• Are Helmets in Girls' Lacrosse Good for the Sport?

    by Wayne Epps Jr. August 2017

    For the first time, there's a performance standard in place specifically for women's lacrosse headgear. Whereas players such as Smith could previously wear various types of soft head protection, players who want to wear headgear now have to choose one of two helmet models. But there are varying opinions in lacrosse about what effects the use of headgear could have, and the use of headgear is still optional for players.

  • Notes from the 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo was held July 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 14,000 fitness professionals and enthusiasts gathered to soak in the latest trends — from workout gear and diet supplements to in-gym data tracking technology.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
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  • Report: U.S. Obesity Drives Fitness Market

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    While the United States is most certainly not the fittest country on the planet, Americans are buying more fitness equipment than any other nation.

  • How Digital Signage is Revolutionizing Venue Branding

    by Paul Steinbach July 2017

    Hailed as "the South's preeminent lifestyle destination," The Battery Atlanta houses hundreds of high-end residences, dozens of fashion retailers and conceptual eateries, one luxury hotel and a theater bearing an iconic name. It's blocks of brand-driven streetscape long on curb appeal.

  • Two-Piece Wrestling Uniform Draws Mixed Reviews

    by Ray Nimmo July 2017

    The NFHS has approved adding an alternate two-piece uniform consisting of...

  • High School Eyes Impact Detection for Football Helmets

    by Tremayne Hogue June 2017

    Centerville High School's football team is on the verge of purchasing new helmet technology that would make it easier to detect potential concussions earlier.

  • Delivery Worker Charged in CrossFit Equipment Theft

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    One day after a break-in at Pennant CrossFit, Southborough police traced a suspect to his home in Danvers, Mass., where he confessed to taking fitness equipment from the business on June 5 and from several other area gyms on other occasions.

  • Rachel Moyer’s AEDs-in-Schools Mission Gains Momentum

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    Of the many stories Rachel Moyer tells about people saved by automated external defibrillators, one stands out. It involves a former Notre Dame High School girls' basketball player from East Stroudsburg, Pa., whose team shared a bus with the boys' team the night in December 2000 that Moyer's sophomore son Greg died of sudden cardiac arrest. Finding inspiration in that tragedy, Maureen Burke is now an athletic trainer and just last year helped save the life of a 59-year-old sportswriter at a high school basketball game by using an AED. "To me, that's more than a coincidence," says Rachel Moyer, a past president of Parent Heart Watch and tireless grant writer for the Greg W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund. Since losing her son, Moyer has helped place 2,500 AEDs in schools across the country (a number that has more than doubled in the six years since AB last spoke to her) and trained more than 22,000 people in CPR and AED use. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach reconnected with Moyer for an update on her goal to see every high school in America outfitted with the life-saving technology.

  • Kanye West Looks to Redesign HS Sports Uniforms

    by Stephanie Chan June 2017

    Kanye West is apparently looking to get even more involved with the affluent L.A. suburb he now calls home. The rapper/designer is reportedly looking to work with Calabasas High School on redesigning its sports uniforms.