RECENT ARTICLES
  • How to Brace for the Many Responsibilities of Health Club Ownership

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein May 2015

    Recently, we were at a financial education seminar for small-business owners. The speaker was discussing how marriages are often impacted when a business owner is able to sell and finds himself or herself with free time. Their spouse is suddenly faced with a partner who is around more than ever before. Maybe too much. "Their spouse discovers that they really weren't a workaholic," the speaker said. "They were just doing what they had to do for all of those years."

  • Specialized Gym Owner Spreads Exercise-Is-Medicine Mindset

    by Paul Steinbach May 2015

    Leave it to a Ph.D. in neuroscience to think big. In February 2012, Becky Farley opened what she says is still the world's only community center dedicated to physically training people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Last July, Parkinson Wellness Recovery — or PWR!Gym, as its known in its hometown Tucson, Ariz., and beyond — doubled in size to 6,000 square feet. But those expanded walls have done little to limit the imagination of Farley, who sees her exercise-is-medicine mindset spreading into North American communities' YMCAs and Jewish Community Centers — anywhere with space and trainers willing to challenge patients to strive for, in her words, "bigger, faster movement." Senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Farley, who says she has a waiting list of people seeking license to open their own PWR!Gyms, to share her grand vision. 

  • Air Force Trainee Dies After Collapse

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    A 19-year-old Air Force trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland collapsed during a physical fitness training exercise on Monday. Following attempts by medical personnel to revive her, the woman, identified as Kelani Thomas of Troy, Ala., was taken to the San Antonio Medical Center and pronounced dead.

  • West Palm Spring Training Park Clears Florida Senate

    by John Pacenti and Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writers April 2015

    The Florida Senate and House may not be able to play ball on health care and the budget, but that doesn't mean they are going to stand in the way of bringing spring training back to West Palm Beach

  • Study: Pac-12 Athletes Burned Out, Sleep-Deprived

    by Paul Steinbach April 2015

    A study of Pac-12 Conference student-athletes has found that an average of 50 hours per week is consumed by the individual's given sport, with as much time spent traveling (22 hours) as is devoted to the actual athletic activity (21 hours). The result is students sacrificing sleep as they try to keep pace on the field and in the classroom.

  • Portable Synthetic Turf Growing Within Athletic, Fitness Markets

    by Paul Steinbach April 2015

    It's springing up on top of basketball courts and inside hockey dasher boards, and thriving within a new workout environment that emphasizes sprints and agility drills alongside atypical strength training. But to say that synthetic turf is taking root in a variety of indoor spaces these days would be missing the point, or at least misusing the metaphor.

  • Injured Utah Athletes Rehab Alongside Practicing Peers

    by Amy Donaldson Deseret News April 2015

    The Pit is wherever Utah's director of strength and conditioning Doug Elisaia sets up workouts for those who are injured and unable to participate in regular practices.

  • YMCA Expansion Plan Back in Court Over Alley Issue

    by NICOLE CHYNOWETH April 2015

    Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA.

  • Lakers Receive Approval for $80M Training Facility

    by Carley Dryden April 2015

    The El Segundo City Council has granted unanimous approval of a new state-of-the-art training facility and exhibition venue for the NBA team, just one block north of the home it shares with he Los Angeles Kings at the Toyota Sports Center.

  • Wyoming Announces Plans for High-Altitude Training Center

    by Robert Gagliardi April 2015

    One of the biggest and most challenging athletics facility upgrades and fundraising drives at the University of Wyoming was unveiled earlier this week.