Source: American Council on Exercise SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Apr. 9, 2013) -American Council on Exercise (ACE) has teamed up with Total Gym®, the world's leading manufacturer of functional bodyweight training equipment, to provide online education for certified personal trainers. The collaboration with ACEis Total Gym's first foray into online education. Known for GRAVITY, the company's premier fitness and wellness program, Total Gym currently offers world-class education for instructors looking to be GRAVITY certified in small group, multi-client and Pilates programming. The ACE Total Gym Introductory Course, developed by Total Gym and led by Rob Glick, renowned fitness professional and Total Gym GRAVITY® Master Trainer, is not a GRAVITY certification course, but instead focuses on providing one-to-one personal training education, giving certified personal trainers with a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to learn how to use a Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer to create fun, efficient and effective workouts for their clients while earning necessary continuing education credits (CECs). The comprehensive online course covers the essential methodologies and basic exercise movements in connection with incline bodyweight training as well as how to integrate the ACE Integrated Fitness Training®model to develop workouts on Total Gym that appropriately challenge a trainer's clients. "We're excited about this online course for a number of reasons - one, it will give fitness professionals a greater understanding of how they can use Total Gym in their sessions, and two, it will give them more ways to stand out in a competitive industry," said ACE Professional Education Director Anthony J. Wall. "We hope to collaborate with Total Gym on more projects in the future." One of the most widely sold commercial and home fitness units on the market, Total Gym can be found in over 14,000 physical therapy clinics, athletic training facilities, hospitals, universities, professional sports teams and health clubs as well as 4 million homes worldwide. "It's very likely that personal trainers will encounter a Total Gym unit, whether at a client's home, in a gym or at a studio," said President of Total Gym Jesse Campanaro. "The versatility that a Total Gym unit offers makes it an ideal machine for personal trainers and for home fitness because it allows you to target every muscle group in the body using one compact machine." The ACE Total Gym Introductory Course is available at www.ACEfitness.org along with several self-paced online courses on a variety of different health and fitness topics. About ACESince 1985, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has evolved from a small nonprofit dedicated to educating people about proper fitness to a 50,000-strong network of certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches and Advanced Health & Fitness Specialists. As the largest NCCA-accredited nonprofit fitness certification organization in the world, ACE provides quality continuing education to professionals and conducts independent science-based research to protect all Americans from unsafe and ineffective products. Our goal is to inspire people to live their most fit lives through free fitness resources including workouts, nutrition information and expert advice. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit ACEfitness.org.
- by Emily Attwood
- April 2013
Source: Octane Fitness
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Sept. 18, 2014 – Octane Fitness, LLC, earned the annual Vendor of the Year award from Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest growing fitness club and the largest co-ed fitness franchise, for its outstanding service to the company’s 3,000 clubs worldwide. Presented at the annual Anytime Fitness annual conference on September 13 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the award is due to Octane being the highest-rated vendor in an Anytime Fitness system-wide franchisee survey.read more
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Source: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 17, 2014 -- At the 2014 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit in Chicago, SFIA Chairman & Mizuno, USA President Bob Puccini and SFIA President & CEO Tom Cove announced the SFIA Increase Participation Plan, the biggest initiative the sports and fitness industry has launched to increase participation. Working closely with industry partner PHIT America, SFIA outlined an attack plan to help reverse the ‘inactivity pandemic,’ and get more Americans active and playing sports.read more
Source: SwimEx, Inc.
Fall River, MA – SwimEx, Inc., an international leader in the manufacturing of therapy and fitness pools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pearson Vaughan as President.read more
Souce: Sports & Fitness Industry Association
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Source: Spectrum Aquatics
MISSOULA, MT, September 8, 2014 – Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently developed a retractable, anti-slip backstroke start “wedge” (patent pending) designed to improve start times and reduce the possibility of slip starts for competitive backstroke swimmers. Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.read more