Experts Say HIIT and Experiential Fitness Will Grow in 2017
HIIT and experiential fitness will be big in 2017, according to top fitness and wellness experts, The Huffington Post reports. Mark Goodman, founder of Cardio High, said interval-training workouts will gain in popularity due to their high efficiency. Another expert said they expect experiential and immersive fitness to see a bump in the coming year because they “allow people to completely step away, rest, and step back into the hustle and grind with a renewed sense of clarity for their health and happiness.”
Scott Burgess To Be Named President of Jonas Fitness
Jonas Fitness announced Thursday that Scott Burgess is to be named president of the organization, effective January 1, 2017. Burgess, who has held the role of chief operating officer at Jonas Fitness since 2014, will assume official responsibility for the company’s overall leadership and direction. He will also continue to work closely with the executive team to formulate and implement ongoing strategic plans.
“I’m really excited for Scott Burgess and for our employees and customers. Scott has been crucial to making Jonas Fitness the business it is today, and we’re excited to formalize his role as President of the business as of January 1, 2017,” said Scott Saklad, Jonas Fitness CEO. “He and the senior team at JFI have over 40 years of experience in this business, and we will continue with our mission to be champions for our customers and admired for our products and our people.”
MYZONE Signs on as ClubConnect Education Partner
ClubConnect announced that MYZONE signed onto its education platform on Wednesday, solidifying its commitment to health club education. Through ClubConnect’s advanced learning management system, MYZONE will create educational courses for fitness professionals to learn how to effectively measure their clients’ effort and help them reach their goals with the MYZONE versatile chest strap monitoring system.
As of now, the MYZONE courses will be accessible for free to ClubConnect health clubs. Fitness professionals working at over 4,500 health clubs around the world are now able to tap into this critical education directly from their ClubConnect dashboards. In addition to MYZONE, other world-class education companies including EXOS, Gray Institute, ACSM, and TRX use the ClubConnect proprietary learning management system to deliver their industry-leading education.
New Report Examines Spanish Health Club Market
Spain is home to some 4,350 health clubs, with an average size of 3,859 square meters, according to The Market Report on Spanish Health Clubs, published by Management Around Sports, in conjunction with the University of Alcalá de Madrid. The report also found that on average, each club has 3,037 members with an average age of 36.5 years old. Additionally, Spanish health club members are slightly more likely to be female (50.6%) than male (49.4%). Read more about the 91-page report.