• Osteogenic Loading Workout Builds Strength, Following


    Soccer player Soren Norman, 16, can play harder and kick farther than he could three months ago. He and his mother, Deborah Norman, a nurse, credit much of his skill development to work with a vibration plate and osteogenic loading device at OsteoStrong on Osuna NE, just west of Eubank NE, which allows him to exercise with much heavier weight - 500 or 600 pounds for his upper body and as much as 1,300 pounds on the leg press - than he could otherwise. "I was surprised that it worked so fast," Soren says. "I noticed when I was punting the ball. I could just kick it farther than I ever could before."

  • Gold's Gym Hit with $6M Judgment Over Contract Terms

    by Stephanie Hoops June 2014

    The Ventura County district attorney has secured a $6 million judgment against Gold’s Gym of Oxnard in connection with a civil action alleging the gym had illegally profited off members for years by making it nearly impossible to get out of gym contracts.

  • City's Proposed 5.75 Percent 'Yoga Tax' Gets Political

    by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014

    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said a plan by mayoral candidate David A. Catania to eliminate the proposed "yoga tax" is a political maneuver and defended picking the taxing option over other proposals because it would not exclusively affect city residents.

  • Studio Expansion a Sign of Rowing's Growing Popularity

    by Alissa Mejia June 2014

    A rising tide of interest is helping a local rowing-based fitness studio expand in Corpus Christi and beyond. When local business owner John Harrel opened RowZone on Saratoga Boulevard in 2010, he became the first franchisee of a company that then consisted of three indoor rowing studios in Pennsylvania.

  • Tuesday Takedown: Witnessing a Health Club's Rebirth

    by Dennis Van Milligen June 2014

    It is safe to say that necessity is the mother of reinvention these days in the health club industry. The rise of in-home fitness options and low-priced health clubs are certainly factors in fitness chains reinventing themselves and how they attract/retain members, but for the Midtown Athletic Club, neither played a role in its $1 million renovation this year. Rather, it was an industry trend driving its new approach and layout.

  • 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.