• Update: Oregon Suspends Coach Over Rhabdo Episode

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Three football players were hospitalized and several others were left slightly the worse-for-wear following an intensive, post-break strength and conditioning workout at the University of Oregon.

  • Bridging the Gap Between the Medical and Fitness Industries

    by Emily Attwood January 2017

    Recognizing the role of physical activity in preventing and treating medical conditions, the American College of Sports Medicine launched its Exercise is Medicine® campaign in 2008. Since then, the program has worked to bring together the medical and fitness communities, as well as the general population, to work toward a united healthcare continuum. It's a difficult process. Despite the recognized role of physical activity in overall health, healthcare providers have been reluctant to refer patients to a fitness facility. "They can control their patients within the healthcare system walls, but once they leave, the doctors generally didn't trust community programming because there was no reassurance, no quality-control component," says Adrian Hutber, vice president for EIM.

  • LA Fitness Buys Former Car Dealership Property

    by Daniel Connolly January 2017

    California company Fitness International LLC, which operates the LA Fitness chain of health clubs, has purchased the old Sunrise Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership in Collierville for $3.7 million, according to a public document filed with the Shelby County Register 's office.

  • New Product Roundup: RFID Locks | Cloud-Based Fitness | Aquatic Training

    by AB Staff January 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January | February 2017 issue.

  • Gym Sued After Ex-Employee Caught Filming Members

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    An ex-employee at a Nebraska Planet Fitness location has gotten his former employer in legal trouble for his predatory behavior.

  • Columbus Shelves Browns Training Camp Plans

    by Rick Rouan January 2017

    The Browns informed the city and Franklin County on Wednesday that they would not be moving forward with the deal, which would have included a new, larger Tuttle Park recreation center and new football fields.

  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • Affordable Training for Formerly Incarcerated, Youths

    by Heather Stauffer December 2016

    31-year-old Luis A. Miranda Jr., who was born and in southeast Lancaster, saw a need and felt called to address it. Since 2012, the fitness program he calls BootCamp900 has been gaining momentum.

  • Tough Mudder Looks to Offer Boutique Fitness in 2017

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    Tough Mudder, the operator of a popular obstacle race of the same name, is set to launch a chain of fitness boutiques next year, according to the New York Business Journal.

  • Rowing Machines Offer Full-Body Indoor Workout

    by Stephanie Kanowitz December 2016

    Rowing is obviously not a new sport, but interest in indoor machines is growing. One reason is increased visibility: Rowing machines are part of the popular functional fitness programs at CrossFit and Orangetheory Fitness.