• 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.

  • 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.