RECENT ARTICLES
  • Fitness Models

    by Marvin Bynum July 2004

    Equipment manufacturers' warranty policies come in all shapes and sizes

  • Assessing Municipal Government's Role as a Fitness Provider

    by Marvin Bynum December 2003

    A Utah tax commission questions municipal government's role as a fitness provider

  • Law Enforcement Agencies Put Emphasis on Healthy Living

    by Michael Popke March 2003

    Striving to Break Down Donuts-And-Coffee Stereotypes, Some Law-Enforcement Agencies Are Placing New Emphasis on Fitness Assessments, Wellness Programs and Healthy Living

  • A Wealth of Health: Partnerships Between Hospitals and Fitness Facilities

    by Sally Dahlgren March 2000

    Partnerships between hospitals and fitness facilities enrich communities by offering residents a wider scope of services.

    Just a few years ago, many health club owners felt threatened by the rising number of hospitals expanding preventive services by adding wellness centers. Today, many hospitals are moving away from building or managing these facilities, and turning instead to fitness experts. And more and more health clubs – along with park and recreation departments, YMCAs and other groups – are seeing hospitals less as competition and more as potential partners to provide additional services and a wide range of alternative programming.

  • The Children’s Crusade

    by Andrew Cohen October 1991

    This article originally appeared in the October 1991 issue of Athletic Business.

     

    The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports currently boasts the most visible—literally—chairman in its 31-year history. Flexing in state after state (he pays his own way), Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a lot to say about the precipitous state of fitness in the United States, especially among our country’s youth. The news, he says in effect, is bad.

  • Coping with the Coaching Shortage

    by AB Editors October 1988

    This article originally appeared in the October 1988 issue of AB.

     

    The law of supply and demand is definitely at work at the high school coaching level. Whereas a few years ago, physical education teachers were responsible for a school’s coaching duties, an increasing number of students participating in sports and a decreasing number of teachers who want to coach have caused an alarming shortage in the number of qualified personnel to fill coaching vacancies.

  • New Developments in Physical Testing for Students

    by Fred Milverstedt January 1988

    This article originally appeared in the January 1988 issue of AB with the headline, “Are Kids Really So Out of Shape?”

     

    The next time you run across some of those demoralizing statistics about how physically unfit American kids are, try to keep in mind that there are experts out there who say the statistics may not mean beans.

  • NAGCPFS Works to Unite States in National Governor’s Council

    by AB Editors January 1984

    This article originally appeared in the January 1984 issue of AB with the title, “National Group Hopes to Unite 50 State Fitness Councils.”

     

    “National fitness programs will not reach their full potential until every state is involved—until we have 50 strong, fully-funded state councils,” says Jim Liston, head of the National Association of Governor’s Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports (NAGCPFs).

  • Tracing the Evolution of Sports Medicine

    by Thomas F. Miller November 1983

    This article first appeared in the November 1983 issue of AB.

     

    Sometime in the early 1970s, Americans began to turn on to exercise. I don’t believe anyone can tell us exactly when it happened or exactly why it happened; and that’s okay, for it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that it did happen and that it happened spontaneously.

  • Applying Biomechanics to Fitness Gains Research

    by AB Editors October 1983

    This article first appeared in the October 1983 issue of AB with the headline, “Biomechanics: The New Frontier in Weight Training.”

     

    For the past several years, researchers at major universities around the country and world have been spending an increasing amount of time analyzing weight training and conditioning.