Fitness Business Association member Chuck Leve passed away from cancer

Chuck Leve Death – Cause of Death  – On the 11th of November 2021, Chuck Leve sadly and unexpectedly passed away in his home surrounded by his family. Chuck Leve was a devoted husband, father, papa, and fitness industry veteran. He died after a courageous battle with cancer. According to an article by FBA fitness, Chuck battled bravely through countless scans, chemotherapy treatments, a stem-cell transplant and CAR-T procedure. His cancer gradually transformed several times from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma, to Non-Hodgkins Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma, then MDS (a rare bone marrow cancer) then finally Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Chuck worked and made great contributions to the fitness industry for more than 50 years. In 1966, Chuck helped lead his high school alma mater Glenbrook North High School to the state championship in baseball which got him a baseball scholarship into the University of Miami, Florida. He was the Executive Director of NCCA, one of IHRSA’s predecessors, and for 28 years Chuck helped usher in a new era in the fitness industry, FBA stated in a release.

Some of his accomplishments includes; Creating the infrastructure and overseeing the meteoric growth of Racquetball from 1970-1980, leading to his 1997 induction into the Racquetball Hall of Fame, Creator of the IHRSA Tradeshow which later became the largest commercial fitness show in North America. Co-creation and growth of the Association of Fitness Studios (now FBA), among other achievement. He will be greatly missed.

97 Display said; “Our sincere condolences go out to the family & friends of Chuck Leve, who passed away last week. His contributions to the fitness industry over the course of 50 years cannot be understated and he will be missed. Read more about his impact here…”

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