• Mike McDowell Talks Sports Advocacy in San Diego

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    By the time hospitality industry veteran Mike McDowell took over as president of the San Diego Sports Commission earlier this year, the group already had a well-established track record of helping the city host major sporting events - from Super Bowls to X Games to America's Cup yacht races.

  • Paul Caccamo of Up2Us Talks Sports-Based Youth Development

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    In 1997, Paul Caccamo, a Harvard-educated youth-development consultant, punted his private practice upon meeting Julie Kennedy, a Washington, D.C.-area teacher who changed the lives of young girls with one simple tool: a soccer ball.

  • True Stories Behind the Biggest Names in Fitness

    by Michael Gaio September 2013

    Fitness is an industry of entrepreneurs and visionaries, where innovation can change the world.

    In a new podcast series, "Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness," Athletic Business, the iClubs Conference and software provider Motionsoft have joined forces to bring the fitness industry's biggest and brightest entrepreneurs and visionaries to life. These men and women join Motionsoft's hilarious hosts Hossein Noshirvani and Leigh Kessler to tell their personal stories and explain how they took their big ideas from vision to reality.

  • 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.