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Entries in Octane Fitness (6)


Get in the zone with Immersive Fitness by Les Mills

Photo courtesy Les Mills YouTube channelYeah, we know we say this all of the time, but, really, this may be one of the more diverse editions of This Week in the Fitness Industry. To wit:

  • Les Mills workout puts you 'in the zone'
  • Iraq vet becomes personal trainer to help others
  • Health club chain offering chance to meet KISS
  • Private equity firm sells off clubs

More on each can be found at This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Promoting exercise, one sport and one week at a time

Do you want to learn about hoq equipment companies make working for them enjoyable? Maybe you are interested in an Australian couple who are taking their son on a 50-week journey to try 50 different sports in order to teach him, and anyone else, the importance of exercise? 

That isn't all. We have a story about how exercising can help smokers stop. Finally, Dutch speedskaing may be the inspiration for the next big fitness class.

Read more on all of these in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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This is no Jane Fonda workout

This Week in the Fitness Inustry is designed to keep you informed of what is happening in the industry - just as the title suggests.

We at IHRSA feel that this week we are doing that. Consider us your weekly fitness industry news feed all wrapped up nicely in one alert.

How is this for some big names this week: David Patchell-Evans Octane Fitness, David Lloyd Leisure, Henry Polessky and Skrillex. The last one is big pretty much everywhere but the fitness industry ... for now.

Read This Week in the Fitness Industry to see what was going on this week.

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Octane ellipticals are above the standard

The Octane Fitness booth at the NEHRSA/IHRSA trade show.

This Week in the Fitness Industry has a little bit of everything, including industry news, apparel companies diversifying, freebies for working out, and a trend spawned from a yoga workout.

Here is what we have:

  • Under Armour to acquire fitness tracking company
  • Hot cycling is on fire
  • More Best Buys for Octane
  • Free ride on Moscow subway for doing 30 squats.

Read on to see more in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Making gyms less intimidating is always being considered

We have all had the fear at least one time during our gym experience. It may have been before you joined, or maybe after stepping through the doors and seeing others working out. 

Being intimidated at, or by, the gym is nothing new nor is it surprising. There are many ways to be apprehensive about what you may think is being or looked at or judged by others. 

Loud music, bulging muscles everywhere you look, in-your-face employees or members pressuring you to finish your set can certainly cause beads of sweat to form on your brow and result in an early exit, and possibly never to return. 

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