• Equipment Usage Tracking Technologies

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In the past few years, fitness technology has begun to home in on one of the most problematic aspects of fitness space management: cardio equipment maintenance. A variety of device-trackers, applications and even specialized consulting services are available to help facility owners optimize their fitness floor and keep tabs on equipment usage. For the operator who is devoted to customer satisfaction but also wants to get the highest possible return on their fitness equipment investment, a combination of these available technologies may be the best solution.

  • Treadmills Offer Variety of Challenging Workouts

    by Kelli Kennedy January 2017

    Just because it's too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn't mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall.

  • Opinion: Fitness Center Trips Have Become Entertaining

    by The Buffalo News January 2017

    I marvel at the difference between that time and today. It is no longer a gym but a fitness center, with very bright lights everywhere and mirrors on the walls and so many machines that you can barely walk around.

  • Study: Any Amount of Exercise Cuts Risk of Death

    by Shawn Ryan January 2017

    Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.

  • 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.