RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • Sponsored Video: Technogym SKILLMILL

    by AB Editors February 2016

    This sponsored content was paid for by Technogym. What is sponsored content?

    The result of Technogym’s 20-year experience as official fitness equipment supplier to the Olympics, SKILLMILL™, is the first machine to allow everyday athletes to improve their power, speed, stamina and agility in a single product.
     

    For fitness facility operators, the SKILLMILL™ is an ideal solution for group exercise or small circuit training applications.

  • Dealing With Different Personal Trainer Personality Types

    by AB Staff February 2016

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

  • Keeping Cardio Users Entertained

    by Emily Attwood February 2016

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

  • Sponsored Video: Help Keep Health Clubs Healthy

    by AB Editors January 2016

    This sponsored content was paid for by Clorox® Professional Products Company. What is sponsored content?

    When you have to clean and disinfect quickly, do more, faster with Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. With ten-second sanitization, surfaces can quickly be sanitized in between activity.

  • Data Mining the Health and Fitness Industry

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

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

    The book and film "Moneyball" shine a spotlight on the impact of statistical analytics in the game of baseball. When evaluating players' productivity, the industry began to depend less on batting average and runs batted in and focused more on other statistics such as on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

  • How Fitness Technology Is Helping Facilities Create Better Communities

    by AB Editors December 2015

    This sponsored content is brought to you by Technogym. What is sponsored content?

    Connected cloud-based fitness equipment is a win-win for exercisers and facilities alike. Cloud-connected equipment uses individual data to offer unique challenges to exercisers, allowing them to compete with themselves, among each other, or even with other facilities across the globe. These challenges keep users engaged, and encourage them to become active members of the facility community. Athletic Business has more in the video and story below:

  • Like 20 Years in Business, Our Anniversary Celebration Brought Challenges, Rewards

    by Rob Bishop November 2015

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  • Implementing a Medical Fitness Program

    by Emily Attwood November 2015

    Healthcare. Health club. The two sound like they should go hand in hand, but for decades, there has been a large disconnect between them. While anyone working in the fitness industry recognizes the impact exercise and activity has on health, the specific medical connection hasn't been a point of emphasis. And in the healthcare industry, the focus for too long was geared more toward treating illness than encouraging holistic wellness.

  • Functional Fitness Modular Structures Provide Variety

    by Laura Godlewski October 2015

    There's no doubt functional fitness is here to stay. From CrossFit to TRX to high- intensity interval training, more exercise programs are taking their cues from functional training, leading to an increased demand for space inside health clubs to accommodate such programming with a range of equipment that can include dumbbells, resistance bands, suspension trainers and squat racks.