• Medieval Fitness Class Meshes Swordplay, Exercise

    by Ryan Maye Handy January 2015

    When Ben Roberts thrusts his metal sword into the air in front of him, he tries his best not to roll over on his front ankle. Alas, rolling an ankle could have devastating consequences for a medieval knight.

  • Fitness Business Teaches Sports Skills to Toddlers

    by MARIA HOWARD Special correspondent January 2015

    Bouncing a ball on the floor and catching it might seem like an easy task. But when you’re 3 years old, it’s a challenge.

  • High School's Wrestlers Go to the Mat - for Hot Yoga

    by Kevin Riordan; Inquirer Columnist January 2015

    Unflappable and unstoppable in her neon green tank top, Lisa Duffy takes down all 20 Collingswood High School varsity wrestlers at once.

  • Shamed into Shape: Clubs Recording, Ranking Members

    by Kirsten Fleming January 2015

    New Yorkers are forgoing mindless workouts on elliptical machines for boutique gyms that shame you into working harder - whether it's sonogramming your body fat or calling you out on Facebook for skipping class.

  • Unlimited, Networked Workouts Here with ClassPass

    by Nedra Rhone; Staff January 2015

    If you're working on those fitness resolutions for the new year, you now have the option of using ClassPass. The New York-based fitness platform launched in Atlanta (and several other markets) last week.

  • 2015: Year of the Virtual Race

    by David Quick January 2015

    First, there was virtual reality. Then virtual money and even virtual girlfriends. And now, for better or worse, virtual races, as in 5Ks and half marathons.

  • How to Borrow the Best Ideas from Fitness Trends

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein December 2014

    It's becoming difficult to track all of the trends that are impacting the fitness industry. Maybe that's good, because trying to do so can be depressing. It seems that every trend is a shot to the heart of all-inclusive health clubs.

  • What to Consider When Adding Outdoor Fitness to a Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Working out at a health club isn't for everyone.

  • AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming

    by AB editors October 2014

    In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.

  • Youths Can Reap the Benefits of Strength Training

    by Paul Steinbach October 2014

    Olive Stevens deadlifted more than twice her bodyweight at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, this past July. It was one of four national and world records set by Stevens in the squat, bench and deadlift, as well as the combined total of all three lifts.