• Houston Couple Debuts Bootcamp for LGBTQ Community

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    Last month, Karen Morgan — full-time volleyball director at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas — debuted the city’s latest community fitness offering, BK Bootcamp.

  • SoulCycle Debuts New SoulAnnex Studio Fitness Classes

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    For the first time since opening in 2006, SoulCycle will move classes off-bike with the introduction of three new training modules at its newest location in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

  • Students Get Unique Outdoor Offerings with PE Program

    by Scott Eidler December 2017

    An administrator in the Half Hollow Hills district is reshaping the teenage gym class experience by offering alternatives to team sports that educators say are played less frequently in adulthood.

  • Study: 57 Percent of U.S. Kids Face Obesity by Age 35

    by Kim Painter December 2017

    A whopping 57% of the nation's children and teens will be obese by age 35 if current trends continue, according to a sobering new study.

  • Outreach Program Brings Yoga to County Jail

    by Cornelius Frolik and Mark Gokavi November 2017

    Female inmates at the Montgomery County Jail are finding that yoga can be a healthy way to manage stress, deal with trauma and avoid getting bent out of shape.

  • Opinion: Don't Rely on Apps for Weight Loss

    by Gary Bennett November 2017

    There are few things worse than being an obesity scientist at a holiday party. Once they learn my profession, most people skulk away, often hiding their food in the process. The brave few who remain often lean closer and quietly ask for the "secret" to weight loss -as if we scientists were a "DaVinci Code"-style cabal devoted to suppressing the true "secret" to dieting. Lately, however, I'm hearing different questions. Instead of asking about the best weight-loss program, my interrogators increasingly ask about the best app. My answer is often unsatisfying: Most apps don't work.

  • Adaptive Fitness Partnership Sees Encouraging Results

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    In a presentation to Bloomington (Ill.) community leaders Tuesday, the Partnership for Health Pilot Program asked for $75,000 in donations to expand an innovative new health and fitness program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

  • Study: Exercise Can Save Lives, But Fewer Participating

    by Katie O'Connor November 2017

    In late September, Richmond resident Denise Davis noticed she had trouble finishing an otherwise routine walk without stopping to use her inhaler.

  • Native Americans Counter Obesity with Traditional Sports

    by Allie Shah November 2017

    The first wave of women set off by canoe from shores of Minneapolis' Lake Calhoun, called Bde Maka Ska from the Dakota language, during the Kwe Strong Triathlon in August. The event brings Indigenous women together to promote health.

  • Schools Rev P.E. Offerings to Keep Kids Active

    by Carolyn Thompson November 2017

    You won't find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York's Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating.