• Fitness Enthusiasts Disappointed as 'Yoga Tax' Approved

    by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014

    D.C. lawmakers gave final approval on Tuesday to the city's $10.6 billion spending plan, which includes a package of broad cuts to income and business taxes but expands sales taxes to some new services such as health clubs.

  • Program at YMCA Eases Cancer Patients Back into Health

    by Rosa Salter Rodriguez The Journal Gazette June 2014

    Julia Newman remembers sitting in her doctor's office in 2013 and hearing that she was cancer free. She had just undergone four months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "The doctor said, `You're well,' and I thought, `I don't feel well.' It was like, after all that comes with cancer, now what do I do?" the 50-year-old says. "I wanted to be getting back to feeling better." Now, Newman says, she's doing great, after completing 12 weeks of classes in the Livestrong program at Jorgensen Family YMCA.

  • Osteogenic Loading Workout Builds Strength, Following


    Soccer player Soren Norman, 16, can play harder and kick farther than he could three months ago. He and his mother, Deborah Norman, a nurse, credit much of his skill development to work with a vibration plate and osteogenic loading device at OsteoStrong on Osuna NE, just west of Eubank NE, which allows him to exercise with much heavier weight - 500 or 600 pounds for his upper body and as much as 1,300 pounds on the leg press - than he could otherwise. "I was surprised that it worked so fast," Soren says. "I noticed when I was punting the ball. I could just kick it farther than I ever could before."

  • Gold's Gym Hit with $6M Judgment Over Contract Terms

    by Stephanie Hoops June 2014

    The Ventura County district attorney has secured a $6 million judgment against Gold’s Gym of Oxnard in connection with a civil action alleging the gym had illegally profited off members for years by making it nearly impossible to get out of gym contracts.

  • City's Proposed 5.75 Percent 'Yoga Tax' Gets Political

    by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014

    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said a plan by mayoral candidate David A. Catania to eliminate the proposed "yoga tax" is a political maneuver and defended picking the taxing option over other proposals because it would not exclusively affect city residents.

  • Studio Expansion a Sign of Rowing's Growing Popularity

    by Alissa Mejia June 2014

    A rising tide of interest is helping a local rowing-based fitness studio expand in Corpus Christi and beyond. When local business owner John Harrel opened RowZone on Saratoga Boulevard in 2010, he became the first franchisee of a company that then consisted of three indoor rowing studios in Pennsylvania.

  • Tuesday Takedown: Witnessing a Health Club's Rebirth

    by Dennis Van Milligen June 2014

    It is safe to say that necessity is the mother of reinvention these days in the health club industry. The rise of in-home fitness options and low-priced health clubs are certainly factors in fitness chains reinventing themselves and how they attract/retain members, but for the Midtown Athletic Club, neither played a role in its $1 million renovation this year. Rather, it was an industry trend driving its new approach and layout.

  • New $7M On-Site Corporate Wellness Center Opens

    by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014

    Kohl's this week joined the growing group of companies that are encouraging their employees to get, or stay, healthy by offering an on-site corporate fitness center.

  • Sports Science Credited for Fast-Paced Eagles Camp

    by Rich Hofmann; Daily News Columnist June 2014

    The general feeling, after watching a couple of days of the Eagles' offense at the OTAs, is that the tempo might be even faster than it was last season. Watching them practice, it seems to run the fastest with Nick Foles at quarterback, and then with Matt Barkley, and then with Mark Sanchez - which only makes sense.

  • Acrobatic Yoga Can Be Intimidating to Newcomers

    by Maria Howard June 2014

    Whether you consider yourself a "flier" or a "base," you'll find yourself both in the air and on the ground during a typical acrobatic yoga class.