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Study: exercise may be more important than being thin

It is Friday so it must be time for This Week in the Fitness Industry. Here is what we have for you:

  • Healthy is better than thin
  • Inspirational message misinterpreted
  • Zumba video game
  • Mexico hopes tax will lover obesity 

Read on to read more on each.

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No more free classes in city parks?

After a week layoff - sorry, loyal fans - This Week in the Fitness Industry is back. Here is what is on the menu:

  • California city mulling charges for outdoor workouts
  • Treadmill check engine light
  • Top trainer announced
  • Pros and cons of fitness tax credit in Canada 

For more on each story, click here.

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You’ll love this high-energy tennis workout

There is no question that a tennis match can give as good of a workout that you can find at a gym. How about a new trend that combines the two – cardio tennis?

The one-hour session is done to music and includes hitting balls, agility ladders, skipping ropes and sideline drills.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:


  • Defining your club's brand
  • Anti-gravity yoga
  • California looking to tax clubs
  • Fitness marketing expert publishes eBook
  • Green idea while working out

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