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

    by Rob Bishop & 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 & 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.

  • Is it Time to Give Up the 'No Cell Phones' Rule in Health Clubs?

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein May 2013

    The Serenity Prayer, as it is known, has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and can be a comfort to anyone coping with life's many challenges.

  • Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi Talks Undercover Boss

    by Paul Steinbach May 2013

     

  • Air Force 24-Hour Fitness Test Shows Early Momentum

    by Christopher Prawdzik May 2013

    Three months into a yearlong test of 24-hour fitness facilities for the Air Force, early reception appears positive, but officials will collect data on the six test facilities through December 2013 to determine their feasibility.

  • Blog: Make Some Noise with Deaf Sports

    by Mary Helen Sprecher March 2013

    A few weeks ago, while playing in a self-refereed racquetball match, my friend and I had a moment where neither one of us could tell whether a shot was good.

  • Military Fitness Programs: Not Just for Soldiers

    by Christopher Prawdzik is former editor of National Guard magazine and The Officer journal. March 2013

    As prime breeding grounds for military fitness initiatives, installations worldwide also focus on thousands of civilian employees. Behind White House and other administrative encouragement, installations offer a variety of innovative programs to address civilian fitness. Even with budget concerns creating questions about the future of many programs, fitness facilities across the services continue promoting adaptable approaches that other facilities might emulate.

  • 'Baby Steps' in Diet and Exercise Help Get People Moving

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein March 2013

    You eat too much. You don't exercise enough. You're going to die ugly. How's that for uplifting lunchtime entertainment? Yet we keep getting asked back to speak with community groups and local employers to deliver that message.