Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016

Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
Industry Icon Neal Spruce ramps up to grow another impactful brand with PTontheNet and PTA Global
Denver, CO —Neal Spruce and his investment group have officially acquired two of the industry’s most trusted and
relied on development companies; Personal Training on the Net (PTontheNet) and Personal Training Academy
Global (PTA Global).
Through the strategic alignment of resources, Spruce has founded, owned, operated and partnered to build some
of the largest and most successful fitness brands in the business such as Gold’s Gym, Apex Fitness, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Bodybugg (winner in 2005 of “Best of What’s New in Personal Health in the
U.S.” awarded by Popular Science), and 24Hour Fitness, among others. Most recently, Neal developed the evidence-based fitness programming company, dotFIT Worldwide. His vision and deep understanding of creating resources for club operators and fitness professionals has led him to be one of the most respected entrepreneurs in
the industry.
“We couldn't be more excited to have found the best possible organization to hand our baton to,” says Kevin Laferriere, CEO of FitPro. “We believe Neal Spruce and team are certainly the right group to liberate the full potential
of the PTontheNet and PTA Global brands. Their commitment to growing meaningful fitness resources is unparalleled in our industry. We’re inspired by their vast network; and most importantly, our customers will be the undoubted benefactors of a significant uplift in our product and services.”
Neal Spruce, Chairman says, “We anticipate improving operating efficiencies; including customer support, rapid
deployment of resources, and expanded services. The new organization will quickly move to amplify its current
position as the preferred provider for all customized health, sport, fitness professional and facility needs.” By hosting the sport and fitness industry’s most respected education and business resource providers on a single platform
PTontheNet and PTA Global are able to deliver a comprehensive, one-stop solution for building and maintaining a
successful fitness business. Resources include:
• Complete education and staff training resources
• NCCA Accredited Certification
• CECs and advanced continuing education
• Systems and sciences to position a business for success
• Recruitment and new employee onboarding tools
• Compliance-based education, like CPR and AED training, workplace harassment, etc.
• Access to industry’s premier fitness insurance provider, Sports & Fitness Insurance Company
• Exercise library and program design tools
• Library of compelling educational resources from renowned industry educators and business leaders
Spruce’s success is rooted in the belief that sport and fitness facilities with properly trained staff are the key to
solving America’s health care dilemma.“Accurate delivery of the best tools and talent needed to run a successful
fitness business within an organization's own footprint will bring and keep more people coming through the
doors,” says Spruce.
The new ownership’s intent is to continually support talented fitness professionals and facilities that not only provide immediate results through complete programming but also set consumers up for long-term health and fitness
benefits. The assets housed within PTontheNet and PTA Global are key to achieving this vision.
About PTontheNet:
PTontheNet is the world's largest and most comprehensive resource for fitness education and development. We
currently work with 83% of major health club chains and are the premier education resource for health clubs and
personal trainers. We provide free continuing education, work with the best authors in the industry, and offer educational packages designed to drive performance and strengthen your business. Learn how PTontheNet’s powerful tools can positively impact on your business today. Visit:
About PTA Global:
Founded In 2009, Personal Training Academy (PTA) Global brought together 26 of the world’s greatest educators
and presenters to create the most holistic curriculum in the industry. PTA Global offers an NCCA Accredited Certification, expanded education, and advanced courses. Our mission is to unite the industry and its leaders while raising the bar and broadening the horizons of fitness education, including proper integration of the important aspects
of behavioral change and exercise, and stress management. Visit:
Cindy Wiliams | Vice President, Account Development
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