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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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Graduate-level education, close-knit setting at IHRSA Institute 

IHRSA Institute classroomIHRSA offers a plenty of resources and events for anyone in the fitness industry. No matter what level you are at and what department you work in, there is a webinar, publication, education session at a convention, and research for everyone.

But for those looking to get to the next level in the fitness industry, there is the IHRSA Institute.

The Institute, on hiatus for four years, is back. It is scheduled for Aug. 5-8 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School on the University of North Carolina campus.

Read on to see who the Institute is suited for and what is offered.

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New Latin American Report unveiled; shows growth potential in key markets

Joe Moore, IHRSA CEO, announces the new, The IHRSA Latin American Report: Size & Scope of Key Health Club Markets, at IHRSA/Fitness Brasil Conference and Trade Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released The IHRSA Latin American Report: Size & Scope of Key Health Club Markets, sponsored by Hoist Fitness. This research publication, the first of its kind, was produced in collaboration with Mercado Fitness (Argentina) and supported by Fitness Brasil.

IHRSA president & CEO Joe Moore introduced the report this morning during his opening presentation at the 13th Annual IHRSA/Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference and Trade Show in São Paulo.

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Change your workout routine to avoid stagnation

It is easy to grow tired of your workout, especially if you have been doing it for some time or have hit a plateau. And it is easy to make excuses to not go to the gym. 

Sometimes slight alterations can make all the difference in the world.

Changes can be trying a new cardiovascular machine or changing your sets or reps, or to get back in the routine to simply plan ahead.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  • Michelle Obama touts Let's Move
  • 102-year-old often seen at the gym
  • Workout toys for kids
  • New fitness trends
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This Week in Fitness: Exercise, weight loss assist in mobility for Type 2 diabetes sufferers

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that exercise and weight loss could help alleviate mobility issues among older overweight individuals with Type 2 diabetes.

Also in This Week in Fitness

  • Hunger Games is inspiring workouts
  • announces 7 hot trends in fitness classes for the spring 
  • Arizona gym offering workouts via Skype
  • High schoolers get cardio, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance with health club-like gym class

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