RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • Study: There Is a ‘P’ in Pool (75 Liters of It)

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton offers definitive proof that a significant volume of urine is present in public pools – suggesting not only the occasional accident, but the regular practice of using the water to disguise bodily function.

  • NC Bill Would Let Parents Clear Kids for Play

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A bill supported by lawmakers in North Carolina would give parents the power to determine when a child who has suffered a concussion is fit to return to play, without the input of a qualified medical professional.

  • Study: Private School AT Services Lag Behind Public

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new study released by the National Athletic Trainers Association shows that private secondary schools are falling well behind public schools in providing adequate athletic training services to meet the needs of student-athletes.

  • Cultivating Corporate Membership Programs

    by Rob Bishop February 2017

    I'm not sure there is a health club out there that doesn't target local businesses with offers of a corporate membership for their employees. Some employers simply want to add such memberships to their checklist of employee perks while others are truly interested in improving the health and wellbeing of their workers.

  • NCAA's 30 Percent Protein Calorie Rule Deregulated

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The NCAA has overturned a regulation limiting the amount of protein permitted to be contained in supplements provided by an institution to its student-athletes.

  • Fitness Innovator Featured on '60 Minutes Sports'

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    In addition to being known for its innovative fitness technology, Technogym has also made an impact in the fitness world with programs like its Let's Move for a Better World campaign. But that all started with a man who wanted to be a fashion designer. 

    Nerio Alessandri, Technogym’s founder and CEO, was recently profiled in a story on 60 Minutes Sports. The 13-minute segment, titled ‘Ferrari of Fitness,’ detailed Alessandri’s vision of wellness, how his company rose to prominence in the field, and his ambitions for a healthier future worldwide.

  • Are Body Scanners the Latest Trend in Health Clubs?

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    As we roll into 2017, gyms and health clubs around the country are preparing for an influx of people seeking to drop a few pounds as part of their New Year’s Resolution.

  • Wellness Center Adds Floating Fit Class

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Center for Health and Wellness in Clinton, N.C., started a new fitness program last week called Hydro Active. The class combines the fun of water fitness with the tried-and-true results of calisthenics, while adding an element of instability which comes from doing those exercises on a floating fitness mat.