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Entries in Tabata (3)

Wednesday
Sep102014

Why are there more women in group exercise?

With 48 percent of club members male, one would think that participation in group exercise classes would also be split down the middle.

Surprisingly, according to the latest IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report, only 38% of group exercise participants are men. And, seeing options like yoga and spinning can often see numbers closer to a 50-50 split, other options like Zumba, P90X, Tabata and others have 3-to-1 or even 4-to-1 women-to-men ratios.

So, why the discrepancy? And, does it really even matter?

Read on to see what club managers think, and their suggestions.

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Wednesday
Jun122013

High intensity workouts see results, popularity

David Castillo Dominici image, FreeDigitalPhotos.netThe studies, research and personal testimonies are all out there. So, it looks like high intensity interval workouts here to stay and apparently a healthy way to exercise.

Of course, that doesn’t mean low intensity or endurance programs should be, or have to be, ditched entirely.

“I am certainly an advocate of high intensity workouts. It has a place in anyone’s program,” said Jessica Matthews, exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise in San Diego. “The pendulum is swinging now – many people have abandoned longer workouts and have focused solely on high intensity. But, low and moderate intensity (workouts) have benefits, too.”

Read on for the entire story.

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Wednesday
Aug012012

Train like an Olympian

PHOTO COURTESY 24 HOUR FITNESS - Kerri Walsh shows her side planks workout on the 24 Hour Fitness "teamusa" blog. Which Olympic athlete’s body do you want yours to resemble? What sport do you aspire to compete at a higher level? Do you want to be in the same shape as those you are seeing in London? 

Regardless of the answers to those questions, you can at least train like a world-class athlete. 

A quick Google search of “Olympians training regimen” will bring up pretty much any sport currently in London competing in the Olympics – track & field, fencing, water polo, beach volleyball, and more. 

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