• Fitness Industry Experts: Online Trainers May Be 'Posers'

    by Dayton Daily News September 2014

    Online workouts can help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to exercise: Getting to - or being inside - the gym.

  • Obesity Rates Dip, But Medical Costs Approach $150M

    by Elaine Thompson September 2014

    After nearly tripling during the past 30 years, the obesity rate in adults and children has declined a little. But obesity continues to be an epidemic that costs tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year, according to health experts. The percentage of obese adults nationwide dropped from 35.7 percent in 2009-2010 to 35.1 percent in 2011-2012, the latest year for which data is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For children and adolescents, the number was around 17 percent.

  • Bill Seeks Distinction for Healthful After-School Programs

    by Ventura County Star September 2014

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to establish a state designation for after-school programs that provide healthful snacks and include physical activities for the children.

  • Fitness Event Ruins FIU's Basketball Court

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The headline alone is cringe-worthy. The pictures are even worse.

  • Fitness Days Subject Students to Random Exercise Sets

    by Abe Hardesty September 2014

    On Fitness Days, Pendleton students are braced for classroom interruptions that might call for an immediate set of jumping jacks or several minutes of running in place.

  • Technology Makes Fitness More Interactive, Engaging

    by Emily Attwood September 2014

    One of the hottest trade shows to attend this year if you were a leading fitness company isn't one typically associated with fitness: the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held this past January in Las Vegas. "I've been going to CES for many years, and this was the first year Precor had a booth," says David Flynt, director of Precor's Experience Development Center. "It was fascinating to see the growth of the digital health space, but more interesting was the way the concepts and issues around digital health were showing up in other booths. You couldn't go into a big booth — Intel, Sony, Samsung, any of these traditional CES companies — without finding some aspect of digital health."

  • Gym Carves Niche with Trainer-Assisted Daily Workouts

    by Becca Nelson Sankey September 2014

    My Trainer – A Cutrer Fitness Facility opened mid-July at 3118 Sherwood Way, next to Maximus Nutrition. The gym prides itself on taking a different approach to achieving fitness, said Matt Cutrer, a personal trainer who, with his wife, Nora, owns the new business. “Unlike most gyms where there’s the quintessential gym equipment and you’re left to your own devices. … we give our members a full assessment,” Cutrer said. “They can do their own workout, (or) they can come to any of our classes. The thing our members are really loving that no one else offers is our trainer-assisted daily workout.

  • School's Fitness Push Results in $100K Fitness Center

    by Dayna Straehley, The Orange County Register September 2014

    Physical education classes at Sunnymead Middle School are so much fun, students said they want to participate in all the activities - even pushups. Now the Moreno Valley school's commitment to health and fitness has won it national recognition - and a brand-new fitness center set to open next month.

  • Video: Inside a Successful Medical Fitness Program

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Set foot onto The Atlantic Club’s sprawling 44-acre campus in Manasquan, N.J., and you’ll realize it’s not the average health club.

  • 'Fitness Recess' Gets Grade-Schoolers Moving

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Monkey bars? Slides? Swings? Not anymore.

    For one recess a day, kids in grades 4 through 6 at Pennsylvania intermediate schools Shallow Brook and Spring Forge participate in a "fitness recess."