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Entries in iPhone Apps (14)


Are wearable devices on the rise?

Nowadays, you can't do a workout or take a class without someone next to you wearing a fitness device. And, more than likely there is someone who uses a fitness app to enhance their workout, push them to do a little more, or share it with friends and peers.

This Week in the Fitness Industry has devoted the entire column this week with stories on devices and apps, including a top 25 list, predictions for the future, new options out there, and research and surveys.

Read on for This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Lifting weights may help reduce diabetes risk

Any more United Kingdom-related news and information in this version of This Week in the Fitness Industry and we would have to serve you fish and chips while you read.

There is a study reported in the BBC, and news about UK chains Virgin Active and Fitness First. 

Read about it all, and more, in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Demystify workout myths

This Week in the Fitness Industry has related stories on workout myths and bad advice for fitness professionals, as well as a fitness app from a professional football player, soda size ban would target the right people, and a bricks and mortar location to learn about workout options.

Read on to learn more on all of the stories.

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New upgrades, presence on App, for Buyer's Guide

The IHRSA Buyer’s Guide is a one-stop resource for the fitness industry. It allows club owners, fitness professionals and or anyone looking for information on businesses in the industry a simple way to search, learn about options and gather information.

It is like giant trade show at your fingertips.

Read on for upgrades and more on the Buyer's Guide.

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Different ages should exercise differently

This Week in the Fitness Industry, again, has quite a variety of stories:

  • different exercises for different age groups
  • health-related apps not gaining popularity
  • midlife exercise could lessen chance of dementia
  • woman pays it forward with free classes
  • and, a round-up of this week's IHRSA blog entries 
  • Check them all out!

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