Programming: Health & Fitness
- CrossFit Stirs Passions, But Both Sides Need to Relax
by Rob Bishop 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 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 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 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.