January 21, 2012 |
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger received nearly $31.4 million in total compensation last year, a 13.6% increase from 2010, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The board's compensation committee laid out the case for Iger's package, noting that 90% is tied to Disney's performance. It said the Burbank entertainment giant achieved record net income, revenue and earnings per share in fiscal 2011, and initiated a number of projects that would contribute to the company's' future growth — including expanding attractions at Disney theme parks in California, Florida and Hong Kong, and the joint venture to create a new park in Shanghai.
June 18, 1997 |
Makers of popular exercise equipment, including Abflex and Lifecycle, agreed to settle federal charges that they made exaggerated weight-loss claims in advertisements. The Federal Trade Commission reached separate settlements with Franklin Park, Ill.-based Life Fitness Cos., maker of Lifecycle stationary bikes, and Logan, Utah-based Icon Health & Fitness Inc., maker of Cross Walk treadmills, prohibiting those companies from making unsubstantiated calorie-burning claims.
April 26, 1994 |
Just about every inch of Susan Jacobs' Burbank bedroom is functional. There's the floral comforter (for warmth), the oak desk (for writing), the long dresser (for storing clothes) and that darn NordicTrack (for decoration). "I begged my husband for a NordicTrack for my birthday last year," the 37-year-old nurse says. "He told me, 'It'll become a clothes hanger.' " Susan Jacobs disagreed. Mark Jacobs gave in. She used it three times a week . . . for a month and a half.
August 10, 1993 |
Exercising at home can sound hassle-free, if not effortless. Buy the right equipment, set up the home gym and you'll never miss a workout--come rain, smog or threat of muggers. Or so the myth goes. John Reitano, an exercise physiologist at FHP Health Plan, doesn't buy it. "Stair-climbing machines hold more clothes than some closets," he says. Home exercise equipment is a booming market that brought in about $3 billion last year, according to the National Sporting Goods Assn.
January 9, 1994 |
Paul Glancy is interested in buying your Nordic Track. But you can keep the rowing machine. At his store in the Washington suburb of Herndon, Va., Glancy watches people lug in their used sporting goods and exercise equipment, and carry out cash for the holidays. Glancy is a franchisee of Play It Again Sports.
September 14, 1986 |
The two-story-high windows in the living and dining area of this 3000-square foot pent house condominium offer a commanding view of the Hollywood hills. Owner Patrick Netter, a fitness enthusiast whose firm designs and sells exercise equipment for home and corporate use, bought the house in 1983, shortly after the building was completed. He hired designer Darrell L. Wight to help him rework the interior.
May 23, 1998 |
Irvine-based Tectrix Fitness Equipment Inc., which makes computerized stationary bicycles and virtual reality fitness machines, has been purchased by a Massachusetts exercise equipment manufacturing company. Cybex International Inc. said Friday that it acquired Tectrix, adding the company's stair-climbing machines and stationary bikes to Cybex's weight-training and cardiovascular equipment. Terms were not disclosed.
July 17, 1994
FROM: Robert A. Wiswell, chairman of USC's department of exercise science and member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports * Los Angeles may be the home of glamour gyms, health-obsessed aerobics. But, in fact, a very large portion of our population exercises little or not at all. For many, health club membership or the purchase of home exercise equipment is prohibitively expensive.
January 25, 1997 |
Based on a review of her business by industry leaders, fitness entrepreneur Karen Voight was recognized by the International Assn. of Fitness Professionals as the Fitness Business Person of the Year in 1994. Here's a look at Voight's wide-ranging exercise empire: * Fitness videos: Seven titles, which have sold more than 334,000 units since 1993. * * Mail-order business: Features her videos and exercise equipment. * Endorsement: A deal with stationary-bicycle maker Keiser Sports Health Equipment.
November 9, 1998 |
A buyer's guide to aerobic and cardiovascular exercise equipment: Treadmills Assessment: Offer a natural exercise and almost infinite capacity to adjust the level of exertion. Buying tips: Test the treadmill at different speeds; listen to the motor for signs of laboring; be aware the belt motion should remain smooth. Most are motorized, although they come in manual models. The number of users and their weights should be considered here.