Fitness Industry Icon Neal Spruce to grow another impactful brand with PTontheNet and PTA Global

Mar 11, 2016, 12:17 ET from Personal Training on the Net and PTA Global

DENVER, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Neal Spruce and his investment group acquired two of the fitness industry's most trusted development companies: Personal Training on the Net (PTontheNet) and Personal Training Academy Global (PTA Global).

Through the strategic alignment of resources and partners, Spruce has founded, owned, and operated some of the most successful fitness brands including Gold's Gym, Apex Fitness, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Bodybugg (winner in Popular Science's 2005 "Best of What's New in Personal Health in the U.S."), and 24Hour Fitness.  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 fitness industry.

"We couldn't be more excited to pass the baton to Neal and his team," says Kevin Laferriere, CEO of FitPro. "We believe they are the right group to liberate the full potential of the PTontheNet and PTA Global brands. Their commitment to growing meaningful fitness resources is unparalleled. Most importantly, our customers will benefit from a significant uplift in product and services."

Spruce, Chairman says, "We anticipate improving operating efficiencies …. The new organization will quickly move to amplify its current position as the preferred provider for customized health, sport, fitness professional and facility needs."

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 set consumers up for long-term health and fitness benefits. The intellectual assets and tools of PTontheNet and PTA Global are key to achieving this vision.

About PTA Global and PTontheNet:
PTA Global brought together 26 of the world's greatest fitness 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 expanding the reach of fitness education. PTontheNet is the most comprehensive resource for fitness professional education and development. We provide continuing education, educational packages and tools designed to drive performance and strengthen your business.

SOURCE Personal Training on the Net and PTA Global