Programming: Health & Fitness
August Digital Focus on CrossFit Games
by AB Editors August 2018
AB's hometown of Madison, Wis., played host to the CrossFit Games in early August. This month, we're giving readers an up-close look at the event. Check it out in the presentation below.
Gym-Goer Arrested for Exercising in the Nude
by Jason Scott July 2018
A Massachusetts man made himself right at home in a New Hampshire Planet Fitness location — and was arrested as a result.
Equinox, SoulCycle Open Talent Agency
by Andy Berg July 2018
Fitness instructors are in high demand, so much so that a pair of companies think trainers might benefit from a dedicated talent agency.
Incorporating Streaming Video in the Health Club
by Jason Scott July 2018
One might consider "streaming video" to be the rallying cry of couch potatoes, but the fact is, streaming video isn't just revolutionizing the entertainment world — it's shaking up the fitness industry, as well.
Could Cool-Temperature Fitness Classes Catch On?
by Paul Steinbach July 2018
Hot yoga? Take a powder. High-altitude training? Take a hike. Make way for cool-temperature training, the newest fitness innovation to hit New York City with potential to crystalize across the country.
Working in Fitness: Reflections on the Journey
by Sarah Kosch June 2018
Some of their paths have taken surprising turns. Some work in the gym, others are administrators or consultants. Some teach transferable skills to student employees and some are at the front of the room, directing participants to leave their stress at the door and spend an hour thinking only about their bodies and the way they can move.
How PHIT America Is Helping Solve the Inactivity Pandemic
by Jim Baugh June 2018
Right now, the U.S. suffers from an inactivity epidemic. The state of physical activity in America continues spiraling downward. A recent study by the Physical Activity Council stated that 82.4 million Americans are physically inactive. Not surprisingly, sports participation patterns — specifically among children — continue to decline. PHIT America, a national cause focused on reversing America's inactivity epidemic, intends to reverse this troublesome negative trend before its impact is even greater on the economy, health care costs and military readiness.
Addressing Inactivity Among Low-Income Communities
by Jason Scott June 2018
According to the 2018 Sports & Fitness Industry Association Topline Participation Report, during the period of 2012 to 2017, rates of inactivity among the poorest households (measured as those whose income is less than $25,000) has increased, while the opposite can be said of more affluent houses. As the SFIA puts it: "The affluent are getting more active while the less affluent are becoming more inactive."
Can Sprint 8 Program Help the Body Attack Cancer Cells? (sponsored)
by Phil Campbell, Creator of Sprint 8 April 2018
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It might surprise you to hear that high-intensity interval training could help fight cancer, but recent findings suggest just that. While HIIT programs like Sprint 8 have been proven to help burn fat and build muscle through the release of growth hormone, they also achieve an adrenal response that strengthens the immune system in a way that has been shown to target tumors in mice.1
Turn Heads in Your Facility - Add Olympic Lifting to GroupX Classes with The Axle (sponsored)
by Team Power Systems April 2018
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The UFC Gym in New York City's New Hyde Park has almost 10,000 members. When you walk in on a typical Monday at 6:00 p.m. it feels like half of them are there to kick the week off strong. There is a lot happening: Powerlifting, MMA, small group training and a full display of Instagram-inspired ‘look great while I’m doing it’ moves. The training floor, it seems, is where you go to see and be seen.