• Strength Coach Helps HS Students Get More out of Weight Room

    by Diane Rhodes March 2018

    When a state-of-the-art Strength & Conditioning Center opened at San Jacinto High School last spring, it was dedicated in honor of former longtime coach and Athletic Director Jeff Snyder.

  • Military Considers Fitness Waivers for Skilled Recruits

    by Courtney Cameron March 2018

    With the number of eligible military recruits in decline, congress has opened itself to the possibility of increasing the available number of fitness waivers for new enlisters, particularly for candidates with proven skills in other high-demand areas.

  • How Gyms Can Use Virtual Reality to Motivate Members

    by Andy Berg March 2018

    Club members don't renew their memberships when they falter on the initial momentum of a new year's resolution. As daily workouts slowly lose their luster, the gym itself begins to feel like a torture chamber. An owner can ensure the equipment is state-of-the-art, the gym is well kept, the staff is polite, and there are always plenty of clean towels, but when it comes to ensuring that her customers are motivated to return, retention efforts have their limits.

  • Focusing on Student-Athletes' Mental Health

    by Jason Scott March 2018

    College athletics has never been bigger business, and the resulting pressure on student-athletes to perform at a high level can take its toll.

  • Trump Executive Order Emphasizes Team Sports

    by S.A. Miller February 2018

    America has gone from Let's Move to Let's Play. President Trump on Tuesday ripped up the executive order that helped boost Michelle Obama's physical fitness crusade and replaced it with a new order that emphasized getting the nation's children once again to play team sports. "Participating in sports allows children to experience the connection between effort and success, and it enhances their academic, economic, and social prospects," Mr. Trump, a three-sport varsity athlete in high school at New York Military Academy, wrote in the order.

  • Outdoor Elliptical EliptiGO Catches on in Florida

    by Shelby Reynolds February 2018

    Combine a stationary indoor elliptical and an outdoor bicycle and you get ElliptiGO, the peculiar-looking contraptions that have a growing and dedicated fan base in Southwest Florida.

  • Study: Exercise Makes Difference Even for Obese People

    by Lauren Steussy February 2018

    Exercise may be even more important than the numbers on the scale for obese people looking to be healthier, a new study out of York University in Toronto has found.

  • Study Examines Effectiveness of Workplace Wellness

    by Rebecca Greenfield February 2018

    Workplace wellness programs have two main goals: improve employees' health and lower their employers' health care costs. They're not very good at either, new research finds.

  • How Baseball Players Are Using Football-Style Workouts

    by Stephen Whyno February 2018

    Weight sleds and tires await the boys of summer for the kind of workouts typically reserved for men who make their living on the gridiron in the fall.

  • Gym Addresses Pay Gap with 1/3 Membership Discount

    by Courtney Cameron February 2018

    “In the interest of fairness,” the Gym Lake Orion in Orion Township, Mich., will be charging women only two-thirds of the cost of the membership price for men, according to the Detroit Free Press.