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Fit With the Trends

Updating Fitness Offerings to Meet Everyone's Needs

Feature Article - November 2013

Staying on top of the latest fitness trends—not falling for fads—will help ensure you're providing the right programming mix.

Marketing Movement & Exercise

YMCAs, Schools Help Spur Youth to Exercise, Eat Healthier

Feature Article - November 2013

With childhood overweight and obesity continuing to plague the nation, creative school and YMCA leaders have come up with myriad strategies and programs to address the issue.

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Healthy Support
ING Awards Grants to Schools to Fight Childhood Obesity

Before You Go - November 2013

ING U.S., a retirement, investment and insurance company, announced in September that it awarded 59 schools from 26 states across the United States with up to $2,500 grants to help students combat childhood obesity by getting them more active through school-based running programs.

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Fun & Fitness in the Water
Waterparks Offer Physical Fitness for Youth

Before You Go - October 2013

This, according to a recent study, "Indoor Waterpark: An Examination of Physical Activity Levels and Use Patterns of Youth Participants," co-authored by William D. Ramos, assistant professor in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Department in the School of Public Health at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and director of Indiana University's Aquatics Institute; and Craig M. Ross, a professor in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Department in the School of Public Health at IU.


Putting the Scale in Upscale

Guest Column - September 2013

Upscale locker rooms feature a lot of fancy amenities, but you shouldn't overlook the importance of a scale. With more and more people focused on wellness, this simple tool can make a big difference.

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Right on Track
Air Force Base Uses Networked Fitness to Track Workouts

Before You Go - September 2013

The Preva networked fitness solution—designed by Precor, a home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer—includes the company's 880 Line of cardio equipment with interactive P80 consoles, personal accounts and a mobile app to provide the foundation for the base's "SOAR into Shape," a weight-loss and health competition that rewards participants with points for achieving weight-loss milestones and workout targets. Grand Forks is the first U.S. military installation to set up a comprehensive networked fitness solution.

Improve Fitness With Play

Problem Solver - August 2013

For the best health, children should get involved in outdoor play on a daily basis. Playing outside can help improve children's physical, emotional and mental health. It's good medicine disguised as fun!

Incorporate Climbing Into Fitness Programs

Problem Solver - August 2013

Traditionally, top-rope climbing requires two people: As one person climbs, a belayer takes up slack in the rope. An auto belay eliminates the need for a human belay. It features a braking system, and takes up the slack as the climber ascends, then controls the descent when the climber is ready to come down, or if the climber falls.

Protect Fitness Patrons & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2013

You've made a big investment in ensuring your patrons have the most up-to-date equipment. Now you need to ensure that equipment lasts. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended practices for keeping your equipment clean.

Parks & Playgrounds

A Natural Fit
Great Workouts in the Park

Guest Column - July 2013

Getting fit doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg—especially when smart cities adapt their parks and playgrounds with exercise equipment that can boost motivation and enable a quick—and free—workout.