• Inside the Odd History of the Treadmill

    by Mike Plunkett February 2017

    The tread wheel, a variation of what we know as the modern treadmill, was used in the 1800s to keep British prisoners from idleness, but more so for hard labor.

  • High School Focuses on Functional Strength Training

    by Steve Krah February 2017

    Making a better athlete often means making a stronger athlete. Strength training is building functional strength at Concord High School, where Craig Koehler is in his 16th year of teaching student-athletes how to improve athletic performance. Mike Campbell is a decade into coordinating the strength and conditioning efforts at Jimtown High School.

  • Training Grounds Lets Trainers Rent Gym Space

    by Tim Feran February 2017

    "I do believe this is the next big franchise opportunity," says Eddie Zhang, co-founder of Training Grounds, a gym that gives trainers rental space where they can ply their trade.

  • App Offers Old-School Fitness Motivation

    by Adrian Gomez February 2017

    "Why so serious?" That's a phrase Steve Holden is often asked. Yet the only thing the 58-year-old is serious about is getting healthy. Which is why he took on the role of "Old School Coach," a new app launching later this month in Apple's App Store.

  • How to Avoid Overtraining in Fitness Routine

    by Angie Ferguson February 2017

    There is endless discussion these days about overtraining. The term has become so popular that some athletes believe that if they feel even just a little tired or fatigued over the course of a regular training cycle, that they must be overtraining.

  • Man Accused of Stealing Car, Wallet from Fitness Center

    by Deon J. Hampton February 2017

    A Uniondale man is accused of stealing a vehicle and a wallet from a fitness center in East Garden City, Nassau County police said.

  • Study: Cell Phone Use While Exercising Dangerous

    by Johnna Kelly February 2017

    Multi-tasking may help you get ahead at work, but not at the gym. In fact, new research suggests talking on the phone or even texting while exercising can lead to issues and injuries.

  • Study Finds One-Sport Specialization Leads to Injury

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last month, the National Federation of High School Associations released the results of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin measuring injury rates for student-athletes in conjunction with sport specialization.

  • Product Spotlight 2017: Cardio Equipment

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

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  • Fitness Chain Accused of Failing to Honor Memberships

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    Two members of a 24 Hour Fitness location near San Francisco have accused the chain of failing to honor what they thought were lifetime memberships.