June 28, 2013 // Category: Our People
Congratulations to Life Fitness President Chris Clawson for winning the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Midwest Region. Chris shares this honor with his predecessor, Life Fitness co-founder Augie Nieto, and former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Award recipient. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
When Chris Clawson took on the role of Life Fitness President in 2010, he wanted to return the company to its roots as innovators and industry leaders. His first move was to position Life Fitness as tech leaders in the fitness industry, while also creating products that would dictate the market, as opposed to react to it. Under his leadership, Life Fitness introduced a wave of ground-breaking tech advancements in the fitness industry, including the Discover Tablet Consoles and LFopen, the industry’s first and only truly open product platform.
May 06, 2013 // Category: Our People
We’re proud to announce that Chris Clawson, our company president, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“This recognition is a reflection of our company’s resurgence in not only executive leadership, but also industry leadership,” Chris said of his award. “By pioneering game-changing new products like Synrgy360 and new advancements in technology like LFopen and our Discover Tablet Consoles, Life Fitness has signaled a new fitness era of personalization and connectivity.”
April 26, 2013 // Category: Our People
During yesterday's Bring Your Child to Work Day, we asked our future leaders:
What do you think it takes to make a SUCCESSFUL company?
If you ask us, the answers were very wise and we might just have a few future Kid Presidents on our hands. One of our guests, Mr. Andrew Rivera, went above and beyond, writing an essay on the importance of great products and innovation, using the video game industry as a great example. You can click here to read the full essay.