• Improvements Promised in Wake of Y Location Takeover

    by RORY LINNANE,, Wauwatosa Now October 2014

    Due to the bankruptcy of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, the Wauwatosa YMCA will see several changes in the coming months under new ownership.

  • Yoga Finds New Followers Among High School Students

    by Ann Marie Somma, The NewsTimes October 2014

    Jessica Smith doesn’t stress out before her English class. Instead, she stands tall and stretches into the warrior pose, connecting herself with the planet’s energy. And she breathes deeply.

  • Fitness Business Lets Underserved Pay What They Can

    by Carly Harrington, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) October 2014

    Adaptive Fitness Warehouse wants to make fitness opportunities available to underserved neighborhoods by bringing the gym to them — and letting people pay what they can.

  • Researchers to Study Effects of 'Physical Activity Labels'

    by From UNC Health Care October 2014

    If you knew how much walking you'd have to do to burn off a double cheeseburger, would you choose a lower-calorie, regular burger instead?

  • Youths Can Reap the Benefits of Strength Training

    by Paul Steinbach October 2014

    Olive Stevens deadlifted more than twice her bodyweight at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, this past July. It was one of four national and world records set by Stevens in the squat, bench and deadlift, as well as the combined total of all three lifts.

  • 'Fall Fitness Sundays' to Launch in N.Y. State Parks

    by Teresa Sharp; Niagara correspondent September 2014

    "This is a new series of walks in different parks, to get people out of the house on Sunday afternoons," said Carol Rogers, a state parks interpreter.

  • Obesity Action Plan Launches in South Carolina

    by Lauren Sausser; September 2014

    The centerpiece of the plan is a new website aimed at state residents and their ever expanding waistlines, designed to give a road map for success and goals for both the public and the partner agencies in combating the state s top health concern.

  • YMCA Branch to Provide Free Services to Cancer Patients

    by Sun Journal September 2014

    The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA and The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing have recently announced a new collaboration that will enable cancer patients to receive services at the Y at no cost.

  • Fitness Industry Experts: Online Trainers May Be 'Posers'

    by Dayton Daily News September 2014

    Online workouts can help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to exercise: Getting to - or being inside - the gym.

  • Obesity Rates Dip, But Medical Costs Approach $150M

    by Elaine Thompson September 2014

    After nearly tripling during the past 30 years, the obesity rate in adults and children has declined a little. But obesity continues to be an epidemic that costs tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year, according to health experts. The percentage of obese adults nationwide dropped from 35.7 percent in 2009-2010 to 35.1 percent in 2011-2012, the latest year for which data is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For children and adolescents, the number was around 17 percent.