• 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.