Nov 21, 2014

Suntory mulls sale of gym chain Tipness to NTV

Suntory Holdings Ltd. is considering selling health club unit Tipness Ltd. to Nippon Television Holdings Inc. as it tires to unload noncore businesses to help pay for its buyout of U.S. distiller Beam Inc. earlier this year, sources said Friday. Suntory is expected to ...

Docomo to launch 'smart' fitness service in December

Oct 1, 2014

Docomo to launch 'smart' fitness service in December

NTT Docomo Inc. will launch a workout data management service in December compatible with smartphones and “smart sportswear.” The service, called Runtastic for docomo, will allow users to collect and measure fitness-related information, such as data from running and pushups, through smartphone applications, the ...

Joe Weider, 'godfather of fitness' dies at 93

Mar 25, 2013

Joe Weider, 'godfather of fitness' dies at 93

Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to fitness publisher Joe Weider after he died Saturday aged 93, calling him a “father figure” who helped the Austrian movie star achieve the American dream. Weider, who built a multimillion-dollar publishing empire that included Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Shape ...