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Entries in L&T Health and Fitness (2)


Women-owned wellness companies merge to form stronger brand

Allison Flatley, left, Brenda Loube, center, and Sheila Drohan.In late March, two women-owned, IHRSA-member companies confirmed, unequivocally, the dramatic and positive impact that women are having on American business that’s detailed in The 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN.

Corporate Fitness Works (CFW), based in St. Petersburg, Florida, announced that it had acquired L&T Health and Fitness (L&T), which has its headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, for an undisclosed sum.

Both are leading providers of management and consulting services in the corporate health and fitness market. For 2013, CFW reported that it had revenues of $5.4 million and more than 200 employees, 150 of them full-timers. L&T had revenues of nearly $10 million, 372 employees, 141 of them full-timers, and, since 2000, had been ranked one of the “top 100 fitness companies” in the U.S.

Read on to see how the deal went down, and more.

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There are many reasons to get active

Two IHRSA 2014 attendees tell the world why they get active.IHRSA hopes its simple question will go a long way to helping more people around the world live a healthier lifestyle.

This month IHRSA launched its #WhyGetActive campaign. It asks, “Why do you get active?, with the hope that the movement will show how the benefits regular exercise can benefit physical and mental health, productivity, economic stability, and general quality-of-life.

The inspirational movement had a soft launch during the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego in March where hundreds of attendees shared with IHRSA why they pursue active and healthy lifestyles. They then shared it on social media using the hashtag #WhyGetActive.

For more on the campaign, read on.

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