Programming: Health & Fitness
New $7M On-Site Corporate Wellness Center Opens
by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014
Kohl's this week joined the growing group of companies that are encouraging their employees to get, or stay, healthy by offering an on-site corporate fitness center.
Sports Science Credited for Fast-Paced Eagles Camp
by Rich Hofmann; Daily News Columnist June 2014
The general feeling, after watching a couple of days of the Eagles' offense at the OTAs, is that the tempo might be even faster than it was last season. Watching them practice, it seems to run the fastest with Nick Foles at quarterback, and then with Matt Barkley, and then with Mark Sanchez - which only makes sense.
Acrobatic Yoga Can Be Intimidating to Newcomers
by Maria Howard June 2014
Whether you consider yourself a "flier" or a "base," you'll find yourself both in the air and on the ground during a typical acrobatic yoga class.
Study: Obesity Rates Climbing Worldwide, Worse in US
by Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY May 2014
By sheer numbers, the USA leads the world in obesity, with 87million of the world's 671million obese people -- 13% of the total for a country with 5% of the population, a new report says.
Barre Fitness Poised to Rise as More Studios Open
by Amy Bentley May 2014
The V-Fit studio in Ventura is not a gym. You won’t find weights or Nautilus equipment here, or see a bunch of men with big muscles doing biceps curls.
Gold's Gym Partners with Hospital on Fitness Facility
by Becky Orr May 2014
The first Gold's Gym in Wyoming will open through a partnership with Cheyenne Regional Fitness Center.
D.C. Reclaims Top Spot on ACSM American Fitness Index
by Michelle Healy, USA TODAY May 2014
The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has reclaimed the top spot in an annual ranking of health and community fitness, bumping Minneapolis-St. Paul, last year's three-peat winner, to second place.
In Louisiana, Smaller Gyms Being Squeezed Out
by Ryan Kelly May 2014
Longstanding gyms and health clubs in St. Tammany Parish are seeing increased membership numbers this year amid a few shakeups, including the closing of Holiday Fitness in Covington last week and the planned opening of an LA Fitness in Slidell. “We’re ahead of budget. We’re outperforming last year,” said Bobby Shaw, general manager of Pelican Athletic Club. His is one of several exercise facilities in St. Tammany, an area that has the most of any parish in southeast Louisiana.
Author Touts Weight-Loss Power of Negative Training
by By Art Carey; For The Inquirer May 2014
Not many authors are brave enough to invite an audience to assess the validity of their claims. But that's exactly what Ellington Darden did one night recently at Main Line Health & Fitness in Bryn Mawr.
Overcoming Gym Membership Retention Challenges
by Dennis Van Milligen May 2014
The rise of lower-priced clubs have put greater pressure on gym owners to create an environment that keeps members happy while also empowering them to feel confident that their gym membership investment is well worth it. Ultimately, though, they may lose those members to lower-priced alternatives, writing off the member loss as simply a financial decision. The reality is that the warning signs were there; they just failed to see what was right in front of them.