According to industry definitions, “multipurpose” health clubs have fitness facilities and racquet courts. “Fitness-only” health clubs have fitness (group exercise and/or a fitness center with equipment), but no racquet courts. Either type of club may have a swimming pool or a gymnasium.
The fitness ball is a popular and widely available tool you can utilize to help clients get results. Try these suggestions to freshen up and make the most of their workouts on the ball.
Incorporating Pilates Principles
To enhance any exercise on the ball, use Pilates principles such as breathing, concentration, control, balanced muscular development, rhythm/flow, w...
Bacteria. Germs. Superbugs. These are some of the countless terms for the hazardous micro-organisms that can be found in your business at any time. The fact is, any crowded communal space is a breeding ground for microbes. The club environment is at increased risk owing to the unavoidable dynamics, from dripping sweat to locker room moisture to the normal hygiene challenges associated...
professionals advocate the inclusion of varying ranges of motion and grip
widths to improve strength and muscular hypertrophy, new evidence suggests that
such practices may place exercisers at risk for serious injury. According to an
article published in the October 2007 Strength...
have long advocated the use of pedometers to measure and improve daily physical
activity, and now there is solid evidence to back this up. A study published in
the November 21 issue of The
Journal of the American Medical Association (2007; 298 , 2296–2304), sought to
determine whether pedometers really do tri...
Have you ever wondered if there really is a difference between fixed
and freeform resistance equipment when it comes to improving strength? Data
collected for the January issue of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s
Journal of Strength and
Conditioning Research (2008; 22 , 75–81) compared the two types
Wii is being marketed as a way to “get people off the couch and into the
action.” But does it really have significant fitness value? Justin White, a
fourth-year kinesiology student who attends Dalhousie University in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, wanted to find out. While playing the boxing gam...
Researchers are spending more time
finding out what kinds of things will make children more likely to move their
bodies. One recent study, conducted at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill School of Public Health, found ...
A recent study out of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore found evidence that at least 522 lives can be saved annually in the United States and Canada through pervasive public placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the battery-powered, paddle-fitted, electrical devices used to shock and revive people whose hearts have suddenly stopped beating.
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