• Boutique Fitness Leads Industry in Participation Growth

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    The personalized experience members can find at a boutique fitness studio is appealing to customers – so appealing that boutique fitness is leading the industry in participant numbers and growth.

  • Study: 'Pokemon Go' Increased Activity Levels

    by Abbie Bennett March 2017

    “Pokemon Go” spurred millions of people to collect virtual monsters through the smartphone app and got many of them up and walking.

  • College Dumps the Scale to Promote Body Positivity

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Carleton University in Ottawa has sparked a heated online debate through the fitness center’s decision to remove the scale from the campus gym. In place of a scale, students found a sign encouraging them to focus on wellness rather than weight.

  • Exercise Provides Many Benefits, Including Longer Life

    by Kettering Health Network March 2017

    One of the best gifts you'll ever receive is one you give to yourself — the gift of being active. While you certainly know that exercise is good for you, do you know how good it really is?

  • Do NBA Teams Rest Stars Too Often?

    by Jeff Zillgitt March 2017

    For Saturday's ABC prime-time matchup between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, Warriors coach Steve Kerr rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

  • Health Club for Gay Men Scrutinized by Councilman

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    A health club that caters to gay men is under scrutiny by a Louisville metro councilman over concerns that it operates as a sex club.

  • Study: Fewer U.S. Adults Attempting Weight Loss

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A new analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey results shows that fewer Americans are making an effort to lose weight, despite a continued rise in the percentage of overweight and obese adults in the United States.

  • NSPF Responds to Urine Health Risk Study

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a press release yesterday, the National Swimming Pool Foundation responded to a recent report from the University of Alberta, Edmonton about the urine content of public pools.

  • Michigan YMCAs Join to Offer Traveling Membership

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Monday, the YMCA announced that local club associations in Michigan will be extending benefits to members of more than 60 independent locations in the state. As of March 1, any member of a Michigan YMCA will have access to any of the participating locations, free of additional charge as part of a new statewide reciprocity agreement.

  • Resistance Training Helps Build Strong Bones, Too

    by Angie Ferguson March 2017

    With the incidence of fractures on the rise and and estimated 50 percent of Americans over age 50 expected to have low bone density by 2020, now is the time to make positive changes and build healthy bones.