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Soda ban, fit kids are smarter, and more in This Week in the Fitness Industry

PHOTO COURTESY RUSSELL BERNICE / FLICKRNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg caused quite a stir earlier this summer when he decided to ban all fast food sodas that are larger than 16 ounces. Now with the Board of Health to vote on the measure at its Sept. 13 meeting, bigwigs like Oprah's fitness guru, hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and Weight Watchers, to name a few, have backed the mayor.

That, as well as fit kids get better test scores, Madonna unveils a workout set, Iowa school has fitness trail and new Chicago fitness event, in This Week in the Fitness Industry. Check it out here.

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