• Nautilus Increases Sales by 14 Percent in Q3 2016

    by Stuart Goldman November 2016

    Nautilus Inc., Vancouver, Wash., the parent company of Octane Fitness, increased net sales by more than 14 percent in third quarter 2016, according to financials released on Monday.

  • Life Fitness Parent Company Misses Q3 Expectations

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    Mark Schwabero, the newly appointed chairman and CEO of Life Fitness parent company Brunswick Corp., said that despite strong sales, Brunswick missed expectations in third quarter 2016 mainly because of the Life Fitness segment and its acquisition of Cybex.

  • Precor Sales Decrease in Third Quarter 2016

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    Precor, Woodinville, Wash., saw its sales decrease in third quarter 2016, according to financial results released last week by parent company Amer Sports, Helsinki, Finland.

  • Life Fitness to Move Cybex Production Out of Medway

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    Life Fitness, whose parent company Brunswick Corp. acquired Cybex International in January, will move equipment production and operations from Cybex’s Medway, Mass., facility to facilities in Minnesota and Illinois.

  • Former Cybex Chairman Acquires Majority Stake in Gym Source

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    UM Holdings Ltd., owned by former Cybex International Chairman John Aglialoro, has acquired a majority equity position in Gym Source, a distributor of high-end specialty fitness equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Blog: How Often Is Your Fitness Equipment Used?

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A recent article on equipment usage in fitness clubs reminded me of a couple of things:

    1) Rachel Bachman, who wrote The Wall Street Journal article, is one of the best fitness industry reporters in the business. (Here’s the story I wrote on CrossFit and Planet Fitness based on another of her stories earlier this year.)

    2) Dave Johnson of Ecofit, one of the people quoted in the equipment usage article, was one of the people I talked to for my fitness technology story for the Athletic Business September issue.

  • LA Fitness Inks Deal with Australian 3D Body Scanner

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    LA Fitness, Irvine, Calif., has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Australian start-up technology company mPort to put its 3D body measurement machines in its clubs.

  • Life Fitness Co-Founder Augie Nieto Returns for Tour

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    For the first time in several years, Augie Nieto paid a visit to Life Fitness, which he co-founded.

  • Dennis Lee to Depart Octane Fitness at Year’s End

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    Dennis Lee, who co-founded Octane Fitness, Brooklyn Park, Minn., has decided to step down as the company’s vice president and general manager of commercial and specialty markets at the end of the year, iClubs has learned.

  • ASF Payment Solutions Founder Richard Reed Dies

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    ASF Payment Solutions, the Highlands Ranch, Colo.-based company that manages payment and online software systems for health clubs, announced the passing of founder Richard Reed. He was 76.