Life Time Fitness Torchlight Run will be held Wednesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., in downtown Minneapolis. The run takes place just prior to the start of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Torchlight Parade.

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efi Sports Medicine's GRAVITY System received two prestigious fitness industry awards: the One Body One World (OBOW) award from the East Coast Alliance (ECA) and the TUV Innovation award from FIBO in Germany.

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Jim MacLaren will receive the 2004 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award. This award recognizes individuals who have overcome physical adversity and gone on to include fitness in their lives while providing inspiration to others.

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The International Fitness Corp. of Rockville, MD, is offering a portion of proceeds from its Super Flex resistance band sales to 50 charities. The company is donating 25 cents of each sale to charities including Make-A-Wish Foundations of America, Elton John AIDs Foundation, American Red Cross, WTC Families and Victims, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, American Cancer Society, National Colorectal Alliance Foundation and Green Peace. The company will donate lump sums at the end of each year for the life of the business.

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IDEA Health & Fitness Association will introduce two publications this month. IDEA Fitness Journal will become IDEA's flagship publication and IDEA Trainer Success will focus on personal training business and career development issues.

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Peak Pilates has named David Gibbons president.

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VoiceScapes Phone On-Hold Messaging has rolled out a new affiliate program. Chains of 10 or more locations can receive discounts of up to 20 percent off the regular monthly subscription rate.

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New York Health & Racquet Club personal trainer Abby Schweitzer has combined traditional physical therapy equipment with innovative training techniques for a one-on-one program, BAND AID.

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Priority Publications announced that The Magazine, a quarterly publication produced for Northwest Athletic Club, has been awarded a Silver Award from Healthcare Marketing Report. The magazine won the award in the external publication category for non-hospital healthcare institutions. More than 3,300 entries were submitted for its Twenty-First Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards.

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Gold's Gym Manchester/Ballwin located at Bally's former location at 14105 Manchester Rd., is the newest addition to the Gold's Gym family with more than 550 gyms worldwide. This is the third Gold's Gym location owned and operated by Todd Beckman.

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Iron Grip Barbell Co. increases its presence in international markets with the addition of six dealers to its global distributor network. Approved as authorized Iron Grip dealers are Big Fitness in Venezuela, Life Fitness Australia, Body Trading, covering France and the French islands of Reunión and the Caribbean, Fitness Concepts of Ireland, Kinetic Systems handling eastern Canada, and Spartacus Fitness handling western Canada. With these latest additions, Iron Grip now has 46 authorized dealers in 45 countries outside the United States.