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What workout is right for you?

In this space we talk a lot about trends and hot new workouts. But are they OK for the general public to be taking part in? 

A Fox station recently looked into different options out there – TRX Suspension Trainer, High-Intensity Interval Trainer, Minimalist Running Shoes, Digital Body Monitors, Crossfit and Myofascial Release Therapy – and gave its opinions while also experts’ analysis on each. 

Huffington Post blog has many fitness options

Looking for the Wal-Mart of websites for all of your health and fitness needs in one place?

The Huffington Post isn’t the first place you would think of, but on its Health Blog Roundup this week it has links to stories on health and yoga retreats, how to prepare for a marathon and good music playlists for a 5K.

You can’t find all of that anywhere else.

Anytime Fitness is now in Spain

You don’t become the world’s biggest fitness franchise by not thinking big.

Anytime Fitness just expanded into its 12th country with a new facility in Spain, just outside of Barcelona. It is the first of three corporate-owned facilities in Spain, before Anytime will start granting franchises in 2013 to qualified applicants.

The Minnesota-based company now has opened 100 international clubs in the past year and it nearing its 2,000th.

Flying high with a trapeze workout (Huffington Post)

Add another workout craze that is starting to gain popularity: trapeze workouts.

It isn’t going to get you in tip-top shape like Crossfit or a personal trainer, but it will make you stronger, pretty much in the upper body and core. And the confidence it gives you could translate into pushing yourself the extra mile, additional set or ability to try another workout you may never have considered.

Membership drive nets $29K for Boys & Girls Club

The recent ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers’ membership drive, 25 Days for 25 Dollars, was a win-win-win situation.

Not only did the clubs benefit, but those who joined will become healthier by working out a club. The third winner was the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, which recieved 100% of money raised.

ACAC Owner Phil Wendel presented the check for $23,590 on Wednesday.



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