Source: Johnson Health Tech North America COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. - Matrix Fitness, a global manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for commercial use, is proud to have partnered with the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to launch the Matrix Training Facility at CAF's new Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center in San Diego, Calif. The facility provides access to fitness equipment, all donated by Matrix, encouraging challenged athletes to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle. "We're very excited to be a part of this new facility and offer new Matrix products, including the new Johnny G KRANKcycle® by Matrix, that will change the life of so many challenged athletes," said Kent Stevens, executive vice president of sales at Matrix Fitness. "This partnership is very fitting and was a natural choice for us, as our mission to inspire a healthy lifestyle aligns with CAF's goal of empowering challenged athletes to find success through physical fitness and competitive athletics, which in turn can boost self-esteem, promote independence and well-being, and improve quality of life." "We couldn't be happier to partner with Matrix on this integral part of our new facility," said Virginia Tinley, CAF's executive director. "Their donation of top of the line fitness products, showcased in the building's Matrix Training Facility, will enable CAF to host strength and resistance clinics for challenged athletes - and educate them on how to adapt to equipment in their neighborhood gyms for everyday use and improved health. Together, we are changing lives." In addition to the Johnny G KRANKcycle®, Matrix donated a wide assortment of cardio and strength products, including the T3x treadmill, E5xc elliptical, Tomahawk E Series indoor cycle, rower and numerous weight machines including the G3 functional trainer. The new Matrix Training Facility was unveiled at the Challenged Athletes Center grand opening on February 12th, and is now open to the public. About Matrix FitnessMatrix Fitness (www.matrixfitness.com) is the premium commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech and comprises a complete line of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for health clubs and other fitness facilities. About Johnson Health TechJohnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, AFG, Horizon and LIVESTRONG® Fitness. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA) is a subsidiary of JHT and is based in Cottage Grove, Wis. Challenged Athletes FoundationThe Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved - and stay involved - in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.
- by Nicholas Brown
- February 2011
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
Source: ASTM International
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., September 5, 2014—ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities will hold a Mock Trial Workshop on Nov. 11, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. This unique program will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.
The purpose of this exercise will be to demonstrate how the absence of consensus standards combined with a complex and contradictory regulatory framework can result in serious legal difficulties for sporting goods manufacturers. Real facts and actual cases will be used to demonstrate this. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
The program will feature a trial of a case presented by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association's Legal Task Force. This group of very experienced trial counsel regularly represents sporting goods manufacturers in product liability litigation. The program will be both informative and entertaining. It will be the least expensive trial experience you will ever have!
Online registration is now open and closes Nov. 5. For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/F08MockTrial2014.
Additional technical information is available from workshop chairman Mark S. Granger, Granger Legal Consulting, Schroon Lake, N.Y. (phone: 518-532-7459; email@example.com).
ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.
ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; firstname.lastname@example.org more
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to the report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America (formerly called F as in Fat) released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report is considered to be among the most important documents on the current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic.read more
Source: The Athletic Edge
Eugene, OR, September 5, 2014 — When the Oregon Ducks take the field against the Michigan State Spartans this Saturday at Autzen Stadium, the top-ranked teams will face off on the sidelines too: The Ducks will debut a brand-new product by The Athletic Edge TM, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care providers.read more