More studies are revealing the effectiveness of wearing face coverings to stem the spread of COVID-19. Learn what researchers are discovering as you develop your health club's mask policy.
Alexandra Black Larcom
Some media outlets have reported findings of a new study suggesting gyms are a high-risk venue for COVID-19 transmission, but the key findings of this study point to a different conclusion, namely that gyms are less risky than many other indoor places studied and capacity limits are an effective means to reduce transmission while mitigating economic harm.
The potential airborne transmission of a virus makes your health club's HVAC and filtration systems extremely important—especially as the seasons begin to change. Learn what you can do to mitigate aerosol spread by implementing new strategies at your facility.
We review three studies showing how physical activity positively impacts overall health in the general population, cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, and quality of life in breast cancer patients.
There’s been an outbreak of COVID linked to a spin studio in Canada. It has the markers to look like a superspreader event with at least 50 cases tied to the studio. The studio was following Provincial protocols and has been working with the local public health authorities to investigate the cause, and steps moving forward.
In an ongoing study at the University of Florida, researchers are conducting air quality tests to determine if SARS-CoV-2 is detectable in aerosol form. Findings from multiple samplings at Gainesville Health and Fitness show no detectable SARS-CoV-2 present.
What does social distancing mean and how to implement it in your fitness facility as you consider reopening.
We review three studies showing how physical activity provides benefits to people with chronic disease, Parkinson's disease, and gestational diabetes.
A recent CDC study has been misconstrued to support the argument that gyms along with bars and restaurants are high-risk settings for transmission of COVID-19. In fact, the study found no statistically significant link between COVID-19 test results and visiting a gym (among other community activities).
The IHRSA Foundation, jointly with ACE, have been approved for our first ever grant funding through the Special Olympics Inclusive Health Innovation Grant, supported by the CDC. The project will focus on supporting and facilitating the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in fitness and sport.