• CrossFit Gym Finds Local Footing

    by Ali James September 2018

    "With CrossFit, people feel the change mentally before it comes physically," says CrossFit Gym owner Laurie Hensley. "People say that CrossFit is a cult and it kind of is, it becomes something you can't imagine not having in your day."

  • Designated Spaces Bring Fitness Programming Outdoors

    by Courtney Cameron August 2018

    There's an age-old question that is almost as common in a learning environment as "When are we ever going to use this?" It goes, "Can we have class outside?" At the University of Oregon, that answer is yes — at least, if the class in question is part of any one of the school's group exercise programs or its for-credit Introduction to CrossFit physical education class.

  • High School Opens New Fitness Center

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy August 2018

    Students at Jacobs High School in Algonquin opened the school's new fitness center and group fitness/dance studio this week. The 6,462-square-foot center includes 24 strength training multistations that can accommodate 72 students at a time.

  • Boxing Gym to Expand to Larger Location

    by Holly Shively August 2018

    DMC Boxing Academy & Fitness in Centerville, Ohio, is moving to a larger location in Washington Township. The move will more than double the gym's punching bags and add a boxing ring.

  • How the Club Market Continues to Change

    by Rob Bishop August 2018

    A few weeks ago, I was talking with a friend who owns a small chain of very successful paint and wallpaper stores in my area. He said, "Even with all of the experience I've gained over the past 20 years, I'd never open an independent paint store in today's market." I was surprised by this comment, as I know he really loves what he does.

  • Female Marines Train at Historically All-Male Base

    by Courtney Cameron August 2018

    Last week, the Marine Corps marked 100 years of women in service, and celebrated the occasion (unofficially) with a series of groundbreaking events staged over the past 12 months. The Orange County Register provided a rundown of the year’s notable firsts:

  • How Health Clubs Can Build Success with Seniors

    by Ashley Artese, in conjunction with the American Council on Exercise August 2018

    The senior population is rapidly growing due to both improvements in medical care and aging of the baby boomer generation, who are now between the ages of 54 and 72 years. In comparison to the generations before them, baby boomers show more interest in their own health and have a greater investment in leading an active lifestyle, which has contributed to the rise in gym membership among older adults. As a result, fitness clubs must be prepared to meet the needs of older adults, many of whom may be joining a fitness center for the first time. In fact, according to a 2018 report from IHRSA, gym memberships increased by 63% from 2006-2016 for those aged 55 and older. Therefore, offering senior-focused fitness assessments, programming and equipment, as well as a trained staff to specifically work with seniors, is necessary to serve these members.

  • Councilman's Tennis Center Vote Raises Ethics Concerns

    by Arielle Kass August 2018

    At least one member of the Roswell, Ga., city council is questioning Councilman Marcelo Zapata's assertion that he had his own issues with the project before residents expressed their outrage.

  • Meet Jon “Crash” Benne, Owner of Elevated Performance in St. Louis (Sponsored)

    by Matrix Fitness August 2018

    Jon "Crash" Benne is a strength trainer and owner of Elevated Performance in St. Louis. He started out as a stick boy for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, an experience that would shape his career path. Today his gym specializes in turning out strong hockey players. Aside from a line of NHL veterans that have passed through Elevated Performance, he continues to shape new talent. Five local athletes from Benne’s gym went in the first round of the 2016 NHL draft, including four in the top 15. Athletic Business sat down with Benne recently to talk about everything from the equipment he uses to his overall coaching philosophy.

  • Chlorine Sickens Kids at Life Time Fitness Location

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    More than a dozen kids were sickened at a Life Time Fitness location in Johns Creek (Ga.) when a chlorine mixer malfunctioned at the location’s outdoor pool.