Facilities: Fitness & Training
- Georgia Dedicates Indoor Practice Facility
by David Paschall February 2017
Georgia dedicated its long-awaited practice facility Tuesday, becoming the last Southeastern Conference school to have a 100-yard football field indoors.
- Battling Ropes Increasingly Popular in Fitness Centers
by Angie Ferguson February 2017
Over the past decade, battling ropes have become an increasing popular training tool and as such are finding their way into more mainstream fitness centers all the time.
- Airport Gym Provides Travelers Workout Opportunity
by Kelli Kennedy February 2017
Work out while waiting for your flight? That's an option now at Baltimore Washington International Airport, where the only gym at a U.S. airport past security opened recently with plans to open 20 more at airports by 2020. It's the latest example of how fitness and health trends have started showing up at airports. Yoga rooms and walking tracks have opened at airports around North America over the past few years, and healthier food options are also easier to find in airports now. You can even get a kombucha to wash down a salad made with locally sourced produce.
- Inside the Odd History of the Treadmill
by Mike Plunkett February 2017
The tread wheel, a variation of what we know as the modern treadmill, was used in the 1800s to keep British prisoners from idleness, but more so for hard labor.
- High School Focuses on Functional Strength Training
by Steve Krah February 2017
Making a better athlete often means making a stronger athlete. Strength training is building functional strength at Concord High School, where Craig Koehler is in his 16th year of teaching student-athletes how to improve athletic performance. Mike Campbell is a decade into coordinating the strength and conditioning efforts at Jimtown High School.
- Training Grounds Lets Trainers Rent Gym Space
by Tim Feran February 2017
"I do believe this is the next big franchise opportunity," says Eddie Zhang, co-founder of Training Grounds, a gym that gives trainers rental space where they can ply their trade.
- App Offers Old-School Fitness Motivation
by Adrian Gomez February 2017
"Why so serious?" That's a phrase Steve Holden is often asked. Yet the only thing the 58-year-old is serious about is getting healthy. Which is why he took on the role of "Old School Coach," a new app launching later this month in Apple's App Store.
- How to Avoid Overtraining in Fitness Routine
by Angie Ferguson February 2017
There is endless discussion these days about overtraining. The term has become so popular that some athletes believe that if they feel even just a little tired or fatigued over the course of a regular training cycle, that they must be overtraining.
- Man Accused of Stealing Car, Wallet from Fitness Center
by Deon J. Hampton February 2017
A Uniondale man is accused of stealing a vehicle and a wallet from a fitness center in East Garden City, Nassau County police said.
- Study: Cell Phone Use While Exercising Dangerous
by Johnna Kelly February 2017
Multi-tasking may help you get ahead at work, but not at the gym. In fact, new research suggests talking on the phone or even texting while exercising can lead to issues and injuries.