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  • Anti-Police Policy Causes Headaches for Neighboring Gyms

    by Jessica Chasmar August 2017

    An Atlanta gym is affirming its appreciation for law enforcement and the military after people started mistaking it for a nearby gym that bans police and service members. Jim Chambers, owner of EAV Barbell Club in the city's East Atlanta Village neighborhood, caused a social-media frenzy this week after declaring a ban on police and military members, calling his gym a safe space from "aggressive, hetero-jocks."

  • Gym’s Police and Military Ban Sparks Online Controversy

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    EAV Barbell Club in East Atlanta Village has been the recipient of hate mail and death threats since owner Jim Chambers posted an image of his hand-written gym policy to Instagram.

  • Outdoor Climbing Gym Proposed in East Memphis

    by Tom Bailey August 2017

    East Memphis commuters may be treated to some eye candy – up to 10 climbers at a time scaling a 40-foot-tall, outdoor climbing wall – if plans for a large climbing gym are approved. Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing proposes to build a $9 million, 32,000-square-foot climbing and fitness facility at a high-profile intersection just west of Shelby Farms Park. It's the second substantial rock-climbing project in the works in Memphis. Movie director and philanthropist Tom Shadyac is converting a long-vacant building at 879 E. McLemore in Soulsville into Memphis Rox, a 28,000-square-foot climbing gym and community center.

  • 2017 CrossFit Games: A Venue Transformed

    by Andy Berg August 2017

    The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games were held Aug. 3-6, in Madison, Wis., at the city's Alliant Energy Center. The venue features five main areas, including four primary structures and a 29-acre outdoor venue. CrossFit Games organizers added a number of temporary structures for food and merchandise vending, a two-story VIP lounge, an obstacle course, a Cyclocross course and other outdoor event areas. Here's an in-depth look at how one venue was transformed to host some of the fittest athletes on the planet.  Adobe Spark Page

  • How Tech Is Creating ‘Smart’ Fitness Facilities

    by Jason Scott August 2017

    At this very moment, you likely carry a supercomputer in your pocket that possesses more processing power than the computers that got us to the moon. You may be tracking your steps using a tiny device you wear on your wrist. You’re reading these words on the internet, which is linked (in theory) to the entire depth of human knowledge.

  • Tough Mudder Debuts Bootcamp Gym Franchise

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    Tough Mudder has made a significant step toward extending the brand beyond races and challenges with the opening of its first franchise gym location, Tough Mudder Bootcamp.

  • Foursquare Analyzes 2017 Gym Membership Trends

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    In a recent report, Foursquare analyzed data from more than 50 million gym users from around the globe. The numbers show that, while the fitness industry is experiencing a prolonged period of growth, users are experimenting with which types of fitness works best for them.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    Precor
    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
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  • Report: U.S. Obesity Drives Fitness Market

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    While the United States is most certainly not the fittest country on the planet, Americans are buying more fitness equipment than any other nation.

  • U.S. Malls Hope Gyms, Experiences Will Lure Shoppers

    by Lisa Fickenscher July 2017

    Fed up with watching their stores go dark as Amazon steals their sales and traffic, malls from coast to coast are signing leases...