SANTA RITA, GUAM—Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry Scott stressed the importance of physical readiness for all sailors, and announced the development of a revision to the Physical Readiness Program instruction during an all-hands call aboard Naval Base Guam in early April.
PHOENIX—The city of Phoenix and Arizona State University West (ASU West) started construction in April on a $3 million, 40-acre community park that will benefit both area residents and ASU West students.
BOSTON – In its inaugural year, I Lost It at the Club!, a fitness industry weight loss initiative coordinated by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and sponsored by equipment manufacturer Life Fitness, helped more than 6,500 participating health club members lose 12 tons (25,587 pounds) of excess weight. Six hundred and fifty IHRSA member health clubs participated in the eight-week program, which began on Jan. 10, 2005.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— As President Bush threatens to cut the entire Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress (PEP) bill by 2008, PE activists are gearing up with lobbying efforts to promote and encourage funding for children’s physical activity.
24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc. and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, have signed a definitive agreement for Forstmann Little to acquire 24 Hour Fitness. The value of the transaction is approximately $1.6 billion.
CHICAGO -- Obesity is dangerous, but it may not be as life threatening as health professionals once thought. Compared with normal weight, a person who is overweight or underweight has an increased risk of death, although that risk appears to have decreased in recent years for obesity, according to a study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health.
CHICAGO--Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. has begun a sale process for its Crunch Fitness clubs to be conducted by The Blackstone Group L.P.
DULTUH, MN—Earlier this week, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) broke ground on a $13 million Sports and Health Center addition to benefit the school’s 10,000 students and to draw in more recruits.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO—Airmen have been plugging away at the new fitness test for more than a year now, but they are not alone in the quest to increase their activity level on a regular basis – Air Force Space Command children are also upping their fitness levels.
EAST LANSING, MI-- Very few Americans are doing all they can to maintain a healthy life. Researchers found that only 3 percent undertook four basic steps that define a healthy lifestyle – not smoking, holding weight down, eating right and exercising.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-- The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently inducted four coaches into its Coach Practitioner Distinction Program recognizing their hard work and dedication to the profession of strength training and athletic conditioning.
BETHESDA, MD—National Naval Medical Center’s health experts recently advised sailors of the risks associated with strenuous exercise in the summer heat, according to a Navy report.
YONKERS, NY— If you want to lose weight and stay on track, Weight Watchers might be the program for you—that’s what the latest issue of Consumer Reports (CR) found when it tracked the nine most popular diets.