August 17, 2010
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., Aug. 17, 2010 – Add another award to the list for the 2009 World Series Champions. Dana Cavalea, New York Yankees strength and conditioning coordinator, will receive the Life Fitness Nolan Ryan Award, named after the Hall of Fame pitcher, on Aug. 17 at Yankee Stadium. The annual award, presented by Hammer Strength and Life Fitness, honors the professional baseball strength and conditioning coach whose accomplishments, as recognized by members of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society, have earned him distinction in his field.
“Increasing endurance throughout the season is key. Near the end of the season, I like to incorporate Hammer Strength machines into our training regiment because it’s the only equipment that increases total-body strength,” said Cavalea. Hammer Strength and Life Fitness equipment are prominent in the team’s training facility at Yankee Stadium.
Cavalea is currently serving his fourth season as the Yankees strength and conditioning coordinator. Prior to joining the Yankees, he served in the same capacity for the Toronto Blue Jays (2001) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2002). Cavalea received his degree in exercise science from University of South Florida, and holds a CSCS certification from the National Strength Coaches Association. This award recognizes his personal accomplishments and integrity as a strength and conditioning coach.
Cavalea will receive a plaque to commemorate the award, a personal letter from Ryan and a financial stipend of $1,500 toward the purchase of new Hammer Strength and Life Fitness strength-training and conditioning equipment for the Yankees training facility.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, as well as game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its well-known strength and cardiovascular equipment under its Life Fitness and Hammer Strength brands. It also offers billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture under the iconic Brunswick Billiards brand. Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Brunswick Billiards equipment is distributed to more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., the company is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).