Fitness Movin' & Shakin': Icon Fitness, Amer Sports, Todd Keller, At-Home Fitness, Vision Fitness, Brian Davidson, Steve Lindal, John Agoglia

Get the latest scoop on moves and news among fitness retailers and manufacturers.

For the weeks of Aug.1-20

Icon executives Scott Watterson and Gary Stevenson are back from their three-year missions as mission presidents for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They returned in early July and, after settling back in after three years in Asia, they returned to their former positions as of Aug. 1 at Logan, Utah-based, Icon Health & Fitness. In their absence, the daily operations of the company were managed by David J. Watterson, a 23-year Icon veteran who was elected chairman and chief operating officer…. Kari Kauniskangas, Amer Sports Corp.'s senior vice president of sales and distribution and executive board member, has resigned his position with Amer Sports at his own request. Kauniskangas will continue at Amer Sports until the end of 2007, after which he will become president and CEO of Fiskars Corp….

Todd Keller is back in the fitness equipment business as eastern regional sales manager for LifeCore Fitness. He was formerly national sales manager for Body-Solid. He can be reached at At-Home Fitness owner Paul Hinojosa attended his first Health & Fitness Business show since he opened the doors of the shop in early 2007 in Murrieta, Calif.….

Christa Walter of Vision Fitness was promoted recently to marketing manager. She will continue to report to Chris Cox…. BH Fitness, formerly Bladez Fitness, unveiled new members of its sales and marketing team at the Health & Fitness Business Show in Denver in August: Brian Davidson is national sales manager, specialty dealers and commercial sales; he was formerly at SportsArt Fitness. Steve Lindal is the new regional sales manager, central region; he was former director of retail sales at Spri Products…. John Agoglia, former SNEWS® and GearTrends® contributor and editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro, is now the general manager of Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club, a 90,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility in Shrewsbury, Mass. He can be reached at

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Fitness: Movin' & Shakin'

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