Programming: Health & Fitness
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.
Incorporating Athletic Performance Training Aids into a Conditioning Program
by Michael Popke November 2006
Incorporating athletic performance training aids that improve everything from hand-eye coordination to swing mechanics can boost a conditioning program's overall effectiveness.
A Rival Health Club Is Helping a Local Y Meet Its Goals
by Andrew Cohen August 2006
Club owners who beat their local Y have devised something to help the Y meet its stated goals.
by Michael Popke April 2006
High schools have gradually morphed into community fitness, recreation and wellness hubs, providing space for everything from public nature trails to private kayaking lessons.
Boot Camp How-To
by Steve Lucas April 2006
Implementing an effective boot camp program is simple if you follow the right steps.
Applying the ACSM Guidelines
by Wayne L. Westcott and Richard A. Winett January 2006
Research shows that the ACSM exercise guidelines are effective for improving body composition and blood pressure in previously sedentary adults.
Hazardous To Your Health Club
by Marvin Bynum December 2005
Because fitness centers face myriad liabilities -- from the minor to the catastrophic -- insuring against those risks can be quite complicated.
by Michael Popke November 2005
Pilates equipment manufacturers try to improve on the concept without completely breaking with tradition.
20 Trends for the Future
by Heather Peavey July 2005
While predicting the future is impossible, some leading industry suppliers offer their best guesses as to what will happen in the fitness industry in the years to come.