KettleWorX,the kettlebell training program that features three-dimensional movements for cardio, core and resistance training, recently announced its new lead trainer is Alex Isaly. Isaly brings more than 15 years of industry experience. He has spent the last two decades as an elite athlete, master trainer, national fitness program developer and nutrition expert. Isaly has both American Sport and Fitness Association Kettlebell Certification, and is a certified kettlebell teacher through the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation under renowned kettlebell trainer Steve Cotter.
Med-Fit Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Nautilus commercial fitness and Korebalance balance assessment products, announced that Duane Anderson has joined the company as director of sales for the medical division. Anderson formerly worked for six years as director of sales and operations at HUR Health and Fitness. He began with HUR in the San Francisco area and later transferred to the City of Orange in California. During these six years, Anderson specialized in providing fitness and balance equipment to the long-term care and senior housing markets.
2XU, which specializes in high-performance fitness apparel, recently welcomed long course triathlete Terry Kennedy to its portfolio of brand Ambassadors. A 2013 Ironman Melbourne finisher and 2013 Ironman World Championship qualifier, 34-year-old Kennedy's "road to Kona" has been inspirational. In November 2011, seven months after his son Archie was born with a rare brain condition, his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In his father’s honor, a then overweight, unfit and unmotivated Kennedy decided to set himself a goal of running a marathon for the very first time. However, in May 2012, just five days prior to his marathon, Kennedy suffered from a brain stem stroke and heart attack; leaving him with no ability to walk, talk or see. Determined to achieve his original goal, Kennedy aggressively fought to restore his speech, vision and mobility, and within two months of finally leaving the hospital, he completed his marathon. He didn’t stop there. With plenty of cycling and swimming to further aid rehabilitation, Kennedy set a new goal — to complete an Ironman. Aggressive training followed, and in March 2013, Kennedy crossed the Ironman Melbourne finish line to achieve his mission.
Fitletic, which specializes in hydration belts and running belts, recently hired Jillian Lopez as the newest member of its public relations team.
SportsArt Fitness America, in Woodinville, Wash., named Scott Sechrest as its new chief executive officer, North America. Sechrest has enjoyed an award-winning career in health and fitness industry. Following his initial role with The Fitness Company as a personal trainer and ...read more
Wolverine Worldwide named former Under Armour and Timberland executive Gene McCarthy as the new president of its Merrell brand, a newly created position, effective August 26. McCarthy joins Merrell with significant brand, strategy, product, marketing and operations experience in ...read more
Helix Lateral Trainer announced the addition of Rich Mizner as its national accounts manager. For more than a decade, Mizner has owned Celebrity Gyms, a company he started in 1999 to design and furnish high-end gyms for celebrities (and other elite businesspeople). His past ...read more
Precor, a home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, announced the appointment of Derek Burke as EMEA regional commercial director. Burke’s appointment follows the imminent retirement of current President Paul Byrne, and Rob Barker’s subsequent appointment as Precor’s ...read more
Leki, which specializes in trekking/ski poles and gloves, announced that one year after the tragic death of Leki CEO Klaus Lenhart, his widow Waltraud Lenhart has embraced her new role as CEO with the family company. Lenhart continues to lead the family business that she ...read more
Med-Fit Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Nautilus commercial fitness equipment and Korebalance products, has announced the promotions of Bruce Kaplan and Brian Jamison, two of its sales team members. These promotions provide some restructuring within the company’s domestic sales ...read more
Health+Fitness Business Expo, the annual trade show for the North American retail fitness industry, organizers announced a partnership with fitness business veteran and journalist Therese Iknoian to act as consultant and ambassador to the industry. Iknoian, the former ...read more
Cybex International, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, recently announced that Art Curtis, Ph.D., was elected to the company's board of directors at its annual meeting of shareholders held May 23,. Curtis, the president of Curtis Club Advisors LLC, brings ...read more
Penguin Brands in Sharon Hill, Pa., recently named Nathan Executive Vice President Bridgit Lombard as its CEO. She assumes the role from founder Jon Reichlin, who will continue to advise and support Lombard and the team as chairman. Since assuming the role at Nathan in 2010, ...read more