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Vibration Boosts Effects of Foam Roller

Traditional foam rollers have become widespread in the fitness setting. Recently, some manufacturers have added vibration technology to thei...

Do Rewards Encourage Gym Visits?

Researchers from Case Western University in Cleveland wanted to determine if providing gifts to new gym members would incite them to visit t...

Does Having a Higher Income Make You More Active?

Higher earners may have more resources to boost activity levels than lower-income people, but that doesn’t make the better-off less se...

New Way to Calculate Childhood Obesity

Over the years, experts have questioned the accuracy of body mass index scores, known as BMI “z-scores,” for estimating body fat...

TV Time a Threat to Mobility in Older Adults

To minimize their future immobility risk, older adults should cut television time and boost activity levels, says new research. Scientists ...

Warmup Plan: Targeting the Hips

Eager class participants want to tap into their highest potential, and group fitness instructors have been acknowledging this by offering wo...

Foam-Rolling Techniques: A 4-Step Formula

It seems as though the best way to foam-roll is in the name: Roll, and rolling back and forth has merit and support from the scientific comm...

Strengthening the Ankle After Injury

A sprained ankle has far-reaching effects that personal trainers need to understand to help clients heal and regain mobility. A sprain tears...

Abdominal Separation and the Female Core

Imagine a balloon—a standard latex party balloon. You put a tiny seed in it. A watermelon starts to grow. You pick up the balloon with...

The Science of Yoga

“Jane,” like many clients, tried yoga to reduce her stress and anxiety, but she often held her breath during triggering moments,...

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