We would like to thank all of the 2014 International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show sponsors! With their generous support, we've been able to deliver a high quality event year after year. We strongly encourage you to visit their website prior to the conference and visit their booths at the trade show!
Life Fitness is a global leader in providing fitness equipment. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside of Chicago, in Schiller Park, IL, Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). With the financial strength of the Brunswick Corporation, Life Fitness is able to provide over 600 different cardiovascular and strength-training products that are used in performance training centers, health clubs, recreation and athletic facilities worldwide. www.lifefitness.com
360 Athletics Inc.
360 Athletics is Canada’s most trusted supplier of professional fitness and conditioning equipment for personal training, boot camps, fitness facilities and retailers nationwide. 360 Athletics proudly distributes BOSU®, SURGE®, TRX®, Trigger Point Performance®, HYPERICE® and COREFX on top of our own line of essential fitness gear, providing you access to the top brands and best fitness equipment all under one roof! Our cutting-edge products are second to none and will take your game to the next level. Visit us online at www.360conditioning.com
BOSU® products are world-renowned for their advanced designs and unique applications to push peak performance. The entire BOSU® line is recognized industry-wide as being the top gear for training balance, building strength, fine tuning skills for sport, enhancing flexibility and delivering killer cardio workouts. Every BOSU® product is uniquely engineered to challenge the entire body with integrated, multi-joint movement that requires muscle groups to work together. Distributed in Canada exclusively by 360 Athletics.
FreeMotion Fitness® provides the tools to train in life and sport. Whether you’re an elite athlete or someone who works out in the limited time they have, our world-class, cable-based and cardio products are designed to engage your entire body in less time. By combining the benefits of multiple machines into one unit, FreeMotion allows clubs to maximize floor space and provide their clients with a true, total-body experience. Our unsurpassed investment in product development, research, and education provides complete, innovative fitness solutions for club revenue and client results.
Since 1974, HK continues to be the premier publisher of physical activity resources, producing textbooks, consumer books, software, videos, journals, online education courses, and more. HK serves the fitness industry with resources in personal training, group fitness, yoga, strength training, club management, rehabilitation therapy, and more. Browse www.humankinetics.com , and visit the HK booth.
Keystone Commercial Fitness Equipment Superstore is located in Vaughan, Ontario. We offer Canada’s largest inventory of pre-owned and new commercial fitness equipment. Our remanufactured products provide a cost-saving alternative to the purchase of new equipment. For a complete list of our products, visit www.keystonefitness.ca or call 866-294-4075
Matrix is among the world’s premier and fastest growing commercial fitness brands. We’ve brought more innovative and unique concepts to the industry than any other brand, and our offerings stand out, rise above and set new industry standards. We’ve combined a talented development team, exclusive partner relationships, and an extensive product portfolio to offer fitness solutions to meet your needs like no one else can. Matrix Fitness, Believe in Better. www.matrixfitness.com
Merrithew Health & Fitness™
Merrithew Health & Fitness™ (MH&F) delivers high-quality fitness brands, education and equipment, recognized worldwide as The Professional’s Choice. MH&F has trained almost 38,000 instructors from over 100 countries. MH&F offers four premium mindful movement brands. STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Total Barre™ is a high-energy, dynamic barre program fusing Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training. CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training™ focuses on functional fitness targeting kinesthetic awareness. Finally, ZEN·GA™ is a synergistic blend of mind-body modalities, supported by exercise science and the newest findings in fascial fitness. www.merrithew.com
Relentlessly fueled to reinvent low-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide seated elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with CROSS CiRCUIT and now leads exercise in a new direction with the LateralX. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. We continually redefine the levels of innovation, quality, and service necessary to deliver the very best fitness experiences—all with the goal of improving the ways people improve themselves. www.precor.com
Since 1979, Star Trac has been a leader in developing advanced equipment for the fitness industry, focused on providing products to mold lifelong habits for health and fitness. Its user-focused product innovations are reflected in the complete line of cardiovascular and strength equipment. For more information about Star Trac visit www.startrac.com or call 800-228-6635
Twist Conditioning Inc®
Twist Conditioning is Canada’s #1 choice for Sport Performance, Functional Fitness, and Whole Body Integration training methods, education and certification. Built upon knowledge, passion and integrity, Twist Conditioning provides fitness, sport and coaching programs for all levels of experience. Combined with Twist’s product distribution partner, 360 Athletics, we provide the pinnacle of sport conditioning programming and delivery. Contact us at www.twistconditioning.com
Uvalux Tanning & Support
Over 30 years Uvalux Tanning & Support has grown to be Canada’s largest tanning distributor. With four locations, Uvalux features industry leading equipment from uwe, Soltron, Beauty Angel, Sun Angel and spray tanning booths from VersaSpa and Mystic Tan. Discover the HydroMassage and Hydration Station for luxury spa technology.Also top-selling lotion brands: Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, California Tan and Designer Skin. Learn about industry trends, financing, training, co-op advertising, and much more! Visit www.uvalux.com or call 800-661-6292
Fitness Business Canada
Fitness Business Canada (FBC) magazine serves the owners, managers, staff, and independent fitness professionals throughout the health/fitness industry in Canada. Facility owners and managers use FBC and FitNet e-news as a network of management knowledge teamed with industry news. FBC meets their most requested editorial topics combined with quality information on fitness equipment and accessories. Celebrating 15 Years!
