Fiber-Rich Diet May Cut Heart Attack Risk

While you already advise your members and clients to eat a healthy diet, a new study suggests that you should also encourage them to eat more fiber. The study found that a diet rich in fiber may lower the risk of heart disease in women.


A Call to Action

In 1996, when the U.S. Surgeon General’s office released the landmark report, Physical Activity and Health (released in cooperation with the CDC and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness), the health club industry was given a beacon directing it where to go. But very few clubs have successfully taken advantage of this information to create […]


Motivation to Sweat

I like to sweat. Even on days when the first part of my run is a mental tug-of-war, with one side of my brain agonizing over how much I don’t want to do this and the other side telling myself to shut up and endure it, I love the feeling I get about a mile […]


Steve’s Journal: Week Four. Part 2

Your weight has stabilized at 241 pounds for the past two weeks, but your exercise suddenly increased. Exercise has a delayed reaction on the scale, so look for your weight to budge lower in a week. Those cookies didn’t help, either.


Steve’s Journal: Week Four. Part 1

Dear Sharon and Armand, Well, this was a tough week. Skiing for the full day on Saturday and Sunday caused me to eat more. Still, I ate less than normal. My wife made her special butterscotch oatmeal cookies. Well, I did fall off the wagon for one evening. Eight of them? I couldn’t help it!


Meeting Diverse Needs

Our industry has seen a lot of changes in the past couple of decades, but perhaps one of the most profound is the diversity of clientele we serve. Gone are the days when gym-buffs were the 20- and 30-somethings who fit the “fit” stereotype still often portrayed in fitness center ads. Today, we must not […]


Redefining ‘Health’ Redefines Clubs

Everyone knows that if you stand still the world will pass you by. Yet some successful entrepreneurs have not needed to run to keep up with the world; just a shrewd sidestep into a main current positioned them to be swept on to success.


World Impact of a Working Mother

Montessori’s passionate work took her around the world many times, traveling with her son, speaking as an advocate for children and overseeing the thousands of schools using her teaching methods. In 1929 Montessori and her son created the Association Montessori Internationale to support Montessori schools worldwide and regulate teacher quality. Montessori believed that peace might […]


Ohhh Kentuckeeeeā€¦ Part 2

At first we thought the problem might be with our connections at this end. Interestingly, however, we have found that we CAN access governmental sites in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, and West Virginia. We did not try more because we have fairly well ringed the Commonwealth and tossed in a couple of […]


Ohhh Kentuckeeeeā€¦ Part 1

To the Powers That Be, Probably in Frankfort, To paraphrase a character in “Kentucky Fried Movie, “we mean no harm to your Commonwealth.” Presumably, based upon recent experiences here, someone in your Technology Department has taken measures to insure that no foreign born viruses enter into and corrupt your server.