Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the late Jack La- Lanne headlined the inaugural class of the International Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. In addition to Schwarzenegger and LaLanne, the other four inductees were six-time Ms. Olympia Cory Everson, WWE World Champion Mark Henry, UFC World Champion Randy Couture and Chuck Wepner, the former boxer who provided the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies.
Beachbody LLC, Santa Monica, CA, which created the P90X home-exercise program, began to offer P90X certification in the commercial market to trainers as well as free licensing of the programs to facility owners. By getting P90X training, personal trainers also could earn continuing education units through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, which has a partnership with Beachbody.
Mad Dogg Athletics Inc., Venice, CA, and Zumba Fitness LLC, Hallandale, FL, announced that they filed lawsuits against Spinning Racing Bike and Dance in Tamaulipas, Mexico, claiming the company was counterfeiting their brands offered under their Spinning and Zumba trademarks, respectively.
At the same time the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) held its annual conference and trade show in March in Los Angeles, tennis legend Andre Agassi and longtime trainer Gil Reyes launched their BILT by Agassi & Reyes equipment line. The company announced plans to include additional strength and cardio machines as well as nutrition products based on Agassi's training regimen as designed by Reyes, who also designed the equipment Agassi used during his tennis career.