Category Archives: Commercial Fitness Industry

Will it work? 4000 free public gyms being built in Brazil to deal with obesity, public health.

Can a grand vision of 4,000 free public gyms overcome inequality and fight Brazil’s health crisis? Catherine de Lange reports. 10 June 2014 The Baptist church in Arthur Lundgren district sits perched on a hill overlooking the sprawling metropolis of … Continue reading

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Study links positive fitness center climate to better health

LAWRENCE — Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person’s favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at … Continue reading

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A rethinking of current assumptions about exercise

Newswise — If your goal is to lose weight and maintain optimal health and fitness, the quality of your exercise and diet regimen matters more than the quantity, says Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero. 

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24 Hour Fitness Acquired by AEA Investors, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Fitness Capital Partners

SAN RAMON, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. announced that AEA Investors, a leader in the private equity industry; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan – and one of the world’s largest; and Fitness Capital Partners, a … Continue reading

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Tanning beds need cancer warnings: FDA

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final order reclassifying sunlamp products and ultraviolet (UV) lamps intended for use in sunlamp products from low-risk (class I) to moderate-risk (class II) devices. The order also requires that sunlamp products … Continue reading

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Gym memberships a waste of money: TIME

It’s bathing suit season again, and that means gyms are shedding dollars from their membership prices faster than we’re ditching long pants and sleeves. According to Charles Tran, founder of credit card comparison and personal finance site CreditDonkey.com, June is … Continue reading

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Effect of living area and sports club participation on physical fitness in children: a 4 year longitudinal study

Kathleen Golle, Urs Granacher, Martin Hoffmann, Ditmar Wick and Thomas Muehlbauer BMC Public Health 2014, 14:499 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-499 Published: 23 May 2014 Abstract (provisional) Background Cross-sectional studies detected associations between physical fitness, living area, and sports participation in children. Yet, their … Continue reading

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Why couples gym memberships fail: new study

Couples often go grocery shopping together, make joint financial decisions, and choose entertainment options to share. Products and programs like shared gym memberships and joint credit cards are designed with couples in mind. According to a new study in the … Continue reading

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Free fitness center memberships fail to engage those who may need them most

Eliminating financial barriers to a fitness center as well as providing physician support, a pleasant environment and trained fitness staff did not result in widespread membership activation or consistent attendance among low income, multi-ethnic women with chronic disease risk factors … Continue reading

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Anytime Fitness says the company is saving lives worldwide

Anytime Fitness Is Saving Lives And Surpassing Milestones Worldwide HASTINGS, Minn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest-growing fitness club chain, recently surpassed another impressive milestone:  2,500 gyms worldwide.  Perhaps even more noteworthy, nearly 600 of those gyms … Continue reading

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Jazzercise offering free in-class programs to schools globally

The fitness industry: our other recent posts CARLSBAD, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kids are full of energy. They love to move. Yet only one in four American children gets the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise and one … Continue reading

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Exercise equipment ‘a waste of money’ for crunches: ACE, America’s Workout Watchdog

SAN DIEGO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-People spend millions of dollars annually on exercise machines and products that are promoted as quick-fix solutions to achieving washboard abs. The real question, however, is how do those products measure up to the traditional crunch?  “… [Y]ou … Continue reading

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Snap launching yoga studios globally

MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Lift Brands, parent company to Snap Fitness and five other wellness concepts, is partnering with the largest yoga-training program in the world to offer a breakthrough, first of its kind 24/7 yoga franchise concept called … Continue reading

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