Nautilus Reports Profits in 2013 Nearly Tripled from 2012
by Aaron Corvin Columbian staff writer February 2014
Nautilus Inc., the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness equipment, wrapped up 2013 with solid earnings, company officials said Monday, including a fourth-quarter profit of $8.5 million. That compares with a profit of $13.5 million in the October-to-December period in 2012.
Aquatic Design Group Announces New Management
by Super User January 2014
Source: Aquatic Design Group
Last November, the aquatics industry lost one of its leaders, Randy Mendioroz. Under Randy’s leadership Aquatic Design Group (ADG) has become a worldwide industry leader, focusing on aquatic design and consulting with a reputation of providing the highest quality work product and support services in the industry.
Sports Legacy Institute Launches Hit Count Cert. Program
by Super User January 2014
Source: Sports Legacy Institute
New York City - January 27, 2014 -The non-profit Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) announced a major advance in the effort to prevent concussions and brain damage in contact sports today with the launch of theHit Count® certification program after two years of development, which was unveiled at a press conference at the 2014 Super Bowl Media Center in New York City.
Private Equity Firm Buys Stake in Snap Fitness
by Evan Ramstad January 2014
Snap Fitness Inc., a closely held franchiser of small fitness clubs based in Chanhassen, said Thursday that the TZP Capital Partners II fund had purchased the stake of its previous strategic investor after a lengthy sales process involving more than 100 potential buyers.
Retro Fitness Chain Makes First Chicago-Area Inroads
by Joshua Welge January 2014
Virtual exercise classes, on demand. A cardio movie theater. Area workout warriors primed to pump iron and burn a few calories are about to get a new place to realize their New Year's resolutions.
Grant from Bengals Funds ImPact Testing in Schools
by Hannah Poturalski December 2013
FAIRFIELD - Fairfield High School is among nearly 30 schools in the region to be equipped with a computerized tool for concussion testing. The Cincinnati Bengals recently awarded the Mercy Health network a $5,000 grant to provide the ImPact - Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing - computerized testing to its 28 partner high schools. Fairfield is the only Butler County school on the list.
Introducing the New AthleticBusiness.com
by Michael Gaio December 2013
You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. After using our previous website design for more than three years, we felt AthleticBusiness.com was in need of a facelift.
In Your Words: #ABCSanDiego Recap
by AB Staff December 2013
A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
ABC: Tour Showcases Two Distinct Rec Center Designs
by Super User November 2013
Before a tour of Long Beach State’s three-year-old recreation center even began, associate director of recreation Sean Del Rossi alerted some 70 ABC attendees that they would later step into a “bizarro world” once the tour took them to the University of California-Irvine’s counterpart facility. In terms of programming layout, left would be right and vice versa.
Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes
by Michael Gaio October 2013
A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."