• Report: Poorer Households Less Active

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    Households that bring in less than $50,000 are exceedingly inactive according to new numbers included in the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s annual fitness tracking survey.

  • Study: Group Ex More Beneficial than Working Out Alone

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association reveals that exercisers who work out in a group setting showed a significant reduction in physical, emotional and mental stress compared to those who work out alone.

  • Private College Combines Phys Ed, Patriotism

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    In the current, volatile sports environment of protest and debate, a private college in Missouri has no qualms about publicizing its stance on recent issues.

  • Fires Keep Exercisers Indoors, Fit Classes Raise Support

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    The Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness announced Thursday that it will cancel this year’s events — including the Twin Peaks Mile and the SF Bay Half Marathon — scheduled for October 14 and 15 in San Francisco due to poor air quality, widespread public health concerns and resource re-allocation as a result of wildfires in the area.

  • The Key to Longevity — Lengthen Your Telomeres with SPRINT 8 (Sponsored)

    by Phil Campbell September 2017

    All exercise is beneficial for the body, but not all exercise is created equal. For years, facilities across the country have offered a plethora of high-intensity interval training programs, but an exclusive option from Matrix Fitness goes beyond HIIT.

  • How Group Training Brings Variety, Challenge to Fitness

    by Paul Steinbach September 2017

    Pulsating beats and elevated heart rates. A full array of step platforms or stationary bikes. An instructor working as hard — or harder — than anyone in the room while exhaling instruction into a microphone headset.

  • 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.

  • 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.