24 Hour Fitness Names Elizabeth Blair As President And Ceo

‘When they first come in, I can see them walking how I used to walk and they lack a full range of movement.’ Loretta’s own route to fitness started more than a decade ago when she qualified as a fitness source instructor. But an unhealthy diet led to her piling on the pounds and eventually, she was so overweight she was told that she would need a gastric band. Even after the band had been fitted, her weight continued to yo-yo because, as she puts it, ‘you can eat anything, really. Even unhealthy stuff like chocolate.’ Lauretta said people are sometimes surprised to see someone of her size leading a class but she points out that you don’t always have to be slim to be fit ‘My weight went up and down,’ she explains. ‘I needed to do more than diet.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2419014/The-plus-size-instructor-bringing-big-booty-ful-fitness-classes-obese-women.html

International Fitness Trainer Modu Seye Raises 1 Million CFA for Vivre Ensemble

Jetts has 217 clubs and more than 200,000 members. ”There is definitely a change in the market trend overall,” said Justin McDonell, co-owner of Anytime Fitness. ”In the future, I think we can safely say that 24/7 facilities and extended opening hours will be more present and widely available.” This growth has created ”new challenges” for Fitness First. This year, the franchise lost $35.4 million, the IBISWorld report says. ”New competition introduces new challenges,” Fitness First managing director Pete Manuel said.
Source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fitness-rivals-forced-to-get-flexible-after-a-boom-in-24hour-gyms-20130913-2tq9r.html

Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Working on your fitness? Cruise ship gyms can help Experience Cruise editors 5:17 p.m. EDT September 13, 2013 Avalon Tranquility’s fitness room makes great use of space aboard the small river ship. Avalon Waterways Avalon makes sure the small fitness center is still inviting by providing portholes to let in light and to provide a view. Imagine seeing the Rhone River as you work out! Avalon Waterways Carnival Magic offers a Vita Course, which encourages a full body workout by providing multiple different workout stations. Carnival Cruise Line Inside, Carnival Sunshine’s Fitness Center looks like many you may find on land. Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Victory offers a jogging deck with spectacular ocean views. Carnival Cruise Line Celebrity Reflection’s gym offers ocean views while you’re running on the treadmill. Simon Brooke-Webb Celebrity Reflection’s gym isn’t just for cardio-lovers.
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Fitness rivals forced to get flexible after a boom in 24-hour gyms

on September 13, 2013 New research finds that physical fitness can enhance learning and memory in children. In their studies, investigators from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that aeorobic capacity or level of fitness was particularly linked to improvements in learning a challenging task. The research is published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the study,48 children aged nine to ten were asked to memorize names and locations on a fictitious map, either only by studying the information or being tested on the material as they studied. Half the children were in the top 30 percent of their age group on a test measuring aerobic fitness, while the other half scored in the lowest 30 percent. When asked to recollect the information studied, children who were fitter performed better than those who were not as fit.
Source: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/09/13/aerobic-fitness-can-boost-brain-power-in-kids/59485.html

Working on your fitness? Cruise ship gyms can help

Finance Sat, Sep 14, 2013, 2:56 AM EDT – U.S. Markets closed 24 Hour Fitness Names Elizabeth Blair as President and CEO Press Release: 24 Hour Fitness 15 hours ago Print SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Board of Directors of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today announced the election of Elizabeth Blair as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Blair previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of 24 Hour Fitness.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/24-hour-fitness-names-elizabeth-153000826.html

Rock the bells: Kettlebell fitness craze lifts off

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Rock the bells: Kettlebell fitness craze lifts off Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star 7:59 p.m. EDT September 11, 2013 Workouts using the weighted balls dovetail with the high intensity exercise trend. Andrea Mackenzie, Fishers, participates in a KettleWorX class lead by Laura Wilson on Sept. 3, 2013 at Life Time Fitness in Fishers, Ind. (Photo: Gannett/Doug McSchooler, The Indianapolis Star) Story Highlights Modern kettlebells descend from Russian version in 1700s Indianapolis home to two master instructors Intense workout can burn about 600 calories a half-hour SHARE 230 CONNECT 30 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The Indianapolis Colts do it.
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Aerobic Fitness Can Boost Brain Power in Kids

There will also be the usual evaluation tools that include Army physical fitness test scores as well as weight and body-fat measurements. Military “Power, Performance and Prevention,” or MP3, tests will be administered as well. With MP3, the Army tests a Soldier’s flexibility, power, balance, strength and coordination with the goal of predicting the risk they might have for musculoskeletal injuries. Soldiers will also be tested before and after using a not-yet Army-wide released version of the “Global Assessment Tool 2,” which is similar to the current GAT, but which now includes Performance Triad survey questions, Andrews said. In addition to GAT2, Soldiers will complete a knowledge and attitudes survey before and after the pilot which will help measure the effects of the Performance Triad. Besides that there will be regular discussions with the Soldiers and unit leadership to get their feedback on how the program is doing. “One of the things we’ll be looking at in the feedback is seeing what the co-worker effects are,” she said, explaining that these are secondary effects of the training Soldiers might provide to friends and family members.
Source: http://www.army.mil/article/111296/Fitness_initiative_to_get_rigorous_check_ups/

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