RECENT ARTICLES
  • Wearable Technology Repeats as ACSM’s No. 1 Trend

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    For the second year in a row, wearable technology is the No. 1 trend on the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual survey of fitness trends.

  • Augie’s Quest Raises $430K for ALS in Half Marathon

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    The fitness industry raised $430,000 for ALS research through Augie’s Quest at the recent Brooklyn Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon.

  • Health Club Taking Action After Crypto Outbreak

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A Milwaukee-area health club is cooperating with local health officials who are investigating two confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites.

  • Blog: ‘History of Exercise’ Video Goes Viral

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    If you want to promote the history of fitness and exercise, who better than the first lady of the United States and the director of the parks and recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana?

  • Marines Seeking Fitness Instructor Course Applicants

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    Fifty Marines are expected to fill the U.S. Marine Corps’ first Force Fitness Instructor Course.

  • Obesity Rates at More Than 30 Percent in 25 States

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    Adult obesity rates are now at more than 30 percent in half the United States, but there is some good news in this year’s report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Blog: Elaine LaLanne, 90, and Son Keep Legacy Alive

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    There she was, all 90 years of her, doing push-ups with P90X founder Tony Horton on stage at the IDEA World convention in Los Angeles.

  • Group Fitness Comes Together in Health Club Industry

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Group fitness instructors are a tight-knit group. For example, Keith Irace, senior director of group fitness for Equinox, New York, had dinner last month at the IDEA World convention in Los Angeles with Lashaun Dale, vice president of content and programming at rival 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, Calif. Dale worked with Irace at Equinox before joining 24 Hour Fitness in 2014.

  • McDonald’s Pulls Fitness Trackers from Happy Meals

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    After complaints of skin irritations and burns suffered by children, McDonald’s said it has pulled its Step-it fitness tracker bands from its Happy Meals.

  • Army Officer Dies After Completing Fitness Test

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    A U.S. Army officer at Fort Jackson (S.C.) collapsed and died last week after completing a fitness test.