For over thirty years, Keiser has been changing the way people of all ages and abilities exercise while helping to improve their performance and quality of life. Keiser produces low impact, pneumatic resistance equipment utilized by athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and rehabilitation experts worldwide. Their users are linked by one common goal: the ability to train at any speed without fear of injury. With a focus on power development for all walks of life, it is Keiser's passion to challenge the barriers of traditional thinking to continually expand the limits of human performance.
National Fitness Products
National Fitness Products of Canada has been serving Canadian health and fitness facilities for over a decade. National Fitness Products of Canada is a national wholesale distributor, providing superior service, facility planning, consulting services and financing options. Representing leading brands such as Woodway, Star Trac, Atlantis, Octane, NuStep, Marpo, Perform Better and Reebok Professional Studio Gear, National Fitness Products of Canada can provide one source purchasing for all your facility needs. In addition, our RIPT education division will supply the latest in group exercise programming. www.nationalfitnessproducts.com =or 877-348-4111
30 years in the gym and we're just getting warmed up. Our product highlights include the best in class Schwinn AC Performance Plus bike, the category-leading StepMill® 5 and the introduction of the "calorie killer" – the TreadClimber® by StairMaster®. Learn more at www.stairmaster.com or for Schwinn education and events, visit www.schwinneducation.com
TRX®, the training company, and creators of Suspension Training® bodyweight exercise, produce and sell training equipment, education and programs to trainers, clubs, athletes, coaches, sports medicine practitioners, and all branches of the military. TRX Suspension Training and all new TRX Rip™ Training, deliver functional and innovative training solutions for individuals of all fitness levels and abilities, anywhere. Visit www.TRXtraining.com or call 888-878-5348.
Zumba® Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-party workout. Founded in 2001, the company is now the largest branded fitness program in the world, with more than 14 million weekly class participants in over 200,000 locations across more than 180 countries. Coined "fitness-parties," Zumba classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography that provide effective, total-body workouts. In addition to its original Zumba® program, the company also offers a variety of specialty classes, including: Zumba® Step; Zumba Gold® (active older adults); Aqua Zumba®; Zumba® Kids/Zumba® Kids Jr. (ages 4-11); and Zumbini™ (ages 0-3).To bring the Zumba program to your facility, visit www.zumba.com/clubs
Fitness Kickboxing Canada Inc.®
YogaFit® is the largest Yoga school in the world with over 200,000 trained instructors worldwide. Founded in 1994 by Beth Shaw, YogaFit® offers a user-friendly, fitness-oriented style of yoga for everybody and every body. Registered with the Yoga Alliance, YogaFit® offers 200 and 500 RYT designations, including a 100 hour YogaFit for Warriors program and is a Charter Supporting Member School of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. YogaFit is also the 2013 recipient of the Steve Block Vendor of the Year Award. Visit our Canadian Flagship studio and boutique in Toronto at 898 Danforth Ave. for YogaFit® classes and merchandise. www.yogafitcanada.com, 855-607-YOGA (9642)