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Netpulse Powers New Mobile App for Youfit

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September 29, 2015 — Netpulse, the #1 provider of branded club mobile apps, announced today that Youfit Health Clubs is its newest customer. Youfit’s new app will be used to grow the club’s popular fitness challenges and enable members to access many amenities 24/7.

“There is no doubt that our members are thinking about mobile. Investing in technology like a club mobile app will give us increased velocity towards that goal,” said JJ Creegan, Youfit’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Making working out easy for members is a key part of the Youfit brand,” said Mike Escobedo, Netpulse’s SVP of Customer Success. “Offering access to a mobile app that makes it easier to access class schedules, log workouts from wearables and participate in fitness challenges is a natural extension of that fast growing brand.”

Netpulse provides a customizable digital platform for the fitness industry. Fast growing organizations like Youfit are able to bring a club mobile app to market quickly by leveraging pre-built core functionality and integrations, and then build innovative special features that differentiate their brand. Thousands of clubs across the world rely on the Netpulse mobile platform to strengthen engagement, increase revenue and enhance the member experience by integrating key technologies together in one club-branded mobile app.

The Youfit mobile app will be available later in the year for both iOS and Android platforms.

About Netpulse

Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the #1 provider of branded mobile apps for health clubs. With thousands of customers globally, Netpulse provides the fitness industry's most robust integrated digital platform for engaging members, driving revenue and enhancing the club experience. Leaders such as Orangetheory Fitness, UFC Gym, Retro Fitness and Gold's Gym leverage Netpulse technology for their mobile offerings. Learn more at netpulse.com.



IHRSA releases 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Clubs

BOSTON - September 30, 2015 - Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released the 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Health & Fitness Clubs. This annual publication provides demographics and participation data on American health club consumers. New to this year’s edition is an in-depth review of activity preferences by gender, consumer trend analysis of generational and ethnic groups, and multi-year analyses of membership trends by club type.

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InTouch Announces Nico Bot as New CEO

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InTouch Announces Nico Bot as New CEO

Allows for Continuity in Leadership and Strategic Direction

Vancouver, BC (September 17, 2015) – InTouch Technology Inc., the global leader in solutions to acquire and retain members for the Health & Fitness sector, today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Nico Bot, co-founder of InTouch, the company's new Chief Executive Officer in addition to his continued role as a board member.

"We are fortunate to be able to name Nico as CEO and achieve continuity in leadership. As a co-founder of InTouch, Nico truly understands the business and our industry. He is a great fit for moving the company forward," said Dag Lee, Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

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Fitness Industry Trends Around the Globe 

Fitness Industry Trends Around the Globe Examined

Leading Industry Organizations Conduct a Comprehensive Study of Fitness Industry Behavior 

BOSTON and SAN DIEGO — Today, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and ClubIntel released the inaugural International Fitness Industry Trend Report, “What’s All the Rage?”. This study explores the offerings of fitness professionals and gym operators around the world, and quantifies the data to reflect growth in trends over the past two years.

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ACE Applauds Surgeon General's Call to Action

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Effort Highlights Health Benefits of Walking While Addressing Barriers to Access 

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2015—The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, which was released today. ACE is excited that the Surgeon General is using the power of his position to draw attention to physical inactivity—a critical public health issue—and to create a pathway to change the sedentary culture of this nation.

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