Manufacturers en Cybex Medway Operations to Transition to Illinois, Minnesota <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:04:00 +0000 58741 at <p>The Cybex&nbsp;facility in Medway, Massachusetts,&nbsp;will be closing and positions will move to other facilities. (Photo courtesy Life Fitness.)</p> Mini-Trampolines Will Improve Your Members’ Cardiorespiratory Health, ACE Study Finds <div class="node-body article-body">A lack of pre-existing research inspired ACE to task University of Wisconsin–La Crosse researchers with evaluating the effectiveness of mini-trampoline exercise. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Manufacturers Wed, 12 Oct 2016 03:10:00 +0000 58561 at <p>Study participants said, above all else,&nbsp;mini-trampoline&nbsp;exercise is effective because it is fun and easy to learn. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Augie Nieto Visits Life Fitness as Documentary Crew Completes Film on His Journey to Find a Cure for ALS <div class="node-body article-body">Life Fitness welcomed its founder, Augie Nieto and his wife Lynne, back to its factory in Franklin Park, Illinois, to see the showroom dedicated to him and as part of the filming of a documentary about Nieto's battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:47:00 +0000 58171 at <p>Augie Nieto (center in wheelchair), founder of Life Fitness, returned to the Franklin Park, Illinois, Life Fitness factory to see the changes in the factory production and to see a showroom dedicated to him since his departure from the company almost 20 years ago. Nieto&#39;s wife Lynne (to the left of him) joined him, and the couple was greeted by&nbsp;Life Fitness President Chris Clawson (to the right of Nieto) and Life Fitness staff. (Photo courtesy Life Fitness.)</p> Octane Fitness Co-founder Dennis Lee to Leave Octane at End of Year <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Lee, the co-founder of Octane Fitness, will leave Octane at the end of December, when Ryan Simat will step into his role.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:57:00 +0000 57911 at <p>Dennis Lee (pictured on the right) will leave Octane Fitness&nbsp;at the end of December, but Tim Porth&nbsp;(left) will remain with the company, which the two co-founded. Octane was purchased by Nautilus in January. (Photo courtesy Octane Fitness.)</p> ASF Payment Solutions Founder Richard Reed Dies <div class="node-body article-body">Richard Reed, founder of ASF Payment Solutions, Denver, Colorado, died on Aug. 26, according to an announcement by ASF.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Fri, 02 Sep 2016 01:33:00 +0000 57651 at <p>Richard Reed, who founded ASF Payment Solutions in 1973, died on Aug. 26. (Photo courtesy ASF Payment Solutions.)</p> National Fitness Financial Systems Owner Bailey Hall Faces Freeze of Assets <div class="node-body article-body">The state of Utah has requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) with freeze of assets against Bailey Nolan Hall—owner of National Fitness Financial Systems—and a gym he owns, Performax.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:25:00 +0000 57561 at <p>National Fitness Financial Systems owner Bailey Nolan Hall did not hand over membership records requested by the Utah Attorney General&#39;s Office&nbsp;for his gym,&nbsp;Performax,&nbsp;after the gym closed unexpectedly but continued to charge membership dues. The attorney general stated that due to the lack of response the office &quot;is concerned and suspects that the Defendants are removing, concealing, or disposing of their assets to the detriment of consumers,&quot; according to a filing requesting a freeze of assets on Hall and Performax. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> ClassPass Shares Breakdown of Its Users' Fitness Habits by Regions of the United States <div class="node-body article-body">ClassPass reviewed data from its users during the past three months and shared workout habits from favorite time to work out to favorite type of workout per region of the United States. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Manufacturers Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:17:00 +0000 57491 at <p>Data from ClassPass users revealed trends by regions of the country. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List Includes Fitness Businesses <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2016 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies includes 16 health clubs or fitness-related companies. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits News Manufacturers Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:11:00 +0000 57341 at Precor Second Quarter Revenue Declines to $89.6 Million <div class="node-body article-body">Precor's new product and service program that includes Spinning, Queenax, cardio-related products, new consoles and new content are being rolled out, Amer Sports said in its earnings release. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:10:00 +0000 57071 at <p>Precor&#39;s Queenax functional fitness training&nbsp;system. (Photo by Precor.)</p> Blaze, Alta Models Boost Fitbit's Q2 Revenue to $586.6 Million <div class="node-body article-body">Fitbit sold 5.7 million devices with the United States comprising 76 percent of total revenue in the second quarter.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wellness Manufacturers Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:57:00 +0000 56981 at <p>Fitbit&#39;s new products, such as the Blaze model pictured here, comprised 54 percent of the company&#39;s second quarter revenue.&nbsp;(Photo courtesy Fitbit.)</p>