If passed, the PHIT Act would allow consumers to use pre-tax medical accounts to mitigate fitness-related expenses such as health club memberships and equipment purchases. The act currently has nine sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and and three sponsors in the U.S. Senate.
Nathan Pyles is moving out of the role of president of Johnson Health Tech North America to a role on the board of directors while Mark Zabel will move into the role of president of the U.S. commercial division of the company, which owns Matrix.
Fitness Formula Clubs opened a new location in downtown Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The facility offers physical therapy, a spa, a kids' club, a cafe and other amenities that the company said will be a fit in the neighborhood.
The fact that at least 70 percent of 17-24 year olds in 45 states are not fit to serve in the military, partly due to being out of shape, could cause a potential problem for any plans by President-elect Donald Trump to expand the U.S. military, according to PHIT America.
Life Fitness, Rosemont, Illinois, will move the production and support operations of its Cybex manufacturing plant in Medway, Massachusetts, to existing facilities in Minnesota and Illinois, the company announced.
The Club Industry Show wrapped its 31st year last week at the Hyatt Regency Chicago with many attendees and vendors sharing that the education program met high standards and the hotel venue allowed for better networking.
Anytime Fitness has promoted former Chief Marketing Officer Stacy Anderson to the new position of brand president where she will lead Anytime Fitness' business unit and steer the continuing evolution of the franchise's business model.
New findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association incentivize weekly exercise like never before. Find out more in Club Industry's article on the topic, or click through this photo gallery for the five top reasons to break a sweat.