Aug. 26 2009
Pilates Products Pilates has proven broad appeal to exercisers of all ages and levels of fitness and agility because of its focus on toning muscles and improving balance and alignment. At its most essential... View More
April 27 2009
Whether you’re teaching 40 health club members or 400 conference attendees, seek to include and inspire in your yoga group classes. Personally, I never bring notes, and I rarely write an outline.... View More
April 9 2009
Despite the struggle to contain costs, one human resources offering is proving resistant to cutbacks: company wellness programs. Traditional health benefits cover employees who fall ill. But workplace... View More
Feb. 25 2009
The Alabama Department of Public Health is one of eight state health departments selected to receive grants to support the development of physical activity and nutrition programs in partnership with selected... View More
Jan. 28 2009
YogaFit, one of the largest training institutes of mind/body fitness education in the US, this month launched a national community outreach program designed to help at-risk groups and individuals take... View More
Dec. 30 2008
How clearly I remember the days when my exercise routine was driven by countless and unnecessary repetitions. When I was performing reps, I did anything to distract myself � talk on... View More
Dec. 29 2008
In the ever-expanding health and fitness market, there are opportunities to do good work and to expand business models. Wellness programs for the home health care market are a tremendous opportunity for... View More
Dec. 29 2008
There are three distinct areas of exercise as it relates to health care � and reimbursement. Most trainers and fitness professionals are aware of cardiac rehab, which actually began... View More
Nov. 17 2008
Pilates has grown exponentially over the past decade in and around the club scene – fulfilling the needs of regular exercisers, athletes, rehab clients and even children. Basically anyone who desires... View More
Nov. 17 2008
The demand for Pilates programs in fitness facilities has grown rapidly over the past decade with 10.7 million North American participants a year. This is an extraordinary increase of 602% since 2001.... View More
Nov. 7 2008
With over 10 million people participating in Pilates today, there's no wonder personal trainers are jumping at the chance to certify. By adding Pilates to their current repertoire, they can retain more... View More
Oct. 22 2008
An online game might be the secret weapon for winning the war against childhood obesity. Researchers at George Mason University have designed and tested a nutrition education program called "Color My Pyramid"... View More
Sept. 23 2008
Two of the most popular forms of mind/body exercise today, yoga and Pilates have both shown their strengths in the fitness industry. Now they show aptitude toward training an extensive niche market: athletes.... View More
Sept. 16 2008
When nurses tried to insert an IV into patient Linda Aron's hand, she was so anxious over the impending operation to fix her acid reflux that they simply had to stop. Instead of continuing to poke and... View More
Aug. 21 2008
In personal training — or in any exercise, for that matter — it is crucial to avoid reaching a plateau in one's regimen. Your client has specifically sought out your expertise and has a certain... View More
April 25 2008
SportsArt Fitness, an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of premium quality residential and commercial fitness equipment, is proud to announce the launch of their Healthy Homes... View More
April 22 2008
There are three distinct areas of exercise as it relates to health care and reimbursement. Most trainers and fitness professionals are aware of cardiac rehab, which actually began in the US in the 1960s... View More
April 22 2008
As fitness professionals, you know more than anyone how important physical fitness is to overall wellness. With the rise of obesity and society's consistent embrace of fast-food indulgencies, the fitness... View More
March 25 2008
Today, more and more physical therapists, rehab patients, baby boomers, celebrities, pro athletes and fitness enthusiasts are recognizing the benefits of Pilates. Mind-body fitness is inundating the fitness... View More
Feb. 18 2008
Robyn Naymick-White has been drawn to physical activity for as long as she can remember. "I was a competitive skater, played softball, ran track and danced in the local ballet company," she says.... View More