November 30, 2012 // Category: Innovation
In November, Life Fitness proudly accepted the 2012 Spark International Design Award in the Concept category for our Immersive Exercise Pod (IEP). The bronze medal joins 11 awards we’ve previously won in the field of design. Spark is a global community that strives to promote better living through innovative design, and their recognition is a credit to the Life Fitness Industrial Design team’s creativity and talent. Creating emotionally charged and visually compelling fitness equipment is why we get up in the morning and obtaining this award from the global design community is like adding “nitrous” to our creative gas tank.
September 12, 2012 // Category: Our People
On behalf of the Life Fitness family and friends, we’d like to congratulate Life Fitness President Chris Clawson on his unanimous election as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) National Vice President, part of the organization’s volunteer leadership.
Chris has worked with the MDA for 7 years, extending the bridge between the fitness industry and the MDA that Life Fitness co-founder Augie Nieto established in 2005, when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
July 03, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
With the Tour de France taking place the next few weeks, it’s the perfect time to use this famous race as inspiration for your own workouts.
Enjoy the health benefits. Cycling is a heart-pumping cardio activity that can increase your endurance and stamina, and lead to better overall fitness and muscle tone. When cycling, your quads, hamstrings and glutes do most of the work, but your core muscles will get a great workout, too. Outdoor cycling is particularly beneficial because you have to deal with the challenges of gravity, weather and terrain. Mix up your daily routine by using your bike as a means of transportation this summer and you’ll notice a difference in your endurance after a couple weeks.