Programming: Health & Fitness
Boutique Opposite of 'Cookie-Cutter' Gyms
by Antonio Fins December 2018
Tucked into a corner of an industrial warehouse space, Steve Stoliker is perfecting his "gym-in-a-box philosophy" by training athletes and weekend warriors alike on millions of dollars worth of cutting-edge training and fitness equipment.
'Get SO Fit' Program Targets Special Olympians
by Eric Hodies December 2018
Beginning with jumping jacks and pushups, the high-energy hour is designed to help athletes gain strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.
U.S. Obesity Rate Spikes 5 Percent to Record High
by Laura Kelly December 2018
Obesity in the U.S. has reached a new high with a 5 percent increase since last year, according to a report published Wednesday ranking the healthiest states in the country.
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.
Product Spotlight 2018: Weight Rooms and Strength Equipment
by AB Staff October 2018
Check out these products as seen in the October 2018 issue.
Abacus Sports Installations
Abacus specializes in the installation of inlaid platform weight room flooring. The innovative technique of sinking platforms into high-density rubber flooring creates a firm yet resilient surface that cushions joints and absorbs the impact of heavy weights, while protecting floors and equipment. Abacus has installed inlaid platform flooring in public and private facilities, both indoors and outdoors. Rubber flooring can be loose-laid or fully adhered, depending on the facility's needs. Inlaid platform rubber flooring is easy to clean and can be customized with different thicknesses and embedded logos.
The powerful and comfortable Ultra Series presents advanced functionality with an intuitive design that makes operating easy. All Ultra Series equipment is designed for smooth converging and diverging movements to encourage a natural path of motion and enhanced user comfort. To take strength training to another level, users can add the intelligent training console. Members will get a guided training experience, and owners will be able to take advantage of some of the most powerful technology from the Matrix Fitness suite of connected solutions.
duraSOUND® Rubber Acoustic Tiles dramatically reduce the structure-borne transmission of sound from free-falling weights in any fitness facility. Performance-engineered for a better acoustic experience for both customers and neighboring businesses, duraSOUND tiles control vibrations, minimize low-frequency impact noise and reduce the transmission of audible structure-borne sound by up to 38 decibels.
The PureStrength Linear Leg Press by Technogym was built using the highest standards in biomechanics, ergonomics, durability and safety from the experience of seven Olympic Games, 20 million everyday users in 10,000 facilities, and 20 billion workouts. The machine's pads are made from special high-density foam that adapts to the shape of the body, providing maximum comfort and a beneficial stabilizing effect. The backrest can be adjusted to four different positions, allowing each user to find the most suitable and comfortable position for performing the exercise.
The next evolution of the TANK All Surface Sled is here. The TANK M4 by Torque Fitness comes with a double breaking system, which means the TANK does not require added weight, making group training and maneuvering seamless and efficient. The M4 comes standard with Torque's ergonomic performance handles, an accessory tray for easy storage on the go, upgraded graphics and optional weight horns for serious performance training by athletes who wish to use the TANK for intense towing exercises.
These products originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Athletic Business, a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.