Octane ellipticals are above the standard
Fri, November 15, 2013 at 15:32
IHRSA in Obesity, Octane Fitness, This Week in the Fitness Industry, Under Armour, hot cycling

The Octane Fitness booth at the NEHRSA/IHRSA trade show.It is going to be a good year for Octane Fitness ellipticals. FitnessProfessorReview.com tabbed nine different machines as Best Buy award winners for 2013-14. 

The accolades is noting new for Brooklyn Park, Minn., company. It has captured the most Best Buys from FitnessProfessorReview since it started handing out the recognition. And since 2003 it has 70 Best Buys from publications, consumer organizations and specialty fitness retailers.

One model in particular is on fire – the Q47ci has been tabbed as the overall Best Elliptical for seven consecutive years, with the adjustable stride, Cross Circuit combined cardio and strength routine, and MultiGrip handlebars among the features being singled out.

Octane Fitness ellipticals gaining more praise (PRWeb)

One way to get society in shape

Most people will do something if in return it gets them something for free.

Using this philosophy maybe what Russia is doing in preparation for the Sochi Olympics could work around the world to help combat the obesity epidemic.

The Moscow subway station installed machines that will give away a free ticket if you do 30 squats. 

30 squats = subway ticket (Mashable)


First hot Hot Bikram, not hot cycling

It’s probably not too often that a gym craze came from yoga. But, that is exactly how hot cycling originated, a natural progression from Hot Bikram yoga.

Like the yoga version, hot cycling is done in a room in the mid-80s to low 90s, and according to advocates it is a better workout. They saw that the hotter temperatures burn more calories.

The American College of Sports Medicine isn’t so quick to support it. It recommends the temperature in the room be in the low 70s.

Hot cycling is on fire (CBS New York)


Under Armour getting into fitness tracking

Under Armour has made a meteoric rise in fitness apparel since it came onto the market in 1997. After 10 years it branched out to sneakers and the popularity certainly didn’t wane.

Now the Baltimore-based company is spreading out again, this time in fitness tracking after it recently acquired one of the big names in the game in MapMyFitness.

MapMyFitness has a variety of websites and mobile apps, including MapMyRun and MapMyRide, which allows users to map record and share their workouts.

"We will build on the community of over 20 million registered users that MapMyFitness has cultivated in the connected fitness space, and together we will serve as a destination for the measurement and analytics needs of all athletes,” said Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour.

MapMyFitness will run as a subsidiary of Under Armour.

MapMyFitness in Under Armour family (PR Newswire)



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