March 10, 2012 // Category: Our People
Few individuals have had as much influence on the modern era of the health and fitness facility industry as Ray Wilson. From owning and operating ten distinct chains of clubs, to bringing our industry its first high-tech piece of equipment, the Lifecycle™ exercise bike, Ray Wilson has had a significant hand in shaping the fitness club industry we know today.
March 09, 2012 // Category: Our People
On February 29th, 2012, Life Fitness produced the 500,000th treadmill at our Franklin Park, Ill. factory. The first Life Fitness treadmill ever produced was the TR9500 (also known as “The Tank”) in August of 1991. During that first year we averaged ten treadmilles per day. Needless to say we’ve perfected the art since then and today our team averages 177 treadmills per day!
The entire Life Fitness team wants to thank you – our customers, partners and fans – for your loyalty, without which we never could have passed that half-million mark.
March 07, 2012 // Category: Our People
At Life Fitness, there is company lingo and code names you can fake like you know—“Project Cutter,” “Fungle” and “ASAP”. But there is one name you better know: Augie Nieto, a Life Fitness legend.
As our current company president, Chris Clawson said it best “Augie was the co-founder of Life Fitness and piloted our company to prominence as the leading fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, but his greatest accomplishments came after he was diagnosed with ALS.”