Programming: Health & Fitness
2007 Group Fitness Trends: Make It Fun!
by Julie Anne Eason August 2007
Looking for some ways to spice up your group exercise program? Ideas are all around you, including classes inspired by dance, the theater, martial arts and the playground!
Exotic Dancing Exhibits Staying Power in Some Fitness Centers
by Andrew Cohen July 2007
Exotic dancing has a chance to show off its staying power in several dedicated fitness centers.
Rewards Programs Mature Beyond Mere Prize Giveaways
by Andrew Cohen May 2007
The rewards-program concept is maturing into something bigger than prize giveaways.
Philanthropic Work Proves Priceless as Health Club Members Age
by Andrew Cohen April 2007
Philanthropic work is proving priceless as health clubs and their members grow older.
Healthy Living Communities in Development in Cities and on Campuses
by Marvin Bynum March 2007
Possibly the most holistic approach to wellness ever witnessed in this country, full-scale healthy living communities are cropping up in master-planned developments and university residence halls.
Creating Fitness Programs for the Preteen Demographic
by Michael Popke March 2007
Successful fitness programs for the increasingly integral 8- to 13-year-old demographic rely on three key components.
Winners and Weight Losers
by Paul Steinbach March 2007
In-house contests can help introduce fitness facility members to today's state-of-the-art cardio equipment.
Group Cycling Results
by Stephen A. Black February 2007
Group cycling instructors can rely on the principles of individual difference, overlaod, progression adaptation, use/disuse and specificity to help create fun, motivating and safe group cycling programs.
The Resting Metabolic Rate Debate
by Jason R. Karp and Wayne L. Westcott January 2007
Does strength training increase resting metabolic rate (RMR), therefore enhancing members' weight-loss efforts? As research shows support for both sides, the debate continues. Here are arguments, pro and con, presented by two strength-training professionals.
Certifications Gaining Respect
by Ronale Tucker Rhodes December 2006
The importance of trainers and instructors possessing reliable and credible certifications continues to be at the forefront of industry discussion.