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You have to manually plug the wristband in to your smartphone. The calorie counter If you want to track your calorie burn as accurately as possible, the Body Media Fit Link ($149) is for you. That's why contestants on "The Biggest Loser" depend on the device. In addition to an accelerometer -- which measures the acceleration of your body, based on movement and gravity, and converts that data into information on steps taken, distance and calories burned -- the Link uses body sensors to measure heat flux, skin temperature and sweat to capture more than 5,000 data points every minute. The sensors make it more accurate measuring calorie expenditure than other fitness monitors, especially for non-step-based activities. <br>Source: http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/article/9525556/espnw-awake-asleep-handy-fitness-monitors-help-achieve-your-nutritional-training-goals





Meet the world's fastest growing fitness chain



To be sure, Anytime Fitness' ascendance coincides with a boom in the fitness club industry as a whole, with membership expected to reach an all-time high of 52 million in 2013, according to research from IBISWorld. Revenues for gym, health, and fitness clubs in 2013 are estimated to reach a record high of $25.9 billion. Anytime Fitness has seen revenues grow by 80% in the last five years to more than $484 million at the end of 2012, and Runyon anticipates system-wide revenue exceeding $600 million at the end of this year. So what has fueled Anytime's impressive growth? Pete Moore, founder and managing director of consulting firm and market research firm Integrity Square, thinks it's not just the relaxed atmosphere, pointing instead to its monthly membership costs and 24/7 operating hours model. "Anytime came in charging an inexpensive $35-$55 a month and stripped down labor costs by having the gyms staffed for a certain number of hours, but allowing members to come and go when they like." Future issues for Anytime Fitness are the same that have plagued the fitness industry as a whole: stagnation and diversification. The industry's memberships and revenue have flat-lined since 2011, and while growth is expected within the next few years, it will be at a slower rate than before. <br>Source: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/31/anytime-fitness/?section=money_topstories





Orangetheory® Fitness Set to Revolutionize Atlanta Workouts



CDT, July 31, 2013 Recently Chicago Tribune reporter, Mitch Smith, wrote an article entitled Overweight Military Recruits a Concern . The article states, military leaders say the obesity epidemic also poses real - but too often overlooked problems to national security. The article goes on to state, that today thousands of otherwise qualified young men and women are turned away from military service because of their weight. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, who is also a member of a group called Mission: Readiness, stated, By the time a young man or woman shows up, 17 or 18 years old, if theyve been living that unhealthy lifestyle, theyre not going to turn it around in a month. Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 18 percent of children aged 6-18 are obese. Both physical fitness and good nutrition are important for combatting obesity. With that in mind, Representative Ives is organizing a Health and Fitness Boot Camp for children in her district, ages 8-12. The event will be held at Cantigny Park on Tuesday, August 6 from 9am to noon. <br>Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/wheaton/community/chi-ugc-article-ives-promotes-fitness-and-health-with-boot-c-2013-07-31,0,6808009.story





Fitness facelift



15-18 at the Peabody in Orlando, will feature actress-comedian and The View co-host Sherri Shepherd as its keynote speaker, plus live musical entertainment in two concert settings. Shepherd, who also competed on Dancing With the Stars and wrote the bestselling healthy-living book Plan D, will kick off the convention Thursday, Aug. 15 by talking about how fitness plays a starring role in her life. Later Thursday is the Zumba Fitness Concert, which will feature the Radio City Rockettes, Jamaican artist Sean Paul, who will perform a new song, actress-singer Victoria Justice, who will perform her new song Shake, which will be released through Zumba Fitness music platform, and Brazilian pop artist Claudia Leitte, who is broadening her reach to an international audience with a partnership with Zumba Fitness. Sherri Shepherd is the keynote speaker at the 2013 Zumba Instructor Convention. Photo credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for BET Sean Paul also headlines the Friday night Fashion Walk and Zumba Live concert, which also features Norwegian pop singer Adelen, whose song Bombo hit No. 2 on iTunes Norway. <br>Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/zumba-news-2013-convention-lineup-fitness-concerts-new-game





Zumba news: 2013 convention lineup, Fitness Concerts, new game (Video)



Personal trainers have been involved in liability suits for issues such as sexual harassment, and physical injuries. A trainer was even found responsible for a member's death because of inappropriate dietary advice. When trainers are sued, so are the clubs they work at, as owners can be held liable for their trainers' behavior. Contracted fitness instructors are not automatically covered under the owner's liability policy, Owners should ensure that their insurance policy automatically includes "additional insureds," such as instructors, trainers and members. 5. Losses from emergencies. Explosions, acts of violence, shootings, sexual abuse and outbreaks of diseases have taken place at fitness centers. <br>Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/five-hidden-risks-faced-fitness-133000037.html





Ives Promotes Fitness and Health with ‘Boot Camp for Kids’



As cardio rooms one and two available, the gym will be installing "Fitness on Request" kiosks, which contain pre-loaded workouts led by a virtual instructor into cardio room one. Room two will be turned into a new family play area, freeing up the third racquet ball court. The virtual instructor kiosk will offer classes such as spin, step and aerobic classes. "You can take the classes as a group or as an individual," said Pilawski. With the current spin room available as well, an additional virtual instructor kiosk will be installed and the room will be converted books by shin ohtake into an additional aerobics room, similar to the one currently existing on the second floor. <br>Source: http://www.macdill.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123357935



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