• Tough Mudder Debuts Bootcamp Gym Franchise

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    Tough Mudder has made a significant step toward extending the brand beyond races and challenges with the opening of its first franchise gym location, Tough Mudder Bootcamp.

  • Jerry Kill's Return to Coaching Aided by Healthy Change

    by Ralph D. Russo August 2017

    Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill still needs medication to treat his epilepsy and control the seizures that forced him to leave coaching...

  • Notes from the 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo was held July 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 14,000 fitness professionals and enthusiasts gathered to soak in the latest trends — from workout gear and diet supplements to in-gym data tracking technology.

  • Video: Running A Box Isn’t All Fun and ‘CrossFit’ Games

    by Andy Berg August 2017

    With the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games set to kickoff Aug. 3 in Madison, Wis. – just a few miles from the Athletic Business offices – we thought we’d offer some insight on what it takes to run a CrossFit box.

  • Study: Lower BMI Could Lead to Longer Injury Recovery

    by Amanda Loudin July 2017

    "My first stress fracture was in my tibia, and I was told it would take about six weeks to heal," says Strong. "It ended up taking two to three times that. The worst was in my femoral neck, which should have been about a three- to four-month layoff. It took six months instead."

  • Fitness Trainers Gather to Craft Perfect Workout

    by Molly Shea July 2017

    Ten years ago, it was easy to lump classes into one of a handful of categories: spin, yoga, pilates or retro step aerobics. But the recent influx of workouts means that anything goes in a fitness studio now, whether it be rope slams, bar hangs, one-armed burpees or cathartic screams.

  • Grassroots Fitness Movement Gains Following

    by Nedra Rhone July 2017

    Five months ago, another group workout came to town and while it is similar to some of the other HIIT workouts, it is more about building community than building muscle and it is free to anyone who wants to join.

  • Army Implements First Combat-Specific Fitness Test

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Over the past 10 years, the Army has been working to develop a more effective model of the traditional Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).

  • Rhabdomyolysis More Common as Workouts Intensify

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Rhabdomyolysis, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition that can be a side effect of extreme exercise, is not a new discovery. Hundreds of documented cases appear among those in demanding professions, such as firefighters and the armed forces. Occasionally, college athletes are diagnosed after a grueling workout.

  • Video: Dave Castro Talks Bringing CrossFit Games to Madison

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    If you’re looking for the fittest people on earth, you could do worse than venturing to Madison, Wis., this August. No, it’s not that beer, cheese and sausage comprise the diet of champions but rather that the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games (Aug. 3-6) have relocated to Madison’s Alliant Energy Center.