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Entries in Life Fitness (12)


‘Tis the season for new weights and treadmills

We have gifts for all of your fitness enthusiasts, female CEO makes top women list, at-home console that connects to Apple and Android, and fitness awards from New Zealand.

Quite a varierty, huh?

Read on to see the latest This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Life Fitness's Clawson misses out on entrepreneur award

A couple months ago Chris Clawson, president of Life Fitness, was asked what it would mean to his company, as well as the fitness and health industry, if he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 

He first tackled Life Fitness by explaining that it would prove that what he said when he returned to the Illinois-based company. 

“(The award) reinforces what I said when I came back to Life Fitness,” Clawson said. “The company has heritage, history and a lot of pride. We can live on that for a while but at some point we need to move forward. We want to be market-drivers. All of the people here are making it happen. We have tremendous talent and the needed someone to let them do their thing.”

Read more on Clawson and Ernst & Young award.

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No more free classes in city parks?

After a week layoff - sorry, loyal fans - This Week in the Fitness Industry is back. Here is what is on the menu:

  • California city mulling charges for outdoor workouts
  • Treadmill check engine light
  • Top trainer announced
  • Pros and cons of fitness tax credit in Canada 

For more on each story, click here.

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Improve health and sleep at same time

This Week in the Fitness Industry is here. Get the following, all in one place:

  • School builds fitness center from grant
  • Working out helps one sleep
  • Trainers to watch
  • Free tattoo removal

Read on to see more on each.

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Clawson steering the Life Fitness ship in the right direction

One doesn’t get recognized on a national level unless they have an impressive resume.

While Life Fitness President Chris Clawson has taken a lot of what he learned from his predecessor, Augie Nieto, he has also paved his on path while at the helm of the industry giant.

For both of those reasons – knowing what to continue with as well as when to branch out and make a name for yourself – has earned Clawson an invitation to Palm Springs on Nov. 16. He will vie for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He earned the spot by being named one of the Midwest region’s winners; his in the Consumer Products & Services category.

Read on for more on Clawson and Life Fitness.

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