• 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.

  • Open-Door Policy

    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.

  • Stretching Out

    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.

  • Top Legal Issues of the Past 20 Years

    by David L. Herbert July 2005

    The creation of industry standards, the increase in litigation and the changing demographics of fitness center users are but some of the changes that have affected the fitness industry.

  • Top 20 Product Trends from the Past 20 Years

    by Anne B. McDonnell July 2005

    The past 20 years have seen much invention in cardio and strength equipment, but the standards have stood the test of time.