• Anti-Obesity Group to Construct 'Outdoor Classroom'

    by Lydia Nuzum, Staff writer November 2014

    A lack of outdoor experiential learning opportunities inspired KEYS 4 Healthy Kids - an outdoor classroom in the middle of downtown Charleston.

  • Two-Hundred-Step Incline Highlight of New City Park

    by Lance Benzel November 2014

    Known as the Challenge Staircase and conceived as a kind of an Incline Jr. for Douglas County's outdoors set, it's among the jaw-dropping amenities at the newly opened Philip S. Miller Park.

  • Youths Face Uphill Fitness Battle, Fall Behind Parents

    by Michael Zweifel for TH Media November 2014

    The American Heart Association released a study finding cardiovascular fitness for children today is 15 to 18 percent lower than that of their parents.

  • In Orange Cty., 40 Percent of Students Make Fitness Cut

    by Fermin Leal November 2014

    Two in five students in Orange County public schools passed all six measures of a state test gauging fitness, according to results released Thursday.

  • Snap Fitness Lands Deals to Expand in UK, India

    by EVAN RAMSTAD; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) November 2014

    Snap Fitness announced expansions in India and the United Kingdom with partners that expect to develop several hundred fitness centers in each country.

  • Women's Soccer Player Credits CrossFit for Success

    by Super User November 2014

    Emily Doherty's production her first two years with the WPI women's soccer team was pretty good — she totaled six points as a freshman and 14 last season as the Engineers won 10 games — but the 5-foot-6 midfielder wanted to get stronger.

  • What to Consider When Adding Outdoor Fitness to a Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Working out at a health club isn't for everyone.

  • What Fuels Success for NY Fitness Businesses?

    by ADRIANNE PASQUARELLI October 2014

    The new breed of fitness studios often incorporates aspects of dance like ballet barres or poles into their regimen for a more social feel. Some even donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.

  • AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming

    by AB editors October 2014

    In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.

  • Teacher's CrossFit Kids Program a Success

    by Lee Belote October 2014

    Scholastics in the morning and calisthenics in the evening describes the life of fifth-grade teacher Aubrey Sprague. She recently started a typical Tuesday morning by teaching mathematics to a full classroom at Linkhorn Park Elementary School and by 6:30 p.m., was coaching children in air squats at Stability CrossFit at Regency Hilltop.