• News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.

  • Sponsored Video: Inside Cybex's Manufacturing Facility

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    Athletic Business recently had the exclusive opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Cybex's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Owatonna, Minn. Our ABtv video crew met up with international club owner Ron Hemelgarn as he toured the 340,000 square-foot facility learning the ins and outs of how some of the most popular fitness equipment in the world is made.

    Can't get enough? Check out our extended version with even more details on Cybex's manufacturing process.



  • Keeping Up on Cardio Equipment Trends

    by Emily Attwood February 2014

    Group cycling has been the hot topic in group exercise for the past few years, its growth fueled by a celebrity following, a plethora of class formats and continually improving technology that allows for better tracking and more engaging audio/visual elements. But when the American College of Sports Medicine released its list of top 20 fitness trends for 2014, group cycling was nowhere to be found, suggesting to many that it was a fading craze. Meanwhile, whispers of a competitor have been growing from out of the shadows of the cardio floor. The rowing machine, a tried-and-true — if somewhat neglected — staple is being hailed by some as the successor to group cycling. 

  • Study Shows Concussion Risk 'Dependent on Helmet'

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    As of today, football season is officially over. But research into protecting the game's players has no offseason. A new study published by the Journal of Neurosurgery says the risk of suffering a concussion after a head injury may be dependent on what type of helmet a player is wearing.

  • Technogym wins ISPO “Product of the Year 2014”

    by AB Staff January 2014

    Source: Technogym

    January 26th, 2014 – Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google Glass controlled treadmill at the ISPO 2014, the most important international trade fair for Sport Business and Sportswear, from January 26-29 in Munich. With this innovative technology the users will be able to interact with the treadmill using their Google Glass and they will receive feedback on their training on the Glass display right away. Visitors can view the treadmill, which has been named winner of the ISPO Award “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2014” in the performance segment, at the ISPO Award booth (hall A2, booth 309).

  • TRUE Fitness Product Demo: Transcend 16 Console (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff January 2014

    Experience TRUE's Transcend 16 console with intuitive navigation, programs for all levels, and all-encompassing entertainment, appealing to users of all fitness levels.

  • Cybex Product Demo: The Eagle Leg Press (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff January 2014

    Cybex product specialist Daryl Dee explains and demonstrates the features and benefits of the company's Eagle Leg Press from the trade show floor at the 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo.

  • Wearable Fitness Tech Dominates at Consumer Electronics Show

    by Nick Daniels January 2014

    For technology and fitness buffs everywhere, Christmas may be coming extra early this year. 

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show — scheduled to kick off Jan. 7 in Las Vegas — is the place to be to check out the latest in fitness technology, led by a growing trend in wearable fitness devices.

  • Video: Technogym Previews First Google Glass Controlled Treadmill

    by AB Editors January 2014

    SOURCE: Technogym

    New York, N.Y. – January 3, 2013 – Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google glass controlled treadmill at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, January 7-10 in Las Vegas at booth #26609 in South Hall 2. CES attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with the treadmill using Google glasses and feedback on their training will be provided through the glasses lenses.

  • LED Lighting Finding a Home in Major Sports Arenas

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    The most impressive stats shared with fans visiting War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., on any given night last season weren't displayed on the scoreboard, but rather on a monitor just inside the turnstiles.