RECENT ARTICLES
  • Partnership with TRX Instructor Brings Firemen’s Fitness In-House

    by Emily Attwood December 2013

    The Middleton, Wis., Fire District was looking for a solution to keep its 120-person volunteer force in shape. "What we do is pretty serious," says fire chief Aaron Harris. "In a moment's notice, we could be fighting a structure fire. The strains on the body, the heart — the number-one leading killer of a firefighter is heart attacks — it's something we wanted to address."

  • Blog: When it Comes to Exercise, Effort Counts

    by Mary Helen Sprecher October 2013

    I don't know what it's like in your town, but where I live, a marathon is an epic event. For us, it's the Baltimore Running Festival which includes not just the marathon but the half marathon, relay, 5K and kids' run. (And if I'm forgetting anything else that was held along with it, I'm really sorry). It's a fantastically well-organized event and a great day.

  • Selectorized Equipment Still Popular in Era of CrossFit

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    CrossFit seems to be everywhere. It's all over the fitness headlines, at least.

  • Stretching to Improve Fitness and Performance

    by John Agoglia October 2013

    Many military members don't realize that a few minutes of stretching could be the missing ingredient to reaching their goals.

  • CrossFit Stirs Passions, But Both Sides Need to Relax

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein August 2013

    We want to get this straight. If you do CrossFit, you are physically, morally, ethically and socially superior to everyone, and anyone who refuses to agree that CrossFit is the best and only form of physical conditioning is a loser who doesn't "get it."

  • Judge: Yoga in Public Schools Doesn't Teach Religion

    by Michael Gaio July 2013

    On the surface, teaching kids yoga in a public school sounds like a reasonable idea. It's a popular exercise activity and helps kids stay in shape. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

  • Blog: Why Calling 'Obesity' a 'Disease' Is So Troubling

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2013

    Jerry Seinfeld does a bit during which he discusses topics that make people whisper. Cancer is one of them. "Did you hear about Bill? He has (whispering) cancer."

  • When Muscle Soreness May Be More Serious Than "No Pain, No Gain"

    by John Agoglia June 2013

  • Blog: National Learn to Row Day Has Health Club Tie-In

    by Mary Helen Sprecher May 2013

    I'm a sucker for all kinds of fitness opportunities. Bring it on and I'll try it out. Right now, in fact, I'm feeling really guilty because I didn't get the chance to try out synchronized swimming when the sport's national governing body, USA Synchro, had its month-long promotion, USA Synchro de Mayo (which totally wins the award for an epic program title).

  • Blog: SoulCycle Lawsuit Could Hurt Fitness Industry

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein May 2013

    The recently filed class-action lawsuit against the indoor cycling chain SoulCycle for allegedly violating California and New York wage laws could have a huge impact on the health and fitness industry. We're fascinated by it and are watching to see how it progresses. The complaint, filed by a former SoulCycle instructor, claims that SoulCycle instructors - who are paid only for the classes they teach - are "required to work above and beyond the time instructing a class." Their duties include training, preparation, communication with customers, meetings, special-event classes and assisting with marketing.