• Country Club Approach Pays Big for Life Time Fitness

    by KAVITA KUMAR; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015

    Twenty years ago, Bahram Akradi decided that working out should be more like going to a country club than to a dingy, sweat-soaked gym.

  • NY Sports Club Employees File Class-Action Lawsuit

    by Julia Marsh February 2015

    It's all pain, no gain for employees at Manhattan's largest gym chain, according to a new class-action lawsuit.

  • High-Altitude Training Masks Enter the Fitness Center

    by Erin Negley February 2015

    It's tough to miss Jim and Lori Husser at the gym. He's the one wearing what he calls a Darth Vader mask. She sports a hot-pink mask decorated with flowers. They attract attention and sometimes questions.

  • School District Employs Heart Rate Monitors in Phys. Ed.

    by Stacey Becker February 2015

    Middle and high school students in the Dubuque Community School District wear assigned straps with a H7 heart-rate sensor around their chest every gym class.

  • Anytime Fitness Location's Operating Hours Scrutinized

    by Ted Strong, Richmond Times Dispatch February 2015

    A 24-hour gym in western Henrico County might ultimately have to close after it was inadvertently outed as breaking zoning rules in front of the county’s Board of Supervisors.

  • Sports, Fitness Expo Raises Money for Abilene Youths

    by Brandon McAuliffe February 2015

    Contests including a quarterback skills competition and a long-drive golf challenge — and booths where people could try their hands at fast pitch, soccer and basketball — were some of the activities attendees at the annual West Texas Sports and Fitness Expo could enjoy.

  • Rec Center's 'Women on Weights' Targets Phobias

    by James Thomas Jr., Correspondent February 2015

    Women are throwing their weights around at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. This show of force, however, might be well worth the effort.

  • Milwaukee Y Emerges from Bankruptcy Leaner

    by ANNYSA JOHNSON, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 2015

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley approved the YMCA's reorganization plan Friday, rejecting a last-minute bid by members of the South Shore YMCA to delay the plan while they tried to find a buyer that would keep their Cudahy branch open.

  • Bill Targets Healthy Living Via Shared Facility Use


    The bill would allow county school boards and the local school administrators in West Virginia to allow their properties to be used for unorganized recreation without concern of liability.

  • Endurance Sports Medicine an Emerging Field

    by Misti Crane, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2015

    As more Americans devote big chunks of their free time to long runs, bike rides and other sports that test their limits, sports-medicine experts are recognizing a need to create programs that cater to them.