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Vanessa Palestino Upper Hand
In The News

Upper Hand Hires VP of Business Development

Indianapolis-based Upper Hand Inc. has named Vanessa Palestino Vice President of Business Development. In the role, she will lead and support the sales team, as well as cultivate growth for the Enterprise Sales department, for the firm’s award-winning sports and fitness software platform.

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Kevin MacCauley Upper Hand
In The News

An Interview With Upper Hand Founder, Kevin MacCauley | Forbes

Many of the world’s most successful companies started with a founder who had a problem. Google, Uber and Spanx are examples of companies born from a non-existent or inferior product that couldn’t meet a founder’s needs. Read how Kevin MacCauley, Upper Hand Founder + CEO saw an opportunity while coaching baseball and turned it into one of the sports and fitness industry’s leading software solutions.

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D-BAT Video Analysis
COVID-19

Customer Story: New Video App Helps D-BAT Keep Training

D-BAT is one of the top indoor baseball and softball training franchises in the country, aiming to provide quality teaching environments and high quality instruction for athletes of all ages, from little league to the pros. When their franchise locations temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Upper Hand understood the importance of continuing to provide quality training to athletes, and immediately began working on a solution for the business.

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the importance of staying active while staying home
COVID-19

The Importance of Staying Active While Staying Home

Gyms and studios across the nation are temporarily closing their doors in an effort to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus, so more and more businesses are quickly adapting to the situation and launching online training to keep people active and exercising from home. Luckily, WHO’s recommendations can still be achieved at home with little space and equipment.

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Fitness

This Week’s Top Fitness Headlines: ICYMI

Sometimes, the headlines we don’t see are the ones that impact our industry the most. Here are a few of this week’s easily missed headlines that just might be the most important news you need to know in fitness.

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Sports in a Time of Crisis
COVID-19

The Role of Sports in a Time of Crisis

There’s an old cliche that many powerful stories start with. “Do you remember when?” The simple question freezes moments in time, placing them on a pedestal and subjecting them to reinterpretation, discussion, and, perhaps most importantly, reliving. Rarely do we recognize their importance in our present lives; maybe that’s why we spend so much time reminiscing on the past and anticipating the future. But every so often, an instance comes around that is immediately recognizable as an inflection point in all of our lives. March 2020 has undeniably brought forth one of those moments. 

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video analysis tools
Business Management

6 Ways to Provide Value to Clients During COVID-19

Gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts have been forced to find alternative ways to stay healthy and active during the coronavirus pandemic. While most sports and fitness businesses have been forced to shut their doors, there are numerous ways to still add value to clients without seeing them. From live-streamed workout classes to using video analysis tools, we’ve compiled six ways trainers and businesses can continue to engage with clients during this period of uncertainty

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Tokyo Olympics Coronavirus
COVID-19

Could Coronavirus Cancel the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

With many high-profile sporting events cancelled or postponed, including the Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 and the World Athletics Indoor Athletics Championships, it begs the question–will the 2020 Olympics, to be held in Tokyo, go on as scheduled?

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NBA All-Star Game 2020
In The News

2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Recap & Highlights

The 2020 NBA All-Star festivities were some of the most exciting in recent memory. Over three nights, we saw Trae Young and Luka Doncic shine in the Rising Stars Game, a big man win the Skills Challenge, a memorable dunk contest, and a successfully revamped All-Star Game. Here are the highlights of the weekend.

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NBA All-Star Game Changes
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2020 NBA All-Star Game Preview: New Rules and Format

The biggest storylines surrounding this year’s All-Star Game are not about the players or contests, but about the format and structure of the game. The league altered the format of the game, factoring in donations to charities and homages to Kobe Bryant, and making changes to the scoring system and running clock. Here is the full list of NBA All-Star Game new rules.

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