and profitability and therefore value creation. Read More...

Wellbeats Named “Best Overall Fitness Technology Company” in 2021 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program
Posted: May 6, 2021 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Wellbeats, a national leader in virtual, on-demand fitness for individuals and workplace wellbeing programs, announces that it has been selected as the winner of the "Best Overall Fitness Technology Company" Award in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health, fitness and medical technology markets. Read More...

CPSC and Peloton Announce Recall of Tread+ and Tread Treadmills Due to Risk of Injury
Posted: May 5, 2021 in Suppliers

PelotonWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peloton announce two separate voluntary recalls of Peloton's Tread+ and Tread treadmills. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedy as described in the following press releases. Peloton has also stopped sale and distribution of the Tread+ and continues to work on additional hardware modifications. CPSC previously warned consumers about the Tread+ in April. Read More...

American Council on Exercise and Precision Nutrition Join Forces to Educate Exercise Professionals
Posted: May 5, 2021 in Suppliers

ACETORONTO, CANADA - American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving physical activity levels through education, advocacy and certification of exercise professionals and health coaches, and Precision Nutrition, an online nutrition and healthy lifestyle coaching and certification company announce a new partnership. Read More...

USTA Announces “Growing the Game” Grants to Help Rebuild the Sport
Posted: May 5, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced the next phase of its funding to continue rebuilding the sport of tennis. The initial funding effort began in April 2020 and was designed to provide immediate relief, spur the industry’s recovery and help the industry rebuild through a year severely impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Read More...

USA Pickleball National Championships Series Launches With Four Events
Posted: May 5, 2021 in Suppliers

USA PickleballSURPRISE, AZ - USA Pickleball announces the USA Pickleball National Championships Series. For 2021, the Series launches with four major pro and amateur National Qualifier events leading to the sport’s biggest and most prestigious event, the 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, to be held this fall. Read More...

Join Augie’s Quest for ALS Awareness Month
Posted: May 4, 2021 in Other News

Augie's QuestMay is ALS Awareness Month. In May alone, 496 people will be diagnosed with ALS and will be challenged to choose how they spend their remaining years. Every day, Augie Nieto chooses to celebrate and focus on what he can do rather than what he can’t. He has shifted from finding fitness solutions to improve lives to finding a cure to save lives, and he’s still keeping busy, working to achieve that goal. Read More...

BoxUnion/TITLE Boxing Club Fights U.S. Mental Health Crisis with “Knockout Stigma” Campaign
Posted: May 4, 2021 in Chains

BoxUnionSANTA MONICA, CA - As the prolonged stress, grief and isolation of the pandemic has worsened the U.S. mental health crisis, TITLE Boxing Club/BoxUnion is stepping into the ring during Mental Health Awareness Month in May to punch out the stigma surrounding mental illness. On May 22, 2021, the world's largest fitness boxing brand will host both in-person and digital Knockout Stigma classes the entire day, coupled with other efforts throughout the month aimed to start a transparent dialogue around mental illness. Read More...

Life Fitness and ShapeLog Partner to Deliver Innovative Connected Strength Solutions
Posted: May 4, 2021 in Suppliers

Life FitnessCHICAGO, IL - Gym members want data-driven experiences to help them on their fitness journey, but strength training data has lagged behind cardiovascular data for decades. To provide analytics for the millions of people who do strength training, ShapeLog, a fitness technology company and provider of connected strength solutions, announces its partnership with Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment. Read More...

Planet Fitness Study Finds More Than Three in Four Americans (77%) Say the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Negatively Impacted Their Overall Health
Posted: May 3, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Results from a national study**, commissioned by Planet Fitness in April, show more than three in four (77%) Americans report that at least one aspect of their overall health and wellbeing has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The American Psychological Association similarly found*** that more than half of U.S. adults (53%) have been less physically active than they wanted to be since the pandemic started, with a majority (61%) experiencing undesired weight changes, averaging 28 to 41 pounds gained. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with Planet Fitness finding that 92% of impacted Americans noting they are proactively doing at least one thing to improve their mental health. Read More...

Lift Brands Announces New C-Suite to Lead Global Fitness Brands
Posted: May 3, 2021 in Chains

Lift BrandsCHANHASSEN, MN - Lift Brands, the parent brand to several global fitness brands worldwide including Snap Fitness, YogaFit and Fitness On Demand and minority partner for 9Round, announces a refresh of its C-suite executives to lead under the company’s #OneTeam initiative. The new executives ladder up to Ty Menzies who was named global CEO last June. Read More...

PTR, Evolve 9 to Present Virtual Conference on Working with Kids
Posted: May 1, 2021 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - PTR announces a partnership with Evolve9 Tennis to present a specialized conference for coaches around the world who want to develop high-quality programs for young children. The “It’s My Game II — Global Kids Tennis Conference" will be conducted virtually May 20 - 24. Read More...

IHRSA Restructures Membership Options
Posted: April 30, 2021 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, The Global Health and Fitness Association, is modifying its current membership structure and broadening membership opportunities to unite and assist the health and fitness industry post-COVID. To offer its members more opportunity to engage and take advantage of the benefits that best suit their needs, IHRSA will shift to a tiered benefit structure for health clubs. Developed in conjunction with a team of industry leaders, membership options for clubs will include... Read More...

Over 100 Members of Congress Now Support the GYMS Act
Posted: April 29, 2021 in IHRSA

IHRSA AdvocateBOSTON, MA - After a year of working tirelessly to demonstrate to Congress the health and fitness industry is in dire need of financial relief, our efforts are paying off. We have reached the impressive milestone of 103 co-sponsors for the Gym Mitigation & Survival (GYMS) Act (H.R. 890). U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) filed the GYMS Act to bring dire financial assistance to health and fitness clubs, gyms and studios impacted by the pandemic. Read More...

EoS Fitness Opens Its Largest Gym in Utah
Posted: April 28, 2021 in Chains

EōS FitnessTAYLORSVILLE, UT - With warm Utah summer days right around the corner and optimism blooming around a return to normalcy, EoS Fitness is opening the doors to its ninth location in the state, providing Utahns with the premium experience residents have come to expect from the High-Value, Low-Price gym. Read More...

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