“The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother whether you are happy or not.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950) An Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, and socialist propagandist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Advertisements
Should We Promote Leisure-time Physical Activity in Soldiers during Deployments to Maintain Combat Readiness?
Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More
Wearables & Data: The ‘Smart’ Gym Is Here
What will the latest advances in mobile applications (apps), streaming, and wearables mean for the way members track their progress? Leveraging the right technology in your (small, medium or big) fitness business can put more customers more in control of their health and fitness, and provide personal trainers (and their managers) with increased efficiency. In… Read More
2018 Top 20 Fitness Industry Trends
According to a 2018 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey of fitness industry trends, 9 out of 20 of the top fitness trends have foundations in GROUP Training! Rank ordered from highest (most popular trend) to lowest (least popular trend). Only the top 20 for 2018 are described in this report. HIIT. Group training.… Read More
What are the Most Popular Group Workouts in 2018?
Indoor cycling has been identified as the most popular group workout in the UK – beating pilates and yoga – by a new industry report from ukactive and the DataHub. The Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends 2018 report indicates that group cycling currently makes up 13% of all exercise classes (2015, 10%; 2016, 14%; 2017, 25%). Other findings from the report – which was… Read More
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