Entries Tagged as 'Fitness'

Trisha’s Journal: Week Nine. Part 1

June 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Two more pounds gone. This is my one happiness. My glucose levels were up all week and I’m not sure why. The fat grams were higher this week than last. Overall, my calories were much lower, I think. I need to find a way to cut the fat grams and still feel OK with fewer [...]

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Sports Safety Glasses

June 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Prevent Blindness America, a volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness, reports that more than 100,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year in the United States. With spring approaching and people heading outside to play, it is a good time to remember how precious the gift of sight is and to learn [...]

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Still Standingon Both Feet. Part 2

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Just now, I took a March/April 1985 copy of Fitness Management off my shelf to check the “Editorial Commitment” we made to our very first readers. Although the pages have yellowed a little, the commitment to stand on the two feet of “professional practice” and “profitable management” remains fresh today.

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Still Standingon Both Feet. Part 1

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Most athletic efforts requiring strength and balance work best on two feet. A tennis stroke will be a lot stronger coming from a foundation of two gummy soles planted in the clay when the ball arrives. And, what lifter would stand on one foot trying to complete a competitive clean and jerk?

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Being Mildly to Moderately Overweight May Not Be a Risk for Older Adults

April 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

A recent study finds that fears about the health risks of being somewhat overweight may be unwarranted for your older members. Researchers found that being mildly or moderately overweight was not a risk factor for death from any cause in older men and women.

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Sports Participation Trends for Women, Men and Seniors

February 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) has recently released new information on the sports participation trends and most popular activities among women, men and seniors. According to SGMA¹s Superstudy, women prefer non-competitive activities, men favor fitness-related activities, and seniors over the age of 55 seem to prefer fitness and individual sports activities.

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How to Motivate Exercisers

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Exercise adherence is a critical issue in the corporate health and fitness industry. Unlike commercial health clubs, where the constant selling of memberships keeps the participant level steady, corporate clubs must rely on keeping what few members they have since they only draw from a small, fixed population.

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Should Members Pay for Unused Months – No

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

The majority of respondents who feel that members should not have to pay for unused months feel that it is better for business to allow members to take time off. They feel it is a service, and members should only pay when that service is actually used. Says one respondent, “[Facility usage is] a service, [...]

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The Transformation of Group Exercise

January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

Kathie Davis, executive director of IDEA, The Health & Fitness Source, San Diego, Calif., has observed the transformation of group exercise over the last 10 years. According to Davis, even 10 years ago, members were beginning to show signs of diversification. “After the implementation of dance-exercise, jazz aerobics and high impact, the interest of exercising [...]

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No more Excuses

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

The staff at Excel Fitness Center in Anderson, Ind., had heard the excuses before — over and over, as a matter of fact. So they decided to do something about it. The “If What?” health promotion, targeted at the couch-potato population, encouraged people to stop making excuses and start focusing on doing something good for [...]

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