Murder: Fitbit Data Used to Charge Suspect

After examining a Fitbit Alta device that Karen Navarra was wearing at the time of her death, police investigators discovered that her heart rate dramatically increased before slowing decreasing and stopping all together – all during a visit with her stepfather, Anthony Aiello. Police investigators in San Jose, California, have recently used a woman’s Fitbit… Read More

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Some Ideas on How to Reduce Staff Turnover

If you own or manage a fitness business, one of the first challenges you will face is recruiting the right people – it will also be one of your highest priorities. Once you have recruited, inducted and on-boarded your new staff, the next big challenge will be to keep them. What you do not want… Read More

What is the Fitness Information System Software (FISS)?

The Fitness Information System Software (FISS) is actually three different systems, one for each Service. The systems record Fitness levels of all Service Personnel and was a Defence Analytics & Statistics Agency (DASA) hosted system used by the three Services. The Naval Service FISS went live during January 2010, with the first full reporting period… Read More

Technology & Financial Fitness

“In short, investors should not treat technology as the equivalent of a “diet pill” that will help them lose weight effortlessly and instantly. Instead, they should view it as a tool to encourage the behaviour (the investment equivalent of exercising more and eating less) that will lead to long-term success. Think of fintech as one… Read More

Comparing Traditional & Novel Metrics to Quantify Resistance Training

Research Paper Title A comparison of traditional and novel metrics to quantify resistance training. Background Common estimates of external training intensity for resistance exercise do not incorporate inter-set recovery duration, and might not reflect the overall demands of training. This study aimed to assess novel metrics of exercise density (ED) during resistance exercise, and how… Read More

USAF: Physical Screening Predictors during an Aptitude Test

Research Paper Title Physical Screening Predictors for Success in Completing Air Force Phase II Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment. Background Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment (AAA) attrition is often associated with a lack of candidate physical preparation. The Functional Movement Screen, Tactical Fitness Assessment, and fitness metrics were collected (n = 29 candidates) to determine… Read More