Top Five Considerations When Opening a Fitness Studio

Opening a fitness studio has a lot of appeal for personal trainers who want to create the ideal workout studio, grow their personal revenue, and practice what they love. Before you open your own private gym or fitness studio there are few things you need to consider. The good news is that you don’t have to…

Should You Buy Used Fitness Equipment?

In some cases involving fitness equipment, financial situations or just overall general need may dictate whether you look to obtain new equipment or used. For the record, used is not a bad way to go. There are several scenarios in which used equipment may fit the bill just fine.  Used equipment such as treadmills, exercise…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Physician Referrals

It’s a foregone conclusion that exercise is good for us. It is also a foregone conclusion that not enough of us participate in it. Obesity levels in the United States are at all time highs, the result of too much fast food and too little activity. Many of us have often considered joining a gym,…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Functional Fitness

Okay, so you’re doing great at the gym, bench pressing enough weight to turn the girls’ heads, and running the mile on the indoor track without even getting winded. Sounds pretty good so far, right? That is until you try to pick up a loaded suitcase and end up throwing your back out, or climbing…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Fitness Boot Camp

 “So I figured while I’m here I’ll lose a few pounds. And you got what, a 6 to 8 week training program here? A real tough one? Which is perfect for me!  I’m going to walk out of here a Lean, Mean, Fightin’ Machine!” – Ox, Stripes (1981) Joining the Army may not be everybody’s…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Exercise And Weight Loss

It is almost no wonder that America is highly regarded as being a nation that is woefully out of shape, overweight, and lazy. All it takes is a cursory look around when you’re out in public to realize that the number of people who could be described as overweight is disproportionately high. We eat too…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Core Training

For most of us who are in our mid 40’s we may have woken up to discover that our tummy isn’t as flat and trim as it used to be. In fact, not only look somewhat pregnant, but in some cases we appear to be about nine months gone with a Sherman tank. We try…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Personal Training

The good news is that more and more Americans are becoming concerned about their weight and their health, joining gyms and investing in home fitness equipment. The bad news is that very few know how to design and implement an effective training plan designed to generate the results that are desired. The Growth Of Personal…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Childhood Obesity Programs

Childhood obesity has always been with us, but has more than tripled over the last three decades. The percentage of children (6-11) in the US who were classified as obese rose from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% by 2009. The percentage of adolescents increased by a similar margin, from 5% to 18%. What is…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Strength Training

Okay, we all know exercise is good for us, but often times we aren’t sure exactly where to start on the fitness journey, and when we hear terms such as “strength training”, we sometimes get a little intimidated. Strength training brings to mind images of body builders hefting barbells the size of a small Japanese…