Life Fitness Names New Executive

Life Fitness, Rosemont, Ill., has named Mike Shedivy as vice president of global commercial category management and product development.

Shedivy will lead Life Fitness product management, engineering and marketing across all brands.  

He joins Life Fitness from Mercury Marine, which is another division of Brunswick Corp., Life Fitness's parent company. At Mercury Marine, Shedivy ascended to the role of president and has held a number of other positions as well in his 13 years with Brunswick. 

“Mike’s talent and leadership will be an invaluable addition to the Life Fitness executive team,” Life Fitness President Chris Clawson said. “With the rapid addition of new brands at Life Fitness comes the need to restructure in order to best serve our customers in all corners of the globe, and I’m confident that Mike will help lead us into a future of continued growth and customer partnership.”

“I’m eager to join the Life Fitness team during this exciting time of growth,” Shedivy said. “I look forward to working with our customers around the world as we help people live healthier lives.”

Corporate Fitness Works Wellness Coordinator Wins President’s Council Leadership Award

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Joe Troubetaris, a Corporate Fitness Works wellness coordinator at CSX Transportation's corporate health and wellness center in Huntington, W.V., as a recipient of a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award.

Troubetaris, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12, "brings an incredible desire to help connect, strengthen and empower his community to live a healthier, happier life."

“Joe Troubetaris has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition,” says Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. “Because of Joe’s efforts and contributions, his community can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious and productive lives.”

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition presented the Community Leadership Award to 60 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.

ACE Gets Congressional Staffers Moving in Fitness Challenge

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) sponsored its first-ever Congressional Fitness Challenge to find the most physically active congressional staffer during a seven-week period. 

“Our political leaders already have access to the facts and statistics on our nation’s obesity epidemic. This fitness challenge offers those on Capitol Hill something else, the ability to feel the powerful benefits of physical activity themselves,” ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune said. “We hope the experience helps our leaders understand that a healthy, physically active life is within every American’s reach.” 

“The excitement of ACE’s Fitness Challenge pushed me to be more active, but I made it a point to adjust my lifestyle as well,” said House of Representatives individual challenge winner Kenneth Clifford, who is a research assistant for Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). “After the contest is over, I’m still enjoying more daily physical activity.”

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