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Entries in Senior Citizens (4)


Tips and suggestions for 55+ wanting to work out

This Week in the Fitness Industry is here and there is a wide variety of options.

If you are 55+ and are looking to work out, or want something different, there is a story with tips on workouts, trainers and more. 

Or maybe you want to know about a Massachusetts health plan that is incentivizing its members - and soon plan subscribers - to eat healthy.

Check out these stories and more in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Obesity is costing America

This Week in the Fitness Industry has a little bit of everything for the most recent version.

  • update on Nautilus and its new CEO
  • staggering expenses due to obesity epidemic
  • clubs are the best place if you are having cardiac arrest
  • equipment and technology geared toward seniors

    Read on to see more on each.

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    Growing Older with Gusto

    When it comes to today’s older adult population, one thing is becoming very clear: seniors are accomplishing more at later stages in life than their parents did. In many ways, they’re redefining the notion of aging.

    Nowhere is this fact more evident than within the realm of sports and fitness.

    Consider, for example, 71-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan. An accomplished equestrian, he’ll compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Or how about Florida’s Bernice Bates, who, at 91, is, according to the Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest yoga teacher? Then there’s 101-year-old Fauja Singh of India; just last year, he completed his seventh marathon.

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    Surf’s up for new group fitness class

    Those who always wanted to learn how to surf but either were afraid of what lies in the water or were land-locked have a new workout especially for them.

    SurfSET Fitness is a new group fitness class that, according to the founder, fits three hours of surfing into 45 minutes. A real surfboard is mounted onto inflatable bladders that move when you shift your weight.

    Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

    • Keep tabs on work-out buddies
    • Treadmill for multi-taskers
    • First Lady hopes to engage 1.7 million youth
    • High-tech assessment for senior citiizens
    • Addiction includes too much working out

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