• 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.

  • Tracking Technology Revolutionizes Athlete Training

    by Paul Steinbach September 2013

    As finely tuned as strength and conditioning coaches would like today's athletes to be, much of performance training to date has been based more on time-honored norms than real science. Enter the new era of sports analytics, fueled by advances in athlete tracking technology.

  • Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco Parks, Courtesy of Google

    by Emily Attwood July 2013

    City parks are becoming technological hotspots. As New York spends the summer installing solar charging stations in its already Wi-Fi-enabled parks and plazas this summer, San Francisco is taking advantage of a $600,000 gift from Google that will add free Wi-Fi to 31 parks, recreation centers and plazas.