Programming: Health & Fitness
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.