Vancouver, WA July 11th, 2019—Core Health & Fitness, an industry leader in commercial fitness products, is excited to announce the hiring of Chris Pietsch as Global Channel Manager of Hospitality.

Chris brings over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry. During this time, Chris was responsible for selling brand name fitness equipment to specialty retail channels and has delivered over $60M in sales. In addition to his demonstrated involvement in the fitness industry, Chris has created and implemented national commercial fitness strategies to expand company positioning in the marketplace. These practices combined with his extensive experience in management and strategy make Chris an exciting addition to Core Health & Fitness.

Core Health & Fitness is thrilled to welcome Chris to the team and is excited about the renewed focus he brings to the highly important hospitality channel. Chris will play a large role in better engaging with global partners to provide our premium products to the right facilities.

“We are excited to add Chris to the Core Health and Fitness team! He brings a very strong hospitality background in addition to B2B sales expertise,” said Tom Johnston, VP of Distributor & Global Vertical Sales. “Our commitment is to provide exceptional products designed to enhance the guest experience. We are delighted to have someone with his experience lead and expand our global reach.”

Chris stated, “I am truly excited to join the Core Health and Fitness team! My professional experiences have been invaluable to me and will allow me to transfer that knowledge into this new role. I look forward to my new journey with Core Health and Fitness and helping them become a leader in the hospitality segment.”

Chris can be reached at: [email protected]


Core Health & fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness solutions to health clubs, community recreational centers, hotels, government, education facilities and more. Core markets its products under the iconic brands of Star Trac®, StairMaster®, Nautilus® and Schwinn®. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, with over 400 employees, Core serves a global customer base. Core maintains sales, engineering and service offices throughout the United States (Vancouver, WA; Lake Forest, CA; Independence, VA) as well as in the United Kingdom (High Wycombe), Germany (Munich), Spain (Barcelona), Poland (Poznan) and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro).