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Entries in TRX (9)


Market for HIIT, endurance event training is on fire

KB USA KettleBellsIf the masses are flocking to a specific trend then it goes without saying that there are also companies supplying equipment to fuel the fire.

Needless to say, the high intensity interval training, and, directly related, endurance event craze, has spurred new and exciting equipment. Both well-established industry veterans and newcomers to the dance have provided the oxygen, kindling and fuel necessary to keep the blaze roaring. 

And you can certainly guess that the bottom line is burning up.

For more, read on.

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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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Trade show profile: TRX

There are many booths on the trade show floor at the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show - this year at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on March 19-22 - that it is impossible not to stop. Usually it is the throngs of attendees trying out a product.

You can put TRX as one of those booths. Whether it is TRX trainers occupying the suspension training straps or the trained staff instructing others, it is a busy area that really takes advantage of the traffic and interest at the IHRSA trade show.

This year is the seventh year for TRX at IHRSA, and with the debut of education and programming products it is sure to be crowded around booth 2224.

For more on TRX, read on.

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What workout is right for you?

In this space we talk a lot about trends and hot new workouts. But are they OK for the general public to be taking part in? 

A Fox station recently looked into different options out there – TRX Suspension Trainer, High-Intensity Interval Trainer, Minimalist Running Shoes, Digital Body Monitors, Crossfit and Myofascial Release Therapy – and gave its opinions while also experts’ analysis on each.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  • Anytime Fitness expands into Spain
  • Huffington Post round-up
  • ACAC membership drive a boon for area club
  • Trapeze workout the latest craze 

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With so many in need of getting healthier, fitness industry is thriving

Those who have never been in shape or worked out much are starting to realize there is something for them at the gym.

And that is why the fitness industry is thriving, or “recession-proof,” as Adam Sedlack, senior vice president of UFC Gym, with five California locations, said.

According to a recent report by Los Angeles-based research firm IBISWorld. The industry has grown 2.3% for the past five years, and membership has grown by 6.5 million from 2002 to 2011.

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  •  Wellness programs in one place
  • 'Garage style' training
  • Become a millionaire trainer
  • Give members perks to retain them

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