RECENT ARTICLES
  • Good Coaches Part of Climbing Gym's Appeal

    by Ron Bush, Chattanooga Times Free Press June 2015

    The highly rated High Point Climbing and Fitness gym in downtown Chattanooga will be the center of attention for youth climbing competition in the Southeastern United States this weekend.

  • Sponsored Video: Cybex Care - Asset Management for Gyms

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Cybex has recently introduced Cybex Care, a web-based asset management system designed to help gym owners save money, reduce equipment downtime, and manage machine usage.

  • Howie Long's $1M Gift Boosts Nova Training Center

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2015

    Around this time next year, Villa football players figure to be lifting weights in the new Howie Long Strength Training Center, after the former Villanova and NFL star, a longtime broadcaster, committed to giving $1 million to help build a new football building in the end zone at Villanova Stadium.

  • How Lighting Changes the Group Fitness Environment

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    Neal Pire has spent more than 30 years designing, managing and consulting for fitness and training centers, including the development of fitness programs. Also serving on the NSF International Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards, Pire has seen a lot of good and bad facility design.

  • Women Hope to Save Curves Location from Closing

    by Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post May 2015

    There's a group of women who exercise together regularly in suburban Boynton Beach who can relate to the song lyric, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

  • 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.