• Will Industry-First “Marijuana Gym” Set a Trend?

    by Jason Scott September 2017

    By now, you may have heard about Power Plant Fitness, the so-called "marijuana gym." As states around the country adopt a more relaxed stance on recreational marijuana use, entire cottage industries have sprouted around its newfound legality — but Power Plant Fitness represents new territory. Scheduled to open this November in San Francisco, Power Plant claims to be the world's first gym to directly encourage members to partake of marijuana right on location, either before or after a workout.

  • Texas Fitness Community Working for Harvey Relief

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    The fitness community in Texas is working together to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Middle, High School Fitness Centers Up Student Activity

    by Scott Scanlon September 2017

    Each center is a cornerstone of a $1.1 million federal grant that is remaking fitness opportunities within their school district. Depew was among 16 districts nationwide last September to receive the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant, to be distributed over three years. It is designed to help the district start and expand physical education offerings for students across grade levels before, during and after school.

  • Schools Rethinking Recess Time After Benefits Revealed

    by Emma Kate Fittes August 2017

    Research suggests recess not only benefits children physically but helps them focus during class and improve grades and test scores. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review of 50 studies found that recess, movement during lessons and extracurricular activities have a positive association with academics.

  • First YMCA-Based Physician Daphne Bascom Talks Health

    by Paul Steinbach August 2017

    When the YMCA of Greater Kansas City asked board member Daphne Bascom to review a new job description, Bascom, an Oxford-educated reconstructive surgeon and then-executive at leading electronic medical records provider Cerner Corp., shocked her colleagues by saying she'd like to be considered for the position herself. In January, Bascom accepted a significant pay cut to become not only the Kansas City Y's first senior vice president of community integrated health, but the only physician employed at any Y location outside the national office. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Bascom, 50, who lost both her parents to preventable diseases within the past five years, to describe the motivation behind her career change.

  • MSHSL Requires Asthma Training for HS Coaches

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    In a recent study from the Minnesota Department of Health, it was found that 58 percent of middle and high school students in the state are involved in sports.

  • Program Uses Exercise to Improve Health Outcomes

    by Jason Scott August 2017

    It’s no secret that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But working exercise into a therapy and recovery program can help improve outcomes for individuals who are sick or recovering from injury.

  • TSSAA, Special Olympics Partner for Unified Track Event

    by Tom Kreager August 2017

    The TSSAA Board of Control on Monday approved the addition of Unified Track and Field events, marking the beginning of a partnership between the high school athletic association and Special Olympics Tennessee.

  • Fitness Marketing: Get Your Message Across In 10 Seconds or Lose

    by Ken Robbins August 2017

    Fitness experts know that the “five-second rule” is bunk – if you drop your food on the floor, it’s best to just let it go (we probably didn’t need an actual study for this, but there you have it). But in the world of marketing, the 10-second rule is very real. Ten seconds is the average amount of time a user will stay on a website before clicking to something else.

  • Florida High Schools Struggle to Fund AT Programs

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    Athletic trainers in the state of Florida are looking around and starting to feel the fear, as several counties are being forced to cut full-time trainers from their school budgets.