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Entries in Crossfit (9)

Friday
Aug152014

Sitting at work may be worse than smoking

Sorry we missed you last week. We were getting our education on at the IHRSA Institute.

Maybe this week will make up for it:

  • standing while you work
  • CrossFit dating game
  • fitness retreats popularity
  • best fitness Twitter accounts

Check them all out in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Wednesday
May142014

Members tell us how they'd spend $25K windfall

It is every business owner’s dream – a big chunk of change pretty much falls from the sky. The only caveat is it has to be used for the place of business.

Seems very unlikely, of course, but it certainly is fun to think about. Plus, with the options wide open, it also may tell you a little something about yourself.

Since the money can be used in a few different areas – necessities that you would have put money toward anyway, extras you’ve always wanted but never could squeeze it in a line item in the capital improvements budget, professional development, building up-keep and add-ons, and advertising/marketing, to name a few.

Interestingly, we posed this question – free $25,000 to be used in the club - to member clubs and got answers that touched on different areas the respondents would designate the windfall.

What do you think the answers were? Read on to see.

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Friday
Feb212014

New CrossFit documentary is out

David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.netThis Week in the Fitness Industry has stories on four big-wigs in the industry.

Two entries look at companies that are stronger than ever, while another company and its brand is super-hot. Finally, the last story is about an organization that is trying show the personal stories of its members.

Check out This Week in the Fitness Industry and stories on Technogym, CrossFit, American Council oin Exercise and Apple.

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Friday
Dec132013

Opinions on top fitness industry trends differ

We have lists, studies and recess. Yeah, I said "recess."

This Week in the Fitness Industry has a collection of top 2014 trend lists, a new class modeled after elementary school recess, a study on cardio vs. weight training, and fitness club job prospects.

Check them all out here.

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Friday
Aug172012

Doctor wants sedentary lifestyles to be considered a medical condition

Contrary to popular belief, a sedentary lifestyle is not limited to the obese. Being inactive can result in diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other health problems.

A Mayo Clinic researcher explains that those who work in an office setting and patients who are immobilized, among others, can be put into this category.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Indusry:

  • CrossFit owners going through divorce
  • New preisdent at Equinox
  • Outdoor classes illegal in D.C.
  • New bells and whistles for club management software 

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