November 20, 2023
Blood from worms usually used as fishing bait could be the newest doping technique in professional cycling, even at the Tour de France, reports over the weekend have alleged. Haemoglobin from arenicola marina lugworms, otherwise known as sandworms, is used for medical use because of the worms' incredible oxygen transporting abilities, and according...
November 15, 2023
After 45 years in business, Pace Sportswear closed at the end of last month, the result of declining sales following the pandemic. Company president Maria Marsh on Wednesday wrote in an email that the company is looking for a buyer for the remaining inventory. Pace manufactured cycling headgear — including...
October 30, 2023
Life Time Group Holdings Inc., saw a 23% increase in revenue through the first three fiscal quarters of 2023 as member visits were up 24% over pre-pandemic levels at the company’s fitness clubs. Revenue in Life Time's athletic events business also was up, even though it sold two events earlier...
October 26, 2023
A number of major European cycling teams have been exploring plans to create a new competitive league in a move that could reshape the sport’s landscape and allocate more funding for participants. About five teams around Europe including Ineos Grenadiers are involved in the early-stage talks and more could join....
August 25, 2023
Giant Bicycles says it is aware of a fraudulent website mimicking its U.S. domain and has started the process of eliminating it by notifying the Federal Trade Commission, which investigates online scams in the U.S., and the brand's global legal team in Taiwan. BRAIN
July 17, 2023
Could a Garmin watch actually know something a runner doesn't about his training progress? Could it replace a coach? Andy Cochrane decided to be a guinea pig, making a resolution to wear his Garmin for a full month, 24 hours a day, and do everything it recommended. Outside
July 6, 2023
Brooks Launches ReStart Recommerce Program to Support Sustainability Goals and Increase Access to the Run
Brands that sponsor the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) are found to have gained up to a 400 per cent return on their investment, according to a report from SponsorUnited. The LPGA Marketing Partnerships Report for 2022/23 produced by the sponsorship data and advertising services firm found that the number of...
June 27, 2023
The new Nike Aerogami Jacket is meant to both warm and cool an athlete by automatically opening vents for added breathability when they start to sweat and then closing in the absence of moisture. Gizmondo
January 27, 2023
Giant Group has made a $20 million investment in Stages Cycling, acquiring 32.5% of the company's common stock according to a filing with the Taiwan stock exchange. According to the announcement in Taiwan, on Jan. 20 Giant's board approved the purchase of 32.5% of Stages Cycling Inc. common stock for...
January 5, 2023
Peloton is starting off 2023 with a $19 million fine. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company has agreed to pay the civil penalty to settle charges that the company knowingly failed to immediately report safety issues with its recalled Tread Plus. Peloton continued to sell 38 Tread...
November 15, 2022
Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Clinic, which it calls, "a virtual health storefront, bringing together clinical offerings from national, award-winning telehealth providers." With Amazon Clinic, customers are able to select the third-party telehealth provider that best meets their timeline and budget, then connect directly with a licensed clinician. Vator
October 26, 2022
Kanye West is persona non grata for Peloton -- the exercise company is banning his music from any new future classes. The statement comes on the heels of Peloton's Alex Toussaint -- a popular cycling instructor -- declaring he would not be playing Ye's tunes during any of his classes. Toussaint...
October 9, 2022
Experts have long known that fitness is good for the brain. A recent paper connects different types of workouts with assorted improvements in memory. NYT (paywall)
October 7, 2022
Pon's Pacific Cycle has reduced its North American workforce in an attempt to restructure operations in response to what it called "challenging economic conditions in the retail mass market segment." A Pacific Cycle spokesperson said that the layoffs affected less than 10% of the workforce but did not give a...
September 8, 2022
Hilma, was founded by Brooke Torres in 2019, when she could not find running shoes that fit her properly. Torres was disappointed with the one-fit shoes that were on the market, as well as the exclusion of women from product development in women’s running shoes and fits created off the...
August 29, 2022
TRX, which filed for bankruptcy in June to pursue a sale, announced that its founder and former CEO, Randy Hetrick, and partner, Jack Daly, have acquired the fitness brand. Hetrick founded TRX in 2004 after inventing the Suspension Trainer as a SEAL team squadron commander and will now lead the...