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Fitness Movin' & Shakin': Rumor-busting/FHI; hires at Icon, Bladez and Star Trac

FHI/Busy Body Home Fitness not on the sales block. Jay Kirkham joins Icon as VP of operations. Bladez hires Paul Haberstroh. Star Trace hires Bruce Kaplan.


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Rumor’s been floatin’ around that FHI dba Busy Body Home Fitness is on the market, but President/COO Kenton Van Harten told SNEWS® with resounding firmness that was absolutely not true. In fact, he said, the company is looking to raise more capital to consider entering another growth stage after the last year or so of all-quiet-on-the-acquisition-front. He added, “We like what we’ve been doing.”…

New at Icon Fitness is Jay Kirkham, who came on last month as vice president of manufacturing after leaving True Fitness in August where he was vice president of operations…. Paul Haberstroh is the newest hire at Bladez, where he has taken on the job of western regional manager. Haberstroh has been on both the dealer and manufacturer side of the industry, and has worked for Precor and Cybex. Contact him at paulhaberstroh@ebladez.com…. Star Trac has hired Bruce Kaplan for the newly created position of National Multi-Housing Sales Manager. Kaplan has two decades of industry experience including at Hoist, Universal and Copeland Sports….