• Fitness Pros on Front Lines of Obesity Fight

    by Rob Bishop December 2018

    I recently read an article analyzing the obesity epidemic from the perspective of several overweight individuals who agreed to share their painful experiences.

  • Workout Anytime Franchise Closes Unexpectedly

    by Kathy Pierre December 2018

    Anderson's Workout Anytime gym has already had the logos removed and now has a sign in the window directing members to Gold's Gym where they would honor "all memberships and prices for our members at their new location."

  • UnitedHealthcare Nixes SilverSneakers Benefit

    by Andy Berg December 2018

    Seniors in a number of states who have AARP’s Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans are out of luck if they were thinking of joining the popular SilverSneakers fitness program.

  • Program Helps Special Olympians Get Fit

    by Eric Hodies December 2018

    It looks like a typical fitness class in any gym, and that's the idea for volunteer coaches Wade and Diane Crawford. Beginning with jumping jacks and pushups, the high-energy hour is designed to help athletes gain strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.

  • Volleyball Festival Celebrates Sports, Lifestyle

    by Laylan Connelly November 2018

    Beach volleyball gave Kerri Walsh Jennings a dream life. So her latest venture is about paying it forward.

  • Vet Turns Fitness Passion into Career

    by Tammie Smith November 2018

    Physical training was part of life as a U.S. Navy special operations diver and explosives disposal expert.

  • District Redirects Phys Ed Emphasis From Team Sports

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy November 2018

    Starting next school year, students at Elgin Area School District U-46's six high schools will be able to take a variety of physical education courses promoting a physically active lifestyle and moving the district away from the emphasis on team sports.

  • Federal Government Releases New Fitness Guidelines

    by Jayne O'Donnell November 2018

    Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

  • Boutique Brand Xponential Fitness Acquires Pure Barre

    by Kim Mikus November 2018

    Xponential Fitness, the parent of CycleBar and other brands, has acquired Pure Barre, a low-impact, intense total-body workout company.

  • Yoga Growing in Popularity Among Youths Nationwide

    by Marie McCullough November 2018

    The popularity of yoga is booming in the United States — among children. More than 8 percent of youngsters ages 4 to 17 — or 4.9 million — practiced yoga last year, up from about 3 percent in 2012, according to federal survey data published Thursday.