• Military Stepping Up Fitness Initiatives to Become Wellness Leader

    by Emily Attwood March 2014

    The Armed Forces have long been seen as the epitome of fitness, trailblazing the way for new and evermore impressive exercise programs. Look no further than TRX and other suspension-training offshoots, bootcamp-style workouts and military-inspired obstacle runs, to name a few examples.

  • 'Bloody' Northwestern WWP Unis: Honoring or Insulting?

    by Michael Gaio November 2013

    Northwestern's football team will wear special uniforms for its game against Michigan later this month. The patriotic red, white and blue design is meant to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that works to empower injured veterans. The game-worn jerseys will then be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the charity.

  • Army Testing Tracking Technology

    by John Agoglia October 2013

    Faced with a less fit force than ever before, the Army is rolling out new initiatives and offering wearable technology to help soldiers and their families live healthier lifestyles.

  • MMA and Combat Training Makes for Fitter Military

    by John Agoglia October 2013

    More soldiers are utilizing the principles of MMA and combat training to improve their performance on the physical fitness test and the battlefield.

  • Programming for New Mothers Can Help Military Fitness Centers

    by John Agoglia October 2013

    All new mothers face stress. But military mothers who must be in top physical shape just six months later face even more stress. Here's how fitness centers can help.

  • New Functional Fitness Study Could Change the Army Physical Fitness Test

    by John Agoglia October 2013

    The current Army Physical Fitness test hasn't been changed since 1979. A new study aims to develop a new APFT that assesses the physical requirements needed to fulfill mission essential tasks.

  • 'Fitness on Request' Kiosks Can Save Air Force $10 Million

    by John Agoglia September 2013

    With tight budgets at military fitness centers, keeping services for members high and costs low is a balancing act. In an attempt to offer popular group exercise classes in the face of potential staffing cuts, the United States Air Force is expanding its "Fitness on Request" exercise kiosks to 66 bases, saving the Air Force as much as $10 million.

  • Army Sponsors Tough Mudder Obstacles in an Attempt to Recruit "Army Strong" Soldiers

    by John Agoglia September 2013

    Everyone loves a good 5K race. However, Americans are increasingly up for the added challenges of running through fire, steep inclines, ice water, mud and up to a dozen other military-style obstacles commonly found at Tough Mudder events around the country. And what better place to find those who are "Army Strong"?

  • As Threat of Syria Intervention Looms, Fitness Can Cut Military Stress Levels

    by John Agoglia September 2013

    With life getting tense for military members and their families as America moves toward a conflict in Syria, we examine how fitness centers can help relieve stress for everybody.

  • As Active Duty and Retirees Age, Their Fitness Needs Must Be Addressed

    by John Agoglia July 2013

    America's older population has been targeted by civilian fitness centers for years, but military fitness centers also can't afford to forget these members.