Programming: Health & Fitness
Running Program for Girls Hits Holistic Stride
by Paul Steinbach July 2009
Girls on the Run teaches children about self-esteem and personal interaction as it prepares them for a 5K run - and life.
Third-Party Health Club Certification Effort Could Benefit Industry
by Andrew Cohen February 2009
A third-party health club certification effort is afoot that could benefit club users and owners alike.
Fitness Centers Must Modify Marketing Strategies to Reach Multicultural Clientele
by Mike James February 2009
The dream of a global village is now a reality. Fitness centers need to research and possibly modify their marketing strategies to effectively reach a multi-cultural clientele.
Recognizing the Signs, Symptoms of Overtraining
by Roy Stevenson January 2009
Fitness professionals should recognize the signs and symptoms of overtraining, and help clients to recover from it, or prevent it in the first place.
Researching Fitness Center Certification Requirements
by Doyice J. Cotten January 2009
Your fitness center's certification requirements should go beyond taking an employee's word for it. Research the certifying organization and make a paper trail to help avoid client injury and litigation.
Employees Follow Script to Avoid Embarrassing Ad-Libs
by Andrew Cohen December 2008
Giving employees a script to follow guards against embarrassing ad-libs.
Hula Hooping Used For Fitness, Not Just Fun
by Nicholas Brown December 2008
In recent years, "hooping" has made a comeback as a form of fun fitness, rather than just fun.
Benefits of Specific Pilates Methods Still Unclear
by Neil Wolkodoff November 2008
Pilates in general is undeniably effective at improving fitness, but the benefits of specific methods are not so clear.
$31 Million Initiative Funds Y Memberships for National Guard Members
by Andrew Cohen November 2008
A new $31 million initiative funds YMCA memberships for families of National Guardmembers and Reservists.
Fitness Centers Benefit from Sport-Specific Training Programs
by Anne B. McDonnell November 2008
With the growing interest among members to participate in sporting events, such as races and tournaments, fitness centers can benefit from offering sport-specific training programs.