Source: Kwik Goal QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (April 5, 2011) - U.S. Soccer and Kwik Goal, Ltd. are pleased to announce that their longstanding partnership has been renewed through 2014. In addition to continuing as U.S. Soccer's Official Supplier of goals, nets, mobile seating, soccer field and training equipment and coaching accessories, Kwik Goal has also been newly designated as a Technical Partner to U.S. Soccer. As a Technical Partner, Kwik Goal will be supporting U.S. Soccer's development of a comprehensive coaching education curriculum meant to provide guidance on all aspects of player development to the country's coaches. In addition, Kwik Goal will be working with U.S. Soccer's technical staff in designing new training products and will be supporting U.S. Soccer's Development Academy. "In this day and age, the word "partner" is often overused. That is certainly not the case when it comes to the outstanding relationship that Kwik Goal has enjoyed for many years now with U.S. Soccer," said Anthony Caruso, President of Kwik Goal. "We take great pride in supplying our country's national teams and are committed to meeting U.S. Soccer's equipment standards for quality and safety for years to come". "Supporting the soccer coaching community has been a key pillar for Kwik Goal since our company's founding thirty years ago," added Done Wetmore, V.P. of Sales and Marketing. Having an opportunity to work with U.S. Soccer as a Technical Partner is a tremendous opportunity for Kwik Goal and very much in line with our company's heritage and customer focus". "From my earliest days of playing for the Men's National Team, Kwik Goal equipment was used during our training and at the many domestic stadiums we played in," said Claudio Reyna, U.S. Soccer's Youth Technical Director and former Men's National Team captain. "We're looking forward to Kwik Goal working closer with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and providing the best young players in the country with access to the highest quality equipment in soccer." Kwik Goal was founded in 1981, and is celebrating its 30th year as a soccer goal manufacturer. For about half of that time, Kwik Goal has been working with U.S. Soccer and the National Teams. Kwik Goal is also an Official Supplier to U.S. Youth Soccer and Molde FK in Norway.
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
Sacramento, CA, September 18, 2014– One of Northern California’s largest school districts is in the process of renovating its athletic infrastructure, and they’re getting started with two brand new fields from AstroTurf®, the pioneers of the synthetic turf industry. Sacramento City Unified School District’s Rosemont High School formally dedicated its new athletic field in May, while Kennedy High School debuted its new artificial turf September 5th. Sacramento-based Valley Precision Grading, a Certified AstroTurf Distributor, handled both installations.read more
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
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 10, 2014 – New York City and Chicago (host city of SFIA’s 2014 Industry Leaders Summit) were the only U.S. cities ranked in the top ten in each of the four fitness categories tracked according to the 2014 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). The four fitness categories were Group Based Fitness, Weights and Resistance, Cardio Machines, and Soft Exercise. Soft Exercise is defined as Pilates, Stretching, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Barre.read more
Los Angeles, Calif. – (September 8, 2014) – Beachbody, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based developers of popular fitness brands INSANITY® and P90X®, announced today the hiring of Sue Collyns as Chief Financial Officer. Collyns will play a critical role in the strategic and financial management of Beachbody as it builds upon its success and works to expand its business globally. Collyns will report directly to Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler.read more
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