• School Board Delays Action on Proposed P.E. Waiver

    by Jamie Duffy The Journal Gazette December 2014

    The Southwest Allen County Schools board voted to delay a discussion and vote on a proposed waiver for physical education classes for high school students.

  • 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.

  • Other Gyms Step Up in Wake of Youfit Closing

    by Laura Layden December 2014

    With the abrupt closing of a Youfit in Naples, some competitors are stepping up to offer the club’s former members discounts at their fitness centers. Through a Facebook post on the Daily News website, The Greater Naples YMCA offered a free month of membership for Youfit customers joining the Y. It encourages them to come in with their Youfit membership cards and to trade them for “the rest of December free” at the Y.

  • Youfit Gym Location Shuts Down Without Warning

    by Laura Layden; 239-263-4818 December 2014

    When resident John Templeton, 63, arrived at the gym at Park Shore Plaza for his workout Monday, he found more of its equipment outside than inside.

  • New Program to Monitor PE Students' Heart Rates

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy November 2014

    The monitors allow students to get immediate feedback on their heart rate and act as a motivator for increasing physical activity, said Steve Haskin, elementary physical education teacher at Coleman School.

  • NFLPA Program Helps Players Return to Health

    by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    The Trust launched last November as the NFL Players Association's portal to provide its alumni with new opportunities to address their health, as well as further their educations and careers.

  • New Wellness Center Neither Clinic Nor Fitness Club

    by Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star November 2014

    While the wellness center concept is part of a nationwide trend of hospitals leaving the clinical setting and getting into communities, Tucson Medical Center officials say they are not operating from any model.

  • Meet the Gym Employee Who Teaches Through Towels

    by Jason Wright November 2014

    I was wrapping up a workout at the Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center in Winchester, Virginia. As I packed my gym bag and double-checked my locker, employee Greg Brondos came around the corner rolling a large cart of white, wet and dirty towels. I recognized him from the membership department and listened as another man near me, presumably a friend, asked what he was doing.

  • Lack of Money, Regulations Cramp Police Fitness Efforts

    by Susan Spencer, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF November 2014

    In 1980 Holden became the first department in the nation to implement no-smoking rules. Later, the town established its own physical-fitness program with standards that had to be met annually by new hires.

  • Anti-Obesity Group to Construct 'Outdoor Classroom'

    by Lydia Nuzum, Staff writer November 2014

    A lack of outdoor experiential learning opportunities inspired KEYS 4 Healthy Kids - an outdoor classroom in the middle of downtown Charleston.