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December 2, 2019

Gold’s Gym franchisees and operators Gordon Johnson along with Scott and Skip Johnson today announced that they have sold their three Georgia based gyms to two different strategic buyers.  ​​   The Douglasville and Austell Gold’s Gyms are three of the most award-winning clubs in the Gold’s Gym worldwide chain. Started as Douglasville Health and Athletic Club by fitness entrepreneur Gordon Johnson in 1984, the clubs joined the Gold’s Gym br...

December 2, 2019

Bryan O'Rourke of Vedere Ventures has announced the successful conclusion of an engagement involving the strategic sale of three award-winning Georgia based Gold’s Gyms to two different reputable strategic buyers. Mr. O’Rourke and his firm represented the well respected and long-time health club operator Gordon Johnson, his team and partners, who operated three Georgia based Gold’s Gym clubs that were among the most award-winning clubs...

August 10, 2018

TAMPA, FLORIDA — August 8, 2018 — TAMPA, FL - The team at VertiMax has a new vision for fitness with the introduction of the RaptorFit solution.  

During a weekend of collaboration and strategic planning, with leading fitness experts from around the world, VertiMax made it’s debut into the fitness space conveying the message that they are no longer strictly a product driven company.  

VertiMax, known for creating cutting edge training tools th...

July 31, 2018

For Immediate Release

Mandeville, LA, July 31, 2018:  The Fitness Industry Technology Council (“FIT-C”) is pleased to welcome John Ford, to the board of Directors.  Ford, has served as CEO of Netpulse, the leading provider of customized mobile club apps, and recently named CEO of eGym North America.  Ford will be supporting the FIT-C mission of promoting the adoption of technology as a key to advancing and growing the health club and fitness...

March 19, 2018

TAMPA, FLORIDA — March 19, 2018 — VertiMax has launched a new certification for its equipment and is establishing trainings across the United States and globally.

ACE and VertiMax have partnered together for a NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited educational course. NCCA is the gold standard when it comes to accreditation of programs that certify professionals working in healthcare, fitness, wellness and other occupat...

March 13, 2018

TAMPA, FLORIDA — March 13, 2018 — VertiMax, a global leader in fitness and sports performance, and training solutions announced today they are moving corporate headquarters to a new, state of art complex in Tampa, Florida. The complex includes full locker rooms, training and classroom facilities with soccer fields surrounding the building.

VertiMax has been based in Tampa Bay, Florida since its inception and plans to move to the new location...

March 6, 2018

TAMPA, FLORIDA — March 6, 2018 —As part of its global expansion plans, sports performance brand Vertimax has executed international distribution agreements with 5 new global partners across Europe, the Middle East, and China.

Vertimax, world leader in sports performance, functional and rehabilitative training systems, announced today that they have entered into new strategic relationships with several leading distributors for continued expans...

January 9, 2018

 Mandeville, Louisiana, January 9, 2017 - Vedere Ventures has announced a new investment with Copenhagen based Promentum Equity Partners into the Motosumo brand of fitness technologies to drive the market forward and democratize advanced fitness technology-based training tools.  

The investment by Vedere Ventures is the first European investment for the US Based boutique investment firm headed by Bryan O’Rou...

September 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Covington, LA, September 24, 2014 - Fitness technology is evolving and poised to play a critical role in the lives of tens of millions of individuals. The Fitness Industry Technology Council (FIT-C) is a collaboration of leaders representing innovative companies and organizations within the field of technology and across the fitness industry. Fit-C is seeking the involvement of innovators and forward thinkers to join and...

April 24, 2017

TAMPA, FLORIDA — April 24, 2017 — VertiMax, a world leader in sports performance, functional and rehabilitative training systems, announced today it concluded a capital raise and has entered into a strategic relationship with Vedere Ventures. The investment, led by Vedere Ventures and with participation from other global fitness industry leaders will fuel VertiMax’s continued expansion as a market leader for developing and delivering cutting...

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