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  • Football Players Rewarded for Doing the Right Thing

    by Michael Gaio August 2013

    Amid never-ending news of scandals, rules violations, thieves and angry parents, sometimes we need to hear some good news. So on this summer Friday and the start of a long weekend, we bring you the story of four football players in New Jersey who proved doing the right thing isn't so hard after all.

  • Sports Advocate Blasts NCAA Concussion Policy

    by Michael Gaio August 2013

    The NCAA has been under plenty of heat lately.

  • VIDEO: Augie Nieto Continues to Wow

    by Michael Gaio August 2013

    You can't help but be inspired by Augie Nieto.

    Sure, he acquired fame and fortune as he transformed Life Fitness from an operation he ran out of his garage into one of the world's leading fitness equipment companies, but his fight for a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, has made him a true legend.

  • Athletic Business Introduces New Editor In Chief

    by AB Editors July 2013

  • Life Fitness Founder to Be Featured on CNN's ALS Series

    by Michael Gaio July 2013

    Augie Nieto, the founder of Life Fitness and inspirational leader in the fight against ALS, will be featured on CNN this week. The cable news network is running a three-part special on ALS and how families cope with the disease. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, whose mother has ALS, will anchor the coverage.

  • Technogym's Alessandri Discusses Big Plans

    by Michael Gaio June 2013

    Technogym founder and president Nerio Alessandri has big plans for his company. He was recently featured on Bloomberg TV's "Money Moves" segment, where he sat down with Deirdre Bolton to discuss the future of Technogym.

  • Prep, College Baseball Players Help Save Two Lives

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor May 2013

    Two baseball teams - one from a high school in Northern California and the other from a Division II university in Pennsylvania - underwent life-changing experiences this week that had nothing to do with their performances on the field.

  • Fitness Franchise Owner to Appear on 'Undercover Boss'

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor April 2013

    The Emmy-award-winning reality television series Undercover Boss - which allows upper-level managers to perform job duties on the front lines to explore how their companies really operate and where improvements can be made - has included senior execs from Hooters, Roto-Rooter, NASCAR, Boston Market and Yankee Candle.

  • Blog: After a Sad Week, Count Your Blessings

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein April 2013

    "This is just like New Orleans."

    In the wake of the tragedy in Boston this week, we were reminded of that quote from 2005. It came from one of our health club members and is seared into our brains. And it reminds us never to become the kind of people who would say that. Such a statement colors our opinion of customer service and how we respond to difficult situations.

  • Hope (for Humanity) Springs Eternal at Spring Games

    by Paul Steinbach April 2013

    There's a lot of humanity at college football spring games in 2013. The University of Kentucky drew 50,831 to its game last Saturday. That's 30,506 more fans than had ever seen the Wildcats scrimmage before, and that places Kentucky second in the current spring game attendance rankings. But not for long. Alabama, which tees it up tomorrow, has averaged 86,089 fans per spring game during the six-year Nick Saban era.