Today’s older adults are a frisky and diversified bunch, according to a recent poll conducted by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Here’s a look at the most popular sports and athletic activities (based on participation frequency) among Americans 55 and older, for the year 2002:
Strength Training for Kids
Do you want your kids to grow strong muscles and bones, shed fat and build self-confidence? Are you looking for an activity that will excite an overweight child about the joys of exercise? Strength training could be the solution. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about youth strength training from two experts in the subject: Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, fitn...
By Diane Lofshult
Today's Sports Conditioning Classes Got Game!
Looking for a new profit center that attracts well-heeled elite athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts alike? Consumers appear to be game about paying for sports training: In fact, 41 percent of fitness facilities polled in IDEA's latest Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey (October 2002 IDEA Fitness Manager) now charge ...
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Accommodating All Members
Exercise promotes health and wellness and helps prevent disease. That message has become widespread in recent years. Along with many other segments of the population, older adults and people with disabilities are looking to health clubs as a means to be more active and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Is ...