• Making Room for Functional Strength Training in Mainstream Health Clubs

    by Paul Steinbach May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Man Accused of Videotaping Woman in Tanning Bed

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff May 2016

    A recently appointed Spencer call firefighter wrote in a statement to police that he “was dumb and took pictures of an innocent nude woman” who was using a tanning booth at a local gym on Saturday.

  • Study: We Spend Less Than 1 Percent of Time Exercising

    by Chicago Daily Herald May 2016

    Despite the wide-ranging physical, mental and social benefits of physical activity, the average human will actually spend less than 1 percent of his or her entire life exercising, according to a recent survey by Reebok.

  • Senior Communities Invest in Fitness Centers

    by Liz Freeman May 2016

    Vi at Bentley and other continuing care retirement communities in Southwest Florida and nationwide are investing tidy sums in upgrades to wellness programs, to keep pace with expectations of not only baby boomers but older retirees in their 80s, said Colin Milner, chief executive officer of the International Council on Active Aging, an industry leader based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Study: Physical Activity Lessens Alzheimer's Risk

    by Gary Rotstein May 2016

    Physical activity boosts the volume of key parts of the brain used in cognitive functioning, according to new research findings that add to the literature suggesting such exertion is among the factors that can reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Outdoor Play Offers Kids Benefits Beyond Exercise

    by Diane Braun May 2016

    Spring and summer brings blue skies, warm breezes and the sound of children playing outdoors. Most parents have no problem sending their children outside to play. Why? Because we all know there are quite a few real benefits to playing outdoors. Children who play outside learn how to solve real-life problems better than children who are always in their rooms playing video games in seclusion. Examples of problem solving include learning to get along with friends or trying to figure out the best way to build a fort.

  • Districts Aim for 5 Million Minutes of Physical Activity

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy April 2016

    Five million minutes of physical activity? That's the goal for U-46, Barrington students. By next month, elementary school students in Elgin- and Barrington-area schools will have logged 5 million minutes of physical activity in their classrooms this year through an online program. ? GoNoodle, an online suite of interactive movement videos and games, get?s kids active and learning at their desks with three- to five-minute moderate to vigorous movement breaks aimed at improving student health, behavior, focus and academic performance.

  • HS Program Promotes Fitness Among Non-Athlete Students

    by Scott O'Connell March 2016

    Le Sandra Locario may not consider herself an athlete. But the Worcester Technical High School freshman is still in shape, judging by the huffing and puffing she was doing after taking a brief break from a workout Friday afternoon. “There are many sports here (at Worcester Tech), but none that fit me,” she said. “But I’m an active person.”

  • Hospital Dedicates Exercise Path as Part of Wellness Program

    by Linda Stewart March 2016

    A new quarter-mile fitness trail on the grounds of Wilbarger General Hospital was formally dedicated this week as employees, Chamber of Commerce Red Coats and others gathered near the path that already has several regular users.

  • Study: School Fitness Report Cards May Not Be Working

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    A new study questions whether fitnessgrams — report cards on fitness — issued by New York City public schools are having a positive effect on the health and weight of their students.