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  • Wedding Bells and Barbells at Planet Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Gym-goers in Canton, Ohio, became unsuspecting guests to a Massillon couple’s big day when the local Planet Fitness franchise made its debut as a wedding venue Thursday night.

  • Leveraging the Esports Popularity Boom

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    Brian Mirakian had never seen anything quite like it. He was among 18,000 people packing New York's Madison Square Garden to witness teams of video gamers compete in the 2015 League of Legends World Championship Semifinals.

  • NFL Stance on Gambling Sparks Accusations of Hypocrisy

    by Brent Schrotenboer June 2017

    Now more than ever before, the NFL's public position on gambling has become quite an artful dance.

  • Youth Soccer Players Show Support with Team Haircut

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    After controversy over a youth soccer tournament disqualification attributed to a player’s mistaken gender, eight-year-old Mili Hernandez’ teammates made a public show of solidarity.

  • HS Coach Canned Over Communication with Millennials

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Stan Luketich, who founded the Phoenix Desert Vista high school baseball program in 1996, has been fired after 42 years of coaching and two state championships. According to Luketich, when he asked the administration for a reason he was told, “You do not effectively communicate with millennials.”

  • Fired Trainer Kills Two Equinox Employees

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    On Sunday, Equinox gym sent an email to members confirming the deaths of three employees at their Merrick Park location in Coral Gables, Fla. The deaths were a result of injuries sustained in a fitness center shooting.

  • Snubbed by NCAA, Coach Tweets Scheduling Plea

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    After his team narrowly missed out on an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller took to Twitter (bitmoji included) to try to find power conference opponents to boost his team’s resume.

  • College Dumps the Scale to Promote Body Positivity

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Carleton University in Ottawa has sparked a heated online debate through the fitness center’s decision to remove the scale from the campus gym. In place of a scale, students found a sign encouraging them to focus on wellness rather than weight.

  • Wolverines' Aircraft Grounded by Gusting Winds

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Wednesday afternoon, the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was loaded and ready to leave for the Big Ten tournament in Washington, D.C., when gusting winds forced the aircraft carrying the team off the runway.

  • Planet Fitness Anti-Bullying Initiative $1M Success

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In 2016, Planet Fitness raised more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying through the success of their November membership sale. Proceeds went toward tolerance training and encouraging body-positivity imaging inside fitness venues.