TCA's Chairman, Alan Schwartz, in his role as president and CEO of the United States Tennis Association, rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, August 25, 2003 live on CNBC. He had a tough act to follow as Anna Kornakova rang the opening bell the previous morning.

Thousands of athletes and exercise enthusiasts are expected to turn out this fall for the inaugural American Family Fitness Centers 10K Run/5K Walk to benefit Children's Hospital of Richmond on October 25.

The Nautilus Group Inc. announced the launch of the new Nautilus Steel line of selectorized strength equipment for light commercial use and for clubs catering to special populations.

Perhaps a sign of things to come in the United States, Ireland is looking at the possibility of instituting a special tax on fatty foods to tackle rising obesity levels. This comes in the wake of figures showing that nearly 60 percent of the population in Ireland is either overweight or obese.