Programming: Health & Fitness
Bill Seeks Distinction for Healthful After-School Programs
by Ventura County Star September 2014
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to establish a state designation for after-school programs that provide healthful snacks and include physical activities for the children.
CrossFit Event Ruins FIU's Basketball Court
by Michael Gaio September 2014
The headline alone is cringe-worthy. The pictures are even worse.
Fitness Days Subject Students to Random Exercise Sets
by Abe Hardesty September 2014
On Fitness Days, Pendleton students are braced for classroom interruptions that might call for an immediate set of jumping jacks or several minutes of running in place.
Technology Makes Fitness More Interactive, Engaging
by Emily Attwood September 2014
One of the hottest trade shows to attend this year if you were a leading fitness company isn't one typically associated with fitness: the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held this past January in Las Vegas. "I've been going to CES for many years, and this was the first year Precor had a booth," says David Flynt, director of Precor's Experience Development Center. "It was fascinating to see the growth of the digital health space, but more interesting was the way the concepts and issues around digital health were showing up in other booths. You couldn't go into a big booth — Intel, Sony, Samsung, any of these traditional CES companies — without finding some aspect of digital health."
Gym Carves Niche with Trainer-Assisted Daily Workouts
by Becca Nelson Sankey September 2014
My Trainer – A Cutrer Fitness Facility opened mid-July at 3118 Sherwood Way, next to Maximus Nutrition. The gym prides itself on taking a different approach to achieving fitness, said Matt Cutrer, a personal trainer who, with his wife, Nora, owns the new business. “Unlike most gyms where there’s the quintessential gym equipment and you’re left to your own devices. … we give our members a full assessment,” Cutrer said. “They can do their own workout, (or) they can come to any of our classes. The thing our members are really loving that no one else offers is our trainer-assisted daily workout.
School's Fitness Push Results in $100K Fitness Center
by Dayna Straehley, The Orange County Register September 2014
Physical education classes at Sunnymead Middle School are so much fun, students said they want to participate in all the activities - even pushups. Now the Moreno Valley school's commitment to health and fitness has won it national recognition - and a brand-new fitness center set to open next month.
Video: Inside a Successful Medical Fitness Program
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Set foot onto The Atlantic Club’s sprawling 44-acre campus in Manasquan, N.J., and you’ll realize it’s not the average health club.
'Fitness Recess' Gets Grade-Schoolers Moving
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
Monkey bars? Slides? Swings? Not anymore.
For one recess a day, kids in grades 4 through 6 at Pennsylvania intermediate schools Shallow Brook and Spring Forge participate in a "fitness recess."
Georgia's 'Power Up for 30' Aims to Get Kids Moving
by Helena Oliviero September 2014
With the state mired in a child obesity epidemic, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald made her case last school year for more exercise. Kids were not only heavy, but also weak. The message co-signed by Fitzgerald and State Superintendent John Barge that was sent to elementary schools across the state was simple: Find a way to get kids moving more. It was not as a replacement for recess or PE, but school systems instead were asked to develop new and innovative cardio programs to braid into an already time-pressed day. State officials asked for pledges for what they coined "Power Up for 30," which is part of Georgia Shape, a coalition of education, health care, government and nonprofit leaders dedicated to improving the state's significant childhood obesity problem.
Report: Obesity Rates Holding Steady in 44 States
by Karen Kaplan September 2014
That showing was good enough to prompt the authors of the report to change its name from "F as in Fat" to "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America